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Nugen Audio Launches New Software Paragon

By CIOReview | Tuesday, November 17, 2020

With purity of sound at the vanguard of this plug-in, Paragon reverb functions in up to 7.1.2 channels of audio, making it ideal for surround applications comprising Dolby Atmos bed tracks.

FREMONT, CA: NUGEN Audio, a leading producer of audio software tools, announces the latest addition to its software lineup–Paragon. The world’s primary 3D-compatible convolution reverb, Paragon, delivers full control of the decay, brightness, and room size via pioneering re-synthesis modeled on 3D recordings of real spaces. It also offers an unparalleled level of tweak-ability, with zero time-stretching, which implies no artifacts. Furthermore, Paragon features spectral analysis and detailed EQ of the Impulse Responses (IR).

With purity of sound at the vanguard of this plug-in, Paragon reverb functions in up to 7.1.2 channels of audio, making it ideal for surround applications comprising Dolby Atmos bed tracks. Additionally, it features individually configurable crosstalk per channel, exceptional technology for re-synthesis of authentic IRs, LPF, Switchable LFE, and HPF per channel.

“Different from any other convolution reverb on the market, NUGEN Audio’s Paragon reverb plug-in has been our best-kept secret, and we’re excited to now unveil it to the world,” says Paul Tapper, CEO, NUGEN Audio. “With Paragon, gone are the days of enormous IR libraries. This technology not only enables users to reduce the sheer volume of recordings, it also encourages a greater level of creativity. We’re grateful to all of our developers and beta testers who helped make this possible and look forward to hearing feedback from the industry.”

Using advanced technology developed in conjunction with the University of York’s Dr. Jez Wells, 3D Impulse Responses are examined, decomposed, and re-synthesized to form new authentic spaces. This aspect ensures a small digital footprint for the IR library and makes it probable to configure infinite combinations of areas with just a few modifications to the settings.

The IR panel also allows users to change the frequency response of actual spaces by EQ’ing the reverb model and changing the frequency-dependent decay rate. Unlike conventional convolution reverb, Paragon does not utilize static IR, which delivers a broader scope to alter the sound of a space transparently.

Furthermore, Paragon’s crosstalk feature generates a sense of liveliness and communication between channels and lets users produce surround reverb from the stereo and mono sources. It also provides the control and litheness to determine how reverbs from every channel interact with another that can be useful for dialog intelligibility.

In concurrence to its Atmos application, NUGEN Audio’s Paragon reverb plug-in is compatible to creating immersive reverb in stereo, mono, stereo surround formats. It is perfect for recreating authentic resonances of real spaces and manipulating IRs while still preserving original convolution characteristics.