Petaluma, CA (June 1, 2004)–Last week, BIAS, Inc. began shipping SoundSoap Pro–the high-end audio restoration plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows XP, aimed at professional audio producers, engineers, musicians, sound designers, videographers, and forensic scientists. Along with the company’s highly successful SoundSoap, BIAS now provides noise reduction solutions for users at all levels.
“We’re excited to now offer our much anticipated professional restoration solution,” said Jason Davies, VP worldwide sales for BIAS. “Since we first demonstrated SoundSoap Pro at AES in New York, countless professionals in the pro audio, video, broadcast, music, and media markets have been eagerly awaiting its release. At nearly half the price of its closest competitor, such high quality and easy to use restoration power has never been more affordable. Even customers already using another solution will welcome SoundSoap Pro’s unique power, flexibility, and professional results.”
Rather than splitting the restoration process into separate plug-ins, SoundSoap Pro uses a unique, integrated interface that allows the user to access any tool quickly and easily from within a single plug-in window. Tool navigation tabs are labeled (left to right) “Hum & Rumble,” “Click & Crackle,” “Broadband,” and “Noise Gate”–reflecting the suggested order in which the operations should be performed, to obtain the best possible results. The tabs provide convenient parameter feedback, allowing the user to monitor the primary tool settings globally, regardless of which tool is currently selected.
SoundSoap Pro’s approach to multi-band noise reduction focuses on speed, usability, and performance. SoundSoap Pro groups 512 bands into 12 discrete threshold and reduction sliders–delivering dramatically enhanced efficiency, ease-of-use, and superb sonic results. The sliders may be easily grouped with a lock button, and 12 vibrant level meters assist in threshold adjustments. When used with SoundSoap Pro’s additional attack, release, and tilt controls, even the toughest broadband noise can be easily and dramatically reduced, while dramatically minimizing the chance of any inadvertent artifacts.
SoundSoap Pro is designed for every major plug-in host. The roster includes BIAS Peak 4 (VST/Audio Units), Pro Tools (RTAS), Avid Express DV (Audio Suite), Peak 4/Logic Audio/Digital Performer (Audio Units), Nuendo, Cubase SX/SL, Wavelab (VST), Sonar, Premiere (DirectX), and many other compatible hosts.
BIAS SoundSoap Pro is available now through the worldwide network of authorized BIAS dealers and distributors at a suggested retail price of $599. BIAS’ original entry-level SoundSoap remains available at a suggested retail price of $99. SoundSoap customers may upgrade to SoundSoap Pro for $499. Further information can be found at: www.bias-inc.com/soundsoappro.