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Arboretum Systems has released Ray Gun Pro DX 3.0, the company's latest in audio restoration software for Windows Direct X hosts. Like Ray Gun, Ray Gun Pro DX is built for cleaning up scratchy vinyl, tape hiss, noisy dialog, HVAC noise, and any track with poor sonic quality. However, Ray Gun Pro DX adds extensive control over individual parameters for more demanding applications as well as sound quality enhancement features.
Ray Gun Pro DX contains a new noise reduction engine with attack and decay sliders for better tuning of speech, percussion, and sustained sounds. "Noise prints" presets allow users to select a noise filter for specific audio problems, and the noise equalizer offers low, mid, and high threshold sliders to raise or lower the noise threshold in one of the three bands relative to the global noise threshold.
Ray Gun Pro DX also has improved hum and rumble filters with fine tuning of frequency and sensitivity. If sensitivity is high, the distortion of the original signal is lowest, but the filter has a large "settling time," reacting slower when it kicks in. When sensitivity is low, a larger part of the signal is cut, but settling time is fast.
The rumble filter now has a frequency slider to tune it to the rumble noise, and a peak slider is used for adding a bit of low boost at the cutoff frequency, to compensate for the removal of the low end.
Ray Gun Pro DX parameter changes can now be externally controlled and automated with host programs supporting those features under Windows XP with Direct X.
Ray Gun Pro DX is available as a $49 upgrade to registered users of Ray Gun 1.x versions for Windows, a $29 upgrade to registered users of Ray Gun 2.0 and at $149 for new users. A free trial version is available for download.
For more information, visit their web site at www.arboretum.com