Cedar releases ProTools plug-in25 February 2010
The release of Cedar’s DNS One signals the arrival of the company’s Academy Award-winning DNS series as a ProTools plug-in.
“DNS One is everything you ever wanted from a software-based dialogue noise suppressor,” said the company. “A ProTools plug-in that runs on both Mac OS X and Windows, it makes no compromises in sound quality and offers the same Academy Award-winning performance as its illustrious siblings, the DNS1500, DNS2000 and DNS3000. Coupled to a superb new user-interface that allows you to control hundreds of channels of DNS (software and hardware, in any mix you choose) from a single Pro Tools host, DNS One is the most powerful and flexible noise suppressor ever developed.”
Until Cedar’s DNS technology was developed, dubbing mixers were forced to use processes such as low-pass filters, noise gates, dynamics processes, or processes developed from analogue encode/decode noise reduction systems. DNS removes the rumble, general background, whistles and camera noise from contaminated audio, making it the tool of choice for removing background noise from dialogue.
Offering all the power and audio quality of Cedar’s dedicated hardware products, DNS One is a flexible, fully automated implementation of DNS designed specifically for Pro Tools users.
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.
“You control DNS One using the dedicated DNS Control System software,” said the company. “More than just a GUI for DNS One, this RTAS plug-in for Pro Tools LE and HD systems runs on both Mac OS X and Windows, and allows you to control as many instances of DNS One as your host system can support, plus up to 126 DNS2000s and/or DNS3000s. It is also fully integrated with Pro Tools’ automation and its hardware control surfaces such as the Icon, D-Control and D-Command. The DNS Control System 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.”