17th October 2007
Eiosis has announced E²Deesser, the first in the series of Eiosis' new E²Processors. It is expected to be released in November, 2007.
E²Deesser features Eiosis' patented, exclusive, processing structure and algorithm to bring you a new approach to de-essing. It allows the independent processing of sibilants inside vocal tracks in an extremely easy to use and efficient manner. It aims to be the ultimate de-essing tool for post production, broadcast, cinema, and vocal recordings.
A new approach to de-essing
A de-esser is usually a simplified multi/single band compressor driven by a filtered side chain. With the E²Deesser, the detection process is completely independent from the processing, offering unprecedented flexibility in controlling and adjusting the amount of sibilance in your recording. You may combine wide band reduction with narrow band or low pass sibilant reduction, or even reduce a certain frequency range while boosting the sibilants' global volume. And there's more: you can add some sparkle to the voiced parts without touching the sibilants...
Be creative with the E²Deesser
The E²Deesser is an extremely versatile tool. You can use it on bass, drums, loops, a solo instrument, or even over an entire mix. You can use it as a dynamic EQ, as a mastering high frequency limiter or as an exciter to sprinkle just a touch of 'fairy dust'. For example, a slap bass track may need a low pass on pulled string notes and a slight presence boost on thumb notes, while a particular mix might benefit from some softening in the higher frequencies, without modifying the overall spectral balance.
The last but certainly not the least…
Perhaps the E²Deesser's versatility and power can be best demonstrated by this feature: you can set up two identical tracks with the E²Deesser on each, with the same settings, and process the sibilant and the voiced parts completely independently. You just have to activate the 'Listen' switches for the sibilant and voiced section for each track.
E²Deesser is expected to be released in November, 2007 for Windows and Mac OS X in AU and RTAS formats with pricing to be announced (and VST to follow).