hornet trackutility mk2

TrackUtility MK2 2.1.1 is available, this update is free for owners of the plugin and includes:

  • Fixed crash on Apple Silicon mac

  • Fixed channel selector and width control greyed out on VST3

  • Fixed auto gain reference and gain level group switches being swapped

Many useful tools packed in handy GUI

TrackUtility MK2 is a swiss army knife for audio, it features different useful processors that you would otherwise need to find loading many plugins in a handy and logic GUI that you can keep on your screen together with other plugins.

When you need to change a track from stereo to mono, remove DC, pan, trim, etc. TrackUtility MK2 is there for you.

Thanks to the limiter in the output section, the stereo wideness control, that can also act as a fake stereo simulator,  and to the auto gain RMS mode TrackUtility is also very useful on the master bus for quick mastering. Set the RMS to your desired maximum level, engage the auto gain and the limiter. Set the stereo image to taste, here is a quick mastering recipe.

Building on the strength of the previous version TrackUtility MK2 adds a very handy grouping function to allow for the change of any parameter to a whole bunch of instances at once, revamp the RMS meter with a freely adjustable windows, include the latest auto gain algorithm and borrows the limiter code straight from Magnus, allowing you to choose three different auto release times.


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.


  • Track muting.
  • DC removal.
  • Channel Selector (work on L + R or just L or R or invert L and R).
  • Phase reversal (separate for L and R channels).
  • Gain adjustment (from -60dB to +60dB).
  • Auto Gain adjustment in Peak and RMS mode.
  • Pan control.
  • Stereo width control that acts as fake stereo simulator on mono tracks.
  • Output clipper.
  • Magnus Output limiter with three different auto release times.
  • Peak output meter.
  • RMS output meter with adjustable window analysis length.
  • Grouping function to change setting s to many instances at once.
  • macOS (10.11 and later) and Windows support.
  • Apple Silicon native support.
  • 64-bit only on both on Mac and Windows.
  • Audio Units VST2.4, VST3,  AAX format.

Copy protection

The HoRNet TrackUtility MK2 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!

10 thoughts on “HoRNet TrackUtility MK2

Elvis says:

Amazing plugin! I use it for gain staging in all my productions, the only problem I find is that the rms meter gives 3db less than it really is, the auto gain works the same, if I want to set it to -18 I actually have to set auto gain at -21

dee-t says:

I am one of those who realises…how could I have not thought to use this long ago?
Very powerful tool – the various functionalities this plugin tool possesses has been here for a few years now – ahead of it's time!

Thank you Saverio & team for the kind gift!

Ken K. says:

Yet another smart and very useful plugin that puts the stuff of some of the big players to shame. Even though I have a lot of plugins that cost up to xy times as much (and sometimes hit the CPU xy times as hard) I'm using more and more of Saverio's tools these days.

Keep it up Saverio!

Lonnie Dawkins says:

This one gets my projects off to a quick start and is helpful to polish off the completion. This is one of those tools that I may wonder how I got along without it before! Great job!

emaileanto says:

I love the simplicity and usefulness of this utility plugin. Thank you Saverio for this giveaway.

George M says:

Amazingly good… Does what its promising fast and efficiently…

X says:

This is promising but will really by usefull with possibile set time between L and R channels. With overall delay of this. With controlable high pass and side pass to Control mono Low end and at top od that starting 3 band eq.

paragbe says:

This is a must have utility plugin for any kind of audio work. It has all the necessary tools and Auto gain is excellent and also I really like the limiter as well. But I have a request to have a filter section i.e both HPF and LPF with 20 – 22kHz freq range with extreme filter slopes (96dB/Octv) or a brick wall slope. That would be usefull as well.

Jeroen Simons says:

This is a very handy tool for your tracks… Thanks Saverio/HoRNet!!!!

qepic7 says:

I'm absolutely in love with the versatility and intelligence of this plugin! As with most of Hornet's plugins, it is a no brainer kind of purchase, based on performance alone, BUT especially considering the asking price, sale or no sale. These guys are freakin' awesome. Keep up the great stuff Hornet!

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