In close cooperation with Grimm Audio, Radio Automation software developer Jutel developed an integral solution for loudness normalization in radio broadcasting. The Radioman and Quick Edit Pro products of the acclaimed software house from Finland are now fully EBU R128 compliant. More and more broadcasters adopt loudness normalization for radio broadcast.
Eelco Grimm states: “Various tests showed that radio processors perform better when fed with loudness normalized program material. When the loudness of the source is better under control, processor settings can be optimized for the stations’ identity sound. For services that that apply less processing, such as classical and jazz stations, loudness normalization is even a must. We are very happy that Jutel took this topic serious and consulted us for our LevelAPI software. Radioman is now one of the first radio broadcast systems where loudness normalization is an integral part of the whole workflow.”
The first customers who added loudness normalization to their RadioMan and Quick Edit Pro solutions include the Finnish public broadcaster YLE and Polish radio stations Radio Lublin, Radio PiK, Radio Bialystok and Radio Rzeszow. YLE Sound Designer Mikko Lohenoja comments: “Grimm Audio LevelAPI is fully integrated both in database saving and as a track/cliplist feature. It is working great.”