In this pureMix.net exclusive, you'll join Andrew Scheps at Abbey Road in The Penthouse Dolby Atmos mixing room as he explains his thought process for mixing in Dolby Atmos and breaks down his Atmos mix of the hit song "Movement" by Hozier.
You will be listening to the Binaural Render of the Atmos mix. Headphones are required.
Watch as Andrew:
Deconstructs each piece of his Atmos mixing template and explains the process he went through to build it
Discusses how he approached this Atmos mix from stems instead of redoing the mix from the original Pro Tools multitrack session.
Explains the conversation that he has with every artist before starting an Atmos mix
Explains how and why he sets up the Binaural render modes inside of the Pro Tools session instead of the Dolby Renderer
Discusses his object-based Mix bus
Demonstrates how he uses divergence to send a small amount of signal to the center channel to refocus instruments like Kick, Bass, and the Lead Vocal
Shows how he uses a discrete send to the LFE channel instead of using the LFE for bass management
Uses Leapwing's Center One to get signal to the center channel without destroying the width of a stereo track
Uses NUGEN Audio's Halo Upmix to preserve the same spread and sound of a signal no matter how it will crash down to match the user's playback system
Discusses how we interpret directional sound, and how timbre changes as panning happens are necessary for Binaural rendering to achieve the sensation of audio surrounding you
Uses NUGEN AUDIO Halo Upmix in a different way to spread the vocal stem printed with effects from the stereo mix across the back wall
Explains why he "sticks to the walls" to avoid playback issues on different systems
Shows how he created his Atmos effect returns with reverbs, autopanners, slap delays, and more
Demonstrates his Pinpoint Reverb send, which he uses for a point source reverb that follows the main source, or exists in its own space elsewhere in the Atmos canvas
Explains why background vocals still work well when panned to the back and how our brains interpret audio signals that come from behind us
This is your chance to join Andrew Scheps as he explains his approach to mixing in Dolby Atmos. Only on pureMix.net
audioseabass •Saturday, October 7, 2023
Pure Genius!!! I think your OBED_R and OBED_C tracks are backwards as far as the label on the track? Which i'm sure you already know. Thank you for this video! Probably one of if not the smartest man in our industry.
Tula •Monday, May 8, 2023
MermaiD030 •Saturday, April 15, 2023
guero •Thursday, March 30, 2023
Like always, very good in explaining in detail every single topic, Thank you Andrew !! It would be nice to see a video when you are mixing an Atmos mix just to see the process while you are at it, for some of us that are just getting into Dolby Atmos mixing. Once again thanks for these videos with all these gems !!
shanegrush •Saturday, September 3, 2022
Thanks for this great walkthrough, Mr. Scheps! Will there ever be a template download for your Atmos template like we've had on the stereo side of things?
I believe I understand the mono OBED Aux routings, but for some reason, I'm unclear on the Atmos Mix Busses, their inputs, and how they dance with each other. For example, the 7.0.2 Router input isn't shown. I know the output is discussed, but I'd love to take in the entire signal flow.
MarcoPolo •Sunday, July 3, 2022
Great combo of Atmos-centric videos from Andrew. I’m struck by how this is exponentially more complex than mixing in stereo — both technically and artistically. Looking forward to experiencing some great Atmos mixes in a well-calibrated and good sounding room. Thanks, pureMix!
ydemierre •Saturday, July 2, 2022
As always you managed to create a template that is smart and effective. A lot of “food for thoughts” on the all approach to Atmos mixing .