Launched in 2011, CEDAR Studio has been the recipient of numerous awards, and has a strong user base in high-profile studios and post-production houses across the globe. Initially released in RTAS and AudioSuite formats, CEDAR Studio will be available in the Native AAX format for Pro Tools and will be launched at the NAB2013 Convention in Las Vegas on 8th April 2013. As very high quality specialised tools aimed at a broadcast and post-production market (CEDAR users include BBC Maida Vale and EMI Abbey Road), the plug-ins are priced accordingly at £2000 each for Adaptive Limiter, Debuzz and Declip and £2500 for DNS One.
Further information from CEDAR: CEDAR Studio comprises advanced processes that allow you to eliminate a wide range of common problems and significantly improve the sound quality of your audio. Each CEDAR Studio process has been selected from our multi-award-winning CEDAR Cambridge™ flagship, and provides unsurpassed results, quickly, and with the minimum of fuss and user intervention.
The modern standard for dialogue noise suppression in film and TV studios, on location, in newsrooms and for sporting events worldwide, DNS One offers the same Academy Award winning noise suppression as its illustrious siblings the DNS1000, DNS1500, DNS2000 and DNS3000.
With a superb multi-mono interface (DNS CS) that allows you to control hundreds of channels of noise suppression (any mix of software and hardware) from a single Pro Tools host, the DNS process is powerful and flexible, and has rescued countless movies, TV programs and live broadcasts by suppressing rumble, hiss, whistles, babble and general background noise.
Declip allows you to identify and remove most instances of clipping in a single pass. You'll be amazed at how effortlessly it removes clipped samples and reconstructs the original signal, improving clarity, reducing or even eliminating distortion, and restoring the original dynamic range of the damaged audio.
The Adaptive Limiter employs a unique algorithm developed by CEDAR. Offering peak and oversampling modes, it calculates a continuously varying EQ profile that constrains the peak level of the output while retaining the integrity of the input. The result is a perfectly controlled signal that remains much more natural than audio processed using conventional limiters.
The Adaptive Limiter is also an unsurpassed loudness maximiser and, with its advanced resampling and noise shaping capabilities, it's ideal for mixing, final mastering and other creative duties.
Buzzes and hums can creep into the highest quality recordings and live audio, but can be eliminated quickly and easily using Debuzz. This powerful but simple process removes unwanted signal components across the entire audio spectrum, and is capable of removing all manner of buzzes and hums with fundamentals as high as 500Hz. Debuzz will also track wandering tones and, unlike traditional filters, can successfully restore your audio without unwanted side-effects such as limited bandwidth or the hollow sound introduced by comb filters.
CEDAR Studio AAX specification
• Mac: OS X 10.6.8 onward
• PC: Windows 7
Host software: Pro Tools v10
Format: AAX Native
Modules: Adaptive Limiter, Debuzz, Declip, DNS
CEDAR Studio AAX will be shipped on 8 April 2013.