Bias Debuts SoundSoap:
Wash Away Unwanted Noise!
Press Release - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
World's easiest pro-quality noise reduction software removes hiss, hum & other audio problems - targeted at videographers, multimedia & web developers, music & audio enthusiasts & others Los Angeles, CA * October 5, 2002 * AES Convention Booth #1858 - BIAS, Inc. today unveiled BIAS Sound Soap, a new digital audio signal processing plug-in for the Macintosh and Windows computing platforms. Sound Soap is the first professional-quality noise reduction solution that's also easy enough for average consumers to use effectively. By adjusting just two knobs, anyone can remove unwanted hiss, room noise, rumble, electrical hum, and other background noise from almost any digital media file - including digital video (DV) soundtracks, PowerPoint and other presentation software soundtracks, Flash and other web-tool soundtracks, digital audio workstation tracks, cassette or other analog tape recordings that have been transferred to a computer, and other sources.
"We are very excited to bring Sound Soap to market," said Steve Berkley, CEO and President of BIAS. "Customers have been asking us for a powerful yet easy-to use noise reduction solution for their digital video and audio projects.
We feel confident that we're delivering an innovative solution that looks great; that's easier to use than any other similar product; and most importantly, sounds amazing. We're also excited that Sound Soap is now our second product designed for both Macintosh and Windows computing platforms."
Wash it Off
With the enormous success of MiniDV and other DV camcorders - and affordable computer-based video editing applications like iMovie, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and Windows MovieMaker - millions of people are now creating their own movies and video projects, start to finish. Similarly, many web producers, multimedia developers, and business professionals regularly add narration or other audio to their projects, using Flash, PowerPoint, or other programs. And countless musicians and audio enthusiasts use computers to make their own music recordings.
Watch it Clean
Sound Soap is exceptionally easy to use and requires no understanding of complicated audio engineering techniques or terminology. Instead, Sound Soap has an innovative display that actually shows the unwanted noise being removed; by adjusting just two knobs while watching the display, anyone can use Sound Soap. It also works with many of the most common audio file formats exported by video editing and presentation applications.
Pricing and Availability
BIAS Sound Soap will be available Q4 2002 for a suggested retail price
of *** US$TBA ***. Sound Soap will be available through the
worldwide network of authorized BIAS dealers and distributors. Additional
information can be found at www.bias-inc.com/soundsoap,
and screen shots may be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon the
program's release, a free trial version will also be available for
download at www.bias-inc.com/soundsoap.
BIAS, Inc., a privately held corporation based in Petaluma, California, is an established leader in cutting-edge audio software technology. BIAS' award-winning product line - which currently includes Peak, Peak TDM, Peak LE, Peak DV, Deck, Deck LE, Vbox, Vbox SE, Sound Soap and SuperFreq - can be heard on numerous hit recordings, Hollywood and independent feature films, television productions, websites, video games, and other productions.
BIAS, founded in 1994 as Berkley Integrated Audio Software, is
dedicated to crafting powerful, innovative tools for audio, video, and
film professionals, as well as musicians, composers, multimedia
developers, and Internet authors.
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