RTW RSS-Reader https://www.rtw.com/ RSS RTW en RTW RSS-Reader https://www.rtw.com/fileadmin/templates/img/rtw-logo.png https://www.rtw.com/ 400 86 RSS RTW TYPO3 - get.content.right http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Tue, 06 Nov 2018 16:08:57 +0100 RTW TO PRESENT SPEECH INTELLIGIBILITY TECHNOLOGY AT TONMEISTERTAGUNG 2018 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-praesentiert-speech-intelligibility-technologie-auf-der-tonmeistertagung-2018.html Exclusive Demonstrations of RTW’s Latest Products and Forthcoming Technologies will be Available COLOGNE, GERMANY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, will showcase its new speech intelligibility technology as well as its new Version 7 software for its TouchMonitor series at Tonmeistertagung 2018 (Stand 1-03).

Developed in partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology (IDMT) in Oldenburg and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), RTW’s new speech intelligibility research technology provides real-time audio analysis of film and TV dialogues. This new technology addresses the problem that many viewers have difficulty understanding verbal materials in shows and movies. Specific complaints include that an actor does not articulate or that there is too much background noise.

“RTW’s speech measurement technology aims to eliminate much of this auditory stress before it even makes it to the ears of the viewer,” explains Andreas Tweitmann, CEO of RTW. “We are incredibly proud to once again be at the forefront of research and development that will change the landscape of audio production. We look forward to implementing our findings and technology into future audio tools.”

RTW will be demonstrating the new technology using a real-time analysis tool that clearly displays the current level of speech intelligibility in an audio project. The company will also be showcasing the latest firmware v7 for its TouchMonitor series, a complete line of audio metering units designed for the production, post production and broadcast markets.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtwaudio or call +49 221 709130.

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Press Releases Tue, 06 Nov 2018 16:08:57 +0100
RTW PRESENTS NEW TM9 19-INCH RACK-MOUNT SOLUTION TO THE U.S. MARKET AT AES 2018 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-praesentiert-auf-der-aes-2018-dem-us-markt-die-tm9-19-einbau-variante.html NEW YORK, OCTOBER 3, 2018 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for... NEW YORK, OCTOBER 3, 2018 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, will showcase its new 19-inch 4U rack-mount (MA4U) solution of its TM9 TouchMonitor at AES 2018 (Booth 504G – Avid Pavilion). With the new rack-mount kit, users will have access to all the audio monitoring features of the RTW TM9 in a more easily accessible format whether in studio or live applications.

The TM9-MA4U can carry a TM9 panel-mount unit and comes standard with a mounting frame, front panel, and a USB extension. Its dimensions of 482.6 x 177 x 91 mm makes it compatible with DIN 41494/IEC 60297 19” racks.

“With the continued evolution of studio spaces and workflows, we have seen an increased interest in rack-mountable formats of our state-of-the-art loudness solutions,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “Not only is the MA4U an aesthetically pleasing alternative for high-end studios, but it is also a great solution for live field productions.”

Equipped with RTW’s high-grade nine-inch touch screens and an easy-to-use GUI, the TM9 TouchMonitor packed with precision, performance, efficiency and flexibility for audio monitoring. The TM9 has a graphical user interface that can be scaled, randomly positioned and combined in almost every way for optimized use of available screen space. Even multiple instruments of the same type, assigned to different input channels and configurations, can be displayed simultaneously. Plus, a context-sensitive, on-screen help feature supports the user, allowing for setup changes with ease.

The latest firmware version of the TM9, which is also used with the TM7, expands the basic software to a four-channel display; 4 x Mono or 2 x Stereo/2 x Mono. Additionally, 1 x Stereo can be measured without the need of an activated multichannel license. Output routing can be individually adjusted for each preset and all presets can be exported or imported at the same time.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.

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Press Releases Wed, 03 Oct 2018 17:46:00 +0200
RTW TEAMS UP WITH FRAUNHOFER IDMT TO DEVELOP STATE-OF-THE-ART SPEECH INTELLIGIBILITY TECHNOLOGY https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-entwickelt-gemeinsam-mit-frauenhofer-idmt-state-of-the-art-speech-intelligibility-technologie.html Exclusive Demonstrations of RTW’s Latest Development will be Available at IBC 2018 AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, will present its new speech intelligibility technology at IBC 2018 (Stand 8.D89). Developed in partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT in Oldenburg and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), this new measurement technology, which provides real-time analysis of speech intelligibility in film and TV dialogues, will be available for exclusive demonstrations at the RTW stand throughout the show.

Understanding speech on television can sometimes be difficult, or even impossible. There are frequently scenes in movies and TV shows that make it hard to understand what is being said. Perhaps the main character speaks unclearly, or there is traffic noise in the background of one scene, or loud music to underscore the tension in the next. RTW’s speech measurement technology aims to eliminate much of this auditory stress before it even makes it to the ears of the viewer.

RTW will be demonstrating the new technology using a real-time analysis tool that clearly displays the current level of speech intelligibility in an audio project.

“I am proud that RTW is once again the market leader in measurement technology, this time addressing the most important audio obstacle for modern broadcasters: speech intelligibility,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO of RTW. “Demonstrating our latest speech measurement technology at IBC is an important landmark for RTW, and we look forward to implementing it into future audio tools.”

About Fraunhofer IDMT, Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology in Oldenburg
Established in 2008 under the direction of Dr. Birger Kollmeier and Dr. Jens-E. Appell, Fraunhofer IDMT, Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology in Oldenburg carries out applied research and development on behalf of industrial companies and public institutions in the fields of telecommunications, multimedia, healthcare services, smart homes and cities, automotive, civil security and industrial production. The branch has many scientific co-operations with the hearing research facilities in Oldenburg and is also a partner in the cluster of excellence known as Hearing4all. For more information on Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT, call Christian Colmer, Head of Marketing & PR Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology HSA, +49 441 2172-436, or visit www.idmt.fraunhofer.de/hsa.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.

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Press Releases Tue, 11 Sep 2018 17:00:00 +0200
RTW WELCOMES THOMAS VALTER AS NEW DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-begruesst-thomas-valter-als-neuen-leiter-produktmanagement-und-marketing.html AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices... AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Valter as the company’s new Director of Product Management and Marketing. Valter, who has more than 20 years of experience in the audio industry, will be at IBC 2018 (RTW Stand 8.D89).

“I am pleased to be joining RTW, a highly focused, professional and strong brand,” says Valter. “I look forward to taking part in further developing and strengthening the company’s position within the ever-changing global broadcast market.”

Recently, Valter served as Vice President of Business Management for the Broadcast and Production division of TC Electronic. Previous roles at TC Electronic include International Public Relations Manager and Product Manager, in which he drove product development, UI/UX specifications, sales and marketing for the company.

Throughout his 15-year tenure with the company, Valter also held the titles of Product Manager for Studio and Post Production, overseeing development of studio equipment and high-end processors, such as System 6000; and later as Business Manager for HD and Computer Recording, for which he defined and drove product maps.

“We are very excited to have Thomas join the RTW family,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “Thomas’ commitment to business expansion and outstanding product development experience are perfect for this role. We know that he will be a valuable member of our team and will greatly add to our strengths.”

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.

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Press Releases Wed, 05 Sep 2018 16:30:00 +0200
TM9 rack mount solution for 19" environments https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/tm9-einbauloesung-fuer-19-umgebungen.html Cologne, Germany, July 2018 - RTW's new 19"/4U rack-mount solution makes it easier for TM9... Cologne, Germany, July 2018 - RTW's new 19"/4U rack-mount solution makes it easier for TM9 owners to use all the device's audio monitoring features in 19" environments.
Designated TM9-MA4U, a 19"/4U mounting kit is available, including a mounting frame, a front panel similiar to a TM9 table-top housing, and a USB extension to the front panel. Its dimensions of 482.6 x 177 x 91 mm allows the mounting of one TM9 panel-mount unit (20900OEM) into DIN 41494/IEC 60297 19” racks.

Further information about the TM9 unit can be found on the product side.

to product site TouchMonitor TM9 >

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News & Events Thu, 26 Jul 2018 13:47:00 +0200
RTW ANNOUNCES MULTI-LICENSE SERVER SOLUTIONS https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-kuendigt-multi-lizenz-server-loesung-an.html New Feature Applies to Forthcoming Versions of the Company’s Continuous Loudness Control, Mastering... COLOGNE, JULY 12, 2018 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, has announced the forthcoming availability of floating licenses for its Masterclass Plug-ins. Starting in Q3 of this year, RTW’s Mastering Tools, Continuous Loudness Control (CLC) and Loudness Tools software will be updated to include this new licensing.

Large broadcasters, film houses, recording studios, houses of worship and universities will especially benefit from this new licensing feature, which works within a local network. Further, the organizations’ IT departments will have an easy go at the installations, which will be available via the iLok License Manager application. This feature makes it possible to configure one networked computer as the primary server for the program. When a user needs to work with the Masterclass Plug-ins, they can use any PC/Mac on the network to connect to the iLok Server and access a license.

The RTW Continuous Loudness Control (CLC) plug-in allows unknown live audio and audio files to be processed to a given loudness value with no change to the original loudness range and protection of its true peak value. CLC further improves the quality of loudness control through various enhancements, such as batch processing, extended format support, Mmax and Smax limiting and optimized presets for streaming audio, among others. CLC is best-suited for live audio, DAW and recorded audio, but broadcasters also benefit from its automated analysis and processing.

RTW’s Loudness Tools and Mastering Tools are easy-to-use plug-ins that provide custom specifications and help to ensure compliance. The Loudness Tools application features metering and loudness displays for mono, stereo, multi-channel and surround applications, as well as all standard sampling rates up to 96 kHz, including the widely used PPM and TruePeak measurements. The Mastering Tools application provides analysis and display functions for mastering, metering and loudness measurement for single- and multi-channel applications, including PPM scales and displays, VU appearance and TruePPM measurements. Both applications are exact copies of features found within RTW’s TM7 and TM9 meters, and are ideal for musicians, producers and engineers who work directly with broadcasters and must thereby meet all industry loudness standards.

The associated iLok License Manager is available as a free download direct from the iLok website and can be used with a wide array of software, making it an ideal option for any multi-user site. The iLok Server License is sold by RTW and is required for using the floating licenses.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.

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Press Releases Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:46:00 +0200
Firmware version 7-00 for TouchMonitor is available https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/firmware-version-7-00-fuer-touchmonitor-bereitgestellt.html For the TouchMonitor TM7, TMR7, or TM9 series, a firmware upgrade is now available. The new 7-00... For the TouchMonitor TM7, TMR7, or TM9 series, a firmware upgrade is now available. The new 7-00 version solves memory management problems and includes improvements of the flash memory error correction. Because these modifications relate to the different firmware versions, it is mandatory necessary to follow the instructions of the Release Notes first.

As usual, the Release Notes and the new firmware are available for download in "Audio Monitors/TouchMonitor TM9", "Audio Monitors/TouchMonitor TM7", "Audio Monitors/TouchMonitor TMR7" or "Audio Monitors/TMR7 Smart" sections at members area (Manuals & Software).

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News & Events Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:31:28 +0200
EU GDPR at RTW https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/eu-dsgvo-bei-rtw-1.html Dear visitors of our website, The GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation is a topical issue.... Dear visitors of our website,

The GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation is a topical issue. RTW also appointed a data protection officer, and we are reviewing our present way of collecting and storing of personal data in compliance with the GDPR. The results and the consequential adjustments will be added to our already existing detailed data privacy statement. If you want to get information about your stored data and their use, we will make these information available via e-mail or letter mail.

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News & Events Mon, 11 Jun 2018 16:02:20 +0200
Best of Show Award for RTW’s distribution product PD-Dante https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/best-of-show-award-fuer-rtws-vertriebsprodukt-pd-dante.html At the NAB Show in Las Vegas we and our partner Nixer Pro Audio were excited to receive the Best of... At the NAB Show in Las Vegas we and our partner Nixer Pro Audio were excited to receive the Best of Show Award for PD-Dante. NewBay Media yearly selects outstanding, new products displayed at the exhibition and honors them with the label Best of Show.

PD-Dante is a small portable monitoring and diagnostic system, which allows you to listen into or monitor single or locally mixed Dante™ or AES67 streams. This makes PD-Dante a highly handy tool to monitor and control Audio-over-IP networks.

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News & Events Mon, 30 Apr 2018 15:51:00 +0200
RTW SHOWS SMART VERSIONS OF TM3 AND TM3-3G TOUCHMONITORS AT NAB 2018 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-zeigt-auf-der-nab-2018-die-smart-versionen-der-touchmonitore-tm3-und-tm3-3g.html Smart Models Come Fully Equipped with All Available Software Licenses LAS VEGAS, MARCH 21, 2018 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, will feature its TM3 Smart and TM3-3G Smart TouchMonitors at this year’s NAB show (Booth N6924). RTW will also display its well-known TM7/TM9 TouchMonitors, MM3 MusicMeter and TM3-Primus, its software and plug-in solutions along with Nixer Pro Audio’s PD-Dante, a small portable monitoring and diagnostic system that is now available through RTW’s worldwide distribution.

“RTW created these very flexible and fully functional Smart versions of the TouchMonitors for our customers so that they don’t have to worry about the additional cost of licenses. Instead, these products can be used right out of the box,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “We look forward to promoting these smart versions at this year’s NAB as we expect to see the exact audience the products were designed for.”

The TouchMonitor TM3 Smart, handling a maximum of six channels, is the ideal solution for editorial offices, edit suites, small control rooms and any application that requires clear loudness-compliant level control. The unit’s flexible user interface allows for the selection of presets quickly and simply with just the swipe of a finger.

The TouchMonitor TM3-3G Smart is a compact and versatile solution for metering, deembedding and monitoring of 3G-SDI audio signals using a display unit for vertical or horizontal use. With its integrated 3G-SDI deembedder interface, the TM3-3G displays level and loudness of any eight 3G-SDI audio channels. Independently from this, up to 16 SDI audio signals can be sent to eight AES3 outputs. Therefore, customers do not need an external deembedder.

Both models allow users working with stereo, 5.1 or multichannel signals to easily create several configuration sets with different presets with the Devicer DC1 Software. The preloaded presets provide ease-of-use for first time users. The models feature a space-saving size with a 4.3" touchscreen and interface box. Both products can also be mounted in a 19" rack. This allows the metering equipment to be set up as a table-top unit next to a mixer in the studio, mounted in a rack in the studio, or in the master control room, meeting the needs of various users.

In addition to PPM and True Peak instruments, the TM3 and TM3-3G Smart models feature comprehensive loudness measuring features conforming to all relevant international standards (EBU R128, ITU-R BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85, ARIB, OP-59, AGCOM, CALM Act). Loudness instruments include single-channel and summing bar graphs, loudness range, loudness chart (TP, M, S, or I value over time) and numerical displays.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.

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Press Releases Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:38:00 +0100
RTW PROVIDES CONSISTENT LOUDNESS MEASUREMENT AT THE 34th CHAOS COMMUNICATION CONGRESS https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-ermoeglicht-konsistente-loudness-messung-auf-dem-34-chaos-communication-congress.html Company’s Products Aid in the Streaming and Recording of 170 Lectures COLOGNE, GERMANY, MARCH 1, 2018 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, including the TouchMonitor TM3, MM3 MusicMeter and TouchMonitor TM9, were employed to guarantee accurate loudness measurement at the 34th Annual Chaos Communication Congress. Garnering 15,000 participants for 170 lectures, over four days, the RTW products were used with mixers to ensure consistency for streaming and recording the conference.

The yearly conference, organized by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC), offers attendees lectures and workshops on technical and political issues such as computer security, social and technical developments and trends, and more. Since 2005, the Technical University Ilmenau team along with the Video Operation Center (VOC) have implemented the streaming of these lectures. This was the first conference that was professionally monitored by CCC, as well as volunteers. Similar to previous years, they were responsible for this task, and though they had experience in the field of audio and measuring, they had not mixed with a focus on loudness prior to this event, which is where RTW products made a difference.

“Utilizing volunteers presented the staff with an unfamiliar audio monitoring situation, which is why we chose RTW products, says Jannes Jeising, technical coordinator, Video Operation Center. “We needed appropriate and effective tools to achieve the best results. Therefore, a TM3 or MM3 Music Meter was set up on every mixing console. The units were easily installed and could be used immediately.”

“The compact units from RTW offered a good overview of current measurement values without blocking too much space,” says Jeising. “The display of the short-term loudness with a definite labeling of the target figure could be read intuitively. This was especially helpful because this year the target level changed from the usual -23LUFS to -16LUFS, to be more appropriate for streaming.”

A TM9 monitor was also installed in one of the mixing consoles. This made it possible for staff to control mixes of all four lecture halls at a glance and to be arranged according to each mixers individual needs.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.

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Press Releases Fri, 02 Mar 2018 15:24:00 +0100
RTW SKATES INTO THE 2018 WINTER GAMES https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-sichert-sich-einen-platz-bei-den-winterspielen-2018.html TM3-3GS TouchMonitor Provides Compact and Versatile Solution for Metering PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA, FEBRUARY 7, 2018 – Long-term partner of RTW, BPM Broadcast & Professional Media GmbH supplied several RTW TM3-3G Smart TouchMonitors to BNC Broadcast Network Connections GmbH for editing suites at the 2018 Winter Games. RTW’s TM3-3GS units will primarily be used in operation for the ORF in the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) in South Korea, where programs for the Winter Games are edited.

RTW’s TM3-3GS TouchMonitors are part of BNC’s effort to increase the capacity of its mobile editing suites, not only for the Winter Games but also for ski tournaments, Formula 1 races, cultural events (Salzburger Festspiele, etc.) and current political events such as elections.

“We chose RTW’s TM3-3GS TouchMonitors because they remove the need for a dedicated deembedder,” says Enrico Ganassin, managing partner of BNC Broadcast Network Connections GmbH. “The digital audio outputs are connected to the audio mixing console. The SDI-3G input signal is looped through to the video monitor, which ensures that what we see is exactly what is measured. RTW is our first choice when it comes to audio metering.”

The TouchMonitor TM3-3GS is a compact and versatile solution that is fully equipped with all available software licenses for metering, deembedding and monitoring of 3G-SDI audio signals, using a 4.3-inch touch screen for vertical or horizontal use. The TM3-3G’s flexible user interface allows for quick and simple preset selection as well as setting the monitoring level. The compact TouchMonitor TM3-3GS consists of a display unit for vertical or horizontal use, and a remote interface box. With its integrated 3G-SDI deembedder interface, the TM3-3G displays level and loudness of any eight 3G-SDI audio channels. Independently from this, up to 16 SDI audio signals can be sent to eight AES3 outputs.

“We are proud to be part of BNC Broadcast Network Connections GmbH’s specifications for broadcast metering needs at the 2018 Winter Games,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “The TM3-3GS’s flexible user interface allows the selection of presets quickly and simply, with just a swipe of the finger. The contained comprehensive set of factory presets are a cross-section of the applications, audio connections and standards, and allow users to start working right out of the box.”

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.

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Press Releases Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:01:00 +0100
RTW ANNOUNCES NEW DISTRIBUTOR, SOUNDWARE SWEDEN https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-ernennt-soundware-zum-neuen-distributor-fuer-schweden-1.html Company Expands Presence in Northern Europe with New Partnership COLOGNE, GERMANY, JANUARY 31, 2018 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, has partnered with Soundware Sweden as its newest distributor in Northern Europe. Soundware, known throughout Sweden for its many years of experience in professional audio equipment, distributes products that are the best quality and control in recording, mixing and broadcast. The company will offer RTW’s full suite of product offerings to its customers in the region.

The partnership began at a recent in-house event at Soundware where RTW presented its products, resulting in a valuable opportunity to meet new and existing customers. Since then, Soundware has sold more than 20 of RTW's compact and versatile TM3-3G TouchMonitors, along with several TM9 TouchMonitors and Mastering Tools Software licenses, part of the Masterclass PlugIns Series, to a prominent Swedish broadcaster.

“From the start of our relationship with RTW, the expert cooperation and communication have been an essential piece of our success as a distributor,” says Lars Lundin, Product Manager at Soundware Sweden. “Our company prides itself on our team’s unique knowledge of the audio equipment market and the high-quality product mix we offer, which made RTW an optimal partner choice.”

Along with product distribution, Soundware offers installation, deployment, customer service and product support. RTW is the most recent in its portfolio of world-leading brand partners.

“Soundware has an excellent repertoire of customer contacts, as well as the knowledge to provide professional support for RTW’s products,” says Ulrike Lauterbach, director of sales and marketing of RTW. “The company is quite experienced in executing large-scale projects and because of this proficiency, RTW looks forward to partnering with them as we continue to expand our reach throughout Northern Europe.”

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.

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Press Releases Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:39:00 +0100
RTW ADDS ELBER S.R.L AS DISTRIBUTOR IN ITALY https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-ernennt-elber-srl-als-distributor-fuer-italien.html New Partnership Expands RTW’s Presence in Key Region COLOGNE, GERMANY, OCTOBER 25, 2017 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, announces Elber S.r.l. as its new distributor in Italy. Elber, founded in 1978, has built a reputation in the broadcast market through years of delivering quality products and services.

Elber’s distribution of RTW products includes the company’s full line of hardware and software solutions. Along with products, such as RTW’s well-known TM7 and TM9 TouchMonitors, Elber will also be distributing the company’s Continuous Loudness Control (CLC) software, which enables users to operate live or batch mode loudness processing.

“We are pleased to come together with a renowned company in the broadcast industry like RTW,” says Lucio Gerelli, sales manager of Elber S.r.l. “Roberto Frigerio, technical support at Elber, and I have gained excellent knowledge of RTW’s products through our work with the company in the past. Elber’s strong network of private and public broadcasters in Italy is something we are proud to bring to this partnership.”

While Elber is a well-known company that builds RF products sold throughout Italy and across the world, its recent focus in the broadcast market has led it to selectively take on brand partners that fit perfectly into this industry.

“We are happy to now include Elber in our ever-growing list of distributors,” says Ulrike Lauterbach, Director of Sales and Marketing of RTW. “Known for its strong European roots and a worldwide footprint, RTW looks forward to working with Elber on successful future projects. The company’s emphasis on selecting quality partners and taking the time to invest in and promote these brands is something we highly value.”

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Thu, 26 Oct 2017 10:11:00 +0200
RTW BRINGS ADVANCED MONITORING AND METERING PRODUCTS TO AES NY 2017 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-bringt-hochentwickelte-monitoring-und-metering-produkte-mit-zur-aes-new-york-2017.html Company Previews New Features of its Continuous Loudness Control Software NEW YORK, OCTOBER 4, 2017 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is once again exhibiting at the Avid Partner Pavilion (Booth 504G) at AES NY 2017.

One of the highlights of this year’s display will be a preview of the company’s latest version of its Continuous Loudness Control (CLC) software, which enables users to operate live or batch mode loudness processing with up to 24 channels. All surround formats defined in the ITU 1770-4 standard are supported. The Institut für Rundfunktechnik, GmbH (IRT) (Institute for Broadcast Technology, Ltd.), partnered with RTW to further improve its CLC algorithm for even better, faster processing. This updated version of the CLC will be available for customers to download in the coming months.

“We are excited to bring RTW’s continuously evolving loudness control software to the AES convention,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “From our updated CLC software, to the exciting new partnership with Nixer and our vast product portfolio, RTW provides ideal solutions for the audio engineering customer. We always look forward to getting our product in front of this market to hear our clients’ feedback.”

RTW will also showcase PD-Dante at the show. RTW recently announced its partnership with Nixer Pro Audio to distribute PD-Dante, a handheld monitoring and diagnostic system that allows users to listen directly into Dante® Streams located on an (Ether-) Network. With 64 possible Dante channels, users can select from an existing mix or create a user definable mix of these channels via its capacitive touchscreen, and listen to them via PD-Dante’s on-board loudspeakers and headphone connector. The company will distribute this revolutionary product worldwide starting December 2017.

