Since 2012, Penteo’s unique phaseless AAX / VST3 audio plugin produces the highest quality multichannel upmix/downmix that always adheres to the original mixers intent - nothing is artificially added, altered or removed from the source.
All Formats: Only Penteo up- and downmixes all major formats - Stereo, 5.1 / 7.1 Surround, Dolby Atmos, Auro3D, DTSX, Ambisonics and 360 Binaural audio - from a single plugin.
16 Channels: Penteo blows past Pro Tool's channel limitation giving sound designers 16 channels up or down - including Atmos 9.1.6 and 3rd Order Ambisonics FuMa / AmbiX.
Phaseless Process: Penteo's unique phaseless process generates the perfect upmix with zero unwanted artifacts that downmixes 100% ITU back to any original source.
Faster Workflows: Switch between formats on-the-fly without plugin re-initiation. Penteo Modes, Dialog Control, 2D / 3D Visualizer and LFE controls speed mix workflows.
Output All Formats in Binaural: Penteo now includes optional Binaural output from any supported format. Penteo's One-Click 360 modes bring studio quality upmixing to headphones quickly and easily.
Perfect Upmix. Perfect Downmix. Any Format to Any Format
Award Winning Upmix / Downmix Audio Plugin
Pro Tools Expert's Editor, Mike Thornton
"Penteo always gives an upmix that is transparent and downmix compatible
"I like Penteo's simple interface & excellent natural, unforced immersive sound"
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Perfect Phaseless Upmix
Unique Phaseless DSP delivers the most natural upmix that always downmixes perfectly to any source
Complete Vocals Isolation using Penteo's Discreet Center Mode and DropVox Mode
Downmix Compatibilty Monitor ensures perfect 100% ITU downmix from any source to any source
Penteo Modes Automate Key Tasks
Upper, Center, DropVox, Boost, BiColor, One-Click 360 and DSP Modes increase mix creativity and speed every workflow.
Switch Formats Without Plugin Reinitiatiation
Penteo automatically self-detects upmix or downmix mode saving time in multi-instance mixes.
One-Click 360 Audio Output
Upmix stereo, LCR, Quad or 5.1 track using 1st or 2nd Order Ambisonics with Binaural output. Penteo's one-click Facebook360 and Youtube360 modes bring studio quality to headphones
Minimal mode monitors all key Penteo settings yet reduces plugin face size by 60%, freeing up screen space for big sessions
Penteo Includes Everything
Automatic Ambisonics Encoding & Decoding
Upmix or Downmix any format to 1st, 2nd, 3rd Order, directly to either AmbiX or FuMa or Binaural. Penteo includes specialized Ambisonics controls, meters and Visualizer.
Binaural Output from any format
When headphones are the target, Penteo can optionally output high quality Binaural from any Penteo supported format. Binaural is useful for 360 audio, VR/AR and gaming.
16 Channel Downmixer Included
Identical interface and controls to downmix any format to any other Penteo supported format between Stereo and 16 channels.
Penteo Visualizer: See Your Sound
Silmutaneous 2D/3D or 2D soundfield views for every supported format.
Sue Pelino, Sim Post NYC
“Pelino relies on Penteo to do clean upmixes of the music that appears in documentary sections. The goal is to get those segments to match as closely as possible the quality of the music in the live performances. Penteo really translates perfectly in the stereo downmix, there is absolutely no phasing or artifacts, and that is most important to me when upmixing to 5.1 Surround.”