Top 6 Plugins For Voice-Over & Dialogue Cleaning 2023 (Post Production)

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We have tested the top 6 VST plugins for voiceover and dialogue cleaning available in 2023, and we will review them in this article.

What is A Voiceover?

A voiceover is a narration of information over a video but without the speaker appearing on screen. Even if you don’t know what it is, you have undoubtedly heard it in films, TV series, documentaries, sports, commercials, and breaking news. 

Voice has a particular feature not found in any other living being on Earth; it is human. But to make that voice enjoyable, clear, present, and alive, we need to record it with the right tool.

Over the years, vocal processing has evolved, and new techniques appear to improve the sound of the voices. Many recording and broadcasting engineers are listening carefully and continuously improving those recorded vocals, pursuing perfection.

So, let’s check out some of those tools and how we can use them.

Top 6 VST Plugins For Voice-Over & Dialogue Cleaning 2023

1. Waves Clarity Vx Pro NEW* (Noise Reduction For Voice)

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Reduce any kind of noise in your voice tracks with easy and responsive controls.

Waves indeed have a good collection of sound-crafting tools in their catalog, and almost certainly, all of them can assist you in any way or another. Clarity Vx Pro is one of those tools, being the perfect companion for reducing any kinds of noises and imperfections in your speech or vocals.

Key Features:

    • Neural networks
      A neural network is a learning machine capable of storing information with the help of dedicated algorithms in order to make decisions quickly. In this particular case, Clarity Vx Pro uses neural networks to analyze each aspect of your waveform, providing instant corrections to your vocal track. It can automatically detect noises and other unwanted variations in your waveform and correct them on the go.
    • Main control knob
      The main control knob is the biggest one on your screen, and it will be imperative to set the adequate range in which ambiance will be separated from the voice. For example, if you need to remove said ambiance from your speech, the value you set on this knob will be the threshold that the processing mix will work on.
    • Dedicated faders
      There are some “Band Process” faders assigned to each particular frequency band. They are important controls that determine how much of your signal is being affected by the neural network, according to each frequency band. The intention is to reduce any processing per band, not add more. Be aware that the more it’s being used, the more CPU power will be required.
    • Analysis mode
      If your vocal track requires some special stereo treatment, this option might be useful to you. The “Analysis Mode” is introduced after you decide whether you want your tracks in a single or double-channel distribution. The single mode sums up both left and right channels before analysis, and the double mode separates them very clearly – either by different ambiance or the voice quality itself.
    • Neural network selector
      If introducing a neural network sounds too good to be true, Waves decided to go even further: you can choose between three distinct neural networks that differ in values, parameters such as bias and ratios, and statistics. 
      Neural Network
      Voice Focus
      Broad 1
      Isolates primary and secondary voices from the ambiance, preserving the main voices.
      Broad 1 HF
      Similar to the previous option, but with an extended high-frequency focus.
      Broad 2
      Isolates primary voice from secondary voices and ambiance, focusing on the main speaker or singer only.

Compatibility:

This plugin is available for macOS 10.14.6, 10.15.7,11.6.2, and 12.3 (64-bit only) and Windows 10 or higher (64-bit only). It runs in VST, VST3, AAX, and AU plugin formats. It’s compatible with M1 MACs only on Rosetta.

For more information on system requirements and authorization instructions, check out the Clarity Vx Pro User Manual.

Summary:

Vocal processing is not an easy task, and removing noises or unwanted elements from a recorded track can be very difficult to achieve. Glady, we have plugins like Waves Clarity Vx Pro, which makes heavy use of neural networks and algorithms to get the job done.

You can isolate the noises, enhance the voice’s qualities, and even separate multiple voices with this useful technology, depending solely on the processing power of your CPU.

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2. UnitedPlugins Voxessor (Vocal Channel Strip)

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Voxessor is a plugin that instantly improves your vocal recording or broadcasting. It covers all the aspects needed to treat a voice: noise gate, compressor, de-esser, and EQ, all in a reduced set of commands.

It is beneficial for online activities while recording because it works with incredible speed. It provides an “automatic volume feature and two one-knob dynamics processors (compressor and gate). The plugin detects if the incoming signal has to be processed or not. Based on that, it can temporarily turn on the “sleep mode” and save processing resources.

