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Multi-Channel Dialogue Noise Suppressor

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Dialogue noise suppression
When we invented the modern dialogue noise suppressor (the CEDAR ‘DNS’) we, designed it for off-line studio use. It quickly became a standard in post-production, winning an Academy Award® and leading the Academy to say of it, “The DNS1000 can be found on virtually all dubbing stages worldwide, and has become the tool of choice for removing unwanted noise by re-recording mixers everywhere”. Nevertheless, this didn’t stop hundreds of them ending up on location carts, in football stadia and other sports venues, in newsrooms, in live TV studios, and in use at specialised live-to-air situations such as The Grammys, the Super Bowl and other very high-profile events.

So we designed the CEDAR DNS 8 Live - the first DNS conceived specifically for live use. Like its predecessors, it offers near-zero latency, 40-bit processing, and a fast, intuitive user interface. And it still eliminates traffic noise, air conditioning, wind, rain, babble and general background noise from audio signals, compensates for unfavourable acoustic conditions and poor microphone placement, and will even suppress excessive reverberation. But its new DNS algorithm now goes much further…

Offering up to eight simultaneous channels of dialogue noise suppression, it boasts a simplified ‘2-knob’ approach as well as a detailed editing mode that offers more control than any previous dialogue noise suppressor. This makes it suitable for use in all live situations – not just live-to-air broadcasting, but also live sound in venues such as theatres, concert halls, conferences venues, and places of worship. What's more, it features a new Learn function that calculates the noise content within a signal and determines the optimum parameters to attenuate the noise while maintaining the wanted signal. This makes it simultaneously the simplest and fastest to use, yet most effective dialogue noise suppressor ever built.

Additional features
We have anticipated the needs of users who will want to control the DNS 8 Live using modern methods such as laptops, tablets and other devices, so we gave it the ability to respond to a simple, web-based remote control interface. With the DNS 8 RC software due for release later in the year, the DNS will work with almost any browser. No longer tied to a DAW, it’s the dialogue noise suppressor for everyone.

Finally, recognising that many people will want to use the DNS 8 Live where there’s no ready access to mains power, we have added a standard 4-pin 12VDC input for use with location carts and other battery operated setups.

DNS 8 Live - principal features

  • Eight channels of dialogue noise suppression
  • A unique, new DNS algorithm with super-fast '2-knob' setup per channel
  • Detailed DNS mode ideal for permanent installations
  • 1U rackmount with 90V-250V universal PSU and 12VDC input
  • Web-based remote control for laptops, tablets, and other devices