NUGEN Audio Launches MasterCheck for Loudness Optimization of Music for Streaming, Plus Visualizer Audio Analysis Version 2

Date: 01/10/2014
NUGEN Audio Launches MasterCheck for Loudness Optimization of Music for Streaming, Plus Visualizer Audio Analysis Version 2

At the 2014 AES Convention in Los Angeles, NUGEN Audio is celebrating a decade of service to the music and audio post-production communities by introducing MasterCheck, an audio plug-in that empowers producers to create music in the new audio paradigm of loudness normalization in music streaming. In addition, NUGEN Audio is featuring version 2 of Visualizer, the latest incarnation of the company's industry-leading audio analysis and real-time comparison toolset. 

 
"Over the past 10 years, NUGEN Audio has become the recognized leader in loudness technology -- and now we're pleased to introduce the world's first loudness tool specifically designed for the music producer," said Jon Schorah, founder and creative director, NUGEN Audio. "Streaming services such as iTunes Radio, Spotify, and DAB Radio are now using loudness normalization and true-peak limiting techniques. We designed MasterCheck to empower producers to mix audio to the new criteria and understand not only how algorithms from the major streaming platforms will affect the mix, but how the music will sound on consumer playout devices for the optimal listening experience."
 
MasterCheck is an audio plug-in for professional recording systems such as Avid Pro Tools, Steinberg Cubase, or Ableton Live. Ideal for every aspect of music production including recording, mixing, mastering, compilation, archive, and restoration, MasterCheck is also very useful for producing podcasts at optimal loudness levels for dialog clarity and the listener environment. With MasterCheck, audio engineers can apply loudness matching and dynamic content analysis, using techniques such as peak-to-loudness ratio (PLR), to compare their audio output with existing productions. The advanced side-chain loudness matching can also be used to audition signal paths without the "improvement" of increased loudness to understand precisely how various effects such as compression can change the sound with no influence from the loudness enhancement. In this manner, MasterCheck empowers professionals to re-gain control over the playout environment by providing a precise understanding of how their tracks will sound during streaming. For the first time, producers can take full advantage of the new loudness normalization paradigm.
 
Also on display at the 2014 AES Convention is Visualizer version 2, the latest update of NUGEN Audio's audio analysis suite designed for high-end music professionals. Ideal for music mixing and mastering as well as audio post-production, Visualizer provides comprehensive audio analysis for recording, mixing, and mastering in a single plug-in. The standardized reference set of professional tools is designed to help audio engineers work faster, avoid mistakes, repeat past successes, and understand the success of others. 
 
Based on customer feedback, this major update to Visualizer features numerous user interface enhancements including a fully resizable interface, a multiview feature that enables engineers to compare multiple sources using a single plug-in, and a difference view showing the difference between two input signals. In addition, Visualizer is now available in a version supporting Avid Pro Tools | HDX, as well as a stand-alone version. 
 
"Incorporating many highly requested user interface features and the latest techniques for comparative audio analysis and usability, Visualizer version 2 demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the thousands of existing Visualizer users as well as the Avid community. In fact, it is our first Pro Tools | HDX plug-in," Schorah said. "Through more flexible use of display real estate and more robust diagnostic power, Visualizer is now the most powerful single analysis tool on the market. Engineers can access precisely the information they need, when they need it, and with no unnecessary clutter."
 
MasterCheck will be available in October at a suggested retail price of $129. Also in October, users will be able to download a beta version of the new Visualizer, with the full release scheduled for later this year. 
 
In celebration of 10 years of business, NUGEN Audio is offering a buy-one, get-one free offer for the month of October on all plug-ins. 
 
More information about this limited-time offer and other NUGEN Audio products is available at www.nugenaudio.com.


