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Compressors Plugin by sonible

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smart:comp has an average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

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Reviewed By tomlad21 [read all by] on May 2nd, 2020
Version reviewed: 1.4 on Windows.
Last edited by tomlad21 on 2nd May 2020.

I purchased this along with Smart Eq 2 and have been very impressed. It isn't your standard compression plugin, as it contains a spectral compressor, that analyses 2k frequency bands and adds compression independently. The results are excellent and even better if used with the secret weapon.. Sidechaining. When hooked up it ducks only the frequencies that clash with the source, giving a better blend between the two sounds, without losing too much information... all in real time.

In conjunction with the Smart EQ2, I've heard a notable improvement in my mix down sand definitely worth the $120 total I paid for the pair in the sale.

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24 October 2020 at 3:45am

Smart Comp and Smart Eq are causing latency issues, so no tracking possible and mixing only more or less after having made some settings. The crudity of sonible's products is not making me buy anything. The concept is nice, but if you wanna reach the majority of home recording customers, that's how you can run a businnes with plugins (!), develop plugins that do not cause issues, there are many examples that do work.

27 October 2020 at 8:31am

Hey Najimad! The current versions of smart:EQ and smart:comp have a processing latency of approx. 100ms. Since our plug-ins are constantly analyzing the incoming signal (e.g. to compute the real time spectral compression in smart:comp), we need this latency to have a short "look ahead" and to keep the CPU load low. When mixing, this latency is automatically compensated by your DAW and shouldn't cause any problems. But yes, tracking is not (yet) possible with this latency - that's why we're working on approaches to bring the latency down.

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