Word of mouth
For as long as he could remember, producer/mixer Alvin Wee loved music and film; and he was fortunate enough to cut his teeth working with composers and record producers in Los Angeles on film projects such as Kung Fu Panda, Kingsman and Eddie the Eagle. Having such a strong background in the industry, Wee takes pride in knowing that when someone hands a project off to him, it will be done correctly, and well. In order to achieve those results, Wee relies on NUGEN Audio’s Producer bundle and Halo Upmix solutions.
Wee’s introduction to NUGEN began as it often does, by word of mouth. “I was talking with industry friends and colleagues. I mentioned that I was looking for a specific product for a project I was working on, and one of them recommended NUGEN,” he says. “Then, I was at a GRAMMY® party and an engineer who is a monster in the business told me that NUGEN’s meters are incredible, so I decided to check them out. I started using the NUGEN plug-ins and, right off the bat, they did exactly what I needed. So, I just kept using them.”
"I started using the NUGEN plug-ins and, right off the bat, they did exactly what I needed."
Striving for perfection
Ideally suited for both mixing and mastering situations, NUGEN’s Producer software provides Wee with a collection of highly flexible award-winning cross-platform plug-ins designed to increase the quality and efficiency of his productions. “The Producer software has been incredibly useful for me,” he adds. “I love the Stereoizer; it’s my go to plug-in that I use on all my mixes and checks. It allows me to control all the low-end and make sure that a recording doesn’t get too wobbly or crazy. I can even make the high-end feel wider and more exciting. It works really well and is very intuitive. The Visualizer tool included in the bundle is also excellent as its meters are tremendous in helping me see what I’m doing.”
Additionally, NUGEN’s Halo Upmix allows Wee to fine-tune his surround mixes. “When it comes to mixing for film, Halo Upmix is the single most helpful tool I have in my arsenal,” he explains. “Composers and directors may not always have the ability, time or resources to capture in surround when they write or shoot, but Halo Upmix helps me add the breadth and width that’s expected of a big cinematic production. It allows me to match recorded and sample tracks to make sure they fit in the same physical space.”
"Halo Upmix is the single most helpful tool I have in my arsenal."
According to Wee, “NUGEN provides tools that do precisely what they say they're going to do; and they are easy to use. In my business, there is a lot of hurry up and wait because balancing schedules is very challenging. Sometimes a record label will need something a lot sooner than originally planned and my NUGEN plug-ins are incredibly helpful in making sure I can get projects done on a moment’s notice if necessary.”
8 elite plug-ins delivering deeper control over your full production workflow.
From naturally extracted and expanded soundscapes to full cinematic big-stage enhancement, Halo Upmix delivers all the control you need to produce and fine-tune your surround mix to perfection.
Expand your stereo image. Mono to stereo, stereo to super-wide and everywhere in between. Natural extension or extreme effects, Stereoizer provides it all.
Powerful, flexible audio analysis, giving you immediate access to precisely the information you need, when you need it, through a unique, intelligent window system.