Dynamics Processing

CEDAR Cambridge Compressor CEDAR Cambridge Expander CEDAR Cambridge Downward Expander CEDAR Cambridge Limiter

In addition to the Adaptive Limiter, CEDAR Cambridge includes a complete suite of four powerful but precise dynamics modules: a compressor, an upward expander, a downward expander and a limiter. Each of these modules offers eight audio channels and you can use any combination of them simultaneously.

Look ahead, side-chain EQ, linking, ducking and parallel processing

Designed to the highest audio standards, the compressor and the expanders offer precise envelopes with postive and negative read-ahead, so you can make the processing very transparent or add punch to the sound. Each process also offers CEDAR's powerful IIR 'Precision' side-chain EQ which allows you to fine tune the Gain profile to respond to user-defined frequency ranges in the input signal. In addition, each process offers powerful linking facilities that you can use to create ducking, or to preserve the soundfield when processing multi-channel material. Finally, all three offer flexible parallel processing for increased flexibility in mastering applications.

Protection from overloads and clipping distortion

The Limiter is far more than a severe form of compressor with a very high ratio; it utilises a different signal path to achieve the desired results without unwanted side-effects, and you will find it to be much more musical in the way that it limits. It prevents audio signals from exceeding a threshold, thus avoiding problems such as digital clipping and overloads elsewhere in the signal chain and, when set up correctly, will do so with no audible degradation.

It offers up to eight simultaneous audio channels that you can process independently or with linked gains, as desired. You can select which channels are included in a link and, once you have done so, the maximum attenuation in the linked side-chain determines a single gain change for all of the linked channels, preserving the soundfield. Unlinked channels are limited individually.

Dynamics & EQ