TC-Electronic Creates Dedicated Stereo Loudness Solution for TV, Radio & Mobile

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(Risskov, Denmark, 28 August 2014)  Leading loudness authority TC Electronic announces the arrival of Loudness Pilot, a new multiple stereo and mono loudness controller and true-peak limiter.

Loudness Pilot has been designed specifically for TV and Radio stations with a fit-for-purpose design featuring two stereo audio tracks. Now, busy broadcasters can find peace of mind on a focused unit, fully compliant with all major loudness and broadcast standards. TC Electronic has priced Loudness Pilot so that uncompromised audio processing is within reach of all users.

"With our new Loudness Pilot you get outstanding loudness processing for stereo and can evolve with the standards without breaking the budget." -Thomas Valter, V.P. of Business Management, Broadcast & Production at TC Electronic.


Meeting the Challenges of Local & Regional Broadcasting
Broadcasters often need to transmit two signals simultaneously in different languages. Loudness Pilot transforms this into an effortless process, on a single unit - with all of the dual redundancy features welcomed by users across the industry. The unit even automatically switches over to another audio-stream, should a secondary language not be available.  It launches with five different versions: SDI 1, 2 or 3 streams and AES balanced or unbalanced.

When transmitting both to TV and to a mobile platform simultaneously, Loudness Pilot delivers a signal fully compliant with TV standards - optimizing the signal to the mobile platform at the same time.

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"If you have to stream to a mobile platform your signal will probably need to be a bit louder. In the absence of set standards for this area, we recommend that broadcasters aim at  -16 LUFS/LKFS for this signal. You can set Loudness Pilot perfectly for each of your transmissions." 

-Thomas Valter


Peace of Mind and Pricing - Within Reach
Loudness Pilot is purpose built and its focused design in both the SDI and AES versions also includes the option to add the renowned TC Loudness Radar Meter and 24/7 logging as a separate license.

It is also packed with dual redundancy features so that the signal will never be in jeopardy. Not only are there dual fuses and dual fans - there are also dual power inputs and a Relay Bypass feature (on both SDI and AES versions) that passes the stream directly from input to output no matter what happens.

TC Electronic has long been involved in setting international loudness standards with uncompromised audio processing. Loudness Pilot harnesses this technology with masterful algorithms that preserve the details of broadcast audio.


Loudness Pilot Main Features

  • Quality Loudness Control - from Recognized Loudness Authority Developers at TC Electronic 
  • Dual Stereo on SDI or AES - for Dual Language Content or Two Simultaneous Platforms
  • The Ultimate in "Fail-Safe" - with Dual Power, Dual Fuses, Dual Fans, and Relay Bypass, plus automatic switchover to another audio-stream
  • Evolving with the Standards - Compliant with all major broadcast standards, including ITU BS.1770-3, ATSC A/85, EBU R128, ARIB TR-B32, OP-59 and more. Today as well as tomorrow
  • Radar Meter Option - Instant overview of Loudness History, Momentary Loudness, True-peak Level, Program Loudness and Loudness Range




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