Audio Restoration VST

Top 27 Audio Restoration VST plugins 2020

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We have collected for you the top 27 VST plugins Audio Restoration according to PluginBoutique.

VST list navigation:

  1. RX 7 Elements
  2. iZotope RX 7 Standard Audio Repair Suite
  3. DeVerberate 2
  4. ERA 4 Noise Remover
  5. ERA 4 Reverb Remover
  6. SoundSoap+ 5
  7. iZotope RX 7 Advanced Audio Repair Suite
  8. NR800 Noise Reduction Processor HD
  9. ERA 4 Bundle Pro
  10. Dialogue Match
  11. ERA 4 Voice Leveler
  12. Vocal Remover
  13. UNFILTER
  14. ERA 4 Bundle Standard
  15. IDC Instant Dialogue Cleaner
  16. UNVEIL
  17. NR800 Noise Reduction Processor Native
  18. AudioLava
  19. Restoration Suite 2
  20. SoundSoap 5
  21. ERA 4 Plosive Remover
  22. SoundSoap Solo 5
  23. ERA-D
  24. Sonnox Oxford DeNoiser
  25. ERA 4 De-Clipper
  26. Sonnox Oxford DeClicker
  27. Sonnox Oxford DeBuzzer

1. RX 7 Elements

by iZotope

RX 7 Elements

Introducing RX 7 Elements: Essential Audio Repair at an Affordable Price

RX Elements is the perfect introduction to the world of audio repair, offering essential tools to remove noise, clipping, clicks, and other problems that plague small studios. Get four of our best repair tools, a standalone audio editor, and the brand new Repair Assistant at an affordable price. If you’re just getting started in the world of home recording or need a quick fix for problematic production audio, RX Elements is your go-to solution.

New to version 7 is the game-changing Repair Assistant, an intelligent helper that can detect and repair noise, clipping, clicks, sibilance and more, letting you solve common audio issues faster than ever.

Perfect for home musicians and podcasters on a budget

  • Includes standalone audio editor with spectral editing
  • Get instant audio repair solutions with Repair Assistant
  • Remove unwanted background noise with Voice De-noise plug-in 
  • Eliminate clicks and pops with De-click plug-in
  • Remove buzz and grounding issues with De-hum plug-in
  • Fix clipped audio takes with De-clip plug-in

Standalone editor with intelligent processing

More than a plug-in suite, RX Elements also gives you a standalone editor that offers beautiful, informative visualization, intelligent repair with machine learning, and a compliment of useful audio tools. Using the brand new Repair Assistant, RX Elements analyzes your audio and automatically detects noise, clicks, pops, and more. It can even offer you different processing suggestions and lets you audition results in real time at different intensity levels. For those looking to dive deeper, you get access to four powerful audio repair processors, along with other utilities such as fade, gain, stereo, and phase controls, as well as VST and AU plug-in support.

Industry leading repair tools for small studios

Get four of our most essential tools for fixing problems that would otherwise ruin a recording.  Reduce background room noise, amp hiss, and other ambient issues with Voice De-noise, fix distortion caused by clipping at your mic preamp with De-clip, take out ground hum and other tonal noise with De-hum, and handle clicks, pops, and other artifacts with De-click. With RX Elements, high quality production audio is now within your reach.  

Features

Repair Assistant

Representing the latest advances in iZotope’s assistive audio technology, Repair Assistant is a game-changing intelligent audio repair tool that can detect noise, clipping, clicks, and more. Solve common audio issues faster than ever, simply by selecting the type of material (music, dialogue, other) and letting RX Elements analyze the audio. Repair Assistant then offers its processing suggestion at three different intensities (light, medium, or aggressive) to help give you the best result. Review and audition different suggestions, hit render, and let RX Elements do the rest for you!

RX Audio Editor standalone application

Visually identify audio problems with the spectrogram view then use familiar image editing tools to fix the issue.

Voice De-noise

Finely tuned for vocals and dialogue, reduce unwanted steady state or evolving background noise like refrigerator hum, air conditioning noise, and amp hiss. 

De-clip

Repair digital and analog clipping artifacts to restore distorted audio. 

De-click

Clean up vinyl clicks, mouth noise, and soften up clicky bass guitars with the new low latency De-click algorithm.

De-hum

Remove ground loop hum and line noise.

System Requirements

Operating Systems:

  • Mac: OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion – macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • PC: Win 7 – Win 10

Plugin Formats:

  • Standalone Application, Modules: AAX (64–bit), AU, RTAS (32–bit), VST, VST3

Supported Hosts:

  • Audition CC 2018, Ableton Live 9–10, Cubase 9.5, Digital Performer 9, Final Cut Pro X*, FL Studio 12, Logic Pro X, Nuendo 8, Premiere Pro CC 2018, Pro Tools 10–12, Reaper 5, Reason 10, Studio One 3–4

*RX 7 is intended to be used as Final Cut Pro X’s default audio editor.


2. iZotope RX 7 Standard Audio Repair Suite

by iZotope

iZotope RX 7 Standard Audio Repair Suite

Introducing RX 7 Standard: Audio Repair for Music and Post Production

Used on countless albums, movies, and TV shows to restore damaged, noisy audio to pristine condition, RX 7 is a complete toolkit for audio cleanup and restoration needs. Visually identify and repair problems with the standalone RX Audio Editor application, or use the plug-ins in real time in your favourite DAW or NLE.

RX 7 Standard introduces new features and workflows that allow you to easily edit, repair, and restore audio to pristine condition both in post and music production. Instantly fix clicks, pops, hum, noise with Repair Assistant, rebalance music or isolate vocals with Music Rebalance, and surgically fix dialogue and musical performances using the editor or plug-ins.

Perfect for music and smaller post-production studios

  • Includes everything in RX Elements
  • Isolate and remove vocals or rebalance mix elements with Music Rebalance
  • Independently adjust time and pitch with Variable Time and Variable Pitch
  • Eliminate noise issues with the magic of Spectral Repair 
  • Remove instrument mic bleed with the De-bleed module
  • Easily fix vocal issues like sibilance, breath, and mouth clicks
  • Instantly repair multiple files at once with Composite View

Rebalance the musical elements of a mix

Are the vocals too quiet or the drums too loud? Can’t find the original stems to your song? With Music Rebalance, no mix is “final.” Using an algorithm trained with machine learning, Music Rebalance can intelligently identify vocals, bass, percussion, and other instruments and allows you to individually enhance or isolate elements of a stereo audio track, making remastering without multi tracks possible.

Isolate or remove vocals from your song

Not only can Music Rebalance be used to adjust the levels of musical elements in a mix, but it can also make once-impossible workflows like vocal isolation and vocal removal from a stereo mix a reality. In RX 7 Standard, you can easily extract an entire vocal performance from other musical elements or even remove the vocals, leaving only the instrumental elements.

Features

Music Rebalance [Standard & Advanced Only]

Music Rebalance is a powerful tool that intelligently identifies vocals, bass, percussion, and other instruments in a mix and allows for independent gain adjustment of each element—you can even isolate or remove vocals. Drums too loud? Vocals not loud enough? Are other instruments too present or is percussion not punchy enough? With Music Rebalance, you can easily reanimate a mix, create instrumental versions of songs by removing the vocal elements, or even isolate the vocal to prepare a remix without having access to individual tracks or stems. Also available as an AudioSuite plug-in.

Repair Assistant

Representing the latest advances in iZotope’s assistive audio technology, Repair Assistant is a game-changing intelligent repair tool that can detect noise, clipping, clicks, and more. Solve common audio issues faster than ever, simply by selecting the type of material (music, dialogue, other) and letting RX 7 Standard analyze the audio. Repair Assistant then offers different processing suggestions to help give you the best result, as well as three different intensities (light, medium, or aggressive) for each. Review and audition different suggestions, hit render, and let Repair Assistant do the rest for you!

Quickly repair these common issues in just 3 clicks:

  • Noisy recordings
  • Mouth clicks and pops
  • Clipped audio 
  • …and more!

Spectral Repair

Surgically remove noise issues that can ruin an otherwise flawless performance. Instantly paint away recording issues like air conditioners, fret noise, outdoor traffic, cell phones, and mic bumps in a matter of seconds. Perfect for home recording studios and live performances where ambient noise is an issue.

Composite View

The RX 7 Standard audio editor includes Composite View, which allows you to bring in up to 16 individual audio tracks and edit them as if they were one, easily addressing audio issues that appear across multiple microphones.

Variable Time [Standard & Advanced Only]

Adjust the time stretch amount of an audio selection without altering its pitch.

Variable Pitch [Standard & Advanced Only]

Adjust the pitch of an audio selection while preserving the time and length.

De-bleed

Remove headphone bleed from an acoustic guitar track, click track bleed from a vocal take, and fix other signal bleed issues.

De-ess

Tame overly aggressive sibilance. The new Spectral De-ess mode transparently attenuates sibilance with iZotope’s Spectral Shaping technology.

Mouth De-click

Remove distracting mouth noise with the new low-latency Mouth De-click.

Voice De-noise

Fine-tuned for vocal application, reduce unwanted steady state or changing background noise like air conditioning, refrigerator hum, and amp hiss.

De-plosive

Transparently repair unwanted plosives with a single click.

Spectral De-noise

Attenuate amp buzz, tape hiss, and other unwanted steady state background noise.  

De-click

Clean up vinyl clicks, soften up click-y bass guitars and more. The new low-latency algorithm enables you to use De-click right within your DAW or NLE without introducing sync issues.

De-clip

Repair digital and analog clipping artefacts to restore distorted audio. 

De-hum

Remove ground loop hum and line noise.

System Requirements

Operating Systems:

  • Mac — OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion (Pro Tools 10 only), 10.9.5 Mavericks – macOS 10.15 (64-bit only)
  • PC — Win 7 – Win 10

Plug-in Formats:

  • Standalone Application, Modules: AAX, AU, RTAS, VST, VST3

Supported Hosts:

  • Audition CC 2018, Ableton Live 9 – 10, Cubase 9.5, Digital Performer 9, Final Cut Pro X*, FL Studio 12, Logic Pro X, Nuendo 8, Premiere Pro CC 2018, Pro Tools 10 – 12, Reaper 5, Reason 10, Studio One 3 – 4

*RX 7 is intended to be used as Final Cut Pro X’s default audio editor.


3. DeVerberate 2

by Acon Digital

DeVerberate 2

The new DeVerberate 2 — now with Early Reflections Filter

DeVerberate is a reverb reduction plug-in that can attenuate or boost the reverberation that is already present in recorded material. The novel real-time algorithm works equally well with mono as with stereo recordings and splits the incoming audio into an estimation of the direct sound and the reverberated sound which can then be recombined freely. The improvement process can be monitored visually using the spectral representations of the input and output signal as well as of the estimated reverberation.

DeVerberate 2 introduces a new and unique Early Reflections Filter that works in conjunction with the late reverb suppression found in version 1. The Early Reflections Filter uses sophisticated statistical methods to estimate the so called impulse response of the early reflections. The impulse response is then utilized to calculate an inverse filter that cancels out the effect of the early reflections.

Use Cases

  • Improve dialog and location sound
  • Forensic specialists can improve speech intelligibility
  • Attenuate reverberation in existing recordings
  • Boost the natural reverberation in existing recordings
  • Change the perceived distance in a mix by changing the balance between the direct sound and the reverberation

Acon Digital DeVerberate is available for both Windows (PC) and OS X (Macintosh). Both 32 and 64 bit versions are available, and the plug-in formats VST, VST3, AAX and Audio Units (OS X only) are supported.

Features

Platforms and Plugin Formats

  • Available as VST, VST3 or AAX plug-in on PC (Windows)
  • Available as VST, VST3, AAX or AU plug-in on Apple Macintosh (OSX)
  • Native 32 bit and 64 bit versions are available
  • Supports sampling rates up to 96 kHz

Acon Digital DeVerberate

  • Separate adjustments of the direct sound and the reverberation levels
  • Manual adjustment of the decay time of the original reverberation
  • Early reflections filter
  • Frequency spectrum representation of the of the following signals: Input signal, Output signal, Estimated reverberation
  • Frequency emphasis filter for the the reduction level
  • High and low shelving filters with variable slopes (-3 to -96 dB / octave)
  • High and low peak filters with adjustable bandwidth (0.1 to 3.0 octaves)
  • Graphical representation of frequency response
  • Editing of filter settings through handles in the frequency response curve
  • EUCON and full Pro Tools HW controller support

System Requirements

PC Version (Windows)

  • Windows 7 / 8.x / 10
  • Intel Core i3 or AMD multi-core processor (Intel Core i5 or faster recommended)
  • 1366 x 768 display resolution (1920 x 1080 or higher recommended)
  • 1 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • 1 GB free HD space
  • VST2, VST3 or AAX native compatible host

Macintosh Version (OS X)

  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • 1 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • 1 GB free HD space
  • VST2, VST3, AU or AAX native compatible host

4. ERA 4 Noise Remover

by accusonus

ERA 4 Noise Remover

High-Quality Noise Removal in Seconds

Background noise is the most common problem in audio and video recordings. Use the ERA Noise Remover to easily reduce or completely remove unwanted background noise such as computer fans, air-conditioners, electric hum & hiss or other sonic artifacts.

The ERA Noise Remover is a multi-patented, single knob denoise plugin that allows you to clean up your noisy recordings faster and easier than ever. Get instant results with the turn of a simple dial. The new version has an improved noise processing engine, an updated elegant UI and a new button that optimizes detection for electric noises such as hum/buzz.

For more in-depth noise suppression, accusonus have added 5 buttons that allow you to focus processing on a specific part of the frequency spectrum: (i) all-frequencies, (ii) high-frequencies, (iii) low-frequencies, (iv) high & low frequencies and (v) mid frequencies.

