Originally Posted by Bull
I bought Unveil after demoing it for all of 10 minutes, I was that impressed.
I was much more pragmatic, and demoed it for a full 15 minutes.
This week I was handed several post projects with problematic location sound, so the time was right. I also pulled some of the worst clips from my last several projects. While it was unable to remove the loud tropical birds from a voiceover that was very intelligently recorded in a Peruvian jungle, in every case it made a marked improvement. Just as importantly, it did it very quickly. I was afraid it was going to have a steep learning curve, but it really is tailored to do what we post-types need it to do, and couldn't be much simpler. At its worst, it does at least as much as I can accomplish through a tweaky combination of expansion, Transient Designers, and EQ—but in about 1/10th the time. At its best, its simply astonishing. One thing I'd recommend when testing it, I think, is to listen more to how the source (focus) gets stronger and comes forward than to how much of the ambience and background are actually removed. This can be all that's needed in a mix context, and in some cases should render additional noise reduction unnecessary. This is a good one, and a bargain at that.