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Jünger Audio to show its *AP family of audio processors

15 February 2013
Jünger Audio to show its *AP family of audio processors

At BVE 2013, dynamics specialist Jünger Audio will be showing M*AP – the latest addition to its *AP family of audio loudness processors. In conjunction with its UK distributor Aspen Media, Jünger Audio will demonstrate this processor, which combines an audio monitor controller and a loudness measurement device in one unit, thus providing comprehensive quality control and loudness monitoring for anyone working in a production or broadcast environment. Designed for quality checking surround (5.1) and/or stereo programs, M*AP can be used for live monitoring and also to ensure compliance with today’s standards and regulations (ITU 1770/1/2/3, ATSC A85 or EBU R128). The unit comes with alarm signals that alert the operator when pre-set loudness thresholds are exceeded, and these signals can be delivered by simple GPOs and/or SNMP traps, which carry actual loudness values. Loudness measurements can be performed over a long run or over a fraction of a program, or both. These measurements can be triggered by automation systems via GPIs or via the network – or even manually by buttons of the X*AP remote panel.  Alongside loudness measurements, M*AP also offers functionality for acoustical QA. It has an option for up to eight speaker outputs that allow for monitoring of the audio mix and A/B checking of stereo compatibility of a surround downmix through alternative speakers, as well as via L/R front speakers.  For no extra cost, the M*AP’s SDI board acts as an embedder as well and comes with video delay to compensate for any kind of audio delay. This feature is ideal for those looking to maintain lip sync in QA suites or control rooms. M*AP also features a built-in Dolby Metadata generator and an optional Dolby decoder that enables users to decode Dolby-E, Dolby-D (AC-3) and Dolby Digital plus (E-AC-3). Optional Dolby Metadata emulation will be introduced in the second quarter of 2013, giving producers a unit capable of simulating the results of different types of Dolby encoding, and a successor capable of performing many of the tasks previously undertaken by Dolby’s DP570 unit. B20

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