BIAS Inc. is shipping the standalone edition and plug-in update of SoundSoap, a digital audio signal processing tool that’s Mac OS X compatible.
SoundSoap is a noise reduction solution that lets you remove unwanted hiss, room noise, rumble, electrical hum and other background noise from most digital media files, including digital video (DV) soundtracks, PowerPoint soundtracks, Flash and other Web tool soundtracks.
The plug-in version of SoundSoap for VST and DirectX has been shipping since December. But there’s been a demand for a standalone version, according to Jason Davies, BIAS’ vice president of worldwide sales.
SoundSoap works with most video editing applications, including iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. With it, you can open your clips, clean them up and render a new processed file in such formats as QuickTime, AIFF, DV, .WAV and SDII. The “cleaned” file can then be imported directly into the application of your choice.
Or you can use SoundSoap to open an entire movie project; it provides a transport control for file navigation and selection control. A QuickTime movie window allows for monitoring of the video while working with SoundSoap.
SoundSoap 1.1 standalone edition and version 1.0.1 of the plug-in for Mac OS X 10.2 and higher are now available as free downloadable updates to all registered users of SoundSoap 1.0. SoundSoap 1.1 standalone is now included with the shipping 1.0.1 version of the plug-in. BIAS SoundSoap has a suggested retail price of US$99 US.