I know this thread's title sounds like a hispanic gang calling. Basically, my main problem is and always has been the fucking "Ss" in vocals (not shouting, not guttural, but singing), be it female, be it male, whatever mic and pre-amp I use, I get the same result. So I know this is the user's fault, mine, and it's really really frustrating, the last record I just wrapped needed around 3 instances of fucking dessing on each track, there was NO boosting on the vocals, only cutting, so it went to mastering, and here we go, those FUCKING "SSs", it doesn't MATTER what I do, they WILL come through, no matter how I cut it, no matter how much dessing, be it wide or narrow frequency wise, how much is reduced, it will sneak up on me! Basically, with all this rambling about my inability to control this, what exactly do you guys do? What dessers do you use? Where in the chain? How? How the fuck do you control the fucking Ss?