PMC Studio London opens to showcase the UK firm’s Dolby Atmos speakers

PMC is marking its 30th anniversary with the opening of PMC Studios London, a Dolby Atmos music mixing suite.

Based in a former piano factory in Islington, North London, the studio will act as a showroom for the UK manufacturer’s professional loudspeaker products, especially those that are particularly well suited to Dolby’s immersive audio technology. 

“The main purpose of PMC London is to introduce recording professionals to Atmos music and allow them to experience the benefits of this format through practical demonstrations,” said Chris Allen, PMC’s Business Development Manager. “It will also act as a hub where dealers and distributors can bring customers for hands-on demos of PMC products, and we will be making it available to educational facilities and other manufacturers who need a cool, exciting central London space for an audio event.”

The new site adds to PMC’s growing list of audio suites in LA, New York and Nashville and offers artists, record labels and studio pros the chance to experiment with the capabilities offered by Dolby Atmos. 

The opening of PMC Studio London was no easy task as the team had to contend with numerous lockdowns as well as social distancing rules and a lack of materials caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The project was carried out with the help of consultants JV Acoustics.

“This is an exciting development for PMC – and for the UK’s professional audio industry,” said Oliver Thomas, PMC’s Head of Design. “Dolby Atmos is already the leading immersive audio format for film and television and it is now gaining ground as a music format, with Dolby Atmos music releases now available through streaming services such as Amazon Music HD and Tidal.

“We are proud to have a close working relationship with Dolby and to have worked together on a large number of Atmos mix room projects so far. PMC has always been at the cutting edge of new technology and our professional monitoring systems are ideally suited to Atmos mix rooms.”

PMC designed one of the very first Dolby Atoms Music monitoring systems for Capitol Studios in LA back in 2017. Similar systems have since been installed in other major studios around the world including London’s Dean Street Studios, Dolby’s New York Midtown Studios and Universal Music Group’s Berry Hill Studios in Nashville.

As well as access to the company’s technical capabilities, PMC customers will also benefit from the expertise of its US president Maurice Patist. A 20-year PMC veteran and long-time advocate of Dolby Atmos Music, Patist was part of the team that remixed Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue in Dolby Atmos.

You can read more, schedule a visit and explore a 3D preview on the PMC site.