The main selector lets you EQ the human voice appropriately, depending on the source. It accepts sources from low male voices to highest girl ones. You can also analyze the recorded voice – using the “Intelligent Matching” feature – and let the plugin EQ the source automatically.

It also comes with a “Tunable De-Esser” that allows you to remove excessive sibilance without losing brilliance.

Finally, it has a 64-bit audio quality engine, a “smart bypass,” and a 3D user interface.

UnitedPlugins Voxessor Review - Top 6 Plugins For Voice-Over & Dialogue Cleaning | Integraudio.com

Key Features:

  • Perfect and Consistent Voice-over
    This plugin contains all the four tools you need to get a consistent recording.  Compression and noise gating to set the vocal in the center of the field. De-esser to avoid distractions in the listener with a voice analyzer and automatic EQ for an ideal voice. And simple metering to quickly monitor all the parameters mentioned before.
  • “Smart Dynamics” and Intelligent Processing
    This plugin comes with a unique processor of character voice (man, boy, woman, girl) that adapts the recording or broadcasting voice to correct any defect and enhance any goodness. It also has an auto-leveling feature that makes the audio signal consistently solid. To help this, its high resolution of 64 bits takes this plugin to a premium level.
  • Fully Portable
    Apart from its powerful internal engine, it is fully portable. Once you purchase the full license, you can install the plugin on any other computer. You only need to copy your “license file” along with the copy. This way, you can use it comfortably in your home studio and any place using your notebook.
  • Compact and Easy-to-use Interface
    Anyone could think that all the tools this plugin provides would make your life unpleasant. However, the automatic leveling, the intelligent character voice, and the audio processor are only one-knob tweaking. Change one thing here, modify this other thing there, and you are ready to record or broadcast. Very simple, very quick, very useful, very powerful.
Voxessor United Plugins | Searching For The Perfect Voiceover | Detailed Review

Compatibility:

United Plugins’ Voxessor is available for Windows 8 or higher 32-bit or 64-bit and macOS 10.7 or higher 64-bit only. It comes in VST2/3, AU, and AAX formats.

Summary:

United Plugins’ Voxessor has an exquisite design and provides all the features needed to obtain an outstanding vocal recording. All leveling capabilities (auto-level, compressor, noise gate) are present and include a fully tunable de-esser. It supports matching EQ with a vocal analyzer and a character voice modeling.

All these make this plugin a handy tool for every voice. Simple, slight, and powerful.

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3. Acon Digital Extract:Dialogue (Noise Reduction)

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Extract: Dialogue is another class of plugins for the handling of voices. Extract:Dialogue plugin separates dialogue from common types of noise – generally background noise – such as rustle, wind, hum, traffic, plosives, and mouth clicks and smacks.  

The use of this plugin is to remove any noise from the voiceover surgically. The algorithm can work in real-time and uses deep learning technology. Despite its complex technology, “Extract: Dialogue” has a highly intuitive design. You simply add this plugin to your dialogue bus or track, and magic appears.

Noise reduction is fully automatic; however, the plugin interface offers three simple controls to adjust the “sensitivity of the noise detection,” the “amount of noise attenuation,” and the “frequency focus.”

This way, you can adjust the sensitivity independently in up to three frequency bands. 

The attenuation control is convenient when you don’t want to remove the background noise but reduce it. This control is helpful in cases where you need environmental noise, for example, news reports or sports transmission.

Acon Digital Extract:Dialogue Review - Top 6 Plugins For Voice-Over & Dialogue Cleaning | Integraudio.comKey Features:

  • Top-Notch Technology
    Based on deep learning, thousands of high-quality voice recordings trained its extraction algorithm. It also incorporated an extensive database of familiar noises. The comprehensive training also enabled artificial intelligence processing to distinguish dialogue from noise without user interaction automatically.
  • Easy to Use with Total Control
    Although the detection and extraction of noises are automatic, the plugin gives you the tools to adjust the necessary reduction conveniently. And if you cannot perceive the noise or don’t know what is being extracted, a “solo noisemode is available. You can listen to the noise and be secure that the voice is untouched.
  • Warranty of Good Results
    A large number of factory presets help to customize the work. And it supports internal sampling processing up to 96Khz.

