A major new update for the Halo Upmix plug-in has been announced. The 3D Immersive Extension builds on the established Halo 9.1 Extension, adding further options beyond the existing Dolby Atmos bed track capability. The update adds Ambisonic compatible output as an alternative to channel-based output for VR, game and other immersive applications.
This makes it possible to upmix, re-purpose or convert channel-based audio for an Ambisonic workflow.
In addition, the Halo 3D Immersive Extension makes Halo the first upmixer to fully support Avid’s newly announced Pro Tools version 12.8, now with native 7.1.2 stems for Dolby Atmos mixing. The combination of Pro Tools 12.8 and Halo 3D Immersive
Extension will provide a more fluid workflow for audio post professionals handling multi-channel and object-based audio formats, according to Nugen.
Jon Schorah, founder and creative director, Nugen Audio, said: “We are delighted to offer new options for engineers involved in the rapidly developing world of immersive audio and Dolby Atmos.
The addition of Ambisonic output in the 3D Immersive Extension enables users to apply our unique algorithms in ever-diversifying contexts and workflows.”