8 Channel Level Magic™ Surround Audio Processor - D*AP8 TAP EDITION

With 8 processing channels, 3G SDI, Dolby® support and optional loudness logging features, the D*AP8 TAP EDITION is the ideal solution for automatic and intelligent loudness management in real-time broadcast playout environments. Level Magic™ ensures maximum audio quality whilst maintaining compliance with all worldwide loudness standards.

    The D*AP8 TAP EDITION audio processor provides automatic and adaptive loudness management compliant with all current broadcast audio loudness recommendations including ITU-R BS.1770 standards (1, 2 and 3) as well as recommended practices ATSC A/85 (2011/2013), ARIB TR-B32, Free TV OP-59, Portaria 354 and EBU R128.

    • Overview

    The D*AP8 TAP EDITION audio processor features loudness control plus dynamic range processing for up to eight channels of audio (4x2, or 5.1+2). Optional audio decoding and encoding (Dolby® E, Dolby® Digital Plus, Dolby® Digital or AAC, HE-AAC v1/2) including metadata management are also provided, along with 5.1 downmix and upmix features, sophisticated fail over and voice over systems.

    • Dynamic Range Control and Level Magic™

    Based on a unique multi-loop control principle, the Level Magic™ algorithm provides adaptive wideband loudness control with exceptionally high audio quality that is free of coloration, pumping, distortion or modulation effects. Level Magic™ combines three major gain changing elements:

    • • Adaptive AGC
    • • Transient Processor
    • • Distortion-free true peak limiter

    • The adaptive dynamic section includes an expander and upward compressor.

    • Spectral Signature™

    Jünger Audio’s Spectral Signature™ dynamic equalizer is a powerful creative tool allowing adaptive control of the spectral balance of your content. Spectral Signature™ analyzes incoming audio and compares its spectral structure to a predetermined “reference” curve. This allows dynamic EQ corrections to be applied only if necessary to achieve a consistent sound image and tonal balance. Spectral Signature™ is a standard feature on the D*AP8 TAP EDITION.

    • Loudness Measurement and Logging

    To check compliance with local regulations, loudness and true peak levels can be measured and transferred via Ethernet to the optional J*AM measurement and logging software. SNMP or GPI/O alarms can also be triggered if pre-set limits are exceeded. A real-time plot of input v/s output levels can be displayed and the results logged to a destination folder anywhere on the network. A log file analyzer can rebuild the original plot for easy readout of historical measurements.

    • Stereo to 5.1 Upmixing
    • When broadcasting a mix of stereo and 5.1 audio content, it can be disturbing to viewers when the surround field collapses back to stereo and vice-versa. The unit can be set to detect stereo only content and automatically upmix to 5.1 in order to maintain a constant surround experience. Existing 5.1 content will pass untouched.

    • System Integration

    All system parameters are remotely accessible allowing the unit to be integrated and remotely operated by broadcast control systems. An advanced built-in Event Management tool allows the remote loading of parameter presets either by hotkeys on the optional X*AP RM1 remote panel, by 8 onboard GPI/O’s or even by network commands using the Ember+™ control protocol. This helps users to apply individual processing to their programs, a key feature for well-managed loudness control to effectively accommodate compliant and none compliant audio.

    • Web Configuration

    A web interface allows easy and intuitive setup and configuration from anywhere in your network. Most parameters are based on the principle of “set and forget” so with a small number of initial settings, the unit can be up and running on air in minutes. On screen metering and measurements are available for easy reference and a dedicated “mobile” UI is aimed specifically at smaller displays such as tablets or smartphones.

    • Interfaces and System Security

    Audio I/O’s range from on board native AES3 to optional 3G SDI including video delay, MADI, Dante™ audio over IP and analog. Power fail bypass relays are fitted as standard and with dual redundant PSU’s and SNMP integration, the unit ensures maximum operational safety and peace of mind for today’s critical 24/7 broadcast or content delivery facilities.

    D*AP8 TAP EDITION Feature Set
    D*AP8 TAP EDITION Feature Set

    Key Features:

    D*AP8 TAP EDITION Processing Block Diagram
    D*AP8 TAP EDITION Processing Block Diagram
    • Level Magic™ loudness management according to: ITU-R BS.1770 (all revisions), EBU R128, ATSC A/85, ARIB TR-B32, Free TV OP-59 and Portaria 354
    • Spectral Signature™ dynamic EQ
    • 5 band parametric EQ
    • Dynamics with compressor and expander/gate
    • Surround Upmix functionality
    • Fail over with signal loss detection and automatic Upmix
    • Voice Over functionality
    • Optional audio encoding & decoding: Dolby® Digital Plus, Dolby® Digital, Dolby® E, Pro Logic II, AAC, HE-AAC v1/2
    • Dolby® Metadata generation, processing and emulation
    • Optional loudness logging software (J*AM)
    • On board interfaces: 4x AES/EBU I/O, Sync in, Sync out, Metadata I/O, 8 GPI/O
    • I/O modularity via 2 interface slots (e.g., 2 SDI streams)
    • Optional embedded audio management (max. 2 SDI streams)
    • Ethernet connectivity for setup and control via web browser
    • External control via network or GPI/Os
    • Power-fail bypass relays
    • 19”, 1RU device, redundant PSU

