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Customer Reviews 169 Reviews

4.79 out of 5 stars

by D. Wilson (4/9/2016):

This just cleans up the high end without turning it to mud. I have used it from my very… 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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  • 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 useful De-Esser
    by D. Wilson(Saturday 9 April, 2016)

    This just cleans up the high end without turning it to mud. I have used it from my very first track. Read More

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    Boom!
    by . (Saturday 26 March, 2016)

    This is an outstanding De-Esser. It's intuitive and incredibly simple to operate. It also sounds very natural. I'm a podcaster and work for a studio that records and masters a lot of podcast/voiceover work, and my more sibilant clients always remark on how great the de-essing sounds. Read More

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    Great!!!
    by A. Taccône(Saturday 26 March, 2016)

    UAD2 Precisson De-esser is great tools!!! Thanks UAD! Read More

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    Natural De-esser
    by C. Perez Iserte(Tuesday 22 March, 2016)

    the most natural de-esser i have every worked with. Read More

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    VO Artist and Podcaster Used on Every Track
    by . (Monday 21 March, 2016)

    Hi I'm a VO artist who reads audio-stories. I also do a podcast. I use this on every single track I produce. I also make digital music as a hobby and I've found uses for it there as well. This is a wonderful tool to have. I've tried other de-essers and none have the accuracy and invisible… Read More

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Artists
  • Valente Bertelli

    Valente Bertelli is a recording artist and producer based in Los Angeles. Here, he breaks down the track "It Don't Matter" from his latest album, Music For Rooftops. Read More

    Armin van Buuren

    In the world of dance music, few have amassed as stellar a resume as Armin van Buuren. Here, he details how UAD plug-ins help him to entrance audiences. Read More

    Mixing The Pierces’ “Believe in Me” with UAD Plug-

    Christian "Leggy" Langdon is a producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and engineer. His credits include the Skins, UK singer/songwriter Charlotte OC, Swedish Grammy winner Laleh, and more. Read More

  • Ben Lindell Mixes Amanda Brown's Debut Single With

    Ben Lindell details his mix with UAD plug-ins for Amanda Brown's debut single, "Fly Away," off of the EMW charity album, Shuffle. Read More

    Joe Zook Mixes OneRepublic and Serena Ryder

    WIth multiple platinum-selling records under his belt, Zook is one of the industry's most sought-after mix engineers. Read More

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    The Grammy-winner is one of the most skilled and accomplished mixing engineers the industry has ever seen. Read More

  • Paul Blakemore, Grammy-Winning Mastering Engineer

    Paul Blakemore's experienced ear for solving mastering "puzzles" has earned him multiple Grammys. Read More

    Top Engineers Top "Desert Island" Plug-Ins

    If you were stuck on a desert island with your recording studio, what UAD plug-ins could you not live without?… Read More

    Thievery Corporation's Chris “Stone” Garrett on UA

    Chris Garrett mixes and engineers Thievery Corporation's spacious organic elements and electronic grooves. Read More

  • Josh One & Ian Boxill

    DJ/Producer Josh One and engineer Ian Boxill walk us through their grooving, slickly-produced new single, "After It," featuring Julie Walehwa. Read More

    Adam Blake

    Zoot Woman is a pioneering electronic super-group with multiple UK and worldwide hits. The group consists of Adam Blake, Stuart Price, and Johnny Blake. Read More

    Justin Niebank

    Justin Niebank could very well be the nicest guy on the planet. He is also more than eager to talk about Universal Audio. Read More

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Features & Specs

Precision De-Esser Plug-In

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