Baby Audio IHNY-2 Review (2024) - Part Time Producer

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Baby Audio IHNY-2 review

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Baby Audio IHNY-2 review

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We take a look at the second version of the top notch IHNY plugin from Baby Audio in our Baby Audio IHNY-2 review.

Baby Audio IHNY-2 review

They’ve done it again. Yet another plugin that we didn’t know we needed from Baby Audio. However when playing about with this plugin, it’s quite clear that the compliment that this provides to the mix is breathtaking. Such a simple plugin, but don’t let that fool you, the power is immense.

Our Baby Audio IHNY-2 review looked at the new compressor on the market. For Baby Audio’s 3 year birthday, they are bringing out a majorly upgraded V2 of I Heart NY, the plugin that started it all back in the day. They say that IHNY-2 offers improvements in sound, workflow and features.

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I Heart New York 1 vs 2 (IHNY-1 vs IHNY-2)

Compared to its predecessor, IHNY-2 offers a range of new features to shape your wet signal – such as gain-reduction linked harmonic saturation, lo/hi preservation filters and the ability to tilt the compressor’s detection signal to over-compress low or high frequencies.

IHNY2 beats the predecessor in terms of functionality and features bringing a whole new vibe to the process. This is going to be one of those little plugins that is kept in the tool box until a track needs a bit of something extra. The IHNY-2 will bring the added tweak that is just oh so required.

There’s also a “punch” parameter to help bring out transients, even at very extreme compression settings. So where V1 offered just one core compression sound, IHNY-2 gives you much more flexibility to tweak it for specific purposes while still keeping the workflow fast and simple with the XY pad being the plugin’s main control 95% of the time. (BTW I love the XY pad modulated in Bitwig Studio and rigged up to a midi controller).

Take it, use it, enjoy it. Well worth the money in my opinion and therefore I give the Baby Audio IHNY-2 review 5 stars for value, features and just general epicness.

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Alternatives to IHNY-2:

I Heart NY

Smasher

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