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Precision De-EsserbyUniversal Audio
 Precision De-Esser by Universal Audio is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, an RTAS Plugin and an AAX Plugin. UAD Hardware is required.
Precision De-Esser
Product Precision De-Esser
Developer Universal Audio
Price (MSRP)
Type / Tags Deesser
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Hardware Powered  
Operating System Availability
Download Released
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Copy ProtectionUAD Hardware Specific

The Precision De-Esser seamlessly and accurately removes sibilance from individual audio tracks or even composite mixes via its intuitive interface and sophisticated yet transparent filter processing. The Threshold knob dials in the amount of sibilance reduction, while the two-position "Speed" button gives control over the envelope (attack and release) of the detector. The Frequency knob sweeps a continuous target frequency range from 2-16 kHz, allowing repairs on a large range of voices (or even overheads and hi-hats), while the Solo button allows the user to isolate and monitor the target sibilant frequencies. The Width control offers a variable 1/6 to 1 2/3 octave bandpass filter for complex program material. The Width control also switches into a more traditional highpass filter more commonly employed when tailoring individual voices. The Split feature gives the user the option to compress only the sibilant range, or may be turned off to compress the entire spectrum for more traditional de-essing.


  • Dynamic Sibilance Processor for individual tracks, busses or master fader.
  • Modern bandpass or traditional highpass de-essing for maximum flexibility.
  • Split mode minimizes unwanted artifacts such as darkening or lisping.
  • Dual-speed time constant and wide frequency range for vocals to overheads.

A Note about UAD Powered Plug-ins
UAD-2 and UAD-1 Powered Plug-Ins run exclusively on Universal Audio's UAD DSP Accelerator Cards. All available Powered Plug-Ins are included in the UAD Software Installer/Updater Package; and every Plug-In title has a separately activated 14-day trial -- so users can try before they buy, at their own pace. Once a user decides to purchase a Plug-In, they can click on the Plug-In toolbar "Buy" button, which automatically takes them to the www.uaudio.com website and carts the plug in; or this can be done manually via browsing our webstore. Once the purchase is complete, a downloadable Authorization File is made available. Users simply drag and drop this Auth. File into the UAD meter, and the Plug-In is authorized. UAD-1 users can transfer Plug-In licenses to UAD-2 format for free (one time only). Via Customer Support, Universal Audio also allows registered UAD owners to sell their UAD card(s) with Plug-In licenses, transferring the licenses to the new card owner (subject to Universal Audio approval).

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