MAAT Incorporated has announced the release of MtG, a cross–platform plugin to speed the creation of dialog and effects beds.
The new product acts as an editorial assistant, automatically inserting repeated segments or loops of digital audio “room tone” without the traditional time penalty.
Available for both Windows and macOS, MtG addresses the need for seamless, repetitive “looped” audio to act as an aural background for the creation of composite dialog, music or effects tracks.
Acting as a 64 bit plug–in, MtG offers engineers a fast way to define a segment of previously recorded audio for replication, or new sound from a microphone input can be recorded right into MtG. Then, that segment can be “topped and tailed,” or trimmed to include only the desired section. Finally, the prepared audio is automatically inserted into a track that has been cleaned of extraneous content, filling any gaps with smoothly repeated instances of the prepared sound. Controls are included to gain–adjust the inserted audio to seamlessly integrate the replacement material with the existing track.
MtG was conceived by MAAT co–founder Friedemann Tischmeyer as a streamlined tool to speed the creation of effects tracks, ambience beds and room tone for dialog editorial.
“Sound–for–picture editors, cinematic podcasters and talking book producers all need a fast and easy way to loop in audio clips during their work. This post–production step is even more crucial now that more than 60% of audio listeners use earphones or headphones for listening, where subjective background uniformity is critical. MtG makes that process easy, with the features and capabilities engineers need to bypass what is normally drudge work,” said Tischmeyer, who dreamed up the product during a “what if?” moment while creating room tone.