Product Description for the Auro Authoring Basic
The Auro-3D Authoring Tools V2.0 Basic from Minnetonka Audio provides a comprehensive solution for creating native 3D audio content. Each plug-in included in the tool set is designed to be easily integrated into any existing content creation workflow, while solving many technical limitations present in DAW stations. All tools allow the creative to work within the uncompressed audio domain, and multiple masters can be mixed at the same time.
The Auro-Panner enables 3D panning, replacing the DAW's pan controls when working in Auro-3D with the panned information sent to the Auro-Bus plug-in. The Auro-Bus collects this information from a number of Auro-Panners to form a subgroup or stem. All connected Auro-Panners can be summed, leveled, and their down-fold settings can be adjusted in case a planar target configuration is required. The Auro-Mixing Engine sets the target Auro-3D configuration and controls how all the connected busses are mixed.
The Auro-3D Authoring Tools consist of a set of plug-ins which now includes 3D panning and mixing with support for all Auro-3D formats and various Surround formats, as well as encoding with the Auro-Codec. A basic Auro-3D session consists of the Auro-Panner, Auro-Bus, Auro-Mixing Engine, and Auro-Return plug-ins. Each plug-in is inserted on its own DAW audio track and connects to the A3DHost processor. The Auro-Panner sends its track’s audio to a selected Auro-Bus, which routes the signals to one or more Auro-Mixing Engines. The Auro-Mixing Engine lets you set Auro-3D and downmix configuration settings, mixes the audio, and then sends it back to the DAW using the Auro-Return plug-ins for monitoring and bouncing of the mix. It also contains the Auro-Codec Encoder to immediately output the encoded deliverable.
This set of plugins is designed to be easily integrated into any existing content-creation workflow, while solving many technical limitations present in DAW stations, such as limited bus widths and the lack of 3D panning. All tools allow the creative to work within the uncompressed audio domain, and multiple masters (in different formats) can be mixed at the same time. Combined with the Auro-Matic Pro upmixing plug-in, this makes the full Auro-3D Creative Tool Suite the most flexible and most efficient solution on the market for the creation of 3D immersive sound.