multicomp plus

This plugin has been replaced by HoRNet Multicomp Plus MK2

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HoRNet Multicomp Plus

HoRNet Multicomp Plus is a very high quality and versatile plugin compressor. It’s built on the foundation of the original Multicomp and features three compressor models (VCA, OPTO and FET) and an expander (based on the VCA model).

Multicomp Plus is perfect for every mixing need providing three compression colors, from the dry VCA to the very fat FET model, if you need analog warmth Multicomp Plus provides a different emulation for every model.

You don’t have to worry about gain staging thanks to the internal makeup gain algorithm and the auto input and output gain adjustment.

If you don’t like the hiss that comes with analog you can turn it off, and with the “Analog” knob you can dial the right amount of saturation.

Each model can be fed with an external side-chain, and the side-chain has two filters, a high pass and a low pass, both filters are full range, working from 20 to 20000Hz.

HoRNet Multicomp Plus features the standard attack, release, ratio and threshold controls, but brings compression to a new level providing a waveform display with both input and output signal so that is easy to monitor the processing that is taking place. Like every other HoRNet dynamics processor Multicomp Plus has a “RealGR” gain reduction meter. The meter moves at the speed of audio so you can “see” how fast the gain reduction is being applied, but the meter also has a peak hold function so that the maximum reduction applied in the last 2 seconds is always in front of you. High quality processing is guaranteed by 2 or 4 times oversampling that drastically reduces the amount of aliasing distortion generated by the compression algorithm.

A handy dry / wet knob allows you to create parallel compression with ease, the level of the wet signal is kept at the right spot by the adaptive make up gain algorithm.

Demo limitation

The demo is fully functional except for the fact that every now and then it will silence out, you cannot save parameter values with your session and the plugin will not respond to automation coming from the host.


  • Three compression models (VCA, FET, OPTO) and one expander.
  • Auto make up gain algorithm.
  • Adjustable analog emulation level.
  • Separate hiss control.
  • Input and output waveform visualization, for visual compression control.
  • “RealGR” meter showing real speed gain reduction with peak hold.
  • External side-chain.
  • High pass and Low pass filters for the side-chain.
  • Up to 4x oversampling.
  • Input and output gain control with automatic gain adjustment.
  • Dry / Wet knob for parallel compression.
  • Mac OS X (>=10.5 Intel only) and Windows support
  • 64-bit compatibility both on Mac and Windows
  • Audio Units VST2.4, VST3, AAX and RTAS format

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Copy protection

The HoRNet Multicomp Plus has no copy protection, I don’t believe in copy protection, they are always cracked and they are annoying for the users, we all know you are not going to give away the plugin on the internet…

So simply download the plugin and enjoy your recordings!

3 thoughts on “HoRNet Multicomp Plus

Vladimir says:

Nice idea, the optical compressor is fine. Personally I miss the auto release function as well as 0ms attack, which would hit the transients. "Analog" is almost not audible for me although it probably uses the same engine like "Analog Stage" which is much better. In the VCS-compressors world "Vertigo VSC-2" is the reference for me, but it is also a different price range.

clay colgin says:

i like this compressor. thank you HORNET for making nice devices!

Marcus Vaughn says:

So I just picked up the Multicomp Plus today and I gotta say this is damn good plugin! it has 3 different modeled compressor styles, VCA, FET & OPTO. I love that about it, makes my workflow easier when I can't find the right compressor I can easily switch, get the right color and keep it moving. The way I like to use it is smash my drums in opto then mix it in with the wet/dry know and the vca model sounds great on the mixbus. Great compressor. Very versatile

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