Whether you are:

  • A podcaster looking for a fast and easy way to improve the audio quality of your podcast
  • A videographer that is regularly required to fix audio but doesn’t want to touch a parametric equalizer ever again
  • A bedroom producer recording in non ideal conditions using budget recording equipment or
  • A post production engineer struggling to meet deadlines

The ERA Noise Remover will help you get hassle-free high-quality results! The ERA Noise Remover is designed to reduce not just noise, but most importantly the effort and time required to get your audio right!

Features

  • Single knob operation
  • Simple and streamlined user interface
  • Automatic noise suppression
  • Precision-grade audio repair functionality
  • Uncompromised sound quality
  • Minimal CPU usage
  • Low latency
  • Resizable UI

System Requirements

Mac OS

  • Versions 10.10 or later
  • AU, VST, AAX Native (64-bit)
  • RAM: 2GB (minimum)
  • Hard Disk Space: 660MB (minimum)
  • Screen Resolution: 800×600 (minimum)
  • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz

Windows

  • Versions 7 (SP1) or later
  • VST, AAX Native (64-bit)
  • RAM: 2GB (minimum)
  • Hard Disk Space: 250MB (minimum)
  • Screen Resolution: 800×600 (minimum)
  • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz

Demo Trial

  • The trial for this product can be installed using the ERA Bundle installer. During the installation process, select ‘Noise Remover’ from the list of products.

5. ERA 4 Reverb Remover

by accusonus

ERA 4 Noise Remover

High-Quality Reverb Removal in Seconds

Unless you own a professional studio or feel comfortable recording in your wardrobe, it’s almost impossible to completely isolate your voice and get reverb-free audio results.

Reverb is the unavoidable result of room acoustics. It can make your audio sound distant, “echoey” or hollow. Get the first ever single-knob ERA Reverb Remover to quickly reduce excessive reverb and bring your sound into focus. Add clarity, clean up your dialogue or tighten up your musical performance simply by turning a knob.

For more control over reverb suppression, accusonus have added 5 buttons that allow you to focus processing on a specific part of the frequency spectrum: (i) all-frequencies, (ii) high-frequencies, (iii) low-frequencies, (iv) high & low frequencies and (v) mid frequencies. With a new elegant UI and an automatic gain compensation, the new ERA Reverb Remover makes a previously impossible task as simple as it gets.

Whether you are:

  • A podcaster looking for a fast and easy way to improve the audio quality of your podcast
  • A videographer that is regularly required to fix audio but doesn’t want to touch a parametric equalizer ever again
  • A bedroom producer recording in non ideal conditions using budget recording equipment
  • A post production engineer struggling to meet deadlines
  • A vlogger with a low budget equipment…

…the ERA Reverb Remover will help you get hassle-free quality results!

Features

  • Single knob operation
  • Simple and streamlined user interface
  • Automatic dereverberation
  • Precision-grade audio repair functionality
  • Uncompromised sound quality
  • Minimal CPU usage
  • Resizable UI

System Requirements

Mac OS

  • Versions 10.10 or later
  • AU, VST, AAX Native (64-bit)
  • RAM: 2GB (minimum)
  • Hard Disk Space: 660MB (minimum)
  • Screen Resolution: 800×600 (minimum)
  • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz

Windows

  • Versions 7 (SP1) or later
  • VST, AAX Native (64-bit)
  • RAM: 2GB (minimum)
  • Hard Disk Space: 250MB (minimum)
  • Screen Resolution: 800×600 (minimum)
  • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz

Demo Trial

  • The trial for this product can be installed using the ERA Bundle installer. During the installation process, select ‘Reverb Remover’ from the list of products.

6. SoundSoap+ 5

by Antares

SoundSoap+ 5

Go Above & Beyond…

SoundSoap+ 5 provides several powerful additional controls for pinpoint accuracy in your audio restoration work, at an amazing value. Rescue your recordings from noise problems like air conditioners, traffic, fans, hiss, hum, clicks, pops, crackles, distortion/clipping, and low volume. 

SoundSoap+ 5 works as a plug-in inside your favorite media editing application or DAW, and on its own with the included standalone application for Mac or Windows. Discover more about the new enhancement and restoration controls included in SoundSoap+ 5.

SoundSoap Comparison

SoundSoap 5 is available in three different versions with SoundSoap+ 5 offering the full list of features below:

  • Automatic Noise Detection    
  • Recording    
  • Batch File Processing    
  • Remove Click/Crackle    
  • Declipper    
  • Broadband Noise Reduction    
  • Enhance    
  • Hum Reduction    
  • Preserve Voice    
  • Remove Rumble
  • Broadband Range Control
  • Downward Expander
  • Enhance Presets
  • Set Thresholds
  • Control Hum Harmonics
  • Low-Frequency Control
  • Hi-Frequency Control
  • Standalone ApplicationWorks in other apps as plug-in    
  • Save as MP3    

Treasured Moments Deserve Great Sound

Easily Fix & Share Your Videos

Graduations, birthday parties, family vacations, sporting events, pets… we record all sorts of special moments in our lives. These treasured memories should sound their best, and SoundSoap+ 5/VideoSoap make it easy to ensure your precious moments sound great. The sofware will even upload your clips to Facebook, Messaging, Email, and more.

SoundSoap+ 5 opens most popular media formats, including H.264, MPEG-4, WAVE, AIFF, AAC, MP3, FLAC and more. After cleaning, save to popular formats like M4V and AVI on Windows or M4V and MOV on Mac. On Mac, send your masterpiece with one click to popular destinations like Facebook, Vimeo, Email, Messaging, AirDrop, and more! SoundSoap+ even includes a Batch File Processor to automatically process any number of files. 

Perfect Wedding, Perfect Sound

Fix Common Noise Problems

Your wedding video captured the full experience of love, joy, anticipation, intimacy, fun, romance, and beauty on your wedding day. But it probably also captured some unwanted background noises. Perfect your wedding video easily with just a few clicks using SoundSoap+ 5 or VideoSoap.

Fans, air conditioners, traffic, rumbles, clicks, crackles, and tape hiss are just a few examples of noise pollution SoundSoap+ 5 can help eliminate. And, with its highly intelligent Learn Noise feature, SoundSoap+ 5 automatically detects the noise you want removed while leaving the rest of your audio intact. New in version 5, the SoundSoap+ 5 application analyzes and finds the noise for you automatically! And with the new SoundSoap+ 5, you can even control which frequencies noise reduction is applied to. 

On the Move…

Enhance Audio Like a Pro

Nothing shows off your wild side like your action camera. Unwanted hiss, rumble, clicks and other noises shouldn’t be part of the impression you leave. SoundSoap+ 5 and VideoSoap make it easy to clean up footage from action cameras and smartphones with just a few clicks. The software will even finish the job by uploading your masterpiece to Facebook, Messaging, Email, and more.

Often a recording needs more than just noise reduction, it also needs a little help to enhance frequencies and tone. Bring back sparkle and depth to your media using the Enhance control. 

Music Production

By itself or right inside Media Editing Apps like Logic, ProTools, Final Cut Pro…

SoundSoap+ 5 is an essential tool to have for anyone doing music production. When recording live instruments and vocals, there are many common problems such as background noises, hiss, hum, and distortion that SoundSoap+ 5 can easily fix, keeping your production sparkling clean. SoundSoap+ 5 works right inside most popular music production software, such as ProTools, Logic, Digital Performer, Nuendo, Cubase, and many others. 

SoundSoap+ 5 works where you work. Use SoundSoap+ 5 by itself using the included desktop application for Mac or Windows. Or, use it right inside your favorite media editing applications like Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere CC, ProTools, Logic X, Cubase, EDIUS, GarageBand, and others. SoundSoap+ 5 comes with VST, Audio Unit, AudioSuite, and AAX format plug-ins, and is fully 64-bit compatible so you can count on amazing performance in the latest apps.

Wiring is a common cause of electrical hum in recordings that can ruin an otherwise great recording.  SoundSoap+ 5 eliminates common electrical hum problems for US and non-US hum types.

Digital Music Collections

Record right into SoundSoap+ 5, Fix Pops, Clicks, and Crackles

SoundSoap+ 5 includes all the software you need to transfer your vinyl and/or cassette collection to digital without the pops, clicks, crackles, and hiss. SoundSoap+ lets you record high-quality digital audio files without needing a separate recording application. Create stunning restorations of your LPs and cassettes with just a few clicks- SoundSoap+ makes recording and cleaning effortless.

SoundSoap+ 5 also removes noises you encounter when working with Vinyl LP recordings like clicks, crackles, pops, and turntable motor rumble.  If you are digitizing an old LP collection, and want to get rid of the clicks and crackles – take a listen to what SoundSoap+ 5 can do (check out the audio demos by hovering your mouse arrow over the main product graphics and scrolling right).

Record audio straight into SoundSoap+ 5 – no need for a separate recording application! SoundSoap+ 5 supports recording to give you a seamless workflow, especially when recording noisy material. SoundSoap+ 5 supports high resolution recordings, up to 32-bits. 

Training + Industrial Videos

Get Dialogue Tracks Right – Fix Distortion & Low Volume

Whether you are producing training videos or demonstrating a product, audio problems in the dialogue will diminish the professional impact you want to make. Make sure you deliver high quality sounding videos and interviews using SoundSoap+ 5 or VideoSoap for easy-to-use audio cleaning.

Audio tracks too quiet? SoundSoap+ 5 features an advanced loudness maximizer to intelligently boost the volume of your audio tracks. SoundSoap+ 5′ digital signal processing algorithms increase the loudness of the audio without introducing distortion.

SoundSoap+ 5’ declipper produces stunning restorations of clipped audio. Automatically fix distortion on audio that was recorded too loud, using SoundSoap’s advanced digital signal processing algorithms that detect and restore clipped audio signals. And like the rest of SoundSoap, you don’t have to be an audio engineer to make it sound great – just turn it on! 

  • Easy as 1, 2, 3 – Simple to Use: SoundSoap+ 5 includes everything you need to record and clean your media files. Open the media to be cleaned, adjust the settings, and share the results. Its that easy! In most cases, only a few mouse clicks are needed for powerful results
  • All That You Need – Mac or PC: SoundSoap+ 5 works on Mac OS X or Windows 7/8 as a standalone application or plug-in, and supports most popular media file formats. Used on its own or right inside your favorite media editing software – SoundSoap+ 5 has your workflow covered.
  • Your Audio Engineer – Studio Sound: You own an amazing audio engineer when you own SoundSoap+ 5. SoundSoap+ 5 listens to the audio and intelligently fixes noise problems automatically, preserving the audio you want to hear

SoundSoap+ 5 – What’s New?

The easiest and most affordable restoration software just got easier! Soundsoap+ 5 includes groundbreaking new features like automatic noise detection, a graphical learn noise mode, metering, MP3, FLAC, improved hum removal, additional media playback controls, and more. And if you want even more control, check out SoundSoap+ 5, with innovative additional tools and controls.

Broadband Range

Control the range of frequencies where broadband noise reduction is applied – great for reducing artifacts and surgical placement of noise reduction in the spectrum. Click on the Wash Window to control the frequency range used for broadband noise reduction.

Downward Expander

SoundSoap+ includes a downward expander with adjustable compression ratio and threshold. This control is a very effective tool for reducing low-level noisy audio.

Enhanced Enhance

SoundSoap+ provides several additional tone enhancement controls for the multi-band compressor so you can have more control over which audio frequencies you want to bring out – great for enhancing vocals and action camera footage.

Not Ho-Hum

Usually audio with hum problems includes several harmonics of the fundamental hum frequency. SoundSoap+ lets you control the number of number of hum harmonics removed from the audio.

Highs & Lows

SoundSoap+ offers a control to cut high frequencies – useful for eliminating hiss and other high frequencies issues. You can also control the low-frequency cutoff for controlling rumble and other low-frequency issues.

Thresholds

SoundSoap 4 introduced the Track control to reduce the amount of noise reduction applied during louder parts of the audio. SoundSoap+ gives you control over the threshold setting used in the Track control, and the threshold setting used by the SoundSoap+ downward expander.

Features

  • Automatic noise detection* – SoundSoap analyzes media files automagically and will try to find the best location for learning noise. SoundSoap then automatically learns noise at this location rather than using a default, flat noise profile.
  • Set noise location* on the waveform display in the Media Window – move the vertical red indicator to learn noise at a new location in the media file.
  • Waveform display for video* – now you can toggle a view between video and the audio waveform display.
  • Improved hum removal – the hum removal algorithm has been greatly improved.
  • Enhanced media controls* – return to start, backward, and forward key commands.
  • FLAC and MP3 support*
  • Audio metering
  • Full Bypass* – the Power button on Media Window now bypasses all SoundSoap processing for true A/B comparing.
  • Reset* – reset all controls and the noise profile to their default settings

Note: * features available using application but not available to plug-in version

System Requirements

Mac:

  • Intel-based Mac
  • Mac OS X v.10.6 or higher for Audio Unit and VST plug-in, supporting both 32 and 64-bit formats
  • Standalone application requires Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks) or greater
  • AAX Native 64-bit for ProTools 11/12
  • 64-bit AudioSuite for ProTools 12
  • Fully compatible with Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) and 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • 2GB RAM minimum
  • 50MB storage available
  • Plug-in requires compatible Audio Unit, VST, AAX, or AudioSuite host application
  • Internet connection for product activation
  • Each serial code can be used to authorize two computers

Please Note:

  • Mac OS – Files with more than one stereo or mono audio track are not currently supported.  Supported file types for opening are determined by Apple’s AV Foundation framework
  • iOS users see VideoSoap

Windows:

  • Windows 7, 8, or 10
  • 1GHz or faster processor with SSE
  • 2GB RAM minimum
  • 50MB storage available
  • Plug-in requires compatible Audio Unit, VST, AAX, or AudioSuite host application
  • Internet connection for product activation
  • Each serial code can be used to authorize two computers

7. iZotope RX 7 Advanced Audio Repair Suite

by iZotope

iZotope RX 7 Advanced Audio Repair Suite

Introducing RX 7 Advanced: The Industry Standard for Audio Repair

For existing RX users, the following upgrade paths are also available:

  • RX 7 Advanced upgrade from RX 1-6 Advanced
  • RX 7 Advanced upgrade from RX 1-7 Standard
  • RX 7 Advanced upgrade from RX Elements or RX Plug-in Pack

Designed specifically for the demanding needs of post-production professionals, RX 7 Advanced continues to be the industry standard audio repair tool used on movies and TV shows to restore damaged, noisy audio to pristine condition. Trusted by the top audio pros around the world, RX 7 continues to lead advances in audio signal processing and machine learning that were once unimaginable.

