The Background to the DNS1000
Noise is all around us: traffic, aircraft, the noise inside vehicles, air conditioning, wind, rain and other water noises, the noise from domestic appliances and even excessive reverberation. It annoys people, and it can render many recordings unusable. So noise suppression techniques are used to clean up noisy dialogue for film production, suppress ambient noise for live TV and radio broadcasting, revitalise sound effects libraries, and enhance speech for forensic audio investigations.
Until now, you were forced to use processes such as low-pass and other filters, noise gates, dynamics processes, or processes developed from analogue encode/decode noise reduction systems. These often proved inadequate. Filtering is not selective about what it removes, and there is no relationship between the input and the filtering effect. Gates have no effect when the desired signal is present and lead to unnatural gaps in the signal. Other 'dynamics' processes generate pumping, distortion, and other unnatural effects, and encode/decode processes, when used in this way, simply act as dynamics processors.
So how can you remove the rumble, the hiss, the whistles, the broadband noise and the "shot" noise from contaminated sounds?
The answer is the CEDAR DNS1000.