Wohler and Jünger get levels right12 May 2010
Jünger Audio is bringing its LEVEL MAGIC automated audio level control technology to broadcast, cable and satellite customers through an integration with Wohler Technologies’ new AMP2-16V modular audio/video processing monitor.
The AMP2-16V, which was launched at the recent NAB Convention in Las Vegas, features dual 4.3-inch OLED displays that support dedicated video monitoring, loudness metering and control, audio routing and mix controls, and Dolby Zoom functions. Combined with robust metering and monitoring features, as well as modular I/O options including SDI, AES, and analogue, these capabilities make the AMP2-16V a complete audio management system.
The integration of Jünger Audio’s LEVEL MAGIC technology means that users can employ the system for convenient monitoring and reliable loudness control at critical points within the broadcast chain.
Jünger Audio’s LEVEL MAGIC relies on a sophisticated adaptive level control algorithm capable of adjusting the right audio level from any source at any time, with no pumping, breathing or distortion. The algorithm allows Wohler’s AMP2-16V to perform continuous control of any programme material, regardless of its original source. The unit’s preset loudness metering and control functions meet the needs of most applications, but operators can custom-tune settings via the AMP2-16V interface.
“We are delighted that Wohler has decided to integrate our groundbreaking LEVEL MAGIC algorithm into such a high profile new product,” said Peter Poers (pictured), managing director of Jünger Audio. “As audio specialists, we have spent many years developing technologies that address the ‘loudness’ issue for broadcasters and program suppliers. Wohler has recognized Jünger Audio’s expertise in this area and this synergy will bring enormous benefits to the industry. We look forward to developing our relationship in the future."
Kim Templeman-Holmes, v-p of global sales and marketing at Wohler, added: “Wohler products are designed and enhanced through our relationship with broadcast engineers around the world, serving as an extension of their engineering teams, and delivering the solutions they want with interfaces tailored to the way they work. The addition of best-of-breed loudness control technology makes the AMP2-16V a formidable all-in-one solution that reduces the cost, complexity, and space requirements of monitoring and control in various fixed and mobile broadcast facilities.”