Munich, Germany (December 22, 2020)—Swiss band Yello’s new album, Point, has been mixed for release in Dolby Atmos at msm Studio Group, a PMC-equipped facility in Munich, Germany.
Opened in 1991, msm has two PMC-equipped mastering rooms—one stereo, the other 5.1—and a smaller editing and QC room. A home cinema-style studio designed for Dolby Atmos music mixing houses PMC IB2S three-way speakers for LCR and DB1S speakers for the side, rear and height zones.
Stefan Bock, msm founder and managing director, who has worked with Yello on previous projects, was approached by the duo’s record label, Universal Music Group, and asked to mix the new album in Dolby Atmos. “I heard a demo of the album and spoke at length to [band member] Boris Blank so that I could identify their artistic intent,” he says. “In keeping with their precise Swiss nature, Yello sent us perfectly prepared session notes and files, and I undertook the Atmos mix in Munich with my colleague David Merkl.”
Blank had planned to visit msm in Munich to approve the final mix. Due to health issues, he couldn’t travel, so Bock and Merkl went to Zurich where they arranged for him to hear the mix at Zurich’s University of the Arts, which has a Dolby Atmos studio.
Blank comments, “It was a fantastic experience for me to hear our new album Point in full 3D sound for the first time in a Dolby Atmos-certified cinema at the Zurich University of the Arts. The amazement at the new room sound was comparable to how I heard the Beatles in stereo for the first time as a little Boris. Back then, those were worlds between mono and stereo. In my opinion, Stefan Bock and David Merkl have conjured up the Yello sound with great care in a new sound dimension.”
Point is available on Pure Audio Blu-ray, a format developed by msm Studio Group, and on Dolby Atmos streaming services such as Tidal and Amazon.