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immersive audio calibration tools? (6 replies)

Kristen R
6 months ago
Kristen R 6 months ago

Today, it seems like the iAudioInterface2 is limited to outputting multichannel audio to Dolby 5.1 or DTS 6.1 via TOSlink.  Is there a workaround to allow calibration of height speakers using that interface, or using a different tool that perhaps supports immersive sound formats such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D natively via HDMI?  Recabling (remapping bed speakers to heights) between the pre-pro and the amp would do the trick, but at that point you're not calibrating the whole path.  Any suggestions?  

Gerry Lemay
6 months ago
Gerry Lemay 6 months ago

Hi Kristen,

Dolby produces a demo disc which contains the required test tones for the added speakers.  There is currently no tool that can generate and deliver these tools.  The best route for such a capability in AudioTools is through the further development of the integration with the Apple TV.  It was recently announced that a new update for the Apple TV with have Atmos capability.  

As far as the Dolby disc is concerned, my usual source for these disks is depleted.  I'll see if I can't get Dolby to provide more.  You might be able to buy one on eBay or the like in the meantime.

Gerry

Kristen R
6 months ago
Kristen R 6 months ago

Thank you Gerry, are you referring to the Dolby Atmos Blu-Ray Demo Disc (Sep 2016)?

http://www.demo-world.eu/2016/11/22/dolby-atmos-blu-ray-demo-disc-sep-2016/&newtab

Similarly, there are demo discs for Auro-3D and DTS:X:

http://www.demo-world.eu/2017/06/13/auro-3d-demonstration-disc-vol-2/&newtab
http://www.demo-world.eu/2017/01/20/2017-dts-demo-disc-vol-21/&newtab

Gerry Lemay
6 months ago
Gerry Lemay 6 months ago

Yes, that's it.  Thanks for supplying the link!

Gerry

jamin
6 months ago
jamin 6 months ago

Dolby did have downloadable test tones for Atmos on the website. I been searching the site but Coming up empty. If they pop up again, I'll link them. 

Acoustic Mafia -- hear no evil

Gerry Lemay
6 months ago
Gerry Lemay 6 months ago

Yes, same here... not sure what's up.  I did hear there were some errors in a recent disc. so....?

Thanks!

Gerry

Gerry Lemay
3 months ago
Gerry Lemay 3 months ago
1 like by Russ Wayant

I've been promised from Dolby that HAA will be given a supply of the Dolby demo/test discs.  Stay tuned for an update on availability.  We'll probably put a link on our Pro Products page to order one.  I'm not sure about the cost but at most we'll charge shipping to get the disc to you.

Gerry

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