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Patrick Donohoe

Nov 23rd, 2023

How to Remove Echo from Audio using EchoRemover

How to Remove Echo from Audio

Everyone has encountered this problem before – you’ve found the perfect place to record a video or a podcast. Everything looks right. Then you start rolling audio and notice – your audio sounds like an echo-y mess. Can you remove echo from audio? How do I remove echo from audio? Luckily there’s a solution to your problem and it’s called CrumplePop EchoRemover.

Learn more about EchoRemover

EchoRemover is a plug-in compatible with most professional video editors and DAWs, including Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Audition, DaVinci Resolve, Logic Pro, GarageBand, Avid Media Composer, Pro Tools, and Audacity. It helps remove room echo from videos and podcasts. It makes audio that was once unusable sound professional and clear.

The Battle Against Echo

Echo is a constant threat in video and audio production. The sound of echo immediately makes a video or podcast sound unprofessional even more than background noise does.

If you’re wondering how to remove echo from audio recording, the best method is to avoid it before you hit record. Choosing the right location can get rid of echo in audio – if you’re near a bare wall, moving even a few feet away can help reduce echo.

And, as always, proximity to the microphone is key. If the mic is far from the speaker – for instance, if you’re using an on-camera mic – you might find yourself capturing more of a live room sound than you want.

The problem is that often you can’t fully control the environment you’re recording in. Installing soundproofing and rearranging furniture might not be something you want to tackle when you just want to record a nice-sounding screencast.

And for those of us who do professional audio and video work for clients, echo can’t be solved by a noise gate plug-in or a high pass filter. We also can’t exactly tell the client to go back for re-recording (as glorious as that would be.) So, very often we need to take material that was recorded with room echo and make it sound good. But how?

How to Improve My Audio Quality With EchoRemover

With a few steps, EchoRemover will help you quickly reduce the echo from your audio recordings.

If you need help finding EchoRemover inside your NLE, check out our “Where Do I Find EchoRemover?” section below.

First, you’ll need to turn on the echo remover plug-in. Click the On/Off switch in the upper right corner and you’ll see the entire plugin light up. Now you’re ready to get rid of the room echo in your audio file.

You’ll notice the big knob in the center of the echo remover plug-in – that’s the Strength Control. You’ll likely only need this control to reduce reverb. The Strength Control defaults to 80%, which is a great place to start. Listen to your processed audio. How do you like the sound? Does it reduce the echo enough? If not, keep increasing the Strength Control until you’re happy with the results.

Maybe you’d love to keep some of the qualities of the original recording. Or you want to bring a different color to the voice. Below the Strength Control, you’ll find three Advanced Strength Control knobs that will help you fine-tune your sound settings. Dryness sets how aggressive the echo removal is. Body lets you dial in the thickness of the voice. Tone helps bring brightness back to the voice.

Once you’re happy with your results, you can save them as presets to use at a later time or to send to collaborators. Just click the save button, choose a name and location for your preset and that’s it. To import a preset, all you need to do is click on the downward arrow button to the right of the save button. Select your preset from the window and the echo remover plug-in will automatically adjust to your saved settings.

Not Just A Noise Gate or Noise Reduction Plug-in, EchoRemover is Powered By AI

EchoRemover helps you clean up room echo and reverb problem areas in your audio by using AI to identify and remove them. This lets EchoRemover remove more reverb while keeping the voice sounding clear and natural. Leaving you with a professional-sounding production that’s bound to impress.

EchoRemover keeps your sound quality professional, beyond the thinness of a low pass filter or gate threshold.

Why else might an editor want to check out EchoRemover?

  • Quick and Easy Professional Audio – Not an audio professional? No problem. Your audio sounds professional with a few quick and easy steps.
  • Works inside your favorite NLEs and DAWs – EchoRemover works with Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Audition, Logic Pro, GarageBand, DaVinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, Pro Tools, Audacity, and more.
  • Save Precious Editing Time – Editing is often a race against time. Everyone has had to deal with a tight timeline. EchoRemover helps save time and lets you get back to what really matters.
  • Not Just Noise Reduction – Much better than using just a graphic EQ, ambient noise reduction, or noise gate plug-in. EchoRemover does more than select noise reduction, EchoRemover’s analyzes your audio file and removes echo while keeping the voice clean and clear.
  • Used by Professionals – CrumplePop has been around for 12 years and is a trusted name in the world of post-production plug-ins. Companies like the BBC, Dreamworks, Fox, CNN, CBS, and MTV have used CrumplePop plug-ins.
  • Sharable Presets – Whether you’re working in Final Cut Pro or Adobe Audition, you can share EchoRemover presets between the two. Working on a project in Premiere but doing finishing touches in Resolve? You can share EchoRemover presets between them.

Where Do I Find EchoRemover?

You’ve downloaded EchoRemover, so now what? Well, the first thing you’ll want to do is find EchoRemover inside the NLE of your choice.

  • Adobe Premiere Pro

    In Premiere Pro, you’ll find EchoRemover in the Effect Menu > Audio Effects > VST3 > CrumplePop.