RX 7 Advanced features exclusive tools that are used daily in professional post-production houses, including the revolutionary Dialogue Isolate, De-rustle, De-wind, and Spectral Repair. In RX 7, we focused on giving you even more control over audio, whether remodelling the performance of a line with Dialogue Contour, removing the reverb on dialogue with Dialogue De-reverb, or rebalancing music stems with Music Rebalance—all with multichannel support up to Dolby Atmos 7.1.2.

Perfect for post-production studios and facilities

  • Includes everything in RX 7 Standard
  • Remodel the performance of a line with Dialogue Contour
  • Remove the reverb on dialogue with Dialogue De-reverb
  • Repair multichannel audio up to 7.1.2
  • Reduce vocals in background music for clearer dialogue with Music Rebalance
  • Remove rustle from lav mics and other sources with De-rustle
  • Isolate dialogue from noisy backgrounds with Dialogue Isolate
  • Reduce intermittent low-end wind rumble with De-wind
  • Features machine learning tech and Advanced-only tools

The latest advances in machine learning

Years of research and innovations in machine learning allowed us to solve some of the most impossible repair issues in audio post production, those that in the past would have required re-recording. To process audio in RX 7, our trained algorithm makes around 100,000 decisions per second of audio about the amount of dialogue present in each pixel of the spectrogram. Advances in machine learning have allowed us to develop repair solutions for lavalier mic rustle, unwanted dialogue reverb, noisy dialogue backgrounds, vocal extraction, and vocal removal.

Features

Dialogue Contour [Advanced only]

Using Dialogue Contour, you can reshape the intonation of dialogue to rescue or improve a performance in post production. Dialogue Contour features pitch correction processing that is tailored to speech and designed to adjust the inflection of words within a phrase of dialogue that may not match or flow correctly with the rest of the dialogue in the clip.

Dialogue De-reverb [Advanced only]

Reduce or remove unwanted reverb from dialogue clips using an algorithm trained with machine learning and optimized to separate spoken dialogue from reverberant signal content. Rescue production audio with too much reverb to avoid ADR and save money.

Multichannel Support [Advanced only]

Tackle audio issues that appear in any or every surround channel effortlessly up to Dolby Atmos 7.1.2.

Music Rebalance

Music Rebalance is a powerful tool that intelligently identifies vocals, bass, percussion, and other instruments in a mix and allows for independent gain adjustment of each element—you can even isolate or remove vocals. Drums too loud? Vocals not loud enough? Are other instruments too present or is percussion not punchy enough? With Music Rebalance, you can easily re-animate a mix, create instrumental versions of songs by removing the vocal elements, or even isolate the vocal to prepare a remix without having access to individual tracks or stems. Also available as an AudioSuite plug-in.

In post-production, you can easily make room for dialogue by using Music Rebalance to bring down the vocal elements of any background song in a scene without having the stems.

Repair Assistant

Representing the latest advances in iZotope’s assistive audio technology, Repair Assistant is a game-changing intelligent repair tool that can detect noise, clipping, clicks, and more. Solve common audio issues faster than ever, simply by selecting the type of material (music, dialogue, other) and letting RX 7 Advanced analyze the audio. Repair Assistant then offers different processing suggestions to help give you the best result, as well as three different intensities (light, medium, or aggressive) for each. Review and audition different suggestions, hit render, and let Repair Assistant do the rest for you!

  • Quickly repair these common issues in just 3 clicks:
  • Noisy recordings
  • Mouth clicks and pops
  • Clipped audio 
  • Sibilance
  • and more!

New AudioSuite Plug-ins

Fix production audio without ever leaving your DAW (Pro Tools), saving time and money.

New AudioSuite Plug-ins Include:

  • Dialogue Isolate
  • De-rustle
  • Music Rebalance
  • Breath Control

Variable Time

Adjust the time stretch amount of an audio selection without altering its pitch.

Variable Pitch

Adjust the pitch of an audio selection while preserving the time and length.

De-rustle [Advanced only]

Developed with machine learning, De-rustle enables you to remove lavalier mic rustle from dialogue with a single click—an industry first!

Dialogue Isolate [Advanced only]

Developed with machine learning, Dialogue Isolate extracts dialogue from noisy environments with complex background sounds like clanging plates in a restaurant, traffic noise, and machinery.

De-wind [Advanced only]

Clean up intermittent low frequency wind rumble from location dialogue.

Composite View

Edit multiple files at once to fix problems picked up by multiple microphones or in multichannel files.

Mouth De-click

Remove distracting mouth noise with the new low latency Mouth De-click.

Spectral De-ess

Tame overly aggressive sibilance. The new Spectral De-ess mode transparently attenuates sibilance with iZotope’s Spectral Shaping technology.

De-bleed

Fix bleed problems in multi-mic’d situations, click track bleed, and other bleed issues.

Ambience Match [Advanced only]

Fill in consistent ambience beds under constructed sentences and ADR lines right from within Pro Tools AudioSuite.

EQ Match [Advanced only]

Impart the EQ profile of location dialogue to ADR with two clicks.

Spectral Repair

Visually paint away unwanted audio like ringing cell phones, birds, and scene-interrupting sirens.

Voice De-noise

Fine-tuned for vocals and dialogue, reduce unwanted steady state or changing background noise like air conditioning, refrigerator hum, and amp hiss.

Breath Control

Reduce or remove distracting breaths between words and phrases.

De-plosive

Transparently repair unwanted plosives with a single click.

Spectral De-noise

Attenuate amp buzz, tape hiss, and other unwanted steady state background noise. 
 
De-click

Clean up vinyl clicks, clocking errors, and more with the new low-latency De-click algorithm.

De-clip

Repair digital and analog clipping artifacts to restore distorted audio. 

De-hum: Remove ground loop hum and line noise.

System Requirements

Operating Systems:

  • Mac — OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion (Pro Tools 10 only), 10.9.5 Mavericks – macOS 10.15 (64-bit only)
  • PC — Win 7 – Win 10

Plug-in Formats:

  • Standalone Application, Modules: AAX, AU, RTAS, VST, VST3

Supported Hosts:

  • Audition CC 2018, Ableton Live 9 – 10, Cubase 9.5, Digital Performer 9, Final Cut Pro X*, FL Studio 12, Logic Pro X, Nuendo 8, Premiere Pro CC 2018, Pro Tools 10 – 12, Reaper 5, Reason 10, Studio One 3 – 4

*RX 7 is intended to be used as Final Cut Pro X’s default audio editor.


8. NR800 Noise Reduction Processor HD

by McDSP

NR800 Noise Reduction Processor HD

Note: This product is the HD version. You can purchase the Native version HERE.

The NR800 is a real-time noise reduction processor, useful for music production, post production, and live sound.

The NR800 operates with no internal latency and does not contaminate the original source material with artifacts such as those found by noise reduction plug-ins that utilize transform-based processing.

The NR800 operates on mostly broadband frequencies, but can also be focused in a narrow portion of the frequency spectrum using noise reduction focus points. A set of input filters and be configured with slopes up to 36 dB/Oct, and can be set at frequencies independent of noise reduction focus points.

Several noise reduction modes (NR Mode) are available to provide a range of smooth to aggressive noise reduction amounts. A Range control can be used to scale the overall noise reduction from 100% to 0% (off). A ‘x2’ mode will also double the noise reduction amounts in all bands, when less finely tuned adjustment is needed, or when noise problems are severe. The Response time controls how fast the noise reduction recovers from a ‘noise event’. An NR Bias selector allows different noise reduction amounts to be activated when ‘snapping’ the noise reduction gain and thresholds to the input signal.

Each of the 8 bands in the NR800 has a noise reduction amount fader and noise detection threshold marker, and the usual McDSP linking control capabilities from a master (M) and linked (L) control button paradigm. Each band may also be individually bypassed or soloed to audition incoming noise amounts.

Features

  • HPF and LPF pre-filtering
  • Eight bands of focusable noise reduction
  • Noise reductions modes and noise reduction bias
  • Snap Gain and Snap Threshold for fast setup
  • Overall noise reduction range and response control
  • McDSP Emmy Award-winning engineering

System Requirements

Mac:

  • OSX 10.8 or higher (64-bit only)

Windows:

  • Windows 7 or higher (32/64-bit)

Formats:

  • AAX Native
  • AU
  • VST

Platform Requirements:

  • AAX versions require Pro Tools 10.3.8 or higher, or Pro Tools 11.1.3 or higher
  • S6L versions require VENUE OS 5.2 or higher
  • AU versions recommended for Logic X, or higher
  • VST versions recommended for Cubase 7.x, 8.X, or higher, and Nuendo 6.5 or higher

Activation:

Please note: This product can be activated using iLok Cloud OR an iLok USB Dongle.


9. ERA 4 Bundle Pro

by accusonus

ERA 4 Bundle Pro

Say hi to the ERA Bundle Pro 4! Multi-patented next-generation audio repair tools that offer both fast and high-quality processing. As a professional in post and music production, you deal with impossible deadlines. accusonus’ smart tools will help you save tons of studio time by doing most of the work for you. Get access to the fastest repair technology for complex audio issues.

Whether one is a seasoned pro or just starting out, the ERA Bundle can help them hassle-free, quality results.

The ERA 4 Bundle Standard includes the following plugins:

ERA 4 De-Esser Pro

ERA De-Esser Pro is a sophisticated, yet fast and easy to use audio effect plug-in. It offers precision-grade de-essing and customizable audio repair functionality. Based on the multi-patented accusonus algorithms, De-Esser Pro simply works and allows for efficient sibilance removal from audio recordings.

Learn more about ERA 4 De-Esser Pro.

ERA 4 Noise Remover

Noise happens, but you don’t have to settle! Use the ERA Noise Remover to easily reduce or completely remove unwanted fans, air-conditioners, electric hum & hiss or any other background noise. It’s as simple as turning a single knob. 

Learn more about ERA 4 Noise Remover.

ERA 4 Plosive Remover

Plosives (or p-pops) usually occur due to non-ideal microphone placement and can sound really distracting. Turn the knob of the ERA Plosive Remover to instantly fix unnatural plosive thumps (such as “p”, “t” and “b”). Make your vocal and dialogue tracks sound great!

Learn more about ERA 4 Plosive Remover.

ERA 4 Voice Leveler

Gain inconsistencies are common in both audio and video recordings. They often happen as a result of intentional or unintentional speaker movement, non-ideal microphone positioning or heavy audio & video editing. Use this single-knob plugin to save yourself from hours of manual gain adjustments. 

Learn more about ERA 4 Voice Leveler.

ERA 4 De-Esser

Harsh sibilance can be very annoying both in dialogue and vocal recordings. The ERA De-Esser is an easy-to-use single-knob plugin that allows you to smooth out audio problems caused by excessive sibilance consonants (such as “s”, “z”, “ch”, “j” and “sh”). Improve the quality of your audio with a single knob.

Learn more about ERA 4 De-Esser.

ERA 4 De-Clipper

Clipping results from over-saturation and usually sounds like a harsh distortion. Looking at the loud parts of your waveform, you can see clippings as blocks of audio that are chopped off. Repair your clipped audio in seconds.

Learn more about ERA 4 De-Clipper.

ERA 4 Reverb Remover

Reverb is the unavoidable result of room acoustics. It can make your audio sound distant, “echoey” or hollow. Get the single-knob ERA Reverb Remover to quickly reduce excessive reverb and bring your sound into focus. Add clarity, clean up your dialogue or tighten up your musical performance. 

Learn more about ERA 4 Reverb Remover.

ERA-D

ERA-D focuses on just 2 things and does them exceptionally well. If you need deep and sophisticated de-noise and de-reverb processing, ERA-D is the right tool for you. ERA-D features two multi-patented algorithms and includes unique characteristics such as the dual channel mode (where you can use your secondary mic to improve the audio repair quality on your primary mic), or the intelligent joint mode (where the natural noise and reverb counter-interaction is taken into account).

Learn more about ERA-D.

System Requirements

Mac OS

  • Versions 10.10 or later
  • AU, VST, AAX Native (64-bit)
  • RAM: 2GB (minimum)
  • Hard Disk Space: 660MB (minimum)
  • Screen Resolution: 800×600 (minimum)
  • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz

Windows

  • Versions 7 (SP1) or later
  • VST, AAX Native (64-bit)
  • RAM: 2GB (minimum)
  • Hard Disk Space: 250MB (minimum)
  • Screen Resolution: 800×600 (minimum)
  • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz

10. Dialogue Match

by iZotope

Dialogue Match

A Revolution in Dialogue Editing

Exclusively for Pro Tools

The makers of RX bring you the next indispensable tool for post-production. Keep your audience in the moment with seamless dialogue recordings.

