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Waves Introduces Sibilance Plugin

Transparent vocal de-esser removes harsh vocal sounds with Organic ReSynthesis engine to identify undesirable bursts of sibilant energy.

By PSW Staff November 26, 2018

The Waves Sibilance plugin

Waves Audio introduces the Waves Sibilance plugin. Powered by Waves’ innovative Organic ReSynthesis technology, this transparent vocal de-esser removes harsh vocal “s” sounds faster than ever before, to make vocals sound brighter without harshness.

Thanks to its Organic ReSynthesis engine, Sibilance allows precise identification of unwanted sibilant sounds such as “s” and “sh,” resulting in smooth, glitch-free, effective de-essing that maintains the timbre, duration and natural resonance of the original vocal sound.

Unlike most de-essers, which act like narrow-band compressors, the Waves Sibilance plugin uses Organic ReSynthesis spectral filters to identify undesirable bursts of sibilant energy, then completely separates the nuances of sibilance from the vocal signal, leaving the rest of the signal untouched.

Once applied, Sibilance’s unique method of separating sibilant parts from the raw vocal signal allows for what would otherwise be extreme processing on the vocal track, such as aggressive EQing to drastically brighten a vocal.

With simple controls, Sibilance takes only seconds to set up: Insert it on a vocal or voiceover track, and simply set the threshold and range controls to dial in the perfect amount of “s” reduction.

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