How to build mastering grade DIY speakers for Dolby Atmos (with Present Day Production)


So you know Dolby Atmos, right?

It’s been quite the hype lately. And justifyingly so.

Some things tell me it’s here to stay.

But it’s a new technology!

For us sound engineers, there’s still quite a barrier to entry.

Price is a major problem.

A Dolby Atmos system with even just decent speakers can easily cost $10k.

Make that high-end and we’re talking $200.000 and up!

That’s just crazy.

And crazy problems sometimes need crazy solutions.

So Mark and James from PresentDayProduction set out to, get this, design their own DIY Dolby Atmos optimized mastering grade studio monitor to rival and even surpass the likes of ATC and friends.


Jaw drop.

And from first accounts, it seems, they achieved it.

So I HAD to get them on to hear first hand how two lads from just north of London managed to build a speaker on a budget that rivals the best of the best.



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