Apple: Mission Impossible Music Composer Praises Apple’s Spatial Audio Technology, Here’s What He Has To Say About It
In an interview with Zane Lowe, the famous music composer Hans Zimmer Talk about Apple‘s Spatial audio technology and the composer seems to like it very much.
While most of the interview focused on Zimmer’s career, they also shared a little conversation about Apple’s Spatial Audio technology. Zimmer mentioned to Zane Lowe that Jony Ive (the former head of design at Apple) keeps sending him something even though they’ve never met in person. This time I sent him new headphones with a note saying “I did this”.
Zimmer said Zowe that he does not listen to his songs “because they are in stereo”. But Zimmer mentioned that these headphones are “amazing”. Impressed with all of the Spatial Audio technology and headphones, he reached out to his friends at Dolby asking them to do the whole soundtrack and remake CDs and he wanted to make this whole experience immersive. Surprisingly, he was told that these headphones don’t actually exist and that he has the only pair.
Zimmer did not mention the name of the headphones sent to him by Jony Ive but it may be the AirPods Max.
AirPods Max launched in December 2020, spatial audio support arrived earlier this year, and we already know I left Apple in June 2019. There could be two possibilities here. Either Apple created the headphones in 2019 and released them in 2020. Or I helped Apple create the headphones even after I left the company.
The last part seems to be more specific as I’ve said he’ll stay involved with Apple.