Also on display will be the MM3 MusicMeter, a highly compact, easy-to-use product, that gives users the ability to implement loudness metering into music-based applications with flexibility and superior accuracy. The Masterclass PlugIns Series, which includes its Loudness and Mastering Tools, will also be on display. These plugins provide RTW hardware meters as software. Loudness Tools features metering and loudness displays for mono, stereo, multichannel and surround applications, while Mastering Tools consists of extensive analysis and display functions for mastering, metering and loudness measurements. A range of other RTW products will also be featured at the booth.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:41:00 +0200
RTW PARTNERS WITH NIXER PRO AUDIO TO DISTRIBUTE PD-DANTE https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-startet-kooperation-mit-nixer-pro-audio-fuer-den-pd-dante-vertrieb.html Handheld Monitoring and Diagnostic Device Now Available Through RTW COLOGNE, GERMANY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices, announces a global distribution partnership with Nixer Pro Audio and its PD-Dante. PD-Dante is a handheld monitoring and diagnostic system that allows users to listen directly into Dante® Streams located on an (Ether-) Network. PD-Dante will be showcased at the RTW stand at IBC 2017 (Stand 8.D89) and first deliveries will be made in December 2017.

No matter if it is a broadcast or live application, with 64 possible Dante channels, users can select from an existing mix or create a user definable mix of these channels via its capacitive touchscreen, and listen to them via PD-Dante’s on-board loudspeakers and headphone connector. All channels are displayed on the main LCD showing individual routing to the left/right outputs, signal level meter, 0 dBFS peak indicator and channel name. The main output level of the selected channel/mix is displayed on two large signal meters. PD-Dante also offers one external stereo AES/EBU input plus a stereo line in and a microphone input, which can be assignable to any Dante output channel.

The clear and simple Graphical User Interface (GUI) allows users to quickly navigate through all systems, settings and functions. The system can store and recall up to eight presets for efficient setup and use.

“RTW is happy to be distributing this revolutionary product worldwide,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “Nixer Pro Audio is a high-quality company and achieves great results with the products it manufactures. PD-Dante is a perfect addition to our product portfolio and will surely also open new markets for us.”

About Nixer Pro Audio
Nixer, based in Dunstable (UK), formed in 2000 by Nick Fletcher and Philip Jones. They have over 30 years experience designing and manufacturing electronic products, specialising in professional audio. Products they have designed have been used extensively on many Broadway shows, West End Shows and also by some high profile touring rock bands.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:55:00 +0200
Firmware version 6-20 (service upgrade) for TM7/TM9 TouchMonitors available https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/firmware-version-6-20-service-upgrade-fuer-touchmonitor-tm7tm9-erhaeltlich.html COLOGNE, GERMANY, August 30, 2017 – The new firmware version 6-20 for the TM7, TMR7 and TM9... COLOGNE, GERMANY, August 30, 2017 – The new firmware version 6-20 for the TM7, TMR7 and TM9 TouchMonitor series is now available at members area (Manuals & Software) on our website for download.
Beside various new features, it includes an important bug fix. We strongly recommend to upgrade your existing TouchMonitors to this version to ensure a smooth operation of the system.

Besides that, you will be able to benefit from the following exciting, new features:
  • Up to four parallel instances of the stereo vectorscope, allowing simultaneous monitoring of transmission streams
  • A 12th octave filter bank for the RTA (Real Time Analyzer) feature set for an even more refined graduated frequency distribution analysis
  • A custom selected password feature for increased security against unauthorized adjustment changes
  • Support of the four-channel operation even without the presence of the multichannel licence
In addition to the new features we have also take care of adjustments necessary to the recent changes in the loudness standards around the world.

TM7 and TM9 devices from TC electronic® can also be updated to benefit from bug fixes. A further plus is that with the new software upgrade, we offer an optional, fee-based TC Conversion Kit (TC-RTW upgrade SW20021), so that these units can access all new features and functions after being upgraded.

For existing units the firmware is available for download. See the Audio Monitors/TouchMonitor section of members area (Manuals & Software).

Find more information on the corresponding product sides of our web site:

to product site TouchMonitor TM9 >
 
to product site TouchMonitor TM7 >
 
>to product site TouchMonitor TMR7 >
 
to product site TouchMonitor TMR7 Smart >]]>
News & Events Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:55:00 +0200
RTW TEAMS UP WITH LAWO FOR GRAND AUDIO PRODUCTION CONSOLE https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-unterstuetzt-lawo-bei-der-grand-audio-production-console.html Company’s Popular TM9 TouchMonitor Integrated into IP-based Console COLOGNE, GERMANY, JULY 27, 2017 – RTW and Lawo have reinforced their partnership with the implementation of RTW’s TM9 TouchMonitor into Lawo’s fully IP-based mc2 96 Grand Production Console. The TM9 is seamlessly integrated into the surface of the console, which debuted at this year’s NAB show in Las Vegas, and is designed to provide optimal performance in IP video production environments.

RTW’s TM9 is an important part of the console as it offers professional audio metering performance that is precise, efficient and flexible. The TouchMonitor has been customized according to Lawo's requirements for integration in this new flagship console that supports all relevant standards, such as SMPTE 2110, AES67, RAVENNA® and Dante®.

“We’re excited about our collaboration with Lawo and having our TM9 as a trustworthy source within its new IP-based console,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “We are proud and very happy about our long-term and productive relationship with Lawo. Besides that, we are very much looking forward to future projects and are thrilled to be on par with a company of its caliber in the industry.”

The TM9 is equipped with a high-grade, nine-inch touchscreen and an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI can be controlled by using your finger or a mouse. Instruments can be scaled, randomly positioned and combined in various configurations for optimized use of available screen space. Setup changes can easily be made because of the monitor’s context-sensitive, on-screen help feature that supports the user.

“We simply trust in RTW when it comes to audio metering solutions,” adds Christian Struck, Lawo’s Senior Product Manager Audio Production. “The brand stands for reliability and quality. Our cooperation started a couple of years ago and since then we have equipped several of our consoles with RTW’s TouchMonitors.”

In addition to the integrated RTW TM9, the mc2 96 offers many innovative features such as the network-based IP-Share™ gain compensation, the enhanced multi-user operation capabilities and its mix-assist systems, enabling sound engineers to concentrate on the overall balance and sound quality of the production. The console also features LiveView™ video thumbnails in addition to standard channel labeling via channel numbers, individual text labels and static pictures of icons.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Thu, 03 Aug 2017 11:29:00 +0200
RTW SHOWCASING TM3 SERIES AT BROADCASTASIA 2017 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-zeigt-die-tm3-serie-auf-der-broadcast-asia-2017.html Company also set to introduce TM3 19-inch Rackmount Solution at this year’s show SINGAPORE, MAY 15, 2017 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is set to highlight its TM3 and TM3-Primus series of products at this year’s BroadcastAsia (Stand 6D4-01). Also on display will be RTW’s brand new TM3 19-inch RackMount Solution and well-known TM7/TM9 TouchMonitors with upgraded firmware.

“We are happy to once again be a part of the Stagetec Asia booth at this year’s show,” says Ulrike Lauterbach, director of sales & marketing, RTW. “We have worked tirelessly to update our products to meet new loudness implementations and customer standards. RTW is thrilled to provide solutions for the numerous broadcasters in the Asia region who understand the need for audio loudness management.”

Designed for workstations and edit suites, the compact TM3 TouchMonitors come with a highly intuitive and user-friendly 4.3-inch touchscreen interface that allows for vertical and horizontal operation with a full set of easy-to-read instruments for level and loudness metering that can be preset. The TM3-Primus is the world’s only USB audio monitor and features RCA-type two-channel analog and digital (SPDIF) loudness and level meters that meet worldwide standards. With its USB hybrid mode, operators can visualize and process DAW metering points directly on the screen.

The TM3 RackMount Solution comes in two versions that integrate easily with either the TM3 TouchMonitor or the TM3-Primus TouchMonitor by simply swapping out the necessary hardware. The TM3-2U is a mounting system for RTW’s TM3 series products, including the TM3, TM3S, TM3-3G and TM3-3GS. With the appropriate mount, the TM3-Primus may also be used in this configuration. The TM3-Pri-2U is the exclusive rackmount for RTW’s TM3-Primus, allowing mounting for the TM3-Primus into an appropriate mechanical environment for a customer installation.

Also on display at BroadcastAsia will be the latest firmware version for RTW’s TM7/TM9 TouchMonitors. This firmware offers up to four parallel instances of the stereo vectorscope, allowing simultaneous monitoring of transmission streams. A 12th octave filter bank has been added to the RTA (Real Time Analyzer) feature set for an even more refined graduated frequency distribution analysis. A custom selected password feature has also been implemented to meet the demands of users who desire increased security against unauthorized adjustment changes.

This updated firmware also supports four-channel operation of a TouchMonitor, even without the presence of the multichannel license. This allows attractive combinations in operation with RTW’s TMR7. In addition to the new features, adjustments have been made to adhere to the recent changes in the loudness standards around the world.

The new firmware can be installed into all RTW TM7 and TM9 series instruments, as well as into TMR7 units. TM7 and TM9 “TC Electronic” devices can also be updated to benefit from bug fixes. To access all new features and functions these devices must be upgraded with the SW20021 TC Conversion Kit.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Fri, 19 May 2017 15:24:00 +0200
RTW’S MM3 MUSICMETER KEEPS THE BEAT STEADY FOR ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN AND SOUND DESIGNER RICHARD DEVINE https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtws-mm3-musicmeter-sorgt-fuer-stetigen-beat-bei-elektronik-musiker-und-sound-designer-richard-devine.html New compact unit delivers unrivaled loudness metering and monitoring ATLANTA, MAY 9, 2017 – For the past 20 years, revered Electronic Musician and Sound Designer Richard Devine has been recognized for creating complex rhythms and producing a layered and heavily processed sound, combining influences from glitch music to old and modern electronic music. To deliver the high-quality, pristine sound that he is known for, Devine turns to RTW’s MM3 MusicMeter.

“I was using a different audio meter when I started researching alternative options,” says Devine. “I came across the RTW website and was immediately intrigued. I also have two industry friends who were both using the MM3 MusicMeter that spoke very highly of it, so I decided to check it out. I was pleasantly surprised. In the six months that I have had the product, it has been crucial to my workflow.”

Devine uses his MM3 MusicMeter primarily for loudness measurements in the spectral analyze mode, where he checks the phase and stereo field of sounds. “I recently worked with Google on making sounds for its new virtual reality platform, called Daydream,” adds Devine. “I was responsible for all of the UI sounds and all the ambisonic audio sounds that were in the Daydream environment, which included YouTube VR, Google Earth VR and all the navigation sounds of moving the Earth and zooming out. I purchased the MM3 because all the sounds had to be at a specific loudness. I placed the MM3 right on my desk as I was editing so I could look at the MM3 and read all the detailed information about the amplitude loudness, the image and the phase as well as set in my loudness requirement notes. This helps me ensure every sound is played back consistently at the same level; getting that instant feedback is really helpful.”

The MM3 has quickly become an indispensable tool for Devine to ensure that his work is at the exact loudness specification needed for his high-profile clientele. The MM3 also provides Devine with a nice way to visually see and doublecheck his work.

In addition to the MM3, Devine relies on an RME Fireface UFX+ Audio Interface with DSP mixer. “What’s nice about my set up is that the outputs are going right into the MM3,” says Devine. “In my console mixer, I’ll leave two channels up for monitoring all signals, so no matter what I’m playing on my editing station, it’s passing through the MM3. Doing this gives me a better sense of where/how loud the sounds need to be. I can see where the frequency peaks are poking out, giving me a good idea of how bright or how dark my sound is. If I need to make any corrective changes to the image, I can easily see this on the MM3’s screen and I don’t have to open any additional software, which clogs up the process. It’s so streamlined. I leave it running all the time, 24 hours a day.”

Along with its abundance of features and compact size, one of Devine’s favorite aspects of the MM3 is the unit’s display. “The screen is absolutely beautiful,” adds Devine. “The resolution and the definition are just unreal. In addition to it being extremely helpful and taking up barely any room, it also looks very sharp on my desk. I really like that it is a standalone unit as opposed to it being software that I run inside of my computer.”

Devine plans on using his MM3 MusicMeter extensively for the recording of his new album over the next few months, as well as on an upcoming project with Apple®. He is also working with automaker Jaguar on designing all the internal navigation and notification alerts for one of its new automobiles.

“RTW’s MM3 MusicMeter is an amazing product,” says Devine. “It covers all of the bases I need and it’s portable. I can just take it with me when I am working on a project remotely and it can be setup in a matter of minutes. In addition, I also love the build quality of it. It feels solid. I don’t feel like this meter is going to die out any time soon. It’s something I will have for years to come and I look forward to using it on my future projects.”

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Thu, 11 May 2017 12:58:00 +0200
RTW MASTERCLASS PLUG-INS SOFTWARE MAINTAINS LEVEL HEAD FOR DUTCH SOUND SUPERVISOR/MIXER DANNY VAN SPREUWEL https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/danny-van-spreuwel-rtw-plugins-sind-garant-fuer-die-einhaltung-des-pegel-headrooms.html Renowned Metering Tools Delivered as Standard-Format Plug-Ins For Windows and Mac OS platforms THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS, APRIL 12, 2017 – As a sound supervisor and sound re-recording mixer for film and television productions, Danny van Spreuwel understands the importance of proper sound level measurement. In order to monitor loudness levels effectively, Spreuwel relies on RTW’s Masterclass PlugIns software.

Van Spreuwel was first introduced to RTW back in the late 90’s while serving as head of sound and video at Meta Sound Studios in Amsterdam. “Meta Sound Studios had an RTW analog PPM meter in every studio,” says Van Spreuwel. “At the time, it was the standard for measuring sound levels in film or television. Since I can remember, RTW has always had a great sense of layout and user interface. The company’s equipment features clear colors and indications that quickly read out users’ audio signals. That’s one of the many reasons I still use them today.”

In order to deliver pristine audio, Van Spreuwel integrates his RTW software into his Avid® Pro Tools digital audio workstation. “RTW’s audio software has become larger and more powerful over the years,” adds Van Spreuwel. “The RTW mastering bundle has a central place among my other audio plug-ins. While mixing and editing, it is important for me to be able to see my levels and frequency at a glance. The colors and layout of the plug-in window can be set according to my needs, which is a great feature. Any combination of meters can be made, making my computer an ultimate display of visual audio.”

Known for his work on The Lobster, Brussel and Petticoat, the productions that Van Spreuwel has worked on have won more than 40 awards, including the Jury Prize at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. After starting his own company in 2009, Van Spreuwel has been working on international feature films and documentaries, particularly in the U.K. and Australia.

“I think in my area of sound mixing, there isn’t any other audio measuring tool that performs or looks as great as the RTW plug-in,” says Van Spreuwel. “I met with RTW at IBC a few years ago, and they were fantastic. I highly recommend the company and its products to fellow sound mixers who want to see their audio in a clear and concise picture.”

The Masterclass Plug-Ins software provides RTW's renowned metering tools as standard-format plug-ins for Windows and Mac OS platforms, allowing a larger number of RTW customers to access the tools. The RTW Masterclass Plug-Ins visually depicts audio with all relevant level and loudness values as specified by international standards.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:55:00 +0200
RTW NAMES ULRIKE LAUTERBACH DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-ernennt-ulrike-lauterbach-zur-leiterin-vertrieb-und-marketing.html COLOGNE, GERMANY, APRIL 4, 2017 – RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring... COLOGNE, GERMANY, APRIL 4, 2017 – RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ulrike Lauterbach to the position of Director of Sales and Marketing. In her new role, Lauterbach will oversee all domestic and international sales activities, as well as marketing communications, tradeshows and digital media.

“With over a decade of experience, Ulrike brings a complete understanding of the pro audio industry, and we are excited to welcome her to the RTW team,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “Ulrike will play an important part in further strengthening RTW’s brand name globally, and she will be a critical component in helping the sales team reach and exceed their goals. She also has extensive trade show experience, which is very important as RTW attends many trade shows globally throughout the year. We look forward to having her as a part of the company.”

Lauterbach joins RTW after spending the last 12 years with AVT Audio Video Technologies GmbH in Nuernberg, Germany where she most recently served as International Sales and Marketing Manager. Lauterbach was responsible for management and support of international dealers, including technical and commercial project support, product trainings and demonstrations, and the development of marketing strategies. She was also responsible for the acquisition of new dealers, the preparation of offers for dealers and end customers, and the company’s participation in trade shows around the world.

“I am excited to bring my expertise and past experiences to my new role at RTW,” says Lauterbach. “RTW is a leader in the industry and I am confident that my abilities are a great match with the company. I look forward to working with the team at RTW and furthering my knowledge and experience with the company’s renowned line of hardware and software products.”

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:25:00 +0200
TM3 Rackmounting https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/tm3-rack-einbau.html COLOGNE, GERMANY, March 31, 2017 – RTW now offers different options to make rackmounting of TM3... COLOGNE, GERMANY, March 31, 2017 – RTW now offers different options to make rackmounting of TM3 series units into 19" environments easy. When ordering the TM3-2U option together with a TM3, TM3S, TM3-3G, or TM3-3GS, the delivery package includes a display with mounting frame instead of the table-top display. The rackmount display and the interface box, power supply, and the delivered USB extension cable can be mounted into the 19“/2U rack carrier/mounting frame TM3-MA2U, which is available as a further option featuring the space for up to two complete instruments.

Find more information on the corresponding product sides of our web site:

to product site TouchMonitor TM3 >

to product site TM3 Smart >

to product site TouchMonitor TM3-3G >

to product site TM3-3G Smart >]]>
News & Events Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:39:00 +0200
RTW TO UNVEIL TM3 19-INCH RACKMOUNT SOLUTION AT NAB 2017 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-praesentiert-tm3-19-einbau-varianten-auf-der-nab-2017.html Company also set to showcase upgraded loudness metering and monitoring hardware and software at the... LAS VEGAS, MARCH 15, 2017 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is set to debut a 19-inch rackmount for its TM3 and TM3-Primus series of products at this year’s NAB show (Booth N7220). Also on display will be RTW’s well-known TM7/TM9 TouchMonitors with upgraded firmware.

“We are thrilled to introduce the new TM3 RackMount Solution at this year’s show,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “It is important that our customers are able to utilize our products whenever and wherever they are needed. With this rackmount, users can now integrate up to two TM3 or TM3-Primus solutions in one carrier. At RTW, we always keep our customers’ diverse application requirements in the forefront of our mind, and we are always working to create products to perfectly suit their requests.”

The TM3 RackMount Solution comes in two versions that integrate easily with either the TM3 TouchMonitor or the TM3-Primus TouchMonitor by simply swapping out the necessary hardware. The TM3-2U is a mounting system for RTW’s TM3 series products, including the TM3, TM3S, TM3-3G and TM3-3GS. With the appropriate mount, the TM3-Primus may also be used in this configuration. The TM3-Pri-2U is the exclusive rackmount for RTW’s TM3-Primus, allowing mounting for the TM3-Primus into an appropriate mechanical environment for a customer installation.

Designed for workstations and edit suites, the compact TM3 TouchMonitors come with a highly intuitive and user-friendly 4.3-inch touchscreen interface that allows for vertical and horizontal operation with a full set of easy-to-read instruments for level and loudness metering that can be preset. The TM3-Primus is the world’s only USB audio monitor and features RCA-type two-channel analog and digital (SPDIF) loudness and level meters that meet worldwide standards. With its USB hybrid mode, operators can visualize and process DAW metering points directly on the screen.

Also on display at NAB 2017 will be the latest firmware version for RTW’s TM7/TM9 TouchMonitors. This firmware offers up to four parallel instances of the stereo vectorscope, allowing simultaneous monitoring of transmission streams. A 12th octave filter bank has been added to the RTA (Real Time Analyzer) feature set for an even more refined graduated frequency distribution analysis. A custom selected password feature has also been implemented to meet the demands of users who desire increased security against unauthorized adjustment changes.

Firmware version 6.0 also supports four-channel operation of a TouchMonitor, even without the presence of the multichannel license. This allows attractive combinations in operation with RTW’s TMR7. In addition to the new features, adjustments have been made to adhere to the recent changes in the loudness standards around the world.

The new firmware can be installed into all RTW TM7 and TM9 series instruments, as well as into TMR7 units. TM7 and TM9 “TC Electronic” devices can also be updated to benefit from bug fixes. To access all new features and functions these devices must be upgraded with the SW20021 TC Conversion Kit.

RTW will also be showing its well-known software and hardware products at its NAB booth. This includes the company’s Continuous Loudness Control (CLC), MasterClass plugins: Loudness Tools and Mastering Tools, SurroundControl 31900 and 31960 series, and its full range of TouchMonitors.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:25:00 +0100
RTW GETS IN THE GROOVE WITH MASTERING ENGINEER MAURICIO GARGEL https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/feel-the-groove-mastering-ingenieur-mauricio-gargel-vertraut-auf-rtw.html Company’s brand new, compact MM3 MusicMeter provides unrivaled loudness metering and monitoring SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL, JANUARY 31, 2017 – When Mauricio Gargel, owner and chief engineer at Mauricio Gargel Audio Mastering, is working on music in a variety of formats, he relies on RTW’s MM3 MusicMeter to ensure that the final file delivers consistent sound. Gargel has been using RTW meters throughout his career, as they are installed in the studios he has previously worked.

“I must admit that I am not a meter guy, but RTW’s MM3 MusicMeter changed that for me,” says Gargel. “Typically, I become distracted from the music I am working on because I stare at the meters too much. The small footprint of the MM3 occupies minimal space on my desk, which allows me to focus on the music. RTW has always been a consistent brand and the MM3 provides my studio with the reliable loudness metering that I have come to trust with the RTW name.”

Gargel has worked on projects with many artists around the world, including Samuel Rosa, Lô Borges, Arnaldo Antunes and Ricardo Herz. For all his jobs, Gargel has the MM3 front and center. “The loudness chart and USB features are excellent on the MM3. I can produce stereo and surround metering directly from the DAW, further simplifying the workflow in my studio. Since I master music in a variety of format releases, including stereo (CD, internet, hi-res and vinyl), surround (DVD) and 3D (VR/AR), I needed one loudness meter that could handle all different formats. The MM3 is the perfect device for the job.”

The ever-evolving future of the industry is apparent to Gargel. He employs the MM3 to make sure he is always following the latest standards that have been set. “Ultimately, my clients will distribute their music on the radio, TV and internet. It is important that I can adapt with the future changes. My goal was to find a way to produce the best translation across many different sound systems and formats, and the MM3 helps me achieve that goal.”

Along with RTW’s MM3, Gargel has a wide array of equipment to help him accomplish his projects. For monitoring, Gargel employs PMC® IB2 loudspeakers and CraneSong’s Avocet Monitor Controller. His processing equipment includes a Maselec MDS-2 limiter, MLA-2 compressor and MEA-2 equalizer, a NTP 179 compressor/expander/limiter, NTP 182 equalizer module and Foote Control Systems P3S VCA mastering compressor. Gargel also utilizes the Prism Sound Lyra 2 for conversions as well as supplemental converters from Lynx and RME. His DAW and software list includes SADiE 6.1, REAPER, Sonoris DDP® Player, iZotope, Pro Audio DSP and Sonnox.

Gargel sees a future with RTW and its products. “After working with RTW hardware my entire career, I am very interested in trying software from RTW. Right now, I am specifically interested in trying out the Continuous Loudness Control (CLC) software. RTW’s customer service is outstanding. Although we don’t talk consistently, I receive very fast and attentive responses when I do have a question. RTW is a company that I can trust and I am excited to see what new hardware and software products the company develops in the future.”

With the superior accuracy that RTW has become known for, the MM3 MusicMeter features vectorscope, PPM/TruePeak or VU, real-time analyzers, Loudness vs. Time charts, as well as numerical and graphical loudness display and zoom modes. These features can be accessed with a simple swipe on the touchscreen. The display can be adjusted into vertical or horizontal modes to accommodate the workflow of its users. Supported audio inputs include analog, SPDIF and USB, and an SPDIF output delivers a buffered stereo signal or downmix from a 5.1 stream. RTW’s MM3 MusicMeter is now available through a limited number of exclusive partners and online at RTW’s worldwide webshop, located at www.rtw.com.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Wed, 01 Feb 2017 11:21:00 +0100
RTW SHOWCASES FIRMWARE UPDATES TO LOUDNESS MONITORING INSTRUMENTS AT BVE 2017 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-zeigt-firmware-updates-fuer-die-loudness-monitoring-instrumente-auf-der-bve-2017.html LONDON, JANUARY 26, 2017 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for... LONDON, JANUARY 26, 2017 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, will be featuring its latest product updates as part of the HHB booth at BVE 2017 (Stand K45). Among the devices on display will be RTW’s TouchMonitor TM7 and TM9 series with new firmware version 6.0 as well as the latest update to its CLC software, version 2.0.

