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What Are Some Good Hardware De-Essers for voice (podcasting)? Condenser Microphones
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What Are Some Good Hardware De-Essers for voice (podcasting)?

Im tracking vocals for a podcast and voiceover. Everything sounds great. Wa87>compressor>eq>Audient id22>audition.

My problem is that i have a gap in my teeth and can get pretty sibilant. So i was wondering if anyone could suggest a hardware De-Esser.

My setup is set and forget. Id like to dial in a setting that kills my sibilance before it enters my computer. And be able to do away with desser plugins.
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Sidechain the compressor with an Eq to tame the sibilance on the way in - any cheap Eq will do fine as you won’t ‘hear’ the Eq per say
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Could you explain how to do this with hardware compressors. All the youtube videos seem to be using plugins.
Noob here, sorry.
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The EL Derresser is one of my favourites and really powerful but it’s 500 series so expensive if you don’t already have a rack
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SPL or Orban.
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Dbx 520 could be an option
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SPL and the Dave Durr (Empirical Labs) are both excellent.
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Dbx 902
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Im tracking vocals for a podcast and voiceover. Everything sounds great. Wa87>compressor>eq>Audient id22>audition.

My problem is that i have a gap in my teeth and can get pretty sibilant. So i was wondering if anyone could suggest a hardware De-Esser.

My setup is set and forget. Id like to dial in a setting that kills my sibilance before it enters my computer. And be able to do away with desser plugins.
May I ask you if you could consider a mic that is less sibilant?
Honestly before any de esser I'd try to get you vocals less "essy" as possible..

Possible contenders on the budget:
- Tlm193
- Coles 4038
- AEA R84 or maybe even the new KU5A

That said the one on the pendulum is nice (not cheap and integrated into the quartet channelstrip) the dbx is also pretty good..



Cheu
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