Multi-platinum, Grammy award winning engineer and producer Dyre Gormsen provides top of the range mastering for digital delivery, streaming and vinyl cutting as well as mixes in the new Dolby Atmos music format.
Dyre’s most recent work include credits like Of Monsters and Men, Arcade Fire, Calvin Harris, Yungblud, Eric Bibb, Sitrekin, Mabel, Gorran, Attawalpa, Jack Savoretti, Henjila and KT Tunstall. Ask Dyre what his instrument is and he’ll say sound.
Based in London’s Ladbroke Grove, Eastcote Studios has been a major landmark on the UK recording studio map for more than four decades. Originally founded in the 1970s by Chaz Jankel from Ian Dury & The Blockheads and engineer Philip Bagenal and now owned by acclaimed producer and musician Martin Terefe, Eastcote Studios has played host to a diverse range of artists including Adele, Arctic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons, Depeche Mode, Placebo, Electrica, Neneh Cherry, Tricky, Seal, Suede and Massive Attack, who recorded their seminal album Blue Lines at the facility.
The first track to be mixed in Dolby Atmos from Eastcote Studios is a single from up-and-coming alt-pop artist Henjila, signed to Coldpress and Locomotion Records. The single was debuted recently by BBC Introducing and was made track of the week by BBC Introducing Berkshire.
Eastcote’s mastering studio has been completely revamped to accommodate a new Dolby Atmos music mixing room. The monitoring system incorporates PMC result6 speakers in an LCR formation and PMC Wafer2 monitors for the height and surround channels. The system was supplied by HHB, which also supplied Crown amplifiers, a Pro Tools/MTRX Studio audio interface and a MARANTZ Dolby Atmos receiver for reference.
Imagine if there were a way to connect with music at its fullest capacity and creative potential
Not the way most people hear music today, but a version that pulls you into a song to reveal what was lost with traditional recordings. Dolby Atmos does just that. Whether it’s a complex harmony of instruments placed around a listener, the unleashing of a legendary guitar solo, a massive bass drop that washes over you, or the subtle breath a singer takes, Dolby Atmos gives music more space and the freedom to unleash every detail and emotion as the artist intended.
Danish artist Sitrekin is joined by Grammy-winning sound engineer and producer
Dyre Gormsen to talk about Sitrekin’s single,Open Chest, the first track ever to be released exclusively in Dolby Atmos on Apple Music. Sitrekin explains why this is a new chapter for her away from Blue Foundation, and reflects on being the voice behind the Twilight Saga soundtrack hit song, Eyes on Fire.
The Canadians' masterful first official single in five years channels the spirituality of 'Neon Bible' and the twinkling piano motifs of 'The Suburbs'
Climb the short spiral staircase in the courtyard of Eastcote Studios and you’ll find yourself in a compact Dolby Atmos Music mix room. The space is modest but it produces the most immersive of spatial audio mixes.
Eastcote’s resident Dolby Atmos evangelist is Director and Main Engineer Dyre Gormsen. He knew there would be complications upgrading the space for Dolby Atmos (“it’s smaller than the usual Dolby Atmos Studios”), but he was never in doubt that it would be a huge success.
NEW ATMOS MIXES
Dolby Atmos is an incredible way of mixing music. It's still new to the music industry and everyone else. It's finding its feet mixing, technically and aesthetically.
Dolby Atmos is an extremely refined way of making music sound better than ever before, for headphones, on Dolby Atmos speaker systems and other devices, including the new generation of Mac Pro and Mac Studio.
The Dolby mixes work as fold downs from Dolby Atmos 9.1.6 to stereo. The mix should represent the track all the way, including the binaural headphone mix for Dolby Atmos and Apple Spacial. These Dolby Atmos music mixes are what's called the home theatre format. This can be converted into a cinema format, which in my personal experience sounds amazing and can be utilised in many ways if there is a demand or wish to do so.
For me Dolby Atmos is a more cinematic way of mixing than we've ever had before. It gives us more dynamics and a much wider sound picture.
It's important to me that the original stereo mix is respected by not pulling it completely apart like a 360 experience and by remembering where all of this is coming from. Music does not need to be reinvented and will always benefit from sounding better with focus on the front, as the stereo would, and give you the feeling of an extremely detailed and wider mix with a clarity that has not been heard before. When it comes to panning I think it's really important that most things feel like they're coming from the same place, especially the rhythm section. This does not mean that it feels less 3D. Actually the effect of the stereo and the Dolby Atmos panning and placement enhances the overall feeling of immersive sound.
It feels like a lot of Atmos mixes are panned too much around the place and this can disturb the feeling of the track. It's a new technology that is being experimented a lot with at the moment and I would say my conclusion is that just because we've all of a sudden got a reverse gear in our new car doesn't mean we should reverse all the way to the shop. It should just help us get there more easily and better than before.
The immersive feeling comes from making spreads that make it feel like the band or artist is in the room with you, much like the feeling from a great live show, but better.
Have a listen to my latest Atmos releases Arcade Fire, We and Calvin Harris, Potion featuring Dua Lipa and Young Thug.
We have 2 Atmos Mix studios at Eastcote Mastering in London, one PMC room and a Genelec room. This gives us the advantage of checking mixes on both speaker systems.
We also have a PMC room at Kensal Town East NYC, Manhattan, where we work closely together with artists and labels across the pond for easy approvals.
We can also stream Dolby Atmos mixes from studio to studio or to other remote Dolby studios in the world for approval or mix sessions.
We are always open for enquiries or talks about what it all is and means for the industry now and in the future.
You are also welcome to visit any of our Dolby Atmos facilities in London at Eastcote Studios, NYC at Kensal Town East or our sister studio in Stockholm at Atlantis.
Yungblud Scores Second UK Number One Album With Self-Titled Third LP
Published on September 12, 2022
Yungblud has scored his second UK Number One album with his recently released self-titled LP, the Official Charts Company has confirmed.
The star released his third album, titled Yungblud, last week (September 2), following his 2020 album, Weird!