CEDAR Cambridge comes first at the Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv

CEDAR Cambridge at the DRA

30 April 2009

In its May 2009 issue, Professional Audio magazine in Germany has published an extensive article on the role of the German Radio Archives (Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv) in Frankfurt, describing the work of the institute and the extent to which its numerous CEDAR systems contribute to its work. They write, "At the Deutsches Rundfunk Archiv (DRA), the past meets the present, historical wax cylinders and shellac discs meet robotic server machines and digital restoration systems - a continuously growing cultural memory."

Interviewed earlier this year, André Huthmann, the Managing Sound Engineer at the DRA said, "Since the beginning, the DRA's staff have relied on the restoration tools from UK manufacturer CEDAR. Although our racks are still full of the older, standalone 19" CEDAR units, nowadays we use CEDAR Cambridge systems as our first choice." According to Huthmann, "The dreaded artefacts in particular remain very low even with extreme settings. Additionally the modules are very effective and intuitive to operate, yet still offer a variety of options for intervention."

The DRA curently has six CEDAR Cambridge systems installed, and is one of the world's largest users of the system in the field of archives and libraries.

About CEDAR Cambridge™

Modern audio delivery systems have increased the need for a wider range of audio tools capable of cleaning up everything ranging from the earliest recordings to contemporary Hollywood blockbusters. CEDAR Cambridge gives its users the power to address all of the noise problems they might encounter. It offers a wide range of restoration, speech enhancement and audio sweetening tools applicable to mastering, post, broadcast, audio forensic investigation and, of course, archives and libraries.

For further information:

CEDAR Audio Limited, 20 Home End, Fulbourn, Cambridge, CB21 5BS, United Kingdom.
t: +44 1223 881771
f: +44 1223 881778
e: info@cedaraudio.com

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