Update: I just finished the work on version 1.2, which I now offer as a free download below.
This version brings an all new “decent” GUI, kindly created by DeLaMancha (www.delamancha.co.uk), the de-normal and multicore-problems are (hopefully) fixed. Also a few other internal improvements are addressed in this release.
Tonmann DeEsser is a basic high frequency dynamic processor VST plugin, called a DeEsser
because it’s mainly designed to get rid of “stinging” sibilants that may occur on vocals after
compression or adding a high boost.
It may be used with any host software that can load and use VST2.4/32bit-compatible plugins,
tested by the author are Cakewalk Sonar (4, 7), Sony Sound Forge (9) and DirectiXer (2.5).
It should work in 64bit hosts using a “bitbridge”, but this is untested by the author.
User-feedback about compatibility (or not) with other host softwares is welcome and very
The plugin has been carefully designed to suppress any artificial or alienated sound that may arise
under awkward situations with some other (even some hardware) DeEssers.
• True independent stereo operation, but also runs in mono mode
• Wideband and lowpass reduction modes selectable
• Fully adjustable center frequency and bandwidth of the detection range
• Adjustable detection threshold to retain the “crisp” sound character of a vocal
• Look ahead feature for sibilants with short and sharp attacks
• Adjustable release time
• Wide-ranging adjustable attenuation for being able to use it before or after a compressor, just like you prefer
• “What you remove” listen mode, one actually hears what’s going to be suppressed
• Two level readouts for optical supervision
There’s a small tutorial on YouTube about vocal processing that features my deesser. 🙂