At BVE in London from 23rd to 25th February 2016, Nugen Audio will unveil an all-new option for Halo Upmix, their solution for upmixing stereo audio to surround. The 9.1 option allows the introduction of vertical positioning into the upmix, generating a 7.1.2 (Dolby AtmosTM) bed track-compatible upmix.
Halo Upmix is first product based on Nugen Audio's proprietary new upmixing processes, and has received much critical acclaim since its launch last September at IBC2015 in Amsterdam, where it won the Audio Media Best of Show award. You can also read how it helped a charity client of team member Alan Sallabank out of a sticky corner.
Halo Upmix is available in Avid AAX, VST, and AU formats, and as you can see in my preview review Halo Upmix automates the creation of a stereo-to-surround, downmix-compatible upmix with unique centre channel management and spatial density controls.
Combining several technologies, including frequency and time-domain energy distribution and neural network artificial intelligence, Halo Upmix enables producers to target various upmix goals, including full stable surrounds, exact downmix matching, and/or full dialog isolation. In addition to stem and group upmixing, producers can use Halo Upmix's center channel control and management to fine-tune a surround mix and to create intricate mixes when there is no access to the original stems. Read about how Halo Upmix is helping Emmy® Award-winning sound designerJeff Mullen, who told us...
Nugen Audio tell us that the Halo Upmix 9.1 option will be available in April, with pricing to be announced.
LMB Processor: Updates for ProRes, MXF, and DynApt™ Extensions
For several years, NUGEN Audio has been building award-winning technology extensions for its Loudness Management Batch (LMB) Processor. These extensions include their DynApt™ loudness range targeting technology, which earned a commendation during the IBC Innovation Awards ceremony last year.
So today Nugen Audio tell us that there are several updates immediately available for the LMB processor's extensions designed to help clients stay ahead of industry requirements for automated loudness analysis and correction. These updates include improved LRA correction speed for the DynApt Extension and wider file format support for the ProRes Extension, which now supports .MOV files using Version 2 descriptors and those with the LPCM format flag. Channel support for LMB Processor is now increased from 16 to 32 channels when advanced routing is used for both the MXF Extension and ProRes Extension. These updates are available at no charge to current owners.
At BVE In London?
You will find Nugen Audio on L45 with HHB. Go and have a look at the new version of Halo Upmix, we will be checking it out..