WOW Control by Goodhertz Review

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Thursday, 24 February 2022
  • Time to read: 5 min.

WOW Control by Goodhertz Review

If you are old enough you remember the sound and imperfections of analog tape. Now as everything is clean and digital there are many musical genres like lofi that need the desired sound of flaw. Goodhertz effect plugins are surpassing tools and gadgets, some of them with phenomenal soaking.

Welcome to WOW Control – the extreme audio plugin that gives you precise control over your sound. With HQ Mode, you get even better performance. Massive pitch range and expressive shape controls let you create any sound you can imagine.

The analog tape section with three modes lets you recreate the sounds of vintage tapes, while the random section adds more complex modulation for unique results. Trust us – the WOW Contro is guaranteed to add some real excitement to your music!

Wow and flutter is provided by tape machines, and cassette recorders with rotary components. WOW Control is all about that annoying sound we seem to love. Irritating sounds that these days are seen as chic and desirable in many productions for example lofi.

Wow and Flutter

Wow and flutter are audio effects that were once popular in the music industry, but have since been replaced by digital effects. They are created by adding noise to the signal and can add warmth or character to the sound that is often desired in certain genres of music.

WOW Control focused on the weird and wild modulations of analog tape and other less-than-perfect analog playback devices. Goodhertz set out to precisely capture the essence of three tape machines from three decades: every noise, every wobble, and every harmonic. The plugin has resulted in the most comprehensive analog tape model we’ve ever heard.

WOW Control  Installation

You install the plugins from Goodhertz on your MAC or Windows machine from here. You’ll need to register for a Goodhertz.co account to use the plugins.

WOW Control Sound

Wow Control delivers that eerie & erratic timbre of analog tape and other limited analog playback devices. Wow Control is all about old-school analog recording shortfalls.

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WOW Control by Goodhertz Review

With this kind of effect plugin, you can push a record that you produce and add bend the music and wobble the track. Like a tape player does not spin easily the simulated tape will speed up and slow down under the head. Vinyl effect plugins are also very popular and can be used to great effect.

The three tape modes in Wow Control Analog emulate the sounds of tapes from different eras:

  • The ’60s Mode emulates the sound of a vintage Ampex 351 1/4″ deck.
  • The ’70s Mode emulates the sound of a vintage Teac A-2300S 1/4″ deck.
  • The ’80s Mode emulates the sound of a vintage Aiwa CSD-K330 Cassette Deck.

Each mode has its own unique character and sonic flavor. Goodhertz also added a Random Tape section, which adds even more complex modulation for unique results.

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Wow Control presets

Goodhertz included presets for Vinyl, Tape, Stereo effects, FX, Analog tape and cassette, and some general presets in the plugins to help you to find the right first starting point and through the easy to use interface you can adjust the sound to your taste.

The WOW Control plugin by Goodhertz is an extremely powerful tool that allows you to precisely control your sound. With HQ mode, you get even better performance, and the massive pitch range and expressive shape controls let you create any sound you can imagine. The analog tape controls let you create any sound you can imagine. The analog tape section with three modes lets you recreate the sounds of vintage tapes, while the random section adds more complex modulation for unique results. Trust us – the WOW Contro is guaranteed to add some real excitement to your music!

Goodhertz has done an amazing job of capturing harsh and erratic timbre, which is often desired in certain genres of music. If you are looking to add some real character to your sound, then the WOW Control plugin by Goodhertz is a great option. With its massive pitch range and expressive shape controls, you can create any sound you can imagine. The analog tape controls let you recreate intense and erratic timbre, which is often desired in certain genres of music. So, if you are looking to add some real character to your sound, the WOW Control plugin by Goodhertz is a great option for you!

You can dial in the effect to really disturb the track, instrument or even the stereo mix track. When used smoothly this tool injects life or movement with added color to single tracks or the master track.

You spend your money on an effect plugin with the idea is to make your music sound as less perfect as needed.

Conclusion

The WOW Control plugin by Goodhertz is an extremely powerful tool that allows you to precisely control your sound. With HQ mode, you get even better performance, and the massive pitch range and expressive shape controls let you create any sound you can imagine. The analog tape controls let you recreate intense and erratic timbre, which is often desired in certain genres of music. If you want to add more character to your sound, the WOW Control plugin by Goodhertz is a great option.

User interface & Usability

It is an easy and clear interface in line with the company’s look and feels. The manual can be found here.

Rating:  Five out of five stars

WOW Control has the wow factor and is perfect for lofi productions. After using it on some productions WOW Control has become one of my preferred plugins when I need the highest character of wow & flutter. There are some take effect plugins available in the market. 

WOW Control is one of the most extensive analog tape effect plugins perfect for that sound when you are producing music that requires imperfection with a vibe.

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