On-Hertz Debuts Artisto Software Audio Engine at IBC
Provides flexibility, interoperability, efficiency to any audio workflow
Kraainem, Belgium — 30 July 2019
At IBC (Stand 8.C96) virtual audio specialist company On-Hertz will launch its Artisto software audio engine, a complete solution for automating any workflow involving sound. It eliminates the frustrations inherent in complex hardware infrastructures, and dispenses with the need for outdated, insecure control protocols. Artisto is fully configurable and controllable via a simple, open web API.
Because Artisto is modular, it can be precisely tailored for the specific requirements of any audio application. Artisto can be flexibly configured with an extensive library of processing blocks such as routing, level measurement, equaliser, dynamics, web streaming, recorder, player and so on. These can be virtually wired together to build a processing pipeline for the desired workflow.
It also means that expensive DSP cards in specialised racks, or the constant need to deal with dongles and converters to get one system to communicate with another, can be a thing of the past.
“With the advent of IP, broadcasters are beginning to fully understand and appreciate the enormous benefits that true interoperability brings to them – and Artisto is designed to bring the highest level of interoperability to any audio workflow,” said Renaud Schoonbroodt, co-founder of On-Hertz. “Because it simplifies the automation of many routine, time-consuming processes and removes the complexity of interoperability, it can make a huge contribution to increased productivity and reduced cost.”
Artisto also responds to user requirements for e.g. AES67, Dante or MADI inputs and outputs. It is compatible with all major computer sound card vendors and is planned to support NewTek NDI out of the box.
“From simple monitoring and detection of audio levels for visual radio to advanced workflows for cross-platform media diffusion or automated video productions, Artisto covers every audio processing and synchronisation need,” said Benjamin Lardinoit, co-founder of On-Hertz. “We started by listening to our customers working with traditional hardware-based media workflows and wishing to reduce costs, and to simplify and optimise operation. Artisto meets all of those requirements by providing virtualisation and a secured web API control.”
On-Hertz will also demonstrate Lumo, a unique, innovative virtual radio studio solution designed to bring exciting, creative new possibilities to radio stations, such that the location of outside broadcasts becomes limited only by their imaginations – and that can significantly increase the affordability of such broadcasts.
Lumo is an all-in-one radio studio, designed to be complementary to the existing infrastructure, and includes playout (playlist and jingle players), a mixing console with full DSP and AoIP features for telephony and transmission. As Lumo is web-native and touch-friendly, a studio can be controlled with a fingertip from any device – including iPad and Android tablets – or location.
A very powerful production tool, Lumo can be easily adopted by users with no technical background. Its gain-sharing auto mixer, for example, allows the presenter to focus on interviews and on the content to be delivered without being concerned with mixing channels. Likewise, the playout can be simply controlled by pushing the “Next” button.
LUMO also provides a separate pre-listening player; a mix editor (including trimming and volume envelope edition) to fine-tune automatic crossover between rundown tracks; the ability to import playlists from other production system (including cues and mix points); and a routing matrix to flexibly route inputs and outputs channels from and to a sound card.
More information about On-Hertz and its products is available at www.on-hertz.com.
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On-Hertz produces solutions for automating any workflow involving sound to improve media workflows and interoperability in the evolving broadcast industry. It also designs unique, innovative, highly affordable web-based radio studio solutions, providing a complete workflow on a local laptop/ tablet or in the cloud. The solution responds to the challenges faced by radio stations, enabling presenters to broadcast live from anywhere much more easily and efficiently, at lower cost – creating differentiation, increasing engagement and generating new revenue opportunities. On-Hertz’s virtual radio studio offers a complete feature set and absolute reliability, and transforms the economics of outside broadcast.