CEDAR Audio Ltd grants licence to Sonic Studio

CEDAR Retouch 5 spectral editor

22 September 2014

Cambridge, England and San Francisco, California - CEDAR Audio Ltd and Sonic Studio announced today that they have entered into a non-exclusive license agreement that enables Sonic Studio to use IPR contained within CEDAR Audio's US Patent No. 7,978,862 'Method and Apparatus For Audio Signal Processing'.

The patent refers to a method of displaying and editing audio content in a spectrogram interface as utilised in Sonic Studio’s proprietary audio restoration technology, and this information can provide professional audio engineers with a means to find problems such a noise and other artefacts in recordings and remove them without affecting the surrounding audio.

"Like CEDAR Audio, Sonic Studio has built a legacy of innovation and technology for audio restoration, and we look forward to a long relationship with them," said Gordon Reid, Managing Director of CEDAR Audio Ltd.

"We are delighted to be have access to this technology so we may support our customers with the best restoration tools available," said Jonathan Reichbach, president and chief engineer at Sonic Studio. "We look forward to continuing to innovate and deliver the very best audio restoration toolset available to mastering professionals everywhere."

About CEDAR Audio

Since its establishment in 1988, CEDAR Audio has invested heavily in groundbreaking audio signal processing research. It has pioneered numerous innovations in addition to spectral editing, including real-time audio restoration systems, the 'split & recombine' decrackle algorithm, broadband noise reduction without a spectral fingerprint, sub-sample dynamic phase/time correction, digital declipping, and speed correction without a reference tone. The company is the recipient of numerous industry awards and in 2005 was honored with an Academy Award® for its services to the film industry. It is a leading supplier in each of its spheres of operation, and continues to innovate in the film and broadcast industries, as well as in products for sound archives and libraries. The company is also a world leader in the fields of noise reduction and speech enhancement for the forensic and security sectors.

About Sonic Studio

Located in San Francisco, California, Sonic Studio manufactures best-of-class software mastering systems, audio restoration technology, and computer audio playback applications for professional audio engineers, forensic technicians, and consumer audiophiles. With a legacy of audio excellence since 1992, Sonic Studio soundBlade is the mastering system of choice for the world’s most sought-after engineers and music producers. Sonic Studio NoNOISE II has been recognized with numerous awards including an Emmy™ for its role in the restoration of thousands of films. NoNOISE II has been used by the world’s leading crime-prevention laboratories including the FBI and the CIA, as well as to process historical recordings and reissues. Built on the same Sonic Studio Engine as soundBlade, Amarra is the award winning software music player for consumers that provides superior sound playback for use with Apple's iTunes on the Macintosh platform.

For further information:

CEDAR Audio Ltd 20 Home End, Fulbourn, Cambridge, CB21 5BS, UK
t: 01223 881771 · e: info@cedaraudio.com · w: www.cedaraudio.com