de-esser

Top 9 De-Esser VST plugins 2020

We have collected for you the top 9 VST plugins De-Esser according to PluginBoutique.

VST list navigation:

  1. ERA 4 De-Esser
  2. FabFilter Pro-DS
  3. Weiss Deess
  4. Oxford SuprEsser
  5. DE555 Native
  6. DE555 HD
  7. SYBIL Evo
  8. ERA 4 De-Esser Pro
  9. XILS DeeS

1. ERA 4 De-Esser

by accusonus

ERA 4 De-Esser

Don’t let those sharp esses pierce your eardrums.

Note: This product is the standard version. The pro version of the ERA 4 De-Esser is also available.

Harsh sibilance can be very annoying in both dialogue and vocal recordings. Getting rid of those noisy high-frequency consonants can be a complicated, time-consuming task. This is why we developed an easy-to-use, fast and powerful tool that requires minimum effort but offers great results.

The ERA De-Esser is the only single-knob plugin that allows you to smooth out audio problems caused by excessive sibilance consonants (such as “s”,”t”, “z”, “ch”, “j” and “sh”). Ease out sibilance and improve the quality of your audio with a single knob. The new De-Esser offers an improved UX with features such as: (i) a “Diff” button, (ii) a new elegant UI and (ii) a real-time processing display that allows you to visually monitor plosive reduction in real time.

When you need more control, the ERA De-Esser has three different modes that allow you to focus the plugin’s detection and processing to the problematic regions. When you have found a setting that works for your particular sibilance issue, you can use the Intense button to get some extra processing.

There’s also a DIFF button that allows you to listen to what is being removed from your recording during processing.

Whether you’re podcaster, videographer, vlogger, dialogue editor or post production engineer, the ERA De-Esser will help you save tons of time allowing you to focus on the creative side of your work.

Features

  • Single knob operation
  • Simple and streamlined user interface
  • Automatic sibilance reduction
  • Precision-grade audio repair functionality
  • Uncompromised sound quality
  • Minimal CPU usage
  • Low latency
  • Resizable UI

System Requirements

Mac OS

  • Versions 10.10 or later
  • AU, VST, AAX Native (64-bit)
  • RAM: 2GB (minimum)
  • Hard Disk Space: 660MB (minimum)
  • Screen Resolution: 800×600 (minimum)
  • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz

Windows

  • Versions 7 (SP1) or later
  • VST, AAX Native (64-bit)
  • RAM: 2GB (minimum)
  • Hard Disk Space: 250MB (minimum)
  • Screen Resolution: 800×600 (minimum)
  • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz

Demo Trial

  • The trial for this product can be installed using the ERA Bundle installer. During the installation process, select ‘De-Esser’ from the list of products.

2. FabFilter Pro-DS

by FabFilter

FabFilter Pro-DS

Intelligent and Transparent

Even when using the best mics, pre-amps and converters, sibilance in vocal recordings can easily get over-accentuated during post-processing like compression or saturation. But don’t worry, FabFilter Pro-DS comes to the rescue!

Accurate Detection

With its highly intelligent ‘Single Vocal’ detection algorithm, FabFilter Pro-DS accurately identifies sibilance in vocal recordings and attenuates it transparently.

When using the ‘Allround’ mode, Pro-DS becomes a great tool for high-frequency limiting of any material, like drums or even full mixes. Try it out yourself!

Everything You Need

FabFilter Pro-DS offers everything you need to get the best result possible, presented in a simple and easy-to-use interface. Wide band or linear-phase split band processing, an optional look-ahead of up to 15 ms, adjustable stereo linking with optional mid-only or side-only processing, up to four times linear-phase oversampling… it’s all there.

FabFilter Goodies

Of course, you also get all the usual FabFilter goodies: perfectly tuned knobs, MIDI Learn, Smart Parameter Interpolation for smooth parameter transitions, an excellent help file with interactive help hints, SSE optimization and much more!

