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Along with thousands of other audio software fans, we were bummed to see longtime Mac publisher BIAS close up shop last year -- but out of the ashes, a phoenix may rise, and the company's SoundSoap application has returned from the grave.
Soundness notified "preferred SoundSoap customers" via email this week that an all-new version 3.0 is now available at a special upgrade price for users who purchased the since-abandoned BIAS software.
Priced at $149, SoundSoap 3 is now compatible with both 32-bit as well as 64-bit hosts, including Logic Pro X and Final Cut Pro X, and sports an all-new user interface that includes the "Wash Window" so users can see exactly what noise will be removed from selected audio.
SoundSoap 3 also improves on the Learn Noise feature, which now allows the software to learn from audio of any length, rather than the shorter two or three seconds available on previous versions. Finally, in keeping with the times, SoundSoap 3 now features one-click sharing to Facebook, Mail, iMessage, AirDrop and other apps.
Originally sold by BIAS, SoundSoap was one of the best ways to clean up questionable audio, such as sound recorded on location or even recordings transferred from vinyl or cassette tape. When BIAS closed its doors in June, 2012, its fate was unknown until Soundness LLC appeared out of nowhere this week offering an all-new version.
While the plug-in version of SoundSoap 3 currently shipping works Mac OS X 10.6 or later and any compatible Audio Unit or VST host application, Soundness will also debut a standalone application next month, a download that will require OS X Mavericks 10.9.
SoundSoap 3 is available to owners of the previous BIAS version for only $49, while the full version is also available for purchase from the Soundness website for $149. The company has also revived BIAS' long-dead iPhone audio-recording app, now available from the App Store as SoundVault.
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