MH Precision DeEsser
A Surgical Strike On Stubborn Sibilance
Precision DeEsser is a plug-in that allows you to manipulate your
tracks and remove excessive high frequency content. It combines the
high precision filter technology and dynamics processing of ChannelStrip
with the metering and analysis of SpectraFoo to allow you to zero in on
offending frequencies and correct them quickly and efficiently.
Precision DeEsser features comprehensive listening controls to allow
you to hear exactly what is (or isn't) being removed; you may
choose five different points in the processing chain to monitor.
As with all Metric Halo plug-ins, parameters are fully automatable
to give you full control of the processing during mixdown.
The Precision DeEsser is an essential tool for vocal tracks, but can
also be used for sound design and other audio processing.
Producer and Composer
Andy Price notes that
“Precision DeEsser is the only DeEsser that I’ll use now. It gives all of
my vocals a noticeably warmer output, which is something that I’ve never
considered or experienced with any other DeEsser. I sometimes even throw
it on the master bus together with ChannelStrip 3 to clear out anything edgy
or grating. ChannelStrip 3 comes first with an overall high-end boost, followed
by Precision DeEsser to give a crisp, but warm, sound to the overall mix.”
Mix Engineer Billy Decker says,
“I use Metric Halo’s Precision DeEsser plug-in to do the de-essing;
actually, I use two instances. One for traditional de-essing and the
second for what I call 'de-honking.' Using so much compression brings
a lot of junk to the surface, including the nasty nasal sound that
pretty much every voice has between 1.5kHz and 2kHz. By setting the
second Precision DeEsser to that frequency, everything smooths out
and sounds much nicer. I've used a lot of de-esser plug-ins, but I
find that Metric Halo’s version is noticeably smoother and more
transparent. Where other plug-ins can sound grainy and degrade the
signal, Precision DeEsser is colorless and pleasant.”
Try it today — You’ll love it!
Sale Price: $49
— Or purchase as part of the Production Bundle at a substantial discount.
- High precision linear-phase filter block with:
- Center, Bandwidth and Sharpness controls
- Ess-Compressor with:
- Threshold, Ratio, Attack and Release controls
- Comprehensive Listening Control
- SpectraFoo™ spectrum analysis, with selectable displays
- Scalable gain reduction meter
- Adjustable UI size
- MH Preset Manager - Provides cross-platform presets
Try It Free for 30 Days
We want you to hear how Metric Halo can bring your mixes to the next level
– that’s why we have a free, fully functional
30-day trial for MH Precision DeEsser included in the Production Bundle Trial.
Try all the plugins in the Production Bundle for yourself today!
Is MH Precision DeEsser for you?
- Rely on the best sound quality available with Metric Halo’s award-winning DSP.
- Tame those stubborn sibilant sounds.
- Manage high-end dynamics for overheads and guitars.
- Use the listen modes for special linear phase EQ effects.
- Get quick results with the many provided Metric Halo presets.
- Get inspired!
- Tune Precision DeEsser to your specific vocal character and never worry about sibilance again.
- Tame sibilance without affecting the timbre of your voice.
- Remove or isolate a specific frequency band.
- Precisely adjust dynamics in a specific band.
- Generate extremely steep linear-phase filtering.
- Mac OS X 10.6.8 or newer. Intel Processor. AU, VST, or AAX (Pro Tools 10, 11 & 12 DSP & Native) host. 32 & 64 bit.
- Windows 7 or newer. Intel Processor. VST or AAX (Pro Tools 10, 11 & 12 DSP & Native) host. 32 & 64 bit.
- iLok.com account.
- iLok dongle is optional — you may install the license on iLok for portability.
- Only one license required – works on all supported platforms.
MH Precision DeEsser User’s Guide