ERA 4 Reverb Remover User Manual

ERA 4 Reverb Remover User Manual

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Introduction


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

Welcome

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

Reverb Remover is an one-knob audio effect plug-in that offers precision-grade dereverberation and automatic audio repair functionality without compromising audio quality. Based on the accusonus multi-patented audio restoration technology, Reverb Remover automatically estimates the reverberation profile and offers the means to adjust the reverberation amount with a single control.


Figure 1: Accusonus ERA 4 Reverb Remover
 

Features

  • Single knob operation
  • Simple and streamlined user interface
  • Automatic dereverberation
  • Precision-grade audio repair functionality
  • Uncompromised sound quality
  • Minimal CPU usage
  • Resizable UI

Installation & Activation

You can find the latest Reverb 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

Reverb 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

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

Supported plug-in hosts

Reverb 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: Reverb Remover is designed to be used as an audio effect plugin inside Digital Audio Workstations or Non-Linear Editing systems. Only the plug-in formats listed above are supported. Reverb 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 Reverb Remover is supported for yourself. If you encounter any problem, contact us and we would be happy to help.

ERA 4 Reverb Remover Operation

Processing


Figure 2: ERA 4 Reverb Remover - Processing Knob
 
This is the main control of Reverb 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.

Processing focus


Figure 3: ERA 4 Reverb Remover - Processing focus
 

Each of the Processing focus buttons “focuses” the dereverberation process on specific parts of the signal's frequency spectrum. There are five buttons:

  • All-freq. focus: This option applies the same processing to the full frequency spectrum of the signal.
  • Hi-freq. focus: This option focuses processing on the high-end range of the frequency spectrum of the signal.
  • Low-freq. focus: This option focuses processing on the low-end range of the frequency spectrum of the signal.
  • Hi/low-freq. focus: This option focuses processing more on the high and low-end range of the frequency spectrum of the signal and less to the mid range.
  • Mid-freq. focus: This option focuses processing more on the mid-range of the frequency spectrum of the signal and less to the high and low-end range.

Tip: These buttons are helpful when the undesired reverberation take up a specific part of the frequency spectrum. You can use the appropriate setting to tell Reverb Remover to apply most of the processing on those frequencies. This will reduce processing on other frequencies and leave your main signal as natural as possible.

Output gain


Figure 4: ERA 4 Reverb Remover - Output Gain
 
Due to the nature of dereverberation, the level of the output will be significantly lower than the level of the original. This is expected as the reverb of a sound source is taking up a lot of it's dynamic range.
The output gain works as a make-up gain and allows you to adjust the level of the output signal. Reverb Remover features also an Auto option, which automatically optimizes the output level.
Unless you need to adjust the output gain manually for some reason, selecting Auto Gain is the best option. Note that Output Gain is also bypassed when the ON/OFF button is active. This is very helpful when comparing the original to the processed signals.

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

A/B switch


Figure 5: ERA 4 Reverb 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 Focus) 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 6: ERA 4 Reverb 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 Reverb 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

Reverb 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 7: ERA 4 Reverb 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 .