CEDAR Audio Ltd Launches Retouch 7

Package Lets Users Identify, Isolate, and Manipulate Sounds
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CAMBRIDGE, UK: CEDAR Audio Ltd is proud to announce a huge leap forward in spectral editing technology with the launch of Retouch 7, which will be supplied as part of the new CEDAR Studio 7 suite in both Pro Tools® and standalone versions.

With its slick new user interface and enhanced processing capabilities, Retouch 7 stands alone as the spectral editor of choice for mastering studios, mix suites, post houses, forensic laboratories, and anyone else who needs to be able to identify, isolate and manipulate individual sounds within an audio file. Two powerful new processes - Cleanse and Revert - are added, and the simplified GUI makes it possible to obtain optimum results more easily and more quickly than ever before.

Cleanse

In the past, it has been difficult to isolate sounds such as wanted speech in the presence of strong, but relatively short-lived background noises such as gusts of wind blowing across a microphone. Previously, you could draw around the wanted signal to suppress the audio outside of this, but this was both time consuming and laborious. Today, Cleanse will separate the wanted signal from the unwanted, and allow you to suppress the noise at the touch of a button. It does so by modelling the signal outside of the region to be restored, then using this model to isolate the wanted signal, resulting in remarkably accurate separation and noise reduction. Don't be misled - this isn't a rehash of existing noise reduction methods, but a powerful new process (patent applied for) that achieves results never before obtained.

Revert

To assist in your workflow, we have added a second new mode: Revert. This allows you to define any part of the spectrogram and return it to it original, unprocessed form. Much more powerful than stepping backward and forward through a list of actions, this allows the user to reinitialise any part of the audio no matter where it came in the process history, thus leaving later work untouched.

You don't even have to Revert whole Retouch operations. If you like the result of a single process at, say, the end of a note, but feel that you could do better at the start of the note, you can reinitialise and reprocess this section of audio no matter how many Retouches you have performed elsewhere since then. It's so quick and so powerful that you'll wonder how you ever worked without it.

Platforms

Retouch 7 is available as a 64-bit process for Pro Tools and, since VST does not support the Retouch architecture, we have created a standalone version for both the Mac and the PC. Now, Retouch is available for everyone.

Host systems:

• Mac: OS X 10.7 onward
• PC: Windows 7 onward

Formats:

• Pro Tools 11: AudioSuite
• Standalone: Mac and PC

About CEDAR Retouch

CEDAR Audio invented spectral editing in 2002, and its patented technology remains the standard by which all such systems are measured.