IHNY-2

Sale price$79.00

We set out to make the hardest hitting compressor in the industry. The kind that makes your tracks slam and sing. To achieve that extra edge, IHNY-2 works in parallel. This allows you to compress more while retaining the dynamics of your dry track.

  • Engineered for a modern and ultra-aggressive compression sound, perfect for adding power to your tracks
  • Hosts parallel signal chain internally for a fast and obstacle-free parallel compression workflow
  • Majorly upgraded V2 of Baby Audio's first ever plugin - offering surgical control and a range of new features

Effects Plugin

VST2 / VST 3 / AU / AAX

It's All About The Sound

About IHNY-2
Mix Harder

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 it will hit harder than your typical go-to compressors.

It 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 includes new features, surgical control, and improvements in sound.

Configuration

IHNY-2 splits the incoming audio into two duplicates.

One remains untouched by the plugin (Dry track), the other is subjected to all the goodness IHNY-2 has to offer (Wet track).

You balance the two signals on the vertical axis of the XY pad, while setting the compression amount of the Wet track on the horizontal axis.

This allows you to operate the most important controls of the plugin in just one motion and find the sweet spot fast.

IHNY-2 has an autogain algorithm working under the hood to give you a consistent output as you move the node around the XY pad, but if you find that the make-up gain is too loud or too quiet you can use the Autogain slider to nudge its behavior.

While moving the node around the XY pad, you'll see a value displayed under the "AGR" abbreviation (Adjusted Gain Reduction).

This number takes into account the current Gain Reduction and Dry/Wet balance to give you a value for the compression intensity.

For a good starting point, we recommend you aim for AGR levels between -10 and -20.

Mix Harder

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 it will hit harder than your typical go-to compressors.

It 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 includes new features, surgical control, and improvements in sound.

Configuration

IHNY-2 splits the incoming audio into two duplicates.

One remains untouched by the plugin (Dry track), the other is subjected to all the goodness IHNY-2 has to offer (Wet track).

You balance the two signals on the vertical axis of the XY pad, while setting the compression amount of the Wet track on the horizontal axis.

This allows you to operate the most important controls of the plugin in just one motion and find the sweet spot fast.

IHNY-2 has an autogain algorithm working under the hood to give you a consistent output as you move the node around the XY pad, but if you find that the make-up gain is too loud or too quiet you can use the Autogain slider to nudge its behavior.

While moving the node around the XY pad, you'll see a value displayed under the "AGR" abbreviation (Adjusted Gain Reduction).

This number takes into account the current Gain Reduction and Dry/Wet balance to give you a value for the compression intensity.

For a good starting point, we recommend you aim for AGR levels between -10 and -20.

Listen to IHNY-2

Audio Demo 1
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Audio Demo 5
Audio Demo 6
Audio Demo 7
Audio Demo 8

Reviews

Preston "Prizzie" Reid

3 x Grammy nominated Mix Engineer for Kanye west, Alicia Keys, Muni Long


"All I have to say is....DAMN. You guys literally nailed it with this. I tried it and immediatley threw it into the template. Simple, effective and it just works! Great job. I don't think you can come up with a bad sound with this."

Delbert Bowers

Grammy winning engineer for Lizzo, Icona Pop, Shawn Mendes


"What a fun plugin to experiment around with! You can reach for INHY -2 when other attempts to create cool vibes have failed. "

Jenny Ortiz

Mix Engineer for K.A.A.N, JLA, Contraband


"The "tweak" window is a secret compartment that holds all my favourite parallel compression tools."

Technical Information

Please carefully read the system requirements before purchasing this product.

Download Manual (PDF)

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