HoRNet Multicomp

Compress with style!

HoRNet MulticompThe HoRNet MultiComp is a compressor in vst and audio unit format that provides you with three different compression models, a VCA emulation, a FET emulation and an OPTO emulation. Every model is equipped with a special oversampling mode and a characteristic analog saturation, it also provide an high pass filter for the sidechain The algorithm makes no compromise trying to achieve the best possible quality, still maintaining a reasonable CPU load.


Three flavors for every taste

HoRNet Multicomp compression modesThe HoRNet MultiComp has three compression models and gives you a wide palette of sound to choose from: the snappy sound of the VCA (inspired by the typical sound of 80s VCA compressors) or the fat vintage FET sound (inspired by the fast and big sound of the classic vintage FET compressor) or the smooth found of the OPTO limiter (with its peculiar program dependent release time).

Real GR metering

HoRNet Multicomp gain reduction meterThe Gain Reduction meter of the MultiComp visually show the compression characteristics of the chosen model. Every hardware compressor and many software one has fixed attack and release times to slow down meter action and make it more visible for the human eye.

MultiComp’s gain reduction meter moves at the same speed of the compressor detector so that you can visually see attack and release times, but sometimes your compressor moves too fast so we aded a handy peak hold display that shows you the maximum gain reduction applied in the last 2 seconds.


I have prepared some generic preset that you can use in your sessions, remember, these are just a starting point, you must tweak them to suit the content of your tracks.

All these presets assume that the input signal is around 0VU so tweak the input knob so that the input meter flashes red on peaks but for the most of the time it stays yellow.

(Sorry for the moment the presets work only on the Mac!)


Demo limitation

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.


  • compressor vst with three different compression models
  • Sidechain high pass filter
  • External sidechain
  • Analog emulation adds typical model saturation
  • High Quality processing thanks to intelligent oversampling
  • Real Gain Reduction metering with peak hold
  • Mac OS X (>=10.7)¬†and Windows support
  • 64bit compatibility both on Mac and Windows
  • Audio Units, VST, VST3 and RTAS format

Video Overview

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Copy protection

The HoRNet Multicomp¬†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!

One thought on “HoRNet Multicomp

Radaatat says:

4 out of 5 stars due to the fact the the VST3 build has a bug that occurs when you try to adjust the threshold and it always returns back to 0. Regardless, the plugin is great. I mainly use it for its FET function and even though the OPTO setting isn't exactly modeled after the LA-2A, it still gives a great tone and personally enjoy it more than the LA-2A due to the fact it has a faster release.

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