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Thank you for choosing accusonus ERA 5 Reverb Remover Pro. In order to better understand the main concepts and operation of Reverb Remover Pro, please take the time to read this user manual.
Reverb Remover Pro is a sophisticated, yet easy to use audio effect plug-in that offers precision-grade dereverberation and customizable audio repair functionality without compromising audio quality. Based on the multi-patented accusonus algorithms, Reverb Remover Pro simply works and allows for efficient reverb removal from audio recordings.
Simple and streamlined user interface
Master Processing knob
Independent processing per frequency band
Real-time Spectral Display
Adjustable frequency band ranges
Dynamic number of frequency bands
Standard monitoring controls for each band
Processing response control
Listen to the reverb button
Precision-grade audio repair functionality
Uncompromised sound quality
Minimal CPU usage
- Info button with tips & tricks
Installation & Activation
You can find the latest Reverb Remover Pro installer in the Downloads section. For more information about the installation and activation procedure, see the Activation Manual, which you can find along with the installer or in the Accusonus Help Center.
Your computer must have:
a modern architecture CPU
a minimum of 2GB RAM memory
at least 50MB free space on your hard disk
a minimum screen resolution of 800x640 pixels
Reverb Remover Pro is available as a mono or stereo audio effect plug-in in the following formats:
AAX Native (64-bit)
for macOS 10.12 or later
AAX Native (64-bit)
for Windows 10
Supported sample rates
Reverb Remover Pro supports the following sample rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz.
Supported plug-in hosts
Please have a look at the Compatible Audio and Video Editors with ERA plugins article to check the compatibility of Reverb Remover Pro with your video/audio editor.
Warning: Reverb Remover Pro is designed to be used as an audio effect plug-in inside Digital Audio Workstations or Non-Linear Editing systems. Only the plug-in formats listed above are supported. ERA Reverb Remover Pro does not operate as a stand-alone application.
Warning: There are just too many combinations of DAWs and plug-in formats out there, so there’s always something we might have not tested. If you don’t see your DAW above, you can always download the free, fully-functional 14-day trial and see if Reverb Remover Pro is supported for yourself. If you encounter any problem, contact us and we would be happy to help.
ERA 5 Reverb Remover Pro Operation
This is the master processing control of Reverb Remover Pro. Most of the time, this is the only control you need to process your audio. Use it to adjust the processing applied to the whole signal like you’d do with the knob of Reverb Remover Standard.
In the same time, you can apply different processing amount per frequency band, using in the Spectral Display area. The processing amount of each band is attached to the master processing knob. Go to the Spectral Display section for more information.
The outer black ring on the knob reflects the available processing range. While adjusting the processing amount of a band, you will see the available range changing.
Tip: Start by adjusting the overall processing using the master knob. You can therefore fine-tune the result by adjusting the processing of each band individually.
Tip: Double-click on the master control knob to reset it to the default value. The processing amount of each frequency band will reset as well.
Processing per band
The upper half of the plug-in interface is mostly occupied by the Spectral Display area, which is divided into four independent frequency bands by default. You can control the processing amount of each band separately, by adjusting the horizontal white bars. You can also expand or shrink the range of each band by adjusting the vertical bars.
Band Control Window
Hover your mouse over a frequency band and the Band Control Window will pop-up. This window contains all the controls you need to fine-tune the processing per band. The available controls are:
Band On/Off: Enables/Disables the processing of the current band.
Band Monitor: Allows you to audition the current band while muting all others.
Band Link: Links/Unlinks current band from the Master Processing knob. As long as this is enabled, the Master knob will not control that band’s processing amount. All bands are linked to the Master knob by default. The horizontal processing bar of a band will change to a dashed line when that band gets unlinked.
Remove Band: Removes the current band. The minimum number of the available bands is three.
Split Band: Splits the current band in half, as long as it is wider than two octaves. The maximum number of the available bands is six.
Info: An unlinked band does not affect the available range of the Master Processing Knob.
Processing response control
On the left side of the plug-in, you will find the Processing Response slider. Use it to adjust the response of the de-reverberation processing. Leaning towards the FAST side results in a less reverberant and tight sound. Leaning towards the SLOW side results in a more sustained and natural sound.
Tip: If your audio was recorded in a big reverberant room, lean towards the FAST side of the processing response. This way you’ll be able to tame all these long reverb tails without compromising the quality of the voice.
Tip: If your audio was recorded in a small yet echoey room, lean towards the SLOW side of the processing response. This way you’ll be able to control any short reflections while maintaining the intelligibility of the voice.
Use the Input and Output sliders to adjust the level of the signal before and after the de-reverberation process.
Warning: The input and output gains are bypassed when the ON/OFF switch is set at OFF.
Tip: If the input signal is recorded too loud, you will see the clipping LED of the input meter turning red. All you need to do is reduce the input gain and click on the clipping LED to reset it.
Due to the nature of dereverberation, the level of the output will be significantly lower than the level of the original signal. This is expected as the reverb of a sound source is taking up a lot of it’s dynamic range.
The output gain works as a make-up gain of the output signal. Reverb Remover Pro features also an Auto option, which automatically optimizes the output level.
Unless you need to adjust the output gain manually, leaving the Auto switch enabled is the best option. As we mentioned above, the output gain is bypassed, when the ON/OFF switch is set at OFF. This is handy when you want to compare the original with the processed signal.
Tip: You can double-click on a control to reset it to its default value.
The Preset System of Reverb Remover Pro includes a set of factory presets that can help you quickly find an effective starting point depending on the case. You can create custom presets and save them in the preset folder as well. To open the preset menu, just click the Preset button.
Tip: If you are a producer and work mainly with specific artists, you can create and save dedicated presets for each one of them, so you can quickly load them at every session.
Info: Presets are stored by default at the following paths:
Warning: When you uninstall Reverb Remover Pro from Windows, all factory presets will be deleted. Your custom presets however will remain untouched!
Listen to the reverb button
On the right side, under the Output Gain slider, you’ll find the DIFF button. Enable it to listen to the removed reverb while processing. In other words, you’ll hear the difference between the processed and the unprocessed audio.
Tip: Enable the DIFF button and increase the overall processing amount using the Master knob, until you start hearing a significant part of the voice being removed along with the unwanted Reverb. Decrease the processing amount a little bit, disable the DIFF button, and there you are! This way you quickly remove most of the Reverb while maintaining the natural character of your recording.
Tip: For better results, take advantage of the Monitor button inside the Band Control Window and follow the same procedure per band.
There might come times when you are not certain of which setting works better for you. You can use the A/B switch to quickly compare two settings and help you in your decision.
Tip: You can adjust all plug-in controls independently for the A and the B setting.
Use the ON/OFF switch to turn the plug-in processing on or off. When the switch is OFF, the entire plug-in is bypassed and the original signal comes through untouched.
Tip: We suggest to use the ON/OFF switch (instead of the DAW’s bypass control for the plug-in). This will keep your audio in sync with the rest of your tracks in your DAW session.
Resizing the plug-in window
Reverb Remover Pro offers the option to resize the plug-in window. This can be especially helpful if you have large or high-resolution screens or you just want to focus on a specific task. Click the zoom icon at the top right corner and choose between three settings.
Warning: Low resolution screens such as 800x640 cannot correctly display the plug-in for zoom options above 100%. Additionally, some hosts may clip the plug-in window in such low resolutions.
Quick Info Button
On the left side of the A/B switch, you will find the Quick Info button. Enable it and hover the mouse over any control of Reverb Remover Pro. A pop-up window will appear right below the Info button, containing helpful information and tips for each control.
Info: To hide the pop-up window, just click on the Quick Info button once again.