At AES 2019, Nugen Audio unveiled the latest update for its Sigmod software plugin. The update allows Sigmod to host multiple instances of the Insert module and incorporates hosting support for third-party VST2 and AU plugins. This enables users to access a wider pool of plugins – particularly in DAWs that support limited plugin formats – and increases access for creative routing options such as mid/side processing for any stereo or multi-mono plugin.
The company has also implemented a wet/dry control for the Insert module. This provides even further flexibility, allowing users to blend their effected signal with the original sound without the use of an AUX send. Improved navigation controls for third-party plugins, including search bar functionality, enable users to filter by name and increase efficiency and ease of use.
Nugen’s Sigmod software provides custom, simple signal architecture with 12 single-process modules to enhance plugin and DAW functionality. It offers creative new ways to work by allowing users to easily insert, swap and move modules to fit to the correction, conversion and tweaking of audio. Included among the available modules are Mid/side, Protect, Tap, Crossover, Insert (now with VST2/3 and AU), Mute/Solo, Trim, Switch, DC Off-Set, Mono, Phase and Delay.
Several of these modules offer easy access to functionality that is often either missing or difficult to access in certain DAWs. The software is available in AAX, VST2/3, AU and AudioSuite formats in both 32- and 64-bit versions and is available on both Mac and Windows OS.
Nugen Audio will be at IBC with the latest updates to its VisLM loudness metering software. Targeting loudness metering, VisLM now offers a ‘Flag’ feature that builds upon the Alert functionality found in previous versions of the plug-in. This will allow users to navigate through True Peak and short-term/momentary loudness alerts, as well as manual flags for other points of interest. Included with the update is the latest maximum loudness range (LRA 18) for its Netflix preset that will benefit forward-thinking productions supplying content to the SVOD platform. The company is also rolling out navigable/visual alerts that further simplify operation.
VisLM offers a user interface design that is focused on the world’s standard loudness parameters, such as the newly implemented LRA 18 for Netflix productions. Using this solution, editors can have access to detailed historical information that enables them to hit the target every time. Additional loudness logging and timecode functions allow for analysis and proof of compliance.
NEW YORK — Nugen Audio has named Simon Kerr as chief marketing officer. Kerr will oversee the company’s global marketing strategy and will manage Nugen’s newly opened North American office in New York City. Their worldwide headquarters is in Leeds, UK.
Before joining Nugen Audio (www.nugenaudio.com), Kerr was director of marketing communications for professional imaging products at Canon USA, leading marketing strategy for the company’s professional SLR cameras, camcorders, and pro A/V products. There he spearheaded the launch and marketing of the Cinema EOS line of cameras.
With a background in documentary filmmaking for TV, Kerr lectured in video production at Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK before migrating to New York 15 years ago.
“Simon brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the US industry to his new role as CMO, and he’s the ideal professional to lead the effort to expand our presence in North America,” says Jon Schorah, founder and creative director, Nugen Audio. “Establishing a base in New York will help us more directly reach and support the North American broadcast and post-production marketplace, and will enable us to provide enhanced service for our rapidly growing user base in the U.S.”
Nugen’s new North American office is located at 59-26 Norman St., New York, NY.