De-essing Basics

What is a de-esser, how it works and how and when to use it.

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When you think of vocal processing you immediately think of de-essing. Still the weapon of choice for controlling sibilance and plosives. Let me show you how it works and how to use it.

Topics covered in this video are:

  • What is a de-esser
  • Sibilance – What is it and How do you Control it
  • Taming Plosives
  • Clicks and Pops in Recordings
  • Wide Band and Split Band
  • Threshold
  • Filters
  • Range
  • Side-chain
  • Attack and Release
  • Tips and Tricks