Hello 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)
- Nectar 3 (iZotope)
- Weiss Deess (Softube)
- Pro-DS (Fabfilter)
- Oxford SuprEsser (Sonnox)
- Sybil EVO (Antares)