Whether you're shooting videos, building websites, creating presentations, or making music, you probably care about your audio. Now there's an easy-to-use tool that will make your work sound better th... Click To Read More About This Product
Whether you're shooting videos, building websites, creating presentations, or making music, you probably care about your audio. Now there's an easy-to-use tool that will make your work sound better than ever.
BIAS SoundSoap scrubs audio squeaky clean, dramatically reducing tape hiss, buzzing, hum, rumble, and most other types of background noise. Making a road movie and need to remove tire noise? Burning CDs from your old tape collection? A perfect narration, except for that annoying air conditioner? SoundSoap them all.
Best of all, while the software uses incredibly advanced technology to do its magic, you don't need to be an audio expert. Just click the one-step Learn Noise button, and watch it automatically clean your audio. Or fine tune the intuitive controls for even more professional results in just seconds.
SoundSoap's Noise Tuner control helps you tune in the hiss and other background noise you want to remove, much like tuning in a radio station. The Learn Noise button will automatically set this control for you. Or, if you like, you can grab it and adjust it manually. The only button you really need to know is Learn Noise. In less than 3 seconds, the software will automatically profile any noise in your signal and adjust the Noise Tuner and Noise Reduction knobs to their ideal settings.
The optimal amount of noise reduction is set automatically (once you click the Learn Noise button). You can also manually adjust the noise reduction. A low setting is good for subtle noise control; for bigger problems, just crank it up and listen to the noise evaporate.
Just how much cleaning is taking place? The unique Wash Window lets you listen and watch while it goes to work. The left side of the SoundSoap Display shows the unprocessed signal, while the right side shows it after it's been cleaned up. (Blue = desired audio signal; red = noise.)
Professional recording engineers know that very low-frequency noise, called "rumble," can be just as troublesome as tape hiss and other higher-frequency noise. With one click on the Remove Rumble button, rumble is practically eliminated, such as an idling truck, or any similar such noise below 40Hz.
Few things can ruin a fine recording as much as a loud hum, typically introduced by electrical interference from fluorescent lights or inferior wiring. Now, when hum raises its ugly head, chop it off with one click of the Remove Hum button. Choose 60Hz (for North America and most other regions with ~120 VAC electricity) or 50Hz (for most regions with ~220 VAC electricity).
The Mode selection lets you choose whether SoundSoap is on or off. You can also listen to just the offending noise (Noise Only); this can be very handy for adjusting the Noise Tuner while preserving the desired sound.
In standalone mode, the program operates as its own application and is able to process the sound of almost any digital video or audio file including QuickTime, DV (camcorder format), MOV, WAV, AIFF, SDII. There's no better, faster, or easier way to clean up your audio files or video soundtracks.
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Very Powerful Plug-in that is amazingly easy to use. very intuitive you can pick it up and use it immediately. Learns the signal and removes the noise without taking away the positive character of the sound or track. Highly recommended. Great price as well. would gladly pay more.
I use SoundSoap 2 (Mac OS X version) to clean up and eliminate hiss from audio tracks I import from cassette as well as the soundtracks of home movies I film. Some camcorders will record camera noise and SoundSoap 2 makes it easy to pull that right out. I use the the standalone application rather than the audio plug-in, which I have not tried. The simple interface makes cleaning audio fun and simple, but it is at the same time frustrating. It's great to actually see the noise you are pulling out. However, the application window is not resizeable, so even though I have a nice 24" LCD monitor, I have to work at the small fixed window size. That keeps me from being able enlarge the audio timeline as well, so if the audio I'm cleaning happens to be long, like from a home movie, the small working area makes it extremely difficult to work with. If it would just scale like a Quicktime Player window, I could stretch it out across my large monitor and be much less frustrated. Obviously, this problem won't apply if you use the plug-in within your regular software. Even with these problems, SoundSoap 2 still does a nice job of simply cleaning up your audio files.