Dolby to bring surround sound to Ministry of Sound with new residency
Last week, we reported on Dolby Laboratories’ new initiative to bring surround sound to clubs. Now the innovative audio-visual tech company has announced the first venue to be outfitted with their Dolby Atmos system: London’s Ministry of Sound. Dolby has linked up with the storied nightclub for a recurring residency that will showcase their game-changing audio technology. When all is said and done, Ministry of Sound will boast more than 60 speakers and 22 available audio channels for mixing and sound placement.
“For our 25th anniversary next year, we wanted to raise the bar even higher,” Lohan Presencer, CEO, Ministry of Sound, said. “Dolby Atmos allows our patrons to experience the future of dance music, creating multidimensional soundscapes the likes of which have never been heard before in a nightclub environment. It’s simply breathtaking.”
The residency will launch on January 23 with a Hospital Records takeover featuring London Elektricity, Reso, and TC — all of whom will perform DJ sets tailored to the surround sound system. While Dolby has yet to unveil the full range of artists involved in the ambitious project, Flux Pavilion and BT have already offered their support.
“For decades, music has been living in Stereoland,” Flux Pavilion said. “It’s about time we catch up with technology and let ourselves evolve.”
BT continued the sentiment: “I’m really excited to be working on some amazing projects with Dolby involving their new Dolby Atmos sound technology. We are doing some interesting things together on the recorded and live music front that will really push what’s possible with immersive live sound.”
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