Leeds, U.K. (September 3, 2015)—Nugen Audio’s Halo Upmix, launching at IBC2015, is the first product based on the company's proprietary new processes for upmixing stereo audio to 5.1/7.1 in TV and film productions.
"Halo Upmix fills an important role in TV and film production," said Jon Schorah, creative director, Nugen Audio, "It's a radical new approach to upmixing that not only provides the assurance of downmix compatibility needed for TV surround production, but also delivers enough creative malleability to satisfy film audio professionals."
Available in Avid AAX, VST, and AU formats, Halo Upmix automates the creation of a stereo-to-5.1/7.1 downmix-compatible upmix with center channel management and spatial density controls.
Combining technologies including frequency- and time-domain energy distribution and neural network artificial intelligence, Halo Upmix is inteded to target various upmix goals including full stable surrounds, downmix matching, and/or full dialog isolation. In addition to stem and group upmixing, Halo Upmix's center channel control and management are provided to help 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.