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Ensemble Designs' Automatic Audio Level Control Provides Easy Fix for Programs, Commercials

Grass Valley, California, 8 June 2010 – Ensemble Designs is showing its LevelTrack Audio automatic level control at InfoComm on booth C4713.

Television viewers are all too familiar with audio level changes that occur between various programs and commercials. A commercial comes on and is suddenly so loud that the viewer scrambles for the TV remote to turn down or mute the audio. A simple solution, LevelTrack is installed in the TV station and corrects mismatched audio levels based on audio history and on user settings such as attenuation and attack time.

“It’s the best way to adjust audio levels and stay true to what the sounds engineer originally designed,” said Robert Nunez of Ensemble Designs. “Compression takes away from the audio content so we don’t compress the signal. This is better, it’s like having someone stand there for the whole program and turn the audio level knob in just the right way.”

LevelTrack Automatic Audio Gain Control also addresses the latest audio compliance requirements for broadcasters to deal with mismatched audio levels between different program sources, segments within a program and commercial spots. Errors of this type are regrettably common due to inconsistencies between different providers and program elements. Based upon the history in each channel, gradual changes are applied to prevent the audio level from dropping below or exceeding user programmable thresholds. LevelTrack will be on demo at InfoComm so customers can try it in person.

Based in Grass Valley, California, Ensemble Designs is in their 20th year of business and is a leading provider of signal processing and infrastructure products to the professional broadcast industry, and other government and commercial applications. Customers include CBS News, ESPN STAR, Disney, RAI, Major League Baseball, Olympic Broadcast Organisation, and Sky, ESPN, The Moving Picture Company and TVNZ.


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870 Gold Flat Rd, Nevada City CA 95959
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