sonible smart:comp 2
Posted on: Tuesday 30th of August 2022
The latest update to sonible’s line-up of intelligent plug-ins, smart:comp 2, combines a multi-dimensional compression approach with a wide range of sound-shaping options in a versatile compressor. “Taking just a few seconds to set, it learns audio and enhances the dynamics to within a few clicks of a final mix” we said about smart:comp 1, when we reviewed the plug-in in Resolution V18.3. The compressor’s spectral processing ensures a dynamic balance at all times, with up to 2000 bands constantly working to enhance transparency and also driving smart:comp 2’s unusual ducking abilities. Potential spectral clashes between the input and the sidechain signal are automatically corrected to give the sidechain signal exactly the space it needs.
This AI-powered €129 (currently available at an introductory offer of €89) compressor plug-in features a range of completely new controls giving users maximum creative freedom. Among them is a free-form transfer function for achieving sophisticated compression goals, such as selective boosting of signal levels or parallel-style compression. The temporal attack and release behaviour of the compressor can be freely designed, and ‘Color’ and ‘Style’ dials to change the character of the compression results.