Dolby Atmos Home. The Kitchen Spain
As a proud new member of the Dolby HE Certification Program, The Kitchen Spain has achieved a new level of technical advancement and achievement, with the installation of its new Dolby Atmos Home. As the industry has advanced and Atmos-original sound content is being requested more and more by sophisticated home viewing audiences, Victor Martinez and Ainhoa Martin of The Kitchen Spain, wanted to grab the opportunity to offer clients an almost perfect reproduction of original atmos-related quality sound, for any given project and for all genres of programming.
“With all of the new platforms and service providers such as Netflix; Discovery+; Apple TV; Sky UK; Sky Germany, Amazon Prime, etc., we knew that if a program came to us, that was originally mixed in Dolby Atmos, that we would need to replicate that same sound quality,” Victor Martinez, The Kitchen Spain Managing Director explained.
“The Dolby name," according to Martinez, “has always stood for quality, and we want to affirm that our clients will find that same quality here at The Kitchen Spain. The ability to produce Dolby quality sound for our clients also opens up many new opportunities for us to accept all formats of programming. Additionally, we know that viewers are now looking for a near-cinematic experience at home.”
The first commission for The Kitchen's Dolby Atmos Home certified mixing room was the quality control of an original Spanish theatrical film for which the company also recorded some of the original voices for a national film. “We know that great sound will always enhance the viewing experience,” Martinez added. “This is true not only in theatres, but in today’s advanced home television set up as well.”
The Dolby Atmos Home Studio Certification program aids film producers and directors in identifying dubbing studios that have superior equipment, acoustics and competence. The program measures room acoustics, monitoring standards (visual as well as audio), equipment selection, installation standards, synchronization accuracy, mixing competence, and technical experience. These are all measured and evaluated as part of the respected Dolby certification process. “We believe that a future requirement of high-end audio dubbing will be the need to offer the same quality sound that is now expected in feature films,” Victor Martinez added. “We want to be among the firsts dubbing studios to give this to our clients.”
Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology developed by Dolby Laboratories. It expands on existing surround sound systems by adding height channels (utilizes up to 64 speakers in a theatrical set-up), allowing sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. “If a production is made originally in Atmos, now we are able to create the dubbed version in Atmos too. We can also create a new Atmos mix from a 5.1. or even from stereo, if we have the stems of the production. We can create stream outputs that end viewers can experience in every Atmos enabled device, such as studio, or file outputs, that you can use in your professional workflows,” Martinez concluded.
Dolby Atmos capabilities also let us offer our customers the "one mix fits all systems" work process: where one Atmos mix can easily (in many cases automatically) be downmixed to 7.1, 5,1, 2.1 and so on.
The Kitchen Spain is part of the Emmy Award Winning Kitchen family of superior language studios worldwide. Additional studios include: The Kitchen France; The Kitchen Italy; The Kitchen Germany; The Kitchen Hungary; The Kitchen Turkey; The Kitchen MENA; The Kitchen Russia; The Kitchen Moldova; The Kitchen Israel; The Kitchen Mexico; The Kitchen Brazil; The Kitchen Argentina and The Kitchen USA.
The ability to produce Dolby quality sound for our clients also opens up many new opportunities for us to accept all formats of programming. Additionally, we know that viewers are now looking for a near-cinematic experience at home” Victor Martinez The Kitchen Spain Managing Director