By PSW Staff • March 4, 2014 Screenshot of the new Penteo 4 Pro plug-in from Audiotech Digital Audiotech Digital has announced the release of the new Panteo 4 Pro plug-in that discretely converts stereo to 5.1, offering exacting control over sound image placement to create high-quality, sonic-free and natural-sounding surround. Penteo 4 Pro is 100-percent ITU down-mix compatible to the original stereo. The plug-in offers an intuitive visual interface modeled after vintage gear and six automated preset modes as well as advanced manual controls for fine-tuning. Mike Minkler, multiple Oscar-winning re-recording mixer at TODD-SOUNDELUX, explains, “I’ve used Penteo on almost every project for five years now, such as Django Unchained, Twilight Saga, and Inglourious Basterds. The new plug-in really shines. With a flick of a switch I can take a two-channel mix and get a quality 5.1 mix, which is a huge asset in these budget-conscious times, especially when independent films just can’t afford more than a stereo source for me to work with.” Native AAX64 Support Penteo 4 Pro now natively supports Avid Audio eXtension (AAX) for true 64 bit processing. As a result, Penteo 4 Pro AAX64 uses 52 percent less CPU processing power thereby allowing a sound designer more flexibility to simultaneously use more tracks in a mix than ever before. “Penteo produces such a warm surround mix, and we are thrilled that now Penteo supports Avid’s AAX64 format,” says Ed Gray, director, Avid Partnering Programs. “Now sound designers will benefit by being able to run more instances and tap all the new features of ProTools 11.” New Features —Touch Screen Controls – In addition to mouse operated controls, Penteo 4 Pro is the first up-mixer to support multi-touch controls. Mixing is not a linear, sequential process—Penteo’s unique multi-touch interface allows a sound designer to control more than one Penteo feature at once, thereby creating a natural mixing experience through simple hand contact. Penteo 4 Pro is the world’s first multi-touch plug-in designed for use with the Raven MTX Surround console. —Pro Tools Automation Keyboard Shortcuts for all parameters – Quickly add and select parameters for automation using standard control/alt/cmd shortcuts. —Usage Preferences – With choice of circular or vertical knob drag usage options, a sound designer can select the most natural feeling knob movement for mouse or multi-touch. —New bypass channel routing – Stereo bypass channels now routes to the ProTools channel output standard. To celebrate Penteo’s AAX release, from March 4 to April 16, 2014, new purchases of any format of Penteo will receive 33% off the purchase price. Free trials are available here. Audiotech Digital/Panteo Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Tagged with: Mixers New Products Plugins Processors Recording Software · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Live Sound International brings you information on a wide range of pro audio topics. Stay up-to-date, get expert tips, industry news, new products and technologies delivered. Discover how to make smart use of today’s sound technology, Subscribe Today!