Room Tone is the subtle, low-level (or not) sounds present in every room. The capture/recording of those sounds is a very usual practice in film production. Typically, at the end of a scene shooting, a recording engineer captures the “sound” of the room.
However, the Room Tone has become an important factor in several other applications, where recordings are taking place in different spaces, rooms, studios, etc.
Room Tone Match is a tool that expands this procedure but also makes it faster!
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When you load the plugin for the first time, you will see the main window.
You can use Room Tone Match in two different ways:
- You may analyze & extract Room Tone from your recording, then use it throughout your project. This will create a uniform environment for your project.
- You may use the carefully curated Room Tone presets to enhance your environment or create a new one.
How do I use the audio from my recording?
1. Select any part of a dialogue clip with Room Tone, and click the Analyze button.
Tip: Achieve the highest quality results, by selecting a clip region that is at least 5 seconds long.
2. After the process is complete, you will see a graph of your recording’s extracted room tone.
3. Before proceeding, use the “Preview” button at the lower-left corner of the plugin window.
4. Use the ROOM TONE GAIN slider to adjust the level of the extracted Room Tone. You can adjust it by up to ±6dB.
5. Once you are satisfied with the results, select the area that you want to apply the Room Tone, and click “Render”. The plugin will apply the desired room tone to your selected audio segment!
How do I use the presets?
1. Select a preset from the dropdown menu.
2. Preview the preset.
3. Render the audio.
Can I create custom presets?
If there’s a Room Tone in your recording that you like, or use on a regular basis, after analyzing the file, follow these simple steps:
1. Click on the dropdown menu, and select “Save as”
2. Provide a name, and click “OK”
3. If you want to modify your preset
a) select it
b) analyze a different clip
c) click “Save”
This procedure will overwrite the previous preset!
On the right side of the plugin, I see one red LED. Why?
The Room Tone Match can process up to two (2) audio channels. The first channel is indicated by a red LED and the second with an orange. Depending on your track, you will see either a red LED (mono track) or a red and an orange one (stereo track).
Can I delete a preset?
You can delete a preset with these three simple steps:
1) Locate the preset. The presets are stored in the following location:
Windows: C:\Users\(your username)\Documents\Accusonus\ERA-Bundle 5\Presets\Room Tone Match
macOS: User/UserName/Documents/Accusonus/ERA-Bundle5/Presets/Room Tone Match
2) Select the preset
3) Delete it
Can I transfer a preset to another computer?
1) Locate the preset file in the locations listed above, according to your Operating System.
2) Copy the file on a portable storage device (i.e. a thumb drive), or send it via email.
3) On the new device, place the file in the corresponding location.
4) Room Tone Match will automatically recognize the preset if it has been placed in the correct location.