In their well-insulated audio engineering labs during an icy Norway winter, our friends at Acon Digital are always hard at work to bring us new and improved plug-ins across all major types of audio processing, plus some unique processors and restoration tools that are often attempted, but rarely nailed like the tools they’ve brought to AAX.
Acon Digital has had fans at Avid for years. Remember, many of us count music creation as a hobby if not a second profession. So we are thrilled to be able to offer six of their fantastic plug-ins on Avid Marketplace for sale to Pro Tools users, including our large and fast-growing population of subscribers.
The plug-ins from Acon Digital are known problem-solvers – used by mastering professionals and beginners hopping onto Pro Tools|First. The collection available for the company’s Avid|Marketplace debut include some indispensable processors and the award-winning flagship Restoration Suite. Let’s have a look at a few of them.
Acon Digital DeFilter is an efficient tool to even out tonal imbalances in a recording or reduce resonant peaks or dips in the frequency spectrum. Another AAX tool, Acon Digital Verberate is an algorithmic reverb plug-in that simulates real acoustical spaces with a new degree of realism. Its anti-plug-in, Acon Digital DeVerberate attenuates or boost the reverberation that’s already present in recorded material and lets you rescue the audio from that camera shot or voice-over with too much room reverb.
Want a comprehensive set of tools for audio restoration? Acon Digital Restoration Suite has all the tools to save you countless hours on the key elements of artifact removal and cleanup. Use DeNoise to reduce stationary noise, such as broadband noise, hiss, wind noise, buzz and camera noise. The design focuses on preserving as much of the original signal as possible during the noise reduction process. As a result, DeNoise can reduce or in many cases completely remove the noise in a very transparent manner without loss of transients, attacks or “air” in the recording.
DeHum targets hum and buzz typically introduced by poorly grounded electrical equipment, but also other tonal noise sources like electrical motor noise. Use DeClick to eliminate impulsive noise from clicks, crackle, plosives and thumps. These distortions are frequently encountered on LP and 78 RPM records, but also occur in digital recordings when recording voice without pop shield or due to drop-outs or distorted data packets. DeClip restores audio recordings affected by analog or digital clipping.
“We’re really excited to work with our friends at Avid and get our AAX Plug-Ins in front of more users. There are tons more users getting on the bandwagon with affordable subscription and Pro Tools | First. The team at Avid was always there to help me navigate the process and I know that Avid Marketplace will help us get our very special plug-ins out in front of a lot of people we couldn’t reach ourselves.”
—Stian Aagedal, CEO at Acon AS
Saving the best news for last, if you purchase any of the six new plug-ins from Acon Digital on Avid Marketplace by April 15th, you’ll save 30 percent on the already attractive retail prices for these great tools – so head to the Avid Store and snap them up, then enjoy years of award-winning effects and restoration power from Acon Digital!