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Weiss Deess

Whether you’re trying to tame sibilance in a lead vocal, rein in a sharp-sounding hi-hat, or reduce harshness while mastering, a truly great de-esser is as elusive as it is essential. Enter the Weiss Deess, available as an individual plug-in or as part of the Weiss DS1-MK3 collection.

Most de-essers – even modern digital or plug-in units – lack versatility, user-friendliness, appropriate visualisation, or quite simply don’t work like you hope they will.

With a combination of the highly-prized sonics of the industry gold-standard Weiss DS1-MK3 – the go-to digital hardware de-essing unit used in top mastering studios the world over – and a totally modern and focused approach in design, Softube is psyched to announce the Weiss Deess Plug-in. Stop searching, start succeeding - this is the de-esser.

First of all, it has two completely independent bands. Most de-essers have one, but almost no sibilant has a single-frequency focus, especially when you’re dealing with complex material or mastering applications.

The plugin has the same golden sound as the original hardware, with an intuitive interface, making it the best deessing experience ever.

Daniel Weiss, Founder of Weiss Engineering

Secondly, it has a variety of filter shapes and excellent band-width control, allowing you to home in on precisely what you need to deal with, without collateral damage.

Thirdly, it has unparalleled visualizations. A large, colorful, and intuitive display shows FFT readouts as well as your filter shapes, so you can clearly see what effect you’re having on your signal.

After using the new Weiss DEESS plugin I'm impressed with how natural it sounds! Even when set to really extreme high freq reduction on full program material, it somehow doesn't appear to reduce the transient snap of a snare, or the splash of the cymbals, but still controls any overactive high freq dynamics!! DEESS is definitely my new 'go to' DeEsser when I need one!!

Warren Sokol, Mastering Engineer (Imagine Dragons, Paul McCartney, Lana Del Ray)

Fourthly, the faceplate GUI is uncluttered, focusing on giving great visual information, but a side-menu allows control over everything. And we mean everything; ratios, attack and release times, knee settings, make-up gain and more.

Fifth; a low-latency mode allows you to de-ess in tracking, saving the tedium in the mix of what can often feel like a non-creative editing task. Nothing beats getting it right on the way in.

The various parameters and an easy on the eye interface are the key elements in this plug in. Quickly it can work its magic without having to go in detailed menus.

Maor Appelbaum, Mastering Engineer (Faith No More, Yes, William Shatner, Walter Trout, Eric Gales, Rob Halford and Sepultura).

Lastly, and most importantly of all, the Weiss algorithms, code-ported from the gold-standard DS1-MK3 unit, provide the best sounding de-essing in the world. It does the job effectively and transparently, without hassle or artefact. Your work will sound better if you use this than it will if you don’t. It’s as simple as that.

In short

  • The best-sounding de-esser available, with code-ported algorithms from the industry standard DS1-MK3.
  • Two bands of de-essing. This is the only de-esser you’ll need.
  • Stunning and intuitive visualisations make this de-esser a breeze to use.
  • Clean tweak-and-go faceplate, with immensely detailed controls hidden in side-menu.
  • Ultra-professional tool, but without the daunting, complex look.
  • Low-latency mode allows you to de-ess while tracking a vocal.
  • All the versatility you need in terms of filter shapes, frequencies etc.

Weiss Deess Sound Examples

An assortment of sounds made with the Weiss Deess

Weiss Deess Sound ExamplesAn assortment of sounds made with the Weiss Deess
Weiss Deess Demo Video
Presenting the Weiss Deess plug-in

The plugin has the same golden sound as the original hardware, with an intuitive interface, making it the best deessing experience ever.

Daniel Weiss, Founder of Weiss Engineering

Click to show Warren Sokol

After using the new Weiss DEESS plugin I'm impressed with how natural it sounds! Even when set to really extreme high freq reduction on full program material, it somehow doesn't appear to reduce the transient snap of a snare, or the splash of the cymbals, but still controls any overactive high freq dynamics!! DEESS is definitely my new 'go to' DeEsser when I need one!!

Warren Sokol, Mastering Engineer (Imagine Dragons, Paul McCartney, Lana Del Ray)

Click to show Maor Appelbaum

The various parameters and an easy on the eye interface are the key elements in this plug in. Quickly it can work its magic without having to go in detailed menus.

Maor Appelbaum, Mastering Engineer (Faith No More, Yes, William Shatner, Walter Trout, Eric Gales, Rob Halford and Sepultura).

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