The update to Creative Cloud that is coming in June is loaded with awesome tools and incredible new features. I recently demonstrated shake reduction in Photoshop, which can greatly enhance photos that are blurred from a shaky camera, but that’s not the only great update coming in June. Another feature that I wanted to highlight is the Sound Remover process in Adobe Audition CC.
The Sound Remover enables you to select specific sound frequencies and patterns, and remove them from a sound file/composition. Imagine that you have a great recording which was ruined by a cell phone ringing, birds chirping in the background, or someone slamming a door. Now it is possible to easily remove those specific frequencies and patterns without losing or damaging the entire audio file. Check out the video below for an example.
In a nutshell, the process is this:
- In the Spectral Frequency Display, use the paintbrush selection tool to select the frequencies and patterns you want to remove.
- Go to the Effects menu and select Noise Reduction/Restoration -> Learn Learn Sound Model.
- Select the clip/segments that you want to be affected.
- Go to the Effects menu and select Noise Reduction/Restoration -> Sound Remover (process).
- Next, change the settings as appropriate for your sounds/compositions, and hit “Apply”.
You can learn more about some of the other great features in Adobe Audition CC in the video below from Adobe TV: