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Accentize DeRoom Pro

Reverb Removal Plug-in By Matt Houghton
Published January 2023

Accentize  DeRoom Pro

Removing ‘baked in’ room sound is no longer the stuff of dreams, and this clever plug‑in does it better than most.

I’ve been doing a lot of podcast production recently, dealing with recordings of a few people captured remotely using Zencastr. While I’ve been able to offer a little advice on the participants’ recording setups, much remains beyond my control and the recordings inevitably suffer from a number of problems, not least of which is the undesirable sound of the domestic rooms and offices used for the recordings. There are various options open to us now to reduce ‘room sound’ in post‑production. For example, I’ve used iZotope RX (version 10 of which is reviewed in this issue) and Accusonus ERA 6 (still working, but sadly no longer available to buy) to reasonably good effect, and Descript’s Studio Sound feature can be an impressive ‘quick fix’ too. But, dissatisfied with the side‑effects, particularly when more assertive room removal is required, I decided that I should audition some other options — and my pick of the pack so far is Accentize DeRoom Pro.

Authorised via iLok, DeRoom Pro is a real‑time plug‑in underpinned by machine‑learning techniques, and it can be authorised to a dongle or to up to two separate machines. Mac and Windows are supported, an AAX, VST3 or AU host is required, and it can process mono or stereo...

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