Rolling Stones Unzipped touring exhibition gets Dolby Atmos remix

The first international touring exhibition devoted to The Rolling Stones, The Rolling Stones Unzipped, opens November 14 at the Groninger Museum in The Netherlands, and will feature Stones’ concert footage remixed in Dolby Atmos.

Working with the band’s label, Universal Music (UMG), the remix is being undertaken by Nick Reeves, staff engineer at UMG’s Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, in the PMC equipped Studio C using Dolby Atmos technology. Additional mixing is taking place at PMC own Dolby Atmos equipped Highland Park Studio in LA, California (pictured below). Matching PMC speakers will be used for the event. 

The Groninger Museum was host to a legendary concert by the band in 1999, and will house the exhibition until February 28 2021, before it sets off around the world. 

Visitors will journey through the band’s history, ending with a finale experience comprising the Stone’ 2016 Latin America tour documentary Olé, Olé, Olé plus concert footage from the group’s concert in Havana, Cuba. 

Five large screens promises to immerse fans in this multi-dimensional audio visual experience, powered by an array of PMC new Ci140 speakers and the as yet unreleased flagship active subwoofers the BST.

In total, show will deliver a 23 channel Dolby Atmos soundtrack and in excess of 20,000 watts. 

This event will mark the first public use of PMC’s Ci series, with the Ci140-XBD, custom designed for the Stones, providing the L, C, R channels. 12 channels of surround and rear effects come from the Ci140 and eight overhead channels feature the Ci65 model. Additional bass support is provided by the new BST active subwoofers.

PMC has been manufacturing professional grade studio speakers and domestic hi-fi products since 1991. Its studio monitor speakers are used around the globe for mixing and re-mixing movie soundtracks and music in multichannel audio. 

Before the unveiling of the new audio experience at The Rolling Stones Unzipped the mixes will be presented to the band and its management at PMC’s UK-based facility for approval and sign-off.

 “To be involved in a project like this, with the biggest band in the world, is a major honour for PMC,” says Maurice Patist. “Our close relationship with UMG and Dolby led to the creation of a state-of-the-art Atmos production studio at Capitol Studios, which is hailed as the reference for this kind of audio mixing. UMG will be mixing the soundtrack at Capitol and also at our own Atmos facility in Highland Park, LA, before it is replayed to the fans at this spectacular exhibition using the same speakers used for the mix. No other speaker system can get the fans nearer to the essence of the band and it is going to be a real treat for visitors.”