Eiosis. The e2 was announced at winter NAMM 2016 and this is its debut review. James shows us around the GUI then using two vocal examples and a full drum kit session shows us how to get the best of the e2. Initially this is quite a simple plug-in but as James dives in you can hear that the user has a great deal over control over the way the plug-in shapes the sound.In this video James Ivey of Pro Tools Expert takes a look at the new e2 Deesser from
Your Ultimate De-essing Tool
The e2deesser is designed to be simple to use with its two main parameters, Sensitivity and Amount, and by adding great sounding, unique and innovative fine adjustments, by giving access to sound sculpting options.
If you only have 10 seconds, e2deesser has been designed so you simply use one of the presets and the Sensitivity and Amount knobs. Adjust the Sensitivity to detect more or less sibilants, and then set how much sibilance should be reduced with the Amount.
There is no detection frequency to fine tune, no option to chose from or no lookahead to adjust. The e2deesser has already been set with the best detection parameters with presets designed to suit any vocal track. The detection and controls are level-independent, so you don’t have to worry about re-adjusting your settings if your input level changes!
If you have another 10 seconds to adjust your de-essing sound, you can use the Sibilants Fine controls. They are designed to give you access to great sounding, easy-to-adjust and unprecedented sonic options. Auto dynamically adjusts the frequency response of the sibilants. The more Auto, the more it will remove steep frequency peaks and whistles that usually result in unpleasant sounding resonances. Smooth brings a gentle and natural saturation in order to remove peakiness, high amplitudes, sizzle and cracklings from the sibilants, without harshness.
For advanced users, the Equalizer allows adjustment of the sibilant and voiced sound. You can notch unpleasant resonances in the sibilants, add some Air on the voiced signal only, or gently boost high frequencies to balance mid range heavy sibilants. Using the Equalizer on the sibilants is like having wide-band, split band and band-pass processing capabilities, simultaneously, in an intuitive, easy-to-adjust, interface.
The e2deesser Equalizer is a dynamic equalizer, with a completely redesigned, very innovative, simple and intuitive parameter adjustment and curve interaction. It will switch from the voiced EQ to the sibilants EQ depending on the detection Sensitivity. The Amount of the main Section will adjust how much of the EQ is applied to the sibilants.
You can find out more about all the Eiosis plug-ins at Eiosis.com