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IBC2014: HHB hosts world launches from TC Electronic, Røde and more

TC Electronic’s aNorm is a new approach for loudness normalisation

HHB Communications hosted the world débuts for a host of broadcast audio products with partners Røde, TC Electronic, Dynaudio Professional, Roland and Mogami at the 2014 International Broadcasting Convention (IBC).

TC Electronic’s aNorm normalisation algorithm provides innovative loudness adjustment features that HHB says “offer a new approach for user-defined targets for program loudness and loudness range”. Complementing aNorm (pictured) is the new Butterfly Processing Meter, which offers both graphical and numerical displays of program loudness and loudness range parameters at all stages of the process.

The aNorm algorithm and Butterfly Meter are part of the new LoudnessWizard II license for TC Electronic’s DB6 Broadcast Audio Processor.

Meanwhile, the new flagship Røde Stereo VideoMic X (SVMX) provides the highest level of performance of any stereo microphone from RØDE by providing broadcast-quality audio via an acoustically matched pair of true-condenser capsules.

Housed in a lightweight aluminium body, SVMX (pictured right) maintains high levels of resistance to RF interference. The capsule and shoe-mounts are precision-machined to ensure the tightest possible tolerances, thereby minimising any acoustic resonance.

These launches were in addition to new and enhanced versions of Nugen Audio’s range of loudness plug-ins – including the latest version of the LMB Loudness Management Batch processing plug-in featuring DynApt loudness-compliant dynamic adaptation – several of Roland’s newest AV technologies, including the début of the REAC-enabled S-2416 digital snake and the R-1000, a 48-track audio recorder and player designed to work with the V-Mixing Systems or any MADI-enabled digital console, and other products from Mogami, Yellowtec, Dynaudio and Wohler.

HHB Communications’ director of sales, Martin O’Donnell, commented: “We have an enviable collection of leading-edge equipment for a variety of broadcast audio applications at IBC,” adding that 2014 was “a banner year for [HHB] product débuts”.