You may not bother with the compressor anymore. It can be recommended for all music producers including beginners, because it has a clean and natural effects. In this article, I am going to explain the advantages and disadvantages of smart:comp and how to use it. Please read the details below;
1. What is Sonible “smart:comp”?
smart:comp is an AI Enhanced Spectral Compressor.
Analyze the input signal continuously over 2000 bands.
|Main Specifications||AI Enhanced Spectral Compressor|
There are six advantages when using Sonible “smart:comp“
- Even beginners can easily compress
- The effect is completed instantly
- Easy-to-understand GUI(Graphical User Interface)
- Low CPU load
- smart:comp can be clean and natural effects
- Useful parameters
(1)Even beginners can easily compress
AI can automatically apply the most difficult compress for beginners. There are 9 types of AI processing.
(2)The effect is completed instantly
The effect will be completed in just a few seconds and can deliver a good quality of accuracy. This is pretty short.
(3)Easy-to-understand GUI(Graphical User Interface)
There is Spectral Compression which shows the compression condition. This allows you to check the degree of compression that is difficult to judge with sound alone.
In addition, Spectral Compression can analyze more than 2000 bands and adjust the sensitivity.
(4)Low CPU load
There is no problem if you want to use it for all tracks.
(5)smart:comp can be clean and natural effects
It can be recommended for all music producers including beginners, because it has a clean and natural effects.
smart:comp can adjust the shape and focus. These things are very useful.
3. Disadvantages that you should know before using
AI has less processing options than iZotope “Neutron 3”
In the image below, you can see what Neutron 3 can offer. It has 26 different instrument types and 9 different processing options.
4. How to use
First, select 9 instrument types from the top. The 9 types are functions such as drums, kick, snare, bass, guitar, keys, vocal female and vocal male. Then play and press the blue record button. The mark on the right turns blue when processing AI. Even if it changes, it returns to AI processing if this button is pressed.
(2)Operate by yourself
You can adjust Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release, Hold, Shape, and Focus if you operate it by yourself. You can listen to the processed sound by pressing the headphone mark.
At the bottom right are Sidechain Ducking, Wet, In (input dB), Out (output dB) and auto (automatic gain adjustment).
Spectral Compression can analyze more than 2000 bands and adjust the sensitivity.
Adjust the adaptive bandwidth by dragging up or down.
*Spectral Compression can be operated after using the AI function.
About Sidechain Ducking
As for Sidechain Ducking, please refer to the video of Plugin Boutique because it is quite easier to understand.
smart:comp is very ideal for beginners to learn how to use compressor settings smoothly and to an easier way. smart:comp is also recommended for those who do not use AI. Using its features, you’ll be able to control the compressor parameters very effectively. One of the best thing that caught my interest is that it has a reasonable price. I hope this article is helpful for you.