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The Sonnox Oxford SuprEsser plug-in features the functionality of multiple plug-ins in one! With a de-esser, compressor, and dynamic EQ, the Oxford SuprEsser gives different modes for both quick sonic fixes and more detailed fine-tuning of your tracks. You get three listen modes and a practical FET display to be able to find problem frequencies aurally plus visually. This plug-in is incredibly effective at pulling out only the frequencies that offend, and the addition of Automatic Level Tracking, Wet/Dry blend, aand linear phase filtering make the SuprEsser a must-have tool in your processing arsenal!
Sonnox Oxford SuprEsser De-esser/Dynamic EQ at a Glance:
- Totally simple to use
- A incredible combination in one plug-in
- Enhanced compressor
- Easy-to-get display
A awesome combination in one plug-in
The Oxford SuprEsser is both a totally highly-featured pro De-esser and a dynamic EQ. There is a brain-dead easy mode for quick fixes, but also an cutting-edge mode for increased functionality and fine-tuning. The combination of an easy-to-get FFT display and three listen modes enables the user to easily see and hear exactly where the problem frequencies are, allowing the rapid reduction or removal of the offending audio. Plus being able to trigger the full band compression, only the offending frequencies can be carefully carved out. Since the SuprEsser can operate at all frequencies, 'plosives' and other annoyances can also be removed effortlessly, making it more than a brain-dead easy De-Esser.
As a De-Eeser, the Oxford SuprEsser is designed for the treatment of sibilance and fricatives in vocals, and the treatment of unwanted whistles and 'spirant' artefacts associated with wind instruments. However, it can equally be applied to removing low-end 'plosives' and thuds from over-close vocal work, without affecting parts nearby in the frequency spectrum, keeping the low-end in tact. For the most natural sounding results, the SuprEsser de-esses only the frequency band you set - so you won't end up with an over-de-essed lisp-like voice with all the top end gone!
Detailed visual feedback is provided thanks to the highly simple graphical display, allowing quick identification of the frequencies that need treatment and where to set the threshold. The threshold level and peak hold levels of the user-definable band are shown on the graph, alongside the FFT display of the narrow band signal, which includes retention of the peak level and the frequency containing the most energy.
At the heart of the Oxford SuprEsser is an enhanced version of the compressor section of the Oxford Dynamics plug-in, which is renowned amongst pro users for delivering accurate and transparent control of peaks. Around this is made a pair of cross-over filters to make the compressor react only to the defined frequency band. These linear phase filters are modelled on the filters from the Oxford EQ, making the SuprEsser useful for accurate mastering work plus mixing work. Three listen modes allow the user to listen to the mix, the output of the band-pass filter ('Inside') or the output of the band-reject filter ('Outside').
Completely simple to use
Careful thought has been put into making the Oxford SuprEsser extremely simple and quick to use. Once the frequency band has been defined, simply lower the threshold fader until the gain reduction meter starts to kick in. The plug-in then automatically tracks the general signal level and the threshold follows accordingly so that it offers the same relative amount of gain reduction as the signal level rises or falls. This is perfect for vocals where, for example, a vocalist is louder in the chorus than the verse, but you want to apply the same relative amount of de-essing, and not over de-ess in the chorus. This Auto Level Tracking mode lets the SuprEsser do all the hard work. It can also be switched off for a fixed threshold. In its default mode of operation, the Oxford SuprEsser feeds the defined 'Band' signal to the compressor to affect only this narrow band signal. The result is that the compressor reacts only to specific frequency parts when they reach a specific threshold, and applies compression only to these specific frequency parts, leaving the rest of the spectrum untouched.
Sonnox Oxford SuprEsser De-esser/Dynamic EQ Features:
- Highly featured pro de-esser
- Linear phase dynamic EQ
- Transparently controls aggressive frequencies
- Automatic Level Tracking follows energy levels (no need to automate threshold)
- Large easy-to-get graphic display makes finding frequencies completely easy
- Full-spectrum operation (20Hz -20KHz)
- Three different "Listen" modes
- Totally really simple to use
- Cutting-edge Mode for ultimate control of the dynamic EQ
- Creative and corrective tool
- Presets give good starting points
- Platforms supported: Pro Tools LE (RTAS), M-Powered (RTAS), AU, VST
- Mac and Windows