Andrew Scheps Introduction to Dolby Atmos

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World-Renowned mixing engineer Andrew Scheps is back. And this time, he has an INSANE amount of speakers surrounding him to explain how to mix music in Dolby Atmos.

In this exclusive, you'll sit next to Andrew Scheps as he explains everything from how to configure a Dolby Atmos mixing room setup and Dolby Atmos Renderer to how he ensures that the artist can listen to the final product.

Watch As Andrew:

  • Discusses the different speaker configurations available in Dolby Atmos
  • Discusses the difference between phantom center and true center
  • Breaks down the Dolby Renderer
  • Explains how room calibration and time alignment of the speaker system is done and techniques you can try at home
  • Clarifies the "Crashdown" process done by the Dolby Atmos renderer to playback on smaller systems
  • Demonstrates Object-based panning
  • Explains the ADM File format
  • Discusses loudness levels in Dolby Atmos
  • Demonstrates how to save the binaural settings inside of the Pro Tools session and send timecode to the Dolby renderer
  • Discuss how Dolby Atmos Binaural Rendering works
  • Explains where "Acoustically Compromising Positions" are in the Dolby Atmos soundfield
  • Discusses different I/O setups
  • Explains the different steps of mixing in Atmos
  • Discusses mastering for Dolby Atmos
  • Talks about mixing in Dolby Atmos with the multitrack vs. stems
  • Teaches how to deliver the master ADM file
  • Explains why exporting for Apple Music is a different process and how to listen to it
  • Discusses how he explains the Dolby Atmos version to the artist and ensures they listen to it properly

Join Andrew Scheps as he explains the intricacies of mixing music in Dolby Atmos. Only on

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  • Dolby Atmos Renderer
  • Fab Filter Pro-L2
  • Decibel
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Andrew Scheps

Andrew Scheps is a music producer, mixing engineer and record label owner based in the United Kingdom. He has received Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album for his work on Red Hot Chili Peppers' Stadium Arcadium, Album Of The Year for Adele's 21, and also Best Reggae Album for Ziggy Marley's Fly Rasta.

Andrew started as a musician, but found that what he enjoyed most was working behind the scenes. This led him to study recording at the University of Miami. After graduating, he spent some time working for Synclavier, and then on the road with Stevie Wonder (as a keyboard tech) and Michael Jackson (mixing live sound). But he found his home in the studio, and he honed his craft working for producers such as Rob Cavallo, Don Was and Rick Rubin.

Andrew collaborated with Waves in order to create his own line of plug-ins which include the Scheps 73 EQ and the Scheps Parallel Particles.

Andrew is one of the best known mixing engineers in the world, well-known for his Rear Bus mixing techniques that he developed working on his 64 input Neve 8068 console and his love for distortion of any kind. If you are watching pureMix videos you will see that he managed to carry his analog sound signature over to a fully portable digital rig. These days, Andrew mixes completely In The Box as it allows him much greater flexibility and the ability to work on several project simultaneously.



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2022 Jul 04
hello it is possible to have the translation in french please
2022 Jun 27
Best explainer of Atmos I've seen to date on the internet. Andrew is truly a gifted teacher! Next please come up with a video talking about the different immersive mixing techniques for music with different mix engineers. Right now no real rules but good to know the basics so you can break the rules meant to be broken.
2022 Jun 22
Thank you Andrew :) you are a true wizard. You always managed to explain complex stuff in an intelligent and insightful way that jus make sense to me. Merci!! Yann Demierre