DNS3000 dialogue noise suppressor

DNS3000 dialogue noise suppressor Cinema Audio Society Award winner 2009 TEC Award nominee

"As I work through a difficult show it occurs to me that there is nothing as clean, fast and effective as the DNS3000." - Terrance Dwyer, Mixers Hollywood

Designed for film production, dubbing, OB (remote), studio noise suppression, and audio forensic investigation, the fully automated DNS3000 is the latest generation of CEDAR's Dialogue Noise Suppression technology, combining the tactile control surface of the DNS1500 with the Pro Tools integration of the DNS One and DNS2000, plus much more. Additional features include on-board scenes with a simple and intuitive recall system, automation to LTC timecode, moving faders and sample rates up to 96kHz. As before, the hardware provides the processing power and audio I/O, and near-zero latency continues to ensure that there is no loss of lip-sync. With CEDAR's Academy Award® winning DNS algorithm at its core, the DNS3000 eliminates all manner of noises from recordings and live transmissions.

Seamless integration

The DNS3000 is an automated hardware implementation of our DNS technology. Connected to its Mac- or Windows- based Pro Tools host using an Ethernet cable, the DNS3000 processor provides the I/O for the system and will handle two independent channels simultaneously.

It offers a huge amount of floating-point power and performs all the audio processing in real-time, thus freeing up the host computer's CPU for other tasks.

DNS Control System (DNS CS)

The DNS3000 Control System (which replaced the original Remote Control Software in March 2010) is an RTAS plug-in that runs on Mac- and PC- based Pro Tools HD and LE, and M-Powered systems. It provides a fast and intuitive user-interface based on CEDAR's DNS1500 dynamic noise suppressor, itself a standard for post, dubbing and audio forensic applications. The software controls all aspects of the DNS3000, and automates its operating parameters. Furthermore, it is capable of driving up to 126 individual DNS3000 (and/or DNS2000) units, thus making it more than adequate for the largest studio and post installations. This makes the DNS3000 ideal for use in all studio environments, and especially in post-production for film, TV and video.

You can download the latest DNS3000 Control System from here.

The Plaudits

CEDAR Audio Technical Achievement Award In February 2005, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® honoured CEDAR with a Technical Achievement Award 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 in 2000 and 2001, and was nominated for a TEC Award in 2001.

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

Further information

The background to the DNS3000
Key features and specifications of the DNS3000
Download the DNS3000 manual (revised May 2010) in PDF format (2.8MB)
Download the latest DNS3000 firmware and remote control software