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Old 12th February 2003
One with big hooves
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Originally posted by chrisso
This is a question not a statement.......
With the advent of the DAW, isn't the dedicated deeser more or less redundant.
Nope. Lots of records are still mixed in the analog domain with real outboard gear and faders. Also, there are times when a de-esser needs to be placed before or after the compressor and EQ. Usually I de-ess, then compress, then EQ but sometimes the de-esser does it's job better after the compressor.

I've also used them on acoustic guitars to get rid of the finger squeaks, on aux sends before a 'verb, snare drum and overheads. Sometimes de-essing even happens in mastering.