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Sonnox SuprEsser

Sonnox Oxford SuprEsser

4.5 4.5 out of 5, based on 2 Reviews

Oxford SuprEsser by Sonnox is an amazing tool that helps users identify and correct target specific problem areas of the audio spectrum


29th July 2014

Sonnox Oxford SuprEsser by Tommy Zai

  • Sound Quality 5 out of 5
  • Ease of use 4 out of 5
  • Features 5 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 4 out of 5
  • Overall: 4.5
Sonnox SuprEsser

INTRO
Oxford SuprEsser by Sonnox is an amazing tool that helps users identify and correct target specific problem areas of the audio spectrum. As the names suggests, it’s particularly good at reducing or eliminating excessive fricatives and sibilant consonants, such as “ch”, “s”, “sh”, “ess”, “t”, “th”, “z”, etc. It also excels with cleaning up and softening other sonic artifacts, like harsh cymbal overtones. However, SuprEsser can also be used for removing pops and clicks as well as general compressor duties. The interface makes identifying and eliminating unwanted stuff simple. There is excellent control over the target area and amount of processing — I had no trouble dialing in and getting the desired results!

FAVORITE FEATURES

  • Scalable interface that is attractive and neatly organized.
  • Easy view simplifies use of basic features while Access view reveals the juicy stuff.
  • Graphics elements are excellent and illustrate exactly what’s going on.
  • Auto Level Tracking eliminates the need to adjust the de-essing threshold as the track progresses in real-time.
  • Audio frequency range is selectable.
  • Ability to mix the amount of wet and dry signals being sent to the output.
  • Excellent presets to use as a start point.
  • Convenient preset manager.
  • Three different instances to choose from – regular, low latency and high resolution.
  • Natural sounding — no T-Pain here!
  • Innovative, responsive developers.

OTHER THOUGHTS
  • Uses a bit of CPU, but not that much and well worth it.
  • Requires an iLok for authorization, but this is also well worth it.

SUMMARY
The best way to have a track free of excessive sibilant sounds is to perform and record cleanly; however, that’s not always possible. That’s where this fantastic plugin comes to the rescue. I use it to help speech challenged students hear their annunciation and pronunciation “corrected.” It’s a wonderful recording tool, and in my case — a wonderful teaching tool. I fully agree with another user who rightfully claims, “SuprEsser is a Swiss army knife of compression and a welcome addition to my plugin folder.” I highly recommend SuprEsser to any eMusician, producer, film and game tracker, sound designer, etc., who is looking to reduce or remove unwanted lisping artifacts and other harsh audio without sacrificing wanted dynamics. With SuprEsser, the baby does not get thrown out with the dirty bathwater! Tracks sound as natural as natural can be. Tommy Zai gives SuprEsser two clean, crisp TH-umbs up! Thank you Sonnox, for creating such an amazing audio tool! Fantastic!!!

24th May 2015

Sonnox Oxford SuprEsser by Littlemart

  • Sound Quality 5 out of 5
  • Ease of use 4 out of 5
  • Features 5 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 4 out of 5
  • Overall: 4.5
Sonnox SuprEsser

As the Tommy says its a great DeEsser, but just to add that I have gotten a lot of use out of this plugin when I've been faced with other issues lower in the spectrum.

Bass tracks recorded with a bass amp that have 'wolf notes' resonance in the bottom end can be tighten up by having the Supresser listen for the resonance and react to then when they occur and reduce them by a set amount.

I've been given tracks with singers that had high mid nasally resonance in certain parts of their vocal delivery and the Supresser came in really invaluable to attenuate the problem.

Acoustic guitar - the body of the instrument can have a resonant boom depending on the miking and playing. The Supresser can deal with that low mid problem without having to EQ the entire instrument with less bass making it sound thinner in other passages.

 
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