NUGEN Audio has announced Paragon ST, its newest reverb plugin providing a mono/stereo-only version of its convolution reverb software that’s designed to help producers sculpt and fine-tune reverb to the needs of the track, and at a lower price point.
In conjunction with the new release, NUGEN has unveiled music-focused features that will be included in Paragon ST as well as the surround version of Paragon, including controls for stereo width, modulation and mic distance, along with a pre-delay tempo lock, making it well suited for a range of music and scoring projects.
“We’re very excited to finally unveil Paragon ST,” says Paul Tapper, CEO, NUGEN Audio. “After launching Paragon to the film and TV industry to great reception, we knew we had to build a solution for our friends in music production as well. This new, mono/stereo-only version will give producers access to a purity of sound found from our state-of-the-art technology, which is based on the incredible research of Dr. Jez Wells. Additionally, our newest software update means that Paragon and Paragon ST users, alike, will have access to an even wider range of creative tools, for everything from music singles to complete film scores.”
The Paragon ST convolution reverb is designed to offer the realism of authentic Impulse Responses (IR) alongside the tweak-ability of a classic algorithmic reverb. Additionally, Paragon and Paragon ST have spectral analysis and precise IR EQ, and zero time-stretching to help eliminate artifacts. Further, both reverbs provide unique technology for re-synthesis of authentic IRs and HPF and LPF per channel.
The new stereo width controls, based on the technology of NUGEN’s Stereoizer plugin, is designed to provide instant stereo enhancement with the assurance of mono compatibility and no unwanted artifacts. Like the traditional Stereoizer software, Paragon stereo widening affords users a wider, more coherent sound, with polish and spatial balance.
The new mic distance control adjusts the level of the early reverb reflections, giving the impression that the affected sound is either closer to or further away from the listener, without adjusting the characteristics of the space itself. The modulation function is intended to give users a greater level of creativity and a dynamic character to the reverb. Additionally, the pre-delay tempo lock anchors the reverb pre-delay, also known as the time delay between the dry signal and the reverb signal, to the beats per minute (BPM) of the project.
These features are available immediately to new Paragon and Paragon ST customers, and as a software update for current Paragon users. Paragon ST has an MSRP of $299 USD (+ tax) and is currently available at an introductory price of $149 USD (+tax). Go here for more specifics.