Compatibility:

Acon Digital’s Extract:Dialogue is available for Windows 7 or higher (32-bit or 64-bit) and macOS 10.9 or higher (32-bit or 64-bit) (please note that macOS 10.15 and higher does not run 32-bit programs any longer). It comes in VST2/3, AU, and AAX formats.

Acon Digital Extract:Dialogue review

Summary:

Probably the user interface of Acon Digital’s Extract:Dialogue is not better looking; its internal processing can make the difference. The “solo noise” feature is helpful. And you cannot find the deep-learning technology included in this plugin anywhere near this price range.

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4. WA Production Vocal Cleaner (Multi-Purpose Cleaner)

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Vocal Cleaner is a plugin that takes a dirty vocal recording and converts it to a shining finished production. You, as a producer, can forget the details of parameters to focus on what is necessary, the voice.

As you can imagine, this plugin was conceived with the mind put on a musical production. The idea behind this plugin is to prepare the initial recording to a posterior polish of compression, saturation, and reverb. But since the preparation tasks are the same, voiceover tasks take advantage of this plugin.

The main three stages are the faders for the de-noise, de-esser, and gate processing. Once you establish the thresholds, a set of intelligent algorithms optimize the output with different tones: bright, dark, or natural.

Finally, you need to determine how much presence you need, and voila, your voice is ready to shine.

W.A. Production Vocal Cleaner Review - Top 6 Plugins For Voice-Over & Dialogue Cleaning | Integraudio.com

Key Features:

  • 3 Processing Stages
    This plugin reduces a complex process into a series of three clearly defined steps; easy to follow and monitor. The De-noise, the de-esser, and the gate appear in front of the screen with a simple fader you need to push down to get a better voice. Select the desired tone and adjust the presence. Three steps are all you need.
  • Intelligent Algorithms
    Although we can talk about tone, presence, brightness, or natural sound, we know that a set of intelligent processors adjust the EQ, the compression, and the harmonics behind the scenes. Two filters (low-pass and high-pass) are responsible for the reduction of mouth plosives and smacks.
  • CPU and User Friendly
    This plugin is not only elegant to the user but also not CPU intensive. The new version has a window fully resizable. Additionally, it comes with a set of factory presets ready to use for voice.
Easy Voice-over mixing with Vocal Cleaner plugin | Review

Compatibility:

WA Production Vocal Cleaner is available for Windows 8 or higher (32-bit or 64-bit) and macOS 10.13 or higher (32-bit or 64-bit) (please note that macOS 10.15 and higher does not run 32-bit programs any longer). It comes in VST2/3, AU, and AAX formats.

Summary:

WA Production Vocal Cleaner is one of those plugins I feel comfortable working with because only the necessary controls and metrics are there. All the things you need are there. That, combined with intelligent processors and state-of-the-art algorithms, is a warranty of good results.

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5. Accusonus ERA De-Esser Pro (De-Essing)

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Accusonus’ ERA De-Esser and ERA De-Esser Pro are two single-knob plugins that intuitively remove the sibilance from spoken audio.

They are part of a more extensive set of audio restoration solutions named ERA Bundle Pro. But with these plugins, Accusonus provides more control and customization to achieve a crystal clear voice. Furthermore, they allow handling either de-essing or harshing, even if the audio is not a vocal recording.

It comes with a big waveform display, a compensation gain fader, and a “Diffoperation mode to listen to the sibilance reduction.

ERA De-Esser Pro lets you tailor the intelligent de-essing response based on two additional controls: Focus and Shaping (ERA De-Esser Standard does not count with these).

