NUGEN Audio has announced the release of version 1.1 of its Paragon 3D-compatible convolution reverb plugin, and among the updates is the addition of outdoor Impulse Responses (IRs) and improved balancing of early reflections.
Version 1.1 also offers new presets and an improved browser with “search,” “tagging” and “favorite” functions. In addition, Paragon offers full control of the decay, room size and brightness via re-synthesis modeled on 3D recordings of real spaces.
“Paragon has been incredibly well-received by the film and TV industry since its release last autumn,” says NUGEN Audio Product Specialist Freddy Vinehill-Cliffe. “That said, we’ve listened to feedback from our friends in the industry and found that outdoor IRs and presets were the main feature request we’ve had since originally releasing the software. These elements are especially important to people working on movies and TV shows with exterior scenes, which is found in nearly every production. Additionally, the new preset browser makes it easier for users to organize their presets, which further expedites the creative process.”
The plugin also provides spectral analysis and precise EQ of the IRs, and it operates in up to 7.1.2 channels of audio, making it choice for surround and immersive audio applications, including Dolby Atmos bed tracks. Further, it offers individually configurable crosstalk per channel, unique technology for re-synthesis of authentic IRs, HPF and LPF per channel, and switchable LFE.
In addition to its Atmos application, the plugin is designed to be well-suited to creating immersive reverb in mono, stereo and surround formats, as well as for recreating authentic sounds of real spaces and manipulating IRs while still maintaining true convolution characteristics.
NUGEN Audio Paragon is currently available for $599 USD (+tax). Go here for more specifics.