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Customer Reviews 179 Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars

by L. Mehta (9/22/2016):

Very smooth, transparent and natural sounding desser plugin. Do not feel that you have… Read more

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Overview

Precision De-Esser

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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  • Eddy Schreyer

    (Oasis Mastering, Prince))

    "[I pick] the Precision De-Esser for rounding and smoothing out the hi-end!”

    Gene Grimaldi

    (Lady Gaga, Mary J. Blige)

    "I need the Precision De-Esser to control any hi-end problems and tuck them back into the mix."

    Aziz Ibrahim

    (Simply Red, The Stone Roses)

    "I found that the Precision tools on the UAD were awesome ... they really hit the nail on the head."

    Hector Delgado

    (Jay-Z, Ledisi)

    "On Vocals, I always use an LA-2A to a SSL E Series Channel Strip to an 1176LN to a Precision De-Esser. They're amazing."

    Ulrich Wild

    (Pantera)

    "UA comes to the rescue. The Precision De-Esser sounds very smooth and is very effective. I love its simplicity and versatility."

  • Joe Zook

    (Katy Perry, The Hives, Pink)

    "I use the Universal Audio Precision De-Esser in preference to any outboard de-esser."

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    Very smooth desser
    by L. Mehta(Thursday 22 September, 2016)

    Very smooth, transparent and natural sounding desser plugin. Do not feel that you have used a desser which is the key for me. I think apart from all the good qualities of this plugin the best one is that it sounds extremely natural. Its great sounding on vocal tracks which do not need much… Read More

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    Precision De-Esser Plug-In
    by I. de la Rosa(Friday 12 August, 2016)

    Great sounding de-esser. I am amazed with the quick response and flexibility of frequency that this plug-in gives me. Smoothnes response on vocals and it has become my favorite de-esser since the first time I used. Do not let the graphics fool you! Read More

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    Excellent de-esser
    by E. Sevmont(Sunday 7 August, 2016)

    It's one of the best I've used, simple but effective controls to get the job done, looking forward to get it soon :) Read More

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    Not the sexiest plug, but it's awesome!
    by D. Kane(Saturday 30 July, 2016)

    Though it's often overlooked for it's myriad applications, a good de-esser is really worth its (virtual) weight in gold! This one is pretty great. Read More

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    De-Esser fascinating and realistic
    by A. Sulok(Friday 8 July, 2016)

    This De-Esser I had the opportunity to try first as a demo and it was a fascinating and realistic. Then I buy the full version. It's really natural. thanks UAD Read More

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Features & Specs

Precision De-Esser Plug-In

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