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.

Henry Goodhertz

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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    Kakao x Goodhertz
    Goodhertz DSP on Kakao Mini-C speaker May 28, 2019

    How do you get a portable desktop speaker to sound like a world-class sound system? That was the question posed to us by Kakao, a South Korean company (makers of KakaoTalk, Melon music, etc), when they approached Goodhertz around a year ago, hoping to improve the performance and quality of their latest innovation: the Mini-C smart speaker.

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    The True Story of Megaverb
    YouTube Preview The making of our latest video May 2, 2019 Read more...
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    Interview with Jennifer Hsu
    YouTube Preview Questions for Jennifer Hsu April 16, 2019 Read more...
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    Mix Notes #2 — Ginger Root
    YouTube Preview Ginger Root plays “Mahjong Room”; we mix the track with Goodhertz plugins. Dec. 6, 2018 Read more...
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    Incredibly good bad reverb — now available! Nov. 9, 2018

    Goodhertz is proud to present our first new plugin in over two years: Megaverb! What is Megaverb? It’s an incredibly good bad reverb, inspired, on the one hand, by early digital reverb units of the 1980s, and, on the other, by the classic gated reverb sound that producers loved for a brief shining moment in the second half of that decade.

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