Based on the iLive De-Esser, it emulates the classic Auto-Treshold circuit commonly found on high end hardware units. This produces a constant sibilance reduction regardless of signal level, resulting in a more natural De-Essing process. In comparison, threshold based De-Essing produces inconsistent reduction activity which can result in unnatural vocals.
De-Esser features an adjustable frequency point and a Listen button to allow monitoring of the sibilant region. The response of the De-Esser and the amount of reduction applied are adjustable to suit vocal programme.
The two channels are independent but their controls can be linked thanks to a latch switch.