Zynaptiq has announced the introduction of two new plug-ins, UNCHIRP and UNFILTER. Here's the details that they have supplied us...
UNCHIRP is a real-time plug-in that removes the most objectionable artifacts associated
with low bit-rate lossy audio encoding, de-noising, and other processes that operate in the
frequency domain, commonly referred to as Chirping, Warbling, The Tweeties or
Underwater-Sound. This type of artifact has so far been virtually impossible to remove due
to its narrow-band and short-time nature. UNCHIRP salvages poorly encoded music,
speech that has gone through a poor GSM/satellite uplink, footage recorded with
consumer mobile devices, and material that has been de-noised too aggressively.
UNFILTER is a real-time plug-in utilizing a blind de-convolution process to remove filtering
effects, such as comb filtering, resonance, or excessive equalization – effectively
linearizing the frequency response of a signal virtually automatically. UNFILTER also
removes slow moving flanger/chorus effects, and can apply a detected filter response to
another signal, or store it for later use. Applications include repairing poorly mic'd
production sound or musical recordings, adapting multiple sounds to be in the same
acoustic "world", removing "boominess" or resonance, generally re-balancing the spectral
contour of a signal or creatively designing new sounds.
Pricing and Availability:
UNCHIRP will be available May 6th, 2013, and UNFILTER May 20th, 2013, from the
Zynaptiq website as well as through select international resellers. Free trial versions will
also be available.
Both plug-ins will come as AudioUnits, RTAS, AAX Native and VST for both Mac and
Windows operating systems.
Pricing is TBA.