August 7, 2019, 08:18 AM
HOLLYWOOD, AUGUST 7, 2019 â€“ 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 Hartâ€™s Netflix stand up special in Dolby AtmosÂ®. He turned to Loudness Toolkit for the project in order to keep the varying levels of the hilarious dialogue consistent.
For Marks, one of the biggest challenges in mixing is time. â€œRegardless of what type of content you mix, shows have gotten more complex, there are more visual effects and the production values are higher â€“ so the sound has to match or exceed that,â€ says Marks. â€œFast 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 todayâ€™s world.â€
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 VisLMâ€™s measurements with the session.
â€œFor a show on Netflix, there are two loudness numbers that are important to hit,â€ adds Marks. â€œThe first is True Peak. You need to limit your mix with a True Peak limiter, and this is where NUGENâ€™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 NUGENâ€™s VisLM, you can load in the Netflix preset and start mixing.â€
For the 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.
â€œNUGEN Audio is a good company with a solid reputation of making tools that help us do our jobs,â€ adds Marks. â€œNUGEN keeps coming out with plug-ins that once incorporated into your workflow, you canâ€™t mix without them. Thanks to NUGEN Audio, the Kevin Hart special came out great.â€
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NUGEN Audio is a manufacturer of innovative and intuitive professional audio tools that provide the broadcast and post-production industryâ€™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 companyâ€™s products make it easier to deliver high-quality, compliant audio while saving time, reducing costs, and preserving the creative process. NUGEN Audioâ€™s tools for audio analysis, loudness metering, mixing/mastering, and tracking are used by the worldâ€™s top names in broadcast, post-production, and music production. For more information, visit .
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