Tags: NUGEN Audio | MasterCheck
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
View author's directory page

Related Interviews
  • VisLM Loudness Meter update from Nugen Audio at IBC 2019

    VisLM Loudness Meter update from Nugen Audio at IBC 2019

  • Nugen Audio Loudness Meter, Halo Upmix and Halo Downmix at NAB 2018

    Nugen Audio Loudness Meter, Halo Upmix and Halo Downmix at NAB 2018

  • 7.1.2 Dolby Atmos support by Halo from Nugen Audio at NAB 2017

    7.1.2 Dolby Atmos support by Halo from Nugen Audio at NAB 2017

  • Nugen Audio at IBC 2016

    Nugen Audio at IBC 2016

  • Nugen Audio at NAB 2016

    Nugen Audio at NAB 2016

  • Nugen Audio Loudness Toolkit at BVE 2016

    Nugen Audio Loudness Toolkit at BVE 2016

  • Nugen Audio Halo Upmix at BVE 2016

    Nugen Audio Halo Upmix at BVE 2016

  • NUGEN Audio at IBC 2015

    NUGEN Audio at IBC 2015

  • NUGEN Audio at BVE 2015

    NUGEN Audio at BVE 2015

  • Nugen Audio at NAB 2014

    Nugen Audio at NAB 2014

  • NuGen Audio at IBC 2013

    NuGen Audio at IBC 2013

  • NUGEN Audio: Loudness Toolkit at NAB 2013

    NUGEN Audio: Loudness Toolkit at NAB 2013

  • Nugen Audio at IBC 2012

    Nugen Audio at IBC 2012

  • Nugen Halo Upmix and AMB Updates at IBC 2017

    Nugen Halo Upmix and AMB Updates at IBC 2017


Related Shows
  • KitPlusTV summarise the Broadcast and Pro Video News 19th April 2021

    KitPlusTV summarise the Broadcast and Pro Video News 19th April 2021


Related Articles
  • Assuring loudness compliance for international content distribution

    Assuring loudness compliance for international content distribution

  • Royal College of Art targets loudness with NUGEN Audio

    Royal College of Art targets loudness with NUGEN Audio

  • Loudness: What happens now if my work is not compliant?

    Loudness: What happens now if my work is not compliant?

  • Ask the Experts - Loudness

    Ask the Experts - Loudness


News
THEO Technologies launches hesp.live, the first HTTP-based real-time video API at scale Posted: 24/01/2022
THEO Technologies launches hesp.live, the first HTTP-based real-time video API at scale

Video tech company THEO Technologies has launched hesp.live, the first HTTP-based real-time video streaming infrastructure that reaches sub-second latency at scale. This technology disrupts the industry standard of multiple seconds of latency and is currently the fastest HTTP-based video live streaming solution. THEO Technologies achieved this by leveraging the High Efficiency Streaming Protocol (HESP) that enables live interactivity at scale for industries such as sports, betting, auctioning, gaming and live events.

Tags: OTT | low latency | live streaming | hesp | DASH | HLS | CDN
Submitted by Staff
More from this author
IBC Accelerators: Industry leaders take action to achieve Carbon Net Zero Live Production Posted: 24/01/2022
IBC Accelerators: Industry leaders take action to achieve Carbon Net Zero Live Production

A team of world-leading sports broadcasters, rights owners and technology vendors, collaborating as part of IBC’s Accelerator Media Innovation Programme, have revealed the initial results from an English Premier League production workflow trial to support the goal of a carbon ‘net zero’ future for live productions. Together, they demonstrate how innovative remote & cloud production workflows can meet ambitious sustainability objectives and reduce the environmental impact of live production




Tags: ibc
Submitted by Platform Comms
More from this author
Clear-Com HelixNet and FreeSpeak II Rise to the Challenge at the National Paralympic Games XVI Posted: 24/01/2022
Clear-Com and rsquo;s HelixNet and FreeSpeak II Rise to the Challenge at the National Paralympic Games XVI

The 16th National Paralympic Games were hosted in Indonesia last year from November 2nd – 13th at the Mandala Stadium in Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia. Clear-Com’s Indonesian-based Partner, 86 Inc., was contacted by the Organizing Committee of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies (OCC) to assist with the show management and live broadcast communications for the complex events. 86 Inc. recommended a solution based around Clear-Com®’sHelixNet® Digital Network Partyline and FreeSpeak II® Digital Wireless Intercom.

