Eiosis Announces E²Deesser – Creative De-esser Plug-In

Eiosis has announced the E²Deesser, the first in the series of new Eiosis E²Processors. The E²Deesser features Eiosis’ patented, processing structure and algorithm to bring you a new approach to de-essing by allowing the independent processing of sibilants.

A de-esser is usually a simplified multi/single band compressor driven by a filtered side chain. With the E²Deesser, the detection process is completely independent from the processing, offering flexibility in controlling and adjusting the amount of sibilance in your recording. You may combine wide band reduction with narrow band or low pass sibilant reduction, or even reduce a certain frequency range while boosting the sibilants’ global volume.

Most de-essers have an absolute detection ratio. Not so with the E²Deesser; it detects sibilants uniformly regardless of the input volume, so you don’t have to worry about monitoring the input level while adjusting the detection settings. Like most de-essers, you can freely adjust the E²Deesser’s detection frequency. But unlike most de-essers, you can also adjust the responsiveness of the detection process as well as the reduction ratio, which is extremely useful when balancing between sibilant and voiced processing.

With a conventional de-esser, you have to lower the compression threshold for more pronounced sibilant reduction, which has the side-effect of reducing the overall brightness in the vocal, rendering it dull. But a good de-esser should cut sibilants without affecting the tonal qualities of the sound. The E²Deesser allows you to reduce the sibilant gain while keeping the voiced parts intact, ensuring that the vocal’s brightness remains untouched.

The E²Deesser can also be used creatively, not just on vocals. You can use it on bass, drums, loops, a solo instrument, or even over an entire mix. You can use it as a dynamic EQ, as a mastering high frequency limiter or as an exciter. Its patented structure allows an endless amount of creative applications and setup possibilities. For example, a slap bass track may need a low pass on pulled string notes and a slight presence boost on thumb notes, while a particular mix might benefit from some softening in the higher frequencies, without modifying the overall spectral balance. Or you can set up two identical tracks with the E²Deesser on each, with the same settings, and process the sibilant and the voiced parts completely independently. You just have to activate the ‘Listen’ switches for the sibilant and voiced section for each track. Then apply different amounts of equalization to each part, send the sibilants to a different reverb aux bus, and apply different effects to the sibilant and voiced parts.

Eiosis’ E²Deesser for Mac and Windows will be available in sometime in November, no pricing has been announced. More information on Eiosis E²Deesser.

Author: FutureMusic

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