HoRNet L3012 Bass Channel

HoRNet L 1.0.1 is out, this update includes:

  • Fixed weird behavior with mono tracks
  • Added more presets

The update can be downloaded using HoRNet DoIn or from your user area

The complete channel strip for your bass

HoRNet L3012 is a channel strip plugin designed with bass players in mind and contains all the tools needed to make a bass sound good.

The plugin is the result of the collaboration between HoRNet Plugins and  Lusi, Italian bass player and aims to give you in a single package the tools you need for bass processing both in studio and live.

HoRNet L3012 packs under its interface an analog tube preamp section that can be overdriven to add grit to your sound, followed by a gentle “bass boost” circuit and a transient shaper, which makes the attack and picks of your bass sound great. You then get high pass and low pass filters, a low shelf, high shelf and a fully parametric mid band to fix resonances and shape your sound, the last stage is a complete compressor modelled after a famous VCA compressor often used on bass.

HoRNet L3012 is a very light and versatile plugin that provides you the highest quality sound with analog modelling technology in every part of the processing chain, for this reason internally it uses what we call “intelligent oversampling” allowing the plugin to choose the amount of oversampling (up to 4x) depending on the sampling rate of your DAW settings.

The GUI is completely drawn using vectorial graphics and is hardware accelerated so it looks good at every screen resolution and does not add processing weight to your CPU, it can be used for DSP processing.

We have also included two presets designed by Lusi to show you how the plugin can be used with two of the most popular bass models (you’ll guess which ones by the name of the preset) so just make sure you hit the plugin on the yellow part of the input meter and you are good to go.


His professional path intertwines teaching numerous musical events and studio sessions, performed with multiple situations and bands. The single Once Upon A Time has just been released which sees Dave Weckl participate as musician and co-producer of the song. His second Ep entitled Luna Ci Vediamo Domani on April 7, 2020 which contains great collaborations with names of the caliber of Jamese Senese, Fabrizio Bosso, Gatto Panceri, Lele Melotti, Massimo Manzi. His first solo album, on the other hand, is Seven, a record that can be found in all digital stores and the video of the Single Seven which has collected more than 60,000 views on you tube. He recorded his bass on the album The Rockers by singer Alborosie the song A Piedi Scalzi featuring Giuliano Sangiorgi, Fire In The Dark with the voice of Elisa and other songs with Italian artists and not within the compilation. Tonino Carotone new singles have just been released – L’amore Non Paga and Vita Clandestina, where he had the pleasure of recording Double Bass and Electric Bass. The single by Lusi il Lupo – If You Want, which sees the collaboration on the drums of Poogie Bell, historic drummer of M.M., is released in May 2020. He records Giuseppe Anastasi  first album “Canzoni Ravvicinate Del Vecchio Tipo” winner of the Tenco 2018 Award as Best First Work and in his second album just released Schopenhauer E Altre Storie. He is part of the One More Dub label where he collaborates in the round with guitarist and artistic director Valter Vincenti. He collaborates with the Proamp brands with regard to amplification and the Cesarini violin making for basses and recently joined the Magrabò family for his shoulder straps. He has recorded Journey and Core, records by Marcello Balena, in which there are great musicians from the Italian scene. Antonio had the pleasure of playing live as guests Paolo Vallesi, Federico Stragà and Vinson Johnson. His other musical works, performed mainly collaborating with bands are ‘Defend me from me’ and ‘Sorridere All’ferno’ with the group Assenza and ‘Four freedom’ with the Vinson Johnson quartet. In 2021 the collaboration with Maninalto was born! with which he immediately publishes the song “Guest in Peace” which also sees the participation in the video clip by Dave Weckl, Fabrizio Bosso and Valter Vincenti.


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.


  • Input pad and phase reversal
  • Tube preamp overdrive with dry / wet control
  • Bass boost
  • Transient designer
  • Adjustable high pass and low pass filter
  • Three band equalizer with one fully parametric band
  • Compressor that uses the VCA160 model from Multicomp Plus MK2
  • Analog emulation with intelligent oversampling (up to 4x)
  • Hardware accelerated GUI
  • Apple Silicon native support (except for AAX)
  • macOS (10.11 and later) and Windows (7 and later) support.
  • 64-bit only for macOS and Windows.
  • Audio Units, VST, VST3 and AAX format.

Copy protection

The HoRNet L3012 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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3 thoughts on “HoRNet L3012 Bass Channel

AORUA says:

This Bass plugin is not just good, it is exceptional. I take my sound very seriously when mixing a song. This is a great plugin, worth every penny…

Dennis Rock says:

My go-to plugin on the bass channel… amazing sound and easy to use.
Great job HoRNet!!!

Z-Rock says:

Purchased this one not long ago. Is stable and works well. What you see is what you get. A channel strip for bass, but could technically work on various other instruments as well. Not a bad price either. For some reason though, it in its own folder named "HrNt" in the plug-in select menu in my DAW (Pro Tools) when all my other Hornet plug-ins are in the folder named "Hornet." I would prefer it was in the latter with all the rest instead of its own folder, so maybe in a future update that can be fixed? That is a very minor issue though. Overall happy with my purchase. Cool plug-in.

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