DSPECIALISTS Launches New Dynamic Processor
ISOSTEM Loudness Ranger for AudioTools Server at NAB
DSPECIALISTS Digitale Audio- und Messsysteme GmbH, a provider of development services and products for digital audio signal processing, launched the new processing module for AudioTools Server – a file-based audio automation platform for broadcasters. DSPECIALISTS have developed a new dynamic control solution that achieves a reduction in the Loudness Range (LRA according to ITU BS.1770 and EBU R.128) without producing audible artefacts. The algorithm ISOSTEM Loudness Ranger combines multiple measurement layers from various time windows, and applies numerous infinitesimal signal corrections. In this way the LRA can be reduced without affecting the quality of the signal. Furthermore the method either adjusts the programme loudness of the signal to a user-defined value or alternatively preserves the original value. In any case an adjustable maximum True Peak Level is met.
“AudioTools Server is widely regarded as the most advanced platform in use today by broadcasters for enterprise level loudness control. To meet the challenge of controlling dynamic content through the play-out chain, our processing fits directly into a carefully designed workflow as an ATS module. Our processing module will be easily integrated into current workflows,” says Jochen Cronemeyer, Managing Director of DSPECIALISTS.
The plugin for Audio Tools Server will be launched during the NAB 2015 at the Minnetonka booth. It will be sold through Minnetonka Audio Software authorized, international ATS sales channel as from now. Visit Minnetonka at NAB 2015, Booth SU10410.
DSPECIALISTS Digitale Audio- und Messsysteme GmbH was founded in 2003 with its headquarters in Berlin. The company specialises in the development and sale of products for digital audio signal processing and measurement technology. Our portfolio includes development services, finished components as well as our own measuring apparatus and audio devices, which can be adapted to specific customer needs and integrated into existing systems. Since 2005, DSPECIALISTS has also been an exclusive sales partner of the Canadian manufacturer Nutaq Inc. in Germany, Austria and other European countries.
About Minnetonka Audio Software:
An award-winning solutions provider for motion picture, video, broadcast, game, and optical disc production, Minnetonka Audio Software creates essential technology for the world's top media professionals. Its revolutionary AudioTools Server is the file-based software alternative to hardware program optimizers, bringing expert audio automation to existing media production infrastructures. Their AudioTools Server, SurCode, and discWelder product lines support the full array of audio codecs, file types and standards for CD, DVD, Blu-ray™, broadcast, and digital television. The company is a leading provider of OEM audio solutions as well as file-based QC and loudness control. Spanning more than two decades of operation, the Minnetonka, MN-based company has a subsidiary in Germany and an international network of distributors and channel partners who share its commitment to quality and service. More information is available at www.minnetonkaaudio.com.