Nugen Audio has released another major update for its award-winning Halo Upmix plug-in after earlier previewing the technology at AES Berlin back in May.
The new 3D Immersive Extension follows on from the previous Halo 9.1 upgrade, adding further options beyond the existing Dolby Atmos bed track capability. The 3D Immersive Extension now provides 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, Nugen says.
"We are delighted to offer new options for engineers involved in the rapidly developing world of immersive audio and Dolby Atmos," said Jon Schorah, founder and creative director, Nugen Audio. "The addition of Ambisonic output in the 3D Immersive Extension enables users to apply our unique algorithms in ever diversifying contexts and workflows."