By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS)
Sound has always been a huge issue when filming on location. Even if you have experts using great equipment, invariably you may still end up shooting something in a location with a lot of echo or reverb. (Update: There’s a new video at the end of the article, which goes into more detail.)
In a situation like that, the solution tends to be dubbing via woefully misnamed automated dialogue replacement (ADR). Now CrumplePop has introduced a plugin that works with either Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere Pro called EchoRemover, and it does exactly what it says: Easily remove echo and reverb from your audio.
Check out the introduction video for the plugin below:
My first reaction to seeing the plugin in action was ,”What kind of sorcery is this?” Drag and drop with only three sliders to change the parameters seems way too simple.
Of course, it’s not magic, as CrumplePop says the secret is the powerful reverb removal algorithm that it will restore audio with mild, moderate, and, in some cases, even severe echo. So whether your audio was recorded in a room that reflects sound, or inside of a Cathedral, CrumplePop EchoRemover can save your audio by:
- Automatically removes audio echo and reverb
- Rescue interviews, dialog, and vocals that would be unusable
- Easy – just drag and drop
The plugin will run you about $99, but for a limited time you can purchase it at the reduced price of only $49 dollars. Click here to purchase CrumplePop EchoRemover. Here’s another video on using EchoRemover: