IRT and RTW announce loudness control partnership

RTW and the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT), the main research and development centre of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland’s governmental broadcasters have announced that RTW will implement the IRT’s newly-patented Continuous Loudness Controller into its future broadcast-focused audio equipment. This new endeavour will enable RTW to expand the company’s line of products, supporting the changing industry needs of the state of loudness control.

Over the last few years, the IRT has developed and patented the Continuous Loudness Controller, a new technology that allows users to continuously readjust the level of audio material they are working on, against a given programme-loudness value, as well as a definable loudness range in realtime with minimal artefacts. This next-generation technology is in accordance with EBU-R128 and other worldwide loudness standard specifications.

“We look forward to our collaboration with the IRT,” said Andreas Tweitmann, managing director, RTW. “With both partner developments and designs, IRT and RTW have focused on the highest quality of audio in radio and TV decades. The new technique developed by the IRT is groundbreaking and will have a tremendous benefit to our customers. We are very happy to implement the Continuous Loudness Controller in our products.”

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