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Nugen Audio signs up to DPP initiative

The company will work with the DPP and AMWA on the AS-11 DPP compliance programme for UK broadcasting.

Audio software and plug-in specialist Nugen Audio has joined the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) initiative.

Nugen joins other broadcast equipment manufacturers working with the DPP – a British industry body set up to help speed the transition to fully digital production and distribution for television – and Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) on a new compliance and certification programme, AS-11 DPP.

“Our participation in the DPP compliance programme is the latest example of our ongoing commitment to supporting our customers in the ever-evolving landscape of loudness compliance,” explains Jon Schorah, creative director at Nugen Audio. “As file delivery day approaches in the UK, Nugen Audio users can be assured that we will be supporting the AS-11 DPP specification from the outset with products such as LMB, our loudness management batch processor.”

As a member of the DPP, Nugen will help to develop quality assurance criteria for the AS-11 DPP specification. Specific goals of the programme are to reduce interoperability issues when creating and using AS-11 DPP files; provide industry assurance through a “consistent expectation of quality and reliability with AS-11 DPP products”; determine a compliance test that products would need to meet in order to be considered ‘DPP compliant’; and improve file-based testing knowledge and communications between British broadcasters and manufacturers.

In January, Wohler launched the first file-based processing system designed to work specifically with the DPP standards. The DPP released its guidelines for quality control in April.

Main picture: Screenshot of Nugen Audio LMB AS-11 DPP settings