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DK-Technologies Shows Its New DK Meter at IBC 2011

Danish manufacturer DK-Technologies will be using the IBC platform to show the Award-winning DK Meter to European broadcasters and content producers.

This groundbreaking Compact Audio Loudness Meter (CALM) was the subject of huge interest when it was unveiled in prototype at NAB in April. It will be shipping in August and is already generating orders from broadcasters looking for a reliable, high quality solution to their loudness metering requirements.

The DK Meter is truly revolutionary. No bigger than a smart phone, it is designed to meet increasing demands from the market for cost-effective stereo and 5.1 metering, including loudness. more

Jünger Audio Helps OFM Deliver Exception Clarity To South African Radio Audiences

South African commercial radio station OFM entertains its audience with a mixture of adult contemporary music, news, weather, traffic and other relevant information. Broadcasting 24 hours a day from its studios in Bloemfontein in the Free State Province, OFM is a lifestyle radio station that likes to connect with its audience through plenty of telephone interaction.

As phone-in programs are such an important part of its remit, OFM wanted to ensure that these reflected the same high audio standards as the rest of its programming. But there was a problem – the audio levels on phone-ins were not always regular and that, says OFM’s technical manager Jan Van Der Walt, was something worth investigating. more

Prism Sound/SADiE Sponsors Live In Nairobi Conference

Prism Sound, the manufacturers of the world-leading SADiE craft editor, is sponsoring the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association conference ‘CBA: Live in Nairobi’ in Kenya. The conference is part of the ‘Digital East Africa’ project and will be hosted by the CBA at the Kenya National Museum in Nairobi from 20th-22nd June.

In addition to sponsoring the event, SADiE is sending Peter Nash and Peter Leslie Wild, two highly experienced BBC programme makers, to speak and present at the event. Both Peters will be presenting creative workshops in drama production, feature and documentary making for radio and podcasting.

Peter Nash is managing director of his own independent production company ‘Monty Funk Productions’, and has been a high-end features maker for BBC Radio 4 and Radio 3 since the mid 1990s. Peter Leslie Wild has been a senior producer for BBC Radio Drama for 16 years, winning a number of awards, and recently went freelance. He is also well-known for large-scale theatre productions, his training workshops at British universities and is now involved in a variety of podcasting projects. more

Prism Sound and TTi To Host Audio Test & Measurement Seminar

Prism Sound and its UK distribution partner, TTi distribution, are holding a two-day audio test and measurement training seminar from 2nd – 3rd June, 2011. This ‘must attend’ event will introduce engineers to the practical and theoretical aspects of accurately measuring audio for a wide variety of applications.

The training seminar takes place at the AirSpace Conference Centre, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, and will cost £45 per day.

The first day will be devoted to covering the basics of audio measurement and will include sessions on objective and subjective measurement correlation; audio measurement units, single-tone audio measurements; FFTs; Sweeps and Digital Audio. There will be a general introduction session to get the day started and a Q&A wrap up so that those taking part can have their specific queries dealt with. more

Mair Bosworth Tackles Icy Water To Win A SADiE 6 Radio Editing System

Mair Bosworth, who is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Radio Production at Bournemouth University, has been given SADiE 6 editing software as part of her package for winning the 2011 Charles Parker Prize for the best student radio documentary feature.

Mair completes her course in August and, after graduation, she is hoping to make a career in radio.

“My dream is to get to the point where I’m making radio features and documentaries for a living, either as a freelance/independent producer or within the BBC,â€? she says. “This still feels like quite a long way off at the moment but winning the Award has encouraged me to keep trying!â€? more

Junger Audio Appoints New Distributors In The US And Canada

As part of a major restructuring of its distributor network, dynamic processing specialist Jünger Audio has appointed two new distributors – Group One and HHB Canada – to handle its product range in the United States and Canada respectively.

With broadcasters increasingly turning their attention to the issue of audio loudness and complying with the new CALM legislation, the appointments are timely as they will allow customers in the United States and Canada to easily and confidently access Jünger Audio’s groundbreaking LEVEL MAGIC™ Loudness control solutions. These incorporate ATSC, ITU and EBU R128 recommendations on Loudness and have already been adopted by broadcasters such as Discovery Channel, MediaCorp, Canal +, Astro and RTL. more

DK-Technologies Shows DK Meter at 2011 NAB Show

After much anticipation, Danish manufacturer DK-Technologies will be using the NAB platform to unveil the DK Meter – latest addition to its range of high-end audio and video metering products.

This groundbreaking Compact Audio Loudness Meter (CALM) is no bigger than an iPhone and is designed to meet increasing demands from the market for cost-effective stereo and 5.1 metering, including loudness.
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Two versions of the DK Meter will be shown in prototype at NAB: the DK1, which is ideal for anyone working in stereo, and the DK2, which is specifically aimed at the burgeoning 5.1 surround sound market. more

White Mark Ltd Ends 2010 On A High Note

Despite the economic doom and gloom, UK studio and acoustic design consultancy White Mark Ltd is reporting an exceptionally busy end to 2010, with 17 major projects under construction on four different continents.

Among these are new radio studios in Egypt, a film production and post production complex in Moscow, multimedia facilities for an international advertising agency in New York, a music recording studio in Mexico and three different projects in London, all involving the design and installation of television post production facilities.

White Mark’s Managing Director David Bell says: “We are noticing a definite trend for larger projects that involve a number of different recording, editing and post production facilities in the same building. It is not uncommon for us to be designing and installing up to 20 rooms at a time for just one client. Most of this work is for film and television production and post production customers but we are still tackling the occasional music studio, although most of these projects are currently overseas.� more

Jünger Audio’s Small MIX4 Is Beautiful For Zurich Radio Station Radio 1 AG

Radio 1 AG has invested in seven Jünger Audio MIX4 compact mixers to record telephone interviews and other source material for its programming.

This privately owned commercial radio station broadcasts a mixture of news, music, phone-ins and special reports to local audiences in Zurich, Switzerland. junger-audio-at-radio-1-ag.JPG

“We don’t have a large studio set-up, so we were looking for compact mixers that were truly versatile,� says Sandro Huber, Head of Technology and IT. “The Jünger Audio MIX4 is ideal for our purposes because it offers a large number of features for its small size. We have installed the units throughout our facility where they are being used for audio limiting, to control our Mandozzi crosslines and for controlling telephone interviews.�

Jünger Audio’s MIX4 compact four-fader mixers offer many different configuration possibilities making them ideally suited to a wide range of applications in Radio and TV including editing, voice over, and console back-up. more

Jünger Audio Opens A New Office In China

With China now the world’s second-largest economy – and with an economic growth rate of around 9% a year – it makes sense for European companies to have a dedicated office in the country so that they are better placed to tap into this lucrative market.

German manufacturer Jünger Audio came to this conclusion some months ago and after careful research into the viability of a Chinese office it has announced the opening of Jünger Audio China. Based in Beijing, this new office is headed by Miss Jian Gao, a Chinese national with extensive experience in the broadcast and professional audio industry.

Peter Poers, Managing Director of Jünger Audio, says: “The combination of improved international relations, an expanding economy and increased foreign investment make China a very attractive business proposition for European companies. We felt from the beginning that it was imperative that our office should be headed by a Chinese national who understood both the business climate and our own industry. Jian Gao is ideally placed to fulfil this role and we are delighted that she is joining Jünger Audio as our chief representative in China.� more

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