Dialogue Match Crossgrades

Tailor-fit Dialogue Tracks to Your Scene

Dialogue Match is a Pro Tools AudioSuite plug-in that learns the reverb, EQ, and ambience data of a dialogue recording. It can then apply the profile to any other dialogue recording, giving your scene audio consistency across multiple environments.

The Dialogue Match Story

In 2019, iZotope added the complete Exponential Audio product line of reverb plug-ins to our collection of audio software. Working with Exponential Audio founder and renowned reverb expert Michael Carnes, iZotope set out to cure the headache of fitting multiple dialogue recordings to a single scene, even when captured with different microphones and in different spaces. Enter Dialogue Match.

Dialogue Match doesn’t just introduce all-new reverb matching technology; it also combines our EQ and ambience matching tech with the superb engineering and sound quality of Exponential Audio reverbs. The result is a tool that extracts the environmental profile from one recording, and applies it directly onto another using the Exponential Audio reverb engine, reducing hours of tedious audio editing to mere seconds.

Dialogue Match is just the first example of what’s possible through the iZotope/Exponential Audio collaboration. With Michael Carnes as a part of our team dedicated to pushing the boundaries of digital audio production, iZotope are poised to deliver even more powerful and inspiring software innovations for music and post production.

How Dialogue Match Works

1. Capture the profile of your Reference file

2. Capture the profile of the file that needs editing

3. Tweak your effect settings and render

….

Why Dialogue Match?

Quickly Match Lavaliers to Booms

Add the space and ambience of a boom mic to the clarity and articulation of a lavalier without compromising on audio quality.

Automatically get ADR to Sit in the Mix

Studio-recorded dialogue performances can now instantly have the on-location sound to suit your production.

Match Localized Audio to Production

Apply the sonic profile of original dialogue to foreign language dubs in order to quickly complete localization projects.

Meet the Dialogue Match Modules

Traditionally, the process of matching audio clips recorded in different environments or captured using different microphones required hours of EQ tweaking and reverb crafting—until now. With the ability to instantly learn and transfer reverb, EQ, and ambience content between audio files, Dialogue Match helps maintain a sense of space and atmosphere between your scenes and keep your audience in the moment.

EQ

Dialogue Match uses iZotope’s powerful EQ matching mechanics in order to produce a comprehensive replica of your reference file’s spectral profile. Select a clip as a reference, then quickly match the tonal aspects of any piece of dialogue and apply it to another. The Dialogue Match EQ module includes:

  • Amount: Controls the dry/wet ratio for your processed audio file
  • Up to 8 frequency band nodes for sonic flexibility and versatility
  • 5 shapes for each band node: Bell, High Pass, High Shelf, Low Pass, and Low Shelf
  • Individual Enable/Bypass controls on each band node for easy A-to-B comparisons

Reverb

Combining the latest innovations in iZotope machine learning with beloved Exponential Audio reverbs, Dialogue Match’s Reverb module is an industry first. By analyzing the reflections in your audio files, Dialogue Match instantly generates a matching reverb preset to place both files in the same virtual space. You can refine the reverb using a number of intuitive parameter controls:

  • Independent Wet and Dry controls to balance your reverb tone
  • Bypass: Enables and disables the Reverb module
  • Early Reflections: Controls the Level (gain) and Time (length) of the first reverb reflections
  • Tail: Controls the Predelay, Level, Attack, and Time (length) of the reverb tail
  • Reverb types: Choose from Chamber, Hall, or Plate reflections to tailor the right reverb for your project
  • Output Filter: Offers high and low pass filtering for your reverb signal
  • Density: Colors your reverb for even more precise fine-tuning

Ambience

Dialogue Match leverages the power of RX’s ambience matching technology to capture and create a more comprehensive profile of your dialogue recordings. Achieve authentic noise floor parity across any number of audio files in two simple clicks.

By learning your file’s ambience data—background noise—in addition to EQ and reverb data, Dialogue Match creates a more detailed, comprehensive profile which can then be applied to your target files with more precision and accuracy. Complete with a spectrogram display and Trim slider, the Ambience module lets you dial in the final layer of realism to your actors’ performance for unparalleled depth and authenticity.

Features

Global Features

  • Advanced and Bypass controls for each module
  • Fully resizable UI
  • Save and load global Snapshots and Reference profiles
  • Spectral display for Reference and Apply To profiles

Reverb Module

  • Wet/Dry controls
  • Early Reflections Level
  • Early Reflections Time
  • Tail Attack
  • Tail Level
  • Tail Predelay
  • Tail Time
  • Chamber Reverb
  • Hall Reverb
  • Plate Reverb
  • Output Filter
  • Density Control

EQ Module

  • Dry/Wet controls
  • EQ nodes
  • Bell node shape
  • High Pass node shape
  • High Shelf node shape
  • Low Pass node shape
  • Low Shelf node shape

Ambience Module

  • Trim
  • Spectrogram display

System Requirements

Operating Systems:

  • Mac: OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks–macOS 10.14 Mojave
  • PC: Win 7–Win 10

Note: Dialogue Match does not yet support Catalina. iZotope plan on having support for this product in the near future. Compatibility testing for macOS 10.15 Catalina is ongoing. For now, iZotope recommend that users refrain from updating to maintain support eligibility.

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Plugin Formats:

  • AAX AudioSuite* (64–bit) only

Supported Hosts:

  • Pro Tools 11.x and later*

Important Note: Dialogue Match is only available as an AudioSuite for current versions of Pro Tools for offline processing. It is not currently supported for use in Media Composer, or any host application other than Pro Tools 11 or later.


11. ERA 4 Voice Leveler

by accusonus

ERA 4 Voice Leveler

Even Out Distracting Volume Differences In Your Voice Recordings INSTANTLY

Gain inconsistencies are common in both audio and video recordings. They often happen as a result of unintentional speaker movement, non-ideal microphone positioning or heavy audio & video editing.

Instead of spending hours on manual gain adjustments, use the new ERA Voice Leveler to normalize the volume levels of speech or dialogue recordings in seconds, without leaving your DAW or NLE environment.

The ERA Voice Leveler, is a single knob tool that uses new patent-pending algorithms to automatically detect audio level problems in voice recordings and correct them in real-time.

Are you a podcaster, videographer, vlogger, dialogue editor or post production engineer? The ERA Voice Leveler will help you save time and you will be able to focus on the creative side of your work.

Apart from the “Normal” mode, the Voice Leveler also has a “Tight” mode that results in a more focused “radio” sound. This helps your dialogue tracks to stand out from the background music or effects. This is especially useful in cases such as audio and video ads, podcasts, vlogs, etc.

In addition, the Voice Leveler features a unique “Emphasis” mode. This automatically detects problems in tonal balance of voice recordings. Such problems can for example happen when a speaker is not directly facing the microphone or has moved significantly from the mic between takes/scenes. When the “Emphasis” mode is engaged it allows you to apply subtle processing to compensate for those spectral disparities and ensure consistent tone and intelligibility.

Features

  • Single knob operation
  • Simple and streamlined user interface
  • Automatic level normalization
  • Input/output waveform view
  • Precision-grade audio repair functionality
  • Uncompromised sound quality
  • Resizable UI

System Requirements

Mac OS

  • Versions 10.10 or later
  • AU, VST, AAX Native (64-bit)
  • RAM: 2GB (minimum)
  • Hard Disk Space: 660MB (minimum)
  • Screen Resolution: 800×600 (minimum)
  • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz

Windows

  • Versions 7 (SP1) or later
  • VST, AAX Native (64-bit)
  • RAM: 2GB (minimum)
  • Hard Disk Space: 250MB (minimum)
  • Screen Resolution: 800×600 (minimum)
  • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz

Demo Trial

  • The trial for this product can be installed using the ERA Bundle installer. During the installation process, select ‘Voice Leveler’ from the list of products.

12. Vocal Remover

by 2nd Sense Audio

Vocal Remover

Vocal Remover Module of ReSample

Though named as Vocal Remover, the plugin is used for removing or extracting sound in a specified direction span from a stereo sound. If you use it to extract the centre vocal sound, it becomes centre vocal extractor. If you use it to remove the guitar sound on the left, it becomes side guitar remover.

System Requirements

Mac

  • OS X 10.8+ (32/64 bit)
  • VST 2.x (32/64 bit)
  • Audio Units (32/64 bit)
  • AAX Native (32/64 bit)

Windows

  • Windows 7+ (32/64 bit)
  • VST 2.x (32/64 bit)
  • AAX Native (32/64 bit)

13. UNFILTER

by Zynaptiq

UNFILTER

Adaptive Tonal Contour Linearization

UNFILTER is a real-time plug-in that removes filtering effects, such as comb filtering, resonance, or excessive equalization – effectively linearizing the frequency response of a signal automatically. UNFILTER can also apply a detected filter response to another signal, or export it to disk as an impulse response, and can even perform mastering grade adaptive, free-form, and graphic equalization. Whether you’re in music production, film post, game audio, broadcast, sound design, forensics, or engineering – UNFILTER makes time-consuming and often impossible tasks as effortless as adjusting one control.

Key Features:

  • Automatically detect and remove resonances, equalization, roll-offs and the effects of comb filtering from musical,  location, dialog and surveillance recordings.
  • Apply the measured filter response to other signals to place them in the same “acoustic world”.
  • Export the measured filter response to or import it from a linear- or minimum-phase impulse response file (WAV).
  • Mastering grade adaptive, free-form and graphic equalization.
  • Extremely steep 96dB/octave shelving high-pass filter.
  • Output limiter for unsupervised use in batch processing applications.
  • Highly time-efficient workflow and UI
  • For an overview of the use cases for UNFILTER in sound for picture, music production/mastering, sound design, broadcast or forensics, please have a look at the UNFILTER applications page.

Set It Straight

UNFILTER automatically detects resonances, EQ or filter effects – essentially any frequency response anomalies that aren’t part of the original signal. You can then remove these by simply adjusting one control, leaving the rest of the signal virtually untouched. As a result, previously problematic or unusable recordings can be made to sound good, and good recordings to sound great. In real-time, and with minimal effort, Zynaptiq-style.

Make It So

You can also apply the measured filter response from one recording to another – placing the two in the same acoustic “world”. Or you can create room-tone to fill editing gaps, by applying a measured filter response to noise. You can of course also store filter responses to disk as linear- or minimum-phase impulse response files, building a library of “colors” to have at your disposal any time. Whether you need to make ADR blend with production dialog, get one guitar snippet to sound like part of another, or create new sounds, UNFILTER makes this task fast and easy.

More Equal

UNFILTER is also an EQ. Three mastering grade EQs and an excellent high-pass filter, actually. For one, its (un-)filtering engine can function as an adaptive program equalizer that continuously adjusts itself while the audio is playing. This helps maintain a balanced spectrum when working with audio that changes over time, for example when streaming mixed music in broadcast applications. Secondly, UNFILTER sports a free-form EQ with various curve interpolation modes, from super-gentle slopes, through narrow notches, to brickwall steps. Thirdly, we added a streamlined 7-band graphic EQ for good measure. And finally, there’s a super-steep 96dB per octave shelving high-pass filter that removes low frequency rumble so efficiently you’ll forget that there was ever anything down there.

Rocket Science

How does UNFILTER do all that? Technically, it performs a real-time blind de-convolution, a cutting-edge technology rarely found even in the most advanced of research institutes. Fortunately, we don’t do lab coats.

This technology allows UNFILTER to take a close look at your audio, estimate what happened to its frequency response, and then create a filter that will undo the process. Sounds like rocket science? That’s because it is. But all the technology in the world doesn’t matter if it’s difficult to operate or doesn’t sound good. Well, UNFILTER is a breeze to use, and doesn’t just sound good…it sounds amazing.

Lightspeed

The UNFILTER UI is so fast and easy to use that corrective EQ can often be done within seconds by adjusting just one of our super-slick trackball sliders. And for advanced customization, every single function and control has been engineered with painstaking attention to detail – finely-tuned for optimal workflow and results. Whichever control you move, the right setting is never far away. UNFILTER is not only a life-saver, it is also a time-saver par excellance. But don’t take our word for it, experience it for yourself using the free trial version!

Applications For UNFILTER

UNFILTER is an incredibly versatile frequency response tool with a broad range of applications. We’ve compiled some of them here, organized by field of work: Sound For Picture, Music Production & Mastering, Sound Design, Broadcast and Forensics.

Sound For Picture

UNFILTER is a real workhorse in audio post. Its automatic recognition of frequency response anomalies is extremely useful for cleaning up production sound, and especially for enhancing the intelligibility of dialog. Here are some example scenarios:

  • Remove comb-filtering caused by multiple “open” mics being mixed to one iso track, or by proximity to reflective surfaces.
  • Remove resonances caused by room geometry or using shotgun mics near off-axis reflective surfaces.
  • Remove recording path roll-offs and lav mic chest resonance.
  • Increase level separation between dialog and background sounds.
  • Make ADR blend better with production dialog.
  • Synthesize room tone to fill editing gaps or to layer with ADR by applying a measured filter response to noise.
  • Make crowd atmos, walla or dense ambience collide less with dialog.
  • Manipulate apparent distance of background sounds by emphasizing room filtering effects.
  • “Worldize” SFX and foley recordings.
  • Speed up any equalization and low-cut filtering task.
  • Improve mix translation to non-standardized playback environments, like TV sor PCs, by removing resonances that would add up with the frequency response of the playback system.
  • Save hours of expensive mixing stage time.

