On 20 maj 2007, at 21.57, Graham Newton wrote:
> I have the CEDAR Cambridge system which is their flagship system
> and use its processes on a daily basis. Unless you are doing noise
> reduction processing almost daily and have a lot of experience with
> it, there are many very subtle aspects that you will completely
> miss. The Cambridge system will do much more than the stand alone
> Duo-declickle box, simply due to the processing power available in
> Cambridge. I evaluated one of the DUO declickle boxes against the
> Cambridge declickle process and found the Cambridge process to be
> significantly superior.
One problem I have found is the relative paucity of information about
CEDAR and its products on its own web site. You'd expect a greater
presales presence, examples, demonstrations etc. Unless they've
hidden them from view that is.
> The old saying about "you get what you pay for" is true in this
> case. The DUO boxes are an order of magnitude better than most
> other methods, but if you want the flexibility of carefully
> adjusting the process operating parameters to optimize your
> results, then you go for Cambridge.
If the primary mission is to restore "78 rpm" recordings would there
be the benefit there? Of course, restoring "other audio" (33/45 rpm
vinyl, tapes etc) should be viewed as a "secondary" benefit.
How easy is the software to use (not a lot to see on the CEDAR site,
hence the bone question)? Can a series of templates be created for
eventual fine tuning ?
Would you be willing to listen to a couple of "before CEDAR DUO"
samples and CEDAR's own processing to see if Cedar Cambridge could do
any better without spending GBP40k on every component? I can put them
online if you would be !
> Presumably these samples were processed by CEDAR in the UK, and
> this being the case they should be properly done since they have a
> studio that does this work on a daily basis.
Yes, but on the DUO system as that was the system being considered.
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