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Old 9th November 2019
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Originally Posted by M.L. View Post
I've been searching for hours and can't quite wrap my head around it. I also haven't been able to find a single tutorial video showing someone using the Atmos production suite without an RMU. Please share if you know of any!

I've read that without an RMU, you can't use "object mode", only "bed mode", but can you still pan individual mono and stereo sources? E.g. if I have a scene with two mono dialogue channels, and a stereo channel with a car driving by, could I spatialise and automate them in the Atmos production suite, or do I need something else for the panning, but can still use the Atmos renderer?

My immediate needs are very simple: I want to pan mono and stereo sources around the listener's head, then output to head-locked binaural. I do this all the time with third-party plugins, but a client is keen for it to be done in Dolby Atmos for marketing purposes. Can it be done?

(I don't currently use Pro Tools so can't trial the production suite at the moment but would be willing to switch to work with this client.)

Thanks so much for any help!
DAPS is great for this. You pan in Pro Tools, and just to be clear, DAPS 100% runs objects and beds. Audio goes to DAPS, and you can monitor the binaural headphone feed coming out of DAPS, which sounds great. The localization is remarkable. You and your client will have a choice about whether to distribute an Atmos-encoded MP4, or whether to simply record the binaural output as a conventional WAV.