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Could Dance Music Be Heading Toward Dolby Atmos 3D Sound?

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In a world of technological breakthroughs, everyone in the music scene is always trying to push the envelop of production and sound. The latest in technological advances is the introduction of 3D Immersive sound. Trance DJ Matt Darey is breaking boundaries in home listening music after producing a track in Dolby 7.1.4 3D that one can experience and listen to through headphones.

This breakthrough comes after Dolby launched their Atmos sound system. Atmos is a 3D sound experience in which you can hear all sounds as individual objects, also known as object-oriented audio.  Unlike traditional surround sound, Dolby has taken things to a whole new level.

At first used for movies, Dolby soon moved into a different scene when the club Ministry of Sound in London introduced a brand new soundsystem created specifically for Atmos. Artists are able to move more freely, produce sets that are immersive and in essence 3D sounding. Patrons get to experience the distinguishing sounds and hear live music like they never have before.

Matt Darey has been playing multiple sets with the Atmos system, and is deciding to take things to the next level. Using the same technology, he decided to make a headphone friendly 3D immersive track. The track, when played through headphones has synths spinning around your head, in a quite ambient and relaxing manner.

This kind of music will probably continue to release as more artists catch on, and experience Dolby Atmos in a live setting. Atmos is already moving into the United States at the Sound Bar Club in Chicago. Artist such as Nero, Arty, Infected Mushroom, and more have shows coming up there. As more artists start performing with the Atmos systems, one can only hope it will expand to more clubs across the world.

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Do you think that Seattle should introduce a Dolby Atmos system into one of their clubs? Which club would you most hope to see it at? Who would you like to see create some 3D immersive tracks? Comment below and let us know.


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Hey I'm Jonathan, I'm 23 years old, and live in Bothell, Wa. I've been listening to dance music now for almost 12 years now and have been raving for about 5. My favorite genres are trance, deep/progressive house, and techno.

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