Tags: Clear-Com® HelixNet® Digital Network Partyline | FreeSpeak II® Digital Wireless Intercom
Submitted by Bubble Agency
More from this author
SDVI Congratulates Hilary Roschke on Being Named Head of Americas and Chair of Board for Rise North America Posted: 21/01/2022
SDVI Congratulates Hilary Roschke on Being Named Head of Americas and Chair of Board for Rise North America

SDVI, the leading platform provider for cloud-native media supply chains, today congratulates Hilary Roschke, vice president of strategic operations, for being named head of Americas and chair of board for Rise North America. In this new role for the Rise organization, Roschke will help build relationships and drive North American membership and program expansion.

Tags: Hilary Roschke | Rise North America | SDVi | Diversity | Women in tech
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
More from this author
Dynamic Infographic From Marketron Details Full Scope of Opportunity for Local TV Advertising Pros in 2022 Posted: 21/01/2022
Dynamic Infographic From Marketron Details Full Scope of Opportunity for Local TV Advertising Pros in 2022

Marketron, the broadcast industry's leading technology provider for more scalable, predictable, and reliable revenue, today unveiled a dynamic infographic designed to give local TV advertising professionals a clear understanding of 2022 digital advertising trends, as well as the data and recommendations to capitalize on trends and increase advertising opportunities.

Tags: Infographic | Marketron | Local TV | Advertising
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
More from this author
Visual Data Media Services Reimagines Content Remastering and Restoration with Matchmaker Posted: 21/01/2022
Visual Data Media Services Reimagines Content  Remastering and Restoration with Matchmaker

Visual Data Media Services responds to customers’ increased demand for quality content along with compressed delivery timelines with its Matchmaker™ film scanning and restoration solution. The workflow combines Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms with Visual Data’s creative and technical expertise, to significantly reduce the time needed to remaster content to 4K/ HDR and prepare it for distribution -- taking large-scale projects from years or months down to weeks or days.




Tags: Visual Data | Visual Data Media Services | Matchmaker
Submitted by Bubble Agency
More from this author
Adder Expands Distribution Partnership for the Nordics Region Posted: 21/01/2022
Adder Expands Distribution Partnership for the Nordics Region

Adder Technology, a global specialist in connectivity and IP KVM solutions, has today extended its successful relationship with recognized and respected distributor, DigiBox. For over a decade, Adder has been working with the specialist media and entertainment partner in the UK&I, and a new distribution agreement will see the partnership extend to the Nordics region.

Tags: IP KVM | KVM Matrix | ZeroU KVM | HDMI | DisplayPort | Computer Access | Computer Control | Remote Access | Post-Production | Outside Broadcast | Broadcast | Transport Technology | Industrial Technology | Air Traffic Control | VFX
Submitted by Adder
More from this author
Cobalt Digital Opens Doors to Representative Office in China Posted: 20/01/2022
Cobalt Digital Opens Doors to Representative Office in China

Cobalt® Digital, designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, has welcomed 2022 with the launch of a Representative Office in China. Based in Beijing, the Office is staffed by local sales and support professionals with deep regional knowledge and extensive experience supporting Cobalt’s product portfolio. The office, which represents Cobalt’s expanded reach into the growing China market, opened its doors in late December 2021.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | Cobalt’s 9971 | Multiviewer | openGear | 9971-MV6-4K | 9904-UDX-4K HDR | Ultra-Low Latency Mode | Encoder | 9992-ENC | BBG-1300-FR Mini openGear | 9905-MPx | Cobalt Digital’s 12G | Chris Shaw | encoders | decoders | 3G-SDI Models | RIST technology | Dr. Ciro Noronha | 9926
Submitted by Desert Moon
More from this author
Gigcasters Achieves Broadcast Quality Live Streaming with the Zixi OnAir Mobile App Posted: 20/01/2022
Gigcasters Achieves Broadcast Quality Live Streaming with the Zixi OnAir Mobile App

Gigcasters, a live streaming engineering company, has seen mobile production increase during the pandemic and witnessed first-hand the benefits of higher frequency, lower cost productions using Zixi’s OnAir app infrastructure. The company first tried live video delivery remotely using laptops and WebRTC, but found the reliability of the feed was not good, and packet loss and image quality were insufficient. Once the Zixi OnAir app was quickly enabled on local production teams’ mobile phones, getting a broadcast-quality feed was easy. 