    Versions & Options

    • D*AP8 TAP EDITION: D*AP8 base unit plus TAP feature set
    • X*AP RM1: hardware remote control linked via Ethernet
    • Option Board 16ch SDI I/O (3G/HD/SD)
    • Option Board 4ch analog I/O
    • Option Board 8ch analog Out
    • Option Board 8ch AES/EBU I/O
    • Option Board 16ch Dante™ Audio over IP
    • Option Board 16ch MADI I/O
    • Option Board Dolby® D / D+ / E decoder, Pro Logic II (Dec/Enc), Dolby® metadata emulation
    • Option Board Dolby® D / D+ / AAC / HE-AAC encoder
    • Option Board Dolby® E encoder

    Applications

    All Jünger Loudness control / - Management devices from all product lines share a neat feature: The gathered measurement data is made available for downstream measurement applications via Ethernet. Learn more about at Measurement and Logging Software Tools.

    • Jünger Application Manager - J*AM
      System: MS Windows™
      download (ZIP, 23.4 MB)
      Changelog 2.10.10.40638 (2017-06-14):

      Changes 2.10.10.40638:

      • Added support for V*AP v2.0.1

      Changes 2.10.9.39391:

      • Added new Loudness Meter
      • Added numeric adjustable loudness integration range for Analyzer
      • Fixed Log Port renaming update
      • Fixed performance issue
      • Improved stability

    Product Brief

    Manual

    Firmware

    • D*AP8 FLX / TAP EDITION / CODEC EDITION rel_dap8_mei_5_1_2.zip download (ZIP, 39.1 MB)
      Changelog 5.1.2 (2017-03-17):

      Firmware for D*AP8 FLX, TAP EDITION and CODEC EDITION

      Changes 5.1.2:

      • fixed (Backup/Restore) coprocessor, watermarking and measurement were missing in preset restore filter list

      Changes 5.1.0:

      • new feature (Dante) Dante firmware version updated - device is now prepared for AES67 mode operation
      • new feature (Audio) Spectral Signature can now be set to manual freeze to stop it from reacting on unwanted audio signals or make use of it as a static equalizer
      • new feature (XAP) automatically reconnects after network drop out or power down (XAP firmware update required!)
      • new feature (XAP) automatic IP-conflict detection and warning (XAP firmware update required!)
      • new feature (Web UI) Dante locked status and AES67 mode shown on Dante interface status page
      • new feature (DOLBY) Cat1100 firmware 3.0.0.0 supported
      • improved (Web UI) routing matrix scaling permanently enabled
      • improved (Web UI) X*AP enable checkboxes greyed out for Remote Hotkeys greater than eight
      • fixed (JDSPA) system is no longer trying to fetch parameters from JDSPA if only the bootloader and no firmware is present
      • fixed (Web UI) integrated output loudness was not shown in measurement
      • fixed (Web UI) time and date are no longer restored from backup file
      • fixed (Web UI) issue when setting crosspoints in Google Chrome

      Changes 5.0.3 r3:

      • added factory default presets file to firmware package please see enclosed ‘how to’ guide for restore instructions

      Changes 5.0.3 r2:

      • added new manual to zip file

      Changes 5.0.3:

      • new feature (Audio) added Fail Return time to Surround Detector in Upmix
      • new feature (Audio) Fail Over Wait and Return times increased to a maximum of 120 seconds

      • improved (Firmware) stability after firmware update process
      • fixed (Audio) problem with surround detection in Upmix
      • fixed (Audio) problem with failover feeding the Upmix
      • fixed (Web UI) minor glitches when minimizing On Air windows
      • fixed (System) gateway setting is no longer reset on restore factory defaults if IP reset is deselected

      Changes: 5.0.2:

      • fixed (Web UI) problem when switching between Spectral Signature tab and other browser tabs

      Changes 5.0.1:

      • new feature (Audio) FM Conditioner with four independent stereo programs is now available for D*AP8 (JDSPA-Coprocessor hardware option board and license required)
      • new feature (Watermarking) GfK Watermarking encoder is now available (JDSPA-Coprocessor hardware option board and license required)
      • new feature (Audio) Level Magic is now equipped with a response boost function that temporarily increases its reaction to incoming high level signals - please refer to the manual for details
      • new feature (Audio) Level Magics initial response to already normalized audio material was significantly improved
      • new feature (Audio) Level Magic is now equipped with an automatic Clear Processing History function that resets the system on long periods of disrupted audio. Please note, Below Threshold Mode needs to be set to Release
      • new feature (Mobile UI) configurable button matrix (please see Mobile UI side menu)
      • new feature (System) the real time clock can now be synchronized to NTP time servers

      • improved (Web UI) added comment to latency compensation setup
      • fixed (System) occasionally empty system log
      • fixed (Measurement) peak hold problem in aux and monitor meter
      • fixed (Web UI) changed routing matrix naming from Sub to LFE
      • fixed (Web UI) minor handling issues in remote hotkey list
      • fixed (Web UI) display issue in bypass events in case of short program names
      • fixed (Web UI) text in quotation marks are no longer deleted at Trigger Equations page
      • fixed (Backend) unnecessary device reboot in rare cases when loading web UI in several browsers at the same time

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