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Thank you for choosing accusonus ERA 5 Plosive Remover. In order to better understand the main concepts and operation of Plosive Remover, please take the time to read this user manual.
Plosive Remover is an one-knob audio effect plug-in that offers precision-grade removal of plosive sounds caused by the mechanical impact of fast-moving air on the microphone capsule during voice recordings. Based on the multi-patented accusonus algorithms, Plosive Remover simply works and allows for efficient processing without compromising audio quality.
Single knob operation
Simple and streamlined user interface
Automatic plosive sound reduction
Real-Time Processing Display
Listen to the plosives only button
Precision-grade audio repair functionality
Uncompromised sound quality
Minimal CPU usage
- Info button with tips & tricks
Installation & Activation
You can find the latest Plosive Remover 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 800x600 pixels
Plosive Remover is available as a mono or stereo audio effect plug-in in the following formats:
AAX Native (64-bit)
AAX Native (64-bit)
Supported sample rates
Plosive Remover 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 Plosive Remover with your video/audio editor.
Warning: Plosive Remover 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 Plosive Remover 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 Plosive Remover is supported for yourself. If you encounter any problem, contact us and we would be happy to help.
ERA 5 Plosive Remover Operation
This is the main control of Plosive Remover. Most of the time you don’t have to do anything else. Just dial in the amount of processing you want and you’re done! The knob values range from 0% to 100% and controls the amount of processing applied to the audio signal.
Tip: You can double-click on the control to reset it to its default value.
Under the processing knob, you’ll find the Processing Mode selector. You can toggle between the two available modes to fine-tune the processing, depending on your case. Each mode focuses the plosive detection and reduction on a specific part of the signal’s frequency spectrum. The two available processing modes are:
Tip: Use the Extreme mode in situations where plosives are too severe.
Example: Breath pops (plosives) is a common problem in voice recordings. They’re usually caused by wrong microphone placement or lack of a pop-filter. Whether you’re facing subtle pops or really intense plosives, using the appropriate mode (Normal or Extreme) will help you eliminate the problem.
Due to the nature of processing, the level of the output signal can be lower than the level of the original audio. The output gain works as a make-up gain and allows you to adjust the level of the output signal. Note that this gain is also bypassed when the ON/OFF switch is set at OFF. This is very helpful when comparing the original and the processed signals.
Tip: You can double-click on a control to reset it to its default value.
Real-time Processing Display
At the bottom of the plug-in window, there is a real-time processing display. Plosive Remover will show you where the plosives exist (with orange) on the incoming signal’s waveform (with black). The more processing you apply on the signal, the more plosives will be detected, hence more plosives will be shown on the waveform.
Listen to the plosives button
On the right side, under the Output Gain slider, you’ll find the DIFF button. Enable it to listen to the removed plosives while processing. In other words, you’ll hear the difference between the processed and the unprocessed audio.
Tip: Enable the DIFF button and adjust the main processing knob, until you listen to a bit of the voice being removed along with the unwanted plosives. Turn the knob back a little bit, choose the desired processing mode and there you are! This way, the signal will stay as natural as possible.
There might come a time where you’re not sure which setting is better. Note, that you can adjust the plug-in controls (Processing, Output Gain and Mode) independently for the A and the B setting. You can use the A/B switch to quickly compare two settings and decide which one is better.
The ON/OFF switch allows you to turn on or off the plug-in processing. When the switch is at the OFF position, all processing is bypassed and the original signal comes through Plosive Remover 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
Plosive Remover 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 800x600 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
Right above the main processing knob, you will find the Quick Info button. Enable it and hover the mouse over any control of Plosive Remover. A pop-up window will appear in the middle of the plug-in, containing helpful information and tips for each control.
Info: To hide the pop-up window, just click on the Quick Info button once again.