Use Cases

Who? What? Why?
Post Production:

New Mix

Music
Film
TV
  • Superior, warm sound
  • Time & Labor savings
  • Better controls
Post Production:

Existing Mix

TV & Film royalty
infringement-
music replacement
  • Perfect isolation of center channel dialogue
  • Save time: no need for master tracks
  • Reduce labor: eliminate need to ‘remix from scratch’
Broadcast Media TV
Radio
  • Superior, warm sound
  • Time & Labor savings
  • Better controls
DJ Stereo mixes
  • Brand differentiation

Post Production: New Mix Benefits

  • Penteo eliminates long and expensive “mix-from-scratch” sessions – Each Penteo mode provides a fast start for mixers and in many cases, a Penteo mode saving enormous time and money while preserving the original audio experience.
  • Automation – Each session can be automated so that whichever Penteo settings were made on a particular track, that can be saved and referred to again.  Moreover, a mixer can port those settings over to another track thereby eliminating the need to have to build a new mix – this is a huge labor saving benefit of Penteo as a plug-in.
  • Stereo-Compatible – Only Penteo 4 Pro is 100% ITU down-mix compatible back to the original stereo.
  • Completely Isolate Dialogue from Music – Due to its perfectly discrete Center channel, Penteo can be used easily to isolate low dialogue in a broadcast yet keep the music/sound effects in the mix.

Post Production: Existing Mix Benefits

  • Royalty infringements/Music replacement – many movies and TV shows rely on stereo mixes that were done in an era before modern royalty arrangements with the original artists were made.  So many films/TV shows need to remove and replace original music which can be difficult to do, but using Penteo’s LCR Mode, the music can be easily isolated and quickly replaced.
  • Eliminate the need to use multi-track masters – You can generate perfect surround from any stereo track.
  • Penteo eliminates long and expensive “remix-from-scratch” sessions – Saving enormous time and money while preserving the original audio experience.
  • Completely Isolate Dialogue from Music -  Due to its perfectly discrete Center channel, Penteo can be used easily to isolate low dialogue in a broadcast yet keep the music/sound effects in the mix.  This eases the mixing process for films or songs with dialogue or vocals.
  • Stereo Compatible – Only Penteo 4 Pro is 100% ITU down-mix compatible back to the original stereo.

Broadcast Media Benefits:

  • Mixing for Surround Broadcasts – When up-mixing surround for broadcast, many mixers make a ‘stereo-biased surround mix’.  This is because mixers know that many consumers do not yet have a surround setup to the surround will ultimately be played on stereo speakers – this a ‘stereo-biased mix’ is used.  Due to Penteo’s 100% ITU compatible down-mix to stereo, this frees up mixers to make a perfect surround up-mix, knowing that it will sound equally as good played back as stereo or surround.
  • Low Latency Settings – The Penteo 4 Pro plug-in also has a low latency setting that helps broadcast mixers easily set delays to match the latency of the ADL Penteo 4 Pro algorithm.
  • Time and labor-saving – Most live television show are produced under extreme pressure and often in mix rooms or trucks that do not have ideal monitoring conditions.  The last thing that a live mixer needs is to worry about is exactly where various sounds will show up in the final surround mix.  Penteo offers an easy and effective solution for broadcasters to produce superior surround broadcasts without changing their current workflow.  Best of all, it down mixes cleanly back to stereo.
  • Completely Isolate Dialogue from Music – Due to its perfectly discrete Center channel, Penteo can be used easily to isolate low dialogue in a broadcast yet keep the music/sound effects in the mix.  This eases the mixing process for films or songs with dialogue or vocals.
  • Stereo-Compatible – Only Penteo 4 is 100% ITU down-mix compatible back to the original stereo.

Benefits for DJs and Clubs:

  • Differentiate your DJ sound – With its warm and discrete controls across a surround spectrum, Penteo brings a whole new level of experience for DJs who want to differentiate their sound using surround.
  • Optimized mode for Clubs – Penteo’s ‘Triangle’ mode provides an optimized setting for nightclubs: the sound energy split between the center channel and the two rear surrounds.  The result is an intense sound that can be precisely controlled by a DJ for maximum effect on the audience.
  • Stereo-Compatible - Only Penteo 4 is 100% ITU down-mix compatible back to the original stereo.
Learn more about why Penteo is different and how it creates the ultimate experience for a mixer.

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