Key Features

  • Highly intelligent ‘Single Vocal’ detection, and classic ‘Allround’ detection
  • Transparent program-dependent compression/limiting
  • Adjustable Threshold, Range and detection HP and LP filtering settings
  • Wide Band or linear-phase Split Band processing
  • Optional look-ahead time up to 15 ms
  • Freely adjustable stereo linking
  • Optional mid-only or side-only processing
  • Up to four times linear-phase oversampling
  • Real-time de-essing display, clearly showing the affected parts of processed audio
  • Side-chain input meter, making it easy to choose a good Threshold value
  • Real-time spectrum analyzer built into the HP/LP filter controller
  • GPU-powered graphics acceleration
  • High-quality 64-bit internal processing
  • Double-click text entry of parameter values
  • Large and compact interface sizes
  • Stereo and mono plug-ins available
  • Supports common Pro Tools hardware control surfaces
  • MIDI Learn
  • Undo/redo and A/B comparison
  • Smart Parameter Interpolation
  • Sample-accurate automation of all parameters
  • Extensive help file with interactive help hints

System Requirements

Windows:

  • 32-bit: Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP
  • 64-bit: Windows 8, 7 or Vista (x64)
  • VST 2/3 host or Pro Tools

Mac OS X:

  • 32-bit: OS X 10.5 or higher
  • 64-bit: OS X 10.6 or higher
  • AU or VST 2/3 host or Pro Tools
  • Intel processor

Plug-In Formats:

  • All FabFilter plug-ins are available in VST, VST3, Audio Units, AAX Native and AudioSuite formats (all both 64-bit and 32-bit), as well as RTAS (32-bit only)

3. Weiss Deess

by Softube

Weiss Deess

Softube Weiss Collection

Whether you’re trying to tame sibilance in a lead vocal, rein in a sharp-sounding hi-hat, or reduce harshness while mastering, a truly great de-esser is as elusive as it is essential. Enter the Weiss Deess, available as an individual plug-in or as part of the Weiss DS1-MK3 collection.

Most de-essers – even modern digital or plug-in units – lack versatility, user-friendliness, appropriate visualisation, or quite simply don’t work like you hope they will.

With a combination of the highly-prized sonics of the industry gold-standard Weiss DS1-MK3 – the go-to digital hardware de-essing unit used in top mastering studios the world over – and a totally modern and focused approach in design, Softube is psyched to announce the Weiss Deess Plug-in. Stop searching, start succeeding – this is the de-esser.

First of all, it has two completely independent bands. Most de-essers have one, but almost no sibilant has a single-frequency focus, especially when you’re dealing with complex material or mastering applications.

Secondly, it has a variety of filter shapes and excellent band-width control, allowing you to home in on precisely what you need to deal with, without collateral damage.

Thirdly, it has unparalleled visualizations. A large, colorful, and intuitive display shows FFT readouts as well as your filter shapes, so you can clearly see what effect you’re having on your signal.

Fourthly, the faceplate GUI is uncluttered, focusing on giving great visual information, but a side-menu allows control over everything. And we mean everything; ratios, attack and release times, knee settings, make-up gain and more.

Fifth; a low-latency mode allows you to de-ess in tracking, saving the tedium in the mix of what can often feel like a non-creative editing task. Nothing beats getting it right on the way in.

Lastly, and most importantly of all, the Weiss algorithms, code-ported from the gold-standard DS1-MK3 unit, provide the best sounding de-essing in the world. It does the job effectively and transparently, without hassle or artefact. Your work will sound better if you use this than it will if you don’t. It’s as simple as that.

In short

  • The best-sounding de-esser available, with code-ported algorithms from the industry standard DS1-MK3.
  • Two bands of de-essing. This is the only de-esser you’ll need.
  • Stunning and intuitive visualisations make this de-esser a breeze to use.
  • Clean tweak-and-go faceplate, with immensely detailed controls hidden in side-menu.
  • Ultra-professional tool, but without the daunting, complex look.
  • Low-latency mode allows you to de-ess while tracking a vocal.
  • All the versatility you need in terms of filter shapes, frequencies etc.

