Wohler, Jünger Audio Bring a Little Magic to Loudness Control

Dynamics-processing specialist Jünger Audio is bringing its Level Magic automated-audio-level-control technology to broadcast, cable, and satellite customers through integration with Wohler Technologies’ new AMP2-16V modular audio/video-processing monitor.

The AMP2-16V, which was launched at the recent NAB convention in Las Vegas, features dual 4.3-in. OLED displays that support dedicated video monitoring, loudness metering and control, audio routing and mix controls, and Dolby Zoom functions. Combined with robust metering and monitoring features, as well as modular I/O options including SDI, AES, and analog, these capabilities make the AMP2-16V a complete audio-management system.

The integration of Jünger Audio’s Level Magic technology means that the system can be deployed for convenient monitoring and reliable, high-performing loudness control at critical points within the broadcast chain.

Level Magic relies on a sophisticated adaptive-level-control algorithm capable of adjusting the correct audio level from any source at any time, with no pumping, breathing, or distortion. The algorithm allows Wohler’s AMP2-16V to perform continuous control of any program material, regardless of its origin. The unit’s preset loudness-metering and -control functions meet the needs of most applications, but operators can easily custom-tune settings via the AMP2-16V interface. In either case, the operator can “set and forget,” allowing the system to perform adaptive level control without manual intervention.

“We are delighted that Wohler has decided to integrate our groundbreaking Level Magic algorithm into such a high-profile new product,” says Jünger Audio Managing Director Peter Poers. “As audio specialists, we have spent many years developing technologies that address the ‘loudness’ issue for broadcasters and program suppliers. Wohler has recognized Jünger Audio’s expertise in this area, and this synergy will bring enormous benefits to the industry. We look forward to developing our relationship in the future.”

Adds Kim Templeman-Holmes, VP of global sales and marketing at Wohler, “Wohler products are designed and enhanced through our relationship with broadcast engineers around the world, serving as an extension of their engineering teams and delivering the solutions they want with interfaces tailored to the way they work. The addition of best-of-breed loudness-control technology makes the AMP2-16V a formidable all-in-one solution that reduces the cost, complexity, and space requirements of monitoring and control in various fixed and mobile broadcast facilities.”