Las Vegas, NV (May 9, 2017)—Niv Adiri, sound designer and re-recording mixer on Gravity and other films, has been using Nugen Audio’s Halo Upmix to create surround 5.1 versions of the music and sound effects on numerous cinema projects.
Based in London, Adiri most recently used Halo Upmix on the current film T2 Trainspotting. Using Halo Upmix, he worked from stereo source tracks to deliver a 5.1 mix that was true to the original sound of the music, but which also worked in a range of surround listening environments.
Adiri is currently working as a sound designer and re-recording mixer at Pinewood Studios’ Sound 24. He shared an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award with the sound team for the 2013 film Gravity, and more recently was nominated for a BAFTA for his work on the 2016 film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
“Halo Upmix is a brilliant addition to my toolset,” says Adiri. “It has become my go-to plug-in for creating surround upmixes. I had some experience with Halo before and knew it could provide the tight sound output I needed for T2 Trainspotting with minimal delays. With Halo, I was able to create a 5.1 mix that is really enveloping, with music that surrounds the listener and fills up the room in a close way without sounding too distant. Halo makes it easy to create that desired result.”
For T2’s music, which was naturally very percussive and rhythmic, Adiri used Halo Upmix to tie the 5.1 output as closely as possible to the stereo source to prevent sound diffusion in larger rooms. Also, Halo Upmix enabled him to develop the sound from beginning to end in one session. This meant he did not have to start from scratch when edits came in; he could begin at the point in the mix where the producers and directors had left off previously.