Senior HTF Member
- Jan 2, 2000
- Real Name
- Josh Dial
I see you just do not have all the info that they, the sound designers can make a active mix with the audio stems eg; movies that was mixed in dts mix, 2012 movie English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 , Top Gun. English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1 are now in Active Dolby Atmos and there plenty more to select from. I did not say the sound track was bad, but dont call it dolby atmos when all they did was use height speakers to expand the sound stage.
I don't agree with this at all.
All an Atmos track needs to properly be called Atmos is a single bed channel or a single dynamic object. If a track engages my height speakers at all then it's an Atmos track. If it has an interesting blend of bed channels and non-gimmicky dynamic objects then it's potentially a great Atmos track. If it merely has a basic bed channel then it's simply a basic Atmos track (but it still might be effective at creating an expanded soundscape). If the engineers only use the height speakers to play what amounts to a "doubled up" background music bed channel then it's a lazy Atmos track.
Frankly--and no disrespect to Top Gun or its creators--Top Gun had a fairly obvious task before it: put the planes in the heights, make them pan, and make them loud. I'm not saying it was easy to go back into the original track and draw out a so-called "active" Atmos mix. But I don't think it was some sort of logic knot requiring months of careful audio engineering to untie (but maybe I'm wrong).
That all said, I totally enjoy a really solid Atmos track. I even have a bit of a guilt pleasure for a gimmicky object dynamic object now-and-then.