Upmix & Downmix

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Emotion Systems

Challenges with Immersive Audio

  • Mixing immersive and non-immersive audio
  • Broadcasting premium sports content
  • Feature and trailer distribution
  • Digital remastering of high value content

Solutions for Immersive Audio

  • Automated upmixing and downmixing to or from any immersive format
  • Create a captivating 3D surround mix from a stereo file
  • Adaptive algorithm provides rich tonality and artefact free
  • Create up to 16 channels of audio
  • Cutting between immersive and non-immersive content
  • Breathe new life into archived content with a binaural stereo mix

Immersive Upmix & Downmix Solution Sheet

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Emotion Systems continues to push the boundaries of audio innovation with Engine, a comprehensive, software-based, automated audio processing solution. Designed to meet the demands of professional audio production, Engine offers a range of features, such as the immersive audio module, allowing for seamless, automated upmixing and downmixing, essential for working with immersive audio content. 

Upmixing and Downmixing to or from any immersive format

Engine offers advanced capabilities for upmixing and downmixing, allowing audio professionals to convert to or from any immersive audio format. It provides flexibility to adapt to the needs of various platforms, ensuring a consistent and high-quality audio experience for the audience, regardless of the playback system or medium.

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Create a captivating immersive mix from a stereo file

Engine's sophisticated audio processing capabilities allow it to create 3D surround sound, upmixing from a simple stereo file. By leveraging Engine's powerful upmixing capabilities, professionals can craft an immersive and captivating audio experience from even the most basic of source files, greatly enhancing the perceived value and impact of the audio content. 

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Adaptive algorithm provides rich tonality and artefact free

Engine's adaptive algorithm ensures that the resulting audio maintains rich tonality and is free from unwanted artefacts, even when dealing with complex upmixing or downmixing tasks. This feature ensures that the audio's quality remains intact, regardless of the upmixing or downmixing transformations it undergoes, leading to a cleaner, more consistent, and more pleasurable listening experience.

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Create up to 16 channels of audio

Engine supports upmixing up to 16 channels of audio, providing an incredibly detailed and enveloping soundscape. This ability enables professionals to build complex, multidimensional audio environments that truly immerse the listener, creating a sense of being 'inside' the sound.

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Cutting between non-immersive and immersive content

Engine's cutting-edge design allows for seamless transitions between immersive and non-immersive content. This feature is crucial for modern media production, where content often needs to be adapted for various distribution channels, each with different audio specifications.

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Breathe new life into content with a binaural stereo mix

Engine also offers the ability to breathe new life into archived and existing content by creating a binaural stereo mix. This innovative technique allows two-channel audio to mimic the experience of immersive sound, making it ideal for headphone listening. By repurposing archived content with a binaural mix, Engine can help to add a fresh dimension to older material, expanding its appeal to modern audiences.

 

Find out more about Engine's other audio processing capabilities by clicking HERE.

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Emotion Systems' Engine provides an array of powerful audomated upmixing and downmixing solutions for handling immersive audio. From converting to and from various formats, creating highly detailed audio environments, ensuring a high-quality output, to rejuvenating archived content, Engine offers a forward-thinking answer to the evolving needs of the professional audio industry.
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