Zynaptiq’s new free plugin release is the world first horn suppressor plugin that allows to suppress the droning horn sounds during World Cup 2018 football matches !
Zynaptiq is known for developing plugins that are exciting and innovative. Now they have created something that will especially please football fans and less the sound designer. The Word Cup 2018 Horn Suppressor is a new plugin that allows suppressing the droning sound of compressor horns which are popular at the 2018 soccer games. The company use here a source (signal) separation or de-mixing where artificial intelligence meets precision filtering.
This new plugin is especially very helpful for TV broadcasters which always try to offer the best audio quality to their spectators.
The World Cup HORN SUPPRESSOR plugin allows suppressing the droning sound of compressor horns, popular at the 2018 soccer games, in real-time, leaving individual “honks” and other stadium ambience as well as commentary virtually untouched. This is made possible using a technology known as source (signal) separation, a.k.a. de-mixing, where state-of-the-art artificial intelligence techniques are combined with precision filtering to “unbake the cake”, providing after-the-fact access to the different sounds that make up a mix.
Already in use at Denmark’s TV2 for their World Cup game transmissions, World Cup Horn Suppressor is available now to broadcasters that apply for a free 3-month license.
“We were getting complaints about the compressor horns being too dominant in the audio of our World Cup transmissions, and there really wasn’t a lot that could be done about that with traditional tools.” said Jens Lyd, sound engineer at TV2, Denmark. “So we contacted Zynaptiq – and within days, they provided an easy-to-use solution that quite simply completely fixed the issue for us.”