Tonal is the official blog of Goodhertz, Inc.

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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    3.7.5 Release
    A major update to all plugins July 21, 2022

    We’ve updated all Goodhertz plugins to v3.7.5 — a major update from v3.6 including full Apple M1/M2 support, enhanced graphics, higher precision controls in several plugins, and many other improvements & bugfixes. On M1, expect to see 30-40% better performance compared to Rosetta 2!

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    The shape-shifting letters of Tupe
    Is that a variable font in the middle of the Tupe interface? Feb. 15, 2022

    If you’ve tried out Tupe, you may have noticed two large words right in the middle of it: “tube” and “tape.” And when you change the values of the sliders on top of those words, you may also have noticed that the words themselves begin to change shape: the more tube you apply to the sound, the gnarlier the word “tube” gets in the interface; the more tape, the funkier “tape” becomes.

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    How to Use Tupe for Mastering
    How to get the most out of Tupe in a mastering session Sept. 27, 2021 Read more...
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    Mastering Chain for Beat Tapes
    A guest post from Tiago Frúgoli Sept. 2, 2021

    I never intended to be a mastering engineer, but over the years, between my own music, albums on Ukiyo Beat Tapes and projects from friends like SonoTWS, I found myself mastering several beat tapes. When I master my own music, I make all artistic decisions while mixing, so all I want in the mastering stage is to get the album to sound cohesive, regarding the tonal balance and volume. When mastering for other people, it’s important for me to understand if they expect me to bring some character to the music or not.

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    Tupe! (The Official Release)
    At long last, Tube + Tape = Tupe (officially) Aug. 17, 2021 Read more...