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iZotope ANR-B Cleans Up Reality TV

April 22, 2008

Terry Dwyer at Wild Woods, Inc. uses Adaptive Real-time Noise Reduction to save noisy dialog on CBS’s Survivor.

NAB – Las Vegas, Booth N9108 (April 22, 2008) – Terry Dwyer, Chief Engineer and Supervising Re-Recording Mixer at Wild Woods Inc., has recently adopted iZotope’s new Adaptive Real-time Noise Reduction unit, ANR-B, to rescue recorded dialog for Survivor and other shows.

ANR-B is designed to automatically remove broadband and tonal noise from dialog in real-time with little or no interaction from the user, making it ideal for the demands of reality TV, live broadcast and call in settings, and other challenging applications. With the choice of completely automatic operation or a lightning-fast "Learn" mode, mixers can deal with noise issues more quickly than ever before, leaving them free to focus on the task at hand.

"On CBS Survivor, iZotope ANR-B reduced the most stubborn noise source of all, water, without artifacts," Explains Dwyer. "It allowed us to retrieve whispered lines that were lost in the surf in an astounding fashion and eliminated the need to title the lines. ANR-B dramatically improves the catch-as-you-can elevated noise-floors that are common in this type of material."

Dwyer also recently used ANR-B to clean dialog on Sci-Fi’s Estate of Panic. "The host wraps on Estate of Panichad substantial noise that compromised enjoyment of the host's performance.  ANR-B quickly eliminated almost all of the noise. The difference was night and day, and again without artifact."

Terry Dwyer has won two Emmy Awards, including one for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Non-Fiction Program for his work on Survivor.

iZotope's ANR-B™ uses patent-pending technology to intelligently identify and suppresses environmental broadband noise, hum, phone line artifacts and more to dramatically increase the quality of voice recordings and broadcasts. Unlike other solutions, ANR-B actually detects noise on the fly and adapts to changing noise over time allowing for automatic operation with almost no input required from the user. Whether the problem is an air conditioner or fan, an engine, a studio with bad wiring, ISDN artifacts or another noise source, ANR-B can dramatically improve the quality of on-location audio and the intelligibility of your interviews and call-ins.

Pricing and Availability

iZotope ANR-B is now available at a retail price of $4,995 US.

In the Los Angeles area, contact RSPE (www.rspe.com) to buy ANR-B. In New York City area, contact Dale Pro Audio (www.daleproaudio.com).

For more information and other inquiries contact Bruce Bartone, Director of Sales at iZotope, at sales@izotope.com.

About iZotope

iZotope makes innovative products that inspire and enable people to be creative. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, iZotope has spent over a decade developing award-winning products and audio technologies for professionals and hobbyists alike. Used by millions of people in over 50 countries, iZotope products are a core component of GRAMMY-winning music studios, Oscar and Emmy-winning film and TV post production studios, and prominent radio studios, as well as basement and bedroom studios across the globe. Through a robust licensing program, iZotope also powers products made by industry partners such as Adobe, Avid, Microsoft, and Sony. iZotope was recently honored with an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for its flagship audio repair suite, RX®.

For more information on iZotope products, visit www.izotope.com.

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