Friday, December 23, 2011

Other Uses for a De-Esser


Was a bit intrigued seeing a producer run a de-esser on some guitar tracks. After all its name does leave one to assume it is meant to be used on vocals. So, sure that is its primary purpose, but it seems there are loads of other ways to get some use out of such a tool. Instead of de-esser it may just be better to think of it as a 'tamer.' And if there are harsh frequencies u want to control it could be just the trick. It can be especially useful to lessen harsh distorted guitar frequencies in the 3.5-5k range allowing u to get more volume without irritating the ears. Have read of others also claiming to have had success using it on other occasionally harsh sources like cymbals, hi-hats, and percussion, fret squeaks, etc.