New Junger Magic for NAB15 March 2011
Jünger Audio is set to reveal a number of new products at NAB including an updated version of its B46 Level Magic digital dynamics processor and new software to enable broadcasters to log loudness levels.The standalone B46 processor is a professional non destructive normaliser that performs automated levelling of digital audio signals. The unit integrates Level Magic, Jünger Audio’s adaptive loudness algorithm which is based on a Multi-Loop dynamic range control principle where slow changes (AGC), fast changes (Transient processing) and Look Ahead peak limiting are handled simultaneously. This offers level management with high audio quality and without colouration, pumping, breathing, distortion or modulation effects.A web interface has been added that allows users to operate the unit remotely from a host computer. It also has a new front panel design and is now compliant with all current loudness recommendations including ATSC, ITU and EBU R128.Another key new innovation is the Loudness Logger, a tool that offers customers of C8000 Jünger Audio levelling processors an easy way to monitor the development of the loudness over time. Using this new software, broadcasters can monitor in realtime or by analysing previously stored loudness log files.Jünger Audio will also be showing its T*AP TV Audio Processor at this year’s NAB. The device, which is primarily designed for TV playout facilities, provides Loudness control, Upmix and surround sound processing for up to eight channels of audio and is fully compliant with ATSC, ITU and EBU R128 loudness recommendations.Peter Pörs, managing director of Jünger Audio, said: “When it comes to controlling audio loudness and ensuring that broadcast audio stays within the law, T*AP is the ideal solution for broadcasters. This latest addition to our product range fulfils the quality requirements set by major broadcasters around the world and allows them to maintain loudness consistency in a very easy and cost effective way.”The company will also display Level Magic in a complete set-up that offers a fully integrated workflow solution for managing surround sound and Dolby coded 5.1 audio signals in production, ingest and playout.