Any love for Gullfoss?

Everratic

Orchestral Composer
I love it. I've seen a lot of people say that it's mainly useful for adding some polish to the final mix or bus, but I use it for so much more than that.

Here are some more uses:

1. Enhance the sound of fx, chimes, cymbals and the like - 20% recover and tame can make them sound amazing.
2. Use as a substitute for traditional dynamic EQ on high woodwinds, violins, whistles. You may need extreme settings for this, and consider using the filters.
3. Improve a boxy or muddy sound quality on individual instruments.

Using Gullfoss in a versatile manner requires a lot of experimentation to discover what it's capable of - just like with any other complex plugin.

Here are some songs of mine in which I used many instances of Gullfoss:

Orchestral Cinematic
Medieval Fantasy
 

shponglefan

Collector of sample libraries
Ozone? What part?

Nothing does exactly what Gullfoss does. You can get some of what it does from TB ProAudio DSEQ 2. Do you need it? No. But can it work some subtle magic? Yes.
I'm just wondering what sort of overlap there is especially with respect to the "AI" mastering functions of Ozone.
 

PeterN

Senior Member
What if 3 lads who dont even have an address on their website, decided to create some fake plugin by adding 1.5db more in the 7k range, dynamic eq in mid lows, and a fancy curve there to make it look like theres some genius analysis going on? You put a price on it so it has a professional price and have some team for marketing. Sure it does subtle improvement to many ears.

This is sort of a polemy here. Not meant to be too serious.
 
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atell

New Member
What if 3 lads who dont even have an address on their website, decided to create some fake plugin by adding 1.5db more in the 7k range, dynamic eq in mid lows, and a fancy curve there to make it look like theres some genius analysis going on? You put a price on it so it has a professional price and have some team for marketing. Sure it does subtle improvement to many ears.
Go to https://soundtheory.com/support then click on Manual(English) to download the official Gullfoss manual where you can find the registered company address on page 3. Our team is spread over the entire globe, so there's little use for this address other than for legal issues.

And I'm sure that if you try Gullfoss yourself you will find that there's nothing fake about it and neither is it subtle. If you have questions regarding the technology I'm happy to do my best to answer them.
 

PeterN

Senior Member
Go to https://soundtheory.com/support then click on Manual(English) to download the official Gullfoss manual where you can find the registered company address on page 3. Our team is spread over the entire globe, so there's little use for this address other than for legal issues.

And I'm sure that if you try Gullfoss yourself you will find that there's nothing fake about it and neither is it subtle. If you have questions regarding the technology I'm happy to do my best to answer them.
Cool. Ive been bitchin this before here, not being familiar with a company and you find no address or anything, not a fan of it. But I didnt deep dive. Im almost about buying your plugin, so thats why Im digging now. Scratching the surface. Thanks for comment.
 

Scoremixer

Active Member
Go to https://soundtheory.com/support then click on Manual(English) to download the official Gullfoss manual where you can find the registered company address on page 3. Our team is spread over the entire globe, so there's little use for this address other than for legal issues.

And I'm sure that if you try Gullfoss yourself you will find that there's nothing fake about it and neither is it subtle. If you have questions regarding the technology I'm happy to do my best to answer them.
Ooh, can I make some feature requests for v2?
 

Bluemount Score

Senior Member
It really is the cherry on top. Don't expect it to make a complete mix for you (which I'm honestly happy for), or even just the complete EQing process. I'm that type of guy who often likes to put an EQ on the master channel while producing / recording, especially if the overall sound gets too dense and muddy. In addition to that, I have up to 50% (!) of Gullfoss Tame / Recover applied on there. Just so that it sounds better and clearer during the composing process. Of course that gets removed before the actual mix.
During mixing, I rarely use it on individual tracks, though it can work. But I really like those 5 - 15% Tame / Recover on my busses as well as the final mix. You can also pull those controllers all the way up to see better where Gullfoss would cut and boost and then manually do some more work with your favorit multiband EQ with that help.
Gullfoss is really going for the treble which makes the sound thin if overdone. The brightness function can help, however it rather reduces the high mids instead of the very high treble. But you also got the filters which work as well. All in all it's a very useful plugin, flexible and easy to use. Also it looks cool :)
 

PeterN

Senior Member
OK.

Great there was a try version available - this is a buy. 15 days trial, fine, needed 2 hours to come to the conclusion. Kudos for the trial possibility.

Dont know about Neutron or Sonible, maybe they are good too. Downloaded the demo version for Sonible Smart EQ too, not sure if have the energy left to start to compare them. I tried Soothe2 prior and I dont think it is on same level as Gullfoss. Or maybe I didnt know how to tweak it, but this I loved. The strings started to sound oike Spitfires BBC, is it reasonable to suspect Spitfire spiced the BBC strings with something like this. Anyway it doesnt matter - great stuff.

Working on a song that I made to sound like old Soviet, as crap as possible, with Discord4 plugin and Audiothing Speakers. I had those old speakers on it, like coming out of an old megafone. And it sounded perfectly crap. But the Gullfoss cleaned it to modern too, now that was something. You can probably take an old Robert Johnson record and make it sound like it was produced in 2020. Who knows. Anyway, great.
 

PeterN

Senior Member
@PeterN I don’t get it — what would having an address tell you? Especially in an age where software developers often work remotely?
It doesnt matter anymore. I just didnt want to throw out 160 on a company that has no info. Wanted to check the company first, as was a bit opaque to start with. Maybe Im old fashioned here. I thought they were in Iceland as the dam is there with that name. Anyway I fished up the essentials.

Anyway, I dont care anymore.
 
Alan Meyerson loves it and swears by it...but what would he know....lol.

 

TheSteven

Lunatic in training...
In case you missed it...
Gullfoss v1.7.0 update was released July 14th
download at https://www.soundtheory.com/support

v1.7.0 (2020-07-14)
• Added “session bypass” affecting all instances accessible by shift-clicking the bypass button.
• [WIN] Improved processing performance.

v1.6.3 (2020-06-05)
• Fixed an issue that could lead to the mouse pointer vanishing.
• [MAC] Fixed an issue with audio unit instantiation on older macOS versions
 

vitocorleone123

Senior Member
In case you missed it...
Gullfoss v1.7.0 update was released July 14th
download at https://www.soundtheory.com/support

v1.7.0 (2020-07-14)
• Added “session bypass” affecting all instances accessible by shift-clicking the bypass button.
• [WIN] Improved processing performance.

v1.6.3 (2020-06-05)
• Fixed an issue that could lead to the mouse pointer vanishing.
• [MAC] Fixed an issue with audio unit instantiation on older macOS versions
They are strangely secretive about updates!