Tape It releases Denoiser, a freeware AI-powered studio-quality noise reduction tool.
Tape It is a German company founded by Thomas Walther in 2020. Although based in Berlin, Thomas leads a small remote team with members in London, LA, and Stockholm.
Denoiser is an AI-powered noise reduction service promising studio-quality results for free. Tape It’s Denoiser is available as an iOS app or via the Tape It website.
AI-powered services, effects, and instruments are becoming more common every day; we’ve covered a couple already this week, including Neutone, a plugin that uses various AI models to transform incoming audio into all kinds of instruments.
We also covered some of the best free AI music generator software.
At this stage, I think it’s easier to get on board with AI software that tackles more practical tasks like noise reduction than creative tasks.
Using AI this way versus creating instruments or chord progressions, for example, seems to be a little further down the line and, ultimately, more convincing (for now, at least).
Removing unwanted noise from a recording is often a tedious process that rarely produces perfect results.
Whether we are trying to remove nasty background noise or extract vocals from a track, we typically encounter the same problem.
The problem is that the process of removing background noise or separating stems usually leaves us with audio that is degraded or altered to some extent. With that in mind, it becomes about finding the best compromise between noise reduction/removal and a natural sound.
While we don’t expect perfection, we need an acceptable result, and thankfully, plugins and platforms offering this service are getting better all the time.
Another issue, although there are exceptions, is that the most user-friendly services sometimes aren’t as polished, and the most polished services aren’t always user-friendly.
That brings us to Denoiser’s three main areas of focus:
- Immediate results
- Protecting the original sound
Denoiser is free to use, and it delivers results quickly, so the first two areas of focus are easily covered. In addition to being free and fast, it’s straightforward to use; after uploading an audio file, you have a slider to set the reduction strength and a bypass switch to compare to the original audio.
The third area of focus is the most interesting: protecting the original sound. As I said above, it’s not uncommon to experience a level of audio degradation, hopefully small enough to live with, but when it changes the character of the original sound, it’s a problem.
Tape It’s video demo shows Denoiser doing an impressive job on live performances, and that’s a very encouraging sign. After uploading a few files, I was also pleased with those results, but I still want to give the software a few more complex challenges.
If Denoiser continues delivering impressive results from unimpressive recordings, it could be a gem of an app.
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Try it out: Denoiser (FREE)