Slovak TV leads the charge in audio loudness compliance22 January 2015
Slovak TV, part of Radio and Television of Slovakia (RTVS), has adopted the full suite of NUGEN Audio loudness tools, including the VisLM-H visual loudness meter, ISL inter-sample true-peak limiter, LM-Correct stand-alone loudness tool, and LMB batch-processing loudness correction tool, enabling compliance with the Slovak government’s recent loudness regulations.
“Loudness regulation is sweeping Europe, and Slovakia is among the many countries that are adopting measures based on the European EBU-R128 standard. Slovak TV is leading the charge to help provide a more enjoyable audio experience for its television viewers,” said Jon Schorah, founder and creative director, NUGEN Audio. “Our partner, G-tec, has worked hard to ensure that all Slovak broadcasters have the tools they need to meet upcoming loudness standards and position NUGEN Audio products as critical solutions.”
The NUGEN Audio tools are part of a broader project designed to modify Slovak TV’s operation for loudness monitoring, correction, and compliance. The Loudness Toolkit, consisting of the VisLM-H, ISL, and LM-Correct plug-ins for Avid Pro Tools, allows Slovak TV’s audio engineers to produce loudness-normalised audio according to EBU-R128. In addition, LMB provides offline loudness and true-peak analysis and correction of audio files to meet the standard.
“At G-tec we are committed to helping our broadcast clients prepare for the coming loudness regulation and understand how advanced loudness management tools can fit into their existing workflows. NUGEN Audio’s tools are an integral part of that effort,” said Boris Seitler, product manager, G-tec Professional, a NUGEN Audio reseller based in Bratislava. “Their ease of use, highly intuitive operation, and seamless integration into audio production workflows make them an ideal match to Slovak TV’s requirements.”