Empirical Labs DerrEsser Dynamic High Frequency Mixer

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Estimated delivery: 3rd - 5th October

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

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Estimated delivery: 3rd - 5th October

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

Once the product is delivered, you have 30 days to decide that you definitely want to keep it. If you decide it is not suitable for any reason, you can return it back to us for replacement or full refund, including standard delivery charges.

All Products are new unless stated, and include a minimum of 2 years warranty.

Some items are only eligible for money back guarantee if they are returned to us unused and sealed in the original packaging, and in the case of software, unregistered. These items include:

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  • Earplugs and Ear Protection
  • Mouthpieces, Reeds etc… for Woodwind and Brass instruments
  • Mouth / Lip Care Products

We are unable to accept returns of any custom made items designed to work together as a unique package, such as computer system built to a customer’s personal specifications. Exceptions may only be possible with prior agreement of the vendor, and may be subject to a cancellation fee.

  • 500-Series Dynamic High Frequency Mixer
  • Dynamic Section For Smoothing HF Frequencies
  • Versatile De-Esser For Minimising Sibilant Sounds
  • True Bypass Control For Comparisons
  • Four Filtering Modes Including HP/LP

Empirical Labs DerrEsser Dynamic High Frequency Mixer

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The Empirical Labs DerrEsser Dynamic High Frequency Mixer is a 500-series module for HF frequency mixing, comprised of four different modes. The DerrEsser is a multi-purpose dynamic filter, ideal for de-essing applications as well as reigning in high frequency content for more concise sound. It can be used for processing vocals and instruments alike, featuring powerful circuitry for optimised audio performance. The four modes are comprised of: DS Mode (de-esser) HF Limit, Highpass and Lowpass. These four sections give you the ultimate control to shape your high frequency content for improved audio fidelity.

Product Ref: 117951

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DS (De-Esser Mode)

The Empirical Labs DerrEsser is a 500-series module designed for high frequency mixing and de-essing applications. The DS mode is perfect for treating sibilants and over harsh transient spikes. This can be highly useful for vocals, resulting in a clearer and more concise sound. The result is improved clarity with an aggressive sound dependent on your settings. The threshold in DS mode isn’t dependent on level, instead it compares the high frequency content to the low frequency contact, providing a more balanced overall level. The unit utilises cutting-edge VCA technology designed for maximum stability for glitch, noise and distortion free performance. The corner frequency in this mode is adjustable with a high performance active crossover.

HF Limiter

The HF Limiter acts as a high frequency compressor. The HF Limiter mode works by measuring the high frequency content, and if its exceeds the threshold, gain reduction the occurs. The HF Limiter is level sensitive, responding much more to high frequencies for more aggressive sound shaping. It is ideal for high frequency smooth, acting as a soft-knee HF limiter that delivers a musical yet warm sound.

Highpass Mode

Highpass mode uses the ‘Listen’ function to process your audio. The advanced circuitry helps to deliver high-end sound reproduction, resulting in pristine audio fidelity. Once you have pushed the ‘Listen’ button in and the HP/LP switch out, you will hear the high frequencies which are controlled via the dynamic/compression circuits. The corner frequency is also adjustable via the Frequency knob.

Lowpass Mode

The Lowpass mode allows you to hear the low frequencies when not affected by the compression circuits or the VCA. The 12dB.octave filter features an adjustable corner frequency, which can be used to change the shape of your sound. With the Listen button and HP/LP button activated the Lowpass mode will be triggered, providing the low-end content with exceptional clarity.

Features

  • Possibly the highest performance analog De-esser in existence
  • HF Lim Mode, as well as standard De-Ess – High Frequency limiting with a tailored soft knee.
  • The Dynamic Section can be used for De-essing or smooth high frequency softening.
  • A “BAD!” Hard Clip Indicator light – This “Bad” Clip LED lets user know they are within 1dB of hard clipping. It monitors several sections within the DerrEsser for possible clipping.
  • Unity Gain in and out – 6dB of gain available
  • Foolproof operation - it's almost impossible to clip or get a bad sound
  • Industry standard API 500 Series Rack compatible
  • True bypass - Know what it's really doing
  • High reliability parts and military grade switches and relays
  • Three-year limited manufacturer warranty
  • Interface and features found nowhere else.

Specifications

  • Freq. Response: 3 Hz to 120 kHz (-3dB points)
  • Dynamic Range: 115 dB from maximum output (.5 THD soft clipping) to minimum output.
  • Noise Floor: typically 93dBu
  • Distortion Range: between .0035 and .01 depending on mode and settings
  • Inputs/Outputs: DC Coupled
  • Input Impedance: 20k Ohm
  • Output Impedance: < less than 51 ohms.
  • Attack Time: < 1mS. Release .04 sec, fixed internally.
  • Power Consumption: 8 Watts max. 4 Watts Typical
  • Shipping Weight: 1 lbs.