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by A. Kosinski (6/10/2014):

Ooooh! Russian is specific language. Listen to the Putin))). There are many "S" and "ch" (?)!!! ... 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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    St.Petersburg's review
    by A. Kosinski (Tuesday 10 June, 2014)

    Ooooh! Russian is specific language. Listen to the Putin))). There are many "S" and "ch" (?)!!!! . Process of editing vocal tracks is very difficult. I tried to use popular de-essers of different brands. But…( UAD2 Precisson De-esser easy to use and 100% works. Thank you, Universal Audio! … Read More

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    Most natural De -esser
    by M. Smith (Tuesday 27 May, 2014)

    This was an impulse purchase and i have to say is the most natural de-esser i have every worked with … Read More

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    soft and invisible work
    by A. Kotelnikov (Tuesday 27 May, 2014)

    Use it on vocals, blasting "S" movement cleaned only one knob, soft and invisible work. … Read More

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    Precision De-Esser Plug-In
    by V. Uhov (Wednesday 14 May, 2014)

    Works very well on hard consonants Russian ... Most importantly does not consider the computer - all cheat DSP processor card … Read More

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    Great tool
    by A. Mallmann (Sunday 12 January, 2014)

    It imply work and eae the pain of having to many unwanted e. Look, it even took out all "S"s from this review. What a tool. … Read More

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Features & Specs

Precision De-Esser Plug-In

Features:

See the UAD Instance Chart here

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Docs

UAD Plug-Ins Manual

UAD System Manual

Apollo Software Manual

UA Product Catalog.pdf

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