CEDAR CS2: DNS One with LEARN
The world standard for background noise suppression
The modern standard for dialogue noise suppression in film and TV studios, on location, in newsrooms and for sporting events worldwide, DNS One with LEARN offers the same Academy Award winning noise suppression as its illustrious siblings the DNS1000, DNS1500, DNS2000 and DNS3000. It makes unusable interviews intelligible, saves huge costs in ADR, and has rescued dialogue for countless movies. In the words of one member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, DNS was "probably used on every major movie coming out of Hollywood in the past couple of years", and can now be found on virtually all dubbing stages worldwide.
At first glance, the latest incarnation of DNS One appears to be identical with previous versions, but its secret is revealed by the LEARN button that has appeared to the left of the control panel. A further development of the groundbreaking algorithm contained within our award-winning DNS 8 Live dialogue noise suppressor, LEARN allows DNS One to calculate an adapting estimate of the background noise level and determine suitable noise attenuations at each frequency for optimum suppression.
LEARN is NOT a noise fingerprint as found in some spectral subtractive noise reduction systems, and you do NOT need to find a section of the audio that contains little or no wanted signal to take a noise measurement. Yes, you can use LEARN to take a snapshot of existing conditions and then fine-tune the parameters, but its real power lies in leaving it switched on so that it can adapt to changes in the background and surroundings. You might wonder whether this adds latency, or whether it risks eating into the wanted speech signal, but DNS One retains the zero latency it has always boasted, and LEARN not only adapts in a fraction of a second to changes, it differentiates between the wanted signal and the noise so that you obtain superb noise suppression at all times.
Controlling DNS hardware
Pro Tools only: DNS CS is a multi-mono interface that allows you to control hundreds of channels of noise suppression (any mix of DNS One software as well as DNS2000 and DNS 3000 hardware) from a single Pro Tools host. More than just a GUI, it supports both AAX and AudioSuiteand is fully integrated with Pro Tools' automation as well as its hardware control surfaces such as the Icon, D-Control and D-Command. DNS CS is completely cross-compatible between DNS One, the DNS2000 and the DNS3000, so users can install DNS One alongside existing hardware units, creating sessions on one and later, if desired, recalling them on either of the others.
Academy Awards® for CEDAR's DNS process
In February 2005, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honoured CEDAR's engineers with Academy Awards (Technical Oscars) for services to the movie industry. A studio standard for eliminating background noises such as traffic and air conditioning, the original DNS, the DNS1000, had already won SSAIRA and PAR Awards in 2000 and 2001, and was nominated for a TEC Award in 2001.