“RTW is excited to showcase its brand new firmware version 6.0 for its TouchMonitor TM7/TM9 series at this year’s show,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “Our main goal is to consistently update our devices to continually provide our customers with innovative products that help to enhance their projects and workflow. We are thrilled to once again be a part of HHB’s booth and to share the space with industry leaders.”

With firmware version 6.0, RTW’s TM7/TM9 TouchMonitors now offer up to four parallel instances of its stereo vectorscope, allowing simultaneous monitoring of transmission streams. A 12th octave filter bank has been added to the RTA (Real Time Analyzer) feature set for an even more refined graduated frequency distribution analysis. A custom selected password feature has also been implemented to meet the demands of users who desire increased security against unauthorized adjustment changes.

In addition, firmware version 6.0 now supports four-channel operation of a TouchMonitor, even without the presence of the multichannel license. This allows attractive combinations in operation with RTW’s TMR7. Besides the new features, bug fixes have also been performed, as well as adjustments to the recent changes in the loudness standards around the world.

The new firmware can be installed into all RTW TM7 and TM9 series instruments, as well as into TMR7 units. TM7 and TM9 “TC Electronic” devices can be updated to benefit from bug fixes. To access all new features and functions these devices must be upgraded with the SW20021 TC Conversion Kit.

Also on display at BVE will be RTW’s CLC version 2.0, which further improves the quality of loudness processing with various enhancements of its superior processing algorithm. The feature set of the software is also strengthened with a number of new options, including batch processing of audio files, extended audio format, a new expert mode, Mmax and Smax limiting, report functions, and optimized presets for streaming audio and support for the latest updates of loudness standards.

Along with the CLC’s optimized presets that are sufficient for the majority of users, custom presets are still available. Running within a DAW or as a standalone application, the CLC software is available for PC and Mac systems. Common plugin formats are supported, including AAX, VST2, VST3, RTAS and AU. The software is available to be purchased from RTW’s webshop, which can be found at www.rtw.com.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
News & Events Mon, 30 Jan 2017 10:29:00 +0100
Firmware Updates 6-01 for TouchMonitor Series https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/firmware-updates-6-01-fuer-touchmonitor-serien.html COLOGNE, GERMANY, December 22, 2016 –For TouchMonitor TM7, TMR7 and TM9 devices, firmware update... COLOGNE, GERMANY, December 22, 2016 –For TouchMonitor TM7, TMR7 and TM9 devices, firmware update 6-01 is available. Its basic software has been expanded to 4-channel display (4 x Mono, 2 x Stereo, 2 x Mono and 1 x Stereo). RTA provides a 1/12-octave mode, Cinema Loudness standards (LEQ(M), TASA, SAWA) have been implemented, and the Audio Vectorscope instrument allows up to 4 instances. Customers with TouchMonitor devices of TC elelctronic® may convert their units to RTW devices purchasing the optional licence SW20021.

For existing units the firmware is available for download. See the Audio Monitors/TouchMonitor section of members area (Manuals & Software).

Find more information on the corresponding product sides of our web site:

to product site TouchMonitor TM9 >

to product site TouchMonitor TM7 >

to product site TouchMonitor TMR7 >

to product site TouchMonitor TMR7 Smart >]]>
News & Events Thu, 22 Dec 2016 11:42:00 +0100
RTW’S BRAND NEW MM3 MUSICMETER NOW SHIPPING https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtws-neues-mm3-musicmeter-ab-sofort-erhaeltlich.html Company’s low-cost loudness meter adds support for music-based applications COLOGNE, GERMANY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016 – RTW, the leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is thrilled to announce that the newest addition to its loudness metering family, the MM3 MusicMeter, is now shipping. The MM3 provides customers with flexible, user-friendly loudness metering for music-based applications.

With the superior accuracy that RTW has become known for, the MM3 MusicMeter features vectorscope, PPM/TruePeak or VU, real-time analyzers, Loudness vs. Time charts, as well as numerical and graphical loudness display and zoom modes. All of these features can be accessed with a simple swipe on the touchscreen. The display is able to be adjusted into vertical or horizontal modes to accommodate the workflow of its users. Supported audio inputs include analog, SPDIF and USB, and an SPDIF output delivers a buffered stereo signal or downmix from a 5.1 stream.

“RTW is happy to say that our new MM3 MusicMeter is now shipping,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “With this new solution, sound engineers and mixers are now able to implement loudness metering into their music-based workflows and applications, something that RTW has produced specifically for the broadcast and production market. RTW is proud to provide the MM3 MusicMeter at an affordable price for the industry.”

The MM3 MusicMeter is compatible with RTW’s well-known USB Connect software package, which is available at no cost from the company’s website, www.rtw.com. This software equips its user with a direct audio signal transfer and additional control from within a DAW environment, further expanding the capabilities of the MM3.

RTW’s MM3 MusicMeter is now available through a limited number of exclusive partners and online at RTW’s wordwide webshop, located at www.rtw.com.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:14:00 +0100
RTW ANNOUNCED AS NEW DISTRIBUTOR FOR LISTEN, INC. https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-als-neuer-distributor-fuer-listen-inc-ernannt.html COLOGNE, GERMANY, OCTOBER 3, 2016 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring... COLOGNE, GERMANY, OCTOBER 3, 2016 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is proud to begin the distribution of hardware and software products and systems from Listen, Inc., a world leader in audio and electroacoustic test and measurement. RTW will be exclusively handling the distribution for Listen’s products in the German and Swiss markets.

Listen has pioneered electroacoustic measurement techniques for 20 years and sets the standard in the marketplace with powerful and innovative test methods and algorithms, fast and flexible testing, and excellent service and customer support. Products created by Listen range from audio testing hardware and microphones to power supplies and amplifiers.

The flagship product created by Listen, SoundCheck™, was launched in 1995 and is still in production today. The SoundCheck system includes everything a user would need to perform audio measurements on a wide range of devices – including software, audio and other test interfaces and accessories, as well as test sequences. SoundCheck software is updated annually to ensure that the system keeps up with ever-changing test methods and requirements, and both the software and hardware have the ability to be augmented at any time to meet future testing needs.

RTW will be delivering complete test systems as well as individual components for audio test and measurement, including a variety of microphones, power supplies, amplifiers, and audio and electronic interfaces.

“RTW is excited to become a distributor of products from Listen, Inc.,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO of RTW. “Listen holds all the company values that RTW appreciates. The company’s knowledgeable audio and software engineers are experts in their field and solicit feedback from their customers to better serve their needs. RTW is proud to be the new distributor for Listen, Inc., and looks forward to a great, long-lasting relationship between RTW, Listen and our future customers.”

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:30:00 +0100
29th Tonmeistertagung (TMT) at Congress Center Nord in Cologne, Germany https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/29-tonmeistertagung-des-vdt-im-congress-center-nord-in-koeln.html From November 17th to 20th, 2016, RTW presents on booth 1-03 the new update V2.0 of Continuous... V2.0, presented at Tonmeistertagung, RTW's CLC further improves the quality of loudness processing with various enhancements of its superior processing algorithm. The feature set of the software is also strengthened with a number of new options, including batch processing of audio files, extended audio format, a new expert mode, Mmax and Smax limiting, report functions, and optimized presets for streaming audio and support for the latest updates of loudness standards.

Beside the further product range, RTW will display its brand new MM3 MusicMeter at TMT. The MM3 MusicMeter features the superior accuracy that RTW is known for and provides the user with vectorscope, PPM/TruePeak or VU, real-time analyzers, Loudness vs. Time charts, along with numerical and graphical loudness display and zoom modes, all with a simple swipe of the screen. ]]>
News & Events Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:12:00 +0200
141th AES at Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, USA https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/141-aes-im-los-angeles-convention-center-in-los-angeles-kalifornien-usa.html From September 29th to October 1st, 2016, RTW presents the new MM3 MusicMeter and update V2.0 of... MM3 MusicMeter features the superior accuracy that RTW is known for and provides the user with vectorscope, PPM/TruePeak or VU, real-time analyzers, Loudness vs. Time charts, along with numerical and graphical loudness display and zoom modes, all with a simple swipe of the screen. For more details read the press release or visit the MM3 product site.

With the release of version V2.0, RTW's CLC further improves the quality of loudness processing with various enhancements of its superior processing algorithm. The feature set of the software is also strengthened with a number of new options, including batch processing of audio files, extended audio format, a new expert mode, Mmax and Smax limiting, report functions, and optimized presets for streaming audio and support for the latest updates of loudness standards. For more details read the press release or visit the CLC product site.]]>
News & Events Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:39:00 +0200
RTW SHOWCASING UPGRADED CONTINUOUS LOUDNESS CONTROL SOFTWARE (CLC) AT AES 2016 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-praesentiert-auf-der-aes-2016-upgrade-der-continuous-loudness-control-software-clc.html LOS ANGELES, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring... LOS ANGELES, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, will highlight its range of loudness metering and measurement solutions, in particular its newly upgraded Continuous Loudness Control (CLC) software Version 2.0, at AES 2016 (Avid Pavilion, Booth 203).

With the release of version 2.0, RTW’s CLC further improves the quality of loudness processing with various enhancements of its superior processing algorithm. The feature set of the software is also strengthened with a number of new options, including batch processing of audio files, extended audio format, a new expert mode, Mmax and Smax limiting, report functions, and optimized presets for streaming audio and support for the latest updates of loudness standards.

“In the ever-changing audio industry, it is important that RTW supports its customers through any and all updates,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “We designed version 2.0 of the CLC software with those who work with live audio, DAW audio and audio files in general in mind, as they have the ultimate task of preparing many different types of files for transmission. With our optimized presets, the CLC software allows better match requirements for different types of programs and distribution channels, giving our users a more efficient workflow.”

Along with the CLC’s optimized presets that are sufficient for the majority of users, custom presets are still available. Running within a DAW or as a standalone application, the CLC software is available for PC and Mac systems. Common plugin formats are supported, including AAX, VST2, VST3, RTAS and AU. The software is available to be purchased from RTW’s webshop, which can be found at www.rtw.com.

RTW will also highlight a range of its software and hardware solutions at this year’s AES in Los Angeles. Among the products on display will be the company’s Masterclass Plugins, which includes the Loudness Tools and Mastering Tools software and its USB Connect software. Other products at the show will include RTW’s TouchMonitor instruments and its SurroundControl Series.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:02:00 +0200
RTW UNVEILING NEW MM3 MUSICMETER AT AES 2016 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-stellt-das-neue-mm3-musicmeter-auf-der-aes-2016-aus.html LOS ANGELES, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring... LOS ANGELES, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, will debut its brand new MM3 MusicMeter to the U.S. market at AES 2016 (Avid Pavilion, Booth 203). This new addition will give users the ability to implement loudness metering into music-based applications with flexibility and ease.

The MM3 MusicMeter features the superior accuracy that RTW is known for and provides the user with vectorscope, PPM/TruePeak or VU, real-time analyzers, Loudness vs. Time charts, along with numerical and graphical loudness display and zoom modes, all with a simple swipe of the screen. With the ability to view the display in both vertical and horizontal modes, the MM3 MusicMeter can fit into any workflow. In addition to the available features, the MM3 supports audio inputs including analog, SPDIF and USB, while an SPDIF output delivers a buffered stereo signal or downmix from a 5.1 stream.

“We are thrilled to launch the MM3 MusicMeter to the U.S. at this year’s AES,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “RTW has typically been reserved for the broadcast and production market, but we are now breaking that tradition with this introduction to the music market. This new audio solution is available at an affordable price for everyone in the industry, and gives the opportunity for sound engineers and mixers to implement loudness metering into their music-based workflows and applications.”

RTW’s MM3 MusicMeter is compatible with the company’s well-known USB Connect software package, which is available at no cost from the company’s website, www.rtw.com. The USB Connect software equips its user with a direct audio signal transfer and additional control from within a DAW environment, further expanding the capabilities of the MM3.

RTW’s MM3 MusicMeter is currently shipping through a limited number of exclusive partners and online at RTW’s worldwide webshop, located at www.rtw.com.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:20:00 +0200
RTW TO LAUNCH AUDIO PROCESSOR OEM HARDWARE FOR CONTINUOUS LOUDNESS CONTROL AT NAB 2016 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-praesentiert-auf-der-nab-2016-audio-prozessor-oem-hardware-fuer-continuous-loudness-control.html LAS VEGAS, APRIL 18, 2016 – RTW will debut its new audio processor hardware, APRO-CLC01 for... LAS VEGAS, APRIL 18, 2016 – RTW will debut its new audio processor hardware, APRO-CLC01 for Continuous Loudness Control (CLC) at the 2016 NAB Show (Booth C2336). Designed for integrators, this new feature for custom hardware enables engineers to use the company’s processing algorithm for continuous loudness and dynamic control of a live signal in their professional audio equipment.

“We have created the APRO-CLC01 as a platform that will enable integrators or processor manufacturers to use RTW’s OEM-PCB within their hardware, as well as console manufacturers and others,” explains Michael Kahsnitz, Head of Product Management, RTW. “With this new introduction, it will be up to the integrator to define the way a user can control and read back information from our processor.”

The combination APRO-CLC01 provides the first OEM hardware for the CLC algorithm that RTW developed in cooperation with the German Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT). The CLC signal processing algorithm allows users to constantly control and regulate to a given program-loudness value, along with a definable loudness range with minimal obstacles for unknown, live content.

The major advantage of the complex adaptive morphing algorithm is its real-time capability. The CLC algorithm “learns,” during processing, about the dynamic structure and intention of the sound signal, and in turn adopts its processing constantly to predict what will come next.

“Another added benefit,” says Kahsnitz, “is users could have the ability to see otherwise hidden applications, giving them the option of modifying a dozen parameters via displays with numeric and graphic readings. In various other hardware devices, some of the applications do not give users a visual at all. This means the adjustment would be standard to the equipment and there is no way for the broadcaster or network operator to change anything. With RTW’s new APRO-CLC01, integrators now have the option to customize their experience, allowing broadcasters to see the OEM in action if they choose.”

As all of RTW’s audio metering and additional equipment, APRO-CLC01 is compatible with EBU-R128 and all other major global loudness standard specifications.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:59:00 +0200
RTW assures support for TC Electronic®'s TouchMonitor devices https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-stellt-support-fuer-touchmonitor-geraete-von-tc-electronicr-sicher.html The long-lasting and successful partnership between TC Electronic® and RTW has come to an end. Both... TC Electronic® and RTW has come to an end. Both companies ensure a smooth transition for TC TouchMonitor customers.
RTW equips TC customers with any support they need at the same level of care as traditional RTW customers. For the TC TouchMonitor devices, RTW takes over the sales of licenses being issued before January 1st, 2016, and will also continue to sell the Loudness Radar Meter.
If TC customers want to get future software updates including new licenses being issued after January 1st, 2016, they have the possibility to rebrand the TC devices into update-capable RTW devices by purchasing a conversion kit. Independent from this, TC TouchMonitor's firmware can be updated at any time. Contact our sales team for further details.]]>
News & Events Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:37:00 +0200
NAB Show 2016 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/nab-show-2016.html RTW exhibits from April 16 to 21, 2016, on booth C2336 at Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas,... April 16 to 21, 2016, on booth C2336 at Las Vegas Convention Center as company executives are on hand to discuss with you the comprehensive use of our hardware- and software-based audio measuring tools for your pro audio project or about the next generation audio processing.]]> News & Events Fri, 04 Mar 2016 09:56:00 +0100 Prolight+Sound 2016 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/prolight-sound-2016.html RTW is present from April 5 to 8, 2016, on Teltec's joint stand 4.0 B56 at Prolight+Sound,... April 5 to 8, 2015, on Teltec's joint stand B56 in hall 4, floor 0 at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt/Main. Company executives are on hand to discuss with you the comprehensive use of our software- and hardware-based audio measuring tools.]]> News & Events Fri, 04 Mar 2016 09:37:00 +0100 Updates for RTW Masterclass PlugIns https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/updates-fuer-rtw-masterclass-plugins.html COLOGNE, GERMANY, March 2, 2016 – For RTW Mastering Tools or RTW Loudness Tools, software updates... COLOGNE, GERMANY, March 2, 2016 – For RTW Mastering Tools or RTW Loudness Tools, software updates are available. The released version 4.0 can now also be installed as stand-alone application. The display is freely adjustable, and TASA and SAWA cinema loudness standards have been implemented. With the update for RTW Mastering Tools, a 1/12-octave display will be added to RTA.

Find more information on the corresponding product sides of our web site:

to product site RTW Mastering Tools >

to product site RTW Loudness Tools >]]>
News & Events Thu, 03 Mar 2016 12:47:00 +0100
BVE 2016 in London, United Kingdom https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/bve-2016-in-london-grossbritannien.html HHB, our distributor for the United Kingdom and Ireland, exhibits at BVExpo on booth L45 from... HHB's booth (L45) and shows CLC – Continuous Loudness Control software, RTW Masterclass PlugIns featuring USB Connect functionality and SAWA/TASA loudness, USB hybrid function of the ultra-compact TM3-Primus (USB Connect) as well as TM3, TM3-3G, TMR7S, and TM9.]]> News & Events Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:15:00 +0100 RTW SUPPORTS NEW EBU LOUDNESS SPECIFICATIONS https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-produkte-unterstuetzen-die-neuen-ebu-loudness-spezifikationen.html Latest EBU R128 updates published COLOGNE, GERMANY, JANUARY 30, 2016 – RTW, the leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to announce that all recently published updates to R128 by EBU are supported with the TouchMonitor instruments, its flagship SurroundControl 31900 and 31960 series and all software products that perform loudness measurements.

With the updates the main EBU Loudness Recommendation (EBU R 128) stays unchanged, but the supplement dealing with short-form content has been simplified. In the previous version users could use either a maximum Momentary or a maximum Short-term loudness measurement as a parameter to characterize and control the loudness of commercials, promos, etc.; in the new version only the short-term measurement is required. EBU anticipates that reducing the options will help simplify content exchange and reduce costs in daily operations. RTW offers this function as a freely selectable feature. Users may turn on or off one or both measurements, as it is best practice for their daily work.

The 'EBU Mode' Loudness Metering specification (EBU Tech 3341) has been updated with new minimum compliance requirements, and various clarifications. The complementary EBU Loudness test set has been extended with 15 new test signals. Of course all RTW loudness products pass this compliance tests as well as taking into account the new Loudness range measurement specifications (EBU Tech 3342).

Users can download the latest firmware for free by logging onto RTW’s website: http://www.rtw.com/nc/en/download/manuals-software.html

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:43:00 +0100
Continuous Loudness Control Software is released now https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/clc-continuous-loudness-control-software-jetzt-verfuegbar.html Cologne, January 18, 2016 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for... Cologne, January 18, 2016 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to announce the release of the Continuous Loudness Control (CLC) software. Available as DAW plug-in and stand-alone application, the new product of the Masterclass PlugIns series features the loudness correction algorithm developed and patented by Institut for Rundfunktechnik (IRT) for Loudness- and Loudness range target control with „Adaptive Morphing Technologie“ according to all known standards including max TruePeak adjustment. It can be purchased from the Online Shop. It is also available as a 14 days trial version.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
News & Events Mon, 18 Jan 2016 15:56:00 +0100
RTW NAMES BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL PTE. LTD. AS NEW SINGAPORE DISTRIBUTOR https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-ernennt-broadcast-communications-international-pte-ltd-zum-neuen-distributor-fuer-singapur.html SINGAPORE, DECEMBER 17, 2015 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices... SINGAPORE, DECEMBER 17, 2015 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to announce the selection of Broadcast Communications International Pte. Ltd. (BCI) as the company’s new distributor in Singapore.

BCI is an authorized distributor of numerous international professional brands in the broadcast and communications market, as well as a systems integrator, offering turnkey solutions to customers in this sector.

The company will be distributing the full range of RTW products to its clients, including many broadcast and pro-audio customers in Southeast Asia. Among BCI’s offerings will be RTW’s new TM3 USB Connect Tool and Continuous Loudness Control Software, as well as its ever-popular TouchMonitors. The TM3 USB Connect Tool enables a direct connection between the TM3-Primus as a plug-in within a DAW environment. RTW’s Continuous Loudness Control Software allows users to constantly adapt the level of audio they are working on, against a given program-loudness value, along with a definable loudness range in real time with minimal obstacles.

“We are excited to work with a world-renowned professional audio metering company like RTW,” says William Ng, managing director for BCI. “We began distributing RTW products in June 2015, however we had worked with RTW for many years before. The precision, performance, efficiency and flexibility of RTW’s metering solutions make the company an easy choice to add to our prestigious lineup of brands. Our relationship with RTW has been excellent through the years and their customer service is very responsive to our inquiries and assists BCI with all of our needs.”

“We are happy to be adding BCI to our list of distributors,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO of RTW. “BCI has a long and impressive customer list, including the radio stations for Mediacorp and the Institute for Technical Education (ITE). We are confident that the team at BCI will provide their customers with the best technical support in Singapore and around Southeast Asia.”

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Mon, 21 Dec 2015 16:11:00 +0100
RTW CELEBRATING 50 YEARS AT 139TH AES CONVENTION https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-feiert-50-jaehriges-jubilaeum-auf-der-139-aes-in-new-york.html NEW YORK, OCTOBER 19, 2015 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices... NEW YORK, OCTOBER 19, 2015 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is celebrating 50 years in the audio industry at the 139th AES Convention (Avid Pavilion Booth 719). SCMS, the company’s U.S. distributor, will also be on hand at the show to assist attendees with selecting the right monitoring solution that will fit their needs.

RTW was founded in 1965 as a specialist service provider for audio equipment. Through the subsequent years the company became a leading vendor of professional broadcast and audio-metering equipment. Andreas Tweitmann, current CEO of RTW, came to the helm of the company at 2007.

“At RTW, it is our number one priority to deliver the best in visual audio meters and monitoring devices to our customers,” says Tweitmann. “As a leader in the industry, we are able to collect important information regarding new industry standards and industry needs. We work to streamline the broadcast industry’s necessary loudness control by way of user friendly, attainable products.”

With mandatory loudness standards becoming the new normal, RTW has made powerful contributions to the introduction and support of these regulations. The company not only offers the products to suit the demands of the pro-audio industry, but also has helped develop the standards themselves. Michael Kahsnitz, head of product management at RTW, is a member of EBU’s PLOUD group that has worked to create binding loudness-management standards.

“With the ever-evolving pro-audio industry, it is important to stay informed of the new trends that come about,” says Tweitmann. “It is important to us that our customers find products with functional capabilities that are able to adapt to different environments. We look forward to the next 50 years of providing unparalleled customer service and products.”

About RTW
RTW, from Cologne, is a leading vendor of highly innovative first-class meters for audio monitoring and quality control. For 50 years, RTW has designed, produced, and marketed pioneering systems for professional recording studios. Today, RTW runs an international sales and service network. Visit www.rtw.com or www.facebook.com/rtw.de for more information.]]>
Press Releases Wed, 21 Oct 2015 11:37:00 +0200
Prices for RTW Masterclass PlugIns permanently reduced https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-masterclass-plugins-jetzt-dauerhaft-im-preis-gesenkt.html COLOGNE, GERMANY, October 1, 2015 – The rebate price becomes the new list price: The prices of the... COLOGNE, GERMANY, October 1, 2015 – The rebate price becomes the new list price: The prices of the RTW Mastering Tools or the RTW Loudness Tools are permanently marked down now. On the corresponding product sides of our web site, you will see the new list prices including VAT:

to product site RTW Mastering Tools >
(The product page and the shop will display the permanently marked down price including VAT.)

to product site RTW Loudness Tools >
(The product page and the shop will display the permanently marked down price including VAT.)]]>
News & Events Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:22:00 +0200
RTW's TouchMonitor TM9 has made the journey to Africa https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtws-touchmonitor-tm9-hat-einzug-gehalten-bei-supersport-in-afrika.html SOUTH AFRICA, AUGUST 17, 2015 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices... SOUTH AFRICA, AUGUST 17, 2015 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, has been selected to provide TouchMonitor TM9s for SuperSport in South Africa. SuperSport is the major funder and broadcast aggregator of sporting content across the African continent on the Digital Satellite Television (DStv) platform. SuperSport’s holding company is MIH Holdings and its ultimate parent company is Naspers, a broad-based multi-national media group.

