► iZotope has released Classic Textures, a new expansion pack for Trash 2, their audio mangling plug-in. With the power to produce any distortion imaginable, Trash 2 is often known for delivering extreme results. Showcasing the softer side of Trash, Classic Textures is a versatile collection of more subtle presets, well-suited for tracks and instruments of all types. Classic Textures includes over 30 new impulses, from dark vinyl to classroom projectors to crackling fires and 70 new presets to coat your mixes in everything from 80’s synth grit to warm wax to earthy, retro moods. Classic Textures is the second of two expansion packs for Trash 2, following the extra experimental Edge Expansion. www.iZotope.com.
► TC Electronic has teamed up with Adobe to integrate its LoudnessRadar in Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC and Adobe Audition® CC on a license agreement. The LoudnessRadar builds on TC Electronic’s LM6 Radar Loudness Meter and offers a wide range of loudness measuring tools that are key to content creators delivering for broadcast, film and internet. In short, the LoudnessRadar provides an easy-to-read overview of loudness over time. It displays Loudness History on the revolving radar, Momentary Loudness on the outer ring, True-Peak clips, Program Loudness and Loudness Range in a single view. “Loudness compliance is a key requirement for content creators today and moving forward,” said Simon Williams, director of strategic relations at Adobe. “Our Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Audition users will be able to have access to an innovative and easy-to-use loudness monitoring solution.” “By adding the LoudnessRadar to the Adobe Premiere Pro toolset, Adobe has made it easy for video editors to get audio standards compliance right. The audio Target is always in sight, and it’s easy for all to balance speech consistently against background sound and foreground music,” says Thomas Lund, HD Development Manager at TC Electronic. Most broadcasters have to comply with certain loudness standards in order to prevent systematic loudness jumps between TV programs. In particular, commercial breaks have caused many viewer complaints, and in order to make a full day of broadcast even in terms of loudness, standards have been defined. By measuring audio loudness, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Audition users can make sure that the content they deliver for broadcast is compliant with the standard applicable for their country or region. It is the safest way to ensure that the client does not reject projects due to loudness issues. ►