Audio NUGEN will demonstrate its upcoming Halo Vision plug-in to attendees of the Media Production & Technology Show 2022 (Stand U100). Designed for 3D, surround and immersive audio workflows, Halo Vision is a customizable real-time visual analysis suite running up to 7.1.2 channels for AAX, VST3 and AU formats. The company will also showcase the latest features of its groundbreaking 3D-enabled convolution reverb, Paragon, which offers full control of decay, room size, and brightness via state-of-the-art resynthesis modeled on 3D recordings of spaces. real. NUGEN’s Halo Downmix plugin, which was updated last year to increase software compatibility to allow greater flexibility and collaboration across a wide range of project types, will also be showcased at the show.
Inspired by the brand’s famous Halo Upmix and Halo Downmix solutions, Halo Vision offers a variety of modules that allow audio professionals to better understand every aspect of their sound. Among the tools available are a Correlation Matrix, Correlation Web and Spectrum, as well as extended versions of NUGEN’s Frequency Haze and Location Haze functions, and a True Peak meter for each channel. These modules assist all mixing engineers in their decision-making and troubleshooting process, allowing them to identify issues that could be missed using only the ears.
“We are thrilled to showcase all of the great developments we have made over the past few years,” said Dr. Paul Tapper, CEO of NUGEN Audio. “Among these is Halo Vision, which can be customized, rearranged and resized to suit any specific workflow, making it perfect for a wide range of immersive sound projects, from music to film. We’ll also introduce Paragon, which differs from traditional convolution reverbs and offers a wider range to seamlessly transform the sound of a space.
With the purity of sound at the forefront of this plug-in, Paragon operates up to 7.1.2 audio channels, perfect for broadcast audio applications and for producing reverb in both mono and stereo formats, providing users with an unprecedented level of adjustment without time stretching i.e. without artifacts. Plus, it’s ideal for recreating authentic sounds of real spaces and manipulating IR while maintaining true convolution characteristics. After the initial launch of Paragon, NUGEN has added new presets and an improved browser, making it easier for users to organize their presets and further speed up the creation process. More recently, the company released Paragon ST, a cost-effective mono/stereo-only version of the software, which included new controls for stereo width and mic distance, as well as an additional modulation feature.
While Halo Vision and Paragon are NUGEN’s newest products, the company has also focused on updating several of its other cutting-edge solutions. This included Halo Downmix, which has expanded channel count support to handle less common output formats. With this update, Halo Downmix is able to downmix 7.1 and 5.1 to any of the following configurations: 7.0, 6.1, 6.0, 5.1, 5.0, and 4.0, as well as LCR and stereo. The optional 3D extension also supports downmixing from 7.1.2. Halo Downmix can now support almost all of the same channel arrangements as Halo Upmix, allowing users to fill audio gaps by fully downscaling productions of Netflix-compatible Dolby Atmos 7.1.2 formats to reduce channel count.
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