Loudness measurement is a new standard inside of Africa and will follow the R128 EBU regulations. SuperSport is known as the first to bring new technologies onboard. With 11 official languages in South Africa, SuperSport found RTW’s TouchMonitor TM9 able to handle the 32 channels they broadcast. Wild and Marr, an importer of RTW products, has been directly supplying the meters for SuperSport.

“We are proud to distribute an elite product, such as RTWs TM9 to SuperSport,” says Gustav Teitge, Sales Engineer for Wild and Marr. “SuperSport is an exclusive customer of ours. The size and complexity of SuperSport pushes us to deal directly with the broadcast organization. We have supplied the original purchase of 39 TM9s for the facility. SuperSport is completely satisfied with their TM9s and are placing orders for more of them.”

The TouchMonitor TM9 is fulfilling the need at SuperSport for a convenient and functional loudness meter. The external display option is being employed in the control room to provide an extended loudness display for the producer. The TM9 accepts 3G SDI, which makes up most of the signal cable infrastructure at SuperSport. All studios in the facility appreciate the scalability of the graphical user interface (GUI), which allows all studios to have the same piece of hardware but enables them to adjust the GUI to suit their individual studio needs.

“The TM9 is the only meter to provide us with the ability to broadcast multiple languages to our 32 channels,” says Lifa Donnelly Ntshangase, Service Engineer for SuperSport. “We are satisfied with the quality of the TM9 and have been utilizing them without any issues for over one year. The different options that are available for our multitude of studios ensures that no matter where we are using the monitor, we are able to meet our demands.”

“We are proud to supply our TM9s for SuperSport,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO of RTW. “We are dedicated to bringing new and original products to studios to serve their audio needs. RTW is glad to be facilitating the broadcasts at SuperSport in Africa.”

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has 50 years of experience designing, producing and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:11:00 +0200
IBC 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/ibc-2015-in-amsterdam-niederlande.html From September 11 to 15, 2015, booth 8.D89, RTW presents Continuous Loudness Control (CLC), the USB... September 11 to 15, 2015, on booth 8.D89 at IBC in Amsterdam.
We are pleased to announce the unveiling of the Continuous Loudness Control software. Available as DAW plug-in and stand-alone application, the new product of the Masterclass PlugIns series features the loudness correction algorithm developed and patented by Institut for Rundfunktechnik (IRT) for Loudness- and Loudness range target control with „Adaptive Morphing Technologie“ according to all known standards including max TruePeak adjustment. Please read the Press Release (Download).

We also present the RTW USB Connect software (DAW plug-in and stand-alone application) and the USB hybrid function of TM3-Primus for direct access of audio signals from a DAW. Monitor and meter at the same time. Please read the Press Release (Download).

The USB Connect function is also a feature of the RTW Mastering Tools and the RTW Loudness Tools (Masterclass PlugIns series), but not the only one: With the update to version 3.0 these tools can be operated as DAW plug-in and as stand-alone application. The software now adheres to SAWA and TASA cinema loudness standards and its window frame is modified to be freely scalable. The RTA instrument included in the RTW Mastering Tools now supports a 12th octave mode. Please read the Press Release (Download).

TM/TM9 TouchMonitor series will also get an update. Like in Mastering Tools, SAWA and TASA cinema loudness standards and the 12th octave enhancement of the RTA instrument will be available. Tolerance ranges for the loudness measurements can be asymmetrical and individual adjusted. The additional numerical display Itime will inform the user of the length of an integrated measurement. Please read the Press Release (Download).

Last but not least - Celebrate with us: For 50 years, RTW has designed, produced, and marketed innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring. Please read the Press Release (Download).

Executives are looking forward to seeing you and are pleased to discuss the details. ]]>
News & Events Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:39:00 +0200
RTW Expands TM3 Series Functionality at Broadcast Asia 2015 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-zeigt-die-erweiterte-funktionalitaet-der-tm3-serie-auf-der-broadcast-asia-2015.html Firmware 3.5 Update and TM3 Series Can Be Upgraded to RTW Smart Products MARINA BAY SANDS, SINGAPORE, JUNE 2, 2015 — RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, is unveiling firmware version 3.5 for its TM3 TouchMonitor series at Broadcast Asia 2015 (Stagetec Asia, Stand 5E6-01). This software update enables RTW fully-licensed TM3 series and Smart Series products to experience the company’s latest loudness solutions, including the expanded feature set and display of the Loudness Chart instrument.

RTW protects the investment of its customers. For that reason, the company offers software bundles for any previously purchased TM3 series products to enable the use of firmware 3.5, and future versions.

This provides current RTW TM3 customers with the same full feature set as TM3 Smart series users. Existing TM3 devices convert with the listed software bundles to the corresponding device of the Smart category: TM3 with TM3-SWB1 or TM3-6CH with TM3-SWB2 effectively becomes a TM3 Smart, while the TM3-3G with TM3-SWB3 is the same as a TM3-3G Smart. These upgrades are presented at very competitive prices.

The Loudness Chart instrument is used to display the progress of a measurement (TP, M, S, or I value over time) as a line or colored area under the curve on a coordinate system with selectable time range. Additionally, the tolerance range can be displayed as a corridor. A dynamic line will show the position of the Relative Gate in relation to the “I” value and an additional bar graph for the display of the current “I” loudness value can be selected.

Further, when the corresponding software bundle has been installed, future instruments and functions can be added via firmware update automatically. RTW plans to add the following classic TouchMonitor instruments as part of forthcoming software upgrades for all TM3 units: RTA (Real-Time-Analyzer), SSA (Surround-Sound-Analyzer) and VSC (Audio-Vectorscope).

The TM3 and TM3-3G Smart Series products incorporate the company’s Devicer DC1 software, which allows users to personalize and adapt existing presets to their needs, and create several configuration sets with different presets that can be uploaded to the devices. Ideal for editorial offices, edit suites, control rooms and other applications requiring easily readable, out-of-the-box loudness-compliant level control, the Smart Series handles analog or digital stereo signals. The TM3 can control up to six channels of digital signals and the TM3-3G can send up to 16 SDI audio signals to eight AES3 outputs.

Along with PPM and true peak instruments, the TM3 Smart and TM3-3G Smart offer single-channel and summing bargraphs, loudness range, loudness chart and numerical display instruments for loudness measurement, with supported loudness standards including EBU R128, ITU-R BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85, ARIB, OP-59, AGCOM and CALM Act. The devices’ moving-coil instruments display stereo signals with different scales and modes (PPM, VU, loudness, BBC).

Designed for workstations, edit suites, musicians and small site operations, the compact monitors come with a highly intuitive and user-friendly 4.3-inch touch screen interface that allows for vertical and horizontal operation with a full set of easy-to-read instruments for level and loudness metering that can be preset.

What’s more, the TM3-3G is designed for metering, de-embedding and monitoring 3G-SDI audio signals as an integrated 3G-SDI de-embedder interface.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has nearly 50 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. ]]>
Press Releases Wed, 03 Jun 2015 09:35:00 +0200
RTW Presents Mastering Tools Plug-In at NAB 2015 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-mastering-tools-plugin-auf-musikmesse-2015-ausgestellt.html Newest Component to the Company’s Masterclass Software Offers Extensive Analysis and Display... LAS VEGAS, APRIL 13, 2015 — RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, will have on display at the 2015 NAB Show (Booth C2134) its new Mastering Tools plug-in for loudness, level, audio analysis and mono-to-7.1 measurement. The second plug-in in RTW’s Masterclass PlugIns series of software-based metering solutions, the Mastering Tools are ideal for post production, TV, radio and cinema.

Designed for simple, intuitive operation by a broader user base, the new Mastering Tools plug-in brings extensive analysis and display functions for mastering, metering and loudness measurement for single- and up to eight-channel applications. Available as a standard-format plug-in for Windows and Mac OS platforms, it also offers a wide range of PPM scales, displays and TruePPM measurements.

The RTW Masterclass Mastering Tools plug-in is part of the company’s continued efforts to provide access to high-quality audio metering and measurement to a wider range of customers. As such, it supports leading global loudness standards, including ITU BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85, EBU R128, ARIB, OP-59, AGICOM and CALM Act. Other key features include numerical or bar graph-type readout, MagicLRA and correlator display, audio vectorscope, RTA (Real Time Analyzer), SSA (Surround Sound Analyzer) and multi-correlator. For added convenience, users can choose from up to six selectable window frame sizes and multiple instances.

“The entire range of RTW’s Masterclass Software PlugIns is designed to be a very powerful tool for mastering, metering and loudness measurement in a convenient, easy-to-operate software package,” says Andreas Tweitmann, managing director, RTW. “The Mastering Tools plug-in will enhance workflow efficiency for studios of any size.”

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has nearly 50 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. ]]>
Press Releases Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:04:00 +0200
Musikmesse 2015 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/musikmesse-2015.html RTW exhibits from April 15 to 18, 2015, on booth 5.1 A87 at Musikmesse, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. April 15 to 18, 2015, on booth A87 in hall 5, floor 1 at Musikmesse in Frankfurt/Main. Company executives are on hand to discuss with you the comprehensive use of our software- and hardware-based audio measuring tools with your DAW.]]> News & Events Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:21:00 +0100 2015 NAB Show https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/2015-nab-show.html RTW exhibits from April 13 to 16, 2015, on booth C2134 at Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas,... April 13 to 16, 2015, on booth C2134 at Las Vegas Convention Center as company executives are on hand to discuss with you the comprehensive use of our hardware- and software-based audio measuring tools for your pro audio project.]]> News & Events Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:02:00 +0100 Introductory rebate offer for RTW Masterclass PlugIns until June 30th, 2015 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/einfuehrungsrabatt-auf-rtw-masterclass-plugins-bis-30062015.html COLOGNE, GERMANY, MARCH 9, 2015 – As an introductory offer until June 30th, 2015, we give a... COLOGNE, GERMANY, MARCH 9, 2015 – As an introductory offer until June 30th, 2015, we give a discount of 33 % to the regular list prices of the RTW Mastering Tools or RTW Loudness Tools. During this promotion period you will see the reduced prices including VAT on the product sides of our web site:

to product site RTW Mastering Tools >
(The product page and the shop will display the reduced price including VAT.)

to product site RTW Loudness Tools >
(The product page and the shop will display the reduced price including VAT.)]]>
News & Events Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:44:00 +0100
RTW appoints HHB Communications as new U.K. distributor https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-ernennt-hhb-communications-zum-neuen-distributor-fuer-grossbritannien-und-irland.html LONDON, FEBRUARY 25, 2015 — RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for... LONDON, FEBRUARY 25, 2015 — RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to announce the appointment of HHB Communications, Ltd., as the company’s new U.K. distributor. HHB, which is currently highlighting RTW’s latest broadcast audio products at BVE 2015 (Stand J43), has been dedicated to delivering the latest and most innovative pro audio equipment solutions to the world's top broadcasters, recording studios, post facilities and systems integrators since 1976.

HHB will distribute RTW’s entire line of products, including the TouchMonitor hardware range and the new Mastering Tools software, an entirely new range of products that provides the functionality of RTW’s TM7 and TM9 basic PPM instrument meters as standard-format plug-ins for Windows and Mac OS.

“The U.K.’s Digital Production Partnership’s (DPP) adoption of EBU loudness standards has made the region a very important market for innovative audio loudness tools,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO of RTW. “HHB is the U.K.’s leading supplier of loudness technology and we are confident that the staff’s expertise will enable the company to deliver the best sales and technical support to the top broadcast and post production facilities in the region.”

“It is very exciting to add RTW to our portfolio of leading loudness monitoring technologies,” says HHB Director of Sales Martin O’Donnell. “RTW continues to innovate in the field of loudness monitoring with a range of solutions for professional workflows with which we have a great deal of experience. The company’s new loudness software will be of particular interest to our broadcast and post production customers.”

About HHB Communications Ltd.
Founded in 1976 and located in London, HHB Communications is a global leader in the supply of professional audio technology. Serving in the broadcast, recording and media production sectors, HHB’s unique expertise is also recognised by major manufacturers and innovators, many of which have appointed the company as exclusive distributors of their products. The specialist division, Scrub serves the needs of the television and film post production industry from premises in the heart of London’s Soho. www.hhb.co.uk

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has nearly 50 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. ]]>
Press Releases Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:29:00 +0100
New Firmware Update for TM3, TM3-6CH, TM3-3G, and TM3 Smart Series https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/neues-firmware-update-fuer-tm3-tm3-6ch-tm3-3g-und-die-tm3-smart-serie.html COLOGNE, GERMANY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015 –For the TM3, TM3-6CH, and TM3-3G units, firmware version 3.50... COLOGNE, GERMANY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015 –For the TM3, TM3-6CH, and TM3-3G units, firmware version 3.50 allows the purchase of a software bundle as a licence upgrade for activating all licences and for expanding the completed feature set with the Loudness Chart instrument (TM3-SWB1 for TM3, TM3-SWB2 for TM3-6CH, TM3-SWB3 for TM3-3G). When the corresponding software bundle has been installed, upcoming instruments and functions can be added via firmware update. For the completely equipped TM3 Smart and TM3-3G Smart units, firmware version 3.50 expands the feature set with the Loudness Chart instrument.

The Loudness Chart instrument is used to display the progress of a measurement (TP, M, S, or I value over time) as a line or colored area under curve on a coordinate system with selectable time range. Additionally, the tolerance range can be displayed as a kind of corridor. A dynamic line shows the position of the Relative Gate in relation to the I value, and an additional bargraph for the display of the current I loudness value can be selected.

For existing units the firmware is available for download. See the Audio Monitors/TouchMonitor TM3 section resp. Audio Monitors/TouchMonitor TM3-3G section of members area (Manuals & Software). ]]>
News & Events Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:01:00 +0100
Gateway Mastering Studios Relies on RTW's TM9 to Navigate Loudness https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/die-gateway-mastering-studios-setzen-bei-der-loudness-aussteuerung-auf-den-tm9-von-rtw.html TM9 OEM Supports Analog and Digital Audio Mastering Challenges of Bob Ludwig and Team PORTLAND, MAINE, FEBRUARY 10, 2015 — When renowned mastering engineer and Gateway Mastering Studios, Inc. founder Bob Ludwig received his new Sound Performance Lab console, he was happily introduced to the unit’s OEM version of the TM9 audio meter from RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Ludwig and his team are huge fans of the reliability and accuracy of the meter’s loudness measurements. So much so that they utilize it for all of their mastering projects for clients such as Daft Punk (the studio recently mastered the group’s Grammy-winning album, Random Access Memories), The Smashing Pumpkins, Jeff Tweedy, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Plant, Phish, Pharrell Williams and many other top industry artists and groups.

Founded 22 years ago, Gateway Mastering Studios is a worldwide leader in audio and DVD mastering. Its mastering rooms were conceptualized by world famous acoustician Dr. Peter D’Antonio. Gateway won a TEC Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement, Mastering Studio, the first year the company was eligible. With its expertise in balancing vintage analog sound and the latest innovations in digital technology, the team at Gateway found the TM9’s ability to measure 5.1 surround and stereo sound especially useful.

“We have the most recent OEM version of the TM9, packed with many of the latest updates, including the loudness configuration, which has certainly been an upgrade for us,” says Ludwig. “Having this configuration is very useful for mastering purposes. Before, every time I had to align a tape machine or check any phasing, I had to find an auxiliary scope, which was a drag. Having the TM9 loaded with all of the software necessary to tackle 5.1 and stereo has certainly streamlined our workflow.”

Ludwig has also been happy with the TM9’s correlation meter for surround sound, which shows whether the channels he is working in are in the correct correlation with each other and if there are any problems with phasing. “While other meters have that feature too, RTW’s TM9 makes it so visually obvious whether you are in proper alignment, correlation-wise, from any speaker, to any other speaker,” he says. “It will show you clearly if there is anything wrong. It’s very ingenious the way it’s designed, the entire TM9 is easy to read, it’s great.”

Ludwig went on to note that dating back to his initial work with CDs, playback loudness relied on peak normalization, meaning there was a full scale 0 dB (decibel) meter reading. “In this paradigm, the harder one slammed the peak levels, the louder your record was,” he explains. However, the popularity of music streaming services such as Apple® iTunes®, Pandora and Spotify, has made it more necessary to have loudness normalization, which the RTW TM9 provides to him, rather than peak normalization. “This paradigm shift means that every song included in a playlist is first analyzed with the computer, and a single value is given to its loudness. In the streaming playback of those streams, records that are very loud are brought down and records that are very soft are brought up, so we can achieve a more uniform listening experience. Compressors are no longer used in loudness normalization, it’s just a matter of rebalancing it all to a certain target level.” The loudness values from the TM9 can help make songs more consistent with each other.

“We are so happy to support such a mastering engineer as well-known and respected as Bob Ludwig,” say Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “We take great pride in the quality and accuracy that the TM9 and the entire TouchMonitor family of audio meters provides to its users. RTW is constantly improving software to further enhance an engineer’s experience when monitoring loudness. We are honored to know that our product is being used to remaster some of the top musical work being produced today, across many genres.”

The OEM version of RTW’s TM9 audio meter is part of the company’s premium product segment, which includes the entire range of the company’s flexible and scalable TouchMonitors. The TM9 features a seven- and nine-inch touch-sensitive display and pairs unparalleled flexibility and modularity with intuitive control. The software visualizes multiple sources simultaneously and supports displaying the same signal on multiple instruments in parallel with dedicated defaults for both horizontal and vertical operation. All of RTW’s metering solutions conform to the EBU R128 loudness standard, as well as ITU-R BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85, ARIB, OP-59, AGCOM, SPL mode and the U.S. Calm Act regulations.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has nearly 50 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. ]]>
Press Releases Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:00:00 +0100
RTW And IRT Announce New Partnership https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/kooperation-von-irt-und-rtw.html RTW Expands its Product Portfolio with IRT’s Continuous Loudness Controller Technology COLOGNE, 20 NOVEMBER 2014 — RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, and the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT), the main research and development center of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland's governmental broadcasters, are proud to announce today at Tonmeistertagung 2014, that RTW will implement the IRT’s newly patented Continuous Loudness Controller into its future broadcast-focused audio equipment. This new endeavor will enable RTW to expand the company’s line of products, further 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 program-loudness value, as well as a definable loudness range in real-time 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,” says 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.”

About the Institut für Rundfunktechnik GmbH
Based in Munich, the IRT supports broadcasting on a national and international scale with a wide range of services. IRT associates include the ARD, ZDF, DRadio, ORF, and SRG/SSR broadcasting services. In addition, the IRT cooperates with numerous clients from the broadcasting, media, communications, and IT industries as well as with a number of research centers and universities. Established in 1956, the IRT has always been committed to preserving broadcasting and to supporting the adaptation of broadcasting concepts to constantly changing market environments and demands.
Visit www.irt.de for more information.

About RTW
RTW, from Cologne, is a leading vendor of highly innovative first-class meters for audio monitoring and quality control. For almost 50 years, RTW has designed, produced, and marketed pioneering systems for professional recording studios. Today, RTW runs an international sales and service network.
Visit www.rtw.com or www.facebook.com/rtw.de for more information.]]>
Press Releases Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:58:00 +0100
RTW to showcase TouchMonitor TM3-Primus at SATIS 2014 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtws-tm3-primus-wird-auf-der-satis-2014-in-paris-gezeigt.html New Super-Compact Meter Offers Extensive Loudness and Audio Metering Across a Range of Applications... PARIS, 17 NOVEMBER, 2014 — RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, will exhibit its new TM3-Primus, the company’s latest Smart Series product, alongside other members of its award-winning TouchMonitor line of audio-monitoring instruments, at SATIS 2014. The TM3-Primus, which offers users a full set of easy-to-read instruments for level and loudness metering in commercial and non-commercial broadcasting and production environments, will take its place next to the TouchMonitor TM7, TM9 and TM3 metering solutions at the booth of RTW’s French distributor, Audiopole (Booth D33).

Recently introduced, the RTW TM3-Primus is a multifunctional audio-measurement desktop unit featuring unbalanced RCA-type two-channel analog, digital (SPDIF) and USB interfaces. It also features an advanced USB hybrid mode that allows users to visualize a metering point in a digital audio workstation, using a specific RTW plug-in, directly on the new TouchMonitor’s screen. Also, a USB port allows for implementing an innovative USB/plug-in hybrid mode that enables metering to be performed on the DAW so that a user can process and visualize the information instantly.

As a compact and low-cost member of the TouchMonitor family, the TM3-Primus is suited for professional use in minor or secondary workflows for broadcasting, video editing and a variety of other environments. It offers a new, quality solution for non-commercial use in small radio environments or podcasting. Like other TouchMonitor models, the TM3-Primus comes with a highly intuitive and user-friendly 4.3-inch touchscreen interface that simplifies system handling even for operators without extensive experience in audio production.

The TM3-Primus supports the ITU BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85, EBU R128, ARIB, OP-59, AGCOM and CALM audio-loudness standards. It includes level and loudness display with bargraph type or numerical readout plus MagicLRA type. Other instruments included with the meter are PPM, moving coil, correlator, RTA, vectorscope, numerical and chart.

All of RTW’s metering solutions conform to the EBU R128 loudness standard, as well as ITU-R BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85, ARIB, OP-59, AGCOM, SPL mode and the U.S. Calm Act regulations.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has nearly 50 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:41:00 +0100
RTW extends Trade-In program https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-verlaengert-trade-in-programm.html Because of the great demand, RTW gives extra discount of 10 percent for new devices while returning... Cologne, Germany, November 13th, 2014
Protecting the customer investment but as well the environment by the use of environmental friendly packages and products are major concerns for RTW since decades.

Almost reaching the end of the year it is time tidy up and time for renewal – a good opportunity to realize the change over to Loudness metering according to international standards.

In times of shortage in budgets RTW offers you the chance to dispose old and used RTW measurement devices and safe money at the same time when ordering new state of the art equipment. So with the Trade-In program RTW does not only help to dispose old devices in an eco-friendly way but also to cash in for new acquisitions.

The RTW Trade-In program is temporary in place until the 31st of January 2015. Please contact our sales team or your dealer for an offer. By the way, it doesn´t matter if your old RTW device is functional or not.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has nearly 50 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network.
For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.com or call +49 221 709130.]]>
News & Events Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:23:00 +0100
McGill University's Schulich School Students Tackle Loudness Control With RTW TM3 TouchMonitor https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/schulich-school-studenten-an-der-mcgill-universtitaet-in-montreal-bewaeltigen-loudness-kontrolle-mit-r.html Renowned Recording Engineers Richard King, Martha de Francisco and George Massenburg Count on Audio... MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC, CANADA, NOVEMBER 3, 2014 —RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to announce that the sound recording department at McGill University’s prestigious Schulich School of Music now uses the company’s TM3 TouchMonitor audio meter to instruct students in the art of loudness control.

Recording engineer and inventor George Massenburg, an adjunct professor of recording arts and sciences at McGill, the largest university-based school for professional music training and music research in Canada, sees loudness normalization as the next major trend to hit the music industry. He points out that Apple iTunes, for example, already features controls for normalizing the sound across one’s library of songs (“Sound Check”). “Normalization for music is spreading, and we want to educate students to take advantage of this trend the best way they can,” he says. “We want them to be able to make good mixes so they can work going forward.”

The RTW TM3 is one way sound recording at The Schulich School of Music is helping his students prepare for this future. With its easy-to-use 4.3-inch touchscreen and large number of graphical and numerical instruments showing single-channel and summing-loudness bargraphs, PPM, true peak, SPL, loudness range (LRA), dialnorm and correlation, the TM3, part of RTW’s TouchMonitor line of audio meters, is a perfect tool for students learning how to measure loudness control for the first time. Its flexible user interface enables the selection of up to 10 presets with the swipe of a finger, allowing students to focus energy on training their ears for loudness differences.

“Another benefit of having the TM3 readily accessible is when the students are working with multiple projects at once,” explains Massenburg. “To give the students references when they’re learning how to mix, we’ll have them do a new mix but refer to another piece of work. It may not even be the same song—it may be something else, but to reference that on an equal playing field—meaning equal loudness—they’ve got to measure the loudness of that external file. So it’s very useful to have the meter right there. It’s not software. It doesn’t come and go with the project. It’s a part of the setup.”