Music Production & Mastering

In music production and mastering, fine-tuning the frequency response of your signals is one of the most commonly encountered tasks. Recordings of acoustic instruments and live performances often exhibit unwanted peaks and notches, and as the instruments in a song are typically playing in the same key, there is excessive  build-up in the frequency ranges where the relevant pitches have their fundamentals and harmonics. Also, your clients may have delivered processed tracks, limiting what can be done to “fix it in the mix”. UNFILTER’s automatic recognition of frequency response anomalies and its high-precision filtering engine make it a very flexible solution for all of these issues. 

Below are some examples of what UNFILTER can do for you:

  • Remove resonances and other frequency response issues from recordings of acoustic instruments or live performances.
  • Remove EQ or filtering “printed” to tracks delivered for mix-down or mastering.
  • Remove guitar cabinet coloration, or apply it to a DI guitar.
  • Apply corrective EQ to any source within seconds.
  • Exaggerate a sound’s coloration to more firmly place it in it’s own frequency “window”.
  • Remove low-mid buildup from sub-mixes and mixes without losing the “body” of the sound.
  • Balance the spectrum of one or multiple songs.
  • Capture the frequency response of outboard EQ or other signal paths & apply it or store it as impulse response (WAV).
  • Accentuate the natural low end on acoustic bassdrums.
  • Remove spectral peaks caused by corpus resonance, for example on bass or acoustic guitars.
  • Apply a track’s measured filter response to overdubs made with a different recording setup to make them blend better.

Sound Design

UNFILTER’s ability to completely reshape the spectral contour of a signal, extract the filter response from a sound and apply it to a different file, and to solo the noisy components contained in a sound makes it an excellent tool for designing new sounds. Here are just a few ideas on how UNFILTER can aid you in creating that unique new sonic entity:

  • Extract a filter response curve from a sound and apply it to another.
  • Remove the natural corpus resonance from a sound and apply a different one. 
  • Open or close synth lowpass filters after the fact.
  • Bring out aspects of a sound normally hidden behind other features.
  • Synthesize drones, hiss or rumble by extracting a filter response from an example sound & applying it to noise or other broad-band quasi- /cyclo-stationary sounds.
  • Use NOISE MONITOR to isolate the noisy components of a sound.
  • Generate multiple object state sounds from one file for game-audio.
  • Animate the frequency response of static sounds to make them more “alive”.
  • Improve translation to consumer playback systems like gamer PCs.
  • Generally fine-tune the frequency response of a sound with unprecedented precision.

Broadcast & ENG

When broadcasting audio, it is important to maintain a consistent and balanced audio spectrum, to ensure optimal performance of all down-stream systems, including dynamics processing, codecs and playback devices…and, most importantly, to provide a high-quality, consistent and non-fatigueing listening experience to the audience. As the acoustic properties of the footage used can vary strongly to say the least, this is no trivial task. Electronic News Gathering (ENG) in the field can often require using only small, portable and inconspicuous devices, and/or low  bandwidth transmission systems, due to infrastructural, political or safety-related issues. In many cases, it’s either low-fidelity footage, or none at all. UNFILTER’s adaptive processing will help you make even the most difficult footage usable, and deliver the best possible audio every and any time. Here are some things UNFILTER will do for you:

  • Apply adaptive equalization to time-varying audio content, such as mixed music audio streams.
  • Enhance intelligibility of speech recordings by removing resonances and signal path related roll-offs.
  • Improve translation to consumer playback devices by removing non-linearities that would add up with those of the playback system.
  • Reduce the coloration imparted by transmission through telephones, megaphones, intercoms, P.A. systems etc.
  • Increase intelligibilty of speech recorded using low-fidelity or covertly worn recording devices.
  • Increase the separation of speech from background sounds.

Forensics

UNFILTER can assist in extracting information from recordings in multiple ways. Intelligibility of speech recordings can be greatly enhanced, the filtering effects of microphone occlusion can be removed, and you can even make sounds buried beneath others more audible. Some usage scenarios are:

  • Increase intelligibility of speech recorded using low-quality, occluded or damaged audio equipment.
  • Make sounds buried beneath other sounds more audible.
  • Increase separation between speech and background sounds.
  • Reduce the filtering effects caused by telephone transmissions.
  • Remove resonances and filtering effects caused by an intermediate medium, such as walls or windows.

System Requirements:

PC:

  • Windows 7 or newer
  • CPU with at least 2 Cores; Intel CPU recommended, i7 or better recommended.
  • Steinberg VST 2.4, VST 3 or Avid RTAS/AAX compatible Host software
  • For AAX Native 32-bit, the minimum required Pro Tools version is 10.3.6
  • iLok.com account for machine- or iLok 2 based activation (of full as well as demo versions) DOES NOT REQUIRE ILOK KEY
  • Internet Connection for Software Activation (though not necessarily on the computer used for audio)

MAC:  

  • Apple Mac computer
  • OSX 10.8.x or newer
  • Intel CPU with at least 2 Cores; i7 or better recommended.
  • Apple AU (AudioUnits), Steinberg VST 2.4, VST 3 or Avid RTAS/AAX compatible Host software
  • For AAX Native 32-bit, the minimum required Pro Tools version is 10.3.6
  • iLok.com account for machine- or iLok 2 based activation (of full as well as demo versions) DOES NOT REQUIRE ILOK KEY
  • Internet Connection for Software Activation (though not necessarily on the computer used for audio)

Formats:

UNFILTER is available for a variety of formats.

Mac OS X:

  • Apple AudioUnits (32/64bit)
  • Avid RTAS
  • Avid AAX Native including AudioSuite (32/64bit)
  • Steinberg VST 2.4 (32/64bit)

Windows:

  • Avid RTAS
  • Avid AAX Native including AudioSuite (32/64bit)
  • Steinberg VST 2.4 (32/64bit)
  • Zynaptiq UNFILTER Screenshot

Copy Protection

ADAPTIVERB uses the latest PACE copy protection, which allows you to place your activation on your machine or on an iLok 2* (not included). You will need a free iLok.com account to use our software, even for the the demos – but you do not necessarily need the iLok 2 dongle, if your machine has internet access (activation of a system without internet connectivity requires an iLok 2 device). All required software is installed along with our plugins, but we generally recommend downloading the latest versions directly from iLok.com.

Please note: The older, first generation (blue) iLok is not supported!

CPU Load

While they are highly optimized, our plug-ins use a LOT of CPU due to the complex nature of the magic they perform. Please use the free trial to evaluate whether your system has sufficient resources to utilize the software effectively! We recommend setting your playback buffer size to at least 512 or ideally 1024 samples for optimum performance. 

As our plug-ins sport unique features not found in any other software, we highly recommend reading their manuals to ensure you get the most out of them!


14. ERA 4 Bundle Standard

by accusonus

ERA 4 Bundle Standard

Meet the ERA Bundle Standard: a collection of single knob audio cleaning plug-ins, that are incredibly fast and easy to use. Get great results with minimal effort, even if you’ve never edited audio before. With the ERA Bundle, you don’t have to be a pro to sound like one.

The ERA 4 Bundle Standard includes the following plugins:

ERA 4 Noise Remover

Noise happens, but you don’t have to settle! Use the ERA Noise Remover to easily reduce or completely remove unwanted fans, air-conditioners, electric hum & hiss or any other background noise. It’s as simple as turning a single knob. 

Learn more about ERA 4 Noise Remover.

ERA 4 Plosive Remover

Plosives (or p-pops) usually occur due to non-ideal microphone placement and can sound really distracting. Turn the knob of the ERA Plosive Remover to instantly fix unnatural plosive thumps (such as “p”, “t” and “b”). Make your vocal and dialogue tracks sound great!

Learn more about ERA 4 Plosive Remover.

ERA 4 Voice Leveler

Gain inconsistencies are common in both audio and video recordings. They often happen as a result of intentional or unintentional speaker movement, non-ideal microphone positioning or heavy audio & video editing. Use this single-knob plugin to save yourself from hours of manual gain adjustments. 

Learn more about ERA 4 Voice Leveler.

ERA 4 De-Esser

Harsh sibilance can be very annoying both in dialogue and vocal recordings. The ERA De-Esser is an easy-to-use single-knob plugin that allows you to smooth out audio problems caused by excessive sibilance consonants (such as “s”, “z”, “ch”, “j” and “sh”). Improve the quality of your audio with a single knob.

Learn more about ERA 4 De-Esser.

ERA 4 De-Clipper

Clipping results from over-saturation and usually sounds like a harsh distortion. Looking at the loud parts of your waveform, you can see clippings as blocks of audio that are chopped off. Repair your clipped audio in seconds.

Learn more about ERA 4 De-Clipper.

ERA 4 Reverb Remover

Reverb is the unavoidable result of room acoustics. It can make your audio sound distant, “echoey” or hollow. Get the single-knob ERA Reverb Remover to quickly reduce excessive reverb and bring your sound into focus. Add clarity, clean up your dialogue or tighten up your musical performance. 

Learn more about ERA 4 Reverb Remover.

System Requirements

Mac OS

  • Versions 10.10 or later
  • AU, VST, AAX Native (64-bit)
  • RAM: 2GB (minimum)
  • Hard Disk Space: 660MB (minimum)
  • Screen Resolution: 800×600 (minimum)
  • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz

Windows

  • Versions 7 (SP1) or later
  • VST, AAX Native (64-bit)
  • RAM: 2GB (minimum)
  • Hard Disk Space: 250MB (minimum)
  • Screen Resolution: 800×600 (minimum)
  • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz

ERA Bundle is fully supported in the following DAWs:

  • Audacity 2.2.2 (VST only on macOS)
  • Adobe Audition CC 2017 (or higher)
  • Avid Pro Tools 12.x (or higher)
  • Apple Logic Pro 10.4 (or higher)
  • Studio One 3 (or higher)
  • Garage Band 10.3.2
  • Reaper 5.9

It has also been tested in the following DAWs:

  • Imageline FL Studio 12.0
  • Ableton Live 9.5 (or higher)

ERA Bundle is fully supported in the following NLEs:

  • Adobe Premiere CC 2017 (or higher)
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4 (or higher)
  • Avid Media Composer 2018.12

It has also been tested in the following NLEs:

  • BlackMagic DaVinci Resolve 15
  • Magix Vegas Pro 15

15. IDC Instant Dialogue Cleaner

by Audionamix

IDC Instant Dialogue Cleaner

Instant Dialogue Cleanup With The Turn of a Knob

We Focus on Speech, Where Others Focus on Noise

Unlike traditional denoisers that learn and remove noise, IDC works by separating and preserving speech by reducing background interference without compromising the integrity of the dialogue. IDC can succeed where other tools fail, such as with wind, room tone and complex, varying background noise like birds, insects and extraneous car and plane sounds.

Introducing the IDC: Instant Dialogue Cleaner plug-in, the first real-time, cloudless solution by Audionamix. IDC offers immediate and effective dialogue cleaning technology through an intuitive interface and is compatible with many post-production and broadcast workflows.

The IDC plug-in is versatile and easy to use due to its unique, integrated DNN artificial intelligence that automatically detects and separates speech, no matter the surrounding content. Specifically, the software excels at addressing common audio issues including complex interference, wind, birds or insects, car and plane interference and roomy recordings. With the turn of a knob, users can clean up dialogue from production audio, field recordings, news and sports recordings, and more, making it the perfect tool for audio post professionals, dialogue editors, re-recording mixers, and broadcast engineers.

IDC is available in VST, AU, AAX Native and AudioSuite formats for both Mac and Windows systems. The plug-in supports samples rates between 44.1kHz to 192kHz, bit depths between 16 to 32-bits, and features fully automatable plug-in settings. 

Features 

  • Instant Dialogue Cleanup with a Turn of a Knob
  • Real Time, Cloudless Speech Separation Technology
  • Available in VST2 / VST3, AAX Native / AudioSuite and AU plug-in formats
  • Dramatic Cleanup (up to +/-24dB gain control)
  • Works Well with Complex Variable Noise where traditional de-noisers fail
  • Fully Automatable Plug-in Settings
  • Powerful AI Technology

IDC 1.5 New Features

  • Unlimited gain reduction (previously limited to 24dB)
  • Expanded compatibility for Adobe Premiere CC, Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X
  • Expanded compatibility for macOS 10.14 Mojave systems

System Requirements

  • Mac OS 10.10 – 10.14
  • Windows 7 – 1
  • iLok Account (A physical iLok Dongle is NOT Required)
  • i5, 2.7 GHz Processor
  • 8 GB RAM

16. UNVEIL

by Zynaptiq

UNVEIL

UNVEIL: De-Reverberation and Signal Focusing

UNVEIL is a real-time, de-mixing based plug-in that allows attenuating or boosting reverb components within a mixed signal of any channel count, including mono sources, as well as modifying reverb characteristics. Additionally, UNVEIL allows you to bring the key features of a recording into focus, or move them to the background, by attenuating or boosting perceptionally less important signal components. Based on our proprietary, artificial intelligence based MAP (Mixed-Signal Audio Processing) technology, UNVEIL allows fixing previously unusable location audio and dialog, tightening up live music recordings, removing reverb and “mud” from musical signals, as well as creative sound design.

Key Features:

  • Audio engineers can attenuate reverb in recordings
  • Film mixers and dialog editors can remove reverb from dialog and location sound
  • Music producers can turn vintage drum-loops rich in reverb into dry recordings, and vice-versa
  • Foley artists can remove ambience from sub-optimally captured sounds
  • Mix and mastering engineers can bring key mix elements into focus by attenuating components commonly referred to as “mud”

Good Bye, Reverb

Removing reverb from recordings has always been difficult to impossible. Existing de-reverberation strategies either manipulate signal dynamics, require specific channel formats, are limited to certain signal types, or all of the above. Enter UNVEIL.
UNVEIL is not an expander or envelope shaper, is not a spectral thresholding processor, does not use phase cancellation techniques or inter-channel correlation analysis, and thus works with any channel count from mono to whichever surround formats your DAW supports, and without changing signal dynamics. To achieve this, it utilizes a model of the human auditory system to discern which parts of the signal are reverb, effectively “listening” to your signal much like a human would. These components are then separated from your signal for processing using our MAP technology. From there, reducing the amount of reverb in your recording is as easy as adjusting the value of one of our slick track-ball-esque sliders.

