Plugin Alliance has welcomed aboard digital audio technology startup accusonus as its latest partner brand. Headquartered in Patras, Greece, the international team of engineers and scientists at accusonus have developed drumatom, an advanced tool to reduce microphone crosstalk in multichannel drum recordings.
This novel stand-alone software application for Mac and PC lets users adjust, reduce, or eliminate leakage using artificial intelligence. drumatom is based on patent-pending Advanced Audio Analysis - A3 technology to combine progressive principals of acoustics, signal processing, psychoacoustics, and music theory.
drumatom provides a workflow that compliments the advanced algorithm that lies at its heart by balancing speed and simplicity: simply launch drumatom and load drum channel files (by dragging and dropping them onto the GUI or using the menu option) which will then be grouped to corresponding TRACKS; select the drum type for each of the CHANNELS from the drop-down menu if necessary (though drumatom does this automatically in most cases); click on the PROCESS TRACK button (following which drumatom makes a processing pass); select individual drum CHANNELS and adjust leakage to taste using the FOCUS knob to remove leakage and the FINE TUNE knob to dial it back in; finally, click on the EXPORT TRACK button to export the processed version of the drum group (or export the individual drum CHANNELS by clicking on the icon next to the file name).
accusonus already announced a September 2013 release date for drumatom before joining the Plugin Alliance, but have had to temporarily delay this to allow the product to be integrated into the Plugin Alliance license activation system. Plugin Alliance is currently preparing a drumatom tutorial video in its Neve large format console-centred recording studio in readiness for this high-priority release.
The newly-formed Plugin Alliance and accusonus partnership will be announcing an official release date for Q4/2013 at the upcoming 135th International AES Convention at Jacob Javits Center in New York City (October 17-20), where they will be presenting drumatom and its underlying technology (with both private and NYC studio-based demos being available upon request).
In addition, accusonus Founder & CTO Elias K Kokkinis will also be making a panel appearance on the WII - Audio Source Separation Workshop, alongside representatives from Adobe Research (USA), Audionamix (France), Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland), and Stanford University (USA) in what promises to be an ear-opening session.
The dedicated drumatom website is here.