iPad control for Dolby Atmos mixing

Neyrinck V-Panner
Neal Romanek
July 15th 2016 at 11:17AM : By Neal Romanek

Neyrinck's V-Control Pro 2 now features a Dolby Atmos pan screen

V-Control Pro 2 by Neyrinck is a system for controlling digital audio workstations from tablets, smartphones and laptop browsers. V-Control Pro 2 now includes a Dolby Atmos pan screen in V-Panner, and iOS versions of the V-Console app, for controlling the Dolby Atmos plug-in in Pro Tools.

The Dolby Atmos plug-in is used to create spatial 3D panning for object tracks in Pro Tools on the dubbing stage. The 3D panning data from the Dolby Atmos plug-in is sent to the Dolby Rendering and Mastering Unit together with direct audio output of the object track. The new Dolby Atmos pan screen in the V-Panner and V-Console iPad app directly controls the object panning in Dolby Atmos allowing for more creative movement control of the object from the iPad screen. Neyrinck claims this is the first and only touch-screen Dolby Atmos controller available. 

The Dolby Atmos iPad screen includes controls for Z Elevation, and Wedge, Ceiling and Sphere Elevation modes as well as an object size control, mirroring controls in the plug-in. Current V-Control Pro 2 customers can upgrade V-Console and V-Panner apps for no charge and can download the latest version of V-Control Pro 2 software from the Neyrinck website.

"We have had a long partnership with Dolby ever since we started developing our range of Dolby SoundCode plug-ins that enable LtRt, Dolby E, and Dolby Digital, surround sound workflows in Pro Tools," said Neyrinck founder Paul Neyrinck. "We are delighted to be able to provide our customers with a new, more intuitive way to control spatial positioning of Atmos objects in Pro Tools."

V-Control Pro 2 system annual license can be purchased from the Neyrinck Store. A limited version free trial of V-Control Pro 2 is available. V-Console and V-Panner free apps are available from the Neyrinck website for Android and web, and from the Apple App store for iPads.