Accusonus ERA De-Esser Pro Review - Top 6 Plugins For Voice-Over & Dialogue Cleaning | Integraudio.com

Key Features:

  • Improvement of Audio Production Workflow
    This plugin gives you to right tools to fine-tune the sibilance reduction. Its intelligent processor with precision controls sculpts the signal quicker than other plugins.
  • Surgical Reduction
    It allows you to focus on the frequencies that produce sibilance and provides you the option to shape the reduction from broad to normal, from soft to sharp characteristics.
  • Visual and Auditive Monitoring
    Thanks to its huge waveform display, ERA De-Esser displays where the sibilance takes place. The “Diffmode allows you to identify the sibilance and monitor its reduction. It acts as a “solo noise” enablement.
  • Two Flavours of the Same Plugin
    It comes in a standard and a professional version. It is good to have alternative versions based on the requirements of the user.
ERA 4 De Esser Pro | Sophisticated and Fast Sibilance Removal

Compatibility:

Accusonus ERA De-Esser Pro is available for Windows 8 or higher (32-bit or 64-bit) and macOS 10.9 or higher (32-bit or 64-bit) (please note that macOS 10.15 and higher does not run 32-bit programs any longer). It comes in VST2/3, AU, and AAX formats.

Summary:

Accusonus ERA De-Esser makes easy the task of reducing sibilance. It is simple. Configuration is quick; the results are fast. You see and hear what you are doing. If you need a specific de-esser processor, the ERA De-Esser plugin is for you.

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6. FabFilter Pro-G (Noise Gate)

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If we are talking about “FabFilter Sofware Instruments,” we are playing in the major leagues. FabFilter is renowned because of its high-quality products, and FabFilter Pro-G is not an exception.

FabFilter Pro-G is one of the best gate/expander plugins in the market. Its algorithms are perfectly tuned, its interface design is professional, and its control over the sidechain is complete.

This plugin features not only expander/gate processors but also includes upward expansion and ducking. It has an expert mode with customizable sidechain options and linear-phase oversampling. Hence it will not add any undesired artifacts.

The implementation of sidechaining and ducking are beneficial features for radio broadcasting.

Pro-G allows mono, stereo, and mid/side processing with a zero-latency operation mode. And of course, it provides switches for A/B comparison and “undo/redomodifications.

Pro-G provides many more features, such as Smart Parameter Interpolation or MIDI Learn, but that is out of the scope of voiceover handling.

FabFilter Pro-G Review - Top 6 Plugins For Voice-Over & Dialogue Cleaning | Integraudio.com

Key Features:

  • Sidechain Routings and Ultra-flexible Operation
    FabFilter Pro-G delivers an excellent improvement of the recorded voice. Further, it provides very flexible routing, either in standard or expert mode. You can switch from mono to stereo, introduce the sidechain signal and work with oversampling.
  • Ducking Mode
    Radio broadcasting (and other activities as well) uses “ducking” to increase and decrease music (or other audio signals) while the radio show host starts or stops talking. You can also use this feature in voiceover when you are narrating over videos. However, I must warn you that an extreme amount of ducking can be annoying to the audience.
  • Precise and Clear Metrics
    Because of its multiple parameters, a clear visualization is necessary. We need to check which knobs are active, which processor is working, and how the audio signal is affected. FabFilter outstands the metering and combines it all in a unique, precise, and clear visualization panel.
  • Help on Screen
    As with every FabFilter plugin, Pro-G lets you enable on-screen help when you hover your mouse pointer over any plugin’s parameter. This way, you precisely know what you are doing and how that action would affect the output. This on-screen help not only avoids mistakes but also helps you learn more quickly how the plugin works.

Compatibility:

FabFilter Pro-Gis available for Windows Vista or higher (32-bit or 64-bit) and macOS 10.10 or higher (32-bit or 64-bit) (please note that macOS 10.15 and higher does not run 32-bit programs any longer). It comes in VST2/3, AU, and AAX formats.

Summary:

FabFilter Pro-G is one of the best plugins for processing audio dynamics. It provides all the tools you need to obtain the best audio signal. However, it is too much if you only need a plugin for voiceover. It exceeds all expectations, and your vocals will be great.

Still, if you don’t work with other sources (musical instruments, effects, mixed sources), I suggest opting for cheaper plugins for better value.

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1. Sleepy-Time DSP Lisp

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Sleepy-Time DSP is a company that releases freeware VST plugins. Sadly, it has recently announced that it will not develop additional software or audio plugins.

Fortunately, you can still find their plugins on several archive sites of audio plugins. Sleepy-Time DSP plugins are beautifully designed and optimized for fast performance. Lisp, in particular, is a high-precision de-esser plugin. It uses an advanced transient detection algorithm to reduce sibilance.

