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 update — download it now!
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
M/S encoding & decoding
High resolution M/S gain faders
Large goniometer + metering
Individual Plugin Changes
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
New Stereo Spectroscope meter
Whole new layout
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.)
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’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).
Added a handy Bit Scope meter
Added an “Auto Blanking” indicator
Fixed a Pro Tools “Auto Blanking” bug
Added a “Filter Glide Time” Advanced control
Wider limiter/saturator range
Added a gain reduction history meter
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
Added a “Pan Glide Time” control
Added On/Off controls for each panning module
Added sidebar buttons to quickly change input/output mode
Level meters now show both input & output levels
Fixed some mid/side linking issues
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.