HHB Hosts TC Electronic’s Announcement of Updates for Clarity X and Loudness Pilot at IBC 2015

HHB Communications Ltd. is hosting TC Electronic announcement of updates for Clarity X and Loudness Pilot at IBC 2015 in Hall 8 on Stand 8.D56.

TC Electronic’s aNorm Loudness Normalization technology is soon available as a license for Loudness Pilot, and the Clarity X multi-format monitoring system is updated for MADI and 96 kHz support.

(Amsterdam, 11 September 2015) Since last year, broadcasters throughout the world have adopted aNorm loudness processing on TC Electronic’s flagship platform, DB6. Now, aNorm is announced in a stereo version for Loudness Pilot;the stereo incarnation of DB6.

aNorm is a revolution in streaming processing in several ways. It keeps dynamics processing ata minimum by normalizing the signal intelligently, and only ifnormalization by itself is not enough to hit the Loudness and LRA targets, aNorm applies dynamic processing. Further, aNorm adapts intelligently, using just the right tools if dynamic processing is needed. It will never just apply heavy compressing asdefault. In other words, aNorm hits the pre-defined loudness targets without squashing the audio.

The Butterfly Meter, which is part of aNorm, displays pre and post loudness normalization.The innovative graph instantly provides an overview of how and why the incoming audio is adjusted. In short, the sheer look of the meter is just as astonishing as it is intuitive and informative.

The aNorm license for Loudness Pilot is available October 2015 for $650.

Clarity X

Clarity X has been received extremely well by the pro audio communities since its launch earlier in 2015, not least by film and broadcast production facilities. One of the biggest requests from the market has been MADI connectivity, which TC Electronic is now announcing at the annual IBC show in Amsterdam.

At the same time, TC Electronic is changing the Clarity X pricing structure to a license-based concept that decreases the starting price point significantly from $7,000to $4,200. A number of features are now available as optional licenses. For instance, 7.1 surround is optional, but Clarity Xwill still run 5.1 surround as default, and AES channel 9-16 also becomes optional along with other selected features.

Another very big request from audio professionals has been support for 96 kHz. This is now becoming a reality with a new, free software update that also includes multiple sweetspots, dose meter for headphones and SPL on headphones. It also introduces an improved speaker calibration process as well as improved SPL calculation.

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Editor’s Note

HHB Communications Limited: Founded in 1976 and located in London, HHB Communications is a global leader in the supply of professional audio technology. Serving in the broadcast, recording and media production sectors, HHB’s unique expertise is also recognised by major manufacturers and innovators, many of which have appointed the company asexclusive distributors of their products. The specialist division, Scrub serves the needs of the television and film post production industry from premises in the heart of London’s Soho.

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