The latest web-based version from Adobe audio editor Tool is ready to use for users who want to improve the sound quality of audio recordings.
Enhance Speech promises to clean up audio recordings through the magic of AI.
The tool was created as part of Project Shasta, which has since become Adobe Podcast – an online space for AI-powered audio recording and editing. And with the company aiming for a broad Podcasting Scene, language enhancement is as accessible as it gets.
Improvement during operation
Enhance Speech runs online and is free to use in the beta version. Users may miss the granular control of an all-digital audio workstation, though it likely draws on some of the technology within Adobe Auditions.
User uploads a file – only MP3 and Wav are currently supported, with a limit of 1 hour and 1 GB. After processing, they can play, download or enhance another file. The toggle switch is a particularly nice addition. It allows users to hear pre-enhancement and post-enhancement audio during playback.
Tech Radar Pro ran some speech files through Enhance Speech. Overall, the results were good – unless you’re really looking for a broadcast-quality cleanup. Distant voices felt closer to the mic than just louder. Background noise has been significantly reduced. However, muffled speech can occasionally sound tinny when the system overcorrects. Expect better but not the best.
user ratings (opens in new tab) were also mixed fairly. Many were delighted with what they heard, but some were less impressed, reporting phantom voices, among other things. It is questionable whether Enhance Speech lives up to Adobe’s claim of “making speech recordings sound like they were recorded in a professional studio”.
But as Adobe continues to place AI in its toolstack, it’s interesting to see how this technology is applied to tentpole apps like Photoshop and PremierePro and smaller tools like this and video editor word processor hybrid Project Blink.
Try Adobe’s Enhance Speech here (opens in new tab).
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