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Freedom Communications adds Linear Acoustic solutions for 5.1 surround

Standardizing DTV audio processing across its eight-station Broadcast Television Division, Freedom Communications has chosen a range of Linear Acoustic audio processing products to provide consistent 5.1-channel audio and streamline workflow.

In addition to New York State’s capital region duopoly of WRGB and WCWN in Schenectady, NY, Linear Acoustic has delivered AEROMAX 5.1, AERO.air (5.1) and AERO.one processors to Freedom Broadcast stations WWMT in Kalamazoo, MI, and WLAJ in Lansing, MI; WPEC in West Palm Beach, FL; WTVC in Chattanooga, TN; KFDM in Beaumont, TX; and KTVL in Medford, OR. KFDM also received a L.A.M.B.D.A. professional digital audio and metadata monitor.

The solutions reformat all stereo programming to 5.1 channels. The company’s upMAX algorithm can be operated in automatic mode or enabled manually to generate 5.1 audio from stereo programming. Ingested 5.1-channel content is automatically passed through by the Linear Acoustic AutoMAX-II auto-detection algorithm.