San Francisco, CA (May 5, 2006)–Cycling ’74, a San Francisco-based music software company, has released UpMix, a surround processing and mixing software package. UpMix has been developed and tested by a team of surround sound professionals and utilizes proprietary algorithms to convert stereo audio into an immersive 6-channel mix suitable for film, DVD, HD broadcast and music surround formats.
The flagship plug-in, named UpMix, provides functionality that can speed the repurposing of stereo or mono audio content into a surround environment. By providing a number of algorithms and advanced positioning control, UpMix offers an easy way to expand an entire mix or individual elements of a mix into immersive surround tracks.
Five additional plug-ins handle common surround mixing tasks:
-Rotator moves a 5.1 mix in a circular fashion-allowing the point of view to follow the on-screen action.
-ReRoute acts as a universal format router allowing the conversion of any 6 channel format to another.
-ReBalance provides a set of level controls for each of the 6 channels within an interleaved multichannel file or bus.
-FoldDown gives you the ability to check your surround mix in stereo, with standards-based center channel and surround channel gain reduction options.
-ReBalance is a simple set of level controls for each of the six surround channels.
-LFE-6chan is a low-frequency generator/enhancer for both individual tracks and entire mixes.
UpMix is available for users of Pro Tools TDM (Macintosh OS X or Windows), Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase SX 3 (Macintosh OS X or Windows) and MOTU Digital Performer.
UpMix has an MSRP of $495 and is available from Cycling ’74 (www.cycling74.com) and its retail dealers and distributors.