Dolby Atmos for Music Debuts in the U.S.

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Dolby today announced Chicago club Sound-Bar will boast the first Dolby Atmos® music entertainment experience in a club in the United States. The Dolby Atmos residency at Sound-Bar will launch on July 29, 2017 with Solarstone – producer, composer and DJ Richard Mowatt.

“Dolby Atmos gives artists the ability to create multi-dimensional soundscapes that deliver an electrifying experience to club goers,” said Bob Borchers, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Dolby Laboratories. “We’re excited to bring this spectacular experience to music fans in Chicago.”

In collaboration with Sound-Bar, Dolby will be outfitting the venue with overhead speakers and Dolby Atmos processing technology. With over 30 speakers, 22 channels and a bespoke lighting environment that takes advantage of Dolby Atmos to move in sync with the music, this installation is one of the biggest innovations in club sound to date. This technology allows music to be mixed in a third dimension and provides artists with the ability to unleash sound never heard before.

“With Dolby Atmos technology, I can push the boundaries of what’s technologically possible in delivering my music, providing my fans with a show that will completely immerse them from all angles in the venue,” said Richard Mowatt, Solarstone.

“At Sound-Bar, we’ve always been proud to host some of the most dynamic dance music artists in Chicago,” said Haider Rizvi, Sound-Bar. “By partnering to bring Dolby Atmos to our space, our guests are going to be part of music history in the US.”

In January of 2016, Dolby launched the first Dolby Atmos residency at the Ministry of Sound nightclub in London with Hospital Records, the first in a lineup of top electronic artists who continue to transform their music into a multidimensional, immersive sound experience with Dolby Atmos.

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