Sound Restoration Software

Dec 1, 2010 9:00 AM, By George Petersen



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DNS One—the first software-based, dialog noise-suppression plug-in from CEDAR—is available in RTAS format for Pro Tools HD and LE (Mac OS X and Windows), with the same audio quality and performance as the DNS1500, DNS2000 and DNS3000. A DNS Control System GUI lets users control as many instances of DNS One as the host system can support, plus up to 126 instances of DNS2000 and DNS3000. It’s fully integrated with Pro Tools’ automation and hardware control surfaces, such as the ICON, D-Control and D-Command..

CEDAR Tools is a range of AudioSuite plug-ins with advanced processes (Auto-Dehiss/Declip/Retouch/Declick/Decrackle/Dethump) tp eliminate audio degradations on the Pro Tools PC platform. All offer high-resolution processing of up to 48 tracks simultaneously.

Known for its extensive mastering, restoration, analysis and surround sound Virtual Precision Instruments (VPIs) for its AudioCube 24-bit/192kHz multichannel DAW, Cube-Tec now also offers VPIs for the Pro Tools platform. New RTAS versions of the AudioCube restoration plug-ins developed for Pro Tools (Mac OS X) include DeBuzz, Spectral DeHiss Expert, DeScratcher, DeCrackler, DeClipper and RepairFilter. Also planned are Azimuth and DePop, the latter designed to remove low-frequency impulse noise bursts, which can occur on optical film soundtracks. A number of Cube-Tec VPIs are also offered for the Sequoia platform.


Mix Reviews RX Advanced Software

iZotope is now shipping its second-generation RX and RX Advanced software, which include the original’s Denoise, Spectral Repair, Declick, Declip and Remove Hum modules while adding DSP algorithm improvements and new Decrackle and Channel Operations modules. RX 2 Advanced expands the package with an adaptive Denoiser mode, a Deconstruct module, third-party plug-in hosting, iZotope 64-bit SRC™ resampling, MBIT+™ dither, iZotope Radius time/pitch control, multi-resolution Spectral Repair and automatic azimuth correction. It supports Windows and Mac (OS 10.5 and later) for stand-alone use and as plug-ins for Pro Tools 7 and above (RTAS/AudioSuite), VST, MAS, AU and DirectX.

Sonic Studio’s soundBlade Version 1.3.5 handles mastering, editing, restoration, recording and mixing chores, with up to 16 channels at up to 192 kHz and real-time AU and VST DSP hosting. Standard is Sonic EQ LE, DDP file delivery, background SRC, TPDF redithering, and iZotope’s SRC and MBIT+ redithering. Options include the NoNOISE II restoration suite, renovator spectral restoration and more. New to NoNOISE II is the FixIt suite, providing DeClick/DeCrackle/DeNoise, analog and digital noise suppression, transient and broadband noise elimination, specialized restoration EQs and real-time DeNoise.

Sonnox Restore plug-ins (Oxford DeBuzzer, Oxford DeClicker and Oxford DeNoiser) offer fast, effective removal of pops, clicks, crackles, scratches, hum, buzz and extraneous background noise. Each plug-in in this Native suite uses a two-step approach, where a detection section pinpoints unwanted noise followed by a removal section that determines the desired level of repair while minimizing collateral damage to the original audio. Supported formats include RTAS, AU and VST platforms.


EM Reviews Sound Forge Pro 10

Designed for audio editing and mastering duties on the PC platform, Sony Creative Software’s Sound Forge Pro 10 is an all-in-one, 24-bit/192kHz production suite for audio recording/mastering, sound design, audio restoration and Red Book CD creation. In addition to 64-bit SRC sample-rate conversion and MBIT+ bit-depth dithering from iZotope, Sound Forge 10 ships with Noise Reduction 2, a suite of audio correction plug-ins including Noise Reduction, Audio Restoration, Click and Crackle Removal, and Clipped Peak Restoration.

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