TransLanTech Sound was conceived in 1992 in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, when two long-time radio engineers – who happened to be roommates – began speculating about the problem of excess compression in the signals of the hottest stations in New York City. Jim Huste was then the chief engineer at WYNY-FM 103.5, and David Reaves was CE at Z100 (WHTZ) in Secaucus, NJ.
Six years (and four stations) later, the conversation took a more serious turn when the two friends formed TransLanTech Sound, dedicated to improving the sound of FM radio. Existing client stations WBGO-FM and 104.6 RTL in Berlin were brought into the new company, and new contracts were signed with stations in the US, the UK, and Austria.
In the first years, TLT specialized in bringing the big “American” sound to stations in Europe by fine-tuning audio processors already in the market. But Jim and David were often frustrated by the quality of audio these devices could produce, and in 2001, they introduced their own solution in the Ariane Stereo Audio Leveler. This powerful multiband RMS processor won a Radio World Cool Stuff Award in its first year and has been installed in nearly 300 FM and AM stations in Europe and North America.
The Ariane Sequel made its debut at NAB-2005 in Las Vegas and was awarded a Radio Magazine Pick Hit Award. This completely digital processor continues to deliver the same great gain and stereo image control as the original analog device to broadcasters throughout the world. Its audio processing algorithm can also be found in the DSPXtra from BW Broadcast.
At the end of 2011, David left TransLanTech to pursue other interests, and Jim continues to operate the company and to provide service and support to customers around the world. Today, TLT has dealer representation in eight countries on four continents and is proud to be a part of some of the most dynamic broadcasting in the world, making things sound better.
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