Audio Editing Startup Accusonus Raises a $3.3 Million Series A

Audio editing start-up Accusonus has raised $3.3 million in Series A funding. The company is based in Greece and the U.S. ⁠— Venture Friends led this funding round.

Accusonus was launched in 2014 to find new and novel ways to use AI and machine learning in audio.

The first product the company released was Drumatom, allowing recording engineers to control microphone leakage in drum recordings. In 2017 Accusonus released Regroover ⁠— an AI software instrument that un-mixes audio loops into stems.

Most recently, the company has developed a new suite of tools for producers to clean up audio in video and podcasts. Many impromptu recording sessions take place on a smartphone in a noisy background.

Accusonus wants to bring high-quality audio using AI-driven tools that remove the learning curve for audio editing. CEO Alex Tsilfidis says Accusonus is inventing new algorithms that fine-tune the UX of Accusonus’ products for entry-level users. He says the tuning should help speed up workflows for professionals, too.

Accusonus’ Enhancement and Repair of Audio tools work via a single ‘virtual’ knob turn. The ERA tools are plugins that are compatible with most major audio and video platforms.  That includes Audacity, Garageband, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut, Avid Pro Tools, and several others. A full list of compatible software can be found here.

The company’s latest products are aimed at bringing high-quality audio editing to the masses. But the company often uses professional users’ feedback to help tweak its products.

Accusonus offers a free trial for its suite of ERA plugins that include tools like noise remover, reverb remover, voice leveler, de-esser, plosive remover, and de-clipper. The software helps even out distracting volume differences in voice recordings ⁠— which is a huge boon for the podcasting industry at large.