unfortunately, I have found no replacement for the RenDeEsser. I've tried everything (for ProTools HD) and nothing gets as close to my 902's than the waves - which sound and behave almost exact by the way. Bummer - had to shell out...
No one ever mentions these plugs, but Metaflanger, Enigma and Mondomod are some of the main Waves plugs that I use very frequently. Also RenComp.
Seems to be bulk replacements for their EQ and Dynamics plugs, but not their Modulation plugs. :(
I like the Eventide flanging better most of the time (you can get some really good flanger sounds out of the H949)- Metaflanger has some phaser sounds that are Ok though. The modulation stuff that some of the GRM Tools plugins do is simply sick! You can also do a lot of crazy modulation fx with the other Eventide plugins like H3000 Factory, Octavox, etc. Actually I'm not a fan of the Waves modulation plugins that much any more.
For RenComp I agree about the Massey CT4, there's also TL Aggro (which Massey had a hand in) and Smack.
unfortunately, I have found no replacement for the RenDeEsser.
sptfish or iq4. Both are free and (for me) way better than RenDeEsser. Iq4 is currently the only usable deesser for me. IMHO other deesser (like waves) kill the voice (if it's in split mode) or the intelligibility (if it's in wide band mode). Actually, iq4 is not really a desser, it's a dynamic eq. Easy, very effective and transparent.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p> You can download it here:<o:p></o:p> http://www.platinumears.com/IQ4gui.zip<o:p></o:p> Deessers really bugs me but this one is the best solution I found so fare.<o:p></o:p>