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.

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