Las Vegas, NV (April 24, 2017)–Avid and Dolby have teamed to integrate native Dolby Atmos mixing into the next iteration of Pro Tools.
The announcement was made Saturday at Avid’s pre-NAB Convention event, Avid Connect; the new edition is expected to debut in Q2, 2017.
A suite of Atmos workflows will be added to Pro Tools to better facilitate work in the multi-channel and object-based audio format. New features will include built-in Atmos panning, Avid mixing control surface integration, advanced automation with the Dolby Rendering and Mastering Unit (RMU), and more.
The new software will handle Dolby Atmos 7.1.2 audio stems with built-in fold-down logic, as well as switching and automation between surround and object outputs; it will also add support for ADM BWAV files. In conjunction with the Dolby RMU, Pro Tools will synchronize audio and automation punches between input and playback modes.
Combined with Pro Tools | S6 and Pro Tools | HD, the premium suite of Dolby Atmos mixing tools delivers the most powerful, integrated and affordable solution for mixing Dolby Atmos soundtracks for theatrical releases. Dolby Atmos support for the fully cloud-enabled Pro Tools application enables customers to future proof their workflows and make mixing for immersive content a flexible, collaborative process.