Apple's Zane Lowe Introduces Apple Music Spatial Audio
Apple Music over the weekend highlighted a Spatial Audio-focused "special event," and it turns out that event is a discussion between Apple's Zane Lowe and music producers No I.D., Sylvia Massy, and Manny Marroquin.
The Apple Music event can be watched in the Apple Music app or on YouTube, and it features Lowe and the music producers discussing the evolution of music and the sound improvements for music fans.
Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio for Apple Music began rolling out last night, with special Spatial Audio tracks now available in the Apple Music app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos is a feature that artists need to implement when mixing music, so it is not available for all songs. Apple has, however, introduced thousands of Spatial Audio songs, including popular titles like Lady Gaga's "Rain on Me."
For those unfamiliar with Spatial Audio, it is a three-dimensional audio format that is designed to let musicians create songs where the instruments sound like they're coming from multiple places in the spaces around you.
In an interview shared earlier today, Apple's Eddy Cue likened Spatial Audio to watching high-definition TV for the first time.