A classic distortion pedal, reinvented

Experience Legendary Guitar Distortion with Advanced Digital Features

Explore the next level of guitar distortion with the HoRNet HDS1 MK2, the latest innovation from HoRNet Plugins. This plugin is a sophisticated digital recreation of an iconic orange guitar distortion pedal, revered in the music industry for its rich, dynamic distortion sound. Designed to cater to both the classic and modern producer, the HDS1 MK2 extends its application beyond mere guitar effects, providing versatility across various audio production scenarios.

Sophisticated Guitar Distortion for Every Musician

The HDS1 MK2 offers an array of features that enhance and diversify the traditional guitar distortion experience. At its core, the classic diode distortion captures the quintessential, raw sound that guitarists crave. In addition, the plugin includes famous modifications such as the “Ultra,” “Seeing Eye,” and “Less Shrill”. These modifications allow musicians to sculpt their sound with precision, adding layers of depth and intensity to the guitar distortion.

Tailor Your Tone with Enhanced Controls

Control is critical in music production, and the HDS1 MK2 excels in this area. It features adjustable effect levels and a tone control that ranges from dark to bright, offering extensive flexibility to match the desired sound profile. The enhanced analog emulation in the plugin ensures that even the subtlest nuances of analog guitar distortion are captured with clarity and warmth.

Optimized Usability for Producers and Engineers

Producers and engineers will appreciate the practical design considerations in the HDS1 MK2. A user-friendly Dry/Wet knob allows for effortless blending of processed and original signals, while the VU meter helps with precise level adjustments. The plugin also supports up to 16x oversampling with an automatic option, crucial for achieving high-fidelity sound.

Compatibility and Availability

The HoRNet HDS1 MK2 is fully compatible with contemporary operating systems, supporting macOS (10.13 and later) and Windows (10 and later). It is available in Audio Units, VST3, and AAX formats, catering to a broad range of professional audio workstations. The plugin is also optimized for 64-bit systems and offers native support for Apple Silicon, ensuring seamless integration into any production environment.

Elevate Your Music Production

If you’re looking to elevate your music production with top-notch guitar distortion, the HoRNet HDS1 MK2 provides the tools and quality you need. Embrace the power of sophisticated guitar distortion and transform your audio projects with HoRNet Plugins.


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.


  • Classic diode distortion
  • “Ultra” mod emulation
  • “Seeing Eye” mod emulation
  • “Less Shrill” mod emulation
  • Adjustable effect level
  • Tone control from dark to bright
  • Improved analog emulation
  • Dry / Wet knob
  • VU meter for level fine tuning
  • Oversampling up to 16x with auto option
  • Resizable UI
  • macOS (10.13 and later) and Windows (windows 10 and later)support
  • 64bit compatibility both on Mac and Windows
  • Audio Units, VST3 and AAX format
  • Apple Silicon native support

Copy protection

The HoRNet HDS1 MK2 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!

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One thought on “HoRNet HDS1 MK2

hkageyu says:

The sound is good! But my problem is the GUI. The resizable interface is a complete change from the original.
It's still fine up to that point, but when you reduce the size it becomes unworkable.
Please use a step-by-step switching system and consider reproducing the writing of the machine parts.

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