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In The Studio: A Video Introduction To The Proper Use Of De-Essers

Detailing what they are as well as when and how to use them in your mix...

By Joe Gilder August 24, 2017

Article provided by Home Studio Corner.

Whenever you’re recording, especially when dealing with vocals, there often comes a time when the mix sounds pretty good, and then things take a turn for the worse.

All you did was perform a little processing and suddenly transients that once were soft are suddenly piercing and have ruined the mix. What to do?

While you can try to simply EQ the track, it can easily ruin what was previously a great mix.  This is where de-essers come in. They’re really cool, but a lot of people aren’t sure exactly when or where or why to use them.

Check out the following video to find out more.


About Joe

Joe Gilder
Joe Gilder

Sound Engineer
Joe Gilder is a Nashville based engineer, musician, and producer who also provides training and advice at the Home Studio Corner.

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