Sleepy-Time DSP Lisp - Top 3 Free Plugins For Voice-Over & Dialogue Cleaning | Integraudio.com

Key Features:

  • Transient Detection Algorithm
    Not many de-esser plugins use this technology. So this is a good alternative when other plugins are not efficient in removing particular kinds of sibilance.
  • Different stereo-field modes
    It also presents a feature that makes it valuable. It works on all stereo modes: stereo, mono (left and right), and mid/side. This last mode is not available on some other plugins.
Lisp (vocals) by Sleepy-Time DSP

Compatibility:

Sleepy-Time’s DSP Lisp is available for Windows 7 or higher (32-bit or 64-bit). It comes in VST2/3 formats.

Summary:

Unfortunately, we will need to look around archived sites to find Sleepy-Time’s DSP Lisp, but if we can find it, it will be worth it.

2. Bertom Denoiser

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Bertom Denoiser is a whole terrain noise reduction plugin.

It removes noise from music, post-production, voiceover, and dialogue. Further, it features a simple user interface; user-friendly and optimized for fast cleaning up. You can use it during a live broadcast because of its zero-latency processing.

Denoiser focuses on setting filters (high-pass and low-pass) and five different frequency bands. You count with five sliders to control every band. Once the noise frequencies are located, you can control the amount of reduction with another fader.

Despite its simple interface, this freeware plugin is an advanced noise production tool. It provides outstanding results while being easy to use and very light on CPU consumption.

Bertom Denoiser Review - Top 3 Free Plugins For Voice-Over & Dialogue Cleaning | Integraudio.com

Key Features:

  • Automatic Noise Analysis
    Denoiser’s noise reduction algorithm doesn’t need to learn a static noise profile. Instead, it tracks how the noise part of the audio signal is evolving in each band and removes it. It works similar to a dynamic equalizer: there will be no noise reduction if there is no apparent phase shift.
  • Powerful
    One thing to keep in mind when using Denoiser is that it works best for moderate noise reduction. You do not need to push it too hard. You’ll find a significant noise reduction with the threshold set about halfway down. If you try it more, it might introduce audible noise reduction artifacts. Use your ears for better results.
BERTOM DENOISER is an awesome free multiband gate for guitars and vocals

Compatibility:

Bertom Denoiser is available for Windows 8 or higherLinux, and macOS 10.9 or higher, both 32-bit or 64-bit. It comes in VST3, AU, and AAX formats.

Summary:

Bertom Denoiser released this plugin recently. It uses state-of-the-art reduction techniques and is powerful and efficient. I will not surprise if this free plugin becomes a licensed product soon.

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3. Cockos ReaGate

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Cockos ReaGate is one of the most configurable noise gates in the market.

It not only comes with the standard parameters, like attack, hold-value, release, and reduction percentage, it also adds parameters for lookahead of the signal, hysteresis control, and the main detector input.

You can also control it remotely using MIDI CC messages if you use an external MIDI surface control.

ReaPlugs ReaGate Review - Top 3 Free Plugins For Voice-Over & Dialogue Cleaning | Integraudio.com

Key Features:

  • Ultra-configurable
    Although it does not have intelligent algorithms that can make your life easier, it features every parameter you can use to customize this noise gate plugin. You will not find, for example, sidechain filters or hysteresis control on any free plugin.
  • Updated audio engine
    You can think that this is an old plugin, but it is not. Its interface indeed looks old-fashioned. But Reaper continuously updates its plugins to fix and improve every little detail.
Using a Gate in REAPER (ReaGate)

Compatibility:

Cockos ReaGate is available for Windows 98 or higher (32-bit or 64-bit). It comes in VST 2 format only.

Summary:

Cockos ReaGate plugin is where you can customize the process of noise gating. You will control this gate. If you are familiar with noise gates and their parameters, this plugin will expand your capabilities.

Bonus:

1. Waves WNS Noise Suppression (Noise Reduction 2)

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WNS Noise Suppressor is another excellent product developed by Waves. Waves products are a synonym of good quality.

WNS Noise Suppressor is a plugin to reduce noise from any vocal recording. As with every plugin from the family, WNS performs nicely and smoothly. It works in real-time with zero latency. You can use it with any vocal source, but it is ideal for dialog, narration, voiceovers, and broadcasting.

