Cologne, Germany (April 14, 2008)--RTW has completely overhauled its SurroundControl family, the 8-channel systems for professional production, post production and broadcast that control, monitor and analyze surround sound utilizing the company's Surround Sound Analyzer.
Developed by RTW, the Surround Sound Analyzer is the "house"-shaped display that is a visual manifestation of overall sound, including loudness and sound-pressure level, phase correlation and level differences among channels.
The SurroundControl 31900 is designed for audio studios and fits in a 19-inch, 1RU case, while the SurroundControl 31960 is sized as a half 19-inch, 3RU rackmountable module for use with standard 19-inch installation racks for waveform monitors in video studios. Both units feature an HD- and SD-capable SDI de-embedder interface as well as analog and digital audio in- and outputs. The new SDI interface can access all 16 (4x4) audio channels implemented in SDI streams and use them for both visual display and audio monitoring.