ERA De-Esser User Manual
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ERA De-Esser User Manual
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ERA De-Esser is part of ERA Bundle Standard and ERA Bundle Pro
Thank you for choosing accusonus ERA De-Esser. In order to better understand the main concepts and operation of ERA De-Esser, please take the time to read this user manual.
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ERA De-Esser is an one-knob audio effect plug-in that offers precision-grade de-essing and automatic audio repair functionality without compromising audio quality. Based on the multi-patented accusonus algorithms, ERA De-Esser simply works and allows for efficient sibilance removal from audio recordings.
Figure 1: Accusonus ERA De-Esser
- Single knob operation
- Simple and streamlined user interface
- Automatic sibilance reduction
- Precision-grade audio repair functionality
- Uncompromised sound quality
- Minimal CPU usage
- Low latency
- Resizable UI
You can find the latest ERA De-Esser installer in your accusonus "My Account" page, in the “Downloads” section (https://accusonus.com/dashboard ). For more information about installation and activation see the Activation Manual, which you can find along with the installer.
Your computer must have:
- a modern architecture CPU.
- a minimum of 2GB RAM memory.
- at least 50MB free space on your hard disk.
- a minimum screen resolution of 800x600 pixels.
ERA De-Esser is available as a mono or stereo audio effect plug-in in the following formats:
- AU (32/64-bit)
- VST (32/64-bit)
- AAX Native (64-bit) for macOS 10.9 or later
- VST (32/64-bit)
- AAX Native (64-bit) for Windows 7 (with SP1) or later
ERA De-Esser supports the following sample rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz.
ERA De-Esser is fully tested in the following DAWs and NLEs:
- Adobe Audition CC 2018
- Adobe Premiere CC 2018
- Apple Logic Pro 10.4
- Audacity 2.2.2
- Avid Pro Tools 12.8
- Final Cut Pro 10.4
- Presonus Studio One 3 Pro
Warning: ERA De-Esser is designed to be used as an audio effect plug-in inside Digital Audio Workstations or Non-Linear Editing systems. Only the plug-in formats listed above are supported. ERA De-Esser does not operate as a stand-alone application .
Warning: There are just too many combinations of DAWs and plug-in formats out there, so there's always something we might have not tested. If you don't see your DAW above, you can always download the free, fully-functional 14-day trial and see if ERA De-Esser is supported for yourself. If you encounter any problems, let us know at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org .
Figure 2: ERA De-Esser - Processing Knob
Figure 3: ERA De-Esser - Processing Modes
Under the processing knob, there is a 3-position toggle button you can use to select between 3 modes. Each mode ``focuses'' the sibilance reduction on a specific part of the signal's frequency spectrum. The 3 options are:
Tip: Using the different modes allows you to focus the plug-ins detection and processing to the problematic regions.
Tip: When you have found a setting that works for you, you can use the Intense button to get some extra processing.
Example: We are all familiar with the harsh ``ess'' sounds singers or speakers can produce during voice recordings. These sounds are concentrated in the higher frequencies, but the range could differ depending on the source. For this reason, you can use the appropriate mode to tell ERA De-Esser to focus only on the problematic frequency region. Broad mode will apply processing on a wider frequency range, opposed to Narrow mode, where processing will be applied on a narrower part of the spectrum.
Figure 4: ERA De-Esser - Processing Indicator
On the right top of the plug-in window, there is a processing indicator. It is actually a visual cue to ERA De-Esser and will help you understand when and how much process is happening. The number of active leds depends on the: a) amount of processing and b) input level.
Figure 5: ERA De-Esser - Output Gain
Tip: You can double-click on a control to reset it to its default value.
Figure 6: ERA De-Esser - A/B switch
Figure 7: ERA De-Esser - ON/OFF switch
Tip: We suggest to use the ON/OFF switch (instead of the DAW's bypass control for the plug-in). This will keep your audio in sync with the rest of your tracks in your DAW session.
ERA De-Esser offers the option to resize the plug-in window. This can be especially helpful if you have large or high-resolution screens or you just want to focus on a specific task. Click the zoom icon at the top right corner and choose between three settings.
Figure 8: ERA De-Esser - Window Resize