Leeds, U.K. (April 19, 2016)—At the 2016 NAB Show, Nugen Audio is launching a new 9.1 option for the company's Halo Upmix plug-in that includes overhead positioning and generates a 7.1.2 (Dolby Atmos) bed track-compatible upmix.
The Halo Upmix 9.1 option builds on several Nugen Audio technologies that are based on frequency-domain and time-domain energy distribution and neural network artificial intelligence. Producers can target various upmix goals including full stable surrounds, exact downmix matching, or full dialog isolation.
In addition to stem and group upmixing, producers can use Halo Upmix's center channel control and management to fine-tune a surround mix and to create intricate mixes when there is no access to the original stems.
The solution's center channel control includes Nugen Audio's proprietary neural network-based dialog extraction, which can be applied in all upmix cases, from stereo to 5.1/7.1 and 9.1. The 9.1 extension adds an overhead positioning element using a similar highly visual interface to that which established Halo Upmix as a popular solution among post facilities.