Dolby Atmos is delivered using Epic's Unreal engine two different ways.
- Using audio middleware such as Audiokinetic's WWISE, or Firelight's FMOD
- Using Unreal mixer source audio enhanced with the Dolby Atmos Plugin for Unreal Engine
For more information how middleware is configured to take advantage of Dolby Atmos, please review the documentation below
Dolby Atmos Plug-in for Unreal Engine
As an extension to the Unreal Engine, the Dolby Atmos plug-in for Unreal Engine embeds within the controls of the Unreal Editor user interface. The plug-in provides access to enhanced Dolby spatial audio processing for game development and design on Windows 10/11, Xbox Series X|S and Android platforms.
There are a few steps to access the plug-in:
- Create an account on games.dolby.com (Opens in a new window)
- Review and Sign the EULA for using the plug-in
- Download the plug-in
Click the link below to get started!
Dolby Atmos Documentation
Get more information on:
- What Dolby Atmos is
- Studio configuration
- Signal flow
- Audio middleware configuration and implementation
Designing your game in Dolby Atmos starts with the setup of your sound studio. This page contains information on bass management, room calibration, and speaker setup.Set up your studio
If you are used to designing for stereo or even 5.1 sound, making the jump to Dolby Atmos does require some changes in how you think about sound design. These pages will provide some tips and considerations that may help.
Utilizing dynamic range can be very effective in creating immersive environments that affect the player's emotions.
If the LFE channel is overused, cinematic impact will be diminished. There will be no dynamic range left to exploit in the LFE channel at key moments.
Central Channel Usage
In a multichannel system, there are several ways to obtain a centrally placed sound image. Each approach offers advantages and drawbacks.
Surround Channel Usage
Games tend to make much more overt use of the surround speakers when compared to linear media.
Dolby Atmos® adds the flexibility and power of dynamic audio objects into traditional channel-based workflows.
UE4 + Wwise Implementation Example
This example will give you an idea of how everything fits together. Click to find out more about how to implement Dolby Atmos using Unreal 4 and Wwise 2019.2.Go
Logos and Guidelines
The Dolby Atmos® logo is available for applicable titles. Here you’ll find access to both the white and black logo and the Usage Guidelines.
We ask that you complete the Dolby Atmos Requirements Form and submit any artwork containing the Dolby Atmos logo for review prior to game manufacturing/distribution.
Please note that this process for obtaining logos does not apply to mobile games. Please email your Dolby contact or fill out the form here if you are working on a mobile title.
Horizontal - White on Black
Horizontal - Black on White
Vertical - White on Black
Vertical - Black on White
Please refer to the following Usage Guidelines for logo parameters, sizing, color palette, and correct usage of Dolby trademarks and technology names.