NUGEN Audio have unveiled Halo Vision, a customisable, real-time visual analysis suite operating in up to 7.1.2 channels for the AAX, VST3 and AU plug-in formats. Inspired by the brand’s renowned Halo Upmix and Halo Downmix solutions, Halo Vision features a variety of modules that provide audio professionals with a clearer understanding of every aspect of their sound.
Tools available within the plug-in include a Correlation Matrix, Correlation Web and Spectrum, expanded versions of NUGEN’s Frequency Haze and Location Haze functions, and a True Peak Meter for each channel. These modules are all aimed at supporting mix engineers in their decision-making and troubleshooting, helping to pinpoint problems that might be missed using ears alone.
“Halo Vision can be customised, rearranged and resized to suit any specific workflow, making it perfect for a broad spectrum of immersive sound projects, from music to film,” says Dr. Paul Tapper, CEO of NUGEN Audio.
The Correlation Matrix displays colour-coded phase relationships between channels, whilst also featuring a larger arched meter for more detailed analysis, and anti-correlation alerts which will be triggered at a user-designed threshold. The Correlation Web module displays a network of channels with an interconnecting line between each pair, which light up when the phase relationships between channels becomes anti-correlated.
The Frequency Haze tool provides a visual representation of frequency content across the surround field, with channel labels in typical speaker positions, whilst Location Haze displays the perceived location of audio, with brighter sections indicating an increase in strength.
When set to ‘combined’ mode, the Spectrum view displays a level-against-frequency graph for all channels in one spectrum, while the ‘groups’ mode groups channels into separate overlaid spectrums. Lastly, the True Peak Meter displays a dBTP level for each individual channel.
Halo Vision is set for release in late May 2022, with pricing yet to be announced.