McDSP has announced the release of the all-new NR800 Noise Reduction Processor plugin, a real-time noise reduction processor that is useful for music production, post production, and live sound.

Operating with no internal latency, the NR800 does not contaminate the original source material with artifacts such as those found by noise reduction plugins that utilize transform-based processing.

The NR800 operates on mostly broadband frequencies, but can also be focused in a narrow portion of the frequency spectrum using noise reduction focus points. A set of input filters and be configured with slopes up to 36 dB/Oct, and can be set at frequencies independent of noise reduction focus points.

Several noise reduction modes can be selected from the NR Mode control to provide a range of smooth to aggressive noise reduction amounts. A Range control can be used to scale the overall noise reduction from 100% to 0% (off). An ‘x2’ mode doubles the noise reduction amounts in all bands, when less finely tuned adjustment is needed, or when noise problems are severe. The Response time controls how fast the noise reduction recovers from a ‘noise event’. An NR Bias selector allows different noise reduction amounts to be activated when ‘snapping’ the noise reduction gain and thresholds to the input signal.

Each of the 8 bands in the NR800 has a noise reduction amount fader and noise detection threshold marker, and the usual McDSP linking control capabilities from a master (M) and linked (L) control button paradigm. Each band may also be individually bypassed or soloed to audition incoming noise amounts.

NR800 features

  • HPF and LPF pre-filtering.
  • Eight bands of focusable noise reduction.
  • Noise reductions modes and noise reduction bias.
  • Snap Gain and Snap Threshold for fast setup.
  • Overall noise reduction range and response control.
  • McDSP Emmy Award-winning engineering.

The NR800 can work on anything, but is an ideal tool for cleaning up dialog, removing noise contamination from field recordings, minimizing microphone and headphone bleed, and audio restoration.

NR800 is available at an introductory price of $99 USD for Native (VST/AU/AAX) and $149 USD for HD for a limited time only. The NR800 is available to all current Everything Pack v6 customers and All Access subscribers. Note that the initial release of NR800 only supports Mac OS. Windows support is coming soon.

More information: McDSP NR800