Used By 5 of the 6 Largest Studios, Penteo Solves Every Upmix Challenge
New digital signal processing (DSP) expands channel separation width and enhances front ‘punch’ for all types of music, vocals or special effects up to 7.1 channels. Penteo’s unique and natural approach introduces nothing foreign/no unwanted sonic artifacts to the upmix. Penteo therefore folds-back perfectly – 100% – ITU to the original stereo and fully supports LtRt encoding.
Penteo gives sound designers ultimate control over every element of their surround mix with the broadest set of controls available in an easy-to-use interface. Penteo provides a control for every element of your surround mix and Fader controls have been expanded by +/- 50% for even greater sound placement control.
Penteo generates a powerful and stable 7.1 bed that can be used to feed higher-channel formats such as Dolby Atmos. Only Penteo has multiple output formats which can be flexibly combined in any combination to create the desired Atmos bed.
Dramatically Streamline Your Workflow & Improve Your Scoring Stage Results
When an LFE channel is not needed on the scoring stage, Penteo’s new 3.0/4.0/5.0/7.0 non-LFE bussed solutions speeds sound design workflows and keeps bus counts from hitting system limitations.
New & enhanced digital signal processing (DSP) – with expanded channel separation width and enhanced front ‘punch’ – improves the isolation of the center channel for dialogue/vocals.
Penteo Fader controls have been expanded by +/- 50% for more precise control; automation shortcuts have been added; and now you have the choice to control Penteo by either mouse or touch screen.
Award-Winning Composers Deliver High-Quality Surround Effortlessly From Any Stereo Track
Monitor the stereo mix in surround to see how stereo pans will affect the surround upmix allowing composers to develop a perfect stereo and surround mix quickly. This can generate a new revenue stream for surround downloads in addition to stereo.
Penteo delivers a perfect stereo & surround file from the same mix – one music track supports both formats. Now composers can create and manage a single format which reduces production time and lowers their cost of supporting multiple download formats.
Due to its perfectly discrete Center channel, Penteo can easily be used to isolate and keep dialogue in the Center, yet keep the music/sound effects up in the mix. The result is a more balanced and natural sounding mix for any composition.
National Broadcasters Eliminate Time Consuming Video-Sync And Down-Mix Issues
Video and audio cue syncing effort is eliminated using the six new latency-free Audiosuite enabled plugins for stereo-to LCR, Quad, 5.0, 5.1, 7.0, and 7.1 surround upmixing.
Penteo is the only upmixing plugin that folds-back 100% ITU to the original stereo. Now through a single-mix, broadcast sound designers get results that sound perfect in both stereo and surround.
Advanced Audiosuite workflow allows for fast & easy synchronous rendering for all channel formats to any destination track or region in the mix. Penteo enables rapid upmix workflows and also significantly simplifies session archiving.
Top 3 Gaming Companies Use Penteo for its Natural Spatial Sound Placement
Only Penteo uses a natural algorithm to separate out individual components from the stereo signal and reproduces them as deeply immersive and discrete surround channels.Penteo allows gaming sound designers to up-mix any stereo track free of sonic artifacts to surround, resulting in a rich immersive sound with precise discrete sound placement and wide, clear channel separation.
Penteo gives game sound designers complete artistic freedom over surround channel distribution using five powerful controls: the Active Mode Selector, the balance adjustment faders for the Center, Rear and Side Channels, and the most extensive Low Frequency bass management options available.
Penteo is the only upmixing plugin that folds-back 100% ITU to the original stereo. Game designers now have the option to use only a single-mix to deliver results that sound perfect in both stereo and surround. This eliminates the need in game design to develop ‘stereo-like’ surround mixes that don’t sound good in either stereo or surround.
Sound Design Schools
Top-Ranked Schools Worldwide Use Penteo To Teach Surround Design
Penteo gives students more time to focus on their stereo mixes because with one click of the mouse, Penteo generates an immediate & perfect surround mix that introduces no unwanted sonic artifacts to the upmix and therefore folds-back perfectly to the original stereo. Students spend more time on their final screenings and not fine-tuning their upmix.
Penteo teaches students how to upmix surround for all types of music, dialogue and sound effects. And because Penteo is used for film, broadcast, gaming, automotive, composition, and score surround design, students are exposed to all sound design challenges. No matter what the source material or end-use, using Penteo gives students the opportunity to develop a broad set of universal skills for sound design.
Students proficient with Penteo are more career marketable since Penteo trains them on new post-production techniques that are in demand by top post-production studios today. For example, using Penteo has taught students how to build surround beds for Dolby Atmos, and how to use advanced workflows to deliver rapid, latency-free musical scores.