Sound Devices Releases Firmware v7.40 for 8-Series Mixers featuring CEDAR Noise Suppression Technology
26th Jan 2021
Sound Devices announced a collaboration with CEDAR Audio Ltd. that delivers CEDAR noise suppression technology to 8-Series mixer-recorders. The CEDAR sdnx plugin for 8-Series is available for purchase at https://store.sounddevices.com/plugins/ in versions with 2, 4, or 8 instances of suppression that can be inserted on any combination of channels and buses selected by the user. The plugin functions at sampling rates up to and including 96 kHz and has 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 every day,” said 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 Sound Devices marks the first time CEDAR technology has been available in-unit for any portable mixer-recorder. Now, even ultra-light portable recording setups have access to CEDAR noise suppression.
“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,” said Gordon Reid, Managing Director of CEDAR Audio Ltd. “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.
Firmware version v7.40 for the 8-Series Mixer-Recorders
- Support for Cedar sdnx noise suppression plugin available in two, four, or eight-instances. The sdnx plugin operates at sampling rates up to 96 kHz. Includes 2-instance demo mode.
- Improvements to Record Folder including more intuitive navigation/folder creation, direct access via the Take List, plus new Options menu with Delete Folder and Create Sound Reports options.
- New Take List option to rename takes and keep embedded WAV metadata (project, scene, take) synchronized.
Sound professionals can upgrade their 8-Series firmware and see a full list of features and changes by visiting www.sounddevices.com/download.
Purchase or learn more about CEDAR sdnx by visiting store.sounddevices.com/product/cedar-sdnx