Neyrinck have not waited to IBC in Amsterdam to announce a new Dolby Digital 2 plug-in, AAX 64 bit updates from the other plug-ins and a new broadcast bundle. This is a very timely release following my comments in 5 Hits & 5 Misses for Pro Tools 11 Post Users where I commented on the lack of surround plug-ins
New Neyrinck Dolby Digital 2 Plug-in
Neyrinck today announced a new version of SoundCode for Dolby Digital 2 which now includes a new AAX Native 32/64 plug-in called Dolby Digital Preview. Just place it on a 5.1 mix bus to hear exactly what a consumer hears from a set-top box, streaming media player, DVD, or Blu-ray system. It provides metadata authoring, adjustable decoding, and DRC metering for professional AC3 monitoring. SoundCode for Dolby Digital 2 is a paid upgrade from the original version of SoundCode for Dolby Digital 1 and includes a Dolby Digital Encoder and Decoder.
New Broadcast Bundle
Neyrinck also announced the availablility of a new Broadcast Supreme Bundle which includes SoundCode for Dolby E Encode, SoundCode for Dolby E Decode, SoundCode LtRt Tools and SoundCode for Dolby Digital 2 at over $1,600 off MSRP.
Earlier this year SoundCode LtRt Tools and V-Mon were upgraded to both AAX Native and AAX DSP 64-bit for Pro Tools 11 compatibility so now the entire range of Neyrinck surround sound plug-ins are fully compatible with Pro Tools 11 for the ultimate in faster and more efficient surround workflows.
Paul Neyrinck thinks that the new SoundCode for Dolby Digital 2 package will be a welcome addition to Neyrinck’s portfolio of industry leading surround sound plug-ins….
“The real-time Dolby Digital Preview plug-in is an important addition that makes it fast and easy to emulate a consumer playback system. Surround mixers want to know how Dolby Digital (AC3) changes the sound of a mix when it is decoded in the home. I can’t tell you how many emails I have sent out trying to explain how Dolby Digital dynamic range control (DRC) works.”
All of this work to port all Neyrinck plug-ins to AAX 64 bit means all Neyrinck plug-ins can run in Pro Tools 11. Paul adds…..
“I am very pleased we have 64-bit updates to all our products to provide Pro Tools 11 users with a complete set of Dolby tools and workflows. The Broadcast Supreme Bundle is something we have had a lot of requests for as it enables a facility to set up a complete Dolby surround solution at huge savings.”
This is great news and means that Pro Tools 11 users have tools to work with surround content and use Dolby Digital, Dolby E aand work with MXF files, all crucial parts of the surround workflow.