Announcing the Winners of the 1999 CEDAR Awards

The CEDAR Awards 1999

22 October 1999

CEDAR Audio is pleased to announce the winners of The 1999 CEDAR Awards, which recognise outstanding contributions in the field of audio restoration.

Nominations closed on 14th August 1999, and judging was carried out by a panel that included CEDAR's in-house Audio Engineer, Tony Webster. He says of the entries, "We received a varied range of material, and we thoroughly enjoyed listening to them. Choosing the winner in each category was a difficult task because there were so many excellent submissions. In each case, we listened to 'before' and 'after' samples because we were looking for material that had been restored without changing the fundamental nature of the original recording."

Marketing Manager, Deborah Coral added, "This is the second consecutive year that we have presented the CEDAR Awards. One of the most pleasing aspects is the enthusiasm shown by CEDAR users. We were delighted by the response we received in 1998, but that has been far exceeded this year. We would like to thank the many engineers and other audio professionals that have submitted entries for The 1999 CEDAR Awards. We would also like to acknowledge the help and support we have received from our dealers and from the press. We will be presenting the CEDAR Awards again next year, and we hope that all CEDAR users will enter in 2000."

... and the winners are ...

CD remastering of a modern recording - post 1949
BMG, New York - Elvis Presley: The Essential '70s Masters (5 CD Box Set)

CD remastering of a vintage recording - pre 1950
201 Studios, Mexico - Mi Carinito by Pedro Infante (March 1947)

Post production of a film soundtrack
Michael W. Wiese for The Criterion Collection, New York - Kurasawa's The Seven Samuri

Audio restoration for broadcast
Ted Kendall, UK - The Goon Show #17: The Silent Bugler for BBC Worldwide

Audio forensic restoration
Norman I. Perle - The National Audio Video Forensic Laboratory (USA)

Dealer Of The Year
Laurent Laignel - SAV, France

For further information:

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