Dolby Atmos music just went to another level, and I’ve never heard anything like it

Review from Sound+Image magazine


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This feature originally appeared in Sound+Picture magazine, Australian sister publication of Which Hi-Fi?. Click here for more information Sound+Pictureincluding digital editions and details on how to subscribe.

Long before Apple brought spatial audio to the masses (and blessed the company for it), in those forgotten days before anyone believed that a surround effect could be convincingly delivered by stereo headphones (and shockingly, there are still those who cling to this heretical notion ), before standards for surround sound in movies were even agreed upon, there was already multi-channel music.

Multitrack recording in the 1960s led to multi-channel mixing in the 1970s, and 50 years ago you could choose between a stereo LP of “The Dark Side of the Moon” or the quadraphonic release that would play from every corner of the room – provided, of course, that you had a compatible system.

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