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New Audio Unit from Apple - AUSoundIsolation

Haven't tried it out yet, but good to know they are doing stuff.

Comments

  • Not seeing this in the App Store.
    Where's this from?

  • @Danny_Kil said:
    Not seeing this in the App Store.
    Where's this from?

    Haven’t checked to see if this is on i(Pad)OS yet — judging from the toolbar, OP is using MacOS. But Apple AUs are included at system-level and accessible through GarageBand/Logic, or any other app that exposes them (IIRC ApeMatrix is one example on iOS). Developers can also re-skin them, like Loopy Pro’s built-in effects. So something like this will open up a lot of possibilities!

  • @Danny_Kil said:
    Not seeing this in the App Store.
    Where's this from?

    It's a new native one on the Mac. I've only looked on Ventura - so I'm not sure if it's available on earlier versions. If you have an app like zMors Modular you'll be able to see it there as well, but again, I'm using iPadOS 16, so you'll have to check if available on earlier versions.

  • @Danny_Kil said:
    Not seeing this in the App Store.
    Where's this from?

    It’s not an app. It’s for developers to add to their apps.

  • @NeuM said:

    @Danny_Kil said:
    Not seeing this in the App Store.
    Where's this from?

    It’s not an app. It’s for developers to add to their apps.

    In this case I think it was developed to work with Continuity Camera - when connected there's a Voice Isolation option. But it's still available to use like any other Audio Unit in hosts that expose the system AU's.

  • I’m thinking this is something like Klev’s Brusfri? Eliminating ambient noises to isolate vocals or naw?

  • @CapnWillie said:
    I’m thinking this is something like Klev’s Brusfri? Eliminating ambient noises to isolate vocals or naw?

    I’m thinking it’s using machine learning to distinguish and eliminate background noise.

  • This is what I get on my 11" M1 iPadPro, iPadOS15.5.

    When an app is using a microphone this is present in the control center.

    When I tap on it I get these options, but they can not be selected as the 'app' accessing the microphone does not support the features?!

  • @NeuM said:

    @CapnWillie said:
    I’m thinking this is something like Klev’s Brusfri? Eliminating ambient noises to isolate vocals or naw?

    I’m thinking it’s using machine learning to distinguish and eliminate background noise.

    Yep. And judging by the quality of Apple plugins this is gonna be a great addition.

  • @Samu Curious about that - I guess the sound isolation has been available since before 16? Or maybe you have a Mac running the beta? Or maybe it's specific to certain devices? I haven't seen the Wide Spectrum either. Good stuff!

  • @Aud_iOS said:
    @Samu Curious about that - I guess the sound isolation has been available since before 16? Or maybe you have a Mac running the beta? Or maybe it's specific to certain devices? I haven't seen the Wide Spectrum either. Good stuff!

    Nope, it's just standard iPadOS15.5 on the 11" M1 iPadPro and on the MacMini I'm running macOS Monterey 12.4.

    The different 'mic arrangements' are quite nice and can be selected in AUM settings.
    (Top Omni, Stereo options for front & back etc.).

    On the iPhone 8 or iPad Air 2 I get no variable microphone settings in the control center (but I can still select the individual microphones in AUM) so it could be one of those M1 only things?!

    Don't know If there are any apps yet that support those settings. I do suspect GarageBand selects automatically depending on which mic has the strongest input.

    The 'Wide Spectrum' could be handy for field-recording purposes...

    There was one WWDC session last year where they messed around with these settings.
    (Don't remember the session number or name but it had to do with audio).

    Cheers!

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