Hello, Reverb

Conversely, UNVEIL allows increasing the amount of reverb in a recording, too. You can turn a close-miked drum kit into a full-on room-heavy monster, move a sound back in the sound-stage or adapt the amount of reverb on different location recordings to match each other better. Additionally, UNVEIL gives you several parameters that allow manipulating reverb characteristics…like all of it’s features, within a mixed signal, in real-time and even using mono source material. No, that’s not magic, that’s advanced science. 

UNVEIL The Detail

UNVEIL’s algorithm isn’t limited to processing reverb. Actually, it processes any signal components that the human auditory system considers as being of little significance, which includes the parts that many engineers refer to as “mud”. As a result, UNVEIL allows reducing the level of all the stuff that clouds your signal and masks the detail you work so hard to capture, bringing the key features into focus and, well, unveiling all the inherent detail. And again, you can use the inverse function to add grit and a less up-front character to your recording. 

One Small Step…

Except for the mathematics under the hood, everything about UNVEIL is simple and easy, results are always just one small step away. That being said, UNVEIL allows adjusting the process in a very wide range. No dumbed-down “easy-mode” in sight, just a perfectly stream-lined, no-nonsense GUI that looks as slick as UNVEIL sounds. And oooooh yes does it sound good. But don’t take our word for it, grab the demo for a test-drive!

System Requirements:

PC:

  • Windows 7 or newer
  • CPU with at least 2 Cores; Intel CPU recommended, i7 or better recommended.
  • Steinberg VST 2.4, VST 3 or Avid RTAS/AAX compatible Host software
  • For AAX Native 32-bit, the minimum required Pro Tools version is 10.3.6
  • iLok.com account for machine- or iLok 2 based activation (of full as well as demo versions) DOES NOT REQUIRE ILOK KEY
  • Internet Connection for Software Activation (though not necessarily on the computer used for audio)

MAC:  

  • Apple Mac computer
  • OSX 10.8.x or newer
  • Intel CPU with at least 2 Cores; i7 or better recommended.
  • Apple AU (AudioUnits), Steinberg VST 2.4, VST 3 or Avid RTAS/AAX compatible Host software
  • For AAX Native 32-bit, the minimum required Pro Tools version is 10.3.6
  • iLok.com account for machine- or iLok 2 based activation (of full as well as demo versions) DOES NOT REQUIRE ILOK KEY
  • Internet Connection for Software Activation (though not necessarily on the computer used for audio)

Formats

UNVEIL is available for a variety of formats.

Mac OS X:

  • Apple AudioUnits (32/64bit)
  • Avid RTAS
  • Avid AAX Native including AudioSuite (32/64bit)
  • Steinberg VST 2.4 (32/64bit)

Windows:

  • Avid RTAS
  • Avid AAX Native including AudioSuite (32/64bit)
  • Steinberg VST 2.4 (32/64bit)
  • Zynaptiq UNVEIL Screenshot

Copy Protection

ADAPTIVERB uses the latest PACE copy protection, which allows you to place your activation on your machine or on an iLok 2* (not included). You will need a free iLok.com account to use our software, even for the the demos – but you do not necessarily need the iLok 2 dongle, if your machine has internet access (activation of a system without internet connectivity requires an iLok 2 device). All required software is installed along with our plugins, but we generally recommend downloading the latest versions directly from iLok.com.

Please note: The older, first generation (blue) iLok is not supported!

CPU Load

While they are highly optimized, our plug-ins use a LOT of CPU due to the complex nature of the magic they perform. Please use the free trial to evaluate whether your system has sufficient resources to utilize the software effectively! We recommend setting your playback buffer size to at least 512 or ideally 1024 samples for optimum performance. 

As our plug-ins sport unique features not found in any other software, we highly recommend reading their manuals to ensure you get the most out of them!


17. NR800 Noise Reduction Processor Native

by McDSP

NR800 Noise Reduction Processor Native

Please Note: This product is the Native version. You can purchase the HD version HERE.

The NR800 is a real-time noise reduction processor, useful for music production, post production, and live sound.

The NR800 operates with no internal latency and does not contaminate the original source material with artifacts such as those found by noise reduction plug-ins that utilize transform-based processing.

The NR800 operates on mostly broadband frequencies, but can also be focused in a narrow portion of the frequency spectrum using noise reduction focus points. A set of input filters and be configured with slopes up to 36 dB/Oct, and can be set at frequencies independent of noise reduction focus points.

Several noise reduction modes (NR Mode) are available to provide a range of smooth to aggressive noise reduction amounts. A Range control can be used to scale the overall noise reduction from 100% to 0% (off). A ‘x2’ mode will also double the noise reduction amounts in all bands, when less finely tuned adjustment is needed, or when noise problems are severe. The Response time controls how fast the noise reduction recovers from a ‘noise event’. An NR Bias selector allows different noise reduction amounts to be activated when ‘snapping’ the noise reduction gain and thresholds to the input signal.

Each of the 8 bands in the NR800 has a noise reduction amount fader and noise detection threshold marker, and the usual McDSP linking control capabilities from a master (M) and linked (L) control button paradigm. Each band may also be individually bypassed or soloed to audition incoming noise amounts.

Features:

  • HPF and LPF pre-filtering
  • Eight bands of focusable noise reduction
  • Noise reductions modes and noise reduction bias
  • Snap Gain and Snap Threshold for fast setup
  • Overall noise reduction range and response control
  • McDSP Emmy Award-winning engineering

System Requirements:

Mac:

  • OSX 10.8 or higher (64-bit only)

Windows:

  • Windows 7 or higher (32/64-bit)

Formats:

  • AAX Native
  • AU
  • VST

Platform Requirements:

  • AAX versions require Pro Tools 10.3.8 or higher, or Pro Tools 11.1.3 or higher
  • S6L versions require VENUE OS 5.2 or higher
  • AU versions recommended for Logic X, or higher
  • VST versions recommended for Cubase 7.x, 8.X, or higher, and Nuendo 6.5 or higher

Activation:

Please note: This product can be activated using iLok Cloud OR an iLok USB Dongle.


18. AudioLava

by Acon Digital

AudioLava

The New AudioLava 2 – Now for Mac and PC

AudioLava is the ideal audio cleaning software for restoring and recording high-quality audio from LP or tape to CD. The new version now runs on both Macintosh and Windows PCs and comes with a modern dark theme that appears crystal sharp on retina style displays. The user-friendly interface helps to find the best way to bring old recordings back to life and guides the user through all the steps from recording, file import and track splitting to restoration and CD burning.

You can remove noise such as tape hiss, hum or clicks and crackle on LP records as well as improve clipped audio. The algorithms are based on our award-winning audio restoration technology but offers a simplified user interface that makes the restoration process easier.

Recordings are automatically split into separate tracks, which can also be edited manually. The large set of integrated tools range from dynamic processing and equalization to highly realistic reverb. Plug-ins in the VST, VST3 and AU (Mac only) formats are supported. Real-time processing simplifies fine-tuning of the parameter settings. The restored recordings can be burned as audio CDs or saved to audio files on the computer in a variety of formats, including WAV, MP4, MP3, Ogg and FLAC.

New In Version 2

AudioLava 2 has been re-implemented from scratch for the highest quality demands and cross-platform support and is now also available on Mac and as 32 and 64 bit applications on Windows. A large range of new features and usability improvements are implemented.

  • Available for Mac, Windows 32 bit and Windows 64 bit
  • Redesigned and modern looking user interface
  • Better quality restoration tools based on the acclaimed Acon Digital Restoration Suite

Features

General Features

  • Runs on Mac and Windows (32 bit and 64 bit versions available)
  • Supports ASIO, Windows Audio (exclusive and non-exclusive) and DirectSound driver models under Windows and CoreAudio on Mac
  • Automatic track splitting
  • Timer and input level triggered recording
  • Real-time preview
  • Preset manager that allows you to store user presets for all integrated audio processing tools

Real-time Analyzers

  • Level meter with peak, peak hold and RMS indicators
  • Level meter modes include K-20, K-14, K12 and digital full scale
  • Spectrum analyzer
  • Loudness meter (EBU R-128 compliant)
  • Phase correlation meter
  • Time display

Restoration Tools

  • DeNoise
  • DeClick
  • DeCrack
  • DeClip
  • DeHum

Plug-in Formats

  • VST
  • VST3
  • AU (Mac only)

Other Audio Processing Tools

  • Software emulation of RIAA phono pre-amplifier
  • 12 band parametric equalizer (Equalize Light)
  • Dynamics (compressor, expander and gate)
  • Limit
  • Dither
  • Channel mixer for stereo image adjustments
  • Highly realistic reverb
  • Convolution reverb
  • Echo
  • Multiply (Chorus effect)

File Formats

  • Wave Audio (WAV)
  • AIFF
  • MP3
  • MP4 Audio
  • Ogg Vorbis
  • FLAC
  • WMA (Windows only)

CD Projects

  • Integrated audio CD burning
  • Disc At Once burning (DAO)
  • Supports buffer under-run protection schemes

System Requirements

PC Version (Windows)

  • Windows 7 / 8.x / 10
  • Intel Core i3 or AMD multi-core processor (Intel Core i5 or faster recommended)
  • 1366 x 768 display resolution (1920 x 1080 or higher recommended)
  • 1 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • 1 GB free HD space

Macintosh Version (OS X)

  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • 1 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • 1 GB free HD space

19.  Restoration Suite 2

by Acon Digital

Restoration Suite 2

A Giant Leap in Audio Quality

Restoration Suite 2 is a suite of four cutting edge plug-in for audio restoration and noise reduction.

New in Version 2

All four plug-ins have received major improvements both in the processing algorithms and the user interface compared to version 1. DeNoise 2 introduces the novel dynamic noise profiles that help reducing noise that varies randomly over time, such as wind noise or rustle from lavalier microphones. Where the earlier versions merely captured a static noise print with time-constant noise levels, the dynamic noise profiles capture statistics from the noise to be reduced. The noise suppression algorithm then estimates the most suitable noise threshold curve for the noisy input signal using the measured statistics.

DeNoise 2, DeClick 2 and DeHum 2 now support Mid/Side (M/S) processing, which can reduce unwanted fluctuations in the stereo image. The core algorithm in DeClick 2 received major improvements and now better preserves transients and can be pushed to higher click and crackle sensitivities without introducing artifacts.

DeHum 2 has a new automatic fine-tune button that triggers automatic estimation of the hum noise frequency. The hum tracking and suppression have also been improved. DeClip 2 was improved in terms of audio quality and now offers even more impressive reconstruction of clipped signal peaks. All the plug-ins in the suite now support surround and immersive audio formats up to 7.1.6 channels.

Acon Digital Restoration Suite 2 is available as VST, VST3 or AAX for both Windows and Mac or as AU plug-ins for Mac. There are 32 and 64 bit versions for Windows and the Mac version is 64 bit.

DeNoise 2

DeNoise 2 is a plug-in designed to reduce noise such as hiss, wind noise, buzz and camera noise. The noise can be reduced automatically in the adaptive mode or after measuring the characteristics of the noise in the noise profile mode. New in version 2 are dynamic noise profiles that capture the dynamic properties of the noise so that noise that fluctuates over time, such as wind noise, can be effectively reduced. The new algorithm has also been greatly improved and is now even less prone to typical de-noising artifacts.

Features

  • Advanced algorithms reduce stationary noise efficiently with minimal impact on the wanted material
  • Reduces noise in adaptive mode or based on noise analysis.
  • Novel dynamic noise profiles makes it possible to remove noise that changed rapidly over time
  • Transient detection ensures that transients remain untouched throughout the noise reduction process
  • Effective temporal smoothing reduces “musical noise” artifacts
  • Optional M/S processing
  • Target broadband and tonal noise or optionally broadband only
  • Graphical representation of input frequency spectrum and the noise profile
  • Frequency emphasis filter:
    • High and low shelving filters with variable slopes (-3 to -96 dB / octave)
    • High and low peak filters with adjustable bandwidth (0.1 to 3.0 octaves)
    • Graphical representation of frequency response
    • Editing of filter settings through handles in the frequency response curve
  • Solo Noise mode allows you to listen to the removed signal

DeHum 2

DeHum 2 targets hum and buzz typically introduced by poorly grounded electrical equipment, but also other tonal noise sources like electrical motor noise. The hum detection algorithm has been improved in version 2 and there’s now a new Scan button that automatically fine tunes the fundamental hum frequency.

Features

  • Remove hum and buzz with minimal loss of the wanted signal
  • Novel sinusoidal re-synthesis algorithm (preserves wanted signal to a much larger extent) or conventional notch filter mode
  • Adaptive mode allows removal of hum signals with a fluctuating fundamental frequency
  • New automatic fine-tune button looks automatically scans the fundamental frequency
  • Removes up to 96 harmonics
  • Optional M/S processing
  • Option to target only odd harmonics
  • High resolution spectrum analysis of the input signal
  • Visual indication of the estimated fundamental frequency as well as the harmonics
  • Solo Hum mode allows you to listen to the removed signal

DeClick 2

DeClick 2 is designed to remove impulsive noise such as clicks, crackle and thumps. These distortions are frequently encountered on LP and 78 RPM records, but also occur in digital recordings due to drop-outs or distorted data packets. DeClick 2’s thump reduction works also effectively on vocal recordings with unwanted plosives. The algorithm has been improved in version 2 and is now less prone to reducing attacks and transients in the wanted signal.

