HoRNet ElliptiQ

HoRNet ElliptiQ 1.1.0 is available, this update is free for owners of the plugin and includes:

  • Added Apple Silicon native support

Prevent and fix anti-phase issues

HoRNet ElliptiQ is an elliptical equalizer, this kind of tool is a very special case of equalizer that has its root in the vinyl cutting era.

A tool like this is needed because if the bass frequencies goes in anti phase or the difference between left and right channel are too wide the needle may jump outside the groove in the final vinyl master, so an elliptic eq works on the difference of the two channels removing part of the low frequencies and preventing this problem.

While the vinyl is having a renaissance you can use a tool like this to reduce the stereo wideness of the bass in your tracks, both to fix problems if there is some kind of anti phase between left and right channel or to give more impact and presence to your bass making it mono.

An elliptic eq works on the side component of the signal, so first the plugin encodes the stereo signal in the Mid/Side matrix extracting the difference from the left and right channel, then the side part of the channel is filtered with a low shelf leaving intact only the mid part, after the reconstruction you get a stereo output reduced in wideness un the low frequencies.

HoRNet ElliptiQ allows you to filter out frequencies up to 2000Hz, so it extends well into the mid frequencies. To cut the stereo info you can use a Butterworth style low shelf with three different slopes: 12, 24 and 48 dB/octave so from a gentle curve to a very steep one.

EllpitiQ also offer a very unique “auto width” feature, when activated the difference between the mid and side informations is continuously evaluated and if the side is too high (hence the stereo width of the bass is too wide) it is automatically reduced to avoid creating issues and give more impact to the track.

The plugin also provides a very handy correlation meter divided into seven key frequencies so that you may spot issues with anti phase in different areas of the spectrum.


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.


Copy protection

The HoRNet ElliptiQ 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!

7 thoughts on “HoRNet ElliptiQ

Mr Cigar says:

5 stars

Mauro Rossi says:

Ho fatto una recensione in precedenza nella quale dicevo che il plugin non funzionava su Ableton Live 11, non avevo capito che funziona solo su tracce stereo e mi scuso per questo. Al contrario trovo questo plug-in molto utile e funzionale.

Robin E. Vosbury says:

Just remember it only works on stereo tracks. Lol

Simon Giles says:

Great plugin! Works so well for tightening up the low end and getting it nice and centred! Awesome!!! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️

paragbe says:

I love it. Its very useful to manipulate stereo image from low to mid frequencies. Great plugin. It has some bugs though but i hope it will be corrected in future updates.

Julien Thuiland says:

I Love this plugin, Simple and very efficient
Would be amazing if we could set min and max frequency range, it would become stereo imaging swiss army knife !

Kutas Siarhei says:

Very good plugin.
Everything is very simple and quick to configure.
I am pleased with the result.
Thank you Vigni Saverio!

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