Its design is very similar to its little brother, Waves NS1 Noise Suppressor, but the power of WNS is superior. NS1 comes with only one fader: the threshold, the minimum volume before noise reduction. WNS, though, includes a set of frequency filters.

Audio engineers can identify the noise frequencies and isolate the noise from those frequencies exclusively using said filters. Similarly, while NS1 employs an attenuation bar to visualize the reduced noise, WNS shows the reduction in a spectral display, emphasizing the frequencies affected by the plugin.

Waves WNS Noise Suppression Review - Top 6 Plugins For Voice-Over & Dialogue Cleaning | Integraudio.com

Key Features:

  • Hardware Power in a Small Software
    Every audio professional knows that hardware boxes are unbeatable at the time of processing audio. But Waves WNS Noise Suppressor performs equal to or even better than hardware processors. For sure, it is more affordable.
  • Zero Artifacts
    With this plugin, you don’t need to worry about glitches or audible artifacts. You will have zero latency, zero artifacts, and zero errors. So, you can focus on your work and let the plugin will do the rest.
  • Exclusive “Suggest” Feature
    Apart from its six adjustable bands, large graphic display, and dynamic range selection (broad or narrow bands), it features a cutting-edge algorithm called “Suggest.” WNS analyzes the signal noise and its relationship with the active signal and automatically adjusts all the plugin parameters. Later it suggests the engineer the most probable frequencies where the noise is present.
How To Clean Unwanted Noise in Audio: Waves WNS + NS1 Tutorial

Compatibility:

Waves WNS Noise Suppressor is available for Windows 10 or higher (64-bit only) and macOS 10.13 or higher (64-bit only). It comes in VST2/3, AU, and AAX formats.

Summary:

Waves WNS Noise Suppressor will not let you down. It is robust and well-designed. It has automatic processing and customizable parameters. It comes in broad (NS1) and multiple narrow bands (WNS). It is intuitive, and you can trust it

Conclusion

We have tested six plugins for different processing of voiceovers. Some are purpose-specific, and some are more general.

The specific ones are oriented to reduce or remove complicated issues naturally present in the human voice, like sibilance, plosives, and smacks. WA Production’s Vocal Cleaner, Accusonus’ ERA De-Esser Pro and Waves WNS Noise Suppressor belong to this class. These plugins are focused on the cleaning of a dirty voiceover

Another class of purpose-specific tasks is FabFilter Pro-G, which focuses on the audio signal’s consistency and dynamics.

Acon Digital Extract: Dialogue or United Plugins’ Voxessor mixes both classes, de-noising plus dynamics. These plugins help current voiceover activities, like audiobooks narration, and other social network audio activities. 

You can also purchase iZotope RX for professional tasks. You can do anything you need, and if you do not need a host, iZotope provides a standalone application.

Summing up, for voiceovers, I recommend United Plugins’ Voxessor. I like the tools it provides; it is fast and convenient for recording and broadcasting. I also like WA Production Vocal Cleaner because it mixes dynamics and noise reduction in real-time.

For specific de-noising tasks, WNS Suppressor is a must. And if you will work on vocal post-production or in forensic audio restoration, iZotope RX is unbeatable.

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The 10 Best Multi-Effect Plugins (And 3 Best Free Plugins)

Top 12 Plugin Bundles For Musicians (Synths, Mixing & Mastering)

 

Processing & Sound Design:

8 Best Lo-Fi Plugins (PAID & FREE)

Top 11 Plugins For Mixing Vocals  (For Home Studio)

Top 12 Saturation Plugins (Best Mixing & Mastering Tools)

Top 6 Pitch Shifter Plugins (And 3 Best FREE Pitch Shifters)

Top 6 Chorus VST Plugins For Musicians (And 3 FREE Plugins)

 

Top 6 Limiter Plugins For Precise Mastering & Mixing

The 8 Best Filter Plugins For Precise Cuts & Boosts (+ 5 Free Filters)

6 Best Autotune Plugins To Improve & Enhance Your Vocals

Top 10 Transient Shaper Plugins (VST, AU, AAX)

Top 7 Enhancer Plugins (For Bass, Drums, Vocals & Harmonics)

 

