NUGEN Audio Announces New NUtility Toolkit Plugin Bundle

Comprised of its SigMod, AB Assist, Jotter and Aligner plugins and designed to help bridge gaps in DAW functionality and speed up tedious administration tasks.
The new NUtility Toolkit plugin bundle from NUGEN Audio.

NUGEN Audio has announced the availability Of NUtility Toolkit, a new bundle comprised of its SigMod, AB Assist, Jotter and Aligner plugins that’s designed to help bridge gaps in DAW functionality and speed up tedious admininstration tasks for audio engineers.

“Introducing these utility plugins to your workflow will be a gamechanger,” says Freddy Vinehill-Cliffe, product specialist, NUGEN Audio. “It’s like finally buying a food processor when you’ve been using a pestle and mortar for the past decade. Do you have any idea how much more often I make pesto these days?”

SigMod enablesusers to create custom signal architecture to enhance the functionality of both the DAW and third-party plugins. The plug-in also offers access to functionality that is often either missing or difficult to access in certain DAWs, including but not limited to, a phase flip and a mid/side encoder and decoder.

AB Assist 2 receives and compares up to four audio sources — different takes, plug-in options, mix revisions or versions of a master, with support for all surround channel counts. The blind test function randomly labels the streams as W, X, Y and Z for an unbiased assessment of the audio options. Additionally, an auto-level match function allows users to match short-term loudness (LUFS) of sources, while a mono-check feature compares mono fold-downs and the smooth tool creates fades between sources.

Aligner is an automatic phase and polarity alignment tool. With the automatic linking functionality, users can connect multiple instances of the plu-in to phase-correct all channels via one single user interface. The plugin also includes manual phase adjustment for fine-tuning especially challenging audio.

Jotter provides sharing of timestamped notes and comments between the plugin and the free standalone Jotter app. The latter allows clients and collaborators who may not own the plugin (or do not use a DAW) to share their feedback, and for audio engineers to view this feedback locked to the correct position on the project timeline.

NUGEN’s NUtility Toolkit is available in AAX, VST3, AU and AudioSuite formats in 64-bit for both Mac and Windows OS. The bundle will be available for $99, which is a savings of $107 versus purchasing each of the individual tools. Each plugin can still be purchased individually, and current users of any of these tools can upgrade to the bundle at a reduced rate.