CEDAR releases important updates to the DNS 8D dialogue noise suppressor

CEDAR DNS 8D dialogue noise suppressor

20 February 2020

As a direct response to customer requests, we are delighted to announce the immediate availability of a new version of the DNS 8D firmware. This includes four significant upgrades.

Storing and saving noise profiles

The original software stored all of the processing parameters in the current setup as a Preset, but not the invisible noise profiles calculated for the eight channels by the Learn function. Today, these noise profiles can be stored when you save a Preset. They can also be saved in the current setup when you switch off the unit so that, when you switch it on again, you can continue from exactly the same point as before.

Dumping and recalling Presets

The DNS 8D has 100 memories (Presets). A new browser page within the unit now allows you to dump these to your Mac or PC and later recall them, thus making it possible to back up individual projects for use at a later date if desired.

Improved screen and button management

Some users found the brightness of the screens and buttons to be too high in low light conditions, so we have added a low/medium/high brightness function. We have also added the ability to switch off the screen saver. When selected, this dims the screen after three hours, extending its life but still letting users know that the unit is active and functioning correctly.

Naming channels

Many users asked whether it would be possible to name channels. Now they can. Simply click in the appropriate fields in the browser-based remote control and type in the new names which will be echoed on the unit itself and in Dante Controller. Users can even save and recall sets of channel names using the device preset facilities within Dante Controller.

Managing Director, Gordon Reid, says, "In each case, these updates offer major improvements for the users who requested them, so we're delighted to have been able to respond to their needs. Owners of existing DNS 8Ds can download the new firmware directly from our website as well as the latest DNS 8D manual which includes update instructions and descriptions of the new features."

For further information:

CEDAR Audio Limited, 20 Home End, Fulbourn, Cambridge, CB21 5BS, United Kingdom.
t: +44 1223 881771
f: +44 1223 881778
e: support@cedaraudio.com