Top 6 Flanger Plugins (And 5 Best FREE Flanger Emulators)

Top 7 Phaser Plugins (And 3 Best FREE Phasers)

Top 10 Plugins For Mixing Drums (And 3 Best Free Plugins)

Top 7 Bitcrusher Plugins (And 4 Best FREE Bitcrushers + 3 Bonuses)

Top 6 Plugins For Voice-Over & Dialogue Cleaning (Post Production)

Top 10 Stereo Imaging Plugins (Best Old & Modern Picks)

 

Top 5 Multiband Limiter Plugins 

Top 7 De-Esser Plugins For Better Vocals (And 4 FREE Plugins)

Top 7 Clipper Plugins (Best Limiter Alternatives)

Top 6 Chord Generator Plugins That Inspire Melodies (+ FREE Tools)

7 Best Exciter Plugins For Mixing & Mastering

Top 7 Channel Strip Plugins (And 2 Best Free Plugins)

 

Top 11 Distortion Plugins (And 4 Top Free Plugins)

Top 5 Comb Filter & Resonator Plugins | Melda, Kilohearts, Tritik

The 7 Best Vibrato VST Plugins | Audec, Audiority, Melda

The 7 Best Tremolo Plugins | Eventide, Melda, SoundToys, Kuassa…

The 7 Best Harmonizer Plugins | Eventide, Melda, Aegean Music

7 Best Sidechain Plugins (VST, AU, AAX) | Xfer, Cableguys..

 

Top 10 Noise Gate Plugins (And 6 FREE Free Gate Tools)

The 6 Best Ring Modulator VST Plugins | KiloHearts, Melda

7 Best Autopan VST Plugins | CableGuys, Melda, Waves, Soundtoys

The 6 Best Frequency Shifter VST Plugins

Top 11 Granulizer Plugins For Future Sound Design

29 Best Sound Design VST Plugins

 

Compressor Plugins

Top 11 Free Compressor Plugins (VCA, Vari-Mu, FET, Digital)

Top 7 Multiband Compressor Plugins (And 4 FREE Plugins)

Top 5 Diode-Bridge Compressor Plugins 

Top 6 Mastering Chain Plugins: Complete VST Solutions 

Top 10 FET Compressor Plugins 

The 7 Best VCA Compressor Plugins (VST, AU, AAX)

Top 11 Mastering Compressor Plugins (And 2 FREE Plugins)

Top 10 Opto Compressor Plugins For Transparent Sound

The 7 Best Vari-Mu Compressor Plugins (And 2 Best FREE Tools)

 

Reverb & Delay Plugins:

Top 12 Reverb Plugins (And 5 FREE Reverb Plugins)

The 6 Best Spring Reverb VST Plugins | AudioThing, GSi, u-he, Eventide

Top 12 Delay Plugins For Music Production In (VST, AU, AAX)

Top 10 FREE Delay Plugins (VST, AU, AAX)

The 10 Best Convolution Reverb Plugins 

 

Amps & Preamps:

Top 10 Guitar Amp Plugins (And 5 Best FREE Simulators)

Top 10 Bass Amp Plugins (And 5 Best Free Simulators)

Top 9 Preamp Plugins (For Vocals, Guitars & More!) + Free Preamps

 

Other Recommended Gear:

Top 12 NearField Studio Monitors On Any Budget

Top 10 Midfield Studio Monitors For Home Recording

Best Biggest Studio Monitors (FarField Monitors)

Top 10 Guitar Pickups for Low Tunings 

Top 10 Analog Compressors For Mixing & Mastering (On Any Budget)

Top 12 USB Audio Interfaces Under 150$, 200$, 300$ 400$ (Any Budget)

 

Top 12 Hardware Equalizers (Analog EQs For Mixing & Mastering)

Top 6 Analog Hardware Limiters 

Top 6 Solid State Bass Amps (On Any Budget)

Top 6 Ribbon Mics On Any Budget (For Vocals, Drums & Guitars)

Top 6 Cheap Dynamic Mics For Vocals Under 50$, 100$, 200$ & 300$

 

Top 6 Chorus Guitar Pedals (On Any Budget)

6 Best 61-Key MIDI Keyboards (On Any Budget)

9 Best 49-Key MIDI Keyboards Under 100$ & 200$

Top 5 Best 25 Key MIDI Keyboards (On Any Budget)

Top 12 Acoustic Drums (Best Kits/Sets On Any Budget)

 

Guitar/Amp Focused:

Can I Put Nylon Strings on a Steel-string Guitar?

