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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

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