Sree - Dolby Atmos

Package published on February 10, 2020 by Sreejesh Nair
When we create buses / outputs for Dolby Atmos, we end up having to rename them one by one in the I/O Setup. As of now, a batch rename for IO setup doesnt exist. This collection of scripts is intelligent to rename Mono, Stereo as well as Stereo with Mono Subpaths for Bus


Dolby Atmos Mono Output / Bus Renamer

This can be used either in the Output Tab or the Bus Tab. This is because this is mono and hence can be tabbed and named incrementally. Say you want to have 10 outputs named DX_1 to DX_10. The steps are as follows:
  1. Create 10 Mono Outputs / Bus
  2. Double Click and select the first field to be renamed
  3. Run the Script
  4. Enter the Prefix of the Output. Here it will be DX
  5. Enter the starting Object Number
  6. Enter the End object Number
  7. Sit Back and relax



Dolby Atmos Stereo Bus Renamer

This is to be used Only in the Bus Tab. This is because the Bus can be stereo, but in order to associate it with an Object number, the sub paths have to be mono. So for example, if I want to create 10 stereo FX, I will have to have the objects numbered 1 to 20 (10 Stereo). This script can start from any number to any number as long as they total to an odd number. So for example you can have 5 to 10 or 8 to 11. You cant have 5 to 7 as the count algorithm isnt correct. The steps are as follows:
  1. Create 10 Stereo Bus with Subpath
  2. Select the 10 Busses created
  3. Option+Shift Click the first triangle on the left of the first Bus name so that they are all expanded to show the subpaths
  4. Double Click and select the first field to be renamed
  5. Run the Script
  6. Enter the Prefix of the Output. Here it will be FX
  7. Enter the starting Object Number. Here it will be 1
  8. Enter the End object Number. Here it will be 20
  9. Sit Back and relax


Dolby Atmos Stereo Output Renamer

This is to be used Only in the Output Tab. This is because the Hardware Output can be stereo for Atmos. So for example, if I want to create 10 stereo FX, I will have to have the objects numbered 1 to 20 (10 Stereo). This script can start from any number to any number as long as they total to an odd number. So for example you can have 5 to 10 or 8 to 11. You cant have 5 to 7 as the count algorithm isnt correct. The steps are as follows:
  1. Create 10 Stereo Outputs
  2. Double Click and select the first field to be renamed
  3. Run the Script
  4. Enter the Prefix of the Output. Here it will be FX
  5. Enter the starting Object Number. Here it will be 1
  6. Enter the End object Number. Here it will be 20
  7. Sit Back and relax