Keep a hand free for ERA-D
We awarded ERA-D 9/10 way back in
225, and Accusonus’ combination noise and reverb reduction plugin is every bit as impressive now as it was three years ago.
The De-Noise and De-Reverberation modules can be employed independently, or together in series (Cascade) or parallel; and as well as regular mono and stereo processing, each can incorporate the signal from a second microphone as a reference point for improving that of the main mic. In Cascade and Parallel modes, the two modules share “estimation” data, treating noise and reverb as related and intertwined, with the goal of simply delivering a clean, dry output.
Although the two main knobs serve the same noise/reverb reducing role as they do in Noise and Reverb Remover, here much more control is given over the particulars of the algorithms. The pop-out Advanced panel houses sliders for tweaking adaptation speeds (Time Constant), switching between three different noise reduction styles, and applying “musical” and “impulsive” artefact suppression. Further to that, ERA-D is a multiband device, with separate post-processing Intensity modifier knobs for each of its four fully adjustable bands. Powerful stuff for the professional audio-restoration maven.
ERA-D is on a different level altogether to the other four plugins