Top Sound Designer and Director Georgia Hilton has launched what could be the ultimate Film Mixing plug-in, so advanced that it could even render its host DAWs - Pro Tools or Logic, redundant by its very existence.
Georgia launched her new plug-in on Facebook:
I've gotten so tired of people asking for the easy way to mix a feature, or what's the best Plugin... so look. here it is... After years of work I'm proud to announce the new Protools (sic) and Logic plugin: DUBSTAGE. Now anyone can mix a feature at home and sound like a pro ! Just drop it into your mix stem and it takes care of everything.
We've developed an algorithm to completely mix a feature film, totally polish the dialogue, create all the stems, build a fully loaded M&E stem, meet all specs AND sound like it was specifically mixed in any dub stage by any re-recoding engineer, by simply pushing a button... easy peasy... :) we're coming out with the 7.1, Dolby ATMOS, and IMAX version later this year.
There will be updates offering new engineers and rooms - The European Option will be released next week including dubstages in London, Munich, and Paris !
Needless to say, the Post-Production community is completely gripped:
Will it eventually work with Nuendo, Seqouia, Samlplitude or Studio 4?
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GREAT news. Figure when I'm too old to do production sound 80 hours a week that a dub stage re-recording mixer job would be the way to go. Thanks DUBSTAGE! Dreams do come true.
You can see why, with killer features like Room Size, Console and Re-Recording Mixer Caffeine Level controls, along with those all important Learn and Reset buttons:
And handy Dub Stage and Re-Recording Engineer Presets:
We Never Said It Would Be Easy
Some though, were a little less enthusiastic:
Plug-in isn’t compatible with my IMac
My computer crashes all time! Can't install ! Error -20188
The road to building the ultimate plug-in isn't always smooth, but with their eyes glued to the future, Georgia followed up her announcement with her own Steve Jobs style, "oh and another thing" moment:
But wait! There's more! We're in development of the new add-on to DUBSTAGE... MOVIE! With the MOVIE upgrade you simply load your mix, add the DUBSTAGE Plugin, enable MOVIE and select any Blockbuster Film you want YOUR movie to sound like, and BOOM! your mix is done and it sounds as good as the movie you selected!
Tell Us What You Think
Would you buy and use this incredible plug-in? Think of all the benefits - not only can your own productions sound just like your favourite movies and TV content, but you no longer have to deal with a re-recording mixer who's actually right all the time but you can't bring yourself to admit it. Could this plug-in render DAWs and film mixing stages redundant?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.