Waves Renaissance DeEsser
Waves Renaissance DeEsser

Renaissance DeEsser, Software de-esser from Waves in the Renaissance series.

  • Increase or decrease font size
  • Print
  • RSS

All user reviews for the Waves Renaissance DeEsser

  • Like
  • Tweet
  • Submit
Not satisfied with those reviews?
Buy at Sweetwater

Hatsubai's review"Solid DeEsser"

Waves Renaissance DeEsser
DeEssers can be life savers in mixes, especially when it's something regarding spoken words. I've used plenty of DeEssers throughout the years, and this has always been one of my main choices. For those who don't know, a DeEsser elimites that shh and ess sound that can occur. They can really make a mic go haywire, and it can totally destroy a mix. I notice this most of all in radio and spoken word lines since most of the vocals I record are death metal vocals. The plugin is laid out very nicely, and anybody can easily use this without having ever read the manual. It contains two slides for range and threshold, a frequency text box, type adjuster, mode and the ability to select between audio or side chain.


Waves rules when it comes to things like performance and stability. I've never had a crash while using this plugin, and that goes for all of the Waves plugins I've used. They all seem super rock stable, and in something as mission critical as a recording environment, that's a huge plus. The plugin works on both Windows and OS X, so nearly anybody can use it without a hassle. The plugin itself doesn't take up much RAM or processing power which is another plus. There is one issue I have with it, but it's a somewhat minor complaint. The plugin itself is a 32 bit plugin inside of OS X. For my DAW, Logic Pro, to fully utilize this, it needs to run a special bridge application. Performance is still the same, but it's just a pain with the way Logic implements that bridge application because the plugin doesn't remain visible in the background. I've been using the Mercury bundle for the past six or so months, and it's been a wonderful experience.


This has been my go-to DeEsser for quite awhile. It's easy to use, you can get solid results from it and it doesn't take up too much processing power. I don't use this too often given that I'm a death metal guitarist, but for the spoken word stuff, it has really saved me quite a few times. If you get a chance, I recommend checking it out. It should be able to serve anybody who deals with vocals.

moosers's review

Waves Renaissance DeEsser
The process of installing the Waves Ltd. Renaissance Deesser wasn't hard at all as it only took a matter of minutes.  Just follow the basic steps that are usually seen when installing any type of plug-in, as this plug-in is no different.  I didn't have any problems at all relating to compatibility or otherwise and was able to learn how to use the plug-in rather quickly as well.  The make up of the plug-in is easy to follow as it simply has parameters for frequency, type, mode, range, and threshold.  The interface is user friendly as is the case with the entire line of Waves Renaissance plug-ins and I don't think a manual is necessary because of this.


I've never had any problems with the performance of the Waves Ltd. Renaissance Deesser plug-in.  It isn't a plug-in that will take up much processing power at all and for this reason as long as you have a decent system to run it on, I don't think you'll have any problems.  I currently have the plug-in running on a Mac Book Pro that has a 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4 GB of RAM.  I run the plug-in in Pro Tools LE 7.4 that runs with a Digi 002R audio interface and it runs the plug-in quite well overall.  I've never had any lag or latency of any sort with this plug-in and don't expect that I will in the future.


The Waves Ltd. Renaissance Deesser is overall a great sounding deesser plug-in.  I've used a number of these types of plug-ins in my day and this is up there with the best of them.  I got the plug-in in the Renaissance bundle, so I'm not sure if and how much they charge for the plug-in on its own, but I would say it is worth it either way.  The Renaissance plug-ins are a great collection, so if you are looking for a number of high quality plug-ins at a great price, definitely check out this bundle as you'll be getting this great deesser in addition.