Starting with v12.8 Pro Tools has integrated object and up-to 7.1.2 panning with native automation, but cannot master content for delivery and encoding without a Dolby Atmos Renderer (either the software-based renderer included in the Dolby Atmos Production Suite, or the hardware-based Renderering and Mastering Workstation running the Dolby Atmos Renderer as the Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite).

The Dolby Atmos Production Suite is required if you…

  • Want to master low-complexity Dolby Atmos home theater content
  • Want to output re-renders
  • Want to use a speaker playback configuration larger than 7.1.2
  • Want to monitor over headphones using binaural rendering