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.12 or newer (older OS versions may work but are not tested (64-bit only).
  • Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10 (64-bit only).
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
  • Screen resolution 1280×800 or larger.
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.
  • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space).
  • A Softube account is required to register and install the software.
  • An iLok account is required for authorisation of the software.
  • Internet access for downloading installer and managing licenses.
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use a physical iLok dongle for authorizing your plug-ins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
  • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.
  • The most recent maintenance release of the DAW application is recommended.

However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs – and our own rigorous testing standards – we only officially test our plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar. Softube plugins are not tested in the non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. We cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

Important note: make sure that you always use the latest iLok License Manager. It is not included in the Softube installer but can be downloaded from www.ilok.com​


4. Oxford SuprEsser

by Sonnox

Oxford SuprEsser

The Oxford SuprEsser is both a very highly-featured professional De-Esser and a Dynamic EQ. There is a simple mode for quick fixes, but also an advanced mode for increased functionality and fine-tuning. The combination of an intuitive FFT display and three listen modes enables the user to easily see and hear exactly where the problem frequencies are, allowing the rapid reduction or removal of the offending audio. As well as being able to trigger the full band compression, only the offending frequencies can be carefully carved out. Since the SuprEsser can operate at all frequencies, ‘plosives’ and other annoyances can also be removed effortlessly, making it more than a simple De-Esser. Additional features include Automatic Level Tracking, Linear Phase Filtering and a Wet/Dry blend control for final balancing.

A new concept is born – a simple and intuitive De-Esser, PLUS access to a much more sophisticated frequency specific compressor, giving complete control over aggressive frequencies wherever they may be in the audio spectrum. With the Oxford SuprEsser, you can take out unwanted frequency peaks as and when they occur – unlike applying a fixed EQ to the whole channel.

As a De-Esser, the Oxford SuprEsser is designed for the treatment of sibilance and fricatives in vocals, and the treatment of unwanted whistles and ‘spirant’ artefacts associated with wind instruments. However, it can equally be applied to removing low-end ‘plosives’ and thuds from over-close vocal work, without affecting components nearby in the frequency spectrum, keeping the low-end in tact. For the most natural-sounding results, the SuprEsser de-esses only the frequency band you set – so you won’t end up with an over-de-essed lisp-like voice with all the top end gone!

Detailed visual feedback is provided thanks to the highly intuitive graphical display, allowing quick identification of the frequencies that need treatment and where to set the threshold. The threshold level and peak hold levels of the user-definable band are shown on the graph, alongside the FFT display of the narrow band signal, which includes retention of the peak level and the frequency containing the most energy.

At the heart of the Oxford SuprEsser is an enhanced version of the compressor section of the Oxford Dynamics plug-in, which is renowned amongst professional users for delivering precise and transparent control of peaks. Around this is built a pair of cross-over filters to make the compressor react only to the defined frequency band. These linear phase filters are modelled on the filters from the Oxford EQ, making the SuprEsser useful for precise mastering work as well as mixing work.

Three listen modes allow the user to listen to the mix, the output of the band-pass filter (‘Inside’) or the output of the band-reject filter (‘Outside’).

Careful thought has been put into making the Oxford SuprEsser extremely easy and quick to use. The screenshot above shows the plug-in as it appears when first activated. Once the frequency band has been defined, simply lower the threshold fader until the gain reduction meter starts to kick in. The plug-in then automatically tracks the general signal level and the threshold follows accordingly so that it gives the same relative amount of gain reduction as the signal level rises or falls. This is perfect for vocals where, for example, a vocalist is louder in the chorus than the verse, but you want to apply the same relative amount of de-essing, and not over de-ess in the chorus. This Auto Level Tracking mode lets the SuprEsser do all the hard work. It can also be switched off for a fixed threshold.

