Best de-esser / plugin for 't' 'ch' 'sh' sounds?

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KVRist
194 posts since 26 Feb, 2010

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:15 am

What is your go to de-esser for this type of problem?

I'm demoing Softube Weiss Deess and oeksound spiff, since they both mention this specific issue in their manuals. Any other candidates?

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KVRAF
7259 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:21 am

Fabfilter Pro-DS and Eiosis E2 are my go-tos for exactly those problems.

KVRist

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194 posts since 26 Feb, 2010

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:27 am

cryophonik wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:21 am
Fabfilter Pro-DS and Eiosis E2 are my go-tos for exactly those problems.
I love Pro-DS, but I haven't gotten great results with “ch” and “sh” resonance issues. I will demo Eiosis. Thanks!

KVRist
128 posts since 11 Jun, 2013

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:44 am


KVRist

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194 posts since 26 Feb, 2010

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:03 am

garfield78 wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:44 am
sibalance v4 from https://www.toneboosters.com/
Was next on my list. Thanks!

KVRAF
3650 posts since 10 Sep, 2010 from A shit hole (Ireland).

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:22 am

Pro-DS.
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KVRAF
5213 posts since 15 Dec, 2011 from Bucharest, Romania

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:47 am

Definitely try DMGAudio Essence and TrackDS.

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KVRist
103 posts since 17 Nov, 2012

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:00 am

TDL Nova

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KVRAF
7259 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:08 am

jackson881 wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:27 am
cryophonik wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:21 am
Fabfilter Pro-DS and Eiosis E2 are my go-tos for exactly those problems.
I love Pro-DS, but I haven't gotten great results with “ch” and “sh” resonance issues. I will demo Eiosis. Thanks!
I really like the visual approach E2 offers. One thing I’ve found is that the worst offenders are often best handled with a combination of surgical gain automation and de-esser.

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KVRAF
4630 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:36 am

I like Eiosis e2deesser https://www.eiosis.com/e2deesser. Techivation t-de-esser-pro seems interesting and good. I am still demoing... https://techivation.com/t-de-esser-pro

KVRer
3 posts since 24 Nov, 2021

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:36 am

I still use good ole Waves

KVRist

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194 posts since 26 Feb, 2010

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:44 pm

cryophonik wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:08 am

I really like the visual approach E2 offers. One thing I’ve found is that the worst offenders are often best handled with a combination of surgical gain automation and de-esser.
I usually have to resort to gain automation as well. I've been dreaming of a de-esser that can help me cut out that step. I'm looking forward to trying out E2 over the weekend.

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KVRian
1497 posts since 18 Feb, 2005 from Serbia

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:47 pm

Hofa IQ DeEsser
It's easy if you know how

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KVRian
684 posts since 7 Aug, 2015 from H2O

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:39 pm

I haven't found a de-esser that takes care of, satisfyingly, the harshest sounds listed. I don't about other DAWS, but I've found that in Logic, using selection-based processing is the sure-way of taming those. I use a combination of e.q. and gain reducer. It's a bit cumbersome for us spoiled people, but in five minutes, it's taken care of in the course of a 4-minute song..

KVRAF
1652 posts since 19 Apr, 2003 from Copenhagen, Denmark

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:01 pm

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