Audified has introduced SpeakUp. It is a plugin designed to make creating voice-overs easier. Adjusting the volume of a spoken word in a video can be time consuming. Audified thought there could be a much easier way to edit voice-overs. So, they created SpeakUp.
SpeakUp has emerged from the necessity to simplify the process of creating voiceovers and YouTube shows. SpeakUp plugin bundle does exactly that. Applying the SpeakUp Sensor plugin on the speech track and the SpeakUp Performer on the music allows you to focus only on what is really important – your show. User friendly control allows you to adjust the plug-in behavior to suit you the best.
SpeakUp Sensor features:
Sensitivity – adjust the threshold of voice-over detection
Lookahead – tell the Sensor plugin how much to delay the speech so the music fades-out before the speech in the final render
Control Bus – choose up to two independent control busses if you need sophisticated scenario
Force Talk – push this button to be heard immediately no matter if you reach the Sensitivity threshold or not.
Sensor Mode features:
Ducking Amount – defines the currently applied amount (0-100%) of desired attenuation
Fade-out Time – transition time between 0% and 100% Ducking Amount
Fade-in Time – transition time between 100% and 0% Ducking Amount
Hold Time – keep the Ducking Amount value at 100% while there is no speech
Target Attenuation – set the target attenuation applied on the music track
Speech Frequencies Attenuation – set the attenuation of speech filter applied on your music track to enhance intelligibility of the voice-over
Control Bus – set the performer to listen to Sensor signals on up to two independent control busses
Automation Mode is driven by our will. You write a Ducking Amount parameter automation curve directly to your DAW (in Sensor Mode), modify it or even redraw it from scratch. Then just let the SpeakUp Automation mode do its magic. Performer is only controlled by the Ducking Amount parameter value read from DAW, Sensor signals do not have effect in this mode.
Audified has released RecAll. It can capture a live event without risking missing a part. RecAll is currently priced at $49 (regular price $99) and is for Mac OS X 10.6 – Mac OS X 10.13. Audified will let you try RecAll free for 30 days.
An awesome live show but no time for a slow DAW preparation? Do you risk missing an important part of the event? Record it all. Simply. Quickly. RecAll.
Audified points out that when you are reinforcing live events, there is no extra time for auxiliary recording. Although most DAW’s can be set up to record multichannel events, the configuration is not straightforward and the DAW is over-featured for simple recording tasks.
RecAll is fast and simple. Open the application, select the setup from a template and press record.
RecAll provides two types of meters, automatically toggling during the recording process. When the recording is off, you see the standard meters showing the signal level at the given time. If you start recording, the meters show the signal history, so you don’t need to check the meters all the time, especially if the RecAll window is hidden.
Easy setup and control
Maximum 256 stereo and mono tracks
Instant playback of the recorded tracks
Stereo mix recorded aside
Meters showing recorded history
Comfortable setup of multiple strips simultaneously
Audified develops software applications, software effects and hardware processors for musicians, audio engineers and installed audio. Audified has introduced the DW Drum Enhancer “the only drum processor you’ll ever need”. It is an all-in-one drum processing tool designed and tuned by DW recording engineers.
The DW Drum Enhancer is not just one effect. It has several EQs and compressors inside. By dialing the drum type the plug-in automatically chooses appropriate gate and compressor model and sets the 3-band EQ’s frequencies to ideal values. Five types of valve saturation will give your drum tracks the real-life feel.
Usually, you would need several plug-ins to gate, compress and EQ your drums as you desire. It’s hard to find the right match of the processors, and you have to care about levels between the plug-ins. You also have to tune your sound in several windows at the same time.
With DW Drum Enhancer, all these troubles are gone. One click sets up your system and the only thing you have to care about is the fine tuning and gentle saturation of your sound. You save time and insert slots and CPU power.
The fastest way to get to the desired drum sound is to use the DWDE presets. Those were carefully prepared in DW studios by professionals that specialize in drum recording on a daily basis.
The intelligent and tweakable Gate helps to remove unwanted signal from the recorded material. The compressor type, knee and times depend on the drum type selection. The chance to use parallel compression gives you endless sonic options.
The DWDE EQ was precicely designed by the DW engineers for the perfect EQ sweet spots. The knob’s frequencies, Q’s and high/low pass behavior depends on the drum type you dial in the selector section. The Pre and Post positions are standard.
The rise of digital audio production tools has forever changed the landscape of the medium. It might be fun to wax nostalgic over the recording studios of the past, with their rooms of big, bulky gear that looked really cool on photographs inside of a record sleeve. But for all their glory, those studios weren’t accessible to most. You had to be well connected and flush with cash to gain entrance. And while today it’s easier than ever to produce high quality audio with nothing more than a laptop, one thing that many producers long for is that “warm valve” tone that came naturally with all of that big, bulky gear.
Audio engineering companies have worked for decades to try and replicate the richness of valve-based gear using only software algorithms. A recent entrant to this arena is Audified with its inValve Effects plugin. This plugin includes:
inValve Preamp: A precise software emulation of a tube amplifier. Adds warmth and smoothness you’ll need for analog-sounding mixes.
inValve Compressor: Emulation of a standard analog tube-based compressor.
inValve Equalizer: A four-band parametric equalizer with additional hi-pass and lo-pass filters.
The inValve Effects plugin can be used natively on Windows and macOS-based DAWs that run AAX, AU, or VST plugins. inValve Effects normally retails for $49 but the plugin is on sale for a limited time for $19.