CEDAR Audio releases sdnx high-res noise reduction for Sound Devices

CEDAR Audio has announced sdnx for Sound Devices – a new high-res noise suppression tool designed specifically for the Scorpio and other 8-Series mixers/recorders.

Available in 2-, 4- and 8- instance configurations, it can be run on any combination of channels and busses selected by the user at sample rates up to and including 96kHz.

The new sdnx is different from hardware solutions such as the CEDAR DNS 2 and DNS 8D dialogue noise suppressors in that it offers a modified algorithm optimised for Sound Devices systems and a user interface with just a one attenuation control per instance. 

“Over the last few decades, CEDAR has become synonymous with real-time, low latency, and artefact-free audio restoration and noise suppression. That’s why sound professionals put their trust in them everyday,” said Paul Isaacs, director of product management and design at Sound Devices. “We are super thrilled and honoured to collaborate with the CEDAR team to bring their highly-regarded noise suppression technology to our 8-Series mixer/recorders. This will provide our customers with a powerful tool to capture dialogue in noisy environments.”

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“We had been supplying a small number of products to location sound recordists for fifteen years, but when in 2016 we released our first product designed specifically for them – the CEDAR DNS 2 dialogue noise suppressor – we found that many units were being bought for use alongside Sound Devices recorder/mixers,” added Gordon Reid, managing director of CEDAR Audio. “Pretty soon, customers started to ask us whether we were planning to incorporate some form of noise suppression within the recorders themselves. We hadn’t planned on this, but when we spoke to Sound Devices we found that there’s a great technical synergy between the two companies. It proved to be really simple and pleasant to work with them, and we’re genuinely excited that a specifically crafted version of CEDAR noise suppression will now be available on their systems.”

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