McDSP DE555 De-esser Native v6 Plug-in

De-esser Plug-in - Mac/PC AAX Native, AU, VST, VST3
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McDSP DE555 De-esser Native v6 Plug-in
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Next-generation De-esser!

NOTE: This product requires an iLok (not included) for authorization. Please call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer if you have questions.

Just when you thought de-essing was just de-essing, McDSP took it up a notch. With the DE555, you'll have a full-throttle de-essing solution, giving you a transparent tool to get precise results. The intelligent signal analysis in the DE555 lets you effectively de-ess no matter the signal level, with no manual input-threshold adjustment needed. That will save you time. You also have the ability to continuously adjust the ratio and release controls, so you can fine-tune the de-essing amount. Plus, there's a high-frequency only mode that lets you reduce the signal level of that pesky "ssssss" sound, and not the original dialog. A unique focus control further lets you deparate the "essing" from the dialog, and you can monitor the key filter's output. If you're in need of a powerful de-esser, don't look anywhere else. The McDSP DE555 has you covered!

McDSP DE555 Features at a Glance:
  • Advanced de-essing plug-in - Mac/PC AAX Native, AU, VST, VST3
  • Unique key filter focus and de-essing controls
  • Real-time metering and key filter response plot
  • High-frequency (HF) only option
  • Double-precision Processing
  • Low Latency
  • Mono and stereo versions
Take Precision-control of your Audio with the High-tech McDSP DE555 De-essing Plug-in!

Tech Specs

Software Type De-esser
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Bit Depth 32-bit (AAX Native), 64-bit (AAX Native, AU, VST, VST3)
iLok Required Yes, iLok2
Format AAX Native, AU, VST, VST3
Hardware Requirements - Mac 4GB RAM minimum
Hardware Requirements - PC 4GB RAM minimum
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.7.2 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later
Manufacturer Part Number M-PI-DEN-E

Customer Reviews

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Smoothest De-Esser youll ever not hear

The DE555 is one of the most flexible and transparent De-Essers you will ever use on a mix, I simply love it on anything that has harsh frequencies. Vocals, Guitars, OHs, Rooms, if there is a frequency that's to harsh Ill throw this bad boy on it first to see how far I can take it to get rid of that noise that is distracting from the song. Own it, love it, recommend it!
Music background: Mix Engineer

Amazing Transparency!

I bought this because I was having trouble getting the stock De Esser in Logic Pro X to sound as transparent as I'd like while still keep those sibilant sounds under control. I decided to download this because of the reviews and I am literally blown away! Just adding it to a track and adding just a stock preset did so much better than the DAW de esser. Then I was able to fine tweak from there. Highly recommended if you want to tame those "s" sounds in a very transparent way.
Music background: Songwriter / Producer


I've tried some de-essers, analogue and plugins and the DE555 has the best of both worlds to my ears. It sounds very natural and smooth after some simple tweaking and you have lots of control over the parameters and "curves". The new v6 artist presets actually surprised me with some great settings.
Music background: Sound Engineer, Record Producer

Doesn't get any better

I worked on an album project and was dealing with really bad vocal sibilance on all the lead vocals. I already own the waves bundle with the de-esser, but that just wasn't doing it for me. I then decided to demo all de-essers I could find on the market to see which of them would give me the best results. I will say the McDSP DE555 really stood out in terms of ease of use and effectiveness of presets. I then made the purchase...and it has been my go to since then. You cant go wrong with this
Music background: Producer, multi-instrumentalist

Works for me!!!

I had some difficult ess' to get rid of and this plugin did the trick... I was a little set back that I had to buy an iLok, but now I have one of those too!!
See also: Compression Software, McDSP, McDSP Plug-ins: Dynamics, McDSP Plug-ins: Equalizers, McDSP Plug-ins: Noise Reduction, McDSP Plug-ins: Utility