Tags: Gigcasters | Zixi | Zixi OnAir
Submitted by Bubble Agency
More from this author
SMPTE Inks Partnership With the Entertainment Technology Center at USC to Study On-Set Virtual Production Solution Posted: 20/01/2022
SMPTE Inks Partnership With the Entertainment Technology Center at USC to Study On-Set Virtual Production Solution

SMPTE®, the home of media professionals, technologists, and engineers, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Entertainment Technology Center, a department within the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California (ETC), an entertainment technology think tank and research center. The memo supports a partnership between the two organizations to collaborate on a SMPTE solution for on-set virtual production (OSVP) — the first in the Society's planned series of Rapid Industry Solutions (RIS) intended to address quickly evolving technologies and their application across the media and entertainment industry.

Tags: On-set virtual production | Rapid Industry Solutions | OSVP | Entertainment Technology Center | SMPTE | USC
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
More from this author
New Dalet AmberFin Update Enables Customers to Expand Streaming Workflows Posted: 20/01/2022
New Dalet AmberFin Update Enables Customers to Expand Streaming Workflows

Enhanced media processing capabilities and seamless integration with Dalet Flex and Dalet Pyramid solutions elevate user experience, support mobility, and expand workflow options; Successful AWS Foundation Technical Review ensures cloud excellence

Tags: Dalet | Dalet AmberFin | Dalet Flex | Dalet Pyramid
Submitted by Zazil Media Group
More from this author
Broadcast Solutions Partners with Video Automation Software Developer Seervision Posted: 20/01/2022
Broadcast Solutions Partners with Video Automation Software Developer Seervision

Broadcast Solutions and its branch Broadcast Solutions Nordic partners with Seervision, developerof video automation software solutions.

Tags: Seervision | Broadcast Solutions
Submitted by Broadcast Solutions
More from this author
Cromorama Chooses Leader LV5600 Reference Instrumentation Posted: 20/01/2022
Cromorama Chooses Leader LV5600 Reference Instrumentation

Cromorama, one of Europe's most experienced specialists in film and television color management, has chosen Leader LV5600 reference instrumentation for use at its Warsaw headquarters and on location. Cromorama's founder, Pablo Garcia Soriano, pioneered the implementation of multi-delivery HDR and SDR for large sports events. In recent years he has become a worldwide reference on color control technology for broadcast and digital cinematography productions.


Tags: Leader Instruments | video test equipment | audio test equipment | video waveform monitors | 12G waveform monitors | 12G video analyzers | IP video analysers | video noise meters | HDR test equipment | true-hybrid test equipment | Hi-Vision test equipment
Submitted by Stylus Media Communications
More from this author
Ateliere Creative Technologies Launches Cloud-Based Connect Supply Chain Platform on AWS Marketplace Posted: 20/01/2022
Ateliere Creative Technologies Launches Cloud-Based Connect Supply Chain Platform on AWS Marketplace

Ateliere Creative Technologies Launches Cloud-Based Connect Supply Chain Platform on AWS Marketplace

Ateliere enables easy purchasing of their digital supply chain platform in AWS Marketplace, allowing customers to take advantage of existing AWS relationships and incentives.

Tags: Ateliere Creative Technologies | Ateliere Connect | Ateliere Discover | Cloud-native media supply chain | SaaS | IMF | broadcasters | content creators
Submitted by Bubble Agency
More from this author
Autodesk Acquires Moxion Cloud Solution for Digital Dailies Posted: 20/01/2022
Autodesk Acquires Moxion Cloud Solution for Digital Dailies

Today Autodesk announced the acquisition of Moxion, the New Zealand-based developer of a powerful, cloud-based platform for digital dailies used by leading filmmakers on some of the world's most complex and challenging productions, including “The Midnight Sky,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” and “The Matrix Resurrections.” The acquisition of Moxion’s talent and technology will expand Autodesk's own cloud platform for Media and Entertainment upstream, moving beyond post-production into production, bringing new users to Autodesk while helping better integrate processes across the entire content production chain. 

Tags: Autodesk | Moxion | Dailies | Digital Dailies | Production
Submitted by Autodesk
More from this author
Pages:   [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 > >>