HoRNet CompExp

Nice compression and expansion

HoRNet CompExp

HoRNet CompExp is a compressor expander based on the design of a compander chip designed for telephone lines and used in many electronic devices to reduce the noise.

The chip works with a fixed threshold (in our case is internally set to -18dBFS) when the “amount” knob is at a value greater than 1 the gain is increased by the specified factor if the signal is below the threshold, and decreased if above. If the chip is set to work as an expander, the contrary happens, the gain is increased if above the threshold and decreased if below.

The system is designed this way to permit dynamic compression on telephone lines and compressor and expander are used together in this configuration, but we found that these models sounds interesting by themselves.

The model of this chip is implemented in the HoRNet HDD1 where is used to keep the noise down in the delay feedback loop.

Internally the gain is compensated so that the output is always kept to around -18dB RMS


This plugin is free, you can download simply adding it to the cart!

Video overview



  • Compression and expansion
  • Fixed ratio and gain compensation
  • Attack and release times
  • Mac OS X (>=10.7) and Windows support.
  • 64-bit compatibility both on Mac and Windows.
  • Audio Units VST2.4, VST3 and AAX format.

Copy protection

The HoRNet CompExp 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!

16 thoughts on “HoRNet CompExp

Mae Niou says:

CompExp is an all-in-one solution that helps me to handle drums and vocals in no time. It has punch and power to get through any mix .

Luca Guerra says:

Love your plugins, they work fantastic and i totally dig the comprehensable GUI!

luca guerra says:

Thanks in advance 4 the freebee!

antonio says:

fuckin awesome

Mile Zero Studio says:

Pretty amazing tool to clean up DI´s

Jacob Bradley says:

Thank You!

Jaxon says:


Spexion says:

Great Plugin 🙂

Thierry Verger says:

Nice ! thanks …

Davide Rizzatti says:

Nice ! Thanks …

Perry Staltic says:

It's only available for users of the so called "social" networks, I don't use any of those, so I'am out… 🙁

terrence thompson says:


splashgorilla says:

Wow! I can't believe I have to belong to some censorship platform before I am allowed to use your product.

Dave Townsend says:

I have neither Facebook nor Twitter accounts. Please consider a download option that does not require them.

I appreciate that you're after exposure, but believe me, if it's good users will get the word out via online forums. A favorable mention on any of the DAW user forums will reach far more people than a single tweet.

euy lee says:

I think this is one of the best!

euy lee says:

This is one of the best plugins! I think.

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