HoRNet AutoGain

Why automation data is not written to my DAW?copy link

copy When you put AutoGain and autogain Pro in write mode, automation data comes from the GUI thread so the plugin window must be open to be able to send data to the host during the playback. Once the automation data has been written you can close the GUI.


 

HoRNet AutoGain Pro

Why automation data is not written to my DAW?copy link

copy When you put AutoGain and AutoGain Pro in write mode, automation data comes from the GUI thread so the plugin window must be open to be able to send datt to the host during the playback. Once the automation data has been written you can close the GUI.


 

Why AutoGain Pro in internal reference mode doesn’t react to the signal?copy link

When you put AutoGain and AutoGain Pro in write mode, automation data comes from the GUI thread so the plugin window must be open to be able to send data to the host during the playback. Once the automation data has been written you can close the GUI.


 

HoRNet TrackUtility

Why the autogain setting of TrackUtility is not kept between sessions?copy link

It’s by design. Here’s the reason:
You put TrackUtility on a track and engage autogain. You play the track through and it reduces the db down by say -2.5db. This means now that the whole track is now gain-reduced by 2.5db. You close the project and re-open it. The gain