New Gear Review: The Sonnox SuprEsser DS

Sonnox_SuprEsser_DSThe Sonnox SuprEsser DS is a specialized version of the Sonnox SuprEsser Dynamic EQ plug-in that focuses on frequencies above 1kHz. It achieves highly effective de-essing with less than 2MS of latency at 48kHz sample rates making it the perfect de-esser plug-in for Avid's S3L live console and/or live recording into any Pro Tools 11 HDX rig.

I like the SuprEsser DS's “simple mode” for quick fixes, but you can go to advanced mode for increased functionality and fine-tuning if required. There are three listen modes to easily see and hear exactly what and where the problem frequencies are. This allows you to then go about sup- pressing or removing them.

The GUI is the familiar and intuitive FFT display and you have complete control using Automatic Level Tracking, Linear Phase Filtering and a Wet/Dry blend control.


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs, and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazinebarryrudolph.com