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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    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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    Setting up a Sidechain in Vulf in Ableton
    YouTube Preview Setting up an external sidechain in Vulf Compressor in Ableton, a video tutorial. July 31, 2018 Read more...
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    Version 3.3
    Now available: all our plugins — faster, and in three more languages. July 11, 2018

    All of us at Goodhertz are happy to announce the release of version 3.3! We’ve been hard at work improving the existing plugins AND getting ready for some new plugins soon.

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    Interview with Tiago Frúgoli
    Chatting with beatmaker & educator Tiago Frúgoli about translating the Goodhertz plugins into Brazilian Portuguese. June 12, 2018

    Tiago Frúgoli is a beatmaker living in São Paulo, Brazil, and an expert user of Goodhertz plugins. Not too long ago we asked him to translate our plugins into Brazilian Portuguese, and we’ll be releasing those translations in our next big release (version 3.3), along with some new Vulf Compressor presets of Tiago’s own creation, as discussed here. Recently I chatted with Tiago online, to find out a little about his history with language, and about the Portuguese translations. Thanks for chatting, Tiago!

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