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Sound Devices NoiseAssist Real-Time Noise Suppression Plugin

The NoiseAssist plugin is now available for 8-series recorder/mixers

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Sound Devices announces NoiseAssist, a Noise Suppression Plugin for their 8-Series professional audio mixer-recorders such as the Scorpio, Sound Devices 833, and 888.

NoiseAssist is an advanced signal processing algorithm that reduces background noises such as traffic, generators, HVAC noise, and more. Furthermore, with this plugin, users get the benefits of a simple user interface with only one adjustment, the amount of background noise to suppress.

The NoiseAssist plugin is available now at store.sounddevices.com for an introductory price of $600. 

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Next Level Noise Suppression

In essence, the NoiseAssist plugin automatically and continuously monitors the background noise independently from the desired speech in the signal. Users do not need to ‘learn’ the signal, as this is done automatically.

In addition, NoiseAssist very accurately discriminates between the desired speech signal and background noise through proprietary advanced multi-band frequency, level, and statistical calculations.

The background noise and reverberation can then be seamlessly suppressed by a user-selectable dB level without affecting the desired speech signal.

Furthermore, this process is all done in real time with just 1 ms of latency, thanks to the 8-Series’ high-horsepower FPGA processing. 

Up to two instances of NoiseAssist can run on any combination of isolated channels (excluding 17-32 on Scorpio), bus L, or bus R.

Also, NoiseAssist maintains the two independent audio channels’ excellent frequency bandwidth, while effectively suppressing the background noise and reverberation.

Compatible with Scorpio, 888, and 833 Recorder/Mixers

The optional NoiseAssist plugin is compatible with all 8-Series mixer-recorders running firmware version 5.00 or higher, which may be downloaded from sounddevices.com/download.

Firmware version 5.00 also includes support for the Sonosax SX-LC8+ Control Surface.

Sound Devices NoiseAssist Install Tutorial:

If you are an 8-series users, you can visit store.sounddevices.com/product/noiseassist to hear a demo of the plugin and purchase NoiseAssist.

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