Features

  • Seperate detection and restoration of clicks, crackle, thumps and plosives
  • Very accurate detection of click start time and duration ensures minimal impact on the wanted material
  • Improved algorithm allows higher sensitivities without artifacts
  • CPU efficient algorithm
  • Optional M/S processing
  • Visual curve meters show the clicks and crackle removal rates
  • Residual signal mode allows you to listen to the removed signal

DeClip 2

DeClip 2 restores audio recordings distorted by analog or digital clipping with an improved algorithm.

Features

  • Reconstructs peaks distorted by analog or digital clipping
  • Improved algorithm over version 1.x
  • Separately adjustable upper and lower threshold values
  • Optional upper and lower threshold lock simplifies the workflow in the case of symmetrical clipping
  • Graphical representation of the input and output level histograms makes it easy to set the threshold values and monitor the restoration process visually
  • Threshold values can be adjusted directly from the level histograms by dragging upper and lower threshold handles

System Requirements

Windows:

  • Windows 7 / 8.x / 10
  • A host application that is compatible with VST, VST3 (32 bit or 64 bit) or AAX (Pro Tools 11 or higher)
  • Intel Core i3 or AMD multi-core processor (Intel Core i5 or faster recommended)
  • 1366 x 768 display resolution (1920 x 1080 or higher recommended)
  • 1 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • 1 GB free HD space

Mac:

  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • A host application that is compatible with AU, VST, VST3 or AAX (Pro Tools 11 or higher)
  • 1 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • 1 GB free HD space

Platforms and Plug-in Formats

  • Available as VST, VST3 or AAX plug-ins on PC (Windows)
  • Available as VST, VST3, AAX or AU plug-ins on Apple Macintosh (OS X)
  • The Windows is available as native 32 bit or 64 bit versions and the Mac version is 64 bit
  • Supports sampling rates up to 192 kHz
  • Supports surround and immersive multi-channel audio up to 7.1.6 channels

20. SoundSoap 5

by Antares

SoundSoap 5

Bring Out Your Best Sound…

Rescue your recordings from noise problems like air conditioners, traffic, fans, hiss, hum, clicks, pops, crackles, distortion/clipping, and low volume. SoundSoap is inexpensive and easy to use with professional results.

Open the media to be cleaned and SoundSoap will automagically find and remove background noise. Adjust the settings and share the results- its that easy! In most cases, only a few mouse clicks are needed for powerful results. SoundSoap includes everything you need to record and clean your media files on Mac or Windows.

Treasured Moments Deserve Great Sound

Easily Fix & Share Your Videos

Graduations, birthday parties, family vacations, sporting events, pets… we record all sorts of special moments in our lives. These treasured memories should sound their best, and SoundSoap/VideoSoap make it easy to ensure your precious moments sound great. The sofware will even upload your clips to Facebook, Messaging, Email, and more.

SoundSoap opens most popular media formats, including H.264, MPEG-4, WAVE, AIFF, AAC, MP3, FLAC and more. After cleaning, save to popular formats like M4V and AVI on Windows or M4V and MOV on Mac. On Mac, send your masterpiece with one click to popular destinations like Facebook, Vimeo, Email, Messaging, AirDrop, and more! SoundSoap even includes a Batch File Processor to automatically process any number of files. 

Perfect Wedding, Perfect Sound

Fix Common Noise Problems

Your wedding video captured the full experience of love, joy, anticipation, intimacy, fun, romance, and beauty on your wedding day. But it probably also captured some unwanted background noises. Perfect your wedding video easily with just a few clicks using SoundSoap or VideoSoap.

Fans, air conditioners, traffic, rumbles, clicks, crackles, and tape hiss are just a few examples of noise pollution SoundSoap can help eliminate. And, with its highly intelligent Learn Noise feature, SoundSoap automatically detects the noise you want removed while leaving the rest of your audio intact. New in version 5, the SoundSoap application analyzes and finds the noise for you automatically! And with the new SoundSoap+, you can even control which frequencies noise reduction is applied to. 

On the Move…

Enhance Audio Like a Pro

Nothing shows off your wild side like your action camera. Unwanted hiss, rumble, clicks and other noises shouldn’t be part of the impression you leave. SoundSoap and VideoSoap make it easy to clean up footage from action cameras and smartphones with just a few clicks. The software will even finish the job by uploading your masterpiece to Facebook, Messaging, Email, and more.

Often a recording needs more than just noise reduction, it also needs a little help to enhance frequencies and tone. Bring back sparkle and depth to your media using the Enhance control. For additional enhancement tone controls, check out the new SoundSoap+

Music Production

By itself or right inside Media Editing Apps like Logic, ProTools, Final Cut Pro…

SoundSoap is an essential tool to have for anyone doing music production. When recording live instruments and vocals, there are many common problems such as background noises, hiss, hum, and distortion that SoundSoap can easily fix, keeping your production sparkling clean. SoundSoap works right inside most popular music production software, such as ProTools, Logic, Digital Performer, Nuendo, Cubase, and many others. 

SoundSoap works where you work. Use SoundSoap by itself using the included desktop application for Mac or Windows. Or, use it right inside your favorite media editing applications like Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere CC, ProTools, Logic X, Cubase, EDIUS, GarageBand, and others. SoundSoap comes with VST, Audio Unit, AudioSuite, and AAX format plug-ins, and is fully 64-bit compatible so you can count on amazing performance in the latest apps.

Wiring is a common cause of electrical hum in recordings that can ruin an otherwise great recording.  SoundSoap eliminates common electrical hum problems for US and non-US hum types.

Need more control? Check out the new SoundSoap+, which offers additional noise reduction and enhancement controls. 

Digital Music Collections

Record right into SoundSoap, Fix Pops, Clicks, and Crackles

SoundSoap includes all the software you need to transfer your vinyl and/or cassette collection to digital without the pops, clicks, crackles, and hiss. SoundSoap lets you record high-quality digital audio files without needing a separate recording application. Create stunning restorations of your LPs and cassettes with just a few clicks- SoundSoap makes recording and cleaning effortless.

SoundSoap also removes noises you encounter when working with Vinyl LP recordings like clicks, crackles, pops, and turntable motor rumble.  If you are digitizing an old LP collection, and want to get rid of the clicks and crackles – take a listen to what SoundSoap can do (check out the audio demos by hovering your mouse arrow over the main product graphics and scrolling right).

Record audio straight into SoundSoap – no need for a separate recording application! SoundSoap supports recording to give you a seamless workflow, especially when recording noisy material. SoundSoap supports high resolution recordings, up to 32-bits. 

Training + Industrial Videos

Get Dialogue Tracks Right – Fix Distortion & Low Volume

Whether you are producing training videos or demonstrating a product, audio problems in the dialogue will diminish the professional impact you want to make. Make sure you deliver high quality sounding videos and interviews using SoundSoap or VideoSoap for easy-to-use audio cleaning.

Audio tracks too quiet? SoundSoap features an advanced loudness maximizer to intelligently boost the volume of your audio tracks. SoundSoap’s digital signal processing algorithms increase the loudness of the audio without introducing distortion.

SoundSoap’s declipper produces stunning restorations of clipped audio. Automatically fix distortion on audio that was recorded too loud, using SoundSoap’s advanced digital signal processing algorithms that detect and restore clipped audio signals. And like the rest of SoundSoap, you don’t have to be an audio engineer to make it sound great – just turn it on! 

  • Easy as 1, 2, 3 – Simple to Use: SoundSoap+ 5 includes everything you need to record and clean your media files. Open the media to be cleaned, adjust the settings, and share the results. Its that easy! In most cases, only a few mouse clicks are needed for powerful results
  • All That You Need – Mac or PC: SoundSoap+ 5 works on Mac OS X or Windows 7/8 as a standalone application or plug-in, and supports most popular media file formats. Used on its own or right inside your favorite media editing software – SoundSoap+ 5 has your workflow covered.
  • Your Audio Engineer – Studio Sound: You own an amazing audio engineer when you own SoundSoap+ 5. SoundSoap+ 5 listens to the audio and intelligently fixes noise problems automatically, preserving the audio you want to hear

SoundSoap 5 – What’s New?

The easiest and most affordable restoration software just got easier! Soundsoap 5 includes groundbreaking new features like automatic noise detection, a graphical learn noise mode, metering, MP3, FLAC, improved hum removal, additional media playback controls, and more. And if you want even more control, check out SoundSoap+, with innovative additional tools and controls.

Features

  • Automatic noise detection* – SoundSoap analyzes media files automagically and will try to find the best location for learning noise. SoundSoap then automatically learns noise at this location rather than using a default, flat noise profile.
  • Set noise location* on the waveform display in the Media Window – move the vertical red indicator to learn noise at a new location in the media file.
  • Waveform display for video* – now you can toggle a view between video and the audio waveform display.
  • Improved hum removal – the hum removal algorithm has been greatly improved.
  • Enhanced media controls* – return to start, backward, and forward key commands.
  • FLAC and MP3 support*
  • Audio metering
  • Full Bypass* – the Power button on Media Window now bypasses all SoundSoap processing for true A/B comparing.
  • Reset* – reset all controls and the noise profile to their default settings

Note: * features available using application but not available to plug-in version.

System Requirements

Mac:

  • Intel-based Mac
  • Mac OS X v.10.6 or higher for Audio Unit and VST plug-in, supporting both 32 and 64-bit formats
  • Standalone application requires Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks) or greater
  • AAX Native 64-bit for ProTools 11/12
  • 64-bit AudioSuite for ProTools 12
  • Fully compatible with Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) and 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • 2GB RAM minimum
  • 50MB storage available
  • Plug-in requires compatible Audio Unit, VST, AAX, or AudioSuite host application
  • Internet connection for product activation
  • Each serial code can be used to authorize two computers

Please Note:

  • Mac OS – Files with more than one stereo or mono audio track are not currently supported.  Supported file types for opening are determined by Apple’s AV Foundation framework

Windows:

  • Windows 7, 8, or 10
  • 1GHz or faster processor with SSE
  • 2GB RAM minimum
  • 50MB storage available
  • Plug-in requires compatible Audio Unit, VST, AAX, or AudioSuite host application
  • Internet connection for product activation
  • Each serial code can be used to authorize two computers

21. ERA 4 Plosive Remover

by accusonus

ERA 4 Plosive Remover

Diminish the effect of vocal pops by simply turning a knob.

Unless you’re a beatboxer, you probably don’t want those boomy artifacts caused by the consonants P and B in your voice recordings.

Plosives (or p-pops) are caused by the mechanical impact of fast-moving air on the microphone capsule during voice recordings. This usually occurs due to non-ideal microphone placement. However, fixing these distracting artifacts can be a real pain and many times you’ll have to re-record. Unless, of course, you add the ERA Plosive Remover to your audio repair arsenal.

Using only one knob, the ERA Plosive Remover instantly detects and fixes unnatural plosive thumps (such as “p”, “t” and “b”). Based on the multi-patented accusonus algorithms, it allows for efficient processing without compromising audio quality. Make your vocal and dialogue tracks sound great!

Under the main processing knob, there is a toggle button to fine-tune the processing applied by the plug-in. There are two processing modes available; “Normal” and “Extreme”. Whether you’re facing subtle pops or really intense plosives, using the appropriate mode will help you eliminate the problem. The new Plosive Remover offers an enhanced user experience by adding features such as: (i) a “Diff” button, (ii) a new elegant UI and (ii) a real-time processing display that allows you to visually monitor plosive reduction in real time.

Are you a podcaster, videographer, vlogger, dialogue editor or post production engineer? The ERA Plosive Remover will help you save tons of time so you can focus more on the creative side of your work.

Features

  • Single knob operation
  • Simple and streamlined user interface
  • Automatic plosive sound reduction
  • Precision-grade audio repair functionality
  • Uncompromised sound quality
  • Minimal CPU usage
  • Resizable UI

System Requirements

Mac OS

  • Versions 10.10 or later
  • AU, VST, AAX Native (64-bit)
  • RAM: 2GB (minimum)
  • Hard Disk Space: 660MB (minimum)
  • Screen Resolution: 800×600 (minimum)
  • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz

Windows

  • Versions 7 (SP1) or later
  • VST, AAX Native (64-bit)
  • RAM: 2GB (minimum)
  • Hard Disk Space: 250MB (minimum)
  • Screen Resolution: 800×600 (minimum)
  • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz

Demo Trial

  • The trial for this product can be installed using the ERA Bundle installer. During the installation process, select ‘Plosive Remover’ from the list of products.

22. SoundSoap Solo 5

by Antares

SoundSoap Solo 5

The Most Popular App for Making Videos Sound Great

SoundSoap Solo makes it simple to fix audio problems in your projects for impressive sound quality. This affordable, easy-to-use desktop app brings several SoundSoap audio restoration technologies to your projects. Bring back to life unusable footage or record new media files right inside the app, with no loss of video quality. SoundSoap Solo is the perfect companion for making media projects sound great! 

SoundSoap Solo is perfect for anyone working with action cameras, interviews, video projects, iPhone/iPad videos, screencasts, podcasts, and more. Open the media to be cleaned and SoundSoap Solo will automagically find and remove background noise. With just a few simple controls, anyone can remove unwanted hiss, room noise, rumble, electrical hum, low volume, and other background noise from almost any digital media file. SoundSoap Solo is a must-have for easily cleaning up audio before you share it.

Automagic Restoration

Open the media to be cleaned and SoundSoap Solo will analyze, find, and remove background noise automagically. No other audio restoration products are this easy to use!

Plays Well with Others

SoundSoap Solo opens most popular media formats, including H.264, MPEG-4, WAVE, AIFF, AAC, MP3, FLAC and more. After cleaning, save to popular formats like M4V and AVI on Windows or M4V and MOV on Mac. On Mac, send your masterpiece with one click to popular destinations like Facebook, Vimeo, Email, Messaging, AirDrop, and more!

