DNS1500 dialogue noise suppressor

DNS1500 dialogue noise suppressor

The standard in dialogue noise suppression for film and TV

"To get any better results we would have change the studio itself" - Nick Ashton, Sound Team Leader, ITN News

The DNS1500 updates the style, design and performance of its Academy Award winning predecessor, the DNS1000. With an improved chassis and updated processors, it couples the perfect ergonomics of the DNS1000 with improved 2-channel performance and up to 96kHz capabilities for increased compatibility in today's audio environments. Installed in TV, film and post production studios the world over, it makes otherwise unusable interviews intelligible and saves huge costs in ADR and looping. It's also a valuable tool in audio forensic investigation, used for cleaning audio signals in the lab and during live surveillance.

If you work with dialogue, the speed, flexibility, and ease of use of the DNS1500 provides solutions to audio problems that you could not previously solve. Furthermore, the DNS1500's near-zero latency means that you do not need to slip the audio against time-code, making it possible to use the DNS1500 in real-time on the dubbing stage. For location sound engineers (who do not have the luxury of random access to the material) the near-zero latency means that the DNS1500 is simple to use with video, and removes the need for a video frame store. Furthermore, the combination of low latency and 24-bit fidelity means that you can leave the DNS1500 permanently in the signal chain without fear of signal degradation.

The DNS1500 is also a valuable tool in audio forensic investigation, used for cleaning tapes and for live surveillance. And in the audio forensic laboratory, the DNS1500 can remove motor noise from small covert recorders, eliminate electrical interference, and help to clean up recordings suffering from unfavourable acoustics and poor microphone locations.

The Plaudits

CEDAR Audio Technical Achievement Award The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS®) honoured CEDAR's Engineering Directors with Technical Achievement Awards for the design and implementation of the CEDAR DNS1000. A studio standard for eliminating background noises such as traffic and air conditioning, the CEDAR DNS1000 had already won SSAIRA and PAR Awards, and was nominated for a TEC Award.

Read here Michael W Huon's user report on his experiences with CEDAR's dialogue noise suppression

Further information

The background to the DNS1500
Key features and specifications of the DNS1500
Download the DNS1500 manual in PDF format (219KB)
Download the latest DNS1500 firmware