That setup is located in the Schulich School’s Studio A, where the RTW TM3 is part of a range of solutions the students use to conduct mixes. These include Euphonix MC mixers, Merging Technologies Pyramix, Avid Pro Tools, ATC, Genelec and JBL loudspeakers and monitoring systems, among others.

“The TM3 helps the students adjust the loudness of a mix until it’s roughly in the ballpark of their reference mix,” adds Massenburg. “Then they can move ahead with making better mixing decisions. We find that elements that are punchier, such as a snappier snare or kick drum, really don’t affect the loudness as much as a constant, dense mid-to-upper frequency range, so students don’t have to squash their mixes to make them stand out. It leads to more dynamic mixes. It’s a tool that we think is going to be more and more important to students and practitioners [as loudness normalization becomes more prevalent in the music industry].”

Massenburg says his students find it easy to work with the TM3. “It’s very clear. We have it pre-set so that 85dB SPL is the target playback level, and -24dBFS is the target recording level. Since its relative between their work and an outside work, we can just kind of stay in that one setup. It’s nice that it’s flexible, but we don’t want it to change too much, so everyone is already up to speed on how it is set up.”

For Massenburg, much of his work at the Schulich School ultimately comes down to training students to be excellent critical listeners. “We train our students to listen hard and to pay attention to detail,” he says. “The better they’re trained in critical listening and evaluation skills, the better they’re able to deal with the more varied situations they could encounter out in the workplace.”

This training is obviously a resounding success, as graduates of the Schulich School have gone on to successful, high-profile careers in many different fields. One former student, for example, is the chief engineer of Symphony Hall in Boston. Another handles sound for some of the most popular musical shows in Las Vegas, including Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles LOVE presentation.

“We give our students the skills that they can take anywhere,” says Massenburg. “They can continue with music production, work for a classical operation, go into television production, or go further with their research. We provide them the skills to be able to say, ‘Sure, I can do that.’ [Loudness and the RTW TM3 is part of that.]”

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About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has nearly 50 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. ]]>
Press Releases Tue, 04 Nov 2014 14:18:00 +0100
Deutsche Welle calls on RTW TouchMonitor range https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/die-deutsche-welle-setzt-auf-die-rtw-touchmonitor-serie.html Broadcaster Selects RTW TM3, TM7 and TM9 Units to Ensure EBU-R128-Compliant Program Levels at... COLOGNE, GERMANY, OCTOBER 27, 2014 ─ When Deutsche Welle, Germany’s premier international broadcaster and a member of the ARD network of German public broadcasters, sought to make its programming compliant with the EBU-R128 loudness mandate, it turned to RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, and the company’s TouchMonitor line of audio meters, to make the transition. With their ability to offer intuitive, precise monitoring, along with their ease of installation, RTW’s TM3, TM7 and TM9 TouchMonitor meters were the perfect fit for the job.

Deutsche Welle first took delivery of the RTW TouchMonitor units last September, employing a combination of 65 TM3, TM7 and TM9 meters with various configurations and feature sets in several recording studios, editing suites and workplaces in its Bonn and Berlin facilities. AVS Medientechnik GmbH, based in Berlin, oversaw the procurement and implementation of the units.

According to Hannes Brandt, technical assistant at Deutsche Welle's Berlin site, the broadcaster chose RTW on the recommendation of an ARD working group that had tested loudness meters from several manufacturers. He also noted his company had previous experience with the RTW metering systems. “Our production workplaces were already using digital and/or analog peak meters by RTW, as well as metering instruments from their PortaMonitor series, and the positive experience we had with those products, along with RTW customer support, also contributed to the decision to go with RTW.”

Engineers working on various broadcast shows Deutsche Welle’s Berlin and Bonn sites currently employ the RTW TM3 units in a combined setup with the existing RTW PortaMonitor, which is used for monitoring level, loudness, frequency response and phase of analog and digital signals systems, as well as the RTW TM7 units at the company’s dubbing suites (mainly the TM7-VID version, which is installed in the company’s Tektronix mainframes). The TM9 units are being used with an installed radar option, for a more detailed look into the composition of the metering data.

The RTW TM3, TM7 and TM9 units are highly modular, which has made installation into the Deutsche Welle workflow straightforward. The majority of the meters there comprise typical desktop units well-equipped, along with TM7-VID modules supplied with 19-inch rack-mount adapters for waveform monitors as well as TM9 OEM units for installation into mixing consoles. As with all members of RTW’s TouchMonitor family, the TM3, TM7 and TM9 TouchMonitor units can be enhanced with software licenses as future needs arise.

“We currently use a reference setting of either –17 LUFS or the traditional 0 dB QPPM,” Brandt says. “This allows our users to familiarize themselves with level adjustment based on loudness. However, we currently still support QPPM-based level adjustment. For that purpose, we configured two different layouts on the installed units. As soon as all workplaces are equipped with TM units and all users have undergone appropriate training, we will switch our in-house reference to –23 LUFS by changing the layout presets.

According to Brandt, another major benefit is the unlimited configurability of instrument layouts on the user interface. “This way, we can adjust our meter scales to the requirements at hand,” he notes. “In addition, the constant software refinement and the additional software options ensure maximum protection of our investments.”

The TM7 and TM9 versions offer a 16:9 touch-enabled TFT screen with a display size of 7 or 9 inches, respectively. The operator can quickly scale and place the instruments on the screen for maximum ease of use. With the SW20002 software license installed, the TM7 and TM9 include basic stereo-PPM instruments with analog scales (DIN +5, Nordic, British IIa, British IIb) and digital ones (0 to –60 dB, +3 to –60 dB TruePeak, Quasi-DIN, Quasi-Nordic, Quasi-British IIa, and Quasi-British IIb) as well as peak-hold and correlation meters. Additional features include loudness meters complying with current standards (EBU-R128, ITU-R BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC-A/85, ARIB, OP-59) and the MagicLRA instrument used for visualizing loudness range and the integrated loudness. This allows for a unique combined view of all relevant information.

In user mode, the operator can change the parameter settings. Moreover, the units include an SPL view that provides various weighting filters and integration times as well as reference-level parameters for calculating the SPL of an electric input signal. Other loudness-metering specific software modules, such as, for example, the logging-data server (software license SW20014), are unlocked as necessary. This feature adds a logging instrument to the software that allows for transferring metering data from several TouchMonitor units over Ethernet (TCP/IP) to a Windows-based computer running the Loudness Quality Logger (LQL) analysis software. Each TM7 or TM9 unit includes a 16-channel audio interface. Users can choose from a variety of I/O configurations in analog and/or digital formats. Alternatively, a 3G-SDI interface for up to 32 input channels can be implemented. With the SW20001 software expansion for multichannel support installed, the meters on the user interface show each stereo or surround input while the user can monitor and control them.

The compact TM3 features a 4.3-inch touch-enabled screen and a separate interface box. It handles analog and digital stereo signals (TM3) or 6-channel digital audio (TM3-6CH). In its standard configuration, the TM3 offers extensive loudness-metering functions compliant with all globally relevant standards (EBU R128, ITU-R BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85, ARIB, OP-59) including single-channel and summing bargraphs, LRA, and numerical displays.

The TM3 offers the same functionality and user-friendly tools as the more advanced TM7 and TM9 at a minimum footprint and lower price. This makes it particularly suitable for journalist cubicles, editing suites, and small control rooms. The TM3 also includes the MagicLRA instruments, used in cooperation with the loudness metering. This instrument provides a quickly and clearly readable view of critical loudness parameters in context supported by its color, shape, and position on the metering scale and thus makes meeting all requirements a breeze.

About Deutsche Welle (DW)
Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany's international broadcaster, providing content in 30 languages on TV, radio, and the Internet. They represent Germany in the international media landscape and offer people on all continents independent information. In addition, they ensure uncensored reporting in restricted media markets and conflict zones. While the Bonn headquarters produce mainly radio features and multimedia contents for the website, their Berlin site is mostly in charge of productions for Deutsche Welle's six TV channels. In total, Deutsche Welle employs more than 1500 permanent staff plus the same number of freelancers.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has nearly 50 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com or call +49 221 709130. ]]>
Press Releases Tue, 04 Nov 2014 12:59:00 +0100
28th Tonmeistertagung at Cologne https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/28-tonmeistertagung-in-koeln.html RTW presents its latest metering solutions at CCN (Congress Center Nord) in Cologne. Visit us from... TM3-Primus. This highly compact model is equipped with everything needed for loudness and audio metering, including frequently used standard easy-to-read instruments and parameters that provide supreme quality for production and broadcasting environments.

RTW also presents the RTW Mastering Tools, the second metering software of the RTW Masterclass PlugIns series for PC and Mac. A great number of metering and mastering tools of the award-winning TouchMonitor series have been transferred to a plug-in to make the instruments available on all relevant digital audio workstations.

Visit us on booth B-22. See for yourself the RTW quality setting standards worldwide. Take part on an excursion to our head office in Cologne-Müngersdorf, gain insight into development and production of our audio metering devices, and meet our specialists to discuss your questions.

We are looking forward to seeing you! ]]>
News & Events Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:22:00 +0100
RTW’S TM3-Primus wins NewBay Media´s Best of Show Award, presented by TVBEurope https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/tm3-primus-hat-einen-best-of-show-award-gewonnen.html AMSTERDAM, 26 SEPTEMBER, 2014 — RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring... AMSTERDAM, 26 SEPTEMBER, 2014 — RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, is pleased to announce that its TM3-Primus is the recipient of one of the industry’s most prestigious honours, NewBay Media’s Best of Show Award, presented at the IBC2014 Show in Amsterdam by TVBEurope. The TM3-Primus is a highly compact model from RTW’s award-winning TouchMonitor line and provides a full set of easy-to-read instruments for level and loudness metering in commercial and non-commercial production and broadcasting environments.

NewBay Media’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by an independent judging panel of industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry. TVBEurope has been inundated with nominations for the first ever Best of Show Awards program at IBC, and is delighted to be recognizing those products and services that are driving true innovation and excellence in our sector.

The winners will be featured in the October issue of TVBEurope, and in a dedicated Best of Show Awards publication that will be released digitally across the NewBay Media database.

“We are enormously proud of our Best of Show recipients,” says TVBEurope Publisher, Steve Connolly. “Recognition with an award at IBC2014 from NewBay Media is a strong vote of confidence from our leading industry publications.”

TVBEurope is the industry’s leading B2B publishing platform, bringing business, insight and intelligence to the broadcast media industry.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has nearly 50 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. ]]>
Press Releases Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:48:00 +0200
RTW Announces Mastering Tools PlugIn at IBC 2014 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-kuendigt-auf-der-ibc-2014-das-mastering-tools-plugin-an.html Second Addition to Masterclass PlugIns Line of Software Offers Extensive Analysis and Display... AMSTERDAM, 12 SEPTEMBER, 2014 — RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, will introduce RTW Mastering Tools, the second plugin in its Masterclass PlugIns line of software-based metering solutions, at the 2014 IBC Show (Hall 8, Stand D92). Ideal for post production, TV, film and music recording, the new addition brings extensive analysis and display functions for mastering, metering and loudness measurement for single- and up to eight-channel applications as a standard-format plugin for Windows and Mac OS platforms.

Designed for simple, intuitive operation by a broader user base, RTW Mastering Tools offers a wide range of PPM scales, displays and TruePPM measurements. It provides support for many of the leading global loudness standards including ITU BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85, EBU R128, ARIB, OP-59, AGICOM and CALM Act. Other key features include numerical or bar graph-type readout, plus MagicLRA and correlator display, audio vectorscope, RTA (Real Time Analyzer), SSA (Surround Sound Analyzer) and multicorrelator. For added convenience, users can choose from up to six selectable window frame sizes and multiple instances.

“RTW’s development of the RTW Masterclass PlugIns Mastering Tools plugin is part of the company’s continuing efforts to give a wider range of our customers access to high-quality audio metering and measurement,” says Andreas Tweitmann, managing director, RTW. “It puts a very powerful tool for mastering, metering and loudness measurement into a convenient, easy-to-operate software package, adding further efficiency to the overall workflow.”

The RTW Mastering Tools plugin is the second product in RTW’s Masterclass PlugIns line, which provides users with software versions of some of the company’s most popular metering and measurement solutions. The first product in the series, the RTW Loudness Tools plugin, was announced earlier this year.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has nearly 50 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.

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Press Releases Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:52:00 +0200
RTW to Support the 2014 IBC Show With a Range of Loudness Metering Solutions https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-unterstuetzt-die-ibc-show-2014-mit-einem-grossen-umfang-an-loudness-metering-loesungen.html AMSTERDAM, 11 SEPTEMBER, 2014 — RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring... AMSTERDAM, 11 SEPTEMBER, 2014 — RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, is once again providing the IBC 2014 show’s technology team with TM9 and TM7 TouchMonitor audio meters and SurroundControl 31960SD controller to support audio in the RAI’s D-Cinema auditorium featuring the IBC Big Screen Experience, as well as four TM3 TouchMonitor units to support the IBC News crew’s live and studio coverage of the show.

“We are very happy to be back this year, supporting the IBC show with an assortment of audio metering tools from RTW,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “We are longtime collaborators with IBC and are happy that the technology team finds our metering solutions useful for their important productions. This show represents the epitome of innovation in the broadcast technology market and we look forward to another inspiring show.”

In the RAI’s D-Cinema Auditorium, RTW’s TouchMonitor TM9 (HW 20911) will be used for confidence monitoring between the outputs of the console in the auditorium and the input to the cinema system. The IBC technology team chose to also use RTW’s SurroundControl 31960SD controller with 3G/HD/SD-SDI de-embedder interface option, “in order to give us flexibility to meet any de-embedding or other signal requirements,” explains Terry Nelson, Technical Resources, IBC.

Also in the auditorium, engineers will use the TouchMonitor TM7 (HW 20711), that is connected to the control surface of the Cadac console, this will help to provide accurate monitoring of the cinema system feeds.

Meanwhile, the IBC News crew will make use of several TouchMonitor TM3 audio meters. These will be used in the different production areas of IBC News and were chosen to be an important element in controlling and verifying levels.

The IBC Big Screen Experience is the ultimate showcase that demonstrates how the disciplines between cinema and traditional broadcast are merging. For the full IBC Big Screen Experience programme of events, click here.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has nearly 50 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:26:00 +0200
RTW Showcases Latest TouchMonitor Updates at IBC 2014 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-zeigt-die-neuesten-touchmonitor-updates-auf-der-ibc-2014.html Upgrades to Timecode Reader and Logging Data Server Licenses Add Loudness Recalculation and More... AMSTERDAM, 10 SEPTEMBER, 2014 — RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, is pleased to debut two major updates to its highly regarded TouchMonitor TM7 and TM9 audio meters at the 2014 IBC Show (Hall 8, Stand D92). The meters’ Timecode Reader License SW20008 now permits recalculation during loudness metering, while their Logging Data Server License SW20014 has gained expanded chart-display functionality.

The new Loud. Recal (Loudness Recalculation) instrument helps mix engineers and editors save valuable time during a broadcast sound editing session. Jumping back and forth in a program segment with continuous timecode, it automatically calculates loudness measurements for the complete runtime of a segment at the time the user performs corrections to the mix or sequence (wherever located in the program). Logging Data Server License SW20014, meanwhile, now offers graphs with up to four different loudness and TP values, as well as real-time relative-gate display.

“When it comes to loudness monitoring, anything that helps the operator work more efficiently makes a huge difference. We had this in mind when we developed these latest upgrades,” says Andreas Tweitmann, managing director, RTW. “Now, users can recalculate the loudness measurements for a segment without having to pass through the program after corrections on overdriven program spots have been completed, and they have more options than ever to view loudness values. It all adds up to a faster, easier user experience, which can save time when it really counts.”

The TM7 and TM9 series TouchMonitors, which include the innovative Magic LRA instrument, feature a seven- and nine-inch touch-sensitive display, respectively, and pair unparalleled flexibility and modularity with intuitive control. The software visualizes multiple sources simultaneously. Both support displaying the same signal on multiple instruments in parallel, each with dedicated defaults with both horizontal and vertical operation. TM7 visualizes up to 40 sources at the same time, while the TM9 visualizes up to 48.

Various audio interfaces and combinations are available i.e. analog, AES3, AES3id or 3G-SDI. RTW’s entire TouchMonitor range was created to help adhere to all major industry loudness standards, including EBU R128, ITU BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85, ARIB, OP-59, AGCOM, and the CALM Act.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has nearly 50 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:02:00 +0200
RTW TM3-Primus TouchMonitor Now Shipping Worldwide https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-tm3-primus-wird-ausgeliefert.html Ultra-Compact Meter Enables Extensive Loudness and Audio Metering Capabilities for a Variety of... AMSTERDAM, 8 SEPTEMBER, 2014 — RTW (IBC Hall 8, Stand D.92), the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, is pleased to announce that the TM3-Primus, its new smart series product, is now shipping worldwide. This highly compact model from the award-winning TouchMonitor line provides a full set of easy-to-read instruments for level and loudness metering in commercial and non-commercial production and broadcasting environments. Executives will be available during the 2014 IBC Show to demo the TM3-Primus and discuss its capabilities.

Introduced to the market earlier this year at NAB, the RTW TM3-Primus is a multifunctional audio measurement desktop unit featuring unbalanced RCA type two-channel analog, digital (SPDIF) and USB interfaces. In addition, it features an advanced USB hybrid mode where a metering point in a digital audio workstation (DAW) (implemented using a specific RTW plug-in) can be visualized right on the new TouchMonitor’s screen. Also, a USB port allows for implementing an innovative USB/plug-in hybrid mode that enables metering to be performed on the DAW so that a user can process and visualize the information instantly.

As a compact and low-cost member of the TouchMonitor family, the TM3-Primus is equally suited for professional use in minor or secondary workflows for broadcasting, video editing, music and other recording environments. It offers a new quality solution for non-commercial use in small radio environments or podcasting. Like other models from the award-winning TouchMonitor series, the TM3-Primus comes with a highly intuitive and user-friendly 4.3-inch touchscreen interface that simplifies system handling even for operators without a strong background in audio.

Supported loudness standards include: ITU BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85, EBU R128, ARIB, OP-59, AGICOM and CALM. The TM3-Primus includes level and loudness display with bargraph type or numerical readout plus MagicLRA type. Other instruments included with the meter are PPM, moving coil, correlator, RTA, vectorscope, numerical and chart.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has nearly 50 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:35:00 +0200
IBC 2014 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/ibc-2014-in-amsterdam-niederlande.html From September 12 to 16, 2014, RTW presents the ultra-compact TM3-Primus audio and loudness meter... September 12 to 16, 2014, on booth 8.D92 at IBC in Amsterdam.
Among others we present the ultra-compact TM3-Primus audio and loudness meter being shipped then. As a part of the new Smart product range, TM3-Primus provides a full set of frequently used instruments enabling extensive high quality loudness and audio metering for a variety of applications and budgets.

We also introduce a new software plug-in a a new, innovative instrument for the TM series to provide support to production engineers.

Executives are looking forward to seeing you and are pleased to discuss the details.]]>
News & Events Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:36:00 +0200
RTW Announces Legacy Trade-in Program https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-trade-in-programm.html Initiative Offers Exchange of Used RTW Devices at Exclusive Pricing COLOGNE, JULY 14, 2014—RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, has announced an extensive trade-in program. Customers will have the opportunity to exchange their existing inventory of legacy RTW devices for latest-generation products, which provide loudness metering in compliance with worldwide standards, at attractive pricing.

Through October 31, 2014, customers can return any number of functioning devices from the RTW Peakmeter, PortaMonitor, DigitalMonitor or SurroundMonitor ranges and purchase the same amount of new devices in any configuration at an extra discount of 10 percent. For additional details, customers are encouraged to call their dealers or systems vendors. They can also contact RTW directly.

“With the recent release of the new TM3-Primus, as well as our continuous license offerings for our TouchMonitors, we felt this was a good way to give customers the opportunity to upgrade to our latest products and innovations,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “The RTW trade-in program will help our customers experience new tools at a cost-effective price point.”

For more information about RTW’s trade-in/trade-up program, please visit www.rtw.com.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has nearly 50 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:36:00 +0200
RTW INTRODUCES TM3-PRIMUS TOUCHMONITOR https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-stellt-neues-ultrakompaktes-messgeraet-vor.html Ultra-Compact Meter Enables Extensive Loudness and Audio Metering Capabilities for a Variety of... LAS VEGAS, APRIL 7, 2014 — RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to introduce at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C1246), the new TM3-Primus, a highly compact and innovative addition to the company’s TouchMonitor range of audio meters. This latest model from the award-winning TouchMonitor series provides a full set of easy-to-read instruments for level and loudness metering in commercial and non-commercial production and broadcasting environments.

Targeted to music and multimedia producers, the TM3-Primus can be used as a desktop unit offering analog and digital audio ports. In addition, it features an advanced USB hybrid mode where a metering point in a digital audio workstation (DAW) (implemented using a specific RTW plug-in) is visualized right on the new TouchMonitor’s screen. Also, a USB port allows for implementing an innovative USB/plug-in hybrid mode that enables metering to be performed right on the DAW so that a user can process and visualize the information instantly.

With a budget-friendly price, the TM3-Primus is an advanced addition to the TouchMonitor range that is ideal for a variety of entry-level applications across multiple markets. The TM3-Primus is equipped with everything needed for loudness and audio metering, including frequently used standard instruments and parameters that provide supreme quality.

As an ultra-compact and low-cost TouchMonitor version, it is equally suited for professional use in minor or secondary workflows for broadcasting, music and voice recording and video editing. In addition, it offers a new quality solution for non-commercial use in small radio environments or podcasting. Like other models from the award-winning TouchMonitor series, the TM3-Primus comes with a highly intuitive and user-friendly touchscreen interface that simplifies system handling even for operators without background knowledge.

Shipment of the RTW TM3-Primus will start in September 2014.

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s range of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the Touchmonitor units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

In 2013, as part of its expansion into the U.S. market, RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The office, the first U.S. location launched by RTW, demonstrates the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks stateside. It houses all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221. ]]>
Press Releases Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:39:00 +0200
RTW DEBUTS NEW MASTERCLASS PLUGINS SERIES AT 2014 NAB SHOW https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-praesentiert-vorboten-neuer-plug-in-produktlinie.html RTW Loudness Tools First in New Range of RTW Masterclass PlugIns COLOGNE, 2 APRIL, 2014 — RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to announce the debut of its Masterclass PlugIns range at the 2014 NAB Show (C1246). The new software provides the company’s renowned metering tools as standard-format plug-ins for Windows and Mac OS platforms. The RTW Loudness Tools, scheduled for availability in May, will be the first of the company’s monitoring products available as part of the new range. This will allow a larger number of RTW customers to access its award-winning metering tools.

Each RTW Loudness Tools Masterclass PlugIn visually depicts audio with all relevant level and loudness values as specified by international standards. It conforms to the EBU R128 loudness standard, as well as SPL, ITU-R BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85, ARIB, and custom (to set OP-59, AGCOM), making it ideal for audio and video engineers, radio producers and musicians, who are required by TV and radio broadcasters to conform to the standard. It is also a handy tool for quality control, offering the precision and ease of use required to ensure compliance with custom specifications. Operation of the plug-in is highly intuitive, so that even users without a great deal of experience in monitoring loudness can use it effectively.

The RTW Loudness Tools support all standard sampling rates up to 96 kHz and offer plug-in operation in mono, stereo and surround formats (eight channels maximum). The plug-in includes RTW’s Peak Program Meter, TruePeak, and Spot Correlator instruments and also offers all common loudness formats plus MagicLRA and an SPL view.

The user interface of the plug-in is based on the award-winning RTW TouchMonitor TM7 and TM9 units, and offers the same degree of functionality and clarity as the hardware models. The instruments provide graphical/numerical, as well as bargraph views, and can be freely rearranged and scaled. Various function parameters, such as integration time, operational range and tolerance, along with a number of viewing options for metering data and scales, offer extra flexibility. The plug-in window dimensions can be set to the native resolution of RTW TouchMonitor display screens, including 480x272, 800x480, 1024x800 (landscape view) or 272x480, 480x800, 800x1024 (portrait view). Users can store all setups and layouts as presets in their DAWs.

