PENTEO Penteo 16

Universal Audio Format Converter Plug-in


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Since 2012, Penteo’s unique phaseless AAX / VST3 / AU audio plugins produce the highest quality multichannel upmix/downmix that always adheres to the original mixers intent.  Nothing is artificially added, altered or removed from the source in Penteo’s upmix / downmix process.

Key Features

Phaseless Process

 Penteo’s unique phaseless process generates the perfect upmix with zero unwanted sonic artifacts that downmixes 100% ITU back to source. 

48 Formats

Only Penteo will upmix and and downmix all major Surround, Immersive and 360 audio formats including Stereo, 5.1 / 7.1 Surround, Dolby Atmos, Auro3D, DTSX, Ambisonics and Sony 360 Reality Audio.

16 Channels 

Penteo blows past Pro Tool’s channel limitation providing a direct upmix or downmix to any 16 channel audio format including Atmos 9.1.6, 3rd Order Ambisonics and 360RA 13.0 (5.0.5 +3B).

Faster Workflows

 Switch between formats on-the-fly without plugin re-initiation. Penteo Modes, Dialog Control, 2D / 3D Visualizer, upper/ear/bottom level faders and precise LFE controls speed mix workflows.

Everything Included

Penteo’s all-in-one plugins include, Ambisonics encoding/decoding, Binaural from any audio format, 16 channel downmixer and Penteo’s 3D sound Visualizer.


Penteo Versions

Penteo 360 | AAX64/VST3/AU Audio Plugin

The fastest way to output high quality Binaural for 360 audio.

  • Convert Stereo, LCR, Quad, 5.1 Surround into Binaural via Ambisonics
  • One-click Facebook360 and Youtube360 binaural output
  •  Stereo to 5.1 Surround Upmixer/Downmixer included
  •  1st / 2nd Order Ambisonics encoder/decoder included

Penteo 16 Pro| AAX64/VST3/AU (up to 7.1.4) Audio Plugin

Upmix or downmix from any Penteo supported format to any other format.

  • 16 Channel Upmixer for all Surround and Immersive Formats
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Order Ambisonics encoder/decoder
  •  16 Channel Downmixer for all Surround and Immersive formats

Penteo 16 Pro+ | AAX64/VST3/AU (up to 7.1.4) Audio Plugin

Is a universal audio converter.

  • 16 Channel upmixer for all supported formats
  •  16 Channel downmixer for all supported formats
  •  1st, 2nd, 3rd Order Ambisonics Encoder / Decoder
  •  Output high quality Binaural for 360 audio from any supported format
  •  One-click Facebook360 and Youtube360 binaural output

Technical Specifications

Operating System

  • Mac OSX 10.9
  • Windows 10

DAW Compatibility

Pro Tools AAX64 DAW
Surround: Pro Tools 11 HD(X)
Pro Tools Ultimate / HD (Studio/Flex)
iLok 2 / 3 / C
Surround: Pro Tools 11 HD(X)
USB Hardware Key
Atmos 7.1.2: Pro Tools 12.8 HD(X)
3D Immersive: Pro Tools 2018. HD(X)
Resolve 18 (7.1.4)*
Ableton Live

All Penteo plugins support Apple Silicon and Pro Tools AAX Silicon Native