Pressing the ‘More’ button gives access to ALL the controls.

In its default mode of operation, the Oxford SuprEsser feeds the defined ‘Band’ signal to the compressor to affect only this narrow band signal. The result is that the compressor reacts only to specific frequency components when they reach a specific threshold, and applies compression only to these specific frequency components, leaving the rest of the spectrum untouched. ‘Wide’ can also be selected to allow full-band compression reacting to only specific frequencies or any combination of Band and Wide defining ‘when the compressor reacts’ and ‘what it compresses’ (narrow or wide/full-band).

The Oxford SuprEsser comes complete with many presets to act as good starting points, alternatively, the advanced section gives full access to all controls for precise correction or even creative use.

Features

  • 64-bit compliant (AAX / AU / VST)
  • Highly featured professional De-Esser
  • Linear Phase Dynamic EQ
  • Transparently controls aggressive frequencies
  • Automatic Level Tracking follows energy levels (no need to automate threshold)
  • Large intuitive graphic display makes finding frequencies very easy
  • Full Spectrum Operation (20Hz -20KHz)
  • Three different ‘Listen’ modes
  • Very easy to use
  • Advanced Mode for ultimate control of the Dynamic EQ
  • Many creative as well as corrective uses
  • Presets giving good starting points

Plug-in Formats

  • Native: AAX, RTAS, Audio Units and VST

System Requirements

Pro Tools

  • Pro Tools 7, 8, 9 & 10, 11
  • Approved Pro Tools CPU, OS and hardware configuration
  • Mac OSX 10.4 or later 1
  • – Pro-Codec and Codec Toolbox compatible with Intel Mac only
  • Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
  • RAM 1GB minimum
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers OR active internet connection required
  • iLok2 / iLok3 OR active internet connection required for AAX plug-ins

Audio Units

  • Audio Units compatible application (Logic, Digital Performer etc)
  • Mac OSX 10.4 or later 1
  • – Pro-Codec and Codec Toolbox compatible with Intel Mac only
  • RAM 1GB minimum
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers OR active internet connection required
  • iLok2 / iLok3 OR active internet connection required for 64-bit plug-ins

VST

  • VST compatible application (Cubase, Nuendo, Wavelab, Sequoia etc)
  • Mac OSX 10.4 or later 1
  • Pro-Codec and Codec Toolbox compatible with Intel Mac only
  • Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
  • RAM 1GB minimum
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers OR active internet connection required
  • iLok2 / iLok3 OR active internet connection required for 64-bit plug-ins

Please Note: This product now supports iLok Cloud Authorisation. Either an iLok USB Dongle OR an active internet connection is required in order to activate and use this product.


5. DE555 Native

by McDSP

DE555 Native

Please Note: This product is the Native version. You can purchase the HD version HERE.

The DE555 is a new generation of de-essing technology, providing transparent, precise de-essing with unique flexibility.

Intelligent signal analysis allows the DE555 to effectively de-ess at any signal level – no manual input threshold adjustment required. Other options include continuously adjustable ratio and release controls to fine- tune the de-essing amount, plus a high frequency (HF) only mode for reducing the signal level of only the ‘sss’ and not the original dialog.

Key filter options include high pass and band pass filtering. A unique focus control further enhances the key filter’s ability to separate ‘essing’ from actual dialog. The key filter output can also be monitored.

Real-time displays of de-essing amounts and key filter response enable quick and easy setup.

Features

  • Advanced de-essing technology
  • Unique key filter focus and de-essing controls
  • Real-time metering and key filter response plot
  • High frequency (HF) only option
  • Double precision processing
  • Ultra low latency
  • Mono and stereo versions

System Requirements

Mac:

  • OSX 10.8 or higher (64-bit only)

Windows:

  • Windows 7 or higher (32/64-bit)

Formats:

  • AAX Native
  • AU
  • VST

Platform Requirements:

  • AAX versions require Pro Tools 10.3.8 or higher, or Pro Tools 11.1.3 or higher
  • S6L versions require VENUE OS 5.2 or higher
  • AU versions recommended for Logic X, or higher
  • VST versions recommended for Cubase 7.x, 8.X, or higher, and Nuendo 6.5 or higher

Activation:

Please note: This product can be activated using iLok Cloud OR an iLok USB Dongle.


