Designed to simplify the mastering journey and deal with the increasingly fast-paced world of audio production, Signum Audio’s new Bute Loudness Normaliser automates the task of loudness compliance. Its intelligent algorithms will ensure compliance no matter how compressed or dynamic the material.

The Scotland-based developers plan to unveil their latest software at IBC 2018 (Stand 9.LP30).

Broadcasting and post-production specialists will find the Bute Loudness Normaliser an invaluable addition to their arsenal, helping meet tight deadlines and allowing more time to be spent on other aspects of production.

With the Bute Loudness Normaliser, you simply drag & drop your audio file into the straightforward interface, select your delivery preset, hit analyse, comply, and you are left with a loudness-compliant audio file ready for submission.

The user interface offers a metering graph before and after you normalise your file, with analysis of short-term and momentary loudness, RMS, true-peak and loudness range.

Signum Audio Bute Loudness Normaliser

Designed with utmosttransparency and precision in mind, the built-in true peak brick wall limiter has been optimised to catch any remaining overshoots. The detailed insight offered by the metering graph clearly shows the extent of true peak limiting and alerts you to the areas of your audio that are non-compliant. Due to its intelligent algorithms, the Bute Loudness Normaliser normalises spot on to target even with the true peak brick wall limiter engaged.

An exhaustive selection of the latest loudness standards are built-in to make your workflow even smoother, including the latest revisions of ITU BSS.1770, EBU R128, ATS/C 85, OP-59, ARIB TR-B32, Atmos 7.1.2, YouTube, Apple Check, Spotify, Sony Gaming ASWG, PRSS, AES Streaming recommendation, TIDAL, Hulu, Netflix, Pandora – plus you can create and save your own.

“We have been working directly with the post-production and broadcasting industry to produce the BUTE range of products. We have optimised our algorithms and further improved our user experience and have a genuine contender for best in class loudness software bundle.”

The Bute Loudness Normaliser will come in 2 versions: Surround for £149 GBP and Stereo for £119 GBP. Prices ex. VAT.

The Bute Loudness Suite bundle includes a plugin comprising of an Analyser, True Peak Brickwall Limiter and AudioSuite Normaliser integrated into one window, and the Bute Loudness Normaliser comes as an additional standalone application. The Bute Loudness Suite is available in Stereo for £199 GBP and Surround for £249 GBP. Prices ex. VAT.

The plugin is compatible with VST, AU and AAX (including AudioSuite) formats and is available for Windows and Mac OS X. More tools are on the way, which will come as free updates with the Suite.

A trial of the Bute Loudness Normaliser or Bute Loudness Suite is available for download from the Signum Audio website and at distributor Plugin Boutique.