Specialized Tool for Transparent Compression of the Sibilant Range
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 that is perfect for complex program material, adapting technology from the TEC-nominated Precision Multiband. The Width control also switches into a more traditional highpass filter more commonly employed when tailoring individual voices. For even greater transparency, 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.
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