6. DE555 HD

by McDSP

DE555 HD

Note: This product is the HD version. You can purchase the Native version HERE.

The DE555 is a new generation of de-essing technology, providing transparent, precise de-essing with unique flexibility.

Intelligent signal analysis allows the DE555 to effectively de-ess at any signal level – no manual input threshold adjustment required. Other options include continuously adjustable ratio and release controls to fine- tune the de-essing amount, plus a high frequency (HF) only mode for reducing the signal level of only the ‘sss’ and not the original dialog.

Key filter options include high pass and band pass filtering. A unique focus control further enhances the key filter’s ability to separate ‘essing’ from actual dialog. The key filter output can also be monitored.

Real-time displays of de-essing amounts and key filter response enable quick and easy setup.

Features

  • Advanced de-essing technology
  • Unique key filter focus and de-essing controls
  • Real-time metering and key filter response plot
  • High frequency (HF) only option
  • Double precision processing
  • Ultra low latency
  • Mono and stereo versions

System Requirements

Mac:

  • OSX 10.8 (or higher)

Windows:

  • Windows 7 (or higher)

Formats:

  • AAX Native
  • AU
  • VST

Platform Requirements:

  • AAX versions require Pro Tools 10.3.8 or higher, or Pro Tools 11.1.3 or higher
  • S6L versions require VENUE OS 5.2 or higher
  • AU versions recommended for Logic X, or higher
  • VST versions recommended for Cubase 7.x, 8.X, or higher, and Nuendo 6.5 or higher

Activation:

Please note: This product can be activated using iLok Cloud OR an iLok USB Dongle.


7. SYBIL Evo

by Antares

SYBIL Evo

SYBIL Evo quickly and easily tames excessive vocal sibilance (ess, tsss, ch, and sh sounds) with a flexible compressor and a variable-frequency high pass filter that ensures that you get optimum de-essing for any vocal performance.

SYBIL Evo is a digital equivalent of a traditional vocal de-esser. It is extremely easy to use. Controls and indicators include:

  • A flexible compressor with threshold, ratio, attack and decay controls
  • A variable-frequency sidechain high-pass filter that lets you fine-tune the sibilance reduction for each individual performance to ensure that only the unwanted sibilance is affected.
  • A gain reduction meter that gives you a visual indication of the de-essing process and aids in the fine-tuning of the other controls.

System Requirements

Mac

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

  • Pro Tools 8.x to 10.x
  • Mac OS 10.5.8 to 10.9.5 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST

  • A compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Audio Units

  • A compatible host program that supports the Audio Units format. 
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Windows

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit compatible)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later
  • Windows 7 to 10. as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

  • Pro Tools 7.x – 10.x
  • Windows XP (32-bit only), Vista and 7 as required by your version of Pro Tools

VST

  • A compatible host program that supports the VST2 or VST3 format.
  • Windows 7 to 10 as required by your host.

Host (DAW) Compatibility

Mac

Fully Supported

  • Pro Tools – 10.3.8 or later (AAX)
    • Not compatible with Pro Tools First
  • Logic Pro – 9.1.8 or later (AU)
  • GarageBand – 10.0.3 or later (AU)
  • Cubase – 6.0.7 or later (VST3)
  • Nuendo – 5.5.6 or later (VST3)
  • Ableton Live – 9.1.8 or later (AU)
    • Currently, Avox Articulator is not compatible with Ableton Live.
  • Studio One – 2.0.4 or later (AU and VST3)
  • Audition – CC (AU and VST3)
    • MIDI features are not available in Adobe Audition

