At the start of NAB 2019, Blackmagic Design has announced DaVinci Resolve 16. There are a lot of new video related features in Resolve 16 but in this article we will focus on the Fairlight audio features that have been added to Resolve 16,
Watch the video to get the first look at the new audio features added in Resolve 16.
Immersive 3D Audio - Resolve 16 now has support for multiple immersive 3D audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, Auro 3‑D and SMPTE ST 2098.
Elastic Wave Alignment - Stretch audio to align the waveforms of one clip with another for ADR or retiming to picture effects, all without changing pitch! This looks like Revoice Pro but built into the timeline.
Timeline Bus Tracks - New bus tracks lets you see buses in the timeline along with regular tracks, making it easy to view and edit automation parameters.
Enhanced Loudness Monitoring - New support for loudness monitoring standards such as ATSC, 1770 and R128 give you more technical monitoring options than ever before. This looks like VisLM from Nugen Audio built into the DAW. It also includes the histograms built into the track displays. Total integration into the DAW.
New FairlightFX - More creative and technical FairlightFX plug-ins such as frequency analyzer, true peak limiter, phase meter, dialog processor, with deplosive, de-esser, harmonic exciter all built into a dedicated built in plug-in and a new foley sampler, that looks like UVI’s Walker, as a standard plug-in built into the DAW.
New Foley Sound Library - `To go with the foley sampler you can download 500 royalty free foley sounds from Blackmagic Design.
What We Think About DaVinci Resolve 16 From Blackmagic Design
From the promo video, the Fairlight section of Resolve is growing up to look as if it has a very powerful set of tools. Of course Blackmagic Design have the advantage of fresh code and not having to support legacy code and features, that some other DAWs have to contend with, but what looks most impressive in Resolve 16 are the tools, that would normally be expensive 3rd party plug-ins, are built the DAW with the complete integration that can only come when they are part of the DAW.
You can download the public beta of DaVinci Resolve 16 for free of buy the full version for just £239.
What Do You Make Of Resolve 16?
Do share your thoughts about the new audio features in DaVinci Resolve 16 in the comments below.