TBProAudio has released AMM (Automatic Microphone Mixer), a nifty little automatic mixing tool for speech. Designed for mixing interviews, conferences, panel discussions and similar events, the plug-in automatically handles up to 16 stereo channels. It comes with some good ideas, including a moderator mode and background noise suppression.
Mixing group discussions with several microphones can be a notoriously tedious task. In a heated argument, people have a tendency to cut others off and raise their voices in order to make themselves heard, and background noise is always an issue. Not to mention the fact that few people outside of the world of audio seem to know how to hold a microphone the right way. To make matters worse, this kind of content often needs to be ready within minutes, especially in the world of broadcasting and online video. TBProAudio AMM is an automatic microphone mixer designed to make your life easier in situations like this.
Who wants to be the moderator?
The plug-in automatically mixes up to 16 stereo channels and features several mix modes. In Moderator Mode, the moderator’s channel gets priority over the others. When the moderator speaks, the plug-in reduces the volume of the other channels by an adjustable amount. Now this sounds like a useful tool for some political talkshows!
In Auto Mix mode, AMM automatically lowers the volume of channels when they are not in use. This keeps the background noise under control and lets you focus on those channels that are actually carrying meaningful audio. The strength of the suppression is of course adjustable. There is also a mode for “Auto Balanced Mixing”, which ensures that the overall volume never exceeds the volume of the loudest channel. For especially noisy environments, the “Prio Mixing” mode mutes all channels except the loudest channel.
TBProAudio AMM is available for Windows (32/64 Bit VST, 32/64 Bit VST3, 32 Bit RTAS, 32/64 Bit AAX) and Mac (32/64 Bit VST, 32/64 Bit VST3, 32/64 Bit AU, 32 Bit RTAS, 32/64 Bit AAX). TBProAudio says that it has been tested in Reaper, Cubase, Nuendo, FL Studio, Pro Tools, and Reason. The plug-in costs 99 Euros. You can download a restricted demo version from the company’s website.