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Dolby Atmos for Music Hits the US

Dolby Laboratories announced Sound-Bar in Chicago will host the first Dolby Atmos music club show in the United States.

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Dolby Atmos for Music Debuts in the US

Solarstone debuts Dolby Atmos music experience at Sound-Bar in Chicago, taking you inside the music

SAN FRANCISCO — Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced Chicago club Sound-Bar will boast the first Dolby Atmos® music entertainment experience in a club in the United States. The Dolby Atmos residency at Sound-Bar will launch on July 29, 2017 with Solarstone – producer, composer and DJ Richard Mowatt.

“Dolby Atmos gives artists the ability to create multi-dimensional soundscapes that deliver an electrifying experience to club goers,” said Bob Borchers, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Dolby Laboratories. “We’re excited to bring this spectacular experience to music fans in Chicago.”

“With Dolby Atmos technology, I can push the boundaries of what’s technologically possible in delivering my music, providing my fans with a show that will completely immerse them from all angles in the venue,” said Richard Mowatt, Solarstone.

“At Sound-Bar, we’ve always been proud to host some of the most dynamic dance music artists in Chicago,” said Haider Rizvi, Sound-Bar. “By partnering to bring Dolby Atmos to our space, our guests are going to be part of music history in the US.”

In collaboration with Sound-Bar, Dolby will be outfitting the venue with overhead speakers and Dolby Atmos processing technology. With over 30 speakers, 22 channels and a bespoke lighting environment that takes advantage of Dolby Atmos to move in sync with the music, this installation is one of the biggest innovations in club sound to date. This technology allows music to be mixed in a third dimension and provides artists with the ability to unleash sound never heard before.

In January of 2016, Dolby launched the first Dolby Atmos residency at the Ministry of Sound nightclub in London with Hospital Records, the first in a lineup of top electronic artists who continue to transform their music into a multidimensional, immersive sound experience with Dolby Atmos.

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About Sound-Bar
Sound-bar is Chicago’s hottest upscale nightclub that revolutionizes Chicago nightlife by boasting style, luxury and state-of-the-art technology. Showcasing 20,000 sq. feet of pure bliss, two floors with three distinct rooms, Sound-Bar’s main room comes complete with 4 feet high, 20ft long, 3.5mm pitch LED wall, high powered RGB laser lights, fully rebuilt EAW Avalon sound system, and brand new, state of the art, Martin intelligent lighting rig featuring 28 new moving lights, enabling our clients to immerse themselves in an audio-visual experience unlike any other in the Midwest. The recently redesigned lower level has a sleek and elegant design, with dark and silver tones, for a more laid back atmosphere, while still retaining one of the largest dance floors in the city.

About Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos delivers moving audio—sound that can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in three-dimensional space, including overhead. It brings entertainment alive all around the audience in a powerfully immersive and emotive experience.

About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) creates audio, video, and voice technologies that transform entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home, and at work. For more than 50 years, sight and sound experiences have become more vibrant, clear, and powerful in Dolby. For more information, please visit