The World Cup HORN SUPPRESSOR plugin
allows suppressing the droning sound of compressor
horns, popular at the 2018 soccer games, in
real-time, leaving individual “honks” and other
stadium ambience as well as commentary virtually
untouched. This is made possible using a technology
known as source (signal) separation, a.k.a.
de-mixing, where state-of-the-art artificial
intelligence techniques are combined with precision
filtering to “unbake the cake”, providing
after-the-fact access to the different sounds that
make up a mix.
Already in use at Denmark’s TV2 for
their World Cup game transmissions, World Cup Horn
Suppressor is available now to broadcasters that
apply for a free 3-month license.
“We were getting complaints about
the compressor horns being too dominant in the audio
of our World Cup transmissions, and there really
wasn’t a lot that could be done about that with
traditional tools.” said Jens Lyd, sound engineer at
TV2, Denmark. “So we contacted Zynaptiq – and within
days, they provided an easy-to-use solution that
quite simply completely fixed the issue for us.”