Berlin, Germany, November 2018: AURUS platinum, flagship console from Berlin-based manufacturer Stage Tec, continues to offer new features in the fourth product generation. At Interbee in Tokyo, parallel compression (New York compression) was introduced for the first time as a brand new feature. Previously, AURUS platinum offered two types of compression, but now parallel compression has been added as a further operating mode for the existing compressor. It is used mainly for recording and post production. Parallel compression will be delivered with software release 4.7 and will then also be available in CRESCENDO platinum.
The new multichannel format 5.1.4 with Z-plane, which had its world premiere at IBC, will also be demonstrated in AURUS platinum in Tokyo. 3D audio is becoming increasingly important in the professional audio arena. In music and TV productions, in the cinema, at live events and in the theatre, the three-dimensional soundscapes that 3D audio creates evoke a more emotional response for consumers. For many years AURUS has offered true multichannel format capability for parallel mixes in 5.1 and stereo or mixes up to 7.1. As of software release 4.7 3D audio can be mixed with four overhead speakers in AURUS platinum. With this expansion, Stage Tec is setting new standards in AURUS platinum since there are only a few consoles in the world that can mix 3D.
A further feature of the software update is temporary link groups, which enables channels to be linked faster on the control surface. This function is available for both AURUS and AURUS platinum. Software release 4.7 will be delivered at the end of the year.