John Mayer personally fixes Dolby Atmos mix on latest album

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What you need to know

  • John Mayer has personally fixed the Dolby Atmos mix of his Sob Rock album on Apple Music.
  • The mixes had previously been removed.
  • Mayer says he attended to the mixes personally and is "thrilled with how it turned out."

John Mayer says he has personally attended to the Dolby Atmos mix of his album Sob Rock on Apple Music and is "thrilled" with how they've turned out.

As noted by Chance Miller on Twitter, Sob Rock was available in Dolby Atmos on Apple Music when it was released in July, however, the mixes didn't go down well with everyone. Miller notes:

Intriguing: "Sob Rock" by John Mayer was available in Dolby Atmos on Apple Music on release day, but people complained the mix was bad, so they removed it.

Now, Mayer says on his Instagram that his album is available once again in Dolby Atmos on Apple Music, stating "I attended these mixes and am thrilled with how it sounds!".

The news is interesting because since the release of Dolby Atmos on Apple Music, not every song mixed in the super-immersive format has been a hit. You can definitely tell when trawling through Atmos songs that there's a pretty big disparity in the style, volume, and dare-I-say quality of the mixes. Even Giles Martin, who mixed the Spatial audio for The Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band came out and said that the mix wasn't quite right and that he wanted another crack at it:

Giles Martin, the producer behind The Beatles' two spatial audio albums on Apple Music, has said that Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band doesn't sound quite right, and that he plans to mix it again.Speaking to Rolling Stone, Martin said that turning the tracks into Dolby Atmos mixes was "a bit like someone you love for years having a slightly different haircut... and you realize you still love them."

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