AES Berlin: Nugen previews Ambisonic outputs for Halo Upmix

Nugen Audio is previewing a significant technological update for its award-winning Halo Upmix plugin at AES Berlin.

Ambisonic stream output is being demonstrated in Halo Upmix as an alternative to channel-based output for VR, game and other immersive applications, making it possible to re-purpose or convert channel-based audio for an Ambisonic workflow.

"We are excited to show important additions to our Halo product line this year at AES," said Jon Schorah, founder and creative director, Nugen Audio. "Immersive and VR technologies are changing rapidly. Exploring Ambisonics is another example of how we are staying up to speed with the demands of our clients, while Halo Downmix is everything audio professionals need to accurately and easily deliver an original surround mix in stereo or make fine adjustments to surround recordings."

Unveiled at NAB 2017, Halo Downmix – also on display at booth 418 – is described as a highly creative solution for precise downmixing of feature film and 5.1 mixes to stereo and for surround rebalancing.