The RTW Loudness Tools Masterclass PlugIns require Windows 7/8 (32-bit or 64-bit) or Mac OS 10.6 or higher. RTW will first make them available in the VST 2.4 format for Windows systems and the RTAS format for Mac OS. VST, RTAS and native AAX64 support on the two platforms will follow. PACE anti-piracy and iLok USB copy-protection dongle are used for handling license management and plug-in activation. On an authorized computer, users can use unlimited RTW Loudness Tools instances.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 45 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced recording-studio systems. The company focuses its business on professional audio signal metering tools that are in use in the leading recording studios as well as by radio and TV broadcasters worldwide. The current product portfolio highlights the TouchMonitor range, a new series of tools for visual signal analysis and comprehensive loudness metering. The TouchMonitor combines the highest of flexibility and modularity with an intuitive user interface and touchscreen-based multichannel-analysis features, integrating exceptional surround-signal visualization using the unique and groundbreaking Surround Sound Analyzer. The high-end SurroundControl series of products with fully fledged loudness measuring combines the convenient metering options of the RTW surround display devices and the control functions of an eight-channel monitoring controller.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.]]>
Press Releases Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:56:00 +0200
RTW NAMES MAGNETIC MEDIA ITS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR IN POLAND https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-benennt-magnetic-media-zum-exklusiven-distributor-fuer-polen.html COLOGNE, GERMANY, 19 MARCH, 2014 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring... COLOGNE, GERMANY, 19 MARCH, 2014 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to announce that it has designated Magnetic Media its exclusive distributor in Poland.

Founded by long-time Polish Radio Sound Engineer Peter Kubacki in 1990, Magnetic Media first began life as a distributor of AMPEX audio media products. With the rapid growth of Poland’s economy after it emerged from Soviet rule, the company increased its offerings to Shure microphones and Soundcraft consoles, and soon began working directly with technology manufacturers in the United States and Europe. It now offers products from such premier U.S. and European companies as AXIA, ENCO, MAM-A, MDO-UK, Omnia, Telos, 360 Systems and Yellowtec, among others. It has distributed RTW products since 1994.

“It’s an honor to be named an exclusive distributor by RTW,” says Kubacki. “We’ve enjoyed a great working relationship with them in the past 20 years, and their innovative metering solutions are truly the best in class, in great demand by the professional audio community. With professional audio production and delivery becoming more refined, we’re thrilled to work with a company that offers our customers exceptional reliability and quality.”

Magnetic Media has distributed professional audio products to virtually all of the major radio stations in Poland, including Polish Radio Warsaw; Radio RMF, Cracow; Radio ZET Warsaw; the AGORA Radio Group (including TOK FM) and Radio ESKA, among others. It also counts Polish Television (TVP) as a client. As part of its relationship with RTW, it distributes the RTW TouchMonitor line of audio metering products.

“In the past two decades, we’ve watched Magnetic Media grow alongside the Polish market for audio equipment, and have found the company to be an outstanding representative of our products,” says Arjen Hofland, International Sales Manager, RTW. “It has high-profile customers across Poland, and its customer service is second to none. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the company.”

For more information about Magnetic Media and RTW products,
visit www.magnetic.com.pl or www.rtw.de.

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s range of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TouchMonitor units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

In 2013, as part of its expansion into the U.S. market, RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The office, the first U.S. location launched by RTW, demonstrates the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks stateside. It houses all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221. ]]>
Press Releases Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:22:00 +0200
RTW LQL SOFTWARE NOW SHIPPING WORLDWIDE https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-liefert-lql-software-aus.html Innovative Loudness Quality Logger Software is Compatible with TM7, TMR7 and TM9 TouchMonitors COLOGNE, GERMANY, 24 FEBRUARY 2014 — RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to announce that it is now shipping worldwide the new LQL – Loudness Quality Logger software.

Developed for logging, true-peak data analysis and reporting, the LQL is compatible with the TM7, TMR7 and TM9 TouchMonitor line of products running with Logging Data Server license (SW20014). The LQL is a natural extension of RTW’s range of innovative software options for the 7- and 9-inch line of TouchMonitor audio meters.

Once activated, LQL enables measured Loudness and TruePeak data to be derived directly via an IP-connection from a capable TouchMonitor audio meter, as well as from external storage media such as a USB stick. The software also includes dual limit weighting, status information, marker and various other reporting features. The new PC software is free of charge to users; however the SW20014 Logging Data Server license is required to enable a TM7, TMR7 or TM9 series meter to be compatible with data export and additional display functions.

The TM7 and TM9 series TouchMonitors, which include the innovative Magic LRA instrument, feature a 7- and 9-inch touch-sensitive display, respectively, and provide unparalleled flexibility and modularity, combined with intuitive control. The software visualizes multiple sources simultaneously. Both support displaying the same signal on multiple instruments in parallel, each with dedicated defaults with both horizontal and vertical operation. TM7 visualizes up to 40 sources at the same time, while the TM9 visualizes up to 48 and the TMR7, specifically designed for radio broadcasting, visualizes up to four.

Various audio interfaces and combinations are available i.e. analog, AES3, AES3id or 3G-SDI. RTW’s entire TouchMonitor range was created to help adhere to all major industry loudness standards, including EBU R128, ITU BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85 and ARIB.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 45 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced recording-studio systems. The company focuses its business on professional audio signal metering tools that are in use in the leading recording studios as well as by radio and TV broadcasters worldwide. The current product portfolio highlights the TouchMonitor range, a new series of tools for visual signal analysis and comprehensive loudness metering. The TouchMonitor combines the highest of flexibility and modularity with an intuitive user interface and touchscreen-based multichannel-analysis features, integrating exceptional surround-signal visualization using the unique and groundbreaking Surround Sound Analyzer. The high-end SurroundControl series of products with fully fledged loudness measuring combines the convenient metering options of the RTW surround display devices and the control functions of an eight-channel monitoring controller.

For more information, visit www.rtw.de, www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de, or call +49 (0) 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:12:00 +0100
Firmware update 4-00 for TouchMonitor TM7, TMR7 and TM9 available https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/firmware-update-4-00-fuer-touchmonitor-tm7-tmr7-und-tm9-verfuegbar.html The new software provides Logging Data Server and Timecode Reader licence options Cologne, January 6, 2014 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is shipping the new software licence options SW20014: Logging Data Server and SW20008: Timecode Reader for all TM7, TMR7, and TM9 units. This options are available with the current firmware update 4-00.

With the Logging Data Server licence SW20014 activated the Logging instrument is available. It is used to collect data of Loudness and TruePeak measurements and either to store them on a USB flash drive or to send them via IP connection to the LQL - Loudness Quality Logger PC software for analyzing (PC software available from RTW to registered users). The instrument allows two-stage definition of thresholds to indicate and to log the exceeding of limits set by legal or in-house regulations for example.

Depending on the selected mode (USB, IP, or off) and the executed actions, the top line of the instrument informs about the current state like Loudness Quality Logger access or data storage to an USB flash drive. The logged data of maximum two audio groups are stored in separate files. Use a SQLite compatible data base browser to view the files or to export them e. g. into a CSV file.



With the Timecode Reader licence SW20008 activated the corresponding function is available as a separate mode generating an individual audio group including the Timecode Reader instrument. It is used to decode and to display an SDI-embedded or LTC timecode using the 3G-SDI interface (if installed) resp. one of the selectable audio inputs.

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s range of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.
For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.]]>
All News News & Events Tue, 07 Jan 2014 12:04:00 +0100
Firmware update 3.00 for TouchMonitor TM3/TM3-6CH and TM3-3G and Devicer DC1 version 3.00 available https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/firmware-update-300-fuer-touchmonitor-tm3tm3-6ch-und-tm3-3g-und-devicer-dc1-version-300-verfuegbar.html The new software provides Timecode Reader licence option Cologne, January 6, 2014 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is shipping the new Timecode Reader software licence option TM3-SWTCR for all TM3 units. This option is available with the current firmware update 3-00 and the software update V3.00 for Devicer DC1. aus.

This licence offers the Timecode Reader instrument. Depending on the configuration of the unit it is used to decode and to display an SDI-embedded or LTC timecode using the 3G-SDI interface resp. one of the selectable audio inputs. An update to the same version is recommended for both, the unit and the Devicer DC1. Please reboot TM3 twice.

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s range of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.
For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.]]>
All News News & Events Tue, 07 Jan 2014 11:48:00 +0100
RTW’S TM3 TOUCHMONITOR IS A SCREAM FOR SCAREHOUSE https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/der-touchmonitor-tm3-von-rtw-ist-der-letzte-schrei-bei-scarehouse.html Sound Designer Glenn Ricci Trusts Audio Meter to Check Loudness Levels For Popular Haunted House’s... PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, OCTOBER 15, 2013 – As Glenn Ricci, the sound effects designer for ScareHouse, named by the Travel Channel as one of the top five haunts in the country, will tell you, sound is just as important as the visual element when it comes creating a convincingly eerie, skin-crawling atmosphere. Helping him raise the hackles of ScareHouse attendees is the TM3 TouchMonitor from RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control.

Located in a supposedly haunted former Elk’s Club lodge in Pittsburgh, ScareHouse treats visitors to Hollywood-quality sets, characters and special effects that lend a high degree of realism (and terror). Its primary attractions include an entire haunted town, a demented anti-Santa, an alternate, zombified replica of Pittsburgh and a very nefarious basement. Human actors portray ghosts, zombies, ghouls and other evil night dwellers, sometimes grabbing at visitors for an especially authentic fright. The scares just wouldn’t be the same, however, without foreboding music, evil-sounding cackles and similar soundscapes setting the mood. Because of the importance these sound effects play, Ricci must ensure that the soundscapes he creates are smooth and the audio is on the level.

“I draw from a lot of different elements when I’m creating something for the show, so it’s important to even out the loudness levels for each source to make it sound cohesive,” says Ricci. “I might record or mix something using my own compositions, stuff from different sound libraries or even canned music, so I want to deliver a very smooth end product without uneven loudness in the final mix. I don’t want to worry about someone hitting play and not hearing the sound because it’s not as loud as the last thing they played. RTW’s TM3 really gives me the peace of mind of knowing everything is crisp, clear and even.”

Controlled using a touch-sensitive display, the TM3 features a 4.3-inch touchscreen and a stylish exterior allowing for horizontal and vertical placement. It includes a large number of graphical and numerical instruments showing single-channel along with summing-loudness bargraphs, PPM, true peak, SPL, loudness range (LRA), dialnorm and correlation. It handles analog or digital stereo signals and features a user interface allowing the selection of up to 10 presets quickly and simply with the swipe of a finger.

“I was pretty amazed with the pre-set capabilities,” says Ricci. “I like that I can program the device to customize pre-sets for me. It makes it more intuitive—you can just go and don’t have to think about it. You just spend a little bit of time setting it up based on the instruments that you plan to work with, and don’t have to think about it after that. It’s good to get different perspectives to just go between a couple of pre-sets.”

The TM3 also offers Ricci a way to ensure consistent loudness across the various software programs he uses. “What I like about having it here is that I never have to worry about what software program I’m using. I use a lot of software programs, such as Logic Pro and Abelton Live for some composition, and they all have different meters in them, so having one consistent meter that lives outside of it all is really helpful. It means I don’t have to check of the meters from a separate plug-in, which saves me time.”

“We love that RTW’s TM3 meter has not only helped improve Glenn’s workflow but that it being used to smooth the sound for such an interesting project,” says Christopher Spahr, U.S. Director of Sales and Operations, RTW. “His work for ScareHouse is a great example of how the TM3, along with the entire line of TouchMonitors, can be used outside of a traditional broadcast setting, lending a hand to sound engineers working on their mixes in post-production. It’s really a win-win for everyone involved.”

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s range of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221. ]]>
Press Releases Fri, 18 Oct 2013 19:11:00 +0200
RTW DEBUTS SURROUNDCONTROL SERIES FIRMWARE UPDATE AT IBC 2013 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-praesentiert-neuerungen-des-firmware-updates-fuer-die-surroundcontrol-serie.html Latest Version Simplifies Monitoring While Working in Various Audio Formats AMSTERDAM, 13 SEPTEMBER, 2013 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to debut at IBC 2013 (Stand 8.D92) a firmware update for its flagship SurroundControl 31900 and 31960 series. In addition to supporting all current EBU/ITU loudness regulations, including ITU 1770-3, the new firmware simplifies the control of the studio monitoring environment when switching over between various audio formats like stereo, 3.1, 5.1 or 7.1, a common occurrence in today’s broadcast environment.

By enabling the user to select independent Trim and Delay values for both analog and digital monitoring outputs, this information can then be stored in up to five Level/Delay Trim Sets in the Audio System menu. When defining the individual input routing for the sub presets, these new Level/Delay Trim Sets can be allocated and tapped into as needed.

“It’s not uncommon for an audio engineer, especially in the broadcast sector, to be working with multiple audio formats at one time,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “By adding this new feature to our popular SurroundControl series, we are enabling users to easily organize their workflow, while simultaneously keeping up with the demands of working in various formats.”

RTW’s SurroundControl 31900 and 31960 series combines control, analysis and monitoring of eight-channel 5.1 to 7.1 surround sound into one single system. The proprietary Surround Sound Analyzer (House display) is a powerful tool for visualizing the interaction of all important parameters of surround signals.The dynamic behavior of all display elements corresponds to the subjective listening impression, enabling you to see the balance of a surround program intuitively and at a glance. RTW’s unparalleled Surround Sound Analyzer is capable of displaying any surround program up to 7.1 DD+ and Cinema for fast, in-depth evaluation.

Further, the SurroundControl series’ popular Multicorrelator display offers detailed phase information between all channel-pair combinations. Meanwhile, the LFE correlator is an advanced feature for testing for phase problems between any given channel in respect to LFE.

Users can download the firmware for free by logging onto RTW’s website:
http://www.rtw.de/en/sales-support/manuals-software.html.

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s range of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.]]>
Press Releases Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:01:00 +0200
RTW AUDIO METERS KEEP SPORTS-RELATED AUDIO IN CHECK FOR VIDEOHOUSE IN BRUSSELS https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/videohouse-in-bruessel-haelt-mit-rtw-audio-metern-den-ton-bei-sportuebertragungen-unter-kontrolle.html AMSTERDAM, 13 SEPTEMBER, 2013 – When the Brussels-based television production services facility... AMSTERDAM, 13 SEPTEMBER, 2013 – When the Brussels-based television production services facility Videohouse needed to install new loudness meters in the fleet of OB vans it employs for live sports coverage, it turned to RTW (IBC Stand 8.D92), a leading German vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Videohouse chose RTW’s TM9 and TM3 TouchMonitors to help it comply with current EBU-R128 loudness standards. Its video team has installed the TM9 meters in the company’s larger HD/SD-capable OB vans, and the more compact TM3s in its smaller OB vans and SNG trucks.

A division of the Euro Media Group, Videohouse is regularly contracted to broadcast live weekend coverage of the Belgium National Football Team (Rode Duivels/Red Devils), the annual Cyclo-Cross worldwide cycling event and other major sporting endeavors. In addition to ensuring the audio is smooth for these projects, the audio team at Videohouse must make two different mixes of each broadcast to cover two of Belgium’s three official languages (Dutch and French). Because of this, it must pay extra close attention to loudness variables. For that task, Videohouse Chief Sound Engineer Koen Bredael and his team use the four AES inputs included on the TM9 and three AES inputs included on the TM3 meters to measure the different mixes.

“We use the TM9s and TM3s to measure the loudness of our programming,” says Bredael. “We ordered the TM9 with the 3G SDI-embedded option, since most of the audio that we are working on is embedded. In fact, we chose most of the available software options that RTW offers to give us the versatility we need for our various programming setups. It’s nice to have those options. They allow you to make your own layout and change it, depending on the program.”

Both the TM9 and TM3 offer PPM and true-peak instruments and comprehensive loudness metering in compliance with all globally relevant standards, including EBU R128, ITU BS.1770-2/1771, ATSC A/85 and ARIB. Instruments include single-channel and summing bar graphs, loudness range and numerical displays. The TM9 TouchMonitor features a 9-inch touch-sensitive display, with software that visualizes multiple sources simultaneously and supports the ability to display the same signal on multiple instruments in parallel, each with dedicated defaults with both horizontal and vertical operation. The TM9 visualizes up to 16 analog and/or digital sources at the same time. Plus, when equipped with the 3G SDI option, which Videohouse chose to include, the TM9 is capable of providing a view of up to 32 digital channels.

With its 4.3-inch touchscreen, which can also be viewed horizontally or vertically, the more compact TM3 TouchMonitor is well suited for smaller production and post-production environments such as Videohouse’s SNG trucks. The intuitive concept allows for fast selection of presets that are configured using the Device DC1 software, which is available for Mac and Windows. The TM3 stereo version handles analog and digital audio, while the TM3-6CH version also supports six-channel digital input (an upgrade option for stereo units is also available).

Bredael and his team have been working with RTW and its audio meters for a long time. They also have RTW audio meters in their post-production facility, along with their video, audio and play-out rooms. “We’ve always trusted RTW products and turned to them as soon as we needed a new loudness metering option,” says Bredael. “We researched other companies, but really liked the ease of using the touchscreen of the TouchMonitor line. We also felt it would be a smart investment. Since there are so many software options available, we knew we would be able to add onto the meters as needed, well into the future.”

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s range of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the Touchmonitor units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.]]>
Press Releases Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:31:00 +0200
RTW TO SUPPORT THE IBC 2013 SHOW WITH LOUDNESS METERING TOOLS https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-unterstuetzt-die-ibc-show-mit-loudness-metering-werkzeugen.html RTW provides the IBC 2013 technology team with TM9 and TM7 to support audio in the IBC Big Screen... AMSTERDAM, 13, SEPTEMBER 2013 – RTW (IBC Stand 8.D92), a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to announce that it is providing the IBC 2013 technology team with TM9 and TM7 TouchMonitor audio meters to support audio in the IBC Big Screen auditorium, as well as four TM3 TouchMonitor units to support the IBC News team’s live and studio coverage of the show.

“We have long assisted the IBC show with equipment from the RTW product portfolio and are happy to be doing so again this year,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “The IBC show represents the best and most advanced technology offerings in Europe within the broadcast industry. We are honored to have the show organizers select meters from our TouchMonitor line of products in order to help support the audio in the Big Screen auditorium, as well as for IBC News broadcasts.”

The IBC Big Screen auditorium, which debuted in 2003, will host several of IBC 2013’s top events, including the keynote presentations, awards ceremony and exhibitor and conference sessions, as well as free movie screenings for attendees. Designed to the IBC’s specifications, the auditorium is equipped for 4K and stereoscopic 3D digital projection and Dolby 7.1 surround sound audio.

The IBC technology team selected the RTW TM9 for signal monitoring in the IBC Big Screen projection booth. The TM9 will be equipped with several software modules, including RTW’s Multichannel Mode, Loudness and SPL Display, RTA Real Time Analyzer and SSA Surround Sound Analyzer.

“By utilizing the TM9, we will be able to check the audio’s signal path at various points within the system during any event being held in the Big Screen area,” says Terry Nelson, Technical Resources, IBC. “For us, it truly is ‘confidence monitoring.’”

In addition, Nelson and his team chose RTW’s TM7, equipped with RTW’s Multichannel Mode, Loudness and SPL Display, SSA (Surround Sound Analyzer) and Radar Display modules, to monitor signals alongside the Midas PRO 9 digital console surface used in the IBC Big Screen. While this version of the TM7 is equipped with the same analog and digital inputs and outputs as the TM9, for this application, as a general rule, the audio team only monitors the main eight outputs.

The four TM3 meters were selected for their similar capabilities, along with their more compact size, which is more suitable for use in the various production centers (including the master control room) that the IBC News team uses to broadcast its live and studio coverage from the show floor.

“The IBC News team specifically requested the compact-sized TM3s for the first time last year,” says Nelson. “They were impressed with the meters’ precision, reliability and ease-of-use, and have chosen to bring them back again this year to monitor the main signal outputs during broadcasts.”

The TM7 and TM9 feature 7- and 9-inch touch-sensitive displays, respectively, and provide unparalleled flexibility and modularity combined with intuitive control. The software visualizes multiple sources simultaneously. Both support displaying the same signal on multiple instruments in parallel, each with dedicated defaults, and the capability for both horizontal and vertical operation. The system visualizes up to 48 channels depending on the installed interface combination (analog, digital and 3G SDI). They also feature the innovative Magic LRA instrument, specifically designed by RTW for intuitive visualization of the loudness range and integrated-loudness parameters.

Controlled using a touch-sensitive display, the TM3 has a 4.3-inch touchscreen and a stylish exterior allowing for horizontal and vertical placement. It includes a large number of graphical and numerical instruments showing single-channel, stereo and multichannel audio. It also offers summing-loudness bargraphs, PPM, TruePeak, SPL, loudness range (LRA), dialnorm and correlation. It is a highly appealing compact solution ideal for editorial offices, edit suites and small control rooms. The TM3 also features the Magic LRA instrument, PPM and TruePeak instruments.

Along with the TM7, TM9 and RTW’s entire TouchMonitor range, the TM3 was created to help adhere to all major industry loudness standards, including EBU R128, ITU BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85, ARIB and OP-59.

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s range of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.]]>
Press Releases Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:40:00 +0200
RTW INTRODUCES LOUDNESS QUALITY LOGGER SOFTWARE FOR TM7, TMR7 AND TM9 TOUCHMONITOR LINES AT IBC 2013 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-kuendigt-auf-der-ibc-2013-lql-loudness-quality-logger-software-fuer-touchmonitor-tm7-tmr7-und-t.html AMSTERDAM, 13 SEPTEMBER, 2013 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring... AMSTERDAM, 13 SEPTEMBER, 2013 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to debut at IBC 2013 (Stand 8.D92) its LQL (Loudness Quality Logger) a new tool for logging, true-peak data analysis and reporting that is compatible with the TM7, TMR7 and TM9 TouchMonitor line of products. The LQL license (SW20014) is a natural extension of RTW’s range of innovative software options for the 7- and 9-inch line of TouchMonitor audio meters. RTW executives will be on-hand to demo and discuss this new software at the company’s IBC stand.

LQL enables data to be derived directly via an IP-connection from a capable TouchMonitor audio meter, as well as from external storage media such as a USB stick. Also included in the software are dual limit weighting, status information, marker and various other reporting features. The new PC software is free of charge to users, however the SW20014 LQL license is required to enable a TM7, TMR7 or TM9 series meter to be compatible with data export and additional display functions.

“The new Loudness Quality Logger is quite a milestone for RTW,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “When we first developed the concept for the TouchMonitor, we knew it would be necessary to continue researching and developing tools that would keep up with and be one step ahead of technology for managing loudness. With the ability for the user to obtain a log, analysis and reporting, their experience is enhanced even further, providing them with an essential solution unlike ever before.”

The TM7 and TM9 series TouchMonitors, which include the innovative Magic LRA instrument, feature a 7- and 9-inch touch-sensitive display, respectively, and provide unparalleled flexibility and modularity, combined with intuitive control. The software visualizes multiple sources simultaneously. Both support displaying the same signal on multiple instruments in parallel, each with dedicated defaults with both horizontal and vertical operation. TM7 visualizes up to 40 sources at the same time, while the TM9 visualizes up to 48 and the TMR7, specifically designed for radio broadcasting, visualizes up to four.

Various audio interfaces and combinations are available i.e. analog, AES3, AES3id or 3G-SDI. RTW’s entire TouchMonitor range was created to help adhere to all major industry loudness standards, including EBU R128, ITU BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85 and ARIB.

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s range of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the -Touchmonitor units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.]]>
Press Releases Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:58:00 +0200
RTW TM3 TOUCHMONITOR KEEPS IT LEVEL FOR BROADCASTERS https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-tm3-touchmonitor-keeps-it-level-for-broadcasters.html Budget-Conscious Stations Across the U.S. Employ TM3 for CALM Compliance LUTZ, FLORIDA, JUNE, 27, 2013 – When it comes to helping his customers at U.S. broadcast stations comply with the CALM Act, Alan Vernick, president of Vernick Technology Incorporated (VTI) , a manufacturers’ representative, value-added reseller and broadcast technology systems integrator, turns to RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Since 2012, the Florida-based Vernick Technology has implemented RTW’s TM3 TouchMonitor audio meter at its customer broadcast stations across the country, providing them with a simple, easy-to-use solution for monitoring audio levels in order to normalize them, throughout several stages of the broadcast production process.

