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Old 28th February 2010
  #29
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Yeah, thanks for this one. I came across this a few months ago, and I have been VERY disappointed with the software de-essers I've tried, so having another option helps.

What has been tremendously helpful too is combining this with another gem I've picked up: de-essing the reverb send rather than the vocal track. Often, the reverb adds a terrible amount of high end bite to the sibilances. If you can have all that "air" on the track overall, but keep it from biting in the sibilances, it tends to give a more even feel.

I've found more often than not that I get a much more natural sound by de-essing the send to the vocal reverb while letting the full vocal take come through... of course there are times where the source track is just too painful in spots.