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August 11, 2015

by Larry Jordan

logo-FCPXI have a love/hate relationship with the audio effects and filters in Final Cut Pro X. The filters themselves are amazingly powerful, which I love. But they can only be applied to individual clips, not “tracks,” which make them very cumbersome and slow to use.

This is why I rarely write about them – in concept, they are great. In practice, they are a mess.

However, recently Emory Schley wrote and asked if I could explain how to use the DeEsser effect in FCP X. As someone who has been accused of having somewhat sibilant “ss’es” I can appreciate why an editor would want to use this effect.

So, here’s how it works…

Here’s an audio clip with multiple “S” sounds in it