Techivation T-De-Esser Pro User Interface

T-De-Esser Pro



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T-De-Esser Pro isn’t only a tool for fixing audio; it’s also a creative tool for improving sound quality and giving your music a distinctive personality. It’s an enhanced version of the free T-De-Esser, and T-De-Esser Plus, which includes tools to assist you in making your sound not just good but perfect!
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Designed for professionals

The T-De-Esser Pro has all the advanced industry-standard features you need for a professional sound. It uses cutting-edge technology to help you make significant sound quality improvements.

Less is more, so to avoid getting caught in the trap of making infinite, minuscule tweaks, we made sure only to have the essential options available for you on the GUI. The options available are put together in a way to quickly give you a pleasant sound with just a few tweaks.

Common usage

  • Create and add a unique character for your sounds
  • Make your vocal tracks sound bright without any harshness
  • Glue your backing vocals together in a mix 
  • Create more depth in your mix by controlling the top end of your tracks
  • Prepare a more balanced mix for the audio mastering process by smoothing the high frequency sounds
  • Control loud sibilant consonants, i.e., “s”, “z”, “ch”, “j”, soft “c”, and “sh”, in voice recordings or instrument tracking
  • Make your reverbs blend in more nicely in the context of your mix
  • Warm up your drum tracks without sacrificing the overall punch
  • Clear muddiness, boominess, and proximity effects
T-De-Esser Pro In Sonic Vista Studio


  • Side Chain Frequency Modes


Side Chain Frequency Modes
 include four specific side-chained frequency bands to detect harsh sounds.

  • CPU Optimized

    Well optimized for low CPU usage on both Windows and macOS.

  • Oversampling

    Oversampling in T-De-Esser Pro helps you decrease aliasing by executing the internal process at a higher sample rate than the host, up to 16 times higher. (In other words, it will improve the quality of your audio.)

  • GUI Scale

 up/down the GUI from 80% to 150% according to your preferences.

  • Undo/Redo

    Undo and redo options are built inside the plugin, You no longer need to worry about losing setting values.

  • Mid/side Mode

    T-De-Esser Pro's Mid/side option lets you process a stereo track's center and side signals individually.

  • Stereo Link

    This option balances the depth of processing between the left and right or mid and side channels, as determined by the stereo Mode toggle.

  • A/B Switch

    Compare different options fast and easy to see which might work best.

  • Audition

    This feature allows you to quickly listen to the De-Esser filter's frequency range or just the effect of the De-Esser on your signal.

  • Lookahead

    The Lookahead function allows the de-esser to “see” the input signal before it is processed, allowing it to handle transitory information better and make the attack smoother.

  • Mix

    The "Mix" option regulates the mix of the two input and output signals, making it ideal for parallel processing.

  • Attack/Release Control

    The attack setting controls how long it takes for the de-esser to engage, while the release setting controls how long it takes to let go.

  • Custom Frequency Range

    This feature allows you to choose your custom frequency range in high frequencies for a more accurate result.

  • Saturation

    The saturation feature in T-De-Esser Pro adds a unique color and texture to the sound, helping the de-esser in some cases to make a smoother sound.

  • Saturation Filter

    This option allows you to add saturation only to the specific selected high-frequency range.

  • Hi-cut

    It's a very gentle filter that may fade away some of the harsh frequencies, resulting in a more pleasing sound when used in conjunction with the de-esser.

Available as

Windows 7 and up as 32 / 64-bit VST and VST3, and 64-bit AAX (PT11 and up).

Mac OS X 10.11 (OS X El Capitan) and up as 64bit VST, VST3, and AU, and 64-bit AAX, Intel, and Native M1

14-Day Free Trial​

Create a Techivation account, receive the installers and your password, sign in and activate the Free Trial. Your T-De-Esser Plus will be upgraded to T-De-Esser Pro for 14 days for free!

