BVE 2019: NUGEN updates Halo Downmix with Netflix preset

NUGEN Audio is showcasing its new update to Halo Downmix at BVE 2019 (Booth G60) this week.

The updated version of Halo Downmix is available now and features new ranges for downmix coefficients and a Netflix preset. The new version also adds a new LFE enable control and LFE filter cutoff control.

Halo Downmix is a solution for precise downmixing of feature-film and 5.1 mixes to stereo, delivering accurate downmixes that are no longer limited to typical in-the-box processes. It allows for accurate adjustment and provides visual controls for relative levels, timing and direct vs. ambient sound balance. NUGEN Audio also offers an optional 3D Immersive Extension, which adds capability for downmixing 7.1.2 Dolby Atmos bed tracks to 7.1, 5.1 and stereo.

“When we create and update existing solutions at NUGEN, we always consider the feedback and needs of our customers to provide reliable and organic solutions,” said Paul Tapper, CEO, NUGEN Audio. “We have longstanding relationships with many top broadcasters and post facilities in the industry who have helped us develop and evolve our plug-ins to fit the rapidly changing industry standards. Being able to work within the latest requirements and specifications set by Netflix, gives our customers an edge in producing compliant content over other solutions currently on the market.”

NUGEN is also highlighting its new Audio Management Batch processor extension (AMB) and Loudness Toolkit 2.8 throughout the show. The AMB Enterprise extension expands the features required for larger businesses with automated networked systems, and helps users integrate the solution more deeply into automated production workflows. AMB is an audio management batch-processing technology with numerous options for high-speed audio loudness measurement and correction, upmixing, dynamics control, decoding and file handling.

Loudness Toolkit 2.8 provides an updated loudness parameter, Dialogue LRA as well as an added flexibility to simultaneously monitor multiple integrated measures. The Loudness Toolkit works within the recent loudness guidelines, such as the Netflix best practice document. It includes the VisLM loudness meter, ISL limiter and LM-Correct quick fix tool, supports native 7.1.2 audio processing and loudness parameters for advanced loudness control and dialogue consistency. The enhanced toolkit also now includes the DynApt extension.