The multi-channel noise suppressor designed specifically for live sound and live broadcast

When we invented the modern dialogue noise suppressor (the CEDAR ‘DNS’) we designed it for off-line studio use. It quickly became a standard in post-production, winning an Academy Award® and leading the Academy to say of it, “The DNS1000 can be found on virtually all dubbing stages worldwide, and has become the tool of choice for removing unwanted noise by re-recording mixers everywhere”. Nevertheless, this didn’t stop hundreds of them ending up on location carts, in football stadia and other sports venues, in newsrooms, in live TV studios, and in use at specialised live-to-air situations such as The Grammys, the Super Bowl and other very high-profile events.

Today, we are proud to announce the first DNS designed specifically for live use. With eight simultaneous channels of dialogue noise suppression, the DNS 8 Live hosts a new DNS algorithm boasting a simplified ‘2-knob’ approach as well as a detailed editing mode that offers more control than any previous dialogue noise suppressor. Nonetheless, it retains the same near-zero latency of all its predecessors, making it suitable for use in all live situations – not just live-to-air broadcasting, but also live sound in venues such as theatres, concert halls, conferences venues, and places of worship.

But that’s not the limit of the features offered by the DNS 8 Live. Recognising that many people will want to use it where there’s no ready access to mains power, we have added a standard 4-pin 12VDC input.


What’s more, we have anticipated the needs of users who will want to control the DNS 8 Live using modern methods such as laptops, iPads and many other (perhaps as yet unseen) devices, so we gave it the ability to respond to a simple, web-based remote control interface. With the DNS 8 RC software due for release later in the year, the DNS will no longer be tied to a DAW – the DNS 8 Live will work with almost any web browser. It’s the DNS for everyone.

DNS 8 Live - principal features:
•  Eight channels of dialogue noise suppression
•  A unique, new DNS algorithm with super-fast ‘2-knob’ setup per channel
•  Detailed DNS mode ideal for permanent installations
•  1U rackmount with 90V-250V universal PSU and 12VDC input
•  Web-based remote control for laptops, tablets, and other devices


The DNS 8 Live will be launched at the IBC2012 Convention and will be available in September 2012.

Pricing will be announced at IBC2012.
See us in Hall 8 on stand 8.A24.