DRAWMER MX50 DE-ESSER The MX50 is a flexible, simple to set up dual De-Esser designed to fulfil the needs of our industry. Its classic application is to overcome the problems that can arise when sibilant sounds (S`s and T`s) are over emphasised by the human voice, with such other applications as `smoothing` a stereo mix, reducing string noise on acoustic guitars or breath noise on flutes, even refining cymbal and hi-hat sounds. Processing is achieved by adjusting just two control parameters, Frequency and De-Ess. The fully variable Frequency control operates from 800Hz to 8kHz encompassing the full sibilant range, including `hard` sounding harmonics and other side-effects which can be generated when treble frequencies are boosted or enhanced. This is followed by the variable De-Ess which acts as a `more` control giving up to 20dB of gain reduction at the selected frequency. The circuitry has a floating Threshold that adapts to the dynamics and level of the incoming material, eliminating the need for a manual Threshold control and creating more natural results. As sibilance rarely occurs above 10kHz, the air function feature adds back high frequency `gloss` in excess of 12kHz preserving upper harmonics and increasing the transparency of operation. The MX50 is very user friendly and LEDs provide effective visual representation of what goes on.
- 2-channel de-essing with independent or stereo operation
- 2 x function modes: Split Band and Full Band for program-appropriate processing
- 800Hz-8kHz frequency selection
- Up to 20dB of gain reduction at the selected frequency
- Air control preserves high-frequency detail