So for those who don't buy a new mammoth mac you get a redesigned de esser and the ability to drag multiple loops? Meh
10.4.4 will suffice!
I actually consider the updated DeEsser2 one of the major improvements ever to Logic.
Not for me directly, but I'll benefit when I receive better vocal mixes.
Excessive sibilance is a ubiquitous problem and many people rely on stock plug-ins. Some have no clue how to dial in a de-esser, and getting a forced narrow band de-esser (like the old one) to work well without lisping artifacts is an uphill battle.
Logic's de-esser FINALLY got a shelving filter option and a GR cap, it'll do wonders for vocals everywhere.
I imagine something like the classic Waves Renaissance De-Esser default settings (more or less) should do the trick.
Freq = 5500 Hz
Max reduction = 6 dB
Mode = Absolute
Range = Split
Filter = Shelf
Set threshold based on chorus or loudest part. Make sure only sibilants or similar trigger, no sustained notes/air must trigger it. Off you go.
I'll have to play around with the Relative mode, but I imagine it's hit & miss like most automatic features.