According to Vernick, many U.S. broadcast stations are aware that they need to incorporate an audio-leveling device to comply with the CALM Act, but don’t know how to fit one into their production workflow. He has found that employing an RTW TM3 TouchMonitor at several key phases of the production and on-air workflow enables customers to monitor their audio levels to comply with normalization, quickly and efficiently. He recommends implementing various TM3s to monitor the output of a station’s on-air master control switcher, server ingest stations and the production control room.

“A lot of stations try to monitor the audio level downstream, which is what you need for FCC compliance,” says Vernick. “One obvious place for the TM3 is on the output of the master control switcher, before the audio level control. If you try to adjust audio levels manually ahead of that, you’re looking at a signal that has already been processed. You’ll want to use it to monitor the output of the server ingest workstations as well, when they are first taking in all the content, so that you can ensure everything is at the same level.

“As for the production control room, broadcasters still mix their microphones with VU-meters, so they need a TM3 or other product in the RTW TouchMonitor line, to monitor and adjust the LKFS levels.”

With its compact, 4.3-inch touchscreen and stylish exterior allowing for horizontal and vertical placement, the TM3 is ideal for small control rooms, OB vans, editorial suites and similar environments. It includes features of the larger TM7 and TM9 TouchMonitors, but at a more budget-friendly base price. As with the entire TouchMonitor line of meters, the TM3 allows for monitoring separate signal groups and using multiple instruments at the same time. This way, up to 16 analog or digital signals (with 3G-SDI interface up to 32) can all be displayed for the engineer monitoring the audio levels. The TM3 also includes the Magic LRA instrument, specifically designed by RTW, for intuitive visualization of the loudness range and integrated-loudness parameters. In addition, RTW recently launched the TM3-SWMC Software license, an add-on option that incorporates a moving-coil emulation display.

“We like that the TM3 has an LKFS meter that can be customized according to the user’s needs,” adds Vernick. “It’s a great LKFS meter, depicting the three different durations most stations want to measure all on one screen, along with manual start/stop and peak meters. As a pre-set feature, the TM3 displays the LKFS number in a big, bold numbers, however you can customize it any way you want. It’s simple enough to use that my customers who wouldn’t know how to customize it can still work with it. All I need to do is tell them how to read the meter and what kinds of levels they should be targeting, and they can start working with it.”

While Varnick also sells other models in the RTW TouchMonitor line—such as the TM9 TouchMonitor to larger broadcast stations—he finds the TM3 to be ideal for many applications for his broadcast customers. It works well with mono or stereo outputs and easily fits into environments such as a master control room, which are often cluttered with multiple types of gear. In addition, the TM3 is equipped to work in surround sound, as well, especially important as more broadcast stations adopt this as their standard.

“RTW is very pleased that its TM3 TouchMonitor has become so popular with the U.S. broadcasters,” says Christopher Spahr, Director of U.S. Sales and Operations. “We designed this product as a means of giving broadcasters on a budget many of the same great features found in other models of the TouchMonitor line, but at a more affordable price point that still enables them to easily monitor audio levels, in compliance with the CALM Act.”

Created to help adhere to all major loudness standards, including EBU R128, ITU BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85 and ARIB, RTW’s TouchMonitor family of products comprises the TM7, TM9, TM3 and TM3-3G audio meters.

About VTI
VTI is a broadcast equipment supplier and systems integrator serving the US broadcast industry since 2001. VTI takes pride in providing a high level of customer service whether it is for a small order or a full system. We always want to know how a product is going to be used so we can recommend the right product for the needs. We are experts in all aspects of ATSC encoding, master control rooms and production control rooms. We represent the best products in the broadcast industry. For more information on VTI, visit www.vti.com, call 866-228-1570 or email: DigitalDoneRight@VTI.com.

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s ranges of products currently includes the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by the Cologne, Germany-based RTW, offering further proof of the company’s continued dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers, further reducing product delivery lead times.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221. ]]>
Press Releases Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:13:00 +0200
RTW ADDS BLITS INSTRUMENT TO ITS TM7 AND TM9 TOUCHMONITORS https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-praesentiert-blits-instrument-als-neue-lizenz-option-fuer-die-touchmonitor-serien-tm7-und-tm9.html COLOGNE, JULY 11, 2013 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for... COLOGNE, JULY 11, 2013 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, has introduced a new BLITS instrument option for its line of TM7 and TM9 TouchMonitors. Part of the SW20013 software license recently issued by the company, the BLITS instrument is designed to generate and analyze BLITS test signals. The new software license with this option is now shipping.

BLITS (Black & Lane's Ident Tones for Surround) enables testing for channel allocation, level and phase of 5.1 surround signals. Developed in 2004 by Martin Black and Keith Lane at London’s Sky TV, this sequence has gained widespread adoption in international broadcasting.

RTW created a special instrument not only to generate a BLITS test signal, but also to use the BLITS sequence for a user-friendly and comprehensive analysis and display of level, channel allocation, phase, delay and polarity of incoming digital audio signals in 5.1 mode. Adjustable limits complement the analyzer, and the sequence can be accessed from any digital input of the TouchMonitor.

In addition to the analyzer, the BLITS instrument features a signal generator. This feature is capable of generating not only the 5.1 sequence, but also a stereo ident sequence either in EBU 3304 format or as the widely known GLITS tone. A user can choose to place an identification header, similar to a station ident, in front of the test sequence. The signal will then be output through the AES 3 or AES3id output feeds.

The BLITS license option for TM7 and TM9 uses the order code SW20013, and requires users to install the current firmware, version 3.10, first. Users can download the firmware for free by logging in to RTW’s website: http://www.rtw.de/en/sales-support/manuals-software.html.

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s range of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.]]>
All News Tue, 02 Jul 2013 17:57:00 +0200
Test Time Control For Loudness Measurements https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/funktionalitaet-der-loudness-messungen-im-touchmonitor-erweitert.html New options for automatic control of loudness measurements with TouchMonitor units Cologne, June 12, 2013 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, has expanded the options for controlling loudness measurements with its TouchMonitor units.

With the issue of firmware update 2.50 for TM3 series, the Loudness menu provides a Test Time Control option. This sub menu is used to set the parameters for starting and stopping loudness measurements. In addition to a manual control by the use of on-screen keys and/or the GPI interface, full or semi-automatic measurements can also be defined. Therefore, the user can choose between an autostart after loading a preset or autostart when reaching the value of an adjusted gate, with or without an automatic reset of previous values. Loudness measurements can not only be terminated manually with on-screen keys and/or GPI commands, but also automatically by defining a threshold value and time span.
The combination of those parameters allow users to set an automatic, semi-automatic or manual loudness measurement process as required for different applications.

The Test Time Control option will also be available for TouchMonitor TM7, TMR7 and TM9 with the next firmware update for these units.

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s range of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.
For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.]]>
Press Releases Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:55:00 +0200
Moving Coil Instrument Option for TM3 now available https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/moving-coil-instrument-option-fuer-tm3-jetzt-erhaeltlich.html Cologne, June 12, 2013 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for... Cologne, June 12, 2013 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is shipping the TM3-SWMC software license option for TM3 and TM3-3G. This option incorporates a moving coil emulation display for stereo signals including different scales and orientations.

This license expands the functionality of the TM3 TouchMonitor series with PPM, VU, loudness and a new combination of PPM and loudness moving coil instrument. The display features vertical or horizontal orientation, numeric and peak indicators with single, double and stereo channel, instruments. For stereo groups with PPM moving coil mode, additional M/S moving coil emulation is selectable.

Based on an idea of the BBC, a combined PPM and loudness sum display has also been implemented. On this instrument, a third, cyan-colored needle shows one of the three summed loudness values M, S, or I on a separate scale. It is helpful for the intuitive display of loudness being on target with a fixed relative loudness scale (-9 to +9 LU).

The Moving Coil license option is now available from RTW. It requires the current firmware version 2.50 and the current Devicer DC1 version 2.50 which both can be found free of charge on the RTW web site.

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s range of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.
For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.]]>
Press Releases Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:10:00 +0200
RTW TM7 TOUCHMONITOR WINS 2013 iF PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/der-tm7-von-rtw-gewinnt-einen-if-product-design-award.html International Forum Design Honors Plug-In Module Version of RTW’s TM7 TouchMonitor COLOGNE, GERMANY, 22, APRIL, 2013 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is happy to announce that the half 19-inch 20700VID plug-in module version of RTW’s TM7 TouchMonitor has won an iF Product Design Award>/b>. The iF (International Forum Design) jury, judging on behalf of a global organization dedicated to strengthening public awareness of design through awards, publications and exhibitions, chose the 19-inch model as a standout product in the audio and video category. This is the second iF Product Design Award for RTW. The company also won in 2011 for the TM7 and TM9 TouchMonitor series.

Known the world over as a “seal of outstanding design,” the iF product design award honors outstanding achievements in design. It covers all areas of product design and serves as a platform for design-relevant innovations around the globe. All of the 2013 iF product design award winners are available at www.ifdesign.de.

The half 19-inch 20700VID plug-in module version of RTW’s TM7 TouchMonitor is specifically designed for installation in waveform-monitor racks typically used in video studios, which are often difficult to fit. This version of the TM7 is technologically identical to the original TM7 model, providing ports for eight analog, eight digital (AES3 or AES3id) and 3G-SDI signals in different combinations (I/O options). Both versions feature a USB port that allows for preset import and export, license updates, and firmware upgrades. Featuring a 7-inch touch screen combined with unprecedented flexibility and modularity with an intuitive user interface, the TM7 is part of RTW’s innovative range of products that marks the next generation in professional audio-signal metering.

The operating concept behind the entire line of TouchMonitor audio meters, based on 16:9 touch-sensitive screens, is unique. It offers not only a built-in online help function, but also allows for monitoring separate signal groups and using multiple instruments at the same time. This way, up to 16 analog or digital signals (with 3G-SDI interface up to 32) can all be displayed. In addition, the clear-cut surface layout of the product’s housing gives it a distinctive look, which can be consistently transferred to other RTW ranges of products and also allows for variations.

“We are very proud that the International Forum Design has once again chosen RTW, this time for the design of the half 19-inch plug-in module version of our TM7 TouchMonitor,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “RTW is committed to providing the professional audio industry with the solutions it needs: devices that are both technologically advanced and well-designed. A lot of time and effort went into the design of this version of our TM7 and we are very proud our efforts have been recognized.”

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s ranges of products currently includes the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by the Cologne, Germany-based RTW, offering further proof of the company’s continued dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers, further reducing product delivery lead times.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.]]>
Press Releases Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:23:00 +0200
RTW UNVEILS MOVING COIL SOFTWARE FOR TM3 AT NAB 2013 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-veroeffentlicht-moving-coil-software-fuer-tm3-auf-der-nab.html Loudness Moving Coil Instrument Now Available LAS VEGAS, APRIL 10, 2013 — RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is proud to unveil the new TM3-SWMC Software for its TM3 series of TouchMonitors at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth C1844). This new software license, available as an add-on option, incorporates a moving coil emulation display.

This license expands the functionality of the TM3 TouchMonitor series, which includes the TM3 and TM3-3G, with PPM, VU and the new loudness moving coil instruments. The display can be chosen with vertical or horizontal orientation, numeric level information and peak indicators. Single-, double- and stereo-channel, instruments are now available. For stereo groups with PPM moving coil mode, additional M/S moving coil emulation is selectable. As with all instruments in the TouchMonitor series products, the user can individually define the instrument size and positioning on the screen to meet his specific application needs.

RTW’s TM3 includes features of the larger TM7 and TM9 versions in a compact size. Users can control it with a touch-sensitive display. With its budget-friendly base price, 4.3-inch touchscreen and stylish exterior allowing for horizontal and vertical placement, the TM3 is an appealing compact device, ideal for edit suites, control rooms and OB vans. The TM3-3G, introduced in 2012, is a compact yet versatile solution for metering, de-embedding and monitoring 3G-SDI audio. It also features a 4.3-inch touchscreen for horizontal as well as vertical orientation, which can display any of the eight audio channels contained in a 3G-SDI stream.

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s ranges of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.]]>
Press Releases Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:25:00 +0200
RTW INTRODUCES 3G-SDI INTERFACE FOR TM7 TOUCHMONITOR AT NAB 2013 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-praesentiert-3g-sdi-interface-fuer-touchmonitor-tm7-auf-der-nab-2013.html New TM7 Hardware Interface Supports SD, HD and 3G-SDI Formats LAS VEGAS, APRIL 9, 2013 — RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is debuting its new TM7-HW20714 TouchMonitor, featuring a 3G-SDI interface, at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth C1844).

RTW developed the new TM7 interface in response to requests by audio engineers in the broadcast market for a seven-inch audio metering tool that is compatible with 3G interfacing. The seven-inch size is a perfect fit inside OB trucks and other smaller-scale installations where space is a major issue.

The TM7-HW20714 accepts all SD, HD and 3G formats that are currently available in the marketplace, allowing for seamless integration into TV studios, switching rooms and video post-production environments. It complements the existing custom input configuration of TouchMonitor units, which makes analog, AES3 and AES3-id formats available in various combinations, depending on the hardware version the customer chooses. The through-port of the 3G-SDI interface forwards the SDI input signal. De-embedded SDI signals may be routed to any existing AES output. This new model includes four AES3 (eight-channel) inputs and four AES3 (eight-channel) outputs that can be used as direct AES outputs either to buffer or reroute the AES signals or to send out a decoded 3G audio signal. In addition, now with the 3G-SDI interface, the TouchMonitor TM7 can display up to 32 channels of audio from any combination of inputs.

The TM7 has a 16:9 TFT display and can be delivered as a tabletop or as a half-19” 3U rack-mount unit. It has two USB 2.0 interfaces, a GPIO-interface, RJ-45 ethernet connection, VGA output, a connector for 24 V DC supply, as well as a wall plug power supply option. It includes basic functions such as the pre-installed Stereo PPM software for Peak-, TruePeak- and Correlation measurement, further software licenses providing other instruments can purchased just as the user needs.

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s ranges of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.


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Press Releases Wed, 10 Apr 2013 13:12:00 +0200
RTW DEBUTS THE TMR7 FOR RADIO BROADCASTING AT NAB 2013 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-stellt-touchmonitor-tmr7-erstmals-auf-der-nab-vor.html New Four-Channel Metering Solution Offers Parallel Monitoring of On-Air Signals and Other Sources LAS VEGAS, APRIL 8, 2013 — RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is proud to announce that its new TMR7 TouchMonitor is making its U.S. debut at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth C1844) and will begin shipping following the show. Specifically designed for radio broadcasting, the four-channel desktop unit features two AES3 digital (XLR) inputs that integrate all metering options required in radio broadcasting.

The latest introduction to RTW’s TouchMonitor series of cutting-edge metering and monitoring solutions, the TMR7 is based on the TM7 TouchMonitor, featuring a similar flexible, modular configuration. As with the TM7, the TMR7 also includes a seven-inch touch screen and is available as a desktop unit, fitted or as an OEM unit with 16 audio inputs. The versatile TM7 supports all professional audio metering applications.

“The TMR7 TouchMonitor is specifically targeted at users in radio broadcasting environments,” says Michael Kahsnitz, director of engineering at RTW. “It integrates all features required in radio production, two stereo inputs and extensive local configurability in an attractively priced package.”

Separate true peak and PPM instruments, as well as a vectorscope and correlator for evaluating stereo signals, are available on each TMR7 input channel. Licensing options include an extensive loudness-meter implementation (EBU R128, ITU BS.1770-3/1771, ATSC A/85, ARIB) with graphical and numerical single-channel and summing views, as well as loudness range (LRA), MagicLRA and SPL metering. Licenses are also available for an optional real-time analyzer (RTA) and the Premium PPM package with moving-coil instruments.

The intuitive operating concept of the TouchMonitor range offers maximum flexibility. Users can move freely the scalable instruments to any position on the graphical surface, allowing them to personalize the entire screen area. Views, scaling and metering standards are separately definable for each signal source. In addition, the convenient on-screen help function makes setting up the unit simple.

The four audio inputs provided by the two AES3 ports are configurable for mono, stereo or multichannel sources, providing separate instruments for each source. Plus, the GPIO interface for overall control, the Ethernet port and the VGA output for external display units offer further functionality.

RTW will also display its latest 3G version of the popular, compact TM3 meter, the TM3-3G. This unit has 16 audio channels of 3G-SDI and, as with every other TM unit, conforms to the latest loudness specifications. With its budget-friendly base price, 4.3-inch touch screen and stylish exterior allowing for horizontal and vertical placement, the TM3 is a highly appealing, compact alternative ideal for editorial offices, edit suites and small control rooms.

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s ranges of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.]]>
Press Releases Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:34:00 +0200
RTW TM3-3G TOUCHMONITOR TO MAKE ITS NAB 2013 DEBUT https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-stellt-touchmonitor-tm3-3g-erstmals-auf-der-nab-vor.html Unit Features 3G-SDI Interface, Eight-Channel Level and Loudness Instruments LAS VEGAS, APRIL 4, 2013 — RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is exhibiting at NAB 2013 (Booth C1844) its TM3-3G TouchMonitor. The TM3-3G seamlessly allows the TM3’s current hardware and software design to visualize, convert and replay 3G SDI signals in TV and video production and post production applications, offering a feature set unrivalled in its class. Attendees will also have the chance to win one of three TM3-3G or TM3 units that RTW will be raffling off during the show. A winner will be chosen live at the booth at 5 p.m. local time, on Monday, April 8; Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10. Participants are encouraged to be in attendance each day to win.

The TouchMonitor TM3-3G is a compact yet versatile solution for metering, de-embedding and monitoring 3G SDI audio. It features a 4.3-inch touch screen for horizontal as well as vertical orientation, which can display any of the eight audio channels contained in a 3G-SDI stream. For that purpose, it includes a large number of graphical and numerical instruments showing single-channel and summing loudness bargraphs, PPM, true peak, SPL, loudness range (LRA), dialnorm and correlation. The TM3 offers comprehensive loudness metering in compliance with all globally relevant standards (EBU R128, ITU BS.1770-2/1771, ATSC A/85 and ARIB). It also features the Magic LRA mode, specifically designed by RTW, for intuitive visualization of the loudness range and integrated-loudness parameters.

If equipped with the corresponding software license option, the integrated de-embedder also outputs up to 16 audio channels from the 3G-SDI signal on eight AES3 two-channel ports. The output signals are independent from the visualized audio. In addition, the TM3-3G can be upgraded with a built-in monitoring controller license. This uses an on-screen fader for output-volume adjustment, a stereo output and phones out. The optional timecode license expands the feature set of the TM3-3G to allow external or SDI timecode signals to be decoded, displayed and used for additional functions.

The intuitive operating concept of the TM3 allows for quick and easy selection of presets that can be configured using RTW’s Devicer DC1 software (available for Mac OS X® and Windows®). Using custom presets, the user can easily switch between the various sources, loudness standards and instrument layouts. The configuration software allows users to freely scale and place the required instruments virtually anywhere on the screen.

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s ranges of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.
As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.]]>
Press Releases Mon, 08 Apr 2013 19:13:00 +0200
RTW WELCOMES ARJEN HOFLAND AS INTERNATIONAL SALES MANAGER https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-begruesst-arjen-hofland-als-sales-manager-international.html Hofland Will Utilize His Pro Audio Experience to Further Expand the Worldwide Distribution of RTW... COLOGNE, GERMANY, 1 APRIL, 2013 ─ RTW (NAB Booth C1844), a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to announce the appointment of Arjen Hofland as the company’s new International Sales Manager. Based at RTW’s headquarters in Cologne, Germany, Hofland will oversee all of RTW’s international sales in different regions around the world.

In its more than 45-year history, RTW has consistently experienced increasing global customer demand, especially as more countries adopt loudness regulations. In his new role, Hofland will work to further this success in markets beyond Germany and the surrounding European countries, working with current customers in South America, Canada, Australia, the Asia-Pacific regions and parts of Europe. He will also endeavour to introduce new distributors and dealers to the benefits of the RTW product line.

With his 25 years of experience in the pro audio and video industry, Hofland brings to RTW a thorough knowledge of, and familiarity with, the pro audio and broadcast industries. He has spent time at several top-tier audio and video companies in and around Europe as a manager and in other sales and technical support positions.

“With Arjen joining the RTW team, we are gaining an expert with a deep understanding of the current needs of the pro audio community, whether in the broadcast, post-production or other markets around the world,” says Mahmoud Chatah, RTW director of marketing and sales. “RTW’s current goal is to strengthen the RTW brand internationally, and we are confident that he will lend the support necessary to the RTW sales team to do this.”

For his part, Hofland is excited about coming aboard at RTW. “I am honored to join RTW, a company with such an excellent reputation and commitment to bringing its customers innovative solutions that are reliable, technologically advanced and set standards in the pro audio market,” he says. “I look forward to working with such a talented, knowledgeable group of people, as we all strive toward the common goal of maintaining and further strengthening the popularity of RTW products around the world.”

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s ranges of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.
As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221. ]]>
Press Releases Mon, 08 Apr 2013 19:04:00 +0200
RTW APPOINTS CHRISTOPHER SPAHR U.S. DIRECTOR OF SALES AND OPERATIONS https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-ernennt-christopher-spahr-zum-us-direktor-of-sales-and-operations.html Spahr Will Oversee and Develop U.S.-Based Sales and Marketing Strategies for RTW LANCASTER, PA, MARCH 25, 2013 ─ RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Spahr as the company’s new U.S. Director of Sales and Operations in the United States. Spahr, who began his new role on March 1, 2013, will be based out of RTW’s new U.S. facility, located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He will work along with Group One, RTW’s exclusive U.S. distributor, to support the company’s dealer base in the United States. In his new position, Spahr will draw upon his extensive professional background in audio sales and engineering to establish the new sales and service protocols at the U.S. facility.

“The opening of our new U.S. facility marks quite a milestone for RTW,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “Our customers in the United States are very important to us. With his expertise in sales and business development and his years spent as a recording engineer, Christopher has the background and passion necessary to support our customers and dealers and to help expand RTW’s brand further. We are thrilled to have Christopher join our team!”

Spahr joins RTW from Sennheiser, where he served as that company’s market development manager. Prior to this, he held sales positions at various companies, including Richard S. Pass Associates, Inc., Peirce-Phelps, Inc. and Swank Audio Visual. In addition, he has spent time as a recording engineer, providing audio engineering and production services to a roster of top-tier record companies and artists, including a Grammy-winning Latin jazz CD with Arturo Sandoval. Spahr holds a Recording Arts Specialized Associate’s Degree from Full Sail University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Barry University.

Having Spahr in place to head up the U.S. sales force will be a key factor in the company’s continued success and future international expansion. With the experience he has gained in different segments of the pro audio market in the U.S. over the past 20 years, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this position. Chris Spahr will stay in close contact with RTW’s U.S. customers and navigate their needs, especially since the demand for RTW products has increased in the U.S. over the last years.

“I am honored to join RTW as part of its U.S. expansion plans,” says Spahr. “With its portfolio of innovative audio solutions, team of expert engineers and commitment to value, RTW is a wonderful fit for the pro audio industry here in the United States. “I look forward to working with my new colleagues to build up RTW’s stellar reputation further and ensure the company continues to maintain that success.”

To view a video interview with Christopher Spahr, please visit RTW’s YouTube channel via the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMD8SY5_1UM&feature=youtu.be

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s ranges of products currently includes the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International, Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.
For more information on RTW International, Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.]]>
Press Releases Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:52:00 +0100
RTW BRINGS GERMAN ENGINEERING TO THE U.S. https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-bringt-deutsche-technologie-in-die-usa.html New East Coast Location, U.S. Team Supports Company’s Commitment to U.S. Market LANCASTER, PA, MARCH 20, 2013 — As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is proud to announce today the opening of its new facility in the United States. RTW’s U.S. branch, RTW International, Corp., is officially open for business in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by the Cologne, Germany-based RTW, offering further proof of the company’s continued dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S.

