June 25, 2019

Use AI to Fix Your Audio with a Single Switch with Accusonus

The Athens Greece based company has updated their plugins for audio repair built around single-knob functionality.

While the goal is always to record good audio on set.... sometimes that just doesn't happen.

Almost every production has some audio cleanup to do somewhere in the process. 

And while the native tools in our editing platforms get more and more sophisticated, plugins still remain a vital part of most post-production workflows. 

Accusonus, from Athens, Greece, have just released an update to their ERA (Enhancement and Repair of Audio) audio cleanup plugins that are targetted not just as sound designers, but also editors and podcasts.

So what does targeted at editors and podcasts mean? 

Simplicity. 

In reality, many busy editors don't have time to drill down and master all of the features and functions of every plugin. As a busy working editor once told me "sometimes you just put the plugin on and play with the knobs until you like it, I don't know what they do."  

Single-knob functionality is designed to avoid that by giving a powerful toolset as a result of... a single knob. 

Of course, you still need to know enough to know what you want, so you need to understand the basics of what is reverb or what is noisy audio when you hear it, and you need to know when it sounds "good."  But you'll only be playing with a single knob while you try to correct it. 

Accusonus achieves this by using AI and machine learning in their engineer to analyze the sound file and implement corrections to the sound based on that analysis.

Accusonus also offers more sophisticated interfaces with their "pro" platform that offers more functionality but costs a bit more. These plugins will appear more to those with a more sophisticated understanding of how they want to manipulate sound and have the time to do so. 

However, the user interface is still slick and modern and should be simple to understand and learn with clean information readouts to help you understand how the sound wave is getting processed.

Check out the Accusonics site for more info. They are running a launch sale with discounts of more than 20% off the purchase price through July 31st.

Tech Specs:

  • Noise Remover
  • Reverb Remover
  • De-Esser
  • Plosive Remover
  • Voice Leveler
  • De-Clipper
  • NLE support:  Adobe Premiere CC 2017 (or higher), Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4 (or higher), BlackMagic Design DaVinci Resolve 14 (or higher), Avid Media Composer 2018.12
  • Audio editor support: Avid Pro Tools 12.6 (or higher), Apple Logic Pro 10.4.3 (or higher), Adobe Audition CC 2017 (or higher), Apple GarageBand 10.3.2

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