De-esser before reverb

De-esser before reverb

#AudiotentTip 160. De-esser before reverb.

If there are a few subtle sibilant consonants (“z”, “s”, “sh”) in your vocal recording, you are likely to get away with it with little to no processing. However, once you applied a reverb, things might get out of control. I great technique to avoid sibilant frequencies from decaying too long it to use a de-esser. Insert a de-esser of your choice prior to the reverb on your aux channel. Apply as much processing as needed to get rid of all the sibilant frequencies. The reverb should now sound cleaner and more pleasant to the ears.

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