Rob Ashard (MIBS) explains how he uses CEDAR for Dancing On Ice

Dancing On Ice

10 June 2009

In its Summer 2009 issue, Rob Ashard has been telling Line Up (the Journal of the Institute of Broadcast Sound) how he produces the sound for Dancing On Ice. He explains that, other than a bit of dynamics control, "The only other thing inserted into a group, and this time it's digital, is my own trusty CEDAR DNS1000. With personals and a row of moving lights with their fan noise, this helps enormously - as it always does. A happy coincidence here is that it also cleans up a bit of the PA spill too."

He continues, "A lot of the show is quite straightforward to mix. However the chat sequences between presenters Phillip, Jayne, Chris and the contestants, followed by Holly with the judges, all have to be mixed very hard - both in the truck and on the PA - and the levels of spill have to be kept even."

In the same issue, Grant Bridgeman reports that 2nd Sense at Elstree Studios are also using a CEDAR dialogue noise suppressor in their newly re-equipped surround post-production studio, which handles a wide range of production requirements including multi-track mixing and post for programmes including Jools Holland's Later... and BBC TV's Electric Proms.

From live sound and real-time broadcast, to posting children's TV programmes to mixing the Electric Proms, CEDAR's dialogue noise suppressors can be the difference between a high quality production and one with unacceptable noise levels.

About the CEDAR DNS series

If you work with dialogue, the speed, flexibility, and ease of use of CEDAR DNS series provides solutions to noise reduction problems that you could not previously solve. Their near-zero latency means that you do not need to slip the audio against time-code, making it possible to use them in real-time for live broadcasts, in studios, and on the dubbing stage. For location sound engineers (who do not have the luxury of random access to the material) the near-zero latency means that they are simple to use with video, and they remove the need for a video frame store. Furthermore, the combination of low latency and 24-bit fidelity means that you can leave a DNS permanently in the signal chain without fear of signal degradation.

For further information:

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