Developed by Cedar, sdnx is a noise suppression technology designed specifically for Sound Devices’ Scorpio and other 8-Series mixer/recorders. This is the first time Cedar technology has been available in any portable mixer/recorder, now making Cedar’s noise suppression available in ultra-light portable recording set-ups.

Cedar Audio sdnxDrawing on Cedar’s expertise in the field of noise reduction, sdnx differs from hardware solutions such as the Cedar DNS 2 and DNS 8Ddialogue noise suppressors by offering a modified algorithm optimised for Sound Devices systems and a simplified user interface with just a single attenuation control per instance. Together with its near-zero latency, this suites it to use in the field, allowing users to record clean audio for dailies and confidence checking as well as providing viable alternatives to the mixes and isos supplied for postproduction.

‘We had been supplying a small number of products to location sound recordists for 15 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,’ explains Cedar Audio MD, Gordon Reid. ‘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 together, and we’re genuinely excited that a specifically crafted version of Cedar noise suppression will now be available on these systems.’

‘Over the past few decades, Cedar has become synonymous with real-time, low-latency, and artefact-free audio restoration and noise suppression. That’s why sound professionals put their trust in them everyday,’ says Sound Devices Director of Product Management & Design, Paul Isaacs. ‘We are super thrilled to collaborate with the Cedar team to bring the 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.’

Available in 2-, 4- and 8-instance configurations, sdnx can be run on any combination of channels and buses selected by the user at sample rates up to and including 96kHz.


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