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ERA Voice Leveler

ERA Voice Leveler

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Introduction


The ERA Voice Leveler is part of the ERA Bundle Standard and the ERA Bundle Pro

Welcome

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

ERA Voice Leveler is a one-knob audio effect plug-in that automatically balances the level of your audio. Based on the multi-patented accusonus algorithms, ERA Voice Leveler simply works and allows your audio to have consistent levels throughout a recording, especially on speech and dialogue cases.


Figure 1: Accusonus ERA Voice Leveler
 

Features

  • Single knob operation
  • Simple and streamlined user interface
  • Automatic level normalization
  • Input/output waveform view
  • Precision-grade audio repair functionality
  • Uncompromised sound quality
  • Resizable UI

Installation & Activation

You can find the latest ERA Voice Leveler installer in your accusonus "My Account" page, in the “Downloads” section (https://accusonus.com/dashboard ). For more information about installation and activation see the Activation Manual, which you can find along with the installer.

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

ERA Voice Leveler 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 10.9 or later

Windows

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

Supported sample rates

ERA Voice Leveler supports the following sample rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz.

Supported plug-in hosts

ERA Voice Leveler is fully tested in the following DAWs and NLEs:

  • Adobe Audition CC 2018
  • Adobe Premiere CC 2018
  • Apple Logic Pro 10.4
  • Apple Final Cut Pro 10.4
  • Audacity 2.2.2
  • Avid Pro Tools 12.8
  • Cockos Reaper 5
  • Presonus Studio One Pro

Warning: ERA Voice Leveler 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. ERA Voice Leveler 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 ERA Voice Leveler is supported for yourself. If you encounter any problems, let us know at support@accusonus.com .

ERA Voice Leveler Operation

Processing


Figure 2: ERA Voice Leveler - Processing Knob
 
This is the main control of ERA Voice Leveler. 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 control 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 modes


Figure 3: ERA Voice Leveler - Processing Modes
 

On the left side, below the processing knob, there is a 2-way toggle button. Use it to select the processing mode. The available modes are:

  • Normal
  • Tight
The processing mode affects the way Voice Leveler analyzes your signal and adapts the internal processing parameters. Use the default, Normal mode for a more natural processing, or use the Tight mode to make the processed signal more pronounced.
On the right side, there is the Emphasis button. You can enable this button, to apply an automatic and smooth tonal balancing on the processed signal. This setting will add an extra presence and liveliness to the sound, but only if it detects it's needed.

Example: Do you work with podcasts? Enable the Tight mode and your voice recording will have a more focused character. If you work with background music, this setting will probably make your voice ``sit`` better in the mix.

Tip: The Emphasis button has a led indicator next to the button name. This indicator informs you when Voice Leveler detects that your audio recording is not tonally balanced and will automatically process it to fix this.

Output gain


Figure 4: ERA Voice Leveler - Output Gain
 
The audio output of ERA Voice Leveler is always louder than the input audio, because it essentially increases the level of the quiet parts of your recording to match the levels of the loud parts. The output gain allows you to adjust the level of the balanced output signal to the rest of the elements of your session.
Note that this gain is also bypassed when the ON/OFF switch is set to OFF. This is very helpful when comparing the original and the processed signals.

Waveform view


Figure 5: ERA Voice Leveler - Input/Output Waveform
 

At the bottom of the plug-in window you can find a waveform view. Here, Voice Leveler will show the input (with black) and output signals (with yellow) to help you quickly understand how much processing is applied and how each part of your recording is affected.

A/B switch


Figure 6: ERA Voice Leveler - 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, Mode & Emphasis) independently for the A and the B setting. You can use the A/B switch to quickly compare two settings and help you in your decision.

ON/OFF switch


Figure 7: ERA Voice Leveler - 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 ERA Voice Leveler 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

ERA Voice Leveler 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 8: ERA Voice Leveler - Window Resize
 

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