Avid are offering the opportunity to get 50% off Instant Dialogue Cleaner from Audionamix. This is designed to be a simple solution for tough audio problems to remove complex, variable noise such as wind, nature sounds, traffic, music, and room ambience. Get it now for only $59 USD (reg. $119 USD) until September 20th, 2019.
Over the years the team at Audionamix have earned a reputation for developing smart and intuitive machine learning software that keeps pushing the boundaries of what we thought was possible in audio separation technologies. Audionamix discontinued their previous speech separation plug-in ADX SVC (Speech Volume Control) and replaced it with IDC (Instant Dialogue Cleaner) which in essence does the same thing as SVC but better. IDC takes the overall experience of dialogue separation technology too much higher levels.
Unlike SVC, IDC is a real-time processing plug-in which instantly cleans up dialogue. Watch the video below for a quick tour of the UI and to hear an example of how well IDC cleans up dialogue recorded in an extremely noisy environment.
IDC is a great example of when a plug-in developer listens and responds to their customers' feedback. Over the years the internet dependency wasn't particularly popular in Audionamix products so it's great to have a noise reduction plug-in by Audionamix that can be processed natively and instantly on a host computer without waiting for cloud servers to buffer.
The AI in IDC does a great job of targeting dialogue within less than perfect recorded audio. Speech quickly and effortlessly comes to the forefront. The background noise can be turned down by 24dB, which is a bit extreme but some users may need that level of reduction. I've found the best sounding results occur when the background noise is dialled back tastefully instead of dialled out "completely" as often the background noise in audio that is synced to video, needs some background sound left in for context.
I have quite the soft spot for plug-ins such as these that offer a stripped back set of controls, especially when such plug-ins do exactly what they say on the tin. To my ears, IDC is a well thought out product made for professionals that seriously don't have enough time on their hands to fiddle around with complex noise reduction software. This is one of those products that I cannot find any fault with except that there is sadly no demo available for you to download to try for yourself.