updated 04:20 pm EDT, Tue June 5, 2007
BIAS has released SoundSoap Pro, a new Universal Binary edition of the the noise reduction and restoration plug-in aimed at professional audio producers, engineers, musicians, sound designers, videographers, and forensic scientists, SoundSoap Pro uses an integrated interface with single plug-in window to present a series of audio clean-up tools including "Hum & Rumble," "Click & Crackle," "Broadband," and "Noise Gate". Each plug-in tab provides parameter feedback, allowing the user to monitor the primary tool settings globally, regardless of which tool is currently selected.
"SoundSoap Pro's tool area features a unique, global, real-time spectrogram — providing constant visual monitoring of spectral noise that may be in need of treatment. With its intuitive color codes, the spectrogram allows users to discern problem areas and make relevant tool adjustments, all while listening to — and watching — the results," said BIAS officials. "Furthermore, users can easily hear the noise they are reducing by selecting 'Noise Only.' Unlike Bypass — which can be used globally or for each tool, and which bypasses the processing — the Noise Only button allows the user to hear, on a global level, only what is being removed."
BIAS SoundSoap Pro 1.2 is available immediately at a price of $600. It is also available as part of the Peak Pro XT edition at $100. Registered users of SoundSoap Pro may a free update to version 1.2 from the BIAS web site, where a 14-day trial is also available.