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Accusonus Voice Leveler Review

Working on audio in a video editing workstation can be difficult since it is geared towards the video side of things. The redeeming quality of them is that many video editing suites are compatible with audio plugins. With that in mind, Accusonus made it so their plugins worked with many different types of workstations from audio to video. Many of their plugins are geared towards restoration such as the Noise Remover and Reverb Remover, but they also have plugins that are great for general editing like the Accusonus Voice Leveler.

Overall9.3
Features10
Compatibility10
Pricing8

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How We Reviewed the Accusonus Voice Leveler 

Looking at the voice leveler I was initially confused on what applications this could actually be useful for but after looking into it more, I saw the potential. Below, we will be looking at the key features that make the Accusonus Voice Leveler what it is. I want to show you just why this plugin can make editing your videos and audio takes super simple.

Overall

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So the whole point of the Voice Leveler is to bring your audio take to the same level (shocking I know). But this is very helpful specifically when you think about audio takes where the speaker is swaying back and forth in front of the microphone making the levels of the entire take fluctuate constantly. The voice leveler processes the audio and brings it all to the same plain making your adjustments quick and easy, rather than spending 2 hours editing the volume and gain of every millisecond of the track. 

Voice Leveler Features

Keep in mind with the Voice Leveler, that it is available in both the Standard and Pro Bundles, but there is only one version of it. So whichever bundle you choose to purchase from Accusonus, you will have all of the same capabilities. 

Processing – Like all of the other Era 5 Standard plugins, the Accusonus Voice Leveler is all about convenience. The single knob design allows for quick and easy changes to the plugin to get an easy and clean result. While you still have to listen to make sure you have the proper amount of processing, you are saved a lot of editing time. 

Emphasis – When working with videos and speeches, there will be times that the client wants some sort of backing track or layering behind the speaking itself. That can be great for fabricating emotion and depth in a speech, but it can make it difficult to hear the speaker with the background muddying the voice. With Emphasis enabled, it will give the voice an additional boost to its presence, making it stick out for the listener. 


Breath Control – Breath control is a function that I expected to see in its own plugin when I was initially looking through the Accusonus catalog. But it makes sense for it to be included in the Voice Leveler. WIth Breath Control selected, the plugin includes an analysis in its processing to recognize pauses in the speech to catch a breath. It then reduces the automation to hide the breathes within the recording.

Compatibility

Accusonus made their product compatible with as many DAWs and video editors as they possibly could. You can use their products on Pro Tools, Davinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere Pro, Reaper, Adobe Audition, Logic, Audacity, and so many more. 

MacWindows
FormatAU, VST, AAX Native (64-bit)VST, AAX Native (64-bit)
Operating System10.2 or laterWindows 10 or later

All Accusonus plugins come to you digitally through their own installer that you can download for free. 

Pricing

Accusonus only offers all of their restoration plugins in bundles. As we have mentioned before there are 2 types of bundles they offer, the Pro Plan, and the Standard Plan. However, they do give you 3 options to purchase them. You can pay for a monthly subscription, pre pay for an annual subscription (which saves you money), or purchase the perpetual license.

Adding Presence to the Present

Viewers being able to hear and understand what is going on in a video or recording is the goal of any audio engineer. Using the Accusonus Voice Leveler, you get the ability to bring the presence of any voice to the forefront of the listeners attention. The clarity and power comes out when you are using the Accusonus Era Bundle so that everyone knows what is being said the first time without having to playback the audio to figure it out. 

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There are many companies that work with audio restoration. Accusonus is relatively new to the scene having been started in 2013, but that does not mean anything in the quality of their work. Their plugins and products go above and beyond what many expect them to do. I myself have relied on them on multiple occasions and will in the future as well. Over time we will be looking at all of the Accusonus Era Bundle components, both Pro and Standard, as well as the Bundle itself. Each review will be linked to each other for easy comparisons and learning so check back to learn more. 

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