Originally Posted by datune
Ps: Robin, I did not mean to hijack your thread
No worries at all
BTW. I thought of a solution to your problem:
- Prepare 2 mono audio files. 1 with the original, unprocessed vocals. 1 with the compressed vocals.
- Insert both files into your EDL/Arrange window on mono tracks. Pan the unprocessed vocals hard left and the processed ones hard right. Make sure both tracks are aligned perfectly.
- Now insert spitfish on the master bus (make sure you hit the "stereo" button in spitfish). It'll now sense the esses easily.
- Insert any plugin capable of levelling post the spitfish plugin, muting the right channel.
- Insert any plugin capable of mono-summing post the spitfish and the right-channel-mute-plugin.
- Render the file. You now have the de-essed, otherwise unprocessed vocals in a stereo file.
Procedure may vary, according to specific DAW used.
I tested this here on your snippet and this somewhat improvised side-chaining worked nicely.