IBC2016: Nugen to announce AMB Processor

At IBC2016, Nugen Audio will introduce AMB, an all-new audio batch file processing solution, as well as give visitors another chance to see a significant new upgrade of the Halo Upmix plug-in.

The AMB (Audio Management Batch) processor (pictured) is a powerful new solution built on the concept of the company’s award-winning Loudness Management Batch (LMB) processor. Through new features such as threaded algorithm processing and multiple processing threads that are addressable for simultaneous parallel handling of files and queues, AMB is designed to enable post facilities to speed workflows significantly and reduce delivery times.

With AMB, Nugen has added several customer-driven enhancements and capabilities that promise greater flexibility, operational scalability and enhanced processing speed to the core system. It includes new customisation features and numerous optional extensions that will allow customers to carry out a greater range of audio processing tasks, such as a new upmix/downmix capability, an extension for the company’s DynApt technology for loudness range targeting and content repurposing, and loudness management support for MXF or ProRes files.

"We developed AMB in response to customer demand for increased flexibility, more processing power, and scalable access to expanded capabilities. With AMB, our customers will have access to a broader array of NUGEN Audio’s award-winning processor technologies, all designed to radically speed up workflows," said Jon Schorah, founder and creative director, Nugen Audio. "We encourage IBC attendees to visit our booth and hear more about our integrated services as a key provider of batch file audio-processing solutions."

Those who weren’t at NAB 2016 will also get the opportunity to check out the latest version of the Halo Upmix software for upmixing stereo audio to surround. The update adds a brand new set of algorithms for upmixing from multichannel audio to higher channel counts, including LCR to 5.1, 5.1 to 7.1, and 7.1 to 9.1. The 9.1 option enables the introduction of vertical positioning into the upmix, generating a 7.1.2 (Dolby Atmos) bed track-compatible upmix. This capability provides users with greater flexibility for high-quality archival restoration, content repurposing, post-production, and sound design.