London, UK (October 14, 2016)—Fonic, a full-service audio post-production facility based in Shoreditch, East London, is using Nugen Audio’s Halo Upmix plug-in to provide upmixing for a range of television and cinema productions.
Recently, Fonic has used Halo Upmix for two high-profile projects: Thomas and Friends: The Great Race, a 60-minute animated film released in May, and To Build a Fire, a film based on a book by Jack London.
The common thread on both of these projects was the musical track, originally mastered in stereo. With Halo Upmix, Fonic was able to produce a 5.1 upmix of the music.
"Increasingly, we're required to deliver broadcast projects in 5.1 surround audio, but most music composers still produce audio tracks in stereo. In order to keep to tight delivery schedules, we need to be able to create surround mixes quickly and easily without degrading the sound quality," said JM Finch, dubbing mixer, Fonic.
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.