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In recent years, measuring audio loudness reliably has become mandatory for content creators. We have collaborated with Adobe to integrate our highly acclaimed LoudnessRadar in Adobe Premiere® Pro CC and Adobe Audition® CC on a license agreement.

The LoudnessRadar builds on our groundbreaking LM6 Radar Loudness Meter and offers a wide range of loudness measuring tools that are key to content creators delivering for broadcast, film and internet.

In short, you get an easy-to-read overview of loudness over time. It displays Loudness History on the revolving radar, Momentary Loudness on the outer ring, True-Peak clips, Program Loudness and Loudness Range in a single view.

Why Measure Loudness?

Most broadcasters have to comply with certain loudness standards in order to prevent systematic loudness jumps between TV programs. In particular, commercial breaks have caused many viewer complaints, and in order to make a full day of broadcast even in terms of loudness, standards have been defined.

By measuring audio loudness, you can make sure that the content you deliver for broadcast is compliant with the standard applicable for your country or region. It is the best way to ensure that the client does not reject your projects due to loudness issues - and for you to make sure that your audio will sound its best when broadcasted.

Our LoudnessRadar comes packed with presets for all major broadacst standards.

Tried & True

The technology at work behind the LoudnessRadar has served at some of the world's leading broadcast stations and post/production facilities for over a decade. In fact, we have played a role in the initial 'perceived loudness' research studies that has laid the ground for international loudness standards, and in several cases has donated algorithms and technology to these open standards.

It is our philosophy that the best way to handle loudness in broadcast is to make sure that loudness is measured from the early stages of production and all the way to the point of transmission. If that is the case, there is virtually no need to correct loudness at transmission, keeping audio quality at its finest, and for you as a content creator that is a dream scenario - knowing that your content is being broadcasted just the way you intended it to sound. 

Adobe Speaks

We're pleased that Adobe has decided to integrate our loudness technology on a license agreement. This is what Adobe Director of Strategic Relations, Simon Williams, says about why Adobe chose our loudness meter: "Loudness compliance is a key requirement for content creators today and moving forward. Our Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Audition users will be able to have access to an innovative and easy-to-use loudness monitoring solution."

Our HD Development Manager, Thomas Lund, adds: "The audio Target is always in sight, and it's easy for video and audio editors to balance speech consistently against background sound and foreground music. We think audio professionals will be thrilled to have the convenience of an integrated loudness monitoring solution in Adobe Audition."

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Adobe Video Demo

In this video, Colin Smith, Adobe Sr. Solutions Consultant, takes you through the basics of how to use the LoudnessRadar in Adobe Audition.

For instance, you can learn how to use individual LoudnessRadar instances on the dialog and music busses to effectivelty balance speak against music in your productions. 

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Loudness Radar Meter Features

Radar View

Short Term Loudness History, 4 min per revolution, 6dB between circles

Loudness Target

True–peak warning

Loudness Unit

(LU, LUFS or LKFS)

Time since Reset

Program Loudness (I)

(entire program)

Loudness Range (LRA)

(entire program)

Loud part

Short Term Loudness (S)

Soft part

Short Term Loudness (S)

Outer Ring

Momentary Loudness (M)

Award

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Loudness Website

There are many aspects to loudness, and keeping track of all of them can be a challenge. Therefore, we have created a dedicated loudness website, where all of these aspects are outlined, explained and discussed.

The site is an answer to the highly relevant question:
"What Is Loudness, and Why Is It Important?"

Visit the Loudness Website

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In the Press

There's a reason that world-leading broadcast magazine regularly invite us to share our knowledge: we've been pioneers in the digital audio world since 1985.

We've taken part in research studies and the definition of international broadcast standards right from the start, donating technology which has become a crucial part in new, open international standards.

 

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