Grammy Award winning mastering engineer Emily Lazar talks about CEDAR and Retouch

Emily Lazar and CEDAR

14 May 2019

Emily Lazar of The Lodge in New York has been in the news recently as the first female mastering engineer to win a Best Engineered Album Non Classical Grammy, which was awarded to her for her work on the album 'Colors' by Beck. What's less well known is that she often relies on CEDAR to achieve her award-winning results.

She told us, "In recent years, modern DAWs have drastically changed the way mixes are made and mastered. The unfortunate landscape created by the loudness wars has us all navigating some tricky terrain and because the DAWs are so powerful engineers are, at times, unknowingly pushing the sonic boundaries. I often receive mixes with unwanted artifacts and distortion and cleaning up those tracks prior to mastering is just the nature of the game. With CEDAR plugins in my arsenal, I'm finally fighting a wining battle!"

"I can't imagine our daily session life without Retouch", she says. "NOTHING on the market can compete with its noise removal!"

About CEDAR for Pyramix

Bassed upon the award-winning CEDAR Studio suite (which is available as a range of AAX, VST2, VST3 and AU plug-ins as well as offering a standalone version of Retouch™) CEDAR for Pyramix comprises a range of advanced processes for Merging Technologies' 64-bit Pyramix systems. These allow users to eliminate a wide range of common problems and significantly improve the quality of their audio. Each CEDAR for Pyramix process has been derived from our CEDAR Cambridge™ flagship, and provides unsurpassed results, quickly, and with the minimum of fuss and user intervention.

See: CEDAR for Pyramix

For further information:

The Lodge
t: +1 212 353 3895

CEDAR Audio USA, 82 Gilman Street, Portland, ME 04102, USA.
t: +1 207 828 0024

CEDAR Audio Limited, 20 Home End, Fulbourn, Cambridge, CB21 5BS, United Kingdom.
t: +44 1223 881771