Now Hear This!

Fans, air conditioners, traffic, rumbles, and tape hiss are just a few examples of noise pollution SoundSoap Solo can help eliminate. And, with its highly intelligent Learn Noise feature, SoundSoap Soilo automatically finds the noise to remove while leaving the rest of your audio intact.

Remove Annoying Hum

Wiring is a common cause of electrical hum in recordings that can ruin an otherwise great recording. SoundSoap Solo eliminates common electrical hum problems – just turn it on- it’s that simple!

Recording

Record audio straight into SoundSoap Solo- no need for a separate recording application! SoundSoap Solo supports recording to give you a seamless workflow, especially when recording noisy material.

Pump up the Volume

Audio tracks too quiet? SoundSoap Solo features an advanced loudness maximizer to intelligently boost the volume of your audio tracks. SoundSoap digital signal processing algorithms increase the loudness of the audio without introducing distortion.

Key Features

  • Works automatically
  • Fix background noises
  • Fix low volume
  • Fix hum problems
  • Fix low/rumble sounds
  • Drag & Drop popular formats
  • No loss of video quality

Essential For:

  • Video projects
  • Action cameras
  • Interviews
  • iPhone/iPad videos
  • Screencast 
  • Podcasts
  • and more!

Almost everyone has experienced undesirable background noise in their recordings. Maybe that amazing video of your kids also captured a noisy air conditioner, or that interview you recorded has a loud highway buzzing in the background. Not enough volume on your video’s audio track? Were noisy fans supposed to be part of your interview? Have a loud humming sound caused by a bad cable? The list goes on and on. In any case, these noises can be a big distraction in your project. 

SoundSoap Solo’s user interface is designed to be simple and focused, making it easy enough for anyone to use. Simply drag in your video clips from the Finder, iPhoto, or another media application into the SoundSoap Solo application. You can even record new audio files directly into SoundSoap Solo. After media files have been cleaned with SoundSoap Solo, save or share* them with one click directly to Facebook, Email, Messaging, AirDrop, and more! 

Note: *sharing options available on Mac version

System Requirements

Mac:

  • Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks) or greater
  • 2GB RAM minimum
  • 50MB storage available
  • Internet connection for product activation
  • Each serial code can be used to authorize two computers

Windows:

  • Windows 7, 8, or 10
  • 1GHz or faster processor with SSE
  • 2GB RAM minimum
  • 50MB storage available
  • Internet connection for product activation
  • Each serial code can be used to authorize two computers

Please note: Mac OS – Files with more than one stereo or mono audio track are not currently supported. Supported file types for opening are determined by Apple’s AV Foundation framework.


23. ERA-D

by accusonus

ERA-D

ERA-D: The New ERA In Sound Processing

As a sound professional, there are times when you simply can’t afford to throw away a recording contaminated by noise and/or reverberation! An actor’s genius performance, a singer’s perfect vocal take, a musician’s moment of true inspiration: in all these cases you have to save the original sound. ERA-D is your new tool of choice for fast and efficient post-processing! Outside the protected environment of the studio, noise and reverb are simultaneously present and continuously interact with each other. The patented processing engine of accusonus ERA-D is well aware of that. ERA-D is the first restoration plug-in that simultaneously removes noise and reverberation by design and therefore provides unimaginable performance improvement over existing tools.

Despite the complexity of the processing engine, ERA-D comes with an intuitive user interface to manage noise and reverb problems faster and more effectively than any currently available workflow. ERA-D automatically estimates reverb and noise and provides the means to reduce them with just two knobs, achieving high quality enhancement in less than a minute. And for those times where exhaustive focus on the details is needed, ERA-D offers a panel of advanced settings as well as the ability to surgically process across user-defined spectral bands.

Features

  • Patented processing engine
  • Reduce both noise and reverb simultaneously, taking also into account their natural interaction
  • Automatic de-noise and de-reverb
  • Obtain the estimation of noise and/or reverb adaptively, without the need to provide noise or reverb profiles
  • Fast and easy workflow
  • Reduce unwanted noise and reverb quickly and efficiently, using the two main knobs
  • Dual mode
  • Use the sound from your secondary microphones to improve the enhancement quality in your primary microphone
  • Multiple signal path options
  • Take advantage of an unprecedented flexibility of internal signal routing
  • Simple or advanced mode
  • Achieve quick professional results or focus on exhaustive details 

System Requirements

Mac

  • Version 10.9.0 or later 
  • Formats: AU (32/64 bit), VST (32/64 bit), VST3 (32/64 bit), AAX Native (64 bit), RTAS (32 bit) 

PC

  • Version 7 SP1 or later (32/64 bit)
  • Formats: VST (32/64 bit), VST3 (32/64 bit), AAX Native (64 bit), RTAS (32 bit)

Demo Trial

  • The trial for this product can be installed using the ERA Bundle installer. During the installation process, select ‘ERA-D’ from the list of products.

Please Note: Currently Wavelab, Audition and Soundforge are not supported on Mac systems.


24. Sonnox Oxford DeNoiser

by Sonnox

Sonnox Oxford DeNoiser

Important Note: An iLok USB Key is required for authorisation of this software. 

Oxford DeNoiser

The DeNoiser Plug-In with its integrated de-hisser delivers surgical broadband noise reduction in real-time.

The process is based on a continual analysis of the input signal in order to build a noise profile. Alternatively, use Freeze Mode to sample a section of audio containing just target noise. Simply define the threshold below which noise is removed and use the Reduction slider to taste.

We understand the delicate balance between removing noise and retaining the character of your original recording, so have added a Warmth control to return some richness and added a DIFF function to audition only the removed noise.

Features

  • Separate DeHiss, Detect & Remove Sections for intuitive use 
  • High-resolution display of input signal & its noise profile 
  • Frequency Bias Curve to fine-tune noise threshold & reduction 
  • Mid-Side mode to de-noise only side content 
  • Warmth control for sweetening after noise removal 
  • Make-up gain for true A/B comparisons 

System Requirements

Pro Tools

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8, 11.3.2, 12 – AAX Native
  • Pro Tools 7, 8, 9, 10 – RTAS
  • Approved Pro Tools CPU, OS and hardware configuration: www.avid.com 
  • Legacy support for OS X 10.4.11 – 10.6.8  & Windows XP
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers
  • iLok 2/iLok 3 required for 64-bit plug-in

Audio Units

  • Audio Unit-compatible application (Logic, Digital Performer etc)
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 – 10.11
  • Legacy 32-bit support for OS X 10.4.11 – 10.6.8 & Windows XP
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers
  • iLok 2/iLok 3 required for 64-bit plug-in

VST2

  • VST2-compatible application (Cubase, Nuendo, Sequoia etc)
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 – 10.11
  • Windows 7 or later
  • Legacy 32-bit support for OS X 10.4.11 – 10.6.8 & Windows XP
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers
  • iLok 2/iLok 3 required for 64-bit plug-in

Note: An iLok USB Key is required for authorisation – refunds will not be granted for customers who do not own an iLok and purchase this product.


25. ERA 4 De-Clipper

by accusonus

ERA 4 De-Clipper

The world’s first entirely automatic De-Clipper.

You don’t have to mess with threshold adjustments anymore, as ERA De-Clipper automatically detects clipping and tunes the thresholds for you. The ERA De-Clipper 4 has a new UI, improved UX and an updated engine that deals even better with clipping problems.

Are you recording video, music instruments, podcasts or interviews? Then you know that location recordings are unpredictable. You can’t prevent your talent (or any sound source whatsoever) from getting too loud. This is why it’s hard to find the optimal input level for your recordings.

Audio clipping (or saturation) is the distortion that occurs when you set your input signal level far too high. It happens when your analog or digital recording equipment reaches its limits and your system cannot handle the dynamics of your input signal. Clipping results from over-saturation and usually sounds like a harsh distortion. When you look at the loud parts of your input waveform, you can see clippings as blocks of audio that are chopped off.

It’s always preferable to avoid clipping. But when you cannot re-record, the ERA De-Clipper will be your life-saver. The ERA De-Clipper restores saturated audio segments and improves the overall signal quality.

Unlike any other De-Clipping software, the ERA De-Clipper is completely automatic. It detects and repairs the over-saturated audio segments. You just have to select between Mode 1 (for standard use) and Mode 2 (for trickier cases). Repair your clipped audio in seconds with the new ERA De-Clipper.

Practice with the ERA De-Clipper and learn how to effectively repair clipped audio.

Features

  • Simple button operation
  • Simple and streamlined user interface
  • Automatic clipping detection
  • Efficient audio replacement
  • Precision-grade audio repair functionality
  • Uncompromised sound quality
  • Resizable UI

System Requirements

Mac OS

  • Versions 10.10 or later
  • AU, VST, AAX Native (64-bit)
  • RAM: 2GB (minimum)
  • Hard Disk Space: 660MB (minimum)
  • Screen Resolution: 800×600 (minimum)
  • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz

Windows

  • Versions 7 (SP1) or later
  • VST, AAX Native (64-bit)
  • RAM: 2GB (minimum)
  • Hard Disk Space: 250MB (minimum)
  • Screen Resolution: 800×600 (minimum)
  • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz

Demo Trial

  • The trial for this product can be installed using the ERA Bundle installer. During the installation process, select ‘De-Clipper’ from the list of products.

26. Sonnox Oxford DeClicker

by Sonnox

Sonnox Oxford DeClicker

Important Note: An iLok USB Key is required for authorisation of this software. 

Oxford DeClicker

Accurately and transparently remove pops, clicks and crackle using three discrete sections. Each has a threshold and sensitivity control to define the number of events that are detected and removed. The unique Events Graph shows the level and duration of each pop, click and crackle as it’s detected in three separate colour-coded groups. 

Sometimes there will be events detected that represent audio we want to keep rather than remove. So we built the Exclude Box to further refine the number of repaired events, and also Dialogue Mode for independent control over speech in programme.

Features

  • Three Dedicated Sections: DePop, DeClick and DeCrackle 
  • Graphic Feedback of the Energy/Duration of Detected Events 
  • Excitation Displays to Help Accurately Set Thresholds 
  • Exclude Box to Select Events that Shouldn’t be Repaired 
  • Dialogue Mode: Independent Settings when Speech is Detected

Three Audition Modes:  

  1. Listen only to removed events 
  2. Full processed signal
  3. Dialogue Mode side-chain

System Requirements

Pro Tools

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8, 11.3.2, 12 – AAX Native
  • Pro Tools 7, 8, 9, 10 – RTAS
  • Approved Pro Tools CPU, OS and hardware configuration: www.avid.com 
  • Legacy support for OS X 10.4.11 – 10.6.8  & Windows XP
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers
  • iLok 2/iLok 3 required for 64-bit plug-in

Audio Units

  • Audio Units-compatible application (Logic, Digital Performer etc)
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 – 10.11
  • Legacy 32-bit support for OS X 10.4.11 – 10.6.8 & Windows XP
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers
  • iLok 2/iLok 3 required for 64-bit plug-in

VST2

  • VST2-compatible application (Cubase, Nuendo, Sequoia etc)
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 – 10.11
  • Windows 7 or later
  • Legacy 32-bit support for OS X 10.4.11 – 10.6.8 & Windows XP
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers
  • iLok 2/iLok 3 required for 64-bit plug-in

Note: An iLok USB Key is required for authorisation – refunds will not be granted for customers who do not own an iLok and purchase this product.


27. Sonnox Oxford DeBuzzer

by Sonnox

Sonnox Oxford DeBuzzer

Important Note: An iLok USB Key is required for authorisation of this software. 

Oxford DeBuzzer

Fast and effective removal of buzz, hum, whine and whistles.

Use the intuitive display to help isolate the fundamental frequency – it’ll constantly give you feedback on the top contenders – or define it manually with the help of a tone generator. Don’t worry if the fundamental wanders, the default Auto Tracking Mode will follow it in real time. The harmonics of your problem fundamental frequency will also be tracked. All that remains is to engage the default comb filter or the optional parametric EQ, and then fine-tune the content that’s removed using DIFF auditioning.

Features

  • Ultra high resolution detection and removal of unwanted: buzz, hum, whine and whistles
  • Separate Detect and Remove Sections for intuitive workflow 
  • Very accurate setting of fundamental over 3 frequency ranges 
  • Tracking Mode to follow fundamental and its harmonics
  • Comb filter for tight removal over many harmonics
  • Parametric EQ for more musical removal over fewer harmonics
  • Audition removed buzz for confident fine-tuning

System Requirements

Pro Tools

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8, 11.3.2, 12 – AAX Native
  • Pro Tools 7, 8, 9, 10 – RTAS
  • Approved Pro Tools CPU, OS and hardware configuration: www.avid.com 
  • Legacy support for OS X 10.4.11 – 10.6.8  & Windows XP
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers
  • iLok 2/iLok 3 required for 64-bit plug-in

Audio Units

  • Audio Units-compatible application (Logic, Digital Performer etc)
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 – 10.11
  • Legacy 32-bit support for OS X 10.4.11 – 10.6.8 & Windows XP
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers
  • iLok 2/iLok 3 required for 64-bit plug-in

VST2

  • VST2-compatible application (Cubase, Nuendo, Sequoia etc)
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 – 10.11
  • Windows 7 or later
  • Legacy 32-bit support for OS X 10.4.11 – 10.6.8 & Windows XP
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers
  • iLok 2/iLok 3 required for 64-bit plug-in

Note: An iLok USB Key is required for authorisation – refunds will not be granted for customers who do not own an iLok and purchase this product.

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