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December 22, 2004
Following the recent release of their 'Oxford Reverb' plug-in, Sony Oxford extend their range of audio plug-in processors by announcing a new suite of plug-ins aimed at the audio restoration market. The 'Oxford Restoration Tools' are a bundle of three plug- ins designed to give ultimate control in dealing with noisy audio tracks, while retaining all the characteristics and brightness of the original material.
The three plug-ins, DeClick, DeBuzz and DeNoise, encapsulate four fundamental processes in audio restoration. The DeClick plug-in combines click and crackle removal, able to remove large pops and clicks, right through to tiny crackles, all within one plug-in. The DeBuzz plug-in has two modes ('strong' and 'weak') to minimize signal damage and is able to automatically track any slow drift in the fundamental buzz frequency. While the DeNoise plug-in can automatically track noise in auto mode, it can also provide traditional Noise Fingerprint capture. There is also a Mid-Side button for de-noising FM broadcasts and a 'Soft' control for reducing artefacts while working with heavy noise or dialogue.
DeClick Key Features
DeBuzz Key Features
DeNoise Key Features
The Oxford Restoration Tools are available for Digidesign ProTools, on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. They can be purchased now at www.sonyplugins.com and dealers worldwide.