NAMM 2016: Nugen focus on mastering for the internet age

Nugen Audio will present its latest mixing and mastering tools, including several new updates and feature enhancements, at the 2016 NAMM Show.

The Nugen team will be on hand at the annual tradeshow to answer questions on mastering for the internet age and music streaming.

New to Nugen’s NAMM offering this year will be SEQ-ST (pictured), a linear phase spline EQ with ‘powerful’ sonic sculpting and EQ matching, stereo midside operation, and automated spectrum analysis. Also on display will be a new filter-morphing feature that allows fluid morphing between two sets of filter curves under full user control.

The company will also be showcasing MasterCheck, the first music industry-specific audio plug-in designed to facilitate mixing and mastering for loudness-normalised playout by using internationally recognised loudness, dynamics and true-peak standards, which are now standard on iTunes, Spotify, DAB, and many other online platforms.

Also on display at NAMM is ISL 2st, a stereo-only version of Nugen’s award-winning ISL 2 solution, designed to provide music producers with true-peak compliance and prevent the distortion that often results from the codec conversions required to deliver audio to online platforms. ISL 2st DSP is also now available for Avid Pro Tools HDX users.

Finally, Nugen will demonstrate a significant upgrade to Visualizer, the company’s audio-analysis plug-in and stand-alone metering system. Its latest version includes a new comparison mode, a ‘significant’ upgrade to the Lissajous view, and numerous fine-tuning improvements, further enhancing intuitive operation and allowing rapid adjustment to achieve ‘a perfectly optimised visualisation for the task at hand.’

Jon Schorah, Nugen’s founder and creative director, commented: "At this year’s NAMM Show, we’re looking forward to presenting tools like ISL 2st and MasterCheck, both designed to help today’s audio experts maintain the best quality for web-based distribution. Also, the new stereo version of SEQ-S is in direct response to the needs of our music-industry customers. And Visualizer is going from strength to strength – meeting customers’ demands for the most comprehensive audio-analysis suite."