All the new stuff from Apple you might have missed, for advanced creative types

Apple’s WWDC keynote kicked off yesterday with an event mostly focused on consumer features for WatchOS, iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and home. That means you might have missed a lot of the advanced creative features, graphics, and developer tools buried in the fine print.

Apple Music goes Lossless, Spatial, Dolby Atmos

Apple will update its Apple Music subscription service in June with a no-cost addition of new sound features. But more than that, it hints at a world of music listening generally that dumps lossy compression and embraces spatial sound. And you can get started mixing for it right away.

Peter Kirn - May 17, 2021

Mics that record in “3D” and ambisonics are the next big thing

Call it the virtual reality microphone … or just think of it as an evolution of microphones that capture sounds more as you hear them. But mics purporting to give you 3D recording are arriving in waves – and they could change both immersive sound and how we record music.

Peter Kirn - September 19, 2018

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