(l-r): Jean-François Brion and Daniel Almeida, CMC
Berlin, Germany (July 9, 2012)—Jünger Audio recently sold four T*AP Television Audio Processor units to France's CMC—three for the company's video laboratories and one for the audio mixing operation.
Part of the giant MonalSystem group, CMC serves the French broadcast industry, with clients including all the main French TV broadcasters (France Télévision, TF1, Canal+, M6), as well as international distributors such as Warner, Universal, Metropolitan and Wild Side.
"Our Jünger Audio T*AP units are being used to create broadcast tapes, which, in France, now need to be compliant with the EBU's R128 loudness recommendation," explains Daniel Almeida, senior maintenance technician at MonalSystem. "We make a large number of broadcast tapes using VTRs and we needed a realtime and high-quality solution for the audio loudness normalization according to the R128 recommendation."
"We tested all of the products available on the market before choosing the T*AP, and this made us realize that realtime loudness normalization is not an easy thing," says Jean-François Brion, assistant to the operating manager and sound engineer at CMC. "We already knew the Jünger product range well—especially the D02 limiter/compressor—and we were quick to take interest in the Level Magic algorithm. We optimized the T*AP setup over a long period of work to make the loudness normalization the way we wanted it to be: smooth and as respectful as possible of the original sound."
"We also like the ability to configure the unit via a web interface and the remote control," says Almeida. "The remote control was necessary for the seamless integration of the hardware into our working environment, and we appreciate the real time display of the R128 measurements. It is very important for us to have a physical interface for our technicians; they can set-up the hardware with hotkeys and check the result of the loudness normalization at the end of a job."