Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue gets jazzed up with fresh Dolby Atmos and Spatial Audio remixes

PMC’s “awe-inspiring” remix can now be streamed on all compatible devices via Apple Music

Miles Davis onstage

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PMC’s Dolby Atmos Music and Spatial Audio remixes of the certified quadruple-platinum best selling jazz album of all time, Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, has been released for Apple Music subscribers.

Maurice Patist, president of speaker makers PMC US, Grammy-winning engineer David Rideau and Capitol Studios’ Senior Engineer Steve Genewic were first granted permission by Davis’ estate to remix Kind of Blue and Sketches of Spain into Dolby Atmos Music, premiering the mixes at the 2019 High End Show in Munich.

While they had initially intended the remixes to be for demonstration purposes only, Patist was then contacted by Sony Music, who wanted to use them for future releases. The original Atmos remixes done by Patist and his colleagues have now been released on Apple Music alongside a binaural Spatial Audio remix of Kind of Blue, which was simultaneously worked on by the three engineers at Capitol Record’s studios.

Maurice Patist, Steve Genewick and David Rideau at Capitol Studios
Maurice Patist, Steve Genewick and David Rideau at Capitol Studios / Credit: PMC

PMC CEO Jeff Wilcocks praised the use of the format in the remix, calling it “truly awe-inspiring”. He went on to praise Patist, calling him a major driving force in driving the use of PMC speakers for mixing in the format, saying, “Maurice’s passion for Atmos Music has helped position PMC as the monitors of choice for this new format, with many major studios having already installed them and many more very famous content creators currently doing so.”

The Dolby Atmos Music format has been heavily pushed by Apple, which has integrated the format into their latest Logic Pro 10.7 update.

Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue can now be streamed in Dolby Atmos and Spatial Audio via Apple Music on compatible devices.