HoRNet Graffio

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

  • Added Apple silicon support

Multiband distortion and saturation

If you want distortion HoRNet Graffio gives you plenty.

Graffio is a three band distortion unit with selectable crossover frequency and three different processors for each band: a saturator, an exciter and a bit reducer.

Each of the processor adds a different kind of distortion to your signal, each of the flavors can be mixed with each other or bypassed, each band level is fully adjustable.

High quality processing is guaranteed by the same 4x oversampling algorithm found in HoRNet Magnus.

Of course if you want to distort the whole signal, Graffio works in full band mode too disabling the crossover and the high and low frequencies processors.

The saturator module emulates the classic transistor distortion, an offset control allows for even harmonics generation and a warmer sound.

The exciter lets you dial the specific amount of harmonics added to the signal, you won’t be able to completely distort your signal with it but this module allows you to spice up audio and make it thicker

The bit reducer emulates the typical distortion of low quality digital equipment, it’s  a modern and robotic distortion, useful if you want very noisy sounds.


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 band crossover with adjustable frequencies.
  • Multi band and full band operation.
  • Three different distortion processors for each band.
  • Dry/Wet knob and bypass for each distortion processors.
  • Output level and mute option for each band.
  • 4x oversampling.
  • Mac OS X (>=10.7) and Windows support.
  • 64-bit compatibility both on Mac and Windows.
  • Audio Units VST2.4, VST3 and RTAS format.
  • Apple Silicon native support

Copy protection

The HoRNet Graffio 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!

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7 thoughts on “HoRNet Graffio

Claudio Palana says:

I love the plugin. It could be easily a 5/5.
But I find two things that are really annoying and if fixed they would make this plugin stands out from the competitors:
1) the Bypass button is lighted when is on, and this some of the time if you work with limited time could be annoying because you see the light and you think that the effect is on while it's the opposite.
2) Autogain! In 2023 it's very annoying that expecially distortion/saturation plugins that tends to build up a lot of gain has not autogain feature. This is useful for both comparing the before/after without being biased by the volume difference, and also for time consuming I don't have to fix the output level everytime I make a change in my preset (expecially with the mix knob).

Brad says:

I own quite a few Hornet plug-ins already, but have not bought this one until now. Not disappointed. Cool plug-in and the price is great. Discovered it is not counter logic as Thomas pointed out in the reviews. What he is referring to more than likely are the bypass on/off buttons. When turned on (lit), bypass is on. When turned off (not lit), it is not. That's all.

freasy says:

There are so many high-end high-prized plugins out there, which give you some distortion/saturation here and there. But in the end, they do all the same: They add some even and odd harmonics here and there. With Graffio I can do the same, but under full control. Highly recommended. (@FL-Studio users: Ensure to setup 'fixed buffers' for this plugin)

David Wheitner says:

The saturation feature, along with the adjustable frequency cutoff points and wet/dry controls for each frequency range, make this a good alternative for bass enhancement plugins when used in moderation. I've already found it useful for helping both kick and synth bass parts cut through the mix and have a bit more thickness and "thump." Thanks!

Craig says:

Fantastic on bass guitar. A little distortion on the lows and heavy on the mids/highs for a distorted bass guitar that still has bottom. All on one track. Really useful tool. Took a bit to get used to the bypass "on" switch but a great plugin. Thanks!

Thomas Gylstorff says:

Love the sound – but the UI is counter-logic: When the light is switch on, the effect is off.

Tacerto says:

I don't know how people are not talking much about this unit on the forums out there. All I can say is I love this unit. It has been serving me very well. Thanks again Hornet.

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