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Input Media chooses Jünger Audio for upgrade

Input Media, one of Europe’s leading sports television production companies, has made Jünger Audio's D*AP4 VAP Edition voice processors a central feature of its voiceover studios in West London

Input Media, one of Europe’s leading sports television production companies, has made Jünger Audio’s D*AP4 VAP Edition voice processors a central feature of its voiceover studios in West London.

The units, which were supplied by Jünger Audio’s UK distributor Aspen Media, were installed as part of a major overhaul of the company’s eight voiceover suites. This also included the installation of an Axon Digital Design Cerebrum Monitoring and Control System and Ikegami full HD monitor displays. The suites are now fully integrated into the central broadcast infrastructure of Input Media’s production centre, thus allowing the company to be more responsive to the needs of clients such as UEFA, The FA, The French Tennis Federation and the BBC.

For this project, Input Media chose ATG Danmon as its systems integrator and worked closely with them to identify the right equipment for its refurbished facility.

Nick Symes, Input Media’s director of technology, said: “We looked at several different technology options, including installing a traditional sound console, but eventually we went with the combination of Jünger Audio processing and Axon Cerebrum control because this allowed us to connect everything to our central Snell router. The Cerebrum software acts as the main controller and presents our operators with a consolidated view of all of the D*AP4 VAPs (we have eight of them – one in each suite) so that they can control the characteristics of each mix.

“With this system, we can easily switch sources around and implement fail over, so if one of the commentary boxes in one of the booths develops a problem we can physically take the commentator out of that booth, put him into another and route everything he needs to the new booth at the touch of a button.”

Aimed at a variety of applications including TV voice over, radio broadcast and audio post production, Jünger Audio’s D*AP4 VAP Edition is a DSP-based 2-channel voice processor that provides all the necessary tools for transparently integrating voice content with loudness-critical programme. A range of signal processing options are available, including Jünger Audio’s proprietary Spectral Signature dynamic EQ, a creative tool that offers automatic and dynamic EQ control to balance spectral differences. The unit also incorporates Jünger Audio’s Level Magic Loudness Management algorithm that provides adaptive wideband loudness control with exceptionally high audio quality that is free of coloration, pumping, distortion or modulation effects.

Axon’s Cerebrum is an advanced and customisable monitoring and control system that links broadcast equipment from all major manufacturers using either SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) or third party protocols, including Ember+ which is compatible with all Jünger Audio D*AP units. The system supports a wide range of devices including routers, production switchers, servers, audio desks, camera control units, receiver decoders, multiviewers and waveform monitors, and its advanced functionality and broad range of features simplifies multi device control onto one easy-to-use interface.

“The Jünger Audio units were chosen because they offer flexibility and control over each mix and because they have a fantastic selection of inbuilt features for audio processing, we are future-proofed to deal with the evolving requirements of our clients should the need arise,” Nick Symes added. “Also, the product ensures that all loudness values are compliant with current legislation, so that provides great peace of mind.”