Nugen reveals new tools in NAMM 2016 line-up

Upcoming NAMM Show will see Nugen introduce several new updates and feature enhancements
Nugen's 'Visualizer' audio analysis solution.
Nugen's 'Visualizer' audio analysis solution.


At this month's upcoming NAMM Show, Nugen Audio will present its latest innovations in high-end mix and mastering tools, including several new updates and feature enhancements. The Nugen Audio team will also be on hand at NAMM to answer questions on mastering for the internet age and music streaming.

New: SEQ-ST Spline Equaliser with Filter Morphing
New to NAMM this year will be SEQ-ST, a linear phase spline EQ with powerful sonic sculpting and EQ matching, stereo midside operation, and automated spectrum analysis. SEQ-ST allows audio to be massaged and corrected with very high resolution not possible using a traditional parametric interface. Also on display at NAMM will be a powerful new filter-morphing feature that allows fluid morphing between two sets of filter curves under full user control.

Mastering for the Internet age: MasterCheck and ISL 2st True-Peak Limiter

MasterCheck is the first music-industry-specific audio plug-in designed to facilitate mix and mastering for loudness-normalised playout, which is now standard on iTunes, Spotify, DAB, and many other online platforms. MasterCheck reveals how the consumer will hear audio on these and other music platforms by using internationally recognised loudness, dynamics, and true-peak standards.

ISL 2st provides music producers with true-peak compliance, essential in preparing all audio for loudness normalisation because it prevents the distortion that often results from the codec conversions required to deliver audio to online platforms. Nugen Audio introduced ISL 2st in response to demand from music professionals for a highly robust, transparent true-peak limiter. Priced at an accessible entry point for the broader music-production community, ISL 2st is a stereo-only version of Nugen Audio's award-winning ISL 2 solution. ISL 2st DSP is also now available for Avid Pro Tools HDX users.

Update: Visualizer audio analysis solution
Nugen Audio will demonstrate a significant upgrade to Visualizer, the company's audio-analysis plug-in and stand-alone metering system. The latest version of Visualizer 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 optimized visualisation for the task at hand. This update is available for both native and DSP versions of Visualizer.

Ideal for music mixing and mastering as well as audio post-production, Visualizer provides comprehensive audio analysis for recording, mixing, and mastering in a single plug-in. A standardised reference set of professional tools is designed to help audio engineers work faster and avoid mistakes.

Jon Schorah, founder and creative director of Nugen Audio, 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."

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