The politics of immersive audio is proving to be more difficult than the technology. No writer is able to tell the whole story, even if someone was able to figure all the angles.
Here are a couple of good articles, one on the technology, one on the politics.
From Page 15 of CineMontage – The Editor’s Guild Magazine, May/June 2013 – Mel Lambert details technology and interviews to give an excellent impression of immersive audio’s status at that time.
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