London, UK (September 17, 2008)–DK-Technologies has supplied four of its flagship MSD600M++ audio meters to sound design studio Wave, which has studios in Amsterdam and London.
All four meters are loaded with DK-Technologies’ latest software, which includes JellyFish and StarFish display technology and the company’s new loudness measuring methods that provide additions to the LEQ(m) and Flat Filtering methods available in earlier software versions. With this upgrade, engineers can now measure loudness according to the recently proposed ITU recommendations, as well as to the widely used LEQ(a) used with Dialnorm for measuring dialogue.
Wave is about to open a new office in Amsterdam, which will have three studios equipped with Euphonix MCS consoles and Nuendo digital audio workstations. Designed to service Dutch, pan-European and UK markets, Wave Amsterdam clients will receive Wave’s service and creativity, but will benefit from a reduced rate card thanks to the facility’s lower overheads.
Wave’s technical director Oscar Kugblenu says, “Three of the new DK meters will be installed in Amsterdam, while the fourth is being installed in the Dolby 5.1 suite in London, better known as Studio 3. We chose the MSD600M++ because it offers a solution to the loudness issue, which is currently a hot topic for the broadcast and post production industries in the UK, and it provides us with dual facilities for monitoring and referencing to both the traditional BBC PPM scale and the new loudness metering scales. It also allows us the added facility of being able to monitor in both stereo and 5.1, which is an important consideration because an increasing amount of the work we now do is in 5.1 surround.”
DK-Technologies’ MSD600M++ Audio Meter is a modular, multi-channel audio analyser accepting up to 32 input channels. The unit incorporates DK’s new StarFish display, which allows users to see what they are hearing when they are listening in surround sound.