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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    CanOpener 3.5 Update
    Updates to CanOpener Studio Sept. 26, 2019

    What’s new in CanOpener Studio v3.5? A lot! We’ve improved almost every aspect of CanOpener in this latest release — not only did we make everything sound better, we also made it all easier to use. The new crossfeed options are more transparent, and we’ve added our mastering-grade dither, HQ Mode, Loudness Compensation, and Safe Gain.

    TL;DR CanOpener has always been the best way to mix & master on headphones, and with the latest improvements, there are even fewer reasons that you absolutely need speakers to make a high-quality mix setup.

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    Version 3.5
    The latest version, featuring Dark Mode, CanOpener upgrades, and a new Sidechain Tilt in Vulf Compressor Sept. 25, 2019

    What has Goodhertz been working on lately? Improving our plugins!

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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...