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Using music to unlock memory and identity

There’s a soundtrack to your life, from the heartbeat you heard before you were born to the favorite songs that surround you as you walk down the...

Podcast: Randy Thom on designing sound for movies

Randy Thom is one of the most acclaimed sound designers working in movies. So his take on who creates cinema’s best sound scenes may surprise you. “Most...

How Dolby Atmos goes from cinemas to living rooms

By Brett Crockett, Senior Director of Sound Technology Research If you’ve been to see a movie in Dolby Atmos®, you know that it’s a big experience. Some...

Hacking your hearing to create Dolby Atmos enabled speakers

By Brett Crockett, Senior Director of Sound Technology Research One of the things that makes Dolby Atmos movies so lifelike is their use of overhead sound. In...