How To Learn De-Esser Basics In Audio Mixing


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Learning de-esser basics

Sometimes a vocal has short bursts of high-frequency energy where the S's are overemphasized, and that's known as sibilance. It comes from a combination of mic technique by the vocalist, the type of mic used, and heavy compression on the vocal track. Sibilance is nasty sounding and generally felt to be highly undesirable, so a special type of compressor called a de-esser is used. In this video I'm going to show you the typical de-esser parameters and what they do. So first of all, de-esser is a tunable compressor, and it allows you to compress only a selected band of frequencies, usually between 3 and 10k, and specifically to eliminate sibilance.

Now you'd want to use this rather than an EQ, because if you use an EQ, you'll cut out those frequencies all the time, which is undesirable and just won't just sound the same, and that's why a de-esser works a little bit better. First of all, let's listen to what sibilance is. Let me play you a track with a lot of si...

Learning de-esser basics
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Learning de-esser basics provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Bobby Owsinski as part of the Audio Mixing Bootcamp

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