Jünger Audio To Unveil Smart Audio at IBC

Jünger Audio is focusing its product development on providing customers with effective, high quality and automated audio production, particularly in live broadcast environments, and will show its latest innovations at the IBC 2016 convention. They call it “Smart Audio” and promote it as a way for broadcasters to ensure that viewers receive a consistent, clear audio experience by employing a chain of intelligent and adaptive real time processing algorithms that work together.

The company said Smart Audio means investing in simple, reliable and predictable equipment that can automatically deliver audio content while maintaining the high quality that customers expect. The concept has already been adopted by a number of broadcasters, including Input Media in London and the ARD Tagesschau television prime time news service in Germany.

Peter Poers, CEO of Jünger Audio, said in a world where resources are tight and broadcasters can’t afford to employ an entire team of audio engineers to manage sound quality at every position. This is where Smart Audio comes in: “delivering high quality sound in a very efficient way, with minimal requirement for manual control or intervention from an operator.”

Alongside intelligent and adaptive processing algorithms, the introduction of Smart Audio also allows broadcasters to choose devices that are fully interoperable with others in the broadcast environment and can seamlessly integrate with both playout automation systems and logging and monitoring processes. 

Smart Audio also allows broadcasters to choose devices that are fully interoperable with others in the broadcast environment and can seamlessly integrate with both playout automation systems and logging and monitoring processes. (Click to enlarge.)

Smart Audio also allows broadcasters to choose devices that are fully interoperable with others in the broadcast environment and can seamlessly integrate with both playout automation systems and logging and monitoring processes. (Click to enlarge.)

Poers said the intelligent combination of a number of Jünger Audio adaptive algorithms—including Auto-Level, Auto-Upmix, Auto-EQ, Auto-MIX, Auto-Loudness, Codec System Metadata Management—will create the solution that deliver Smart Audio, “and program loudness will also automatically match—as expected.”

At IBC, Jünger Audio will be showing its full range of D*AP products that can deliver a Smart Audio experience because every device already incorporates a collection of these adaptive processing algorithms. They also employ the industry standard Ember+ remote protocol that allows seamless integration with an increasingly wide range of compatible equipment.

D*AP processors offer automated leveling of individual sources to pre-condition the audio before final loudness based management. This is combined with auto up-mix to maintain a constant surround experience and the use of auto EQ to ensure consistency of spectral balance and speech intelligibility.

They also incorporate Jünger Audio’s fully adaptive Level Magic loudness control that can adjust audio from any source, at any time, to the right level with no breathing, pumping, or distortion. Only a minimal number of initial parameters need to be set to make these processes work, according to Poers.

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