    After selecting the video or audio file you’d like to add the effect to, double-click on EchoRemover or grab the plug-in and drop it onto your audio clip. 

    Then go up to the effects tab in the top left corner. You’ll see fx CrumplePop EchoRemover, click on the big Edit button and the EchoRemover UI will appear. Now you’re ready to remove echo in Premiere Pro.

    Note: If you notice that EchoRemover doesn’t appear immediately upon installation. Don’t worry. The plug-in is installed but if you’re using Adobe Premiere or Audition, there is one small extra step before you can use it.

    Go to Premiere Pro > Preferences > Audio. Then you’ll need to use Premiere’s Audio Plug-in Manager.

    Once the window opens, you’ll see a list of all of the audio plugins installed on your computer. You’ll need to click Scan for Plug-ins. After that, scroll down to CrumplePop EchoRemover. Make sure it’s enabled. Click OK and you’re ready to go.

    You can also find the Audio Plug-in Manager in the Project Panel. Click on the three bars next to the Effects Panel. You can select the Audio Plug-in Manager from the drop-down menu.

  • Final Cut Pro

    In Final Cut Pro, you’ll find EchoRemover in the Effects Browser under Audio > CrumplePop.

    Grab EchoRemover and drag it onto the video or audio file. You can also select your clip and double-click on EchoRemover.

    Then go up to the Inspector Window in the upper right corner. Click on the sound icon to bring up the Audio Inspector window. There you’ll see EchoRemover with a box to the right of it. Click on the box to show the Advanced Effects Editor UI and you’re ready to start reducing echo in FCP.

  • Adobe Audition

    In Audition, you’ll find EchoRemover in the Effect Menu > VST3 > CrumplePop. You can apply EchoRemover to your audio file from both the Effects menu and the Effects Rack.

    Note: If you’re not seeing EchoRemover in your Effects Menu, much like with Premiere, Adobe Audition also requires a few extra steps to install EchoRemover.

    You’ll have to use Audition’s Audio Plug-in Manager. You’ll find the plug-in manager by going to the Effects menu and selecting the Audio Plug-in Manager. A window will open with a list of the audio plug-ins you have installed on your computer. Click on the Scan for Plug-ins button. Look for Crumplepop EchoRemover. Make sure that it’s enabled and click OK.

  • Logic Pro

    In Logic, you’ll apply EchoRemover to your audio file by going to the track’s Audio FX menu > Audio Units > CrumplePop > EchoRemover.

  • GarageBand

    To get rid of echo on GarageBand, select your track with echo, hit B to open the smart controls, and click the plug-ins inserts to open the dropdown menu. Select Audio Units > CrumplePop > EchoRemover. And you’re done! 

  • DaVinci Resolve

    To remove echo from audio DaVinci Resolve, you’ll find EchoRemover in the Effects Library > Audio FX > VST3. Then click on the fader button to reveal the EchoRemover UI.

    Note: If you can’t find EchoRemover after those steps, you’ll need to do a few quick additional steps. Go to the DaVinci Resolve menu and choose Preferences. Open Audio Plug-ins. Scroll through Available Plug-ins, find EchoRemover, and make sure it’s enabled. Then hit save.

    Currently, EchoRemover doesn’t work with the Fairlight Page.

  • Avid Media Composer

    You can find EchoRemover in Avid Media Composer in the AudioSuite tool. Launch it from the menu Tools > AudioSuite. Once in the AudioSuite tool, select CrumplePop EchoRemover from the dropdown menu, then activate it by clicking the purple icon to launch the UI.  

    You can also apply it as an effect via the Audio Track Effect tool and drag CrumplePop EchoRemover to your audio track.

  • Pro Tools

    Add EchoRemover in Pro Tools from the AudioSuite menu. Choose Noise Reduction > CrumplePop EchoRemover, or directly from the mixer view or track inserts, selecting plug-in > Noise Reduction > CrumplePop EchoRemover. Use the search option if you have many plug-ins installed.

  • Audacity

    In Audacity, you’ll find EchoRemover in the Effects menu. Select the track with echo, then select the Effects menu and scroll down until you find EchoRemover Complete. Click on it to apply it to the track and open the EchoRemover UI.

    If you’re running the newer version of Audacity that supports VST3 plug-ins, you can add EchoRemover from the Effects button on the left panel of your track with echo. Click the Effects button and select Add Effects > VST3 > CrumplePop Complete > EchoRemover Complete. Select EchoRemover from your Realtime Effects rack to launch the UI.

    If you don’t find the CrumplePop plug-ins in any of those paths, you must rescan your plug-ins from Effects > Plugin Manager > Rescan. If that doesn’t work either, close Audacity and reinstall CrumplePop plug-ins.

EchoRemover Gives You An Audio File You Can Be Proud Of

Now you know how to remove echo in video, EchoRemover can help save audio files that once would have been considered unusable. All it takes is a few easy steps to remove echo and now your audio sounds clean, professional, and ready for the big time.