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Customer Reviews 141 Reviews

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by D. Dolnick (3/30/2015):

What can I say. it does exactly what is says, and does not change the tone of the… Read more

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Overview

Precision De-Esser Plug-In

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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Reviews

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  • 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."

    Eddy Schreyer

    (Oasis Mastering, Prince))

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

    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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    Precision De-Esser
    by D. Dolnick(Monday 30 March, 2015)

    What can I say. it does exactly what is says, and does not change the tone of the track. What a life saver for a certain young female vocalist Read More

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    Good price for a Great tool
    by P. Francis(Friday 20 March, 2015)

    This De-Esser works wonderfully on vocals. It tames harsh frequencies while leaving the natural tone of your tracks intact. Works great for cleaning up harsh hi-hats and overheads as well. Read More

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    Precision De-Esser Plug-In
    by P. Belliveau(Tuesday 17 March, 2015)

    Very good and accurate !!!! , my go to De-Esser now !!! Read More

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    Essential Mixing tool!!!
    by L. Bautista(Friday 20 February, 2015)

    Vocal, Hihats, Guitars & Mixes it works perfectly on any situation. Frendly user interface !! Its a winner!! Read More

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    by c. henry(Wednesday 11 February, 2015)

    Outstandingly UAD KEEPS coming up with plug inns that's perfectly right for me, from stumbleling over and over again trying to find the right plug inns that will kick my mix into the next level, I came across UAD, bought a few plug inns from them and still can't stop visiting there site,… Read More

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Features & Specs

Precision De-Esser Plug-In

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Docs

Apollo Software Manual (Thunderbolt)

Apollo Software Manual (FireWire)

UAD Plug-Ins Manual

UAD System Manual

UA Product Catalog

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