iZotope Launches New Dialogue Match Tool For Audio Post Production

New software combining machine-learning with reverb technology is designed to dramatically cut time from the post work process
Screenshot of new Dialogue Match from iZotope.

iZotope has launched Dialogue Match, a new tool designed to automatically learn and match the sonic character of dialogue recordings. It also combines just-developed machine learning from iZotope with reverb technology from the Exponential Audio product line, which was acquired by iZotope earlier this year.

With Dialogue Match, users can analyze audio to extract a sonic profile, then apply the profile to any other dialogue track for quicker environmental consistency in scene recordings, allowing them to complete the process of matching production dialogue to ADR in far less time.

“Users who have tested Dialogue Match are telling us that it will change the way they approach dialogue editing forever,” says iZotope senior product manager Mike Rozett. “We’re very excited to collaborate with Exponential Audio founder Michael Carnes on this product and we’re both convinced that this technology will revolutionize the laborious process of getting continuity in dialogue.”

With Dialogue Match, tonal characteristics can be matched between a boom and a lavalier microphone, localized audio can automatically be matched to the original language, and global snapshots and reference profiles can be saved or loaded. In addition, an EQ Module leverages the EQ matching mechanics of iZotope’s Ozone 9 to learn and match the tonal and spectral characteristics of dialogue.

Reverb Module Reverb Module uses reverb matching technology, powered by machine learning, to capture spatial reflections from one recording and apply them to another via Exponential Audio’s reverb engine. Ambience Module analyzes the spectral noise profile of a recording, and identifies and re-creates room tone for acceleration of the ADR workflow.

Dialogue Match is now available as a stand-alone AudioSuite plugin for $599 (U.S. MSRP.) iZotope does not currently support its use for any host application other than Pro Tools 11 or later. Dialogue Match will also be available as part of the following bundles.

— Post Production Surround Reverb Bundle ($1,199 MSRP)

— RX 7 Advanced Reverb Bundle ($1,499 MSRP)

–RX Post Production Suite 4 ($1,999 MSRP)


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