You’ve got to trust your meters. A user needs to trust in the device he is using for measuring and, therefore, trust its manufacturer. RTW has been a reliable source of innovative audio measurement tools for more than 45 years, bringing its pedigree of precise German engineering to each of its innovative solutions. Along with the company’s ground-breaking products comes a commitment to service. RTW has a longstanding reputation of working with its customers to ensure their experience with RTW products is a positive one.

Over the years, countless audio engineers and mixers have relied on RTW products to meet critical audio standards all over the world. With the advent of the CALM Act, RTW has recognized a clear need in the U.S. marketplace for its loudness metering tools and has now, based on that need, planned to further expand its operations and customer reach in the United States. RTW prides itself on providing the best customer service it possibly can and recognizes the importance of location to its customers, which is why the company has opened its Lancaster, Pennsylvania office.

The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers, further reducing product delivery lead times. To lead the office, RTW has hired Christopher Spahr to be its new U.S. Director of Sales and Operations. In this new role, Spahr will oversee all brand, sales and market development in the United States. In addition, Werner Haase, from the RTW development team in Cologne, will join Spahr in Lancaster, overseeing product service and final assembly.

To view a video interview with Christopher Spahr, please visit RTW’s YouTube channel via the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMD8SY5_1UM&feature=youtu.be

“Our U.S. customers are very important to us,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “The goal for the new production facility in Lancaster is to focus our efforts on the U.S. market. Not only does this help us support our growing network of dealers, led by Group One, but ultimately, it benefits our end users, as we will be able to provide them with the best services and availability of products possible. With Christopher heading up RTW’s U.S. team, we will be able to stay in close contact with all of the dealers in this network, helping them to understand and anticipate current and future needs of the North American market so that we can produce devices specifically for U.S. needs.”

Guided by its thorough research, knowledge and commitment to quality, RTW has produced a range of products for the professional audio community that are reliable, easy-to-use and compatible with a variety of leading audio equipment available in today’s marketplace. Over the last few years, it has significantly expanded its product offerings with the successful TouchMonitor series of audio meters. Its award-winning TouchMonitors, the TM7 and TM9, debuted in 2010; since then, RTW has introduced updated versions of those products, as well as the latest additions to this family including the TMR7 for radio stations, and the TM3, which is the entry-level device of the TouchMonitor series.

The unique operating concept behind the TouchMonitor family is based on a 16:9 touch-sensitive screen, allowing a user to simply swipe a finger to interact with the graphical user interface. It offers not only a built-in online help function, but also allows for monitoring separate signal groups using multiple instruments at the same time.

All TouchMonitor meters are built from a state-of-the-art hardware platform. Depending on the user’s preferences, he can choose a device with analogue or digital connectors, or both, including 3G. In addition to the standard versions featuring desktop enclosures, external power supplies and an integrated stand, RTW also offers OEM versions that can be integrated into mixing-console surfaces.

The modular software concept of the TM7 and TM9 provides excellent value for money. Based on a user’s specific needs, he can purchase only those features that are necessary. Some of these options include Loudness meters, the Surround Sound Analyzer and VU meters (the addition of other available instruments that a user may be interested in, is always possible). The user can then individualize his view on the display to see only those instruments he needs in the size and arrangement he prefers. Both in terms of measuring devices and view, the TM7 and TM9 are entirely customizable.

The success of the TouchMonitor series has broadened RTW’s market reach, providing connectivity solutions to numerous professional markets. Now with a stronger presence in the United States, RTW plans to further that reach, supporting the professional audio community with its stellar German engineering, expertise and customer service.

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s ranges of products currently includes the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:33:00 +0100
RTW TMR7 TOUCHMONITOR MAKES ITS EUROPEAN DEBUT AT SATIS 2012 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/touchmonitor-tmr7-auf-der-satis-2012-vorgestellt.html Designed for Radio Broadcasting, Four-Channel Metering Solution Offers Parallel Monitoring of... The technological basis of the TMR7 is the TM7 TouchMonitor with its flexible modular configuration. Similar to the TM7, the TMR7 also includes a seven-inch touchscreen and is available as a desktop unit, fitted, or as an OEM unit with 16 audio inputs. With its versatility, the TM7 supports all professional audio metering applications.

“Based on our TM7 all-round unit, the TMR7 TouchMonitor is a version specifically targeted at users in radio broadcasting environments,” says Michael Kahsnitz, head of engineering at RTW. “It integrates all features required in radio production, two stereo inputs and extensive local configurability in an attractively priced package.”

Separate true peak and PPM instruments, as well as a vectorscope and correlator for evaluating stereo signals, are available on each TMR7 input channel. Licensing options include an extensive loudness-meter implementation (EBU R128, ITU BS.1770-3/1771, ATSC A/85, ARIB) with graphical and numerical single-channel and summing views, as well as loudness range (LRA), MagicLRA and SPL metering. Licenses are also available for an optional realtime analyzer (RTA) and the Premium PPM package with moving-coil instruments.

The intuitive operating concept of the TouchMonitor range offers maximum flexibility. Users can move freely scalable instruments to any position on the graphical surface, allowing them to personalize the entire screen area. Views, scaling and metering standards are separately definable for each signal source. In addition, the convenient on-screen help function makes setting up the unit a breeze.

The four audio inputs provided by the two AES3 ports are flexibly configurable for mono, stereo or multichannel sources, providing separate instruments for each source. Plus, the GPIO interface for overall control, the Ethernet port, and the VGA output for external display units offer further functionality.

RTW CEO Andreas Tweitmann will be available at the Audiopole stand, B65, to demo the TMR7 and to discuss all of RTW’s products.

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s range of products currently includes the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.
For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:14:00 +0100
RTW TMR7 TOUCHMONITOR MAKES ITS ASIAN DEBUT AT INTER BEE 2012 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/touchmonitor-tmr7-auf-der-interbee-vorgestellt.html Designed for Radio Broadcasting, Four-Channel Metering Solution Offers Parallel Monitoring of... The technological basis of the TMR7 is the TM7 TouchMonitor with its flexible modular configuration. Similar to the TM7, the TMR7 also includes a seven-inch touch screen, and is available as a desktop unit, fitted or as an OEM unit with 16 audio inputs. The versatile TM7 supports all professional audio metering applications.

“Based on our TM7 all-round unit, the TMR7 TouchMonitor is specifically targeted at users in radio broadcasting environments,” says Michael Kahsnitz, head of engineering at RTW. “It integrates all features required in radio production, two stereo inputs and extensive local configurability in an attractively priced package.”

Separate true peak and PPM instruments as well as a vectorscope and correlator for evaluating stereo signals are available on each TMR7 input channel. Licensing options include an extensive loudness-meter implementation (EBU R128, ITU BS.1770-3/1771, ATSC A/85, ARIB) with graphical and numerical single-channel and summing views as well as loudness range (LRA), MagicLRA and SPL metering. Licenses are also available for an optional realtime analyzer (RTA) and the Premium PPM package with moving-coil instruments.

The intuitive operating concept of the TouchMonitor range offers maximum flexibility. Users can move freely scalable instruments to any position on the graphical surface, allowing them to personalize the entire screen area. Views, scaling and metering standards are separately definable for each signal source. In addition, the convenient on-screen help function makes setting up the unit a breeze.

The four audio inputs provided by the two AES3 ports are configurable for mono, stereo or multichannel sources, providing separate instruments for each source. Plus, the GPIO interface for overall control, the Ethernet port and the VGA output for external display units offer further functionality.

RTW invites Inter BEE 2012 attendees to visit the Toyo booth (Hall 4, 4305) for a demonstration of the new TMR7 and for more information about all of RTW’s products.

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s range of products currently includes the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.

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Press Releases Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:07:00 +0100
RTW TO EXHIBIT PRODUCTS AT THE GROUP ONE BOOTH AT CCW 2012 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-bei-group-one-auf-der-ccw-2012.html NEW YORK CITY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 ─ RTW, a leading manufacturer and distributor of professional... TouchMonitor Series, TM3
The TM3 includes features of the larger TM7 and TM9 TouchMonitor versions and is controlled using a touch-sensitive display. With its budget-friendly base price, 4.3-inch touch screen and stylish exterior allowing for horizontal and vertical placement, the TM3 is a highly appealing, compact solution ideal for editorial offices, edit suites and small control rooms. Featuring PPM and true-peak instruments, the TM3 offers comprehensive loudness metering in compliance with all globally relevant standards, including EBU R128, ITU BS.1770-3/1771, ATSC A/85 and ARIB. Instruments include single-channel and summing bar graphs, an LRA instrument and numerical displays. The basic version handles analog and digital stereo audio, while the 5.1 option adds the support of six-channel digital input.

TouchMonitor Series, TM9
Introduced in 2010, the TouchMonitor series is a new range of products that RTW designed to support all relevant loudness recommendations, such as EBU R128 or ATSC A/85, with true peak metering, flexible I/O options with up to 16/32 input channels, a fully modular software design and more. On display will be the TM9, which combines unprecedented flexibility and modularity with an intuitive, nine-inch GUI touchscreen. RTW recently introduced new firmware, version 1.14, for the TouchMonitor series, which includes various performance and stability optimizations, as well as new function enhancements and improved ergonomics.

About GROUP ONE
Group One is a U.S. importer and distributor for a number of professional, global media technology solutions and systems integration services. The audio division currently distributes Blue Sky near-field powered monitors, DiGiCo digital mixing consoles, Junger loudness control devices, MC2 high-quality innovative amplifiers, RTW audio metering and control devices, Van Damme cables and XTA digital signal processing equipment. The lighting division handles Elektralite controllers and intelligent lighting, and Pulsar LED lighting. For more information about RTW via Group One, visit www.g1limited.com.

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s range of products currently includes the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.

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Press Releases Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:52:00 +0100
RTW DEBUTS 3G SDI INTERFACE AND 7.1 SURROUND FORMAT FOR SURROUNDCONTROL AND SURROUNDMONITOR LINES AT IBC 2012 https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-stellt-3g-sdi-schnittstelle-fuer-die-surroundcontrol-und-surroundmonitor-serien-auf-der-ibc-2012.html Enhanced Surround Sound Analyzer Now Supports Blu-ray Disc 7.1 Format AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 — RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, will introduce new options and functional enhancements for its SurroundControl 31900/31960 and SurroundMonitor 11900 ranges at IBC 2012 (Stand 8.E76). The SD device versions of these products are shipping with a new 3G-enabled SDI de-embedder and Dolby® E, Dolby® DD+ and Dolby® AC-3 decoders.

In addition to several minor improvements, the current device firmware now supports the 7.1 DD+ format, ensuring compliance with current 7.1 surround formats for Blu-ray discs and other applications. The 7.1 DD+ format has been implemented alongside the existing 7.1 Cinema format on the SurroundControl and SurroundMonitor systems.

The Surround Sound Analyzer brings the clear and intuitive display method of the original 5.1 format to the enhanced 7.1 arena. Similar to the center channel, the unit displays the newly added side channels using color-coded lines. This way, the user can assess the relationship between the side channels and the phantom sources produced by the lateral-front and rear channels at a glance.

The new software release, featuring a correlation display depicting all possible 7.1 signal combinations, is ideal for professional users working with the 7.1 format. The multicorrelator display has been expanded to read out low-frequency phase errors of all channels versus the LFE, allowing users to make any corrections before phase problems show up acoustically or in bass-management systems.

Featuring the integrated monitoring controller, as well as an optional 3G SDI de-embedder and Dolby® decoder, the SurroundControl 31900/31960 flagship unit integrates seamlessly into the production workflows of today’s broadcast applications. The units implement all major loudness standards, including EBU R128, ITU-R BS.1770-2/1771, ATSC A/85 and ARIB. RTW’s Loudness Range (LRA) instrument features the MagicLRA mode, a simple and intuitive view displaying integrated loudness and loudness variances within short time periods. Apart from the monitoring controller, the eight-channel SurroundMonitor 11900 implements all the same metering functions from the SurroundControl systems.

“Today, the broadcast and media industries face an increasing demand for 7.1 audio due to Blu-ray discs and other current distribution formats,” says Mahmoud Chatah, director of marketing and sales, RTW. “The integration of the 7.1 DD+ format in the SurroundControl 31900/31960 and SurroundMonitor 11900 product lines once again demonstrates RTW's constant commitment to its customers’ evolving needs.”

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s range of products currently includes the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
All News Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:15:00 +0200
https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100 Important Notice! https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/wichtige-information.html RTW will be moving on Sept. 25th, 2012
On 25th September 2012, RTW will be moving to new premises in Cologne.

Our new address is:

RTW GmbH & CO. KG
Am Wassermann 25
50829 Köln – Cologne
Germany


With effect from 20th September, please direct all correspondance and deliveries to the new address.

There will be no change to existing phone numbers and e-mail addresses. The physical re-location of the company will take place between 20th - 25th September and during this time, your regular contact person may not be always be available. For any urgent assistance please contact the main switchboard on +49 221. 70 913-0 or dial the mobile number of your contact if you have it.

Please also note that our PO BOX number will no longer be active from 25th September, so you are requested to please use only the new address from that point onwards.

Kind regards,

RTW GmbH & Co. KG

Andreas Tweitmann
Dipl.-Ing.
Managing Director]]>
All News News & Events Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:21:00 +0200
RTW SELLS 100 TOUCHMONITOR TM3 UNITS TO COLOGNE BROADCASTING CENTER https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-verkauft-100-touchmonitor-tm3-an-das-cologne-broadcasting-center.html RTL Deutschland Group’s CBC Relies on RTW Loudness-Metering Systems AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 — RTW (IBC Stand 8.E76), a leading vendor of visual audio meters for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to announce the recent sale of 100 TouchMonitor TM3 units to Cologne Broadcasting Center (CBC), a television production and broadcasting company with offices in Cologne, Munich and Berlin. CBC purchased the TM3s to help meet the German government’s upcoming loudness requirements for TV shows. Schmitronic, a Cologne-based expert provider of professional audio components, supplied the units, which CBC has already begun to install.

CBC initially planned to purchase approximately 80 TouchMonitor TM3 units, but after further studying its requirements, increased that number to a total of 100 units. According to Jürgen Mölders, head of post production at CBC, who manages nearly 70 post-production suites, when it came to purchasing new loudness meters, CBC, already a longtime user of RTW equipment, felt RTW was the obvious choice. “When we tested a prototype version of the TM3, we were quite taken by its simple and intuitive operation,” he says. “We typically use the TM3 units in editing suites. As the monitoring device is a separate hardware unit, the main screen is reserved for the primary edit applications at any time.”

Since the TM3 installation at CBC spans several stages, Mölders insisted on having the first shipment delivered late in May. “Internally, we already transitioned our production to the new loudness-metering systems in June,” he explains. “This means that our editing suites already comply with EBU R128, but for the time being, we’ve adapted the levels in Final Cut Pro to our previous standards, which are still applicable. Thus, we were well prepared for when German regulators began to enforce loudness regulations for all major TV stations at the IFA in Berlin on August 31.”

Jochen Wellnitz, senior sound engineer at CBC, says he and his team are very happy with the experience they’ve had during their first few weeks with the TouchMonitor TM3. “Operating the device locally using the touch screen is simple and quick,” he says. “When browsing presets, the graphical preview feature is truly handy.”

According to Mölders, in order to avoid operating errors, his team decided to use a single preset that the editor cannot change or modify at the workplace. “This ensures that the metering is based on the same specifications at all our editing suites,” he notes. “On the other hand, there are other workplaces such as post-production suites or special-purpose systems where multiple presets are available to our creative team.”

Andreas Tweitmann, CEO of RTW, says his company is thrilled with the sale. “CBC’s acquisition of the 100 TouchMonitor TM3 units reaffirms the company’s faith in RTW’s loudness monitoring systems. We are very happy about that. We are convinced that the latest member of our extremely successful TouchMonitor series will meet and surpass all expectations in practical use.”

The RTW TouchMonitor TM3 enables quick and easy loudness metering. The system comprises a display unit featuring a 4.3-inch touch screen for horizontal or vertical use and a separate interface box. The easy-to-learn operating concept allows for fast selection of presets that are configured using RTW’s Devicer DC1 software, which is available for Macintosh and Windows. In addition to PPM and true-peak instruments, the TM3 offers comprehensive loudness metering in compliance with all globally relevant standards, including EBU R128, ITU BS.1770-2/1771, ATSC A/85 and ARIB. Instruments include single-channel and summing bar graphs, loudness range and numerical displays. The TM3 stereo version handles analog and digital audio; in addition, the TM3-6CH version also supports six-channel digital input. An upgrade option for stereo units is available.

About CBC
Established in 1994, CBC quickly became a leader in the German TV production and broadcast industry. Its offices in Cologne, Munich and Berlin serve numerous stations, including RTL, VOX, Super RTL, RTL II, n-tv, RTL NITRO, RTL Crime, RTL Living and Passion, plus various TV production companies. CBC provides extensive services to broadcasting companies and producers, meeting the most diverse production requirements. For outdoor productions, CBC offers SNG vehicles located in Berlin, Cologne, Munich and Moscow. Post-production facilities include 70 editing suites, graphics-editing workplaces and audio suites. CBC is a member of the RTL Deutschland Group.

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post-production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With ground-breaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s range of products currently includes the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.]]>
Press Releases Mon, 10 Sep 2012 12:33:00 +0200
https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100 RTW AND CALREC ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION AT THE 2012 NAB SHOW https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/rtw-und-calrec-kuendigen-auf-der-nab-2012-kooperation-an.html RTW TM7 TouchMonitor To Be Integrated Into Calrec’s Range of Digital Audio Consoles LAS VEGAS, APRIL 19, 2012 — RTW (C1844), a leading manufacturer and distributor of professional audio metering and control devices for studio recording and radio and TV broadcast applications, and Calrec Audio, LTD (C1746), manufacturer of high-quality audio products, are jointly announcing at the 2012 NAB Show that the RTW TM7 TouchMonitor will be fully integrated into Calrec’s line of digital audio consoles.

As a result of this partnership, RTW will provide the OEM version of the TM7 TouchMonitor touch screen loudness meter to be built into Calrec’s full range of digital consoles, including the Apollo, Artemis Shine, Artemis Beam and Artemis Light consoles. The TM7 will be integrated into the upstand of the consoles, providing various metering options. For example, on the Artemis consoles, both single and double meters layouts are available. The benefit of the double meter option (one above the other) is to show moving coil emulation along with a separate vector scope.

"We are delighted to have reached this agreement with RTW,” says Henry Goodman, head of sales, Calrec Audio. “We have enjoyed a good relationship with RTW for many years, and this agreement enables us to continue to provide our customers with the right tools to meet the highest standards of broadcasting, as well as the ability to comply with new broadcast regulations.

"Given the lack of availability of traditional moving coil meters, and the demand which still exists, the TM7 also allows us to continue to provide our customers with the facilities they expect in professional broadcast facilities. We look forward to many more years of enterprise between our two companies."

The TM7 will include the standard Multichannel, Loudness, SSA Surround Sound Analyzer and PPM software modules and custom meter presets offering loudness metering that meets the EBU R 128 and ITU BS1770 standards as well as traditional bargraph- and moving-needle metering to comply with additional international standards. The TM7 will also be available for retrofitting.

“RTW is very proud to partner with such a reputable manufacturer as Calrec Audio,” says Mahmoud Chatah, director of marketing and sales, RTW. “RTW and Calrec have enjoyed a long history together and this new agreement provides both companies with the opportunity to supply our customers in the broadcast industry with the modern technology necessary to fully comply with current loudness regulations now and in the future.”

The TouchMonitor is RTW’s response to growing demands in modern production, post-production and broadcast environments. With its high-quality 7- or 9-inch touchscreen and intuitive user interface, the TouchMonitor breaks new ground in professional audio analysis for accuracy, performance, efficiency and flexibility.

RTW’s entire TouchMonitor family of loudness metering products will be on display during the 2012 NAB show at the company’s booth (C1844). Executives from RTW will also be on-hand to discuss this new partnership with Calrec.

About Calrec Audio, LTD. Calrec Audio, part of D&M Holdings Inc., is exclusively dedicated to excellence in audio mixing for on-air and live production. A broadcast specialist for more than 40 years, Calrec has developed a range of digital and analog consoles relied on by the world’s most successful broadcasters. For putting sound in the picture, broadcasters put their trust in Calrec. More information is available at www.calrec.com.

About RTW RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 40 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced audio technology for professionals. The company's core competence is based on tools for visual signal analysis and loudness metering that is in use in the leading recording studios as well as by radio and TV broadcasters worldwide. The current product portfolio includes, among others, the TouchMonitor range (TM3,TM7,TM9) combining highest flexibility and modularity with an intuitive user interface and touchscreen-based multichannel-analysis, and the SurroundControl series (11900, 31900, 31960) with a full set of comprehensive features for monitoring, controlling and distribution of Stereo, Multichannel and Surround signals. Both products integrate exceptional surround-signal visualization using the unique and groundbreaking Surround Sound Analyzer. In June 2008, RTW was certified for the internationally accepted DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 quality-management standard.

For more information, visit www.rtw.de or www.facebook.com/rtw.de, or call +49 221 709130. ]]>
Press Releases Mon, 07 May 2012 14:13:00 +0200
RADIO MAGAZINE RECOGNIZES RTW WITH A PICK HIT AWARD https://www.rtw.com/en/about-rtw/news/newsdetails/article/radio-magazine-wuerdigt-rtw-mit-einem-pick-hit-radio-award.html Radio magazine, the radio technology leader published by NewBay Media, announced the winners of the... Las Vegas - 2012 NAB Show - April 26, 2012 - Radio magazine, the radio technology leader published by NewBay Media, announced the winners of the Pick Hit Awards for the 2012 NAB Show. The Radio magazine Pick Hits panel selects the top 20 new products introduced at the convention.

This year, RTW earned one of the coveted Pick Hit Awards for its TM3 TouchMonitor. The TM3 includes features of the larger TM7 and TM9 TouchMonitor versions and is controlled using a touch-sensitive display. With its budget-friendly base price, a 4.3-inch touch screen and stylish exterior allowing for horizontal and vertical placement, the TM3 is a highly appealing, compact solution ideal for editorial offices, edit suites and small control rooms.

"The Pick Hit Awards are limited to 20 winners, which maintains the value and prestige of the award," says Chriss Scherer, editor of Radio magazine. “In addition, the Pick Hit Award judges follow a strict set of rules and make their selections independently and anonymously, which is a further testimony to the proven value of the award to radio broadcasters."

The Pick Hit Awards were first presented at the NAB Convention in 1985, making them the oldest technology award at the convention. The Pick Hit Awards are selected by a panel of judges who are radio broadcast engineers from radio stations, radio networks and radio production facilities. The official Pick Hit rules require that the winning products must fit a recognized need in radio, are priced within reason, are available within the current calendar year and have never before been exhibited at the NAB convention.

The complete list of recipients will be published in the June 2012 issue of Radio magazine, and is also posted online at RadioMagOnline.com.

About Radio magazine
Radio magazine has served the interests of radio station and radio network engineers, managers and owners since being launched on its own in 1994 from its start from another broadcast publication in 1959. Written by radio industry professionals for radio industry professionals, Radio magazine delivers in-depth technical expertise with the most-respected editorial content. Radio magazine is published by NewBay Media.

About the Pick Hit Awards
First presented at the NAB convention in 1985, the Pick Hit Awards are the original technology award at the convention. The awards are selected by a panel of judges who make their selections independently and anonymously and then convene for a meeting on the third day of the convention. Winning products are selected because they are useful to radio broadcasters, are priced within reason, are available within the current calendar year, and are new introductions at the NAB convention.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has more than 40 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced recording-studio systems. The company focuses its business on professional audio signal metering tools that are in use in the leading recording studios as well as by radio and TV broadcasters worldwide. The current product portfolio highlights the TouchMonitor range, a new series of tools for visual signal analysis and comprehensive loudness metering. The TouchMonitor combines the highest of flexibility and modularity with an intuitive user interface and touchscreen-based multichannel-analysis features, integrating exceptional surround-signal visualization using the unique and groundbreaking Surround Sound Analyzer. The high-end SurroundControl series of products with fully fledged loudness measuring combines the convenient metering options of the RTW surround display devices and the control functions of an eight-channel monitoring controller.

For more information, visit www.rtw.de or www.facebook.com/rtw.de, or call +49 (0) 221 709130.

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