Tonal is the official blog of Goodhertz.co, the makers of Vulf Compressor (and many other excellent plugins).

Here on the blog you’ll find interviews with artists, articles about our research, tips and tricks for getting incredible sounds, and much more.

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Tonal is a website edited & designed in Los Angeles, California by the staff of Goodhertz, Inc.. Type is set in Messer, an in-development typeface by Inga Plönnigs. Miscellaneous emphases are set in Hobeaux and Covik Sans Mono, both by James Edmondson of OHno Type Co. Code is written in Javascript.


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    Mastering Chain for Beat Tapes
    A guest post from Tiago Frúgoli Sept. 2, 2021

    I never intended to be a mastering engineer, but over the years, between my own music, albums on Ukiyo Beat Tapes and projects from friends like SonoTWS, I found myself mastering several beat tapes. When I master my own music, I make all artistic decisions while mixing, so all I want in the mastering stage is to get the album to sound cohesive, regarding the tonal balance and volume. When mastering for other people, it’s important for me to understand if they expect me to bring some character to the music or not.

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    Tupe! (The Official Release)
    At long last, Tube + Tape = Tupe (officially) Aug. 17, 2021 Read more...
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    Holy Trinities: Aretha Franklin Rhythm Sections
    YouTube Preview The latest installment in the Holy Trinities series May 4, 2021

    Jack Stratton’s back at it, asking the question: what are the three best Aretha Franklin rhythm sections? Find out on YouTube.

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    Tupe Beta #2
    The second official beta for Tupe is now available! March 23, 2021

    Tupe Beta #2 is ready! If you’ve preordered Tupe, you should have automatically received an email with a link to download Tupe B2.

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    Announcing: Coldtype
    A new open-source library from Goodhertz Dec. 9, 2020

    Often when we post promotional videos on our Instagram or YouTube, commenters ask a simple question: how the heck did you make this video?

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