Baby Audio has announced that its recent Smooth Operator intelligent signal balancer just got smoother.

Version 1.0.1 introduces a new HIGH-RES algorithm and fixes a bug causing “spectral harmonics” at intensive settings.

Smooth Operator’s new HIGH-RES algorithm fixes a behavior that caused “spectral harmonics” when processing low frequencies hard. It also offers a cleaner sound over-all, with more depth and definition.

HIGH-RES is the new standard algorithm in v1.0.1, but we’ve kept the original algorithm in there as well. Switch between HIGH-RES and CLASSIC modes by clicking the “M” icon in the preset bar.

An issue that caused Smooth Operator to occasionally analyze side-chain inputs inaccurately has been fixed. Additionally, the update brings a number of minor performance improvements as well as a new preset by mix engineer Damien Lewis (Rihanna, Beyoncé, Timbaland).

Smooth Operator is on sale at Baby Audio and distributor Plugin Boutique for $39 USD until July 31st, 2021 (regular $69 USD), and the update is free to current users of the plugin.

You can get an additional 10% discount off on Smooth Operator, or any other plugin at Baby Audio with coupon code REKKERD at the checkout.