Do Electric Guitars Sound Good Unplugged?

Buying Your First Guitar: 2 Things To Know

Are Tube Amps Worth It? (Tube vs Solid-State Amps)

How Often Does A Guitar Need a Setup?

Can I Play Classical Guitar On A Steel-String Guitar?

 

How often guitar necks need reset?

Can You Play Two Guitars Through One Amp?

Can a 6 String Bass Be Tuned Like A Guitar?

Can I leave My Guitar Tuned Down a Step? Yes, But Is It Safe?

Should I Learn 4, 5 Or 6 String Bass Guitar & Why?

How To Know If your Guitar Amp Is Broken?

How To Fix Distorted Bass Guitar Sound?

 

Do Fender Guitars Appreciate In Value?

Should You Put Stickers On A Bass Guitar?

How Acoustic And Electric Guitars Are Made?

Is Electric Guitar Too Loud for an Apartment?

Does a Preamp Improve Sound Quality?

If I Learn Acoustic Guitar Can I Play Electric Guitar?

How Many Hours A Day Should You Practice Bass Guitar?

Do I need an AMP/DAC To Run Bookshelf Speakers?

How to Record Electric Guitar Into Logic Pro X?

Do headphones get worse with age?

 

DAW Related:

Best DAWs For Musicians Available (With FREE DAWs)

How To Develop DAW Software?

What’s The Most CPU Efficient DAW? – 5 DAWs Compared

How To Make Music Without Using A DAW?

Pro Tools Guide: How To Use AutoTune & Pitch Correction?

Ableton Review: Is It Worth The Money? (Cons & Pros)

Logic Pro X Review: Is It Worth It? (Cons & Pros)

How To Use Auto-tune & Pitch Correction In Cubase?

How To Fix Ableton Crackling, Crashing & Freezing? Step By Step

 

Plugin Related:

What Are Audio Plugins? Different Types of Plugins Explained

What Are The Best Tools To Develop VST Plugins & How Are They Made?

Cost of Developing Audio VST Plugin: Several Factors (With Table)

VST, VST, AU and AAX – What’s The Difference? Plugin Formats Explained

Complete Guide To Noise Gate – What It Is, What It Does & How To Use It?

How To Clip My Drums? Here Is How & Audio Teasers (Before/After)

 

Complete Guide To Limiter: How To Use It (+ Best Plugins & Analog Limiters)

Mixing With Reverb: How To Add Life To Your Mixes

Linear Phase vs Minimum Phase EQ – Full Guide

Difference Between LUFS, RMS & True Peak Loudness Meters

How And When To Use Algorithmic And Convolution Reverb In Your Mix?

Difference Between Active EQ, Passive EQ and Dynamic EQ

 

Headphones & Studio Monitors:

Do headphones get worse with age?

Monitors vs Studio Headphones For Mixing & Mastering

Top 10 Room Calibration & Headphones/Speakers Correction Plugins 

Does Heat Damage Headphones?

Are Noise-Canceling Headphones Good For Music Production?

Can Headphones Break in Cold Weather?

Why do headphones & cables get sticky?

 

Can Wearing Headphones Cause Hair Loss?

How Do I know If My Studio Monitor Is Blown?

Side Effects Of Sleeping With Your Headphones On

Do You Need Music Amplifier For Studio Monitors or Studio Headphones?

Do Headphones or Earphones Damage Your Brain?

Can Headphones or Earphones cause Deafness or Toothache?

FarField, MidField & NearField Monitors – Their Uses, Pros & Cons

 

MIDI & Synths:

Should I Buy A MIDI Keyboard Or Synth? (Are Synths Worth It Anymore?)

Why Is Audio Gear So Expensive? (Especially Synths)

Top 12 Synth Brands – Analog, Digital & Modular Synth Manufacturers

11 Tips How To Choose MIDI Keyboard 

Should I Buy MIDI Controller Or Keyboard? Cons, Pros & Tips

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