August 7, 2019, 8:18 am
Loudness Toolkit Plug-Ins Significantly Improve
Workflow for Veteran Re-Recording Mixer
HOLLYWOOD, AUGUST 7, 2019 – Re-recording
mixer Tom Marks, CAS, is passionate about his craft and the storytelling aspect
of his job. He was recently tasked with mixing comedian Kevin Hart’s Netflix
stand up special in Dolby Atmos®. He turned to Loudness Toolkit
for the project in order to keep the varying levels of the hilarious dialogue consistent.
one of the biggest challenges in mixing is time. “Regardless of what type of
content you mix, shows have gotten more complex, there are more visual effects
and the production values are higher – so the sound has to match or
exceed that,” says Marks. “Fast decision making, a good template with plug-ins
you prefer, and a console/control surface laid out well, all help with the
efficiency you need to create great content in today’s world.”
Marks has come to rely on a selection of NUGEN Audio plug-ins for
his projects, including VisLM, Halo Upmix, ISL, MasterCheck and Visualizer. Marks
credits the numerous features of his NUGEN Audio plug-ins for his improved
workflow. Among his most-used features are the True Peak metering; Netflix,
TASA and R128 compatibility; stereo, 5.1, 7.1 and 7.1.2 channel formats; and
loudness history, which saves VisLM’s measurements with the session.
“For a show
on Netflix, there are two loudness numbers that are important to hit,” adds
Marks. “The first is True Peak. You need to limit your mix with a True Peak
limiter, and this is where NUGEN’s ISL is required. The second is your LKFS
number. This Netflix spec helps to maintain dialogue levels across a wide range
of content. With NUGEN’s VisLM, you can load in the Netflix preset and start
Kevin Hart special in Dolby Atmos, Marks almost entirely mixed dialogue. VisLM
and its Netflix present made hitting the required spec numbers really easy.
This allowed him to spend more time on the creative process.
Audio is a good company with a solid reputation of making tools that help us do
our jobs,” adds Marks. “NUGEN keeps coming out with plug-ins that once
incorporated into your workflow, you can’t mix without them. Thanks to NUGEN
Audio, the Kevin Hart special came out great.”
Information about the NUGEN Audio’s complete product family is
available at .
For all other inquiries, please email .
NUGEN Audio is a manufacturer of innovative and
intuitive professional audio tools that provide the broadcast and post-production
industry’s most advanced solutions for surround upmixing and end-to-end
loudness management, metering, and correction from content acquisition through
to playout. Reflecting the real-world production experience of the NUGEN Audio
design team, the company’s products make it easier to deliver high-quality,
compliant audio while saving time, reducing costs, and preserving the creative
process. NUGEN Audio’s tools for audio analysis, loudness metering, mixing/mastering,
and tracking are used by the world’s top names in broadcast, post-production,
and music production. For more information, visit .
All trademarks appearing herein are
the property of their respective owners.
Follow NUGEN Audio:
September 5, 2019, 1:42 pm
Expanded Functionalities for its Advanced Broadcast Control System Also on Display
Lawrence Jordan joins Gordon to discuss editing, 2-pop, and his new venture Master the workflow.
Gordon sits down with Michelle Miller to discuss the makeup of PEN15
Choose what Post News gets sent directly to your E-Mail, daily or weekly.
Get your post news on your favourite Apple device, when you want it where you want it.
Get your post news on your favourite Android device with the AOTG Android App.