I have only used de-essers on voxes but
last week I had a client playing solo flute (well it was a sort of ‘flute-like’ thingy)
and the next day while editing/preparing I found that if I applied a de-esser (instead of e.q.ing)
I could get rid of an annoying lil ‘whistle’ without altering the main sound.
Of course when she heard it she hated it and I had to remove the plug.
As she put it, “that ‘whistle’ is part of my sound”.
OK I get that! So no probs. All was well.
But this worked so well it got me to thinking about instead of e.q.ing
try de-essing saxes/harmonicas or raunch guits etc that
have that annoying hi-end buzzzzzzz in the sound.
I realize that a de-esser is really a sort of ‘dynamic eq’ and I’ll be trying this going forward
but just but wondering if any one here has experience with this technique
and asking: ‘am I just late to the party’ ?. —oops
Major TIA (thanks in advance)