CEDAR Audio has announced the the introduction of the VoicEX voice extractor, a new AI-powered noise reduction tool incorporating unique algorithmic capabilities to remove significant amounts of noise while retaining vocal quality.
CEDAR managing director Gordon Reid says, “A few years ago, we started developing some of the technologies that would lead us to VoicEX. We were sure that these would offer a noticeable improvement over our existing noise reduction techniques, but we didn’t know to what to degree. I was stunned when I heard the output from the first prototype, and subsequent fine-tuning of the algorithm has been directed at making VoicEX achieve the best possible results over the widest range of audio. The results are remarkable, and we think that VoicEX sets a new standard for real-time audio noise reduction.”
“The leap forward has been made possible by a completely new approach to voice extraction incorporating our own advances in the field of deep neural networks to identify the voices in the signal and create two audio streams — one containing just the voices, and one containing everything else,” he continues. “This approach makes VoicEX very simple to use. Where you might expect numerous controls, you’ll find just two knobs — one to determine the loudness of the background, and the other to control the loudness of the speech.
“Reduce the former, and the noise goes away without affecting the timbre of the voices. Reduce the latter, and the voices go away to reveal the background. Increase either to emphasise that part of the signal. It’s incredibly simple to understand and takes no time to master and use, but the results are truly amazing.”
Go here to listen to a sample of VoicEX in action.