imgLos Angeles, CA (April 3, 2014)—Audiotech Digital Ltd. has introduced its Penteo 4 Pro plug-in, which converts stereo to 5.1.

The plug-in interface features a visual interface with six automated preset modes and advanced manual controls for fine tuning. The Penteo 4 Pro is said to be 100 percent ITU down-mix compatible to the original stereo. It also natively supports Avid Audio eXtension (AAX) for 64-bit processing, using 52 percent less CPU processing power to allow the sound mixer more flexibility when mixing tracks.

"I've used Penteo on almost every project for five years now, such as Django Unchained, the Twilight Saga, and Inglourious Basterds,” commented Mike Minkler, multiple Oscar-winning re-recording mixer with Todd-Soundelux. “The new plug-in really shines.  With a flick of a switch, I can take a two-channel mix and get a quality 5.1 mix, which is a huge asset in these budget-conscious times, especially when independent films just can't afford more than a stereo source for me to work with."