BIAS SoundSoap

Feb 3, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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BIAS Inc. announced the soon-to-be-released SoundSoap Pro, a high-end audio restoration plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows XP, that will be offered for $599.

Rather than splitting the restoration process into separate plug-ins, SoundSoap Pro uses a unique integrated interface that allows the user to access any tool quickly and easily from within a single plug-in window. Tool navigation tabs are labeled “Hum & Rumble," "Click & Crackle," "Broadband" and "Noise Gate." The tabs provide convenient parameter feedback, allowing the user to monitor the primary tool settings globally, regardless of which tool is currently selected.

SoundSoap Pro's approach to multiband noise reduction focuses on speed, usability and performance. SoundSoap Pro groups 512 bands into 12 discrete threshold and reduction sliders, which can be easily grouped with a Lock button, and 12 vibrant level meters assist in threshold adjustments.

SoundSoap Pro's tool area features a unique, global, real-time spectrogram, providing constant visual monitoring of spectral noise that may be in need of treatment. With its intuitive color codes, the spectrogram allows users to discern problem areas and make relevant tool adjustments, all while listening to—and watching—the results. Users can also easily hear the noise they are reducing by selecting "Noise Only." Unlike Bypass, which can be used globally or for each tool and which bypasses the processing, the Noise Only button allows the user to hear, on a global level, only what is being removed.

"While our original SoundSoap continues to offer amazing results—with minimal cost and effort—we recognized the need for additional power and control to meet the demands of the professional audio restoration market," said Jason Davies, VP worldwide sales for BIAS. "SoundSoap Pro delivers a comprehensive suite of advanced restoration technologies in a single plug-in. This not only allows the user to choose easily between multiple tools, but also 'suggests' an order in which to apply them to achieve the best results. SoundSoap Pro's robust and unique feature set, efficient and intuitive controls, extensive native plug-in format compatibility and relatively affordable price should make for an irresistible investment for any professional audio customer."

SoundSoap Pro is designed for every major plug-in host, including Peak 4 (VST/AudioUnits), Pro Tools (RTAS), Logic Audio/Digital Performer (AudioUnits), Nuendo/Cubase SX/Wavelab (VST), Sonar (DirectX) and many other compatible hosts. BIAS SoundSoap Pro will be available Q1 2004 for $599 MSRP. SoundSoap users will be eligible to cross-grade to SoundSoap Pro when it is available.

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