Audio noise reduction software for Mac and Windows gets new features 19/01/16
Soundness has announced availability of version 5 of their SoundSoap audio noise reduction software for Mac and Windows. SoundSoap is software that solves audio noise problems like unwanted hiss and background noises, clicks, pops, crackles, electrical hum, rumble, clipping, and low volume in media files. Soundness says that SoundSoap is used by hundreds of thousands of consumers and professionals worldwide to create stunning audio for their video and audio projects.
Steve Berkley, Founding Member of Soundness LLC, told us, "This version of SoundSoap makes audio restoration even more accessible. By automatically finding noise problems in media files, all you need to do is open the media file and SoundSoap starts working right away. We've added several other important features you won't find anywhere else in audio restoration software."
Soundness describe Soundsoap 5 thus...
SoundSoap is so easy to use that even average consumers can use it to fix audio noise problems, without requiring any audio expertise. SoundSoap is ideal for anyone creating videos, screencasts, podcasts, LP restoration, music, or dialogue. SoundSoap works as a full-featured standalone application or as an audio software plug-in for use in popular applications like Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere, Pro Tools, Logic X, GarageBand, Sonar, Adobe Audition, and Digital Performer.
SoundSoap 5 introduces groundbreaking new technology that finds and removes background noises automatically by analyzing the media file. The noise sample location now also be adjusted visually now by moving an indicator on a waveform display. Improved media playback controls make working with media files even easier, and a waveform display is now available for all file types. SoundSoap 5 adds FLAC and MP3 to an already impressive list of supported media file types. Improvements to the SoundSoap digital signal processing algorithms provide better removal of ground loops and other electrical noise problems in media files. The addition of high-resolution audio meters, a full bypass mode for before/after comparisons, and a parameter reset command are welcome additions in SoundSoap 5.
Soundness have also announced the release of SoundSoap+. Steve Berkley told us, "This new edition of SoundSoap has some exciting new innovations. We are thrilled to provide some of the additional controls and features the audio restoration community was asking us for."
This is how Soundness describe SoundSoap+...
An innovative Broadband Range Control sets the range of frequencies where broadband noise reduction is applied - great for reducing artifacts and surgical placement of noise reduction in the frequency spectrum. A downward expander with adjustable compression ratio and threshold provides very effective control over low-level noisy audio. Several additional tone enhancement presets are available for the multi-band compressor and provide more control over which audio frequencies are enhanced - great for enhancing vocals and action camera footage. SoundSoap+ also provides a control for the number of hum harmonics removed from the audio. Adjustable low and high-cut filter controls assist in eliminating hiss, rumble, and and other high and low-frequency issues. SoundSoap+ also provides a threshold control to adjust the audio level in the Track and Downward Expander features.
SoundSoap 5 and SoundSoap+ work as a standalone application and as Audio Unit, VST, and AAX audio plug-ins. The SoundSoap plug-ins require Mac OS 10.6 or later, and the standalone version requires Mac OS 10.9 or later. The Windows version of SoundSoap 5 and SoundSoap+ works on Windows 7, 8, and 10, and includes the standalone application as well as VST and AAX plug-ins. The standalone version of SoundSoap 5 and SoundSoap+ reads all major audio and video file formats, including QuickTime, H.264, CAF, MP4, MP3, FLAC, WAV and AIFF.
Pricing and Availability:
SoundSoap 5 and SoundSoap+ are available now. Both include the standalone application and plug-in versions.
SoundSoap 5costs $149 USD. SoundSoap 5. Previous owners of SoundSoap can upgrade to SoundSoap 5 for $49 USD. Customers who purchased SoundSoap 4 on or after October 1, 2015 will be provided a free upgrade to SoundSoap 5.
SoundSoap+ costs $249 USD. Previous owners of SoundSoap can upgrade to SoundSoap+ 5 for $99 USD.