Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 18:15 to 20:45
Dolby Europe
4-6 Soho Square
W1D 3PZ London
Event Details: 

Dolby Atmos® transports you from an ordinary moment into an extraordinary experience with breathtaking, moving audio that flows all around you.  
Come and experience immersive audio in the Cinema – and hear and discuss how and ATMOS Soundtrack is created with its object audio, and how it is easily distributed and then the sound field rendered in the theatre.

We will be taken through through the process of mixing in Dolby Atmos with reference to workflows for 5.1 content and existing practices and standards, incuding  the creative possibilities that this gives.

Enjoy a demonstration of how Dolby Atmos works, its innovation and how this fits with SMPTE's work on immersive audio.


 The meeting will start with a Pizza and drink and a time to network - as we did at the UK section inaugural held at Dolby in October 2012.

Formal presentations start in the Theatre at 7pm



Matt Desborough is Head of the Theatrical Content Service Group in Europe for Dolby Laboratories.

The group offers services to post production and movie distribution to support the use of Dolby and non-Dolby technologies, to ensure the highest standards of quality for creation and presentation of content.

As head of the group, Matt guides and sets the technical standards to which Dolby works and more recently, has been key to the implementation of Dolby Atmos in post production and cinema exhibition.

Matt has worked for Dolby for 13 years covering positions in field Engineering, product management and management, working in diverse venues such as Indian multiplexes, the biggest European post studios and his desk in Dolby’s engineering office in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire.

Matt was one of the founding managers of the SMPTE UK Section.

David Gould  is   Director, Audio Content Solutions  based in Los Angeles  He is responsible for creating products and solutions that will enable and inspire the audio post production community to create content in the Dolby Atmos format.  He is responsible for the feature definition and prioritization for the whole content creation ecosystem, and represents the needs and desires of the end user to the development teams.  He works closely with content creators worldwide to ensure Dolby’s products and workflows exceed their expectations.

Prior to joining Dolby in early 2012, David was a Senior Product Manager at Avid Technology, where he was responsible for Pro Tools software – the industry standard Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).  David started his career in London as a recording engineer at Abbey Road Studios, specializing in orchestral film scoring; he joined Avid in 2005 where he held various positions in technical sales before moving into product management.




Tube Northern Line to Tottenham Court Road   NOTE Central Line does not Stop at TCR
So use Oxford Circus (Central Bakerloo and Victoria lines).

or bus 1,7,8,10,14,19,24,25,29,38,55,73,98,134,176,242,390 TfL Maps 

Leave Tottenham Court Road station by the South Oxford Street exit [Exit 1] turning left into Oxford Street
After about 100 metres, turn left into Soho Street. (Starbucks on the corner)

Leave Oxford Circus Station by Exit 7 to Oxford Street (or exit 6 or 8 into Argyll Street and turn right to Oxford St)
Turn Right to head  east along Oxford Street
After 600 metres  turn right into Soho Street. (Starbucks on the corner)

Turn sharp right into Soho Square go by the Cross Rail hoarding

The Dolby building at 4–6 Soho Square is directly in front of you at the North West corner of the Square

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