Dolby Atmos Music Production

I have extensive experience producing, mixing and mastering music in the Dolby Atmos format.


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Synthesis Sound is a Dolby Atmos certified music studio, equipped with mastering grade monitoring (9.1.4), conversion, analog/digital tools, headphones, and measurement tools. The studio is a custom-designed acoustic environment that has been tuned by a Dolby-certified acoustic technician. which guarantees that my productions accurately translate to all audio playback systems and listening environments.

I use a combination of analog and digital tools for immersive audio production. This includes mastering grade equalizers and compressors, Bricasti M7M reverb mainframes, and an extensive immersive audio plug-in collection (Nugen, Exponential Audio, Flux, Fab Filter, Cargo Cult, Dear Reality, Sound Particles, Reverb Foundry, Liquid Sonics, Avid & Izotope).

If want to learn more about my dedicated Dolby Atmos mastering services, please visit Immersive Mastering.

Listen


Please visit one of the following links to hear a selection of my recent Dolby Atmos mixes & masters on Apple Music, Amazon HD and Tidal HD.

Arkells
Blink Once

Locals Only Sound
Easy

Valley
Like 1999

Command Sisters
Chameleon

Yonda & Domae Magic
Oluwashe

Forest Blakk
Fall Into Me

Ryland James & Ralph
A Christmas To Remember

Donovan Woods
Here in Chicago

Cannons
Ruthless

Command Sisters
Rain on My Parade

Simi
Woman

Valley
Can We Make It?

Dolby Atmos Binaural Reference Players


The players below allow you to use headphones to compare a selection of my Dolby Atmos mix/masters with their associated stereo masters.

For each player, click the yellow button to load the samples, and click the ATMOS & STEREO buttons to toggle between the two formats.

Reflections – Justin Gray & Synthesis

New Horizons Tabla Solo Excerpt – Justin Gray & Synthesis

Oluwashe – Yonda & Domae Magic

Spatial Remixing (Stem Up-Mixing)


I have worked with independent artists and labels (Universal Music Canada, Columbia Records, Warner Music Canada, Atlantic Records) worldwide to spatially remix their stereo productions in the Dolby Atmos format.

I am dedicated to creating inspiring mixes & masters in this format, ensuring that the Atmos content maintains the essence of the original stereo production, while also benefiting from the spatial potential in multi-channel and headphone playback environments. I have extensive experience mixing and mastering in the Dolby Atmos format, and can ensure that all mixes and masters are ready for commercial release on all participating streaming platforms.

Some of my Dolby Atmos clients include: Jann Arden, Carlos Santana, The Arkells, Valley, Mother Mother, Crownlands, The Command Sisters, Francois Klark, Peach Pit, Forest Blakk, Ryland James, Orville Peck, Corb Lund, Domae Magic, Yonda, Simi, and Locals Only Sound.

Dolby Atmos Music Productions


I am dedicated to working with artists to produce new music in the Dolby Atmos format. This immersive audio ecosystem has immense creative and compositional potential, and I am inspired to work with artists to help produce music in this format from the ground up.

Dolby Atmos + Stereo Mixing & Mastering Service


In addition to inspiring multi-channel/binaural content, the Dolby Atmos format is capable of creating captivating traditional stereo mixes. I have worked with artists worldwide to mix & master their productions in Dolby Atmos, and then create a traditional stereo mix & master from the Dolby Atmos session. This workflow yields inspiring artistic results and presents considerable economic advantages for the production team, as there is no need to create a separate stereo mix from the ground up.

The audio players below includes the Dolby Atmos Binaural Headphone Render + Stereo Master of 2 songs that I produced using this workflow. The producer for this project sent me unmixed mono/stereo stems, which I then mixed and mastered in Dolby Atmos. Following this, I created a supervised stereo mix from the Atmos master session. Finally, I mastered the stereo mix in my stereo mastering studio.

For each player, click the yellow button to load the samples, and click the ATMOS & STEREO buttons to toggle between the two formats.

Dorcas – Domae Magic

Socco – Domae Magic

Dolby Atmos Mastering Services


I work with artists, engineers and producers around the world to master their Dolby Atmos mixes. Please visit Immersive Mastering for more details on my dedicated immersive audio mastering services.

Education


Please visit my YouTube channel for a series of educational videos I have produced on Dolby Atmos music production.

Justin Gray's YouTube Channel

Testimonials

  • It was awesome working with Justin. A true professional who cares about all that nerdy audio stuff to make sure every artist sounds GREAT. Max Kerman (Arkells)
  • We were thrilled when we found out Justin would be up-mixing our tracks to Dolby ATMOS. His fine attention to detail and talent made our music come alive in the immersive audio world! The Command Sisters
  • Justin’s commitment to the art of Atmos music mixing is incredible. It is rare enough to find someone with his technical know-how; someone who knows how to mix in immersive formats properly. More than his unrivaled technical base, Justin possesses what is so rare in any new artistic form: artistry. He understands when the bells and whistles of immersive audio support the music, and when they don’t. For Justin, it’s always about the music, and immersive technology is in service of that. I’ve not met another immersive engineer like him in that regard. Jonathan Kawchuk