Scott Gershin has worked on over 100 films and received 26 industry nominations, including a BAFTA Award nomination, for his work on American Beauty, Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, and Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler. He has created the sound for blockbuster gaming titles such as Resident Evil, Gears of War, and Fable, and more recently helped out on id Software’s Doom. As Technicolor's Director of Sound Editorial, Gershin is leading the company’s expansion into sound design for gaming and immersive experiences. He also continues to design and supervise sound for films.
“Not only do the NUGEN Audio tools make my life easier, but they deliver output that sounds as close as possible to the original source materials."
Gershin uses NUGEN Audio's Loudness Toolkit 2 with an Avid Pro Tools | S6 control surface in order to produce loudness-compliant mixes on a wide range of projects, and Halo Upmix gives him an efficient, reliable and powerful means of creating a high-quality 5.1/7.1 surround upmix from stereo source materials.
“The most important consideration for audio tools and plug-ins is that they work transparently and do their job without adding coloration to the output,” Gershin says. “Not only do the NUGEN Audio tools make my life easier, but they deliver output that sounds as close as possible to the original source materials. Plus, the reliability and quality of the tools is fantastic.”
"Proof that sometimes the most elegant tools are also the simplest.”
Gershin uses the full range of plug-ins in the Loudness Toolkit 2 — including VisLM visual loudness meter, LM-Correct loudness measurement and correction tool, and ISL real-time True Peak limiter — for loudness compliance on projects ranging from commercials and other TV content to gaming and even sound mixes for theme parks.
“The Loudness Toolkit 2 has become indispensable in my work."
“The Loudness Toolkit 2 has become indispensable in my work, because I’m expected to deliver mixes that meet different loudness thresholds depending on where and how they’ll be played out, including different standards for different end-user devices,” Gershin says, “The toolkit gives me a full arsenal of plug-ins for metering to LKFS and LUFS targets and for creating a True Peak-compliant mix for any delivery platform. And it’s remarkable how well the NUGEN Audio tools complement the Avid Pro Tools paradigm.”
Halo Upmix is NUGEN Audio’s industry-leading plug-in for high-quality upmixing of stereo audio to 5.1/7.1 surround sound. Available in Avid AAX, VST, and AU formats, Halo Upmix automates the creation of a stereo-to-surround, downmix-compatible upmix with unique center-channel management and spatial density controls.
Gershin says, “Halo Upmix is proof that sometimes the most elegant tools are also the simplest. Upmixing is a task that can be extremely time-consuming, but Halo Upmix makes it really fast and easy to generate a surround mix that sounds almost identical to the original stereo source. We’re also excited that NUGEN Audio has announced a brand-new 9.1 option for Halo Upmix — great timing since we’re currently in the process of launching our new 9.1 studio.”
The most powerful loudness solution available for your NLE/DAW today. Three products working in concert to deliver unsurpassed quality and workflow efficiency.
Uncompromising quality, compliance and creativity.
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.
Loudness compliance perfectly integrated into your workflow, using a clear resizeable interface and ground breaking ReMEM automated loudness memory technology.
LM-Correct gives you a unique, immediate and hassle-free route to loudness-compliant audio in your day-to-day loudness workflow, saving you time and preventing costly mistakes.
ISL is a transparent look-ahead limiter designed to allow you to get on with creative audio production while it takes care of True Peak compliance for you.