Acon Digital has released an update to its dialogue noise suppression plugin. Version 1.5 of Extract:Dialogue significant improvements in audio quality of the plugin which separates dialogue from common types of background noise such as wind, rustle, traffic, hum, clicks and pops.

While the earlier versions of Extract:Dialogue reduced noise only by attenuating frequency components, version 1.5 uses a novel artificial intelligence model that can correct phase distortions and destructive interference between the dialogue and the noise signal. This improves the naturalness of the voice, especially when dealing with noise that overlaps with the dialogue in the frequency spectrum. The update also brings performance improvements, with a speed-up of around 30% compared to version 1.2.

The algorithm works in real time and is based on deep learning. It has been trained on thousands of high-quality voice recordings and an equally extensive set of common noise sources. The extensive training enables the artificial intelligence to automatically distinguish dialogue from noise without user interaction. This makes Extract:Dialogue extremely easy to use – just add it to your dialogue bus and let it do its magic.

Extract:Dialogue for Windows and macOS (VST/VST3, AU and AAX) is available to purchase for $99.90 USD from Acon Digital and at distributors Plugin Boutique and ADSR Sounds

The plugin is also included in Acoustica Premium Edition 7.x, the powerful audio editing, mastering and restoration package that is available for $199.90 USD.