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Jonathan Wales Uses NUGEN Audio's Halo Upmix

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Jonathan Wales, mixing at Formosa NoHo, recently turned to NUGEN Audio's Halo Upmix to help him complete the audio mix for the Netflix series, The Haunting of Hill House.

Wales originally started his career producing music and transitioned to mixing movies in the mid-1990's when he realized he could combine his passion for creativity with his love of technology. Having worked on such films as Meet the Parents and Get Out, Wales now relies on NUGEN Audio's Halo Upmix to help him convey the emotions of haunted memories as Hill House's story flashes between the past and present.

"When mixing TV and film projects, workflow is very important, in addition to being organized and knowing our tools, so that the creative part of mixing doesn't become secondary," says Wales. "The best part about an in-the-box workflow, is being able to choose the best plug-ins for the project and not being limited by physical technology. Quality and sound are what really counts, and I found both with NUGEN's Halo Upmix."

The Haunting of Hill House was mixed in Dolby Atmos. For the show, Wales needed to convey the feeling of spaciousness in the house and create unnerving suspense throughout the mix as a family relives their scary past. Wales was looking for a solution that allowed immersive output with existing tools, so he took Audio Ease's Altiverb 5.1 and Avid ReVibe outputs and sent them through Halo Upmix.

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