Exporting a calibration profile for Dolby Atmos Renderer Mastering Suite

This guide covers profile export availability and requirements for multichannel setups, preparation for measurement process, and export to Dolby Atmos Renderer Mastering Suite.

DISCLAIMER! The export functionality is available on Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite only. The calibration profile export feature is not available for trial licenses!


Disclaimer - the export for the Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite is possible and for some users, this is a very convenient feature. Our recommendation would be to use the SoundID Reference plugin for the best results. Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite EQ and Speaker Delay configuration won't be able to match the exact calibration values in some cases, therefore, the calibration will not have as strong of a presence in comparison to the SoundID Reference plugin and/or hardware export.


Measuring multichannel systems

Supported export types: Speaker calibration profile - multichannel

To prepare your setup for the measurement, please ensure that:

  • If your audio interface or speakers has EQs and/or delays applied to the speaker outputs, you have turned off both EQs and Speaker delays for all of the channels.
  • If the bass management is applied to your setup, it is enabled before the measurement.
  • The measurement microphone is connected to your audio interface’s microphone input with +48v phantom power
  • For the measurements, you will need a microphone stand and an appropriate microphone clip for the measurement microphone. We highly recommend using both.


Exporting the calibration profile

With the measurement process completed and a calibration profile saved, please follow these instructions:

  1. Launch SoundID Reference standalone app
  2. Open your calibration profile
  3. Choose one of the three target curves - Flat Target, Dolby Atmos Music, Custom Target
  4. Exporting a calibration profile for supported devices

IMPORTANT! The multichannel calibration profile can only be used as a Stereo (L/R channels) with SoundID Reference standalone app. If you need to adjust a Custom Target curve, you can playback media and listen to the changes you're making, the export will include the target mode selected and changes will apply to all the channels your system supports. Learn more here.


Importing the calibration profile in Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite

The export file will be saved as a text file containing all the information on each channel you have measured with the number of EQ lists covering Delay, Frequencies, and Gain. This data will have to be manually applied in the Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite software.


The exported calibration profile will include:

  • Calibration Curve: Applied calibration curve of the measured speakers
  • Target Curve: determined by the target mode: Flat, Custom EQ, Translation Check, Dolby Atmos music curve
  • Dry/Wet: the level of calibration applied
  • Listening Spot: volume and timing differences measured between speakers
  • Limit Controls: frequency range affected by calibration
  • Preset name: Name of the calibration profile


Speaker EQ correction

  1. Open the export text file and launch the Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite app
  2. In Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite access the Speaker Calibration option
  3. Select the Speaker EQ tab make sure the Left channel is selected and adjust the Gain values
  4. Adjust the gain for each Frequency according to the data in the export file
  5. Apply corrections to all your channels and Accept the changes


Speaker Delay correction

  1. Open the export text file and launch the Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite app
  2. In Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite access the Speaker Calibration option
  3. Select the Gain/Delay tab make start with the Left channel and adjust the Delay value
  4. Correct Delay for each channel with the data from the export file
  5. Accept the changes


Learn more:

What's new in SoundID Reference for Multichannel?

Setting up on Multichannel speakers

Setting up with multichannel DAW plugin

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