Jünger and Minnetonka Audio enter technology partnership

Jünger Audio and Minnetonka Audio, a Telos Alliance Company, have announced a technology partnership resulting in Jünger’s Level Magic loudness management algorithm being supported by Minnetonka Audio Software’s AudioTools Server, marking the first deployment of Level Magic in a file-based domain.

Minnetonka Audio Software’s AudioTools Server is a customisable enterprise software system for file-based workflows that provides a complete solution for managing and processing linear PCM, Dolby E, Dolby Digital, and Dolby Digital Plus content, as well as the audio essence in MXF and QuickTime clips.

With Level Magic available as an optional module for AudioTools Server, broadcasters and programme makers can avoid ‘surprise’ level changes when switching from one audio source to another, and will not have to cope with wildly varying loudness levels and the havoc they can wreak on unattended operation.

“The broadcast industry continues to be moving towards file based processes and platforms. Level Magic on AudioTools Server allows broadcasters to use the same type of audio processing, already used in their real time playout, in the file based domain,” said Markus Hintz, VP of global sales & business development for Minnetonka Audio. “This basically allows to combine the best of both worlds (real time and file based) on the AudioTools Server enterprise platform.”

Peter Poers, CEO of Jünger Audio, commented: “Integrating Level Magic with the AudioTools Server is a great way to deliver our dynamic loudness control solution to broadcasters who are using a batch folder, file based system. This innovation ensures that files for distribution and broadcast achieve the same audio performance as the thousands of real-time live streams already being processed by Level Magic. The industry has often requested access to Level Magic for file based systems and we are delighted that our technology partnership with Minnetonka satisfies that demand.”

Jünger Audio and Minnetonka Audio are both exhibiting at IBC 2016 and can be found at 10.A49 and 7.J40 respectively.

(Pictured L-R: Markus Hintz and Peter Poers)