Nugen Audio is claiming a ‘world first’ with the release of its Paragon 3D-compatible convolution reverb plug-in.

Nugen Audio Paragon 3D convolution reverbParagon offers control of the decay, room size and brightness via re-synthesis modelled on 3D recordings of real spaces. It also provides zero time-stretching and features spectral analysis and precise EQ of the Impulse Responses (IR).

Paragon supports up to 7.1.2 channels of audio for surround applications including Dolby Atmos bed tracks. Further, it features individually configurable crosstalk per channel, unique technology for re-synthesis of authentic IRs, HPF and LPF per channel, and switchable LFE.

Using technology developed alongside the University of York’s Dr Jez Wells, 3D Impulse Responses are analysed, decomposed and re-synthesised to create new spaces, requiring a small digital footprint for the IR library and making it possible to configure extensive combinations of spaces with few adjustments to the settings.

The IR panel also enables users to make changes to the frequency response of real spaces by EQing the reverb model and altering the frequency-dependent decay rate. Unlike traditional convolution reverb, Paragon does not use static IR, which provides a wider scope to transparently transform the sound of a space.

Additionally, Paragon’s crosstalk feature creates a sense of liveliness and interaction between channels, and allows users to produce surround reverb from mono or stereo sources. It also offers the control and flexibility to determine how reverb from each channel interacts with another, which can be useful for dialog intelligibility.

In addition to its Atmos application, the Paragon reverb plug-in is suited to creating immersive reverb in mono, stereo and surround formats, and to recreating authentic sounds of real spaces and manipulating IRs while maintaining true convolution characteristics.

‘With Paragon, gone are the days of enormous IR libraries,’ says Nugen Audio. CEO, Paul Tapper. ‘This technology not only enables users to reduce the sheer volume of recordings, it also encourages a greater level of creativity. We’re grateful to all of our developers and beta testers who helped make this possible and look forward to hearing feedback from the industry.’

Nugen Audio Paragon is currently available for US$599 (+tax).


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