Colgne, Germany (August 9, 2011)--Post house Suite, in London's West End, is using RTW's TouchMonitor TM9 to meet new program delivery requirements for Sky Television.
The RTW TM9, supplied by Aspen Media, the UK and Ireland distributor, was provided with multichannel capability plus loudness (including the EBU R128 loudness standard) and SPL measurement. Sound engineers Simon Wright and Matt Baird in Suite's 5.1 Pro Tools studio will operate it.
Having previously tested the TM9 and its loudness monitoring capability, the facility purchased the device knowing it could meet that loudness requirement. "I first saw the TouchMonitor at IBC last year," says chief engineer Jim Merrett, who initiated the purchase.
Merrett goes on to explain that Suite borrowed the TM9 from Aspen Media for a week. "We could arrange the instruments as we wanted them on the screen and we liked the idea that we could upgrade with extra audio measurement tools as and when we needed them," he says. "But right now, it's the loudness monitoring that's essential to us."
Suite, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, is best known for working on UK comedy television programs including Not Going Out, Life of Riley, In With the Flynns and Mock the Week. It also handled the post-production for Big Fat Gypsy Weddings and Jamie Comes of Age.