David Hadzis of the United Music Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland has reviewed CEDAR Cambridge v13 in the Summer 2020 issue of Resolution magazine. Perhaps best known in the music industry within archives and libraries, CEDAR Cambridge is also ideal for use in in modern production environments, removing problems such as plosives, guitar buzz, spill, wrong notes, and much more.
When investigating the new Repair module in Retouch David reported, “I intended to test it on just one or two of the low-end plosives to see how effective it was… and the result was so good and fast that I got carried away and cleaned a whole song in minutes!” Regarding the new INR impulse noise reduction module he wrote, “An acetate record was in such bad shape that I had the impression of heavy rain pouring on top of the music it contained. I inserted INR in the first module slot, selected ‘Bursts’ in the Impulse Type section… And the heavy rain stopped!!!”.
The review concludes, “Congratulations to all the CEDAR team for this excellent release”.
David is the Project Manager for the United Music Foundation, whose mission is to preserve, enhance and spotlight endangered musical recording heritage, and to make it available to the public. It has preserved hundreds of recordings including previously unreleased works by prestigious artists and its work has been recognized by two national awards: The Best Reissue Award from the Académie du Jazz (Paris), and the Memoriav – Swiss Commission for UNESCO Award.