The balance between direct sound and reverberation is essential for the acoustic quality of audio recordings. DeVerberate is plug-in that can attenuate or boost the reverberation that is already present in recorded material. The novel real-time algorithm works equally well with mono as with stereo recordings and splits the incoming audio into an estimation of the direct sound and the reverberated sound which can then be recombined freely. The improvement process can be monitored visually using the spectral representations of the input and output signal as well as of the estimated reverberation.
Acon Digital DeVerberate is available for both Windows (PC) and OS X (Macintosh). Both 32 and 64-bit versions are available, and the plug-in formats VST, AAX and Audio Units (OS X only) are supported.
Reviewed By Brother Charles
January 13, 2014
I spent some evaluation time with DeVerberate and I came away smiling. Acon Digital continues to pursue excellence across their whole product line. I can honestly report that this plug-in does indeed accord a tremendous degree of control over the amount of perceived ambience heard in any audio clip. I found that it was entirely possible to remove offending "room" noise from less-than-optimal vocal tracks. This plug-in makes it easy to edit a live club or large hall recording and bring "focus" to the music whilst greatly lessening unwanted, "boomy" reverberation.
DeVerberate performs well and achieves better results than relying on transient shaping plug-ins for controlling ambience on prerecorded material. Priced at only $99, it deserves serious consideration in comparison to similar products costing three or four times as much. Of course, Acon Digital strive to improve all their audio-software on a regular basis, so future upgrades will assuredly keep this excellent "secret weapon" in the top tray of many engineers' tool boxes.
My one niggle with Acon Digital plug-ins is that although you can manually type/enter values, this feature doesn't work in one of my favorite DAW's; "Mixcraft Pro Studio 6". Keyed in values are accepted in a couple of other DAWs that I've tested.