In this free tutorial, brought to you with the support of Waves, Deputy Editor Dan Cooper shows you how to tame sibilant harsh sounding cymbals in a stereo overhead recording using the Waves DeEsser plug-in. Watch to learn how to use the Waves DeEsser controls and to hear how to hone in on harsh cymbal frequencies in a mix. EQ can be used as an alternative for attenuating sibilant sounding cymbals, however, EQ can change the overall timbre of the overheads too much. DeEssing is a better and more transparent way of deHarshing sibilance in cymbals.
Visit the Waves website for more information about the Waves DeEsser plug-in.