Fast, and powerful

T-De-Esser Pro follows up with the minimal and easy-to-use interface of T-De-Esser, yet it is much more powerful. De-Essers are usually built as audio repairing tools, but that is just one of the several options that T-De-Esser Pro gives you.

More Unique

Whether you want your snare drum to sound more unique with a special character, or your guitars to have more depth in the mix, or the back vocals to sound bigger, etc. T-De-Esser Pro has got your back.

The main purpose of every mix is not just to have the sounds repaired and polished, but to create an artistic, musical, and unique sound to connect with the listener’s feeling. In T-De-Esser Pro you repair and fix the harsh sounds while creating a unique feel out of them.


More Precise

Why not add some special character to the frequency range that you’re focusing on for de-essing? Or making that kick sound more audible on smaller speakers? You got it.

It is not usual to find “Attack” and “Release” controls in a De-Esser, but you have it T-De-Esser Pro. Why? Just try and see how necessary these controls can be in a mix. It gives you more room for being more creative. Imaging you want to de-ess your hi-hats and you want them to sound punchy, while controlled. Then, go with a slower attack and a slower release, and adjust to find that perfect spot.

More Versatile

The versatility of T-De-Esser Pro can help you avoid using too many plugins on your DAW channels. As an example, you don’t need to insert an EQ in the chain when you need a hi-cut filter applied to a track, as you can use the built-in one in T-De-Esser Pro, as well as warming up your audio with saturation and a bit of clipping. This will save you a lot of CPU power and time. 

More Dynamic

Although T-De-Esser Pro isn’t designed as an audio mastering tool, it helps your mixes sound louder and cleaner after the mastering process. It can help you get the harsh transients in your mix warmed up without sacrificing the overall punch and keep your sounds in good balance. A smooth and clean mix gives your mastering engineer more control over things like loudness, or punchiness. 

In Action

Turning the processing knob starts the smoothing operation, and you can set how intense you want to go according to your taste using the “Intensity” and “Sharpness” knobs. T-De-Esser Pro’s custom-frequency feature allows you to set your frequency range from 1kHz to 20kHz. The more attention you pay to the details in a mix, the more it will stand out from others, and that’s exactly why we created the custom frequency range section. 

The magical Lookahead button in the T-De-Esser Pro makes it operate smooth as butter, so you can be more precise with a faster “Attack” setting while keeping the audio clean with no distortion. Use the powerful oversampling (up to 16X) in T-De-Esser Pro and avoid aliasing artifacts from heavy processing.

Plugin Activation

You can activate your paid Techivation plugins by signing in to your account inside the plugin using your Techivation account’s email and password.

Comparison table

T-De-Esser Plus
T-De-Esser Pro
Natural Sound
Scalable GUI
Oversampling up to X16
Wet/Dry Mix
Attack/Release Control
Custom Frequency Range
Mid/side Mode
Stereo Link
High-cut Filter
Saturation Filter

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De-essing is the process of lowering harshness and sibilances of high frequencies of a sound. A De-esser is typically designed for this task. However, de-essing can cause a lot of unwanted artefacts and lips in sounds unless you're using the T-De-Esser plug-ins. Specially the T-De-Esser Pro, as it is designed not only to remove the harshness and fix sound issues, but also to enhance the overall sound quality.

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The high frequencies of vocal sounds, particularly "s" and "sh," are referred to as sibilance. Sibilance exists in the frequency range of 5 to 10 kHz which may cause issues in recordings if it is over-emphasized.

A great solution to fix sibilance issues in your recordings is using the T-De-Esser Pro plugin.

The T-De-Esser Pro free trial allows you to use the audio plugin for 14 days for free, without any functionality limits.

There is no particular rule on this, however, it's normally preferred to have a de esser inserted before EQ and Compressor in the first spots of the chain.

Plugin Activation

You can activate your paid Techivation plugins by signing in to the plugin using your Techivation account’s email and password. As soon as your purchase is successful, you receive your account’s credentials via email.

You are allowed to have your Techivation plugins activated on two computers at a time.