Following on from my EQ matching experiences when I heard about a plug-in that might help just at the right time, I had a similar experience with some interview clips that had been recorded in a reverbant space. Again I turned to the Digidesign User Conference for advice and found a relevant thread running on the Digidesign User Conference
There were two main suggestions on this thread, one expensive and one cheap. The expensive one is the NML RevCon–RR plug-in from tacsystem.com It is listed in their store at 123,900 Yen, which comes out at around £900, so I moved on to the other suggestion.
This was a plug-in not unsurprisingly called De-Verb from SPL and is part of their MicroPlugs range. What’s more this plug-in won’t break the bank and there even a trial version anyway so you don’t have to risk anything!
Once downloaded there isn’t much to explain as to how to use it. There are only two controls, one controls the amount of reverb reduction and then other is to adjust the gain to compensate for any level changes.
Does this one work? The answer is again yes it does, I was able to get about 12 to 14 dB of reduction before it sounded odd. It came across as a multi-band expander and just as you can overdo it, when you use an expander, so you can overdo this little plug-in, but again as time is money.
This plug-in got me out of another little corner quickly and effectively and so I had another happy customer. I shelled out 59 Euros and bought the plug-in before the trial ran out so I can make more happy customers. Yes I could have used an expander, possibly the Waves C4 or the WaveArts multi-band dynamics plug-in and got a good result after some time messing about but as with the Repli-Q plug-in to have a simple plug-in that does the job quickly and well is invaluable.