Digital Concert Hall introduces Immersive Audio

07 Jun 2022

With the introduction of Immersive Audio, the Digital Concert Hall of the Berliner Philharmoniker is now offering its users a new dimension in experiencing sound. In the Philharmonie Berlin, the unique sound of the Berliner Philharmoniker meets a component that is crucial to the musical experience: space. The Digital Concert Hall team has succeeded in developing an algorithm based on the established Dolby Atmos format that is specially adapted to the excellent acoustics of the Philharmonie Berlin.

This now makes it possible to reproduce the sound of the Philharmonie Berlin in three dimensions in the archive concerts of the Digital Concert Hall. In order to meet the different musical requirements of various orchestral line-ups, the mixing is done on the basis of the individual works. The intensified perception of the spatial dimension of the music allows users of the Digital Concert Hall to immerse themselves completely in the music and to experience the emotional immediacy of a spatial concert performance which acoustically mirrors the Philharmonie Berlin at home.

The concerts of the most recent four seasons are now available in the Digital Concert Hall’s on-demand archive in Immersive Audio format. Concerts from earlier seasons will also be made available over time. The new format is available to Digital Concert Hall users at no additional cost. Dolby Atmos is supported by numerous end devices, from simple headphones to home cinema equipment with several speakers, so that the concerts of the Berliner Philharmoniker can be experienced in Immersive Audio in a variety of ways.

Notes on how to use Immersive Audio:


(Photo: Stefan Höderath)