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Broader range of loudness and upmix

New upmixing technology for surround production, new standards-based loudness measurement capabilities for movie trailer production, and a new programme of floating licensing for mid-sized to large-enterprise customers are highlights from Nugen Audio.

The company has developed a range of proprietary new processes for upmixing stereo audio to 5.1/7.1 surround in TV and film productions.

Combining several technologies, including frequency and time domain energy distribution and neural network artificial intelligence, this new process enables producers to target various upmix goals including full stable surrounds, exact downmix matching, and/or full dialogue isolation.

The first product to include this new technology will be the Halo Upmix tool, designed for creating a stereo-to-5.1/7.1 downmix-compatible upmix with optional dialogue isolation in the centre channel.

Serving a broader array of loudness management applications, Nugen is also introducing Leq(m) measurement into a range of its existing solutions.

Support of Leq(m) provides mission-critical capabilities for audio professionals who work on cinema trailer production and complements the ITU loudness measurement capabilities already available in Nugen Audio loudness products.

Leq(m) functionality will be offered as a free update for Nugen’s recently announced VisLM-H2 loudness meter, LM-Correct 2 loudness quick fix tool and LMB processor for batch loudness analysis and correction on multiple files.

The company claimed its new server-based seat licensing for mid- to large-sized enterprises was a direct result of familiarity with administration challenges faced by large operations.