You’re probably working with an Adobe tool for video and photo right now. Its top-of-the-line services are spread across the globe, on many personal computers and tablets. Now, Adobe wants to leap in the audio universe, working on an editing tool for sound #softwaremagic
Adobe has teased Project VoCo at the Adobe MAX conference last week in San Diego. The program is part of a collaboration with Princeton University with no deadline in sight. As expected from the company, the tool will be a state-of-the-art audio application that will grab musicians’ and sound engineers interest with several features.
Of course, VoCo will come with noise cancellation ability and speech editing but will also have the capacity to add sounds to a track. Based on a previous recorded voice, the audio manipulation software will be able to generate new words in the same pitch. So long as you have on tape about 20 minutes of audio, the software will be able to replicate the speaker and fill in the blanks.
“When recording voice overs, dialog, and narration, people would often like to change or insert a word or a few words due to either a mistake they made or simply because they would like to change part of the narrative,” explains Adobe in an official statement. “We have developed a technology called Project VoCo in which you can simply type in the word or words that you would like to change or insert into the voice over. The algorithm does the rest and makes it sound like the original speaker said those words.”
This tool could open the doors to a whole new era of editing audio for the music and cinema industry.