Fab explains what De-essers are and how to use them on vocals using 6 different plugins and hardware units.
De-essing is one of the biggest voodoo in the mixing world. Sometimes it works... and ssssssometimesssssss it does not. This is why you have so many plug-ins on the market that do just that. They all have different algorithms and work in their own special way.
This is why it helps to have a seasoned engineer show you how they work, show you pros and cons and most importantly point to you what to listen for during this risky exercise.
Avid Dyn3 De-Esser
Waves Renaissance De-Esser
Eiosis E2 De-Esser
Yohann Marchand •Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Gerry2020 •Friday, October 2, 2020
Once again, thank you Fab for this fantastic and useful tutorial. Before, by my own trials with my DAWs I was lost with all the buzzwords ans different jargon.
Vey instructive tutorial. Thank you so much.
alejandro uriarte •Monday, August 24, 2020
Genial Fab gracias por tanta informacion!!!!saludos de Argentina.
Frank Zimmermann •Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Thank you so much, Fab! Very helpful! :-)
ludwigmack •Monday, March 2, 2020
I love this guy, what a great energy he has! He goes straight to the point and make his best at being objective at the topics he teaches! Thank you!
In the Mews •Friday, December 20, 2019
Why not just add a dynamic EQ to the channel chain and as they sat cut to the chase ... ?
jon.lo •Saturday, July 20, 2019
Interesting. The Sonnox worked best for me, although I think it's fair to say I like a bit more S than you, then again, I know my speakers are kind of forgiving around 8-10 K. I'll certainly be bearing this in min though. You do get a nice smoothness by doing this, it's certainly better than just dipping the EQ. Cheers for the tip!
riko.s •Tuesday, December 11, 2018
email@example.com •Monday, December 10, 2018
Perfect video thank you!
headstack •Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Thank you Fab, nice demonstration!
It appears I experienced Subjection Bias while watching the Ren D-Esser.
The display ballistics gave the audio on the first ess, a slightly over compressed sound.
Closed my eyes, and it sounded much better.
This is why I always listen critically with my eyes closed, yet the effect has not been so blatantly obvious.
Fun stuff, the brain, CNS.
Love what you folks are doing, and that you share so kindly with the industry.
jbjohnson937 •Wednesday, May 17, 2017
I love the R-Deesser! Thanks Fab! Love your videos also. So helpful. Game changing!
DarrylDEwing24 •Monday, February 20, 2017
I just got the renaissance desser, so this was very helpful because you listed the plugins used thanks a lot
ezporcelain •Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Loved all your videos man, incredible stuff! The things you are telling, equipment and the software you use and the way you explain and make your videos. Just Brilliant!
Definitely going to pay for some videos cuz' it's worth it.
One question I have is - does it worth your time to go through all of the deessers to find the right one instead of just automating any 1 of them?
soundspace2001 •Friday, December 9, 2016
cool video - just a note: in the EQ video for vocals it says that S-sounds are around 6000-8000 Hz. In this video all S-sounds though are around 4000-5000 Hz. For a beginner a little bit confusing - though you say that frequency ranges are not absolute in all de-essing plug-ins.