Sound Devices has announced a collaboration with CEDAR Audio that brings CEDAR noise suppression technology to 8-Series mixer-recorders in the form of a plugin with 2, 4, and 8 instances of suppression that can be inserted on any combination of channels and buses selected by the user.
The new CEDAR sdnx plugin for 8-Series is available for purchase at store.sounddevices.com. It functions at sample rates up to and including 96 kHz and has stated “near-zero” latency.
“Over the last few decades, CEDAR has become synonymous with real-time, low-latency, and artifact-free audio restoration and noise suppression. That’s why sound professionals put their trust in them everyday,” says Paul Isaacs, Director of Product Management and Design at Sound Devices. “We are super thrilled and honored 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.”
Previously, using CEDAR with an 8-Series mixer-recorder required a separate hardware unit. This collaboration with marks the first time CEDAR technology has been available in-unit for any portable mixer-recorder.
“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,” states 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 the SD folks, and we’re genuinely excited that a specifically crafted version of CEDAR noise suppression will now be available on their recorders.”
CEDAR sdnx is compatible with 8-Series mixer-recorders running firmware version 7.40 or higher. Sound professionals can upgrade their 8-Series firmware via www.sounddevices.com/download and learn more about CEDAR sdnx via https://store.sounddevices.com/product/cedar-sdnx.