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Cubase De-Esser any good ??
Old 24th September 2012
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Lorenzop's Avatar
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Cubase De-Esser any good ??

How well does it perform compared to say SPL Channel One de-s or dedicated de-ssers in general?

Is it clean/free of side effects?

Would like to know cos I'm thinking of going for s channel strip but am not sure if I really need one with deesser in it!
Old 24th September 2012
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there are better ones but the cubase works on some voices (rock and metal singers, not so well on females). too limited controls. you should investigate parallel de essing (2 tracks, one triggering the ssss sidechain of your main vocal deessing comp) or manually ride the ssss with an eq/volume.

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Old 24th September 2012
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Thanks! Parallel de essing - def. will look it up!!
Old 25th September 2012
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or skip the de-esser altogether and manually edit the track - i.e. cut on either side of the ess and turn it down.

If you know your DAW well and are good with key commands, you should be able to edit a few esses in not much more time than it would take to load and tweak a plug in.

De-essers often take out more high end than just the esses. Don't believe it? Try the editing technique and A/B it against your fav. de-esser plug.
Old 25th September 2012
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Yes yes I believe it! I've seen top 40 mix engeneers say the same thing. Or suggestions of doing it whilst riding the fader, if you're good.

So is it just a question of taking Down the level, nothing else? I thought dessers might involve some other esoteric process too!
Old 25th September 2012
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🎧 15 years
digitalfishphones spitfish is very good de-esser and it's free digitalfishphones.com - free audio effects plugins
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