Post Production

Used By 5 of the 6 Largest Studios, Penteo Solves Every Upmix Challenge

Scoring

Dramatically Streamline Your Workflow & Improve Your Scoring Stage Results

Composition

Award-Winning Composers Deliver High-Quality Surround Effortlessly From Any Stereo Track

Broadcast

National Broadcasters Eliminate Time Consuming Video-Sync And Down-Mix Issues

Gaming

Top 3 Gaming Companies Use Penteo for its Natural Spatial Sound Placement

Sound Design Schools

Top-Ranked Schools Worldwide Use Penteo To Teach Surround Design

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    • "I was amazed at Penteo’s quality of Audio Manipulation from Stereo to 5.1 Surround. Unlike alternative more complex plug ins which use delays & phasing s to generate the up-mix, Penteo’s surround upmix from stereo sounds much more natural & maintains the frequency & tonality of the original mix, with very impressive results. The controls are very user friendly & speed up achieving optimum results. I had no hesitation in installing Penteo for our facility here at Factory." Ben Firth, Sound Engineer / Head Of Technical Support, Factory Studios, London, UK
    • "I quickly realized that Penteo does something different as it gave me a clear, immersive 5.1 upmix without the washed-out phased sound I am used to hearing from other plugins. I`m mixing an HBO Original Series and the open title uses a 1970’s stereo track – within minutes of using Penteo, I had a very pleasant 5.1 mix which made the song sound like it was originally created that way!" Ricardo Cutz, Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixe & Owner, 106db Estudios, Brazil
    • "I'm working constantly on short films, before Penteo, the surround upmixing process was very time consuming for me. With an intuitive interface and great presets, Penteo allows me to upmix instantly it sounds great! No phasing issues, no artifacts, only a clear and well balanced upmix. In addition, the support from guys from Penteo is excellent, which for me, represents a very important factor." Mirza Tahirovic, Studio Chelia, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • "I’m really excited about the release of Penteo 7 Pro.  With the extended range of the fader controls, I’m able to get a better balance of the material.  I can pull back on the surround channels so they provide a presence to the front.  Or I can push the surround channels on certain stems and bring them out in the room more.  The addition of Audiosuite versions for Pro Tools has been a big help.  If I decide to keep the plugin settings static and not automate any parameters for that cue, I’ll Audiosuite it.  The workflow to go from stereo to surround is very fast and it helps with archiving since you now have a surround version of the cue if you ever need to go back to the project and don’t have your ilok with you.  Another bonus, there’s no longer a processing delay in the path." Tom Marks, Re-Recording Mixer at Warner Bros.
    • "We just upgraded to a new Avid S6 Console in our main dubbing stage and will now be using Penteo to up-mix to 5.1 surround and restore my last 20 years of LtRt mixes as we transfer them to new DCP masters. I have tried a lot of surround upmixers but Penteo was the best sounding & easiest to use - Penteo is my favourite upmixer for all my stereo music stems." Stephan Konken, Owner of Konken Studios, Germany
    • "I have been using Waves UM225/226 for my music upmixes for some time but after reading about Penteo, I decided to try it out. Big Mistake!!! Now I have to buy it…Seriously, Penteo is absolutely amazing and it really has moved my surround mix up to another level. Beautiful. I’m also going to convert my own SFX library from stereo to surround using Penteo." Martin Hennel, Lecturer of Sound Design, University of Malmö & Sound Designer, Payola Productions, Sweden
    • "Penteo's surround upmix quality and perfect fold back to stereo is truly amazing for broadcasters.“And I really appreciated Penteo’s fast and personalized customer support which really made our installation easy." Raul Oropeza, Audio Engineer at Televisa’s Post Production Center in Mexico City
    • "Penteo 7 Pro’s non-LFE bussed solutions for LCR, Quad, 5.0, and 7.0 have come in handy for musical score, sound design, and ambiences where you know that you’re not going to need a LFE channel.  In Film & TV mixing, we use a lot of busses in Pro Tools.  By losing the .1 on several stems, it helps keep my bus count from hitting the limit and really speads my workflow." Tom Marks, Re-Recording Mixer at Warner Bros.
    • "Students spend a lot of time crafting amazing surround mixes with the dialog and effects elements that they create.  However, they often get only stereo mixes of music from composers.  Penteo has allowed them to bring their music stereo stems up to 5.1 in a really amazing way - making the final mixes even more immersive and engaging for audiences at screenings." Andrew Halasz, Associate Professor, Cinema Arts, Point Park University
    • "After trying Penteo, I was really impressed by its natural sound and realised how it could be used in many applications, from upmixing a stereo song to instantly spread it around a 5.1 system, to creating a 5.1 mix for audio post. The interface is easy to use and the controls allow you to hear exactly what is going on in the mono and stereo field. I could see the instant benefit of it and will now use it to provide an additional 5.1 mix of future assignments in order to hopefully impress the tutors and gain extra marks!" Tom Dalton, Sound Design Student, Northbrook College, UK
    • "I have been using Waves UM225/226 for my music upmixes for some time but after reading about Penteo, I decided to try it out. Big Mistake!!! Now I have to buy it…Seriously, Penteo is absolutely amazing and it really has moved my surround mix up to another level. Beautiful. I’m also going to convert my own SFX library from stereo to surround using Penteo."" Martin Hennel, Lecturer of Sound Design, University of Malmö & Sound Designer, Payola Productions AB, Sweden
    • "I have used Penteo in all of my school projects this year and it has really brought the mix to a whole other level! J The simple layout makes it incredibly easy to use and make the most out of my mix. Whether it is music or different ambiances, the Penteo Upmixer does a fantastic job of spreading the sound." Christina Gonzalez, Sound Design Student, Point Park University
    • "Because our students maintain such a tight semester based Post-Sound schedule in mixing their films. Penteo allows them to work longer on their stereo mixes. Then with a few clicks of the mouse up-mix to a 5.1 surround mix for presentation at our end of the semester screenings. And for students who wish to tackle doing a more traditional 5.1 surround mix, Penteo allows them to up-mix their stereo music stems to 5.1 for inclusion into their final surround mixes." Professor Kurt Daugherty (MFA), School of Film and Television, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
    • "Penteo was a life-saver for a feature film I just finished. We had a scene that involved Muddy Waters playing live in a concert hall, using a live stereo recording from the 1980's. Penteo’s hard centre setting gave us the opportunity to get close to the singer as we wanted and even lower the level of the voice without lowering the rest of the music. I love Penteo 7 Pro’s latency-free Audiosuite capabilities and 7.1 upmix." Gert Janssen, Sound Designer & Owner, Sound@Work Studios, Belgium