NUGEN Audio Seamlessly Integrated for First South American Show Using Dolby Atmos

NUGEN Post Bundle Offers Intuitive and Transparent Control of the Mix for Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer Marcelo Cyro

SAO PAOLO, APRIL 23, 2019 – As a sound designer, re-recording mixer and partner at Panela Productions, Marcelo Cyro takes pride in telling stories with sound. When Cyro and his team were given the task of mixing Netflix’s Super Drags, the first show in South America to use Dolby Atmos, he turned to NUGEN Audio’s NUGEN Post bundle to control the consistency of the mix.

As the first show made using Dolby Atmos in South America, Cyro was presented with some unique mixing challenges. “Mixing in Dolby Atmos for broadcast within the loudness parameters was challenging because we needed to not only learn how to use the new technology but to use it within Netflix’s specifications of an original production,” says Cyro. “After trying so many things, I found the solution within NUGEN’s ISL True Peak Limiter. After using it, my mix just worked without having any other issues. It allowed me to take care of the sound and to help the story without worrying if it is in -10 dB’s True Peak.”

Cyro believes that every mix has its challenges and it is important to figure out the technical specifications before mixing to alleviate problems and focus on being creative. He likes to take into consideration the way sound will be used to enhance the story and the importance of the sound. As a re-recording mixer, he is responsible for focusing on the quality of the sound while also controlling what the audience feels or hears.

“The ISL True Peak Limiter is a significant part of my mix,” adds Cyro. “I use it in my auxes (effects, foleys, dialog and music) and I also use it to avoid some peaks and protect the speakers. What is great about ISL is that you don’t lose the low end like you do with so many other compressors. It’s also very fast when you have a huge transient effect. It is necessary to use loudness/true peak parameters in Dolby Atmos and I use it on every object to avoid peak. It does a really good job.”

Another NUGEN product that Cyro finds essential for his work is the VisLM loudness meter plug-in. “I start my mix with the dialog and use NUGEN’s VisLM plug-in in the beginning as well,” says Cyro. “After treating the dialog (compressing EQ), I automate it and the VisLM allows me to very easily and quickly see where my mix is too loud or too soft. It is there where I set all my mixes. For longer programs, it is necessary to have a very good meter to not fool your ears after mixing for a long time and the VisLM fits this application perfectly.”

Cyro also uses NUGEN’s Halo Upmix, especially when he receives music in 2.0. He likes to use Halo Upmix with some 5.1 reverb to make the music sound incredible. He also uses Halo Downmix often, since almost all his work is done in surround sound and he sends his clients a 2.0 version to be coherent with his surround mixes.

“NUGEN is an incredibly helpful and welcome part of my workflow and my mix template,” says Cyro. “NUGEN’s plug-ins are very simple to use and it’s easy to see what’s going on and what sounds good. They are extremely transparent and intuitive, which is necessary for audio post production. Sound is so important for movies and television shows – we need to infuse meaningful sound into every project and with NUGEN onboard, I am able to successfully do that.”

Cyro has worked on a variety of animated children’s series for Discovery Kids, National Geographic Kids, Disney and PlayKids. He has also worked on feature films including, On Yoga – The Architecture of Peace, Oscar nominated animated film Boy and the World and Cható – The King of Brazil.

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NUGEN Audio is a manufacturer of innovative and intuitive professional audio tools that provide the broadcast and post-production industry’s most advanced solutions for surround upmixing and end-to-end loudness management, metering, and correction from content acquisition through to playout. Reflecting the real-world production experience of the NUGEN Audio design team, the company’s products make it easier to deliver high-quality, compliant audio while saving time, reducing costs, and preserving the creative process. NUGEN Audio’s tools for audio analysis, loudness metering, mixing/mastering, and tracking are used by the world’s top names in broadcast, post-production, and music production. For more information, visit www.nugenaudio.com.

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