From SPL comes a highly intelligent studio tool for removing unwanted sibilants from vocal recordings in realtime during performance, or from a pre-recorded track.

A New Approach To Phase Cancelling

Many modern ‘deessing' tools employ traditional compression techniques to eliminate sibilants, often resulting in a more nasal sound to the finished vocal.

Thanks to SPL’s unique phase cancelling technology, DeEsser instead removes sibilance while letting adjacent frequencies breathe by monitoring a narrower bandwidth. This retains the vocal’s original timbre and allows the more natural character to shine.

Auto-Threshold tracking

Catering for vocalists with less consistent vocal techniques can be challenging when tracking artists live. For this purpose SPL have implemented an auto-threshold feature which ensures consistent dynamic processing throughout the performance, even during varying input levels.

Inline with SPL’s revered standard, the DeEsser combines intuitive user friendliness with exemplary sonic performance and lends surgical sibilant intelligence to any mix.

Main Features

  • Removes unwanted sibilants with phase-cancelling technology
  • Leaving neighbouring frequencies untouched
  • User-friendly interface and operation
  • Impressive sonic performance
  • Auto-threshold function keeps processing consistent

Performance

Nominal Input Level:
+6 dB
Input Impedance:
=22 kOhm
Output Impedance:
< 600 Ohm
Max Input Level:
+24 dBu
Max Output Level:
+22.4 dBu
Minimum Load:
600 Ohm
Frequency Response:
20 Hz-50 kHz (50kHz= -3dB)
Common Mode Rejection:
> -80 dBu @1kHz
THD:
0.002% @ 1 kHz
SNR:
-93 dBu (CCIR 468-3), -98 dBu (A-weighted)

Power

Transformer:
Toroidal 15 VA
Fuses:
315 mA (230V) /630 mA (115V)
Lift:
GND switch
Voltage Switch:
115 V / 230V

Physical Properties

Dimensions:
482 x 44 x 237mm (WxHxD)
Weight:
3.4kg

Connectors

Input Socket:
2x XLR, 2x 1/4"
Output Socket:
2x XLR, 2x 1/4"
SSP (inc VAT) £ 549.00
Code SP-DEESSER
EAN 4260149320698