LOUDNESS! Whether we like it or not loudness measurement and control is going to become part of the broadcast norm before too long. With this issue in mind, would you welcome an opportunity to talk about loudness with a couple of loudness specialists?
Maybe you've already got loudness nightmares and worries or perhaps you want to know more about loudness standard EBU R128 and how it could affect you. If this strikes a chord email me at to register your interest.
DirectOut chose Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt recently to bring another couple of new products to the market place.
Priding itself on its ability to listen to customers' needs, DirectOut has scored again with ANDIAMO 2 developed following requests from broadcasters wanting a MADI AD/DA converter with redundant MADI I/O.
ANDIAMO 2 has two MADI ports and seamlessly switches between the two if one input fails. For flexibility, it has a choice of two connections; two fibre, two BNC or one of each. Completing the ANDIAMO 2 series will be ANDIAMO 2.XT, an analogue, MADI and AES converter and ANDIAMO 2.XT SRC with sample rate converters.
DirectOut's EXBOX.ADAT is a MADI to ADAT converter with eight ADAT I/Os and two MADI ports. Useful for example, in the studio that has AD/DA converters with ADAT I/Os but needs to extend its audio channel capability with a MADI card in the recording computer.www.aspen-madi.com/exboxadat
It's good news week if you've got or are considering Jünger's T*AP, D*AP or C8086+ for processing loudness with Level Magic 2 loudness control.
You know that loudness is being controlled with no breathing, pumping or spectral changes and the good news is that you can now monitor and log loudness over time with Jünger's Loudness Logger using measurement data from Level Magic in the T*AP, D*AP or C8086+.
This can either be in real time or you can analyse previously stored loudness log files and get a printout of specific intervals of time. Good news indeed should there be a complaint.
Like the T*AP, D*AP and C8086+, Loudness Logger is compliant with EBU R128 and ITU.1770-2.
Loudness Logger is a MS Windows software application sold on a license per PC.
With apps available for almost everything these days, it won't come as too much of a surprise that AETA, manufacturer of the audio codecs Scoopy+ and Scoop 4+, has developed eScoop, an app for professional audio recording and broadcasting, in collaboration with Dutch pro-audio developer Technica Del Arte (TDA).
With nothing more than an iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC and perhaps an external mic, eScoop makes it very easy for reporters to capture live audio and broadcast it with professional quality codecs through mobile wireless or wired networks. eScoop also allows the playout of prerecorded material while broadcasting, created using a simple editing tool.
There's a vast array of built-in codecs including MP2, AAC, AAC-HE, AAC-HEV2, G711 and G722 and the use of the SIP protocol makes it easier to establish a connection and maintain network security.
So now anyone with an iPhone can be a live reporter!www.aeta-audio.com