DNS2000 dialogue noise suppressor

2004 - 2010
The DNS2000 has been superseded by CEDAR Studio DNS

The DNS2000 was a fully automated implementation of our DNS technology designed specifically for Pro Tools users. Connected to its Mac- or Windows- based Pro Tools host using a USB cable, the DNS2000 processor provided the 24-bit I/O for the system and could handle two independent channels simultaneously. Housed in a 1U rack, it added considerable processing power to the host and performed all of the audio processing in real-time, thus freeing up the host computer's CPU for other tasks. With less than 0.2ms latency, it was perfect for real-time applications so, in addition to its obvious place in post and dubbing suites, it was also used widely for studio and remote broadcast, where it would eliminate noise and control excessive reverberation with no loss of lip-sync. With multiple frequency ranges that allowed users to tune the processing to the type of noise, full-band processing when needed, and an intuitive user-interface, the DNS2000 offered the best combination of audio quality, flexibility, speed and simplicity.

Drawing upon the advanced timecode capabilities provided within Pro Tools, the DNS2000 added full automation to our existing DNS technology. You could use dynamic automation or snapshot automation to ensure that the amount of noise reduction was always appropriate for the job at hand. These facilities made the DNS2000 particularly suitable for film production, video production and dubbing. The DNS2000 Control System (which replaced the original Remote Control Software) was an RTAS plug-in that ran on Mac- and PC- based Pro Tools HD and LE, and M-Powered systems. It provided 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 controlled all aspects of the DNS2000, and automated its operating parameters. Furthermore, it was capable of controlling up to 126 individual DNS2000s, making it more than adequate for the largest studio and post installations.