Just a link today, kids. You sibilant VO folk will appreciate the heck out of this. If you didn’t know what to do with a de-esser before, you darn well should know how you run one after watching. Just don’t go nuts cutting your esses, or you lose the nice air sound from the top end.
Needless to say, don’t use something unless you understand it, or your audio will suffer.
And as a pre-emptive strike against nay-sayers and snark-a-holics, I do indeed understand that singing and spoken-word de-essing are different animals entirely, but I also know that grasping the principles of de-sucking your audio makes your free custom demos suck much less. So there, miss or mister point-out-how-everything-is-flawed.
No hyphens were harmed during the writing or posting of this blog entry. Fnord.