Remove excessive sibilance.

Get rid of the pesky esses, naturally.


Find the frequency, set the reduction, tweak the speed, done.

Quick and straightforward to operate, De-Esser also emulates classic auto-threshold circuitry, producing a consistent reduction of sibilants, regardless of signal level. This results in a more natural sound, so you can just set and forget.

This powerful add-on runs in the SQ's built in FX rack, giving you up to 8 independent FX units which can be inserted on any input or mix channel as required.

No need to carry or set up any extra equipment, just there when you need it.

Use it to:

- Reduce sibilance on vocal channels

- Tame harsh cymbal or instrument frequencies

- Deal with excessive fret noise

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