Showcased at a number of this year’s key trade events, the DK-Technologies Compact Audio Loudness Meter (CALM) provides stereo and 5.1 metering, including loudness.
In Germany, DK-Technologies has received orders from two ARD-member broadcasters for its DK1 meter, which is specifically designed for anyone working in stereo. There is also a 5.1 version, the DK2, aimed at the surround sound market.
Saarländischer Rundfunk (SR), the public radio and television broadcaster for the state of Saarland, has requested two DK1 meters, which it ordered direct from the company’s German office. Bayrischer Rundfunk (BR), the public broadcasting authority for Bavaria, has also confirmed an order for 25 DK1 meters, which it ordered through Wellen+Nöthen.
Andreas Radlmayr, BR’s head of sound department, post-production TV, commented: “We will be using the new meters on our sound stages, in our edit suites and for quality control. The price and the size of the units were our main reasons for choosing them, along with the fact that they accommodate the EBU R128 loudness recommendation, which all German public broadcast stations will respect from 2012.”