Caelum Audio has announced the release of a new compressor plugin that uses a program-dependent envelope influenced by old hardware, making the compression sound smooth and dynamic.

Smoov detects the actual amplitude of a signal, resulting in an extremely fast response to tame and control anything that is thrown at it. The effect features versatile ratios and sidechain control.

Is a chaotic track starting to get to you? Maybe you should make it a little more “Smoov”. Smoov is a soft, clean and transparent sounding program-dependent compressor. It takes inspiration from hardware compressors of the past with a focus on peak detection, meaning that it can quickly and effortlessly react to incoming signals and blend them in with the surrounding audio field. When a busy track needs taming, Smoov softly settles your tracks.

Smoov comes in VST3 and AU plugin formats for Windows and macOS, priced ££14.99 GBP at Caelum Audio and from distributor Plugin Boutique. The iOS/AUv3 version is $1.99 USD at the App Store.