Stagetec Releases New Features For Aurus Consoles

Stagetec has added parallel (aka, New York) compression to its Aurus platinum console for recording and TV post production projects. Parallel compression will be available with software release 4.7 and will then also be available in the company’s Crescendo platinum console as well.

Previously, Stagetec's Aurus platinum offered two types of compression, but now parallel compression has been added as a further operating mode for the existing compressor. Parallel compression, a form of upward compression, is achieved by mixing an unprocessed “dry,” or lightly compressed signal with a heavily compressed version of the same signal.

The new multichannel format 5.1.4 with Z-plane has also been added to the Aurus platinum, as 3D audio is becoming increasingly important in the professional audio arena. In music and TV productions, the highly immersive soundscapes that 3D audio creates evoke a more emotional response for consumers.

For many years Aurus has offered true multichannel format capability for parallel mixes in 5.1 and stereo or mixes up to 7.1. As of software release 4.7, 3D audio can be mixed with four overhead speakers in the Aurus platinum.

A further feature of the software update is temporary link groups, which enables channels to be linked faster on the control surface. This function is available for both the Aurus and Aurus platinum consoles. The new software release (4.7) will be available by the end of the year.

Let us know what you think…

Log-in or Register for free to post comments…

You might also like...

Essential Guide:  Immersive Audio Primer – Part 1

Part one of this four-part series introduces immersive audio, the terminology used, the standards adopted, and the key principles that make it work.

What Makes a Podcast Studio Unique?

Currently, there are over 660,000 different podcasts produced throughout the world. Over 28 million episodes are available in more than 100 languages. More than 50 percent of U.S. homes listen to podcasts regularly and most listeners average seven different shows each week. For…

Using Portable Recorders to Make Recording Simple

Today, high quality audio recording may be achieved a multitude of ways, but using a low-cost portable recorder may be one of the simplest and best for non-technical users. Here are some tips.

Server-Based “At Home” Workflows Provide Efficiency For NASCAR Productions

NASCAR Productions, based in Charlotte NC, prides itself on maintaining one of the most technically advanced content creation organizations in the country. It’s responsible for providing content, graphics and other show elements to broadcasters (mainly Fox and NBC), as w…

Vintage vs. New: Which Pro Audio Gear is Better?

Vintage pro audio gear has a certain panache that almost guarantees its consistently high value. But is it functionally better than new gear? It can be if time and money is poured into high maintenance and a fanatical level of…