Acon Digital Releases Acoustica 7.2 with AI-Based Stem Separation

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Thursday, 12 March 2020
  • Time to read: 2 min.

Acon Digital Releases Acoustica 7.2 with AI-Based Stem Separation

Acon Digital has released version 7.2 of its audio editor Acoustica for Windows and Mac. The Mac version now supports macOS Catalina.

Acoustica is available in a Premium Edition and a lower cost Standard Edition. Both versions offer a new Remix tool that employs artificial intelligence to split a comprehensive mix in up to five stems. These can then be remixed in real-time. It is also possible to import a complete mix in a multitrack session and let Acoustica create a separate track for each stem automatically.

The Premium Edition is the new Extract Dialogue tool that utilizes artificial intelligence to separate dialogue from background noise. The extraction can be tweaked in real-time with parameters such as threshold level, soft-knee level and an emphasis curve for frequency-dependent processing. The Premium Edition also includes the latest versions of Mastering Suite, Restoration Suite 2 and Verberate 2. These renowned tools are available as seamlessly integrated processing tools, but also in other applications that support VST, VST3, Audio Unit or AAX plug-ins.

Another interesting freshness is the enhanced time resolution in the powerful spectral editor available in the Premium Edition. With a high-frequency resolution, normal spectrograms get blurred when zooming in on a short time region. Acoustica now overcomes this problem with the temporal resolution enhancement technology. Clicks and drop-outs are now easy to spot in the spectral editor. The new default color scheme also reveals more details and is gentle on your eyes.

Version 7.2 has plenty of workflow improvements based on user feedback. It is now possible to solo processors in the Processing Chain and to render audio through the chain to new files. The integration between multitrack sessions and the clip editor has been greatly improved and you can now simply double-click a clip in a multitrack session to edit it in the clip editor. After editing, a Render button updates the clip in the multitrack session.

Acoustica can now save and load workspace files that contain the list of open files, the window layout and the content of the processing chain. New automatic editing tools automate common editing tasks such as cropping and silence removal.

About Acon Digital

Acon Digital is a Norwegian company that develops cutting edge audio editing software and processing tools. The wide range of products covers audio editing, restoration, mastering and effects processing.

Price and Availability

Acoustica 7.2 is available in a Premium Edition ($199.90 USD) for advanced users and a feature limited Standard Edition ($59.90 USD) for beginners. Acon Digital offers both editions with a 25% introduction discount until April 1st so that the Premium Edition is available for only $149.90 USD and the Standard Edition for only $44.90 USD. The upgrade is free for Acoustica 7 customers and owners of Acoustica 5 and 6 are entitled to reduced upgrade prices.

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