Clarity Anti-Ess is essentially a Channel EQ that has independent amounts of boost for the main signal and the sibilant signal. so if you need to boost the vocal by 8 db at 4khz, without the sibilance poking icepicks through your eardrums, you can do that with the Clarity Anti-Ess combinator.
here's a quick walkthrough showing how it works:
of course this doesn't negate the need for de-essing in all cases--if your vocal is excessively sibilant to begin with, you'll still want to de-ess. Clarity Anti-Ess is really just meant to prevent you from creating a problem that's not already there, or from making it worse, if it is. you'll have better results even with a de-esser if you're not making the sibilance worse in the first place.
Clarity Anti-Ess requires two third-party Rack Extensions:
- Selig De-Esser (this one is paid, but well worth it)
- DLD Technology CV Meter (free)
here's the combi:
Selig De-Esser can be purchased here: https://www.reasonstudios.com/shop/rack ... g-deesser/
DLD Technology CV Meter can be obtained here: https://www.reasonstudios.com/shop/rack ... /cv-meter/