Sonible’s latest addition to its line-up of intelligent plugins combines a multi-dimensional compression approach with a wide range of sound-shaping options in an exceptionally versatile go-to compressor.

Driven by complex algorithmic innovations in digital sound engineering, the straightforward and intuitive to use smart:comp 2 is made for producers who are going for a clean sound as well as adventurous sound designers – and everyone in between.

Smart:comp 2 is a unique compressor plugin that uses intelligent processing and automatic parametrization to deliver precise and transparent results without compromising the integrity of the input signal. With its wide range of new profiles, smart:comp 2’s trailblazing algorithms find well-balanced dynamics for single tracks, busses and even entire mixes. To add the right vibe to any signal, users can shape the compression character anywhere from a clean, transparent style to a dirty, punchy sound with a simple dial.

The compressor’s revolutionary spectral processing ensures a dynamic balance at all times with up to 2000 bands constantly working to enhance transparency and also drives smart:comp 2’s remarkable 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.

Sonible smartcomp 2 GUI

Shaping dynamics to achieve distinctive sounds has never been easier than with smart:comp 2. This AI-powered audio compressor 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. Even the temporal attack and release behavior of the compressor can be freely designed; offering users a sonic playground for unleashing their creativity.

Smart:comp 2 is packed with features, such as mid/side processing and input level riding, that make compression workflows hassle-free. To ensure that users are able to keep track of each parameter’s impact on the signal, smart:comp 2 is equipped with real-time monitoring elements, including: instant impact prediction, compression mapping and an RMS level histogram that visualizes the overall dynamics of a track.

With smart:comp 2 we went for versatility – we wanted to create a single compressor for a variety of users and their individual needs. We have developed a dynamic tool that is a joy to work with; combining uncompromised sound with fast results and creative possibilities” Peter Sciri, CTO and co-founder, sonible

smart:comp 2 features

  • Automatic compression parametrization with a single click.
  • Spectral processing for tonal and dynamic balance.
  • Frequency-dependent ducking to create space for the sidechain signal.
  • Free-form transfer function and templates for complex compression goals.
  • Color and Style dials to change the character of the compression results.
  • Automatic output gain, mid/side processing, input level riding, surround sound support…

Smart:comp 2 for Windows and Mac comes in VST/VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats. It is on sale for the intro price of 89 EUR (regular 129 EUR).

The offer is valid at the Sonbile store and from distributor Plugin Boutique until August 31st, 2022.