CEDAR for Pro Audio
For almost a quarter of a century, the mastering, post, broadcast and live-sound industries have relied upon CEDAR.
The first CEDAR Systems were installed in France, Belgium, the UK and the USA in 1990, and the ensuing years saw a continuous stream of developments, including refinements to existing packages as well as the introduction of the world's first hardware restoration modules. In 1992, the Company launched its first stand-alone product, the CEDAR DC-1 Declicker, followed by the CR-1 Decrackler and the AZ-1 Azimuth Corrector - the first process to be mounted on CEDAR's ground-breaking SERIES-2 DSP platform. In 1994, the company also released the DH-1 Dehisser, a radical product because it was the first digital processor that could remove broadband noise from a signal without requiring prior spectral analysis of the unwanted noise content.
The next three years saw the Company deepen and broaden its product range. CEDAR for Windows offered up to sixteen channels of simultaneous real-time I/O and processing, new 24-bit audio standards were adopted, and advances in hardware technology permitted the development of more efficient algorithms and processes. In 1997, a new range of stand-alone modules appeared, and the company also entered into its first collaborations with manufacturers of audio editing platforms.
By the beginning of 1999, CEDAR Audio was established as the world's leading audio restoration company, and then undertook the development of its first products aimed specifically at film and TV post-production. The DNS1000 dialogue noise suppressor appeared in 2000, followed closely by its sibling, the DNS2000, which was developed specifically for Pro Tools users and integrated seamlessly into that platform's timecode and automation environment.
Three versions of CEDAR Cambridge were released in 2003; one each for the TV/film, mastering, and audio forensic industries. These included innovative algorithms such as Declip and CEDAR's highly regarded family of adaptive filters. In February 2005, the company received a Sci-Tech Academy Award (a 'Technical Oscar') for its services to the movie industry, and a stream of innovations appeared over the following years with corresponding recognition including induction into the Audio TECnology Hall of Fame (2008), a Cinema Audio Society Award (2009), and numerous other industry awards.
In 2011, the Company broke new ground in restoration by releasing Respeed™ and was granted a patent covering the most important aspects of its Retouch™ technology. More recently, the DNS 8 Live dialogue noise suppressor has attracted the live sound industry to CEDAR, where it is rapidly becoming a noise suppression standard, while the latest incarnation of CEDAR Studio™ offers top quality processing for users of the AAX and VST plug-in standards.
Always innovating, always pushing the boundaries of the possible... CEDAR.