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Thank you for choosing accusonus ERA Audio Clean-Up Assistant. In order to better understand the main concepts and operation of Audio Clean-Up Assistant, please take the time to read this user manual.
Audio Clean-Up Assistant is a host plug-in designed for instant repair and enhancement of your audio in the most intuitive way. With Audio Clean-Up Assistant, you can now take advantage of the abilities of all individual ERA plug-ins, under a centralized and easy-to-use tool.
Don’t mess with opening and tweaking several plug-ins from scratch to repair your audio. Audio Clean-Up Assistant handles all this for you, offerings an arsenal of high-quality presets. Each preset is tuned on a specific, real-case audio problem. Open the proper ERA tools in the right order and with the suitable processing settings, all with a simple click.
Simple and streamlined user interface
Fully compatible with all ERA One-knob tools
Simultaneous usage of five (5) ERA One-knob tools
- Re-ordering ERA tools
Presets Menu including high-quality factory presets
Global ON/OFF Switch for quick comparison before and after the processing
Minimal CPU usage
- Info button with tips & tricks
Installation & Activation
You can find the latest Audio Clean-Up Assistant 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 1280×720 pixels
Audio Clean-Up Assistant 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
Audio Clean-Up Assistant 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 Audio Clean-Up Assistant with your video/audio editor.
Warning: Audio Clean-Up Assistant 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 Audio Clean-Up Assistant 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 Audio Clean-Up Assistant is supported for yourself. If you encounter any problem, contact us and we would be happy to help.
ERA 5 Audio Clean-Up Assistant Operation
Audio Clean-Up Assistant is divided into 2 main sections. The upper section includes the Master ON/OFF Switch, Preset Menu, and Master AB Switch.
The lower section is the Slots Section. There are 5 individual slots, each one of which can host a single ERA One-knob tool.
The Audio Clean-Up Assistant can host up to 5 ERA One-Knob tools in real-time. Use the drop-down menu above each slot to load and use an ERA One-knob tool.
The processing is serial, which means that the audio signal travels through each slot from left to right. For example, if Noise Remover is loaded on the first slot, Voice Leveler on the second, etc., the signal will pass Noise Remover first, then Voice Leveler, etc. Empty slots don’t affect the signal flow or processing.
Tip: Use the scroll-bar at the bottom of the user interface of Audio Clean-Up Assistant to navigate through the available slots. Hover your mouse over the scroll-bar and use the mouse wheel to control it.
Audio Clean-Up Assistant supports all the ERA On-knob tools and you can load them using the drop-down menus above each slot. Below is a list of all supported ERA plug-ins:
All the operations of the ERA plug-ins are fully supported without any compromise on the sound quality. If you need a reminder, please download the corresponding product manuals.
Info: You can only automate the processing knob of each plug-in when you load it on the Audio Clean-Up Assistant. The automation of the Output sliders and the Processing mode buttons will be supported in the future.
Warning: Audio Clean-Up Assistant cannot host ERA Pro-knob tools or other 3rd party plug-ins at the moment.
Warning: Audio Clean-Up Assistant can load ERA plug-ins that are already installed on your system. In case you can’t see a specific ERA plug-in inside the drop-down menu of a slot, try re-installing that tool through the common ERA 5 Installer.
Reorder a Tool
You may adjust the signal flow by left-clicking and dragging a tool via the left corner of the slot. Click the respective icon and drag the tool left or right within the slots area to change its order in the signal flow.
ERA 5 Audio Clean-Up Assistant - Reorder Handle
Note: You may not reorder an empty slot.
The Preset Menu of Audio Clean-Up Assistant includes a set of high-quality factory presets that can help you quickly find an effective starting point depending on the case. To open the preset menu, just click the Preset Button.
You can create custom presets and save them in the presets folder as well. In order to create a custom preset:
Launch Audio Clean-Up Assistant
Load the ERA tools you need
Adjust the settings
Click the Preset button
Click Save As
Enter Preset Name
Note: You can modify the settings of the Default or Factory presets. A pop-up window will prompt you to save a new version instead of overwriting the current one.
Workflow Tip I: If you are a home-based podcaster or vlogger, you can create and save your custom preset for your project, so you can quickly load it at every session.
Workflow Tip II: If you are a videographer, you can create and save custom presets for the edited scenes. Next time you’re going to edit a similar project/scene, you can quickly load and start working on it.
Info: After the installation, the Factory Presets are stored by default in the following paths:
Windows: C:\user\Documents\Accusonus\ERA-Bundle5\Presets\Audio Clean-Up Assistant
macOS: User/UserName/Documents/Accusonus/ERA-Bundle5/Presets/Audio Clean-Up Assistant
Any custom or modified factory preset is stored in these folders, too.
Warning for Windows Users: When you uninstall Audio Clean-Up Assistant, all factory presets will be deleted. Your custom presets however will remain untouched!
Master A/B Switch
There might come times when you are not certain of which plug-in chain works better for you. Note that you can adjust all plug-in controls independently for the A and the B setting. You can use the A/B switch to quickly compare two plug-in chains and help you in your decision.
Tip: You can adjust all plug-in controls independently for the A and the B setting.
Master ON/OFF Switch
Use the ON/OFF switch to turn the overall processing on or off. When the switch is OFF, the entire plug-in chain is bypassed and the original signal comes through unprocessed.
Tip: Using this switch is a great and quick way to compare between the original and the repaired audio.
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
Audio Clean-Up Assistant 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.
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 Audio Clean-Up Assistant. 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.