All of our plugins can be downloaded in the following 64-bit formats.
A single license for any given plugin entitles you to all formats; that is, formats need not be purchased separately.
You do not! Version 3 is a free upgrade for version 2 (and version 1) license-holders.
For Audio Unit plugins: This is most likely because the DAW is running in a 32-bit mode. If you launch the DAW in 64-bit mode, you should be able to see & hear our plugins. Some information on 64-bit operation in Logic 9 and Ableton Live.
If you’re already using a 64-bit version of Ableton Live and can’t see our plugins, make sure that “Use Audio Units” is turned “On” in
Preferences > File Folder > Plug-in Sources.
In rare circumstances, it may be necessary to clear your Audio Units cache in order to get newly-installed AU plugins to show up. This generally only happens if the cache has somehow been corrupted. Find out how to clear your cache here.
For AAX plugins: Most likely because you’re running an older version of Pro Tools that doesn’t support 64-bit plugins. Goodhertz plugins are compatible with Pro Tools 11 and above.
For VST plugins: Depending on the DAW, your host may be looking for the plugins in C:\Program Files\Vstplugins while the default goodhertz VST plugin install location is C:\Program Files\Steinberg\Vstplugins. This can be changed during installation in the “Set custom install locations” screen, or you can adjust the plugin scanning directories in your host’s preferences.
Unlike most established plugin companies, we did not start out in the days of 32-bit, and when we started building plugins in 2014, we wanted to build the best — and quickly. Because the world is headed toward more and more 64-bit support, and because adding 32-bit support hampers our ability to write plugins efficiently, we will only be supporting 64-bit in current and future versions of Goodhertz plugins.
OS X 10.9+ and Windows 7+
Our version 1 and 2 plugins (available at the bottom of the downloads page), are Mac-only and do work with Mac 10.7 and 10.8.
You get 15 days to trial each of the plugins. These trials start when you hit the “Start Free Trial” button in the plugin. You can run the trial on as many computers as you’d like.
Yes! — as long as you are the one using them. Goodhertz plugins can be authorized on as many computers as you like as long as they are not used simultaneously.
For studios or larger facilities that use plugins on multiple machines at the same time, please purchase the number of seats needed simultaneously.
Yes, we have an order form for purchasing plugins without a Goodhertz account. When you make a purchase at https://www.goodhertz.co/gifting/, you can buy plugins and plugin credits without an account. When you make a purchase, an email will be sent to you with a link that can be used to add the licenses to any Goodhertz account at a later time.
In Goodhertz plugins, an entire plugin’s settings can be copied and pasted as a URL like this one: https://goodhertz.co/tone-ctrl/settings?bg:2/tf:1000/tg:4.5/ts:84.
To copy a settings URL, right-click anywhere in a Goodhertz plugin and choose: “Copy all settings as URL to Clipboard.”
To paste, right-click anywhere and choose: “Paste all settings from Clipboard.”
We occasionally run sales (follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to be notified), but we don’t have any educational discounts. That said, we do have something better (& it’s for everyone, not just students). If you use a Goodhertz plugin trial and post a track on SoundCloud or Instagram or YouTube (like this), along with the Goodhertz plugin settings somewhere on the page (like this), let us know at email@example.com. If you do, we’ll send you a one-time 50%-off coupon (good for any combination of plugins, one-time per customer).
We don’t have bundles, but we do have bundle pricing for plugins purchased at the same time.
Buying three (3) plugins? — Save 15%
Buying four (4) plugins? — Save 20%
Buying five (5) or more? — Save 25%
This works for multiple seats of the same plugins, or single seats of different plugins. (Or a mixture thereof.)
This isn’t usually necessary, but if it is, here’s how you can clear your Audio Unit cache:
On Mac, just use our uninstaller app and select the version you wish to uninstall.
On Windows, go to “Apps & Features” then look for the Goodhertz installer/uninstaller. There you’ll be able to launch the Goodhertz installer/uninstaller, and you can select “Uninstall.”
This can occur when older, non-sidechaining versions of Vulf Compressor have been installed previously. Here’s how to fix it:
Macintosh HD/Users/<your username>/Library/Preferences/Avid/Pro Tools
It’s possible to use external sidechains in Ableton Live, but it works differently for 3rd party plugins than for native Ableton plugins. Here’s a short tutorial we made:
Or, if you prefer, here’s an official tutorial from Ableton about sidechaining with 3rd party plugins.
Yes, you can. Unfortunately, we had to start charging for license transfers because some users were abusing the system and taking advantage of unknowing buyers by, for example, trying to sell a plugin that was actually free. The license transfer fee is $10. If you would like to transfer a license, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org; please include the original purchase confirmation number, and the account email of your own account and the email of the account you’d like to transfer the license to.
Yes, you can! To do so, simply log into any Goodhertz plugin while internet is disabled and you will be prompted to create a “challenge” file that you can send us at email@example.com. In exchange, we’ll provide you with a ”response” file that you can drop onto your computer’s desktop and reload the plugin, or drag and drop onto a running instance of the plugin. (Please make sure that the file extension is .ghz3 and not .txt or else authorization will fail.)
If you’re having trouble unlocking your plugins, please make sure that you have a stable internet connection and double check that the DAW is not blocking access to the internet via a firewall. Alternatively, you can permanently unlock the plugins for offline use with challenge/response files. Find out how to authorize your plugins offline in the question right above this one.
At this time, we strongly encourage you to wait before updating your OS. We are still testing our plugins for potential issues with Catalina and expect that many other audio apps will not be fully compatible on launch.
If you’ve already updated and encounter a bug that you would like to report, please don’t hesitate to contact us.