Baby Audio IHNY-2

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SKU: 1178-2363
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IHNY-2 is a plug-and-play plugin that features a parallel configuration designed specifically for this purpose. This means you don't have to worry about setting up any extra routing in your DAW.

IHNY-2 is a powerful tool that delivers a harder hit than your typical compressors, making it perfect for slamming your tracks in parallel. It's not a subtle plugin, but rather a dedicated tool that adds energy and "slap" to drums, mix buses, and even the master bus if you're feeling daring.

This plugin is the evolution of the popular I Heart NY, our first plugin, which was a favorite among many users and even received an award from Sound On Sound Magazine. With new features, surgical control, and improved sound, IHNY-2 takes the concept of parallel compression to the next level.

Key Features:


  • 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.


  • IHNY-2 is meant to be as fast and intuitive as its predecessor. But if you need to go deeper, the Tweak Panel gives you full control over the compressor. Here, you’ll find a number of new features that weren’t included in V1.
  • Attack + Release: Sets how fast the compressor engages and disengages. 
  • Ratio: Sets the compression intensity from mild to aggressive.
  • Punch: Heavy compression tends to suck the transients out of a signal. The Punch control works to emphasize attack transients in the compressed track, helping it cut through even at very high compression levels.
  • Harmonics: Imagine a saturator that behaves like a compressor – that’s Harmonics. This feature introduces harmonic saturation controlled by the gain-reduction, meaning more compressed parts get saturated harder.
  • Shape: Adds our custom ‘smiley EQ curve’ to bring out the lows and highs and make the compressed signal more present. (The smiley EQ curve is what sets “New York Compression” apart from regular parallel compression. IHNY-2 can do both).
  • Tilt: Makes the compressor work harder on either the low or high end of your signal – which can be useful for controlling bass heavy material and letting the high end breathe (or vice versa).
  • Lo + Hi Preserve: Prevents the low and high frequencies from being compressed above/below the cutoff points. This is a great way to preserve the kick while squashing the rest of your drum bus.

System Requirements:

  • Plugin formats: VST, VST3, AU, AAX.
  • Mac - macOS 10.7 and up (including Native M1 Compatibility).
  • Windows- PC Windows 7 and up.
  • DAWs supported: Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, FL Studio, Cubase, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason etc.
  • IHNY-2 is also available as an AUv3 App for iPad and iPhone.