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Old 12th February 2003
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I have little experience with de-essers. I use and SPL on a record once. I had to be very careful to not hit it too hard, or the vocal would sound very dull. I use the VoxBox de-essers in a pinch. My general take on de-essers is that they do make esses less annoying, but they make the vocal sound bland and lifeless, which is more annoying. I generally prefer to do a bit of EQ to soften the problem a tad and deal with the singer having pronounced esses.