Overview

This collection contains 2 Analog Code plugins that emulate both the classic single and modern dual band versions of SPL’s analog hardware de-essers - considered by many to be the very best in professional recording. Just like the hardware versions, no other de-esser plugin gets the job done as easily and precisely while maintaining the character of the original source.

Traditional de-essers compress the frequency range where esses typically occur. Without constant knob-tweaking, these de-essers can deliver lispy- or nasally-sounding vocals, especially on tracks with high amounts of sibilance. SPL´s Auto Dynamic De-Esser eliminates these challenges by monitoring the entire frequency spectrum and automatically detecting the sibilant frequencies.

The bandwidth is set so narrowly around the range of the sibilance that neighboring frequencies remain unaffected. This frequency band is mixed back into the main signal phase-inverted to cancel out the sibilance. The result is precise de-essing that is incredibly simple to apply, while preserving the original character and timbre of the voice - even at high reduction settings.

The SPL De-Esser plugins also contain features not found on the original hardware, such as an M/S Stereo mode that allows you to de-ess a full mix and without losing the high frequencies of cymbals, guitars or keyboards. This makes the SPL De-Esser a valuable tool during mastering.

Features

  • The most musically sounding De-Essers out there!
  • Auto-Threshold (automatically compensates for vocalists moving off/on mic during a performance)
  • A/B Switch to compare settings
  • Selectable algorithms for Male/Female
  • M/S (Mid/Side) Stereo mode

Customer Reviews

  • Better than speech therapy

    ★★★★★
    by Bunzing
    I'll be honest: I had a lisp. Although I was treated for it when I was young, and it's not a problem anymore, but it's hard to find a de-esser doing exactly what it needs to do to my voice. You would… Read More
  • SPL De-Esser

    ★★★★★
    by Jonas Warnehed
    D´besst!
  • Great tool

    ★★★★★
    by devenyit
    This de-esser is a must-have-tool!!!
  • yes

    ★★★★★
    by 111
    very cool plugin was very useful
  • De-Essers

    ★★★★★
    by MrChunk
    This De-Esser does it different. It uses phase cancellation not compression so it works on a different level with no lisping artifacts. Genius! The dual band is great on problem vocals. This is a… Read More

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, SoundGrid, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.9 through 10.13
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or most VST/VST3/AU-compatible hosts running on a supported operating system

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM

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