Zynaptiq UNFILTER & UNCHIRP – Restoration Plug-ins
Sound On Sound Magazine
by Bill Lacey
Zynaptiq’s innovative processors are claimed to address previously intractable problems with recorded audio.
Innovation doesn’t come easy, and sometimes requires bold steps from small companies who have fresh ideas and a willingness to think different. Zynaptiq are one such, and have carved out a niche for themselves by focusing on innovative digital processes that have yet to be realised by mainstream developers. Following the release of their de–reverberation software Unveil (reviewed in SOS July 2013), Zynaptiq continue to upend the status quo with another pair of interesting utility plug–ins that not only offer a unique approach to conventional signal processing, but also tackle problems that previously were considered nearly impossible to solve.
Unfilter promises to help remove comb filtering in dialogue recording, as well as providing easy–to–use, intelligent corrective equalisation. Unchirp is designed to remove artifacts that arise from broadband noise reduction and lossy audio encoding, and can also restore transients lost or smeared as a result of over–compression. None of these tasks are easy to accomplish using conventional processors.