Audio Lingo: De-esser

A de-esser (or DeEsser) is a dynamics tools for dealing with high frequency sibilants, such as s-sounds, thus the name. When recording the human voice some sounds can be especially troublesome, this includes s, p and t. The de-esser is basically a compressor that’s sensitive to higher frequency sounds like “esses”.

Originally posted on November 15, 2007 @ 2:00 pm

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