Penteo 16 Pro Upmixing And Downmixing Plugin


Mike Thornton, Editor, Pro Tools Expert

Product Of The Year 2019


Award Winning 5.1 / 7.1 + 3D Immersive Upmix / Downmix Plugin

Since 2012, our passion has been the pursuit of the best sounding Surround upmixer that always downmixes perfectly back to the original stereo. 


Post-production sound designers, re-recording mixers, sound designers, composers and educators rely on Penteo to deliver an immediate, high quality, phaseless upmix from Stereo film, broadcast, streaming, VR /AR and education.

The all-new Penteo 16 Pro includes six products in one unified plugin that handles every Stereo, 5.1 / 7.1 Surround or 3D Immersive upmix or downmix scenario.


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"I like Penteo's simple interface and excellent natural, unforced immersive sound"

"Penteo always gives an upmix that is transparent and compatible when downmixed"

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Penteo 16 Pro Features 

Penteo Modes

Do The Heavy Work


Switch between any format within the plugin

Time saver: no more plugin re-initiation

Self-detects up- or downmix mode

Switch Formats


Unique Phaseless Process

Highest quality multichannel upmix

Perfect Downmix every time, for any format

High Quality Upmix + 

Perfect Downmix Every Time

Best Quality 5.1 / 7.1

Surround  Upmixer 


Award Winning Surround upmixing since 2013

Best sounding 5.1 /7.1 Upmix, perfect downmix

New Surround Formats: 3.0/3.1 TRI, 6.0/6.1

All Upmix

Formats Supported

Stereo or Surround up/down to 16 channels

40+  Surround & Immersive formats included

Upmix to LCR, Quad, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1 => 9.1.6

Modes speed mixing workflows

Increase mix creativity by doing the heavy work 

New Modes: Upper, Center, DropVox, BOOST

Penteo Visualizer:

See your Sound


360  view of Surround or Immersive soundfield

Simultaneous 2D / 3D spatial views

New Modes:  Dual-2D and Bi-Color 

Perfect Downmix from any format to any format


Downmix to 7.1 , 6.1, 5.1, Quad, LCR or Stereo

Monitor warns when downmix is not 100% ITU

Integrated  3D Immersive & 5.1 / 7.1 Surround Downmixer


Ambisonics Encoding

Upmix to 1st, 2nd 3rd Order Ambisonics

Native AmbiX and FuMa Format Support

Specialized Controls, Meters and Visualizer

Technical Requirements


Customer Uses

Michael Perricone C.A.S.
Smart Post West


Christopher Barnett

Re-recording Mixer

Skywalker Sound

Phil McGowan
Score Mixer
McGowan Soundworks

Matthew Bobb

Head of Audio Production

Spacewalk Sound

Steve Pederson
Re-Recording Mixer
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Jesper Eriksson
Sound Designer
JE Digital Sweden
Zach Seivers

Sound Designer


Andrew Halasz
Point Park University
Real Time Surround Monitor
Ken Hahn
Re-recording Mixer
Studio B NYC

Recent Credits

Sim Post NYC
“Pelino relies on Penteo to do clean upmixes of the music that appears in documentary sections. The  goal   is   to  get
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