AnalogStage 1.2.0 is available, this update is free for owners of the plugin and includes:

  • Fixed crash with GarageBand

  • Improved VU Meter response

  • Fixed VU Meter being randomly stuck

  • Added Apple M1 support

  • Removed 32bit support

  • Raised minimum required os to macOS 10.11 and Windows Vista

Add analog vibe to your digital mixes

HoRNet AnalogStage is a console emulation plugin that re-creates those sound characteristics usually associated with analog gear (saturation, hiss, non linear frequency response, etc.) and can be used to bring to your mix some analog console flavour if used on every channel or buss.

AnalogStage simulates the response of three different types of analog technology: operational amplifiers (the cleanest and more modern technology), transistor (the discrete transistor designs were popular in the 70s and have some fat saturation) and tube (the dynamic and smooth saturation of the past). Every one of the three different type of emulation can be used inside the same project but for convenience you can create up to eight group of instances so that any change to the emulation type, age, hiss switch and saturation switch is applied to every plugin belonging to the group.

AnalogStage also provide a stereo VU meter calibrated to -18dBFS to help you gain stage the plugin and to help you even more we added our latest auto gain technology.

We also added an “age” slider that can make your virtual console older simulating the effect of drying condensers, this affect both the saturation amount and the frequency response.

Old Price: 17,99€


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 different types of emulation: op.amp., transistor and tube.
  • Instances can be grouped so a parameter change is applied to the whole group.
  • Age control simulates the aging of the analog device changing saturation and frequency response.
  • Adjustable input gain from -18dB to +18dB.
  • Stereo VU meter calibrated to -18 dBFS.
  • Adjustable automatic gain technology.
  • Separate saturation and hiss controls.
  • Analog component tolerance emulation.
  • Apple Silicon M1 support
  • macOS (10.11 and later) and Windows (Vista and later) support.
  • 64-bit on Mac and Windows.
  • Audio Units, VST, VST3, RTAS and AAX format.

Copy protection

The HoRNet AnalogStage has no copy protection, we 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!

12 thoughts on “HoRNet AnalogStage

Keith Holden says:

I love this plugin it is fantastic for gain staging a mix the three different types of emulation are great and the saturation and hiss control come in handy as well. For the price of this plugin you can't go wrong I use it now on all my mixes. Love it..

Lukasz Sobiepanski says:

Analog Stage, simply awesome:)
Who needs SSL when you have Analog Stage ? Great sounding plugin, easy to dial in, works for me, thank you guys:)

clay colgin says:

sounds great just opening it….brings clarity and detail to things i hadn't imagined …not just warmth and distortion. this will be a mainstay device for sure….thanks HORNET for such a great product!

jam92189 says:

As someone who has used classic analog and currently uses consoles(not so classic) every day. I really do like this plugin A LOT..

The age section where you can choose basically how old the components you are using are and the headroom that basically lets you choose how much it has till it distorts and starts coloring the sound, and it does indeed distort like real gear… real gear for those of use who has used it does actually crap out eventually you can push it hard but when you actually hard clip gear it sounds really bad but if you listen to the subtle saturation on multiple tracks before you actually crap out he channel… well that is what people mean by driving a console.
is one thing I would love to see added. and I will put that in the end.

the selection between component types is amazing. you can be subtle and almost invisible and with the age control even make that noticeable but still use the properties of those components (like how tubes respond much slower to transients then some other components to so it gently reduces dynamics in a very small way)

Overall its a great plugin with one thing I would love to see added.

1. A drive knob dedicated to just saturation so I could keep the gain I like something at but still actually drive the plugin to saturate more.

That would make this even better!!

Ricky Scott says:

Rich & warm sounding. Lovely on drums & busses. Great flexibility.

Jonathan says:

I really like this plugin. I like that it does a few things really well and leaves me free to add eq etc to the chain. If it had a frequency based mono-iser it would be even better!

simhaw says:

I'm using this plugin more and more. Its indispensable for fine tuning tracks to sit pretty in the mix with minimal tweaking. Much thanks!

Marcus Vaughn says:

I own a few saturation plugins but I have to say this one is my favorites ! Being able to age the tube & transistors is a nice feature and the grouping feature is brilliant! I like to put in on all my tracks and mix into it.

Jon MacDiarmid says:

This is a great little plug in use it now on so many projects uses hardly any CPU and is good for gain staging a mix as well as adding it's A warmth to a track if you want or if you don't . Pretty much a go to all the time so useful love it.

AtmanActive says:

"Save As Template" for every track! 🙂

Ken S says:

I use this on almost everything. Adds an analog bite and warmth I love. Really good value!

Joe says:

completely useless, since its not possible to compensate the input volume. I don't want to insert a trim after each plugin why isnt it like in hornet tape – makes much more sense

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