De-essing For The 21st Century - Experts Show The Power Of Warp Mode In Revoice 4
The team at Production Expert have made a short video 'Easy Editing of Sibilance Using The Powerful Warp Tool In Revoice Pro 4' demonstrating just how powerful the de-esser compabilties are in Revoice Pro 4.
De-essing is an audio process which is used to reduce the sound of sibilant consonants, for example, 's', 'ch' or 'sh', which can sometimes occur when recording the human voice. There are several reasons why it occurs which can include the excessive use of compression and EQ during the recording or poor microphone selection.
Before dedicated de-esser hardware units were invented, audio engineers would use side-chain filtering on compressors to only compress frequencies around the 2-10kHz range. This technique proved a useful way of handling the issue, but it was, of course, limited to being all or nothing. In modern DAWs more powerful de-esser plugins are available, but in most cases, they still use the filtered compression principle. More recently dynamic EQ plugins have given engineers another way to de-ess vocals, and as a last resort some engineers try and use automation to fix the problem.
"rather than using the traditional sidechain compression or dynamic EQs which are pretty blunt tools we can go in and graphically edit them here easily."
The team at Synchro Arts has invented a new way to offer forensic treatment of problem sibilant audio, and as you can see from this video, it's as simple as selecting the audio and reducing the level of the consonant.
Using Warp Mode, music production expert Eli Krantzberg shows how easy it is to de-ess a troublesome vocal recording in seconds and in ways not previously possible using conventional de-essing plug-ins.
Describing the difference between conventional audio tools and Revoice Pro 4's Warp tools he says "rather than using the traditional sidechain compression or dynamic EQs which are pretty blunt tools we can go in and graphically edit them here easily."
As they say, a picture, or in this case a video, is worth a thousand words, so check out the short video and see why the de-esser tool in Revoice Pro 4 is a de-esser for the 21st century.