HoRNet Magnus MK2

Magnus MK2 2.1.0 is available, this update is free for owners of the plugin and includes:

  • Added support for Apple Silicon M1
  • Fixed interface being too small on high dpi monitor on windows

High quality two stage brickwall limiter

Magnus MK2 is a 2 stages brick-wall limiter with automatic output level and comprehensive metering, its purpose is to make your tracks the loudest possible.

To achieve this the limiting process is divided in two steps each with separate oversampling options: the first is a clipper that can work like a hard digital clipper or a soft analog one. This stage lets you cut away those small peaks that nobody is going to hear and that will make the limiter work too hard and sound less transparent.

The second stage is a brickwall limiter that will compress everything above 0dBFS.

Simply use the two big knobs to increase the level until you are getting the right amount of gain reduction by any of the two stages.

Do you have a very percussive track? Use more clipper to cut those sharp transient and let the limiter work less. A soft song? Abuse the limiter and don’t use the clipper.

A very transparent limiter

HoRNet Magnus MK2 limiter

The limiter in Magnus is an advanced tool, the attack it’s instantaneous and the release is made of three different stages, these stages are musically tuned and follow the classic time divisions of music, when summed you get a release envelope that works faster on the upbeat and gradually slower on the rest of the measure.

This kind pf envelope allows Magnus MK2 to be a very musical and transparent limiter allowing high level of gain reduction without obvious compression pumping.

Comprehensive output metering

Magnus MK2 includes some very useful metering options, the output level is displayed as complessive RMS and integrated LUFS, also the LU range is displayed.

We have also added both output peak and RMS meters to visually give you a clue on the output levels.

Automatic output compensation

If you are in a hurry and you want to reach a precise output value just enable the auto output that will automatically trim the output knob to reach your specified peak level in both dBFS, RMS or LUFS.

Old Price: 21,99€


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.


  • Clipper stage with hard and soft (analog) modes.
  • Brickwall limiter stage with instantaneous attack.
  • Separate oversampling option for clipper and limiter.
  • Three stage release from 1 to 500ms.
  • Auto release mode with sync to song tempo.
  • RMS, LUFS and dynamic range output metering.
  • Output peak and RMS meters.
  • 12 dBs gan reduction meters with peak hold for each stage.
  • Automatic output level compensation in dBFS, RMS or LUFS.
  • macOS X (>=10.11) and Windows (Vista and later) support
  • Apple Silicon M1 support
  • 64bit only both on Mac and Windows
  • Audio Units VST2.4, VST3 and AAX format

Copy protection

The HoRNet Magnus 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!

15 thoughts on “HoRNet Magnus MK2

Maciej Nowicki says:

I have tested various limiters and this one is by far the best.
In addition, a great clipper.

Chris McKeown says:

after using for about a week, I still think this is a great plugin, but it really needs optimised re: cpu usage. I have 32gb of ram and a quad-core 2.8ghz pc, running FL 20.8 and one instance of Magnus was using over 30% of the cpu, which is way too much. Other clippers and limiters I use don't use anywhere near that amount. Please Saverio could you fix this, as it spoils an otherwise brilliant plugin.

Chris McKeown says:

This is a special plugin. It's all kinds of awesome !!
I've spent a lot of money and bought many plugins types of limiters , compressors and clippers that cost many times more than Magnus Mk2 does, trying to find something that does what Magnus does. As soon as I heard what happens when you drive into it, and the amount of glue it gives everything, I knew this is a plugin I'll be using multiple instances of in every track I make from now on. Thank you Saverio, for making tools like this, that enable me to make what I can imagine.

Christopher Briggs says:

Mixed with #HornetPlugins
I recently purchased and used the Magnus MK2 on a song release this month!!! I searched all over the net to find the best low cost limiter with oversampling capabilities. Hornet is the company I chose, and I’m glad I stepped out and took the risk!! The Magnus limiter performed outstanding and the clipper combination makes getting my mixes to industry lufs levels easy!!! This is why the most expensive plugins doesn’t mean the most expensive sound. Try this limiter and you will not regret it🔥🔥🔥
ZillYun rnb/pop artist, sound engineer, producer

Ján Čverčko says:

Everything you need is this limiter. Seriously! Mastered with many expensive ones, but only this one sound so natural and extremely loud at the same time without totaly squashing everithing. Hats off HoRNet!

QuakeMobb Music says:

Always impressed with Hornet. Never lets me down.

merefox retronica says:

Best realtime limiter for OBS live streaming.

Creeper167 says:

Outstanding products.

Jeffery says:

I have been using Waves WLM Plus to get a consistent -21 RMS on my voiceover recordings. Frustrated by its high price and annual renewal fees, I pored over my bundle of Hornet plugins, and discovered that Magnus MK2 does exactly what I need better than the Waves plugin (WLM doesn't have RMS metering), and it has been sitting in my FX collection for several months!!! I hope to get some time this week to incorporate other Hornet plugins in my FX chain, hopefully to replace all of my other plugins.

MaxLapierre says:

Fantastic sound and 0 Latency.
Excellent !

djlinus says:

I really have to say. The new update has enhanced the sonic character a lot. I compared it with some of the best limiters around and Magnus is now one of my favorite limiters!
Great work!


Peter Brusch says:

Realy, really love this limiter. If ou use it carefully, You can really increase the level the level without changing the character of the source.

swzoo says:

any chance of a skin that isn't half invisible?

Thanos Bikos says:

Excellent clipper and limiter at a very reasonable price. Clean and friendly user interface, very clean sound, no artifacts and I like the sound of the clipper in hard and soft mode depending on the material. Also it was very smart to have different oversampling for the clipper and limiter.
It can take more gain than I need without pumping, which is very impressive. The combination of clipper and limiter makes it very versatile with just a few controls.
I'm very happy I got Magnus and it is my go-to limiter. Thank you Hornet!

Marcus Vaughn says:

I had the previous version but this upgrade takes it to a whole other level, I've compared this limiter with a few I have and this one wins all the time ! it's my go to limiter now, You can really push the limiter and still keep the dynamic range & transients…. I love using the clipper and the limiter combined so i'm not pushing the limiter too hard squashing the track, Try it out, Great software for a great price and a great company.

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