ERA 4 Plosive Remover User Manual

ERA 4 Plosive Remover User Manual

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Introduction


ERA 4 Plosive Remover is part of ERA 4 Bundle Standard and ERA 4 Bundle Pro

Welcome

Thank you for choosing accusonus ERA 4 Plosive Remover. In order to better understand the main concepts and operation of Plosive Remover, please take the time to read this user manual.
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Overview

Plosive Remover is an one-knob audio effect plug-in that offers precision-grade removal of plosive sounds caused by the mechanical impact of fast-moving air on the microphone capsule during voice recordings. Based on the multi-patented accusonus algorithms, Plosive Remover simply works and allows for efficient processing without compromising audio quality.


Figure 1: Accusonus ERA 4 Plosive Remover
 

Features

  • Single knob operation
  • Simple and streamlined user interface
  • Automatic plosive sound reduction
  • Real-Time Processing Display
  • Listen to the plosives only button
  • Precision-grade audio repair functionality
  • Uncompromised sound quality
  • Minimal CPU usage
  • Resizable UI

Installation & Activation

You can find the latest Plosive Remover installer in the Downloads section. For more information about the installation and activation procedure, see the Activation Manual , which you can find along with the installer or in the Accusonus Help Center .

System requirements

Your computer must have:

  • a modern architecture CPU.
  • a minimum of 2GB RAM memory.
  • at least 50MB free space on your hard disk.
  • a minimum screen resolution of 800x600 pixels.

Supported formats

Plosive Remover is available as a mono or stereo audio effect plug-in in the following formats:

Mac

  • AU (32/64-bit)
  • VST (32/64-bit)
  • AAX Native (64-bit)
  • for macOS 10.10 or later

Windows

  • VST (32/64-bit)
  • AAX Native (64-bit)
  • for Windows 7 (with SP1) or later

Supported sample rates

Plosive Remover supports the following sample rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz.

Supported plug-in hosts

Plosive Remover is fully tested in the following DAWs and NLEs:

  • Adobe Audition CC 2017 (or higher)
  • Adobe Premiere CC 2017 (or higher)
  • Apple Logic Pro 10.4.3 (or higher)
  • Apple GarageBand 10.3.2
  • Audacity 2.2.2 (not 2.3.0 yet)
  • Avid Pro Tools 12.6 (or higher)
  • Avid Media Composer 2018.12
  • Final Cut Pro 10.4 (or higher)
  • Presonus Studio One 3 Pro (or higher)
  • Reaper v5.9

Warning: Plosive Remover is designed to be used as an audio effect plug-in inside Digital Audio Workstations or Non-Linear Editing systems. Only the plug-in formats listed above are supported. Plosive Remover does not operate as a stand-alone application .

Warning: There are just too many combinations of DAWs and plug-in formats out there, so there's always something we might have not tested. If you don't see your DAW above, you can always download the free, fully-functional 14-day trial and see if Plosive Remover is supported for yourself. If you encounter any problem, contact us and we would be happy to help.

ERA 4 Plosive Remover Operation

Processing


Figure 2: ERA 4 Plosive Remover - Processing knob
 
This is the main control of Plosive Remover. Most of the time you don't have to do anything else. Just dial in the amount of processing you want and you're done! The knob values range from 0% to 100% and controls the amount of processing applied to the audio signal.

Tip: You can double-click on the control to reset it to its default value.

Processing mode


Figure 3: ERA 4 Plosive Remover - Processing mode
 
Under the processing knob, there is a toggle button to fine-tune the processing applied by the plug-in. There are two processing modes available:
  • Normal
  • Extreme

Tip: Use the Extreme mode in situations where plosives are too severe.

Example: Breath pops (plosives) is a common problem in voice recordings. They're usually caused by wrong microphone placement or lack of a pop-filter. Whether you're facing subtle pops or really intense plosives, using the appropriate mode (Normal or Extreme) will help you eliminate the problem.

Processing indicator


Figure 4: ERA 4 Plosive Remover - Processing Indicator
 

On the right top of the plug-in window, there is a processing indicator. It is actually a visual cue to Plosive Remover and will help you understand when and how much process is happening. The number of active leds depends on the: a) amount of processing and b) input level.

Output gain


Figure 5: ERA 4 Plosive Remover - Output Gain
 
Due to the nature of processing, the level of the output signal can be lower than the level of the original audio. The output gain works as a make-up gain and allows you to adjust the level of the output signal. Note that this gain is also bypassed when the ON/OFF switch is set at OFF. This is very helpful when comparing the original and the processed signals.

Tip: You can double-click on a control to reset it to its default value.

Real-time Processing Display


Figure 6: ERA 4 Plosive Remover - Real-Time Processing Display
 

At the bottom of the plug-in window, there is a real-time processing display. Plosive Remover will show you where the plosives exist (with orange) on the incoming signal's waveform (with black) . The more processing you apply on the signal, the more plosives will be detected, hence more plosives will be shown on the waveform.

Listen to the plosives button


Figure 7: ERA 4 Plosive Remover - DIFF button
 

On the right side, under the Output meter, you can find the DIFF button. Enable it to listen to what Plosive Remover is removing during processing. In other words, you'll hear the difference between the input and the output signals.

Tip: Enable the DIFF button and adjust the main processing knob, until you listen to a bit of the voice being removed along with the unwanted plosives. Turn the knob back a little bit, choose the desired processing mode and there you are! This way, the signal will stay as natural as possible.

A/B switch


Figure 8: ERA 4 Plosive Remover - A/B switch
 
There might come a time where you're not sure which setting is better. Note, that you can adjust the plug-in controls (Processing, Output Gain and Mode) independently for the A and the B setting. You can use the A/B switch to quickly compare two settings and decide which one is better.

ON/OFF switch


Figure 9: ERA 4 Plosive Remover - ON/OFF switch
 
The ON/OFF switch allows you to turn on or off the plug-in processing. When the switch is at the OFF position, all processing is bypassed and the original signal comes through Plosive Remover untouched.

Tip: We suggest to use the ON/OFF switch (instead of the DAW's bypass control for the plug-in). This will keep your audio in sync with the rest of your tracks in your DAW session.

Resizing the plug-in window

Plosive Remover offers the option to resize the plug-in window. This can be especially helpful if you have large or high-resolution screens or you just want to focus on a specific task. Click the zoom icon at the top right corner and choose between three settings.


Figure 10: ERA 4 Plosive Remover - Window resize
 

Warning: Low resolution screens such as 800x600 cannot correctly display the plug-in for zoom options above 100%. Additionally, some hosts may clip the plug-in window in such low resolutions.

Support

Get in touch

If this manual didn't cover your queries or if you haven't found an answer to your question in our Help Center , you can also use this form to contact our technical support team or reach us at support@accusonus.com .