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WORLD NEWS Expanding R&D team N UGEN Audio, creators of intuitive tools for audio professionals, has extended its research and development capabilities with two new software engineers, Myk Emett and Adel Salman. The new team members join NUGEN Audio as the company prepares to introduce an expanded range of new products. The Other Planet launches with Quantel Newly launched facility, The Other Planet, based in central Leeds, is rapidly establishing itself as one of the top post facilities in the North East of England. The Other Planet, put together by three ex-ITV employees, Judy Lysaght, Andy Bell and Phil Bedwell, is now leading the area’s post-production industry by working on the majority of primetime television dramas produced in the North of England. The Other Planet operates on two Quantel eQ editing systems, both upgraded to the latest V5 software. They are also in the process of completing seven additional multipurpose rooms and a dubbing theatre used for wet or dry hire. “With their backgrounds in games development and software emulation of musical instruments, Myk and Adel provide the cross-disciplinary mix of skills and perspectives that we look for at NUGEN Audio,” said Jon Schorah, creative director of NUGEN Audio. “Broad-based skills and real-world experience feeds into the renowned usability of our products. Our approach to product design puts a premium on making things work the way audio professionals find natural, so that they can get great results immediately, without having to read a user guide.” Following the success of NUGEN Audio’s VisLM, the industry’s first EBU and ATSC standard-compliant loudness metering plug-in, the company’s development roadmap includes upcoming product launches of solutions for 5.1 mixing, upmixing, and surround sound to add to its current roster of tools for audio analysis, loudness metering, mixing/mastering, and tracking. TV-BAY MAGAZINE | 15 TV-BAY067JUL12.indd 15 05/07/2012 22:23