Advanced intelligence lets you zero in on noise without hurting your music.
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The Waves Z-Noise Native Noise Reduction Plug-In raises the audio restoration bar. Waves originally set the standard for professional audio restoration software with their acclaimed X-Noise plug-in.
Waves Z-Noise is a single-ended broadband noise reduction audio processor. It very effectively reduces noise while preserving the highest audio quality. Superficially, Z-Noise works like other broadband noise reduction processors that use a noise profile, or noise print, to differentiate valid signal from noise.
Waves Z-Noise plug-in uses intelligent multilevel decision algorithms to maximize noise reduction with minimum unwanted artifacts. Plus, Z-Noise uses a more musical band split method for more natural results throughout the sound spectrum.
The Z-Noise audio restoration software is ideal for removing additive noise such as tape hiss, vinyl surface damage, wind, air conditioner and ventilation system noise. Z-Noise offers several improvements, including:
Z-Noise works on the complete frequency spectrum, thus high-frequency hiss and low-frequency rumble can be removed in the same pass, making it a truly broadband noise removal tool.
Real-time operation allows you to adjust parameters and hear the results immediately
Extract Profile Mode—You don't always have a section of pure noise from which to create a noise profile. Using the Extract Noise Profile feature, you can create a noise profile from a noise sample which is "contaminated" by program material you want to save.
Adaptive Mode - You do not necessarily need to create a noise profile in order to reduce noise. In the Adaptive Mode, Z-Noise extracts a noise profile on-the-fly and reduces the noise even if the profile changes over time.
Better transient treatment—Waves Z-Noise offers improved transient handling as well as enhanced transient processing options that allow for greater noise reduction with less transients smearing. The noise reduction software can detect and enhance transients prior to noise reduction processing, then de-enhance the transients after noise reduction, thus allowing for more aggressive noise reduction while preserving transients.
Enhanced Noise profile adjustments—In both the normal and adaptive modes, Waves Z-Noise noise reduction software allows you to control the spectral nature of the noise profile. In this manner you can more precisely define what is a noise and what is program material.
Knee control lets you adjust the angle of the knee to smooth or sharpen reduction dynamics.