Since its establishment in 1988, Cedar Audio has invested heavily in ground-breaking audio signal processing research and has pioneered numerous innovations in addition to spectral editing, including real-time audio restoration systems, broadband noise reduction without a spectral fingerprint, digital declipping. Merging Technologies SA is a Swiss manufacturer with 25 years of experience in developing ground-breaking, professional Audio and Video products for a wide range of entertainment and media industries.

In a joint statement, these two organisations announced that they have entered into a non-exclusive license agreement that enables Merging Technologies to use IPR contained within Cedar Audio’s US Patent ‘Method and Apparatus For Audio Signal Processing’, often referred to as “The Retouch patent’.

The patent refers to a method of displaying and editing audio content in a spectrogram, which can provide audio engineers with a means to find problems such as noise and other artefacts in recordings and remove them without affecting the wanted audio. “Like Cedar Audio, Merging Technologies has a proud legacy of innovation and technology, we have been working with them since the mid-1990s when we began developing the first Cedar for Pyramix processes and this agreement paves the way toward some exciting future collaborations between the companies,’ says Gordon Reid, managing director of Cedar Audio Ltd.

“We are delighted to renew our close working relationship with Cedar, our customers expect to be able to use the leading audio restoration tools, and a new suite of 64-bit Cedar for Pyramix will take advantage of the increased processing power and the latest developments from Cedar,’ adds Claude Cellier, president of Merging Technologies.

In conclusion Reid says: “We are aware that Pyramix users have been clamouring for 64-bit audio restoration processes and while we could have updated the existing software, we all agreed that this would be an excellent opportunity to replace the original Cedar for Pyramix with the latest algorithms and user-interfaces so that Pyramix can again boast state-of-the-art restoration facilities.’
Cedar for Pyramix 2 will be available in 2015.