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

  • Added legacy Tape MK1 mode
  • Added preference to select light and dark mode
  • Added display of track name on plugin UI
  • Fixed audio stuttering with VST3 in some DAWs
  • Fixed response of Hi Freq EQ control with oversampling enabled

Get the vintage tape saturation

The new HoRNet Tape MK2, a cutting-edge software emulation of the classic tape saturation effect that left an indelible mark on music production from the 1960s through the 1990s. This remarkable update takes the tape saturation experience to new heights, with a host of enhancements that faithfully replicate the physical characteristics of authentic magnetic tape, resulting in a more genuine and versatile audio effect.

HoRNet Tape MK2 has undergone a significant transformation, boasting improved mathematical models meticulously crafted to capture every intricate detail of iconic tape decks. These mathematical models don’t just replicate the overall sound but also encapsulate the idiosyncrasies that made each tape deck uniquely recognizable. To augment your creative toolkit, we’ve also introduced a brand-new deck in Tape MK2: the “Swiss 2 Deck,” further expanding your array of tape emulation options.

One of the standout features of HoRNet Tape MK2 is the introduction of oversampling, which plays a pivotal role in reducing aliasing artifacts. This ensures a smoother and more precise tape saturation effect, letting you achieve audio perfection with ease.

In addition, HoRNet Tape MK2 offers a continuous bias control, granting you unparalleled precision in calibrating and fine-tuning the saturation characteristics. This newfound control empowers you to sculpt your sound exactly as you envision it, giving your music a unique and customized sonic signature.

To complement this, we’ve incorporated a pre-emphasis filter, specifically a high-shelf filter. This filter is ingeniously designed to counterbalance the natural loss of high-frequency content that occurs during the tape recording process. By replicating the behavior of the famed “recording eq” found in professional tape recorders, your audio retains its brilliance and fidelity.

HoRNet Tape MK2 not only elevates your sound but also enhances your workflow with its sleek and modern graphical interface. This visually appealing interface not only adds a touch of style but also streamlines your creative process, making working with the plugin a delightful experience.

In summary, HoRNet Tape MK2 is your gateway to the vintage tape saturation magic of yesteryears, now enhanced with advanced features that cater to modern audio production demands. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a budding musician, this plugin is your key to crafting rich, warm, and authentic tape-saturated sounds with unmatched precision and convenience. Experience the past, master the present, and shape the future of your music with HoRNet Tape MK2


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.


Copy protection

The HoRNet TapeMK2 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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6 thoughts on “HoRNet Tape MK2

adriansulok says:

This programmer taught me to enjoy the creation and the sound. Sincerely Adrian

Richard says:

This update was a no brainer at the sale, the new version sounds more open compared with the really good tape mk1. Thanks for this evolution of a fantastic product, can´t believe how well it glues together my master sound and gives a analogish vibe to electronic music, my rating 6stars.

Kim Christopher says:

With the latest modifications, the plugin has become really powerful and versatile. My thanks to the HoRNet team for listening and also for caring for their customers. MK1 Mode was an incredible idea, as the previous plugins were pretty cool too. The color change of the interface was incredible, as it adapts to any work environment. Thank you so.

orkan kaya says:

I like the versatility compared to version 1, but the default sound for the same tape on v1 and v2 are very different. So if you own v1 don't ditch it once you get v2, v1 is still highly usable.

CAML says:

This is a great plugin, that works well on any material. As an owner of the previous tape I was more than happy to see that the price to upgrade from my previous version was incredibly reasonable. The sound is great, the ability to customise and sculpt the type of sound is great, the small cpu requirement is great and overall I would absolutely recommend this plugin.

Maciej Nowicki says:

Super works !!! Many possible sound settings. Lightweight for DAW.

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