Loudness monitoring is now an imperative part of all broadcast, and no-one does it better than TC Electronic. Their latest DB6 solutions are made specifically to fit in your rack between the output of whatever you’re transmitting and input of whatever you’re transmitting to. They’re going to be premiering at NAB 2013 in Las Vegas and, more importantly, are now available to pre-order from Jigsaw24…
The TC Electronic DB6 Loudness Processors come in two varieties – single channel and multi-channel – and are designed to make sure all your audio is in check, by letting you monitor and adjust your output on the fly. Both models are fully compliant with all major broadcast standards, including ITU BS.1770-3, ATSC A/85, EBU R128, ARIB TR-B32, OP-59 and more.
Powering both is TC’s Loudness Wizard software which takes care of all the correction and format conversion (stereo, 5.1 etc), as well as TC’s LM6 Loudness Radar Meter, the output and logging of which can be monitored via a connected PC or Mac.
TC Electronic DB6 Single Broadcast Audio Loudness Proccessor. This single channel version of the DB6 lets you process a single stream of SD/HD/3G and gives you two 5.1 capable processing engines per SDI stream, each able of delivering to any platform and any codec; be it HDTV, Mobile TV, Digital Radio or Podcast using AAC, Dolby, Ogg Vorbis, Lossless or Linear. Housed in a single rack space, this makes DB6 one of the most compact and powerful solutions on the market.
TC Electronic DB6 Multi Broadcast Audio Loudness Proccessor. As the name suggests, this version of the DB6 lets you monitor multiple channels. It’s expandable to cope with up to three streams of audio simultaneously, letting you monitor values of each stream completely independently. Because of this, it’s ideal for live broadcast, and especially OB trucks, where you need to handle multiple channels of audio at once.
LoudnessRadar now integrated into Adobe
If that wasn’t enough metering goodness from TC Electronic for you, you’ll be happy to know that TC have now hooked up with Adobe to offer their LM6 loudness monitoring software in Premiere Pro and Audition. LoudnesRadar gives an easy-to-read overview of loudness over time, displaying Loudness History on a revolving radar, Momentary Loudness on an outer ring, True-Peak clips, Program Loudness and Loudness Range in a single view. All very handy for keeping on top of your levels all within your Adobe apps.
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