Yeah de-essing is one thing that I haven't found to be very successful with Soothe - which is weird, because it's specifically marketed as a de-esser among other things. But I get much better sibilance taming results from other plugins (e.g. Waves Sibilance, and their DPR 402 compressor goes great too). And if Selig ever releases a VST version of his de-esser I will buy three of them coz it's the bestguitfnky wrote: ↑22 Jul 2021you’re totally right that it’s not really necessary for what I’m working on. I don’t doubt that it’s a good plugin—I just trialed it because I kept seeing people gushing over how well it de-esses, and I wanted to love it for that reason. it did a good job of taking some harshness away from some stuff, but not really anything I couldn’t get done with a standard EQ in that arena either.plaamook wrote: ↑22 Jul 2021Soothe isn't really what I think of as a sibilance tool. I guess it'll de-ess, but I never need it like that.
It's real trick is dynamic resonance taming. For me that mean's reverbed drone-scapes and hard filtering. The kind of stuff you'd be going mad chasing and automating with a standard EQ. It excels at that like nothing i've seen. And it's as transparent as you want it to be really. Soothe2 even more so.
It's possible you don't need it for what you're working with but it does it's job very well in other areas.
But for lower frequency issues, Soothe is in a class of its own (by which I mean Soothe2, which covers the full freq range)