TC Electronic announces Noveltech as new PowerCore partner.
Noveltech Solutions has created Character, a new
optional plug-in for PowerCore. Far from being a traditional
EQ or compression tool, Character identifies and
enhances the characteristics of any given audio source.
Character by Noveltech Solutions will be shipping
October 1st, 2004, at EUR 215,- (ex. VAT) and USD 249,-
more from the TC Electronic site.
More information about Character technology can be
found from the new Noveltech Audio site: www.noveltehaudio.com.
TC Electronic has released version 1.5 of the renowned
RESTORATION SUITE for PowerCore. This release adds a
totally new tool to the bundle called DeCrackle developed
DeCrackle is a special algorithm for removing small
impulsive disturbances with high-density. Crackle usually
originates from dirt and dust on the surface of vinyl
and old 78rpm recording. The algorithm is capable of
removing even several thousand impulses per second without
added distortion or artifacts. Sophisticated signal
modeling enables to separate the unnatural disturbances
and the more stationary audio material into separate
signals for accurate crackle detection. Latest studies
in the field of psychoacoustic and signal modeling have
been employed in the development of the crackle reduction
algorithm. The algorithm is tuned to reduce only the
impulsive disturbances below the human hearing threshold
without affecting e.g. the background broadband noise
as many conventional solutions do. This ensures that
no sound coloration will occur and the original auditory
space is fully maintained. The same fundamental approach
can be used for removal of 'buzz', which is produced
by a series of equally spaced impulsive disturbances.
Such noise originates e.g. from electrical grounding
problem. User can select the algorithm mode to be crackle,
buzz, or corrupt where the latter mode is designed for
heavily damaged material.
Improvement to the existing tools has been also made
in the new release. These include addition of automatic
fingerprint detection mode to the DeNoise, improved
detection in the DeClick, and improved interpolation
algorithm in the DeScratch.
more about the Restoration Suite 1.5 release
Runar Bäckström foundation has acnowledged
Noveltech by a grant for the development of the photoacoustic
more about Runar Bäckström foundation
Foundation for Finnish Inventions has granted funding
for the patenting of Noveltech's revolutionary photoacoustic
...read more about
Foundation for Finnish Inventions
Noveltech moves to a new location into the heart of
the hi-tech business district of Turku.
Noveltech and Bruker Optik GmbH of Germany initiates
collaboration where Noveltech grants an exclusive license
for the Pendium interferometer technology.
...read more about the Pendium
TC Electronic releases RESTORATION SUITE for Powercore
offers three real-time Plug-ins for the most critical
audio restoration: Denoising, Declicking and Descratching.
DeScratcher is based on brand new research by Noveltech
The Plug-In reconstructs long damaged signal sections,
going way beyond
common interpolation algorithms and the missing signal
section is estimated with astonishing accuracy. DeScratch
is perfect for removing impulsive
disturbances in badly scratched vinyl recordings. For
the first time it is possible to eliminate extremely
large scratches without audible artifacts! ...read
The first release of
TC Restoration Suite Features:
New technology based on extrapolation of missing signal
parts: Repairs extremely large clicks, statistical tools
provide processing feedback,
audition mode enables to preview removed signal portions.
Fingerprint-based denoiser: Draw mode for fingerprint
editing including zoom tools, adjustable learn time
optimized for broadband noise, audition mode to preview
removed signal portions.
Repairs clicks: Also capable of removing crackle, automatic
statistical tools provide processing feedback, audition
mode to preview removed signal portions.
The Restoration Suite is shipping August 2003.
Price: $1.499, introductory offer for version 1.0:
The CEO of Noveltech, Ismo Kauppinen, was awarded for
outstanding doctoral thesis by Finnish academy of science
and letters in the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki. Post-doctoral
scholarships were awarded to five outstanding young
researchers in the natural sciences and the humanities
who had completed doctoral theses in the year 2002 in
Finland. The title of the thesis by Dr. Kauppinen is
"Audio Signal Restoration with Modern Digital Signal
Processing Techniques" and it includes the indroduction
of the Noveltech's patent pending audio restoration
Ismo Kauppinen, CEO of Noveltech Solutions, gives a
presentation about commersializing innovations in an
educational event for Venture Cup Finland business plan
competition in Turku.
TC Works Soft- und Hardware GmbH announces a new product
technology licensed from Noveltech at the 113th AES
Convention in Los Angeles.
Noveltech web site is opened. The site is designed by
Sauli Laine (Dimmi Oy) in co-operation with Noveltech