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Mouth De-Clicker is a one-knob audio effect plug-in that automatically detects and removes all the annoying mouth clicks, like lip smacks and saliva crackles. Based on the multi-patented accusonus algorithms, Mouth De-Clicker allows for quick and efficient removal of mouth clicks from audio recordings, without compromising the audio quality.
Figure 1: Accusonus ERA Mouth De-Clicker
- Single knob operation
- Simple and streamlined user interface
- Automatic mouth clicks reduction
- Real-Time Processing Display
- Listen to the mouth clicks only button
- Precision-grade audio repair functionality
- Uncompromised sound quality
- Minimal CPU usage
- Low latency
- Resizable UI
- Info button with tips & tricks
Installation & Activation
You can find the latest Mouth De-Clicker 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
Mouth De-Clicker is available as a mono or stereo audio effect plug-in in the
- AU (64-bit)
- VST (64-bit)
- AAX Native (64-bit)
for macOS 10.14.6 or later
- VST2 (32/64-bit)
- AAX Native (64-bit)
for Windows 10
Supported sample rates
Mouth De-Clicker supports the following sample rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz,
Supported plug-in hosts
Please have a look at the Compatible Audio and Video Editors with ERA plugins Help Center article to check the compatibility of Mouth De-Clicker with your video/audio editor.
Warning: Mouth De-Clicker is designed to be used as an audio effect plugin inside Digital Audio Workstations or Non-Linear Editing systems. Only the plug-in formats listed above are supported. ERA Mouth De-Clicker does not operate as a stand-alone application.
Warning: There are just too many combinations of hosts and plug-in formats out there, so there’s always something we might have not tested. If you don’t see your host above, you can always download the free, fully-functional 14-day trial and see if Mouth De-Clicker is supported for yourself. If you encounter any problem, contact us and we would be happy to help.
ERA Mouth De-Clicker Operation
Figure 2: ERA Mouth De-Clicker - Processing Knob
This is the main control of Mouth De-Clicker. 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 from a range of 0% to 100% and controls the amount of processing applied to the audio signal.
Tip: Mouth-clicks have low energy compared to the rest of the signal, so at lower knob values the processing may not be that prominent. Feel free to turn the processing knob up at higher values, and use the DIFF button to get the best results.
Tip: You can double-click on the control to reset it to its default value.
Figure 3: ERA Mouth De-Clicker - Processing Mode
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 in your case. The two available processing modes are:
- Normal: In most cases, the Normal mode will better handle all the short mouth clicks, like saliva crackles that are continuously occurring during a recording.
- Broad: The Broad mode will typically give better results on longer mouth clicks, like lip and tongue smacks, that occur once in a while during a recording.
Figure 4: ERA Mouth De-Clicker - Output Gain
The output gain 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
Figure 5: ERA Mouth De-Clicker - Real-Time Processing Display
At the bottom of the plug-in window, there is a real-time processing display. Mouth De-Clicker will show you where the mouth clicks exist (with light pink) on the waveform of the input signal (with black). The more processing you apply on the signal, the more mouth clicks regions will be detected, hence more mouth clicks will be shown on the waveform.
Listen to the “mouth clicks” button
Figure 6: ERA Mouth De-Clicker - DIFF button
On the right side, under the Output meter, you can find the DIFF button. Enable it to listen to the mouth clicks that Mouth De-Clicker is removing during processing. In other words, you’ll hear the difference between the input and the output signals.
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 mouth-clicks. 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.
Figure 7: ERA Mouth De-Clicker - A/B switch
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.
Figure 8: ERA Mouth De-Clicker - ON/OFF switch
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 Mouth De-Clicker 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 video/audio editor session.
Resizing the plug-in window
Mouth De-Clicker 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.
Figure 9: ERA Mouth De-Clicker - Window Resize
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 Mouth De-Clicker. A pop-up window will appear in the middle of the plug-in, containing helpful information and tips for each control.
Figure 10: ERA Mouth De-Clicker - Info Button
Info: To hide the pop-up window, just click on the Quick Info button once again.
Get in touch
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