Best De-Esser VSTHello Composers! Mike here, with a quick guide on the Best De-Esser VST Plugins. =)

Recording good vocals in a studio (or your home studio), means having the vocalist fairly close to the microphone to get a good signal-to-noise ratio. This means you will inevitably get sibilance (harsh “S” sounds).

To solve this you need a good De-Esser effect plugin in your DAW. Essentially a de-esser is a specialized compressor that are focused on only reducing the harsh frequencies created by the “s” sounds.

But which De-Esser VST Plugins should you choose? Well, here is my complete list of recommendations for you (in no particular order):

Best De-Esser VST Plugins (Top 5)

  1. Nectar 3 (iZotope)
  2. Weiss Deess (Softube)
  3. Pro-DS (Fabfilter)
  4. Oxford SuprEsser (Sonnox)
  5. Sybil EVO (Antares)