Possibly Compatible

  • Reaper – 4.77 or later (AU)
  • Digital Performer – 8 or later (AU)
  • Audacity – 2.1.0 (AU)

Windows

Fully Supported

  • Pro Tools – 10.3.8 or later (AAX)
    • Not compatible with Pro Tools First
  • Cubase – 6.0.7 or later (VST3)
  • Nuendo – 5.5.6 or later (VST3)
  • Ableton Live – 9.1.8 or later (VST2)
    • Currently, Avox Articulator is not compatible with Ableton Live.
  • Studio One – 2.0.4 or later (VST3)
  • Audition – CC (VST3)
    • MIDI features are not available in Adobe Audition

Possibly Compatible

  • Sonar – X3 or Platinum (VST2)
  • FL Studio – 10 or later (VST2, VST3)
  • Samplitude – Pro X2 (VST2, VST3)
  • Reaper – 4.77 (VST2) or 5 (VST2, VST3)

Not Compatible

  • Audacity

Note: authorization requires an iLok USB smart key and the ability to access ilok.com (on any computer).


8. ERA 4 De-Esser Pro

by accusonus

ERA 4 De-Esser Pro

Note: This product is the pro version. The standard version of the ERA 4 De-Esser is also available.

ERA De-Esser Pro is a sophisticated, yet fast and easy to use de-essing plug-in. It offers precision-grade de-essing and customizable audio repair functionality. In most cases, all you’ll have to do is simply tweak the large white knob until those sharp and shrill esses are gone. But ERA De-Esser Pro offers some extra controls to give you the granularity you need to really dive in and fine-tune the settings for when you’re fixing up a really bad recording.

Features

  • Use the Processing FOCUS control to fine-tune your results, by spotting the problematic frequency region and telling De-Esser Pro where exactly to focus the processing, without affecting any other frequencies.
  • Use the FOCUS range audition to listen to the selected FOCUS range without any processing applied onto it. This way you can spot the problematic region much easier.
  • Use the SHAPING control, another parameter to fine tune the processing. Moving the slider towards the SOFT side, a more gentle curve is applied onto the sibilance region, leading to a more natural sound. Moving the slider towards the SHARP side, a more steep curve is applied onto the sibilance region, leading to a tighter result.
  • Use the DIFF button to listen to what is being removed from your recording during processing.
  • Real-time Processing Display (waveform view) that visualises the detected sibilance.
  • Preset Menu | Gain Reduction Meter | Input/Output gains & meters

System Requirements

Mac OS

  • Versions 10.10 or later
  • AU, VST, AAX Native (64-bit)
  • RAM: 2GB (minimum)
  • Hard Disk Space: 660MB (minimum)
  • Screen Resolution: 800×600 (minimum)
  • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz

Windows

  • Versions 7 (SP1) or later
  • VST, AAX Native (64-bit)
  • RAM: 2GB (minimum)
  • Hard Disk Space: 250MB (minimum)
  • Screen Resolution: 800×600 (minimum)
  • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz

Demo Trial

  • The trial for this product can be installed using the ERA Bundle installer. During the installation process, select ‘De-Esser Pro’ from the list of products.

9. XILS DeeS

by XILS Lab

XILS DeeS

Your voice, his voice, her voice. Every voice is a treasure.

With the help of the XILS DeeS you can get rid of all the Voice recordings faults and problems in a flash, while preserving their unique, precious character.

Getting clean, professional vocals, dubbing recordings, restoring voices in all their beauty has never been so easy.

