You’re probably yet to hear the most disruptive music software in the world. So I’ll tell you about it here.
I recently had the pleasure of hearing Penteo 4, which takes any stereo audio track and converts it into full glorious surround sound.
Penteo 4 isn’t the first plugin to convert stereo to surround, but it sounds like the best. I heard it in front of speakers the size of a bus at British Grove Studios in May, where I heard a whole range of stereo music and broadcast material being processed live. Unlike similar plugins, the sound was full, had clearly defined channels, and seemed to compliment the original mixer’s intentions.
How the original stereo source is split between each surround speaker
Here’s Penteo for beginners.
You start with two channels, left and right. (Told you this was for beginners.)