The signal path of analog audio running through solid state , tube and tape gear yields what we call a “Dimensional Analog Sound”. Besides the saturation that occurs in the analog world, the sounds also get naturally “compressed” and bumped or reduced in certain frequencies. Hence in order to accurately model analog outboard , we modeled and provide on this plugin , the ability to choose type of saturation, an envelope shaper and an analog modelled equalizer. This makes Goliath a true “Analog Mojo Box”
Choose from Solid State (Silver) , Tube (Gold) & Tape (Titanium) saturation with the Tone selector. Silver brings a clean style saturation, with Gold you get more grit and edge, and Titanium brings the tape harmonics and punchy saturation to your audio. You can go from very subtle sounding to edgy. Increase apparent loudness without raising peak levels, and make your sounds cut through in a mix, or add a nice warm glow. These 3 very distinct flavors give you plenty of tone control additionally with the “Input/Drive” control and the “Roof” control. Easy to dial in the sweet spot and details you want.
Envelope + EQ
The Envelope and EQ become the final but invaluable piece of tone shaping tools . Looking for aggressive drums with punchy sustained sound ? or hard edged “attacky” vocals. This section lets you mould the sound shape you desire using the “Motion” control going from “splat” to “sharp”. Thin out pianos , strings & guitars with presence and air, or thicken up synths, bass guitar , kick drums etc. Detailed tweaking allowed on this one to dial in the sweet spots. Blend in this processing with your dry sounds using the wet/dry mix control.
Now introduces a new mode 2, this makes the processor “less” sensitive” and allows very subtle and accurate dialing in of saturation via the input/drive controls.
Goliath is easy and intuitive to use but the flexibility it has makes it one of those go-to plugins that could have a use in every mix.
TOM SALTAComposer, Producer, Songwriter
I recently added Tone-Empire’s Goliath plugin to my workflow…and then retired 3 other plugins! It’s that good! Every source I ran thru Goliath came out better… punchier, thicker, more attitude… it’s a no-brainer-tone-machine!