I`m trying to wrap my Head around the whole Atmos topic and just bought N11 and am pretty excited.
I’ve been a huge fan of 5.1 or 7.1 Music in the past and was wondering if the end user would be able to play available atmos streamed music back on their Home Cinema surround system, or ist only possible on airpods and similar branded smaller devices ?
That would for now defeat the main selling point of dolby atmos since it is supposed to scale so well from 2 ch. up to 64 ch. big Theaters.
How could i possibly sell an atmos production to a customer when i have to tell them, that it only works on those alexa single speakers ? Did i get it all wrong or is this a very strange marketing decision ?
Of course i would also love to listen to available atmos releases on my studio setup to learn what mixing decisions do translate well etc.
The Windows Dolby Atmos decoder supposedly only works for HP’s too without headtracking.
I also consider it important that my music downmixes to older 5.1 or 7.1 Dolby True HD setups, so the listener always gets the best possible experience.
I’m also wondering if it is losless on apple music, as others have asked before. If not, that would also be a weak selling point for me as a mixing engineer.
Still i consider it an important step for HQ Music. Hopefully we’ll get there soon.