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Dolby Atmos is supported on Windows 10 and 11. Microsoft has created Microsoft Spatial Sound, a platform level solution for spatial sound.  This solution supports TVs, home theaters, and sound bars that support Dolby Atmos. It also supports spatial sound rendered by Dolby Atmos for Headphones.  
 
Audio middleware such as FMOD and WWISE write to the Microsoft Spatial Sound Interface (APIs), including ISpatialClient and iSpatialAudiobject.  These enable audio engines to create audio streams that emit audio from a position in 3D space. These are then passed on to the Dolby Atmos Renderer which converts them to a Dolby Atmos bitstream to be passed through HDMI to TVs, home theaters, and sound bars, or to Dolby Atmos for headphones.
 
WWISE 2019 requires the Microsoft_Spatial_Sound_Platform_Output plug-in on the spatialized output bus for PC & Xbox Series X|S.
 
For more information on Microsoft Spatial Sound, please refer to https://aka.ms/MSSpatialSound
 
Studio Design

Studio Design

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

Implementation

Dolby Atmos is enabled on the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows desktop (Win32) applications, and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications by leveraging Microsoft's Spatial Audio APIs. This allows developers to create dynamic audio objects that move throughout the soundscape using Microsoft's ISpatialAudioClient.

In general, developers using ISpatialAudioClient will do the following to add dynamic audio objects:

  • Create static and/or dynamic audio objects.
  • Feed each object's audio buffer each frame so the system can render it.
  • Update dynamic objects' 3D positions on demand - as frequently (or infrequently) as the app desires.

For more information on using Dolby Atmos with Microsoft's Spatial Audio APIs, see MSDN's entry on Spatial Sound for Developers.

Dolby Atmos for Xbox & Win 10

Dolby Atmos for Xbox & Win 10
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Logos and Guidelines

The Dolby Atmos® logo is available for applicable Xbox 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.

Please refer to the following Usage Guidelines for logo parameters, sizing, color palette, and correct usage of Dolby trademarks and technology names.

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