NAMM06: Software Moves Stereo Files Into Surround

Upmix from Cycling ’74 lets you control the process      23/01/06

NAMM06: Software Moves Stereo Files Into Surround


Buying Choices
Cycling '74, a San Francisco-based music software company have been demonstrating UpMix, a surround processing and upmixing software package for VST and RTAS formats on both MacOS and Windows platforms . The flagship plug-in provides functionality that can speed the repurposing of stereo audio content into a surround environment.
By providing a number of algorithms and advanced positioning control, UpMix offers an easy way to move stereo files into an immersive surround environment suitable for film, DVD, HD broadcast and music surround formats.
    Five additional plug-ins handle common surround mixing tasks:
  • Rotator moves a 6-channel mix in a circular fashion - allowing the point of view to follow the on-screen action.

  • ReRoute changes the output channels of the audio to match the system's internal routing.
  • FoldDown gives you the ability to check your surround mix in stereo, with center channel and surround channel gain reduction.
  • ReBalance is a simple set of level controls for each of the surround channels.
  • LFE-6chan is a low-frequency generator/adjustor.
    Cycling ’74 tell us that these tools provide an unprecedented level of control, but are not intended as a replacement for a skilled engineer. When used as part of an engineer's toolkit, however, they can aid in the creation of a deep, immersive mix. UpMix promises to be a new kind of tool that increases productivity and ease in professional surround production. Price and Availability:
    Available in the first quarter of 2006 from Cycling '74 and its dealers and distributors.
    US suggested retail price is $495.
    More info:
  • www.cycling74.com


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