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Old 12-07-2018, 05:56 AM
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Default Transparent De-essers

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I've recently purchased the UAD Manley VOX Box, which includes a de-esser element. It's transparency is nothing like I've used before. I used it for my awful vocals and it took out the bad, harsh edge I had in the 3k area, but did not simply notch it out like others have. Using it on a resonant guitar in a small room was love at first strum. My acoustics' tracking now results in pleasing warm sounds.

I guess by "transparent", I mean to say that it leaves the bulk of your sound in-tact. In other words, definitely NOT a notch filter.

So the question: Good, transparent de-essers. Do you have a nice, transparent de-esser that you can advise?

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Old 12-07-2018, 06:13 AM
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I've got a bunch but I like the original Waves one much of the time.

https://www.waves.com/plugins/deesser

Never liked the Renaissance DeEsser by comparison. Always found it a bit 'spitty' and grainy in the top end.

We worth giving the Avid Dyn3 De-Esser a go too!

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Old 12-07-2018, 06:32 AM
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I owned a Voxbox for some time, I think I liked the owner's manual better than the actual gear! Definitely a recommended read even if you don't own the unit itself.

I do a lot of de-essing thru automation, but if I'm just slapping a plugin on I use either Eiosis' e2Deesser or Massey's De:Esser. I've found the key for good results to my ears for both plugins is to use the mix knob.
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Old 12-07-2018, 06:50 AM
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Izotope RX and the Spectral Repair module is my go to go difficult esses. Ultra clean and precise. If I'm in a rush the Fab Filter Pro DS is what I would put on a track to tame sibilant voals or dialog in my case.
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I have many, but Sonnox Supressor is king of the transparacy hill. This I think, partly because it has 2 stages/functionalities. One is a de-esser with a lot of parameters and the second is a general level detection which ensures it is always operating at a good level. This means you don't have to set it as aggressively to catch and get reduction in more quiet sibilants.
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Softube Weiss Deesser.
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Default Re: Transparent De-essers

Thanks, folks. I've got a few to test out now. The only ones I've ever tried in the past turned out to be little more than glorified notch filters, so I just sort of stopped trying them out.
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Sonnox Supressor is king of the transparacy hill.
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Brainworx Dynamic EQ. Lots of filter types to choose from, separate key filters, a max gain setting to limit how much it boosts or cuts. M/S mode so can treat the mono and stereo field separately. lots of good features.




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Has anyone tried that new Waves Sibilance thing yet? I picked it up for freesies and kind of forgot to even try it out.
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