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NUGEN Audio Halo Upmix and Halo Downmix Combo With 3D Immersive Extension
NUGEN Audio Halo Upmix and Halo Downmix Combo With 3D Immersive Extension


 
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NUGEN Audio Halo Upmix and Halo Downmix Combo With 3D Immersive Extension

Stereo to 5.1, 7.1 and 3D upmixer with precision downmix and surround re-balancing.

Halo Upmix is naturally extracted and expanded soundscapes to full cinematic big-stage enhancement, Halo upmix delivers with intuitive ease, all the control you need to fine-tune your surround mix to perfection. With unique centre channel management, including switchable dialog extraction, Halo is perfect for all types of production from archive restoration and TV through to the full 7.1 Feature Film experience.

Halo Downmix
gives you precise surround control, versatile downmix balancing and mix monitoring for accelerating and enhancing your surround productivity. Halo Downmix is the glue that brings your workflow together, allowing you to deliver in surround and stereo with ease and without compromise.

The 3D Immersive Extension introduces additional vertical controls via an expanded user interface including control over Ltm and Rtm placement for Dolby Atmos compatible placement. An additional real-time analysis view is also included for the vertical dimension, showing energy distribution of the output audio.

The enhanced upmix algorithm allows for simultaneous use of all the original features including dialog isolation and individual channel output control.

The Halo 3D option is suitable for numerous applications including sound design, film score, restoration & archive, music and atmospheric soundscape production.

The Halo Upmix 3D Immersive Extension currently supports Avid Protools (AAX) & Steinberg Nuendo (VST3) for Windows and OSX.


Halo Upmix Features

  • Highly downmix compatible
  • Perfect for stems and full mixes
  • Neural Network dialog isolation
  • Natural directional projection
  • Full panoramic distribution
  • TV & Film mix compatible

Halo Downmix Features

  • Standard and custom surround to stereo downmixing
  • Surround re-balancing
  • Simultaneous surround/stereo workflow
  • Immediate and versatile surround/downmix monitoring
  • Downmix rescue
  • Surround restoration

3D Immersive Extension Features

  • Stem and group upmixing
  • 7.1 cinematic sound stage enhancement
  • TV stereo to surround upmixing with hard centre
  • Re-purposing of original stereo for cinematic release
  • TV archive enhancement for 5.1 broadcast
  • Natural extension of original stereo panoramas and atmospheres
  • Upmix to Dolby Atmos compatible 7.1.2 bed tack (3D extension required)
  • Upmix to 1st order Ambisonic (AmbiX format) for VR applications (3D extension required)

Requirements

Available formats

We support AAX, VST, VST3, AU and AudioSuite in both 64-bit and 32-bit versions. RTAS is also available as 32-bit only.

Note: The AAX surround support requires Protools HD

Minimum System Specification

Mac OSX 10.7.x, 512 MB RAM

Windows (64 bit) Vista or above, 512 MB RAM

Surround capable DAW/NLE.

Halo 9.1 upmix extension currently supports Avid Protools (AAX) & Steinberg Nuendo (VST3) for Windows and OSX.

Halo Upmix Includes

Natural Extension

Powerful real-time analysis of the original stereo material identifies and extracts locational cues, to naturally extend the panorama - without the introduction of any artificial reverberation, chorusing or delay into the downmix - leaving the inherent character of the original source intact.

Downmix Compatibility

Because Halo generates a coherent spatial sound, you can be assured of a high-quality downmix. The 'exact' mode function ensures ultimate downmix performance where, as in TV re-purposing for instance, maintaining the relationship between the original, upmixed and downmixed versions is imperative.

Big sound

For those situations that require an immersive cinematic dynamic, full control is available of all the relative surround balances, allowing any surround upmix to be crafted for a perfect blend into the complete 7.1 panorama.

Detailed Centre Channel Control

Centre channel extraction and control is provided for in a separate 'advanced' panel for use when dealing with intricate mixes, where no access to the original stems is available, offering unparalleled control - including neural network based dialogue extraction.

Powerful Spatial Analysis

Halo also includes a powerful spatial analysis view, intuitively showing the energy distribution of the upmixed panorama. Colour can additionally be used to indicate the speaker source for audio in any position, clearly indicating cases including phantom vs hard centre predominance etc.

Halo Downmix Includes

Expert Surround-to-Stereo

Halo Downmix provides a highly creative solution for precise downmixing of feature-film or 5.1 mixes to stereo. Intuitive, visual controls for relative levels, timing, and direct vs. ambient sound balance allow uprecedented fine-tuning, delivering accurate downmixes that are no longer limited by typical in-the-box coefficients-based processes.

A standard downmix is usually generated by simply mixing together the surround output according to standard downmix coefficients, however, this can often lead to unsatisfactory results, particularly if legacy upmix practices have been used to generate the original surround mix. Halo Downmix can be quickly employed to mitigate these issues eg. controlling excessive diffuse sound from added artificial reverberation, or removal of delay artefacts introduced in the rear channels.

Halo Downmix can be quickly deployed to produce a more controlled, coherent stereo mix.

Typical applications include:

• Stereo Mix production for Television within a Surround workflow.
• Rapidly producing a controlled, precise stereo downmix of a 7.1 feature film.
• Generating a stereo mix from surround where no stereo recording exists.
• Producing stereo interim listening mixes in a surround workflow.

Fine Tune Existing Surround material

Adjust existing 5.1 or 7.1 mixes in surround-to-surround mode. Levels of individual channels, and balance of direct vs. diffuse sound can be adjusted to fine tune or re-balance existing surround audio where access to the original mix is not possible.

Parallel Surround/Stereo Downmix workflow

Halo Downmix can also be used in conjunction with the included Receive plug-in to enable a parallel surround/stereo workflow.

This workflow allows for rapid A/B listening checks between surround and stereo downmix.

Applications include:

• Optimising a surround mix for better stereo downmix (standard coefficients)
• Harmonising surround and stereo experiences, delivering a separate downmix
• Harmonising surround and stereo to produce a modified surround mix and stereo downmix

NUGEN Audio creates innovative, intuitive professional audio tools for high-end music producers, post-production engineers and broadcasters. Call or chat with a RSPE representative today.


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