Sybil - Variable Frequency De-Esser

Variable Frequency De-Esser. Everything you need to get control of vocal sibilance is right at your fingertips.

Our price  €69,00

Features & System requirements

Kicking out the Esses

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Tame excessive vocal sibilance (ess, tsss, ch, and sh sounds), with a flexible compressor and a variable-frequency high-pass filter to ensure optimum de-essing for any vocal performance.

Keep it in Character

Designed to deliver maximum control over sibilance without altering the other characteristics of a vocal.

Controlling With Compressor

The compressor​ section includes Threshold​, Ratio​, Attack​, and Release controls. And the High-Pass​ Frequency control lets you adjust which high frequency content will get compressed, to ensure that the sibilance is reduced while the rest of the voice remains pristine.

Key Features:

  • Flexible compressor
  • Variable-frequency High-Pass Filter
  • Threshold, Ratio, Attack, and Release controls
  • Reduce sibilance while leaving vocals pristine
  • Fast and easy-to-use


Why Sybil?

Thanks to its powerful high-pass frequency filter, Auto-Tune’s Sybil is the perfect tool to remove sibilance while leaving the rest of the audio file intact.

In addition, the fine-tuned controls of this compressor will give you unlimited editing flexibility, with a dynamic and intuitive interface that’ll target unwanted sounds exclusively.

What is a vocal sibilance de-esser plug-in?

A de-esser plug-in targets specific audio frequencies connected to sibilance in the human voice and mitigates their impact on the overall sound. Sibilant sounds come from pronouncing words with “s, f, x, and sh” in it.

A de-esser plug-in is a specific type of compressor that can identify and attenuate unwanted high-frequency noises in words while leaving the rest of the vocal harmonic characteristics untouched.

How does Auto-Tune’s Sybil work?

Sybil comes with a set of powerful controls that lets you manipulate the audio signal throughout its spectrum: ​Threshold​, ​Compression​, ​Attack​, and ​Release Time​. Furthermore, the ​High Pass​ Frequency​ control lets you isolate the unwanted sibilance before applying all the other effects, meaning the compressor won’t impact the other frequencies of your track.

First, locate an area in your track where the sibilance is evident and play it in a continuous loop as you adjust the settings of the de-esser plug-in. Regulate the ​High Pass Frequency​ and ​Threshold controls until you’re satisfied with the result. Meanwhile, keep an eye on the ​Gain Reduction Meter: if you’re doing things right, you should see a considerable gain reduction when reproducing the sibilance.

Next, adjust ​the Compression​ control to choose the level of gain reduction when the audio signal exceeds the threshold. Finally, regulate the Attack​ and ​Release Time to regulate how fast the effect will enter and leave the audio signal affected by sibilance.


System Requirements:

  • Mac
  • Pro Tools 2018.1 or later
  • macOS 11 and higher as required by your version of Pro Tools VST3
  • A compatible VST host program that supports VST3 format
  • macOS 11 and higher as required by your host

    Audio Units
  • A compatible host program that supports the AU format
  • macOS 11 and higher as required by your host

  • Windows
    AAX Native
  • Pro Tools 2018.1 or later
  • Windows 10 and 11
  • A compatible host program that supports the VST3 format
  • Windows 10 and 11


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