Hush | AI-powered tools for dialogue repair
Press Release
September 19, 2023

Ian Sampson releases Hush Pro, an AI-powered AAX plugin for dialogue repair

Vancouver, British Columbia — Ian Sampson is proud to announce the release of Hush Pro, an AudioSuite plugin that removes ambient noise and room reflections from recorded speech. Powered by machine learning and optimized for Apple Silicon, Hush Pro cleans up dialogue quickly and transparently — with minimal artifacts and unrivaled clarity.

The plugin is designed from the ground up for audio post-production, integrating seamlessly with Pro Tools. It includes two separate modes — or sub-plugins — that use the same engine under the hood but support different workflows. Hush Mix allows users to rebalance dialogue, noise, and reverb with a mixer-style UI, previewing the results in real time. Hush Split renders all three elements as separate clips for more fine-grained, non-destructive edits.

Hush Pro delivers even cleaner audio than the standalone Hush app, especially on outdoor ambience and highly reflective rooms. Under the hood, the plugin uses a new, more powerful AI model, taking advantage of the faster GPU on M-series Pro, Max, and Ultra chips. The model will continue to evolve with future updates — including improved support for singing and other vocals, to be added later this Fall.

After three months of beta testing, Hush Pro has already become a mainstay at post-production studios around the world. Editors have used it to repair dialogue for film, television, podcasts, and more —
with remarkable results.

“I’m using Hush on a feature film right now,” says dialogue editor Jason Freeman, whose past credits include John Wick: Chapter 4 and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. “It saved us from having to adr an entire scene with the lead actor.”

Zach McNees — who mixes podcasts for Bill Gates, Hillary Clinton, and Alec Baldwin, among others — says the plugin “cleans up my tracks in ways I never thought possible, with complete control and no artifacts.” “I’ve used every noise reduction tool on the market,” he adds. “Hush is in a class by itself.”

Hush Pro is available now for 249 USD at — along with a 21-day, full-featured free trial. Users who purchased the original Hush app can upgrade for 179 USD.

Requirements | Updated Sept. 22

Hush Pro requires Pro Tools, an Apple Silicon Mac (M1 or M2), and macOS 13 (Ventura). Users can run Pro Tools in Apple Silicon Native mode or under Rosetta 2 emulation, with comparable performance.

Support for macOS 12 (Monterey) will be added in early October, and for macOS 14 (Sonoma) later this Fall.


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About the Developer

Ian Sampson is a self-taught programmer, designer, and machine learning researcher based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He holds a PhD in English from Brown University, and has a passion for story-telling in all its forms — whether on the page, on tape, or on film. You can reach him at