About

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
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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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    Interview with TaeHo Park
    Chatting with Goodhertz business strategist TaeHo Park about translating audio software into Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. June 7, 2018

    Since 2015, TaeHo Park has been working at Goodhertz as a business strategist. He’s also responsible for translating all our plugins into Korean, Japanese, and — as of version 3.3 — Chinese, both simplified & traditional. To better know TaeHo, and to learn a little about what it’s like to translate audio software, I recently asked him a few questions over Slack. It was the morning in Los Angeles, but very late at night in Seoul. Thanks for chatting, TaeHo!

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    Presets da Era Dourada dos Samplers
    Recriando no Vulf Compressor a textura de samplers clássicos do hip-hop May 9, 2018

    Minhas sessões recentes de mixagem estão repletas de plugins da Goodhertz. Quando Rob me convidou para traduzir as interfaces da Goodhertz para o português, além de ter adorado a ideia, pensei em aproveitar a oportunidade para finalizar alguns presets que eu vinha desenvolvendo (a princípio para mim mesmo) e compartilhá-los com ele. É uma honra para mim vê-los incluídos oficialmente em um plugin que eu uso tanto.

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    Presets from the Golden Age of Samplers
    Recreating the flavor of classic hip-hop samplers in the Vulf Compressor May 9, 2018

    My sessions have been filled with Goodhertz plugins for a while now. When Rob invited me to work on translating the Goodhertz interfaces to Portuguese, not only did I love the idea, I thought I might also take the opportunity to finish up a couple of presets I was working on (initially for myself) and share those with him. It’s an honor to have them added as official presets on a plugin that I use so much.

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    Meet the Engineers of Goodhertz
    How did the engineers of Goodhertz become engineers, and what exactly do they do at Goodhertz? April 25, 2018

    Have you ever wondered who builds these plugins out of monospaced text? Goodhertz co-founder Rob Stenson recently found out; he interviewed all the engineers of Goodhertz including himself to learn more about their stories and their careers in engineering.

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    Interview with an Engineer: Devin Kerr
    A few questions for a Goodhertz engineer April 24, 2018

    Devin Kerr is the co-founder of Goodhertz, and now CEO. Day-to-day his work varies widely, but as the head of DSP Engineering at Goodhertz, he’s lead development of all Goodhertz plugins and DSP libraries. Recently, I sat down at the company Slack to ping a few questions to Devin about his work at Goodhertz, his career in engineering, and what music he’s currently listening to.

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