HoRNet  HTS9 1.2.0 is available, this update is free for owners of the plugin and includes:

  • Added Apple Silicon support
  • Slight performance improvements

Make your guitar “scream” with this plugin

HoRNet HTS9 is a tube screamer vst overdrive modelled after a famous pedal produced by a Japanese manufacturer made since the first years of the 80s.
The sound of the pedal can be recognized in many recordings and it’s a favourite among blues and rock guitar players. The pedal’s job is to lightly distort the guitar sound and provide a sort of “boost” for the tubes in the amplifier. This is accomplished by two different stages, the first is a frequency dependent diode clipper that only distorts the frequencies above 720Hz, this kind of circuit allows the bas to be clean and not become muddy while the high frequencies gain body. The second stage is a tone shaper that is made by a filter that morph itself from a low shelf to a high shelf. To reduce the fizz introduced by the diode clipper everything is passed through a gentle 3dB/octave low pass filter. Our simulation of this classic pedal while staying true to the original sound as much as possible, also adds a gain compensation algorithm that keeps the output constant even if you increase the drive. We also have added analog style processing all over the signal path, of course this emulation can be disabled if you want a cleaner sound. The plugin always provide the best possible sound thanks to automatic oversampling, from 4x at 44100 and 48000 to 2x at 88100 and 96000.


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 overdrive effect.
  • Adjustable effect level.
  • Tone control from dark to bright.
  • Analog emulation.
  • Dry / Wet knob.
  • Output level compensation.
  • Automatic oversampling.
  • Apple Silicon not supported yet
  • macOS (10.13 and later) and Windows (Vista and later) support.
  • 64-bit only both on Mac and Windows.
  • Audio Units, VST, VST3 and AAX format.

Copy protection

The HoRNet HTS9 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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2 thoughts on “HoRNet HTS9

Antoine says:

Guys this sounds SO GOOD ..!!
Just add some nice delay and reverb and you get a killer sound straight from DI into the DAW..
I literally screamed with joy playing with it… 😀
Thanks for this brilliant plugin 😀

George Wilkins says:

This plugin is very useful to me. The sound is good enough…

I have 2 hardware green pedals but this plugin beats them both for one reason and that's the wet / dry mix control. I find that the hardware versions are a bit too much for my purpose even on the lowest setting for SOME numbers I play. The wet / dry mix effectively allows me to cut back that bit extra for the perfect SWEET SPOT I cannot get with the hardware pedals.
Well done guys this one's a clear winner for me. LOVE IT……
10 out of 10


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