BABY Audio - IHNY-2
Parallel powers in a plugin.
Contemporary mixes need punch. And to achieve maximum impact, without killing a track's dynamics, engineers turn to parallel compression (a technique that blends a dry track with a heavily compressed duplicate). IHNY-2 hosts a plug-and-play parallel configuration so you don’t have to set up any extra routing in your DAW.
The plugin is purpose-designed for slamming your tracks in parallel and will hit harder than your typical go-to compressors. IHNY-2 is not subtle, but a dedicated tool for adding energy and “slap” to drums, mix buses or even the master bus (if you dare!)
IHNY-2 is an evolution of our very first plugin, I Heart NY. The original was a favorite with many users and was picked for the SOS Awards by Sound On Sound Magazine. V2 ships with new features, surgical control – and improvements in sound.
Under the hood.
The ‘Spank’ knob may look innocent on the surface. But it controls a complex algorithm developed to fire-up whatever you throw at it. ‘Spank’ offers a mix of punchy, yet transparent, high-ratio compression, a bit of EQ — and an adaptive low-end preservation filter for extra fullness.
The signal flow has been designed to add its own unique flavor to your tracks, bringing together qualities from both analog and digital compressors. Whether you want to recreate the thunderous drum sound of 1990s rock bangers - a ‘NYC Compression’ favorite! - or bring your pop vocals all the way to the front, the ‘Spank’ knob has got you covered.
The incoming audio is duplicated, then processed and mixed in, before both signals are summed together through the output.
- Plugin formats: VST, VST3, AU, AAX
Platforms supported: Mac OS 10.7 and up (including Native M1 Compatibility). PC Windows 7 and up
DAWs supported: All major DAWs, including Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, FL Studio, Cubase, Nuendo, Studio One, Bitwig, Reaper, Reason etc.