XILS DeeS in short:

  • Easy to use : Find the sweet spot in a flash and remove all unwanted signals. Just move the Frequency Knob and apply Reduction. No more sibilance.
  • Easy to understand : Clear Dual Signal path. Solo buttons for each channel ( Voice, Sibilants )
  • Visualise what you do : Instant Correlation between ears, eye and brain in a glance with the fast, precise 4 signals real time Frequency Graph ( Bottom of unit )
  • Easy to tweak : Go further and adapt the character of a voice to your project. Or make special effects and creative use of the DeeS

Only with the XILS DeeS:

  • Entirely Transparent: No filter sweep effect like with traditional similar tools.
  • Fast:  The detection can be applied as fast as it should be, resulting in lively, natural voices (No more lifeless voices).
  • Input independent detection: Retains the whole dynamic range of the incoming audio.
  • Simple: Sibilant and Voice Channels are clearly identified on each UI part: Knobs, Graphs share common color code.
  • Exclusive: Plosive detection for better recognition
  • Then go even further: Endless possibilities to change, adapt, or polish the character of voices with two independent EQing audio paths (Analog like 0-delay-feedback filters).

Wether you want to restore the quality of these emotional vocals that  you’ll never be able to record again, clean your own voice recordings for a blog, an institutional movie, or Video material, ensure your customers that your dubbing material will be totally flawless, turn an amateur announcer into a Veteran Speaker, adapt a voice to a project sonic or musical context, XILS DeeS will provide you the most professional results.

Quickly. And in an intuitive way.

Features

Once it enters into the DeeS, a signal is split into two independent channels (Detection Step): The Voice (Minus Sibilants) and the Sibilants Only.

Each channel has its own EQ.

The Detection module helps you to find the right Voice frequency range to process to remove the sibilants, and specify the quality (fastness) of the processing.

De-essing: The detection Module

Select the cutoff frequency between Voices and Sibilants, select the amount of reduction you want to apply, select the quality of the de=essing (how the result will be smoothed and slow or rough and fast), find the right spot for the plosives, allowing a better sibilant recognition et voilà!

The vumeter simply displays the detected sibilants.

Analog EQs to the rescue

The internal XILS DeeS algorithm allows to equalise with different settings the two split signals ( The voice, and the Sibilant ) : Each « Channel » has its own EQ.

This results in a transparent and versatile audio process!

Even better : The involved EQs, Low Pass 6 and 12db, Bell and High Shelf, has been developed to mimic analog behaviour in the hight frequency range (zero-delay filters) : The standard digital artefacts and latency  brought by the internal delay has been totally removed.

Furthermore, this simple organization is obvious to understand and to work with.

Simple structure, but not simple internal algorithm

A lot of attention has been put in the side-chain treatment (with or without latency), including a Plosive detection for a better sibilant recognition.

Fast and robust Sibilant detection, accurate level modulation, total independence from input level, were required in order to make this tool as transparent as possible.

You’ll notice that being independent from the input level is a big advantage, because the DeeS won’t work in a different way ( Over-compression, under-compression ) if the entering signal gain varies, which is the behaviour of most similar units, and will therefore retain all the dynamics and lively character of the original.

Sibilant Path :

Easy and obvious, you can select your filter type (Low Pass 6dB, Low Pass 12 dB, Bell, High-Shelf) and tweak the cutoff frequency, resonance (or emphasis) and Gain when applied. The Level knob allows you to reduce or increase the Sibilant audio path.

You can listen to your equalized sibilants by clicking on the SOLO button

Voice Path:

Almost the same than the Sibilant path, excepted that it has no specific level

You can listen to your equalized voices by clicking on the SOLO button.

Display:

The display allows you to “see” what happens in your audio track and simultaneously visualize the Voice and the Sibilant spectrum, as well as the curve and spectrum of the applied EQs

System Requirements

XILS DeeS is Available in the Following Formats:

  • Mac OSX 10.5 and later : VST, Audio Unit,  RTAS (Protools 7.0 and later), AAX (32&64 bits, native)
  • Windows XP, Vista and 7&8 ; VST,  RTAS (Protools 7.0 and later), AAX (32&64 bits, native)
  • XILS DeeS is a 32 and 64 bit plug-in protected with a serial number

Minimum System Requirements:

  • 1 Gigabyte of RAM and a 1 GHz processor.
  • XILS DeeS  is a plug-in and is not available in a standalone application.
     
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