Recording, Editing, Mixing and Mastering Engineer Ayako Yamauchi is best known for her work in gaming, streaming and TV/film.
Having won multiple awards for her audio post-production work, Yamauchi’s credits are filled with some of the world’s leading video games. Included among these are “Uncharted: The Lost Legacy,” “God of War” and “Sekiro: The Shadow Dies Twice.” As a freelance engineer, Yamauchi finds herself working in many different studios. Regardless of where she is, Yamauchi consistently calls on the Post bundle from NUGEN Audio to assist with a variety of aspects of sound effects editing.
Yamauchi has relied on NUGEN’s AMB and LM-Correct software since 2016. She also incorporates the ISL True Peak limiter for dialogue editing in video games, streaming services, broadcast projects, mixing and more.
“In my experience, NUGEN provides the very best and most reliable plug-ins,” she says. “I have mastered more than 10,000 dialogues in each language for video game projects, and NUGEN plug-ins have been the most consistent solution for me while using Mac OS and Avid Pro Tools. This kind of job always needs precise accuracy and I am very happy with the results I get using NUGEN.”
Yamauchi has found that turnaround speed is crucial to many of her film and television projects. “NUGEN has consistently provided stellar processing speeds, along with the presets necessary to meet the ever-changing audio specs for streaming services,” she explains. “After Netflix changed its standards in 2018, many streaming services followed suit – opting to no longer use the simple broadcasting specs, and instead adopting new standards. This left audio post editors needing to work with new LKFS/LUFS, dBTP and LRA standards. AMB and LM-Correct make this easy for us and saves a lot of time.”