Fiedler Audio has made the Dolby Atmos Composer Essential plugin available for free download. The Windows and Mac releases are available in VST3, AU, and AAX formats.
Dolby Atmos Composer and Dolby Atmos Composer Essential were initially released in May 2023 at a launch price of $249 and $149, respectively.
Composer is listed at the launch price, while Fiedler Audio has transitioned Composer Essential into the free version of the release.
The Dolby Labs-approved plugins allow you to produce Dolby Atmos surround sound content in your DAW.
The plugins are intended to give producers a streamlined workflow where they can use their standard setup and usual plugins while creating a Dolby Atmos mix.
Fiedler Audio states that Dolby Atmos Composer Essential “annihilates all the unnecessary burden of manual setup for your Atmos workflow as well as the need to use a DAW capable of immersive audio production.”
The plugin connects directly with Fiedler Audio’s 3D reverb Spacelab through a “one-click” process.
It also features the Dolby Atmos Beam Essential panning tool, which enables you to “automate complex movements” beyond the limitations of your stock DAW.
Composer Essential enables the recording of new tracks while mixing for Dolby Atmos, which previously wasn’t always possible with other Dolby Atmos workflows, particularly on Pro Tools.
Furthermore, the plugin can export ADM BWF format mixes for direct distribution on platforms, including Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon Music, and Netflix.
It’s a fair amount of features to wrap your head around at first, but Fiedler Audio has created a series of video tutorials, all of which you can check out on the product page and which will get you up and running with the plugin.
On the features tab of the product page, Fiedler Audio has also provided a handy table that outlines the different features of Dolby Atmos Composer and Dolby Atmos Composer Essential.
Composer has several exclusive features, such as the option of running the sample rate at 48 kHz / 96 kHz, while Essential only has support for 48 kHz.
Dolby Atmos Composer Essential is available as a free download from the Fiedler Audio product page.
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Download: Dolby Atmos Composer Essential (FREE – signup required)