The impressive Atmos sound technology from Dolby has just been attached to another major firm – 'Star Trek Into Darkness.' The followup to the incredible J.J. Abrams reboot of the Star Trek franchise will take advantage of everything Atmos has to offer, immersing audiences in sound and creating pinpoint audio locations. In other words, when the Klingon Bird of Prey passes overhead, you're going to want to duck.
Last week a Japanese business news service called Diamond Online revealed that Panasonic is planning to exit the TV industry in favor of producing iPad screens. That's something we'd normally scoff at, but Panasonic hasn't expressly denied anything. Instead, the company says that these claims "are basically speculative in nature and contain a number of errors of fact or misinterpretation."
Dolby Atmos is one of the coolest things to happen to audio in a while and a technology that really helps to make movies that much more immersive. It can be found in a very limited number of theaters for showings of 'Taken 2,' and many of those that have heard it used have one big question – when can I have it in my house?
The folks at D + M and the people over at McIntosh have parted ways. In a deal that was announced earlier this week, McIntosh has been sold to an Italian company known as Fine Sounds, who own Sonus Faber, Audio Research, Wadia and Sumiko – all makers of high-end components. This puts McIntosh in fine company.
Dolby Atmos is one of those innovations that you really have to hear to appreciate. It takes care of nagging theatrical audio problems like dead spots, but it does much more than that. With Atmos, sound engineers can direct audio to specific locations and give a better immersion and feeling of movement. The technology was first shown to the public for 'Brave,' and it's coming again for 'Taken 2.' A total of 15 theaters will be using Atmos, with one in Canada and two in China also embracing Dolby's new creation. Hit the jump to see a list of theatres showing 'Taken2' in Dolby Atmos: