Pinguin manufactures and publishes reference audio software products for professional audio and video applications. The company started to design software for measuring audio quality parameters in 1989. They were the first who implemented highest precision peak and spectral metering for digital proaudio systems since the birth of the CD. Their technical solutions were realized on industry standard PC and MAC platforms and support the same product family till today.
In the 90's the PINGUIN Audio Multimeter products were used mainly in the best international mastering houses for visual quality check. From 2000 onwards Pinguin's new 365/24 logger software found its way into most of the Eeuropean public radio broadcasting stations, supported the introduction of standardized loudness metering and helped the paradigm change to loudness based leveling. Pinguin created customized versions to optimize workflows on demand.
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Pinguin Research & Development
The R&D department covers two research topics: sound field analysis and recreation with a focus on multi-channel spatial acoustics. By being an active member of international standard committees of ITU and EBU the company paves the way for better sounding broadcasts on one side and hyper-natural environmental simulation solutions for postpro and installation business. OEM business with own patented IP is also on PINGUIN's service menu.
Long-term research led to a comprehensive library of acoustic fingerprints. Those 3D fingerprints simulate natural ambiences in a unique way: 3D Audio.
Pinguin created solutions for advanced 3D Audio entertainment systems in cinemas and cars. The company designed in 2005 the immersive, acoustical lab (called "3D Akustikprojektor") as a mobile construction for simulating ambiences and holds the patent for AuroMatic® method. (an upmixer from mono/stereo to latest immersive audio formats including height channels, eg. Auro3D)
The Pinguin Studios
Studio 1 is a hybrid analogue post-production facility for stereo and 5.1-surround. A SSL 48ch Duality console with a STAGETEC Nexus converter/matrix exhibits the best workflow even for huge sessions in different formats.
Studio 2 is the digital post-production studio for 3D sound formats like Auro3D. At the same time it serves as a 3D laboratory for R&D projects. Pinguin is capable of converting given audio material to any current format, including the Auro-3D® format.
Up-mixing any input format to 3D audio is either a fully or half automated process and can be done in many efficient ways. Moreover Pinguin can record channel intensive live concerts for various budgets for native, immersive audio productions.
The company has extensive experiences and the required infrastructure for handling complex music productions and creating CD/DVD/Blue-Ray as well as streaming masters. All studio work is done by a quality-conscious team, meeting highest standards, caring for accuracy, always the best result in mind.