High Definition magazine labels the DNS One "invaluable"
10 December 2010
The CEDAR DNS One has been reviewed in High Definition magazine, whose reviewer has described it as "invaluable".
He began by saying that, "One of the things I really like about the DNS One is its dead simple interface ... much simpler and easier to get quick results from than the other noise reduction plugins."
Moving on to the software's performance, he reported that, "DNS One purportedly has zero latency ... How this voodoo is accomplished I don't know, but I'm not complaining. This is good news for Pro Tools LE users, whose systems don't have automatic delay compensation."
Discussing the DNS One's efficiency, the review continued, "At one point I was running nine instances (on a Dual 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon Mac), which I thought would be a reasonable scenario for me. I checked the RTAS gauge and it was only at 8%. I find it to be surprisingly low on CPU consumption for what it does."
But most importantly, he found that the DNS One achieved results that he could not obtain from elsewhere. He wrote, "What impressed me the most was DNS One's uncanny ability to target the background noise without affecting the dialogue. ... I found that I could remove a lot more of what I didn't want and leave a lot more of what I did want than with other NR plugins, and no matter how hard I pushed it I never got those watery or chirpy artifacts like you can with the others. ... DNS One does a superb job of attacking background noise while leaving the dialogue alone, with none of the artifacts sometimes exhibited by other NR software."
He concluded, "it's invaluable. ... this is a positive case of 'you get what you pay for'. Between its zero latency, low CPU usage, ease of use and ability to save otherwise unusable dialogue tracks I believe DNS One is one plugin that's worth saving for."
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