Today we’re proud to announce a release that has been in the works for months: v2.0, an upgrade for our entire plugin suite. Not only does version 2.0 look and feel better, it’s lightning-fast under the hood — we’ve spent hundreds of hours of R&D to make v2.0 as quick and lightweight as possible. v2.0 is also packed with some great new features & improvements and a new, free mid/side plugin.

Upgrading & Compatibility

Because so much has changed in this update, v2.0 plugins will appear as “new” plugins, meaning they won’t replace any v1.0 plugins you might have installed. The 2.0 versions will simply install “alongside,” so you’ll have access to both v1.0 and v2.0 after installing.1 Don’t worry, though, version 2.0 is a free updatedownload it now!


Global Changes

Overall Improvements

Side-by-side Advanced pane. See all the controls at once!

Better automation in Pro Tools

DSP performance improvements throughout

Better, faster meters. All meters are now hardware accelerated

Improved UI layouts


Free Plugin!

Midside Matrix

M/S encoding & decoding

High resolution M/S gain faders

Large goniometer + metering

Free!


Individual Plugin Changes

Lossy

Of all the plugins, Lossy 2.0 is perhaps the most different from its predecessor. To be clear, nothing has been lost from version 1.0. We’ve simply added new “styles” of digital loss — or “modes” as we call them. In addition to the classic Standard Loss (which mimics the compression algorithms of MP3-like codecs), we recreated some other modes of digital “loss”:

Inverse Mode — everything that MP3 codecs strip out of the audio

Phase Jitter — random inaccuracies in phase and timing

Packet Loss — data packet dropouts of a bad connection

Packet Repeat — repeated packets caused by a bad connection

Standard + Packet Loss

Standard + Packet Repeat

Want to see all of Lossy’s modes in action? Check out a demonstration on YouTube.

Keeping track of all these new loss modes can be a little daunting, so we added a new sidebar visualization to help you see as well as hear them in realtime.

We’ve also updated the filter controls for easier filtering, as well as included an “Invert” filter mode that allows you to, well, invert your filter. Here’s how it sounds: Normal → Invert

CanOpener Studio

New Stereo Spectroscope meter

Whole new layout

Vulf Compressor

Some of Vulf Compressor’s magic certainly resides in its mystery, but we wanted to take just a little mystery of out of the metering. So the IN and OUT sliders now have inline meters for easy monitoring.

One other small improvement: because, sometimes, you don’t really want to be faithful to the noisiness of the Roland SP-303’s turn-of-the-century electronics, we added a little toggle in the sidebar. When it’s lit up, noise is at its default value — that is, quite noisy. But when you click it once, the noise is muted. (Click again to get the noise back.)

Tone Control

Though its catalog number (0003) would suggest Tone Control was our third plugin, it was actually the first interface we designed. When we revisited Tone Control last month, we thought: what would this plugin look like if we designed it today instead of over two years ago? The answer: Tone Control 2.0 — more compact, more functions, more functional. Go ahead: control some tones!

In addition to a new layout, improved metering, and a larger frequency response curve, we’ve added an “HQ Mode” with a linear phase control. The “HQ Mode,” which uses the highest precision filters we’ve ever built, sounds incredible, and the variable linear phase control takes it even further. Go from analog-style minimum phase operation to ruler-flat linear phase in one smooth control.

Lastly, Tone Control 2.0 adds an advanced “Processing Mode” — making it possible to process only part of a stereo input: left, right, mid, or side. Use it to quickly tone-sculpt your stereo content or fix an unbalanced stereo field.

Trem Control

Trem Control’s sidebar monitor now includes an accurate visualization of the current “position” of the tremolo curve.

As in Vulf Compressor, Trem Control also has a new sidebar noise toggle. (After all, one of the great benefits of digital technology is that you don’t have to have noise if you don’t want it).

Good Dither

Added a handy Bit Scope meter

Added an “Auto Blanking” indicator

Fixed a Pro Tools “Auto Blanking” bug

Lohi

Added a “Filter Glide Time” Advanced control

Wider limiter/saturator range

Added a gain reduction history meter

Faraday Limiter

Added a “Master Mix” control

Added sidechaining support

New “Auto Gain” control for peak-level matching

Wider gain ranges

New “Threshold” and “Output Gain” indicators

Panpot

Added a “Pan Glide Time” control

Added On/Off controls for each panning module

Midside

Added sidebar buttons to quickly change input/output mode

Level meters now show both input & output levels

Fixed some mid/side linking issues

Tiltshift

New Advanced layout

Added “HQ Mode” for higher quality tilt option

All in all, v2.0 is a huge release for us here at Goodhertz. We really hope you like the new plugins, and if you have any issues upgrading, please contact us.

— Goodhertz, Inc.
Footnotes
1The downside of v2.0 being “new” plugins: your old sessions won’t automatically upgrade to use 2.0 Goodhertz plugins. The upside: 2.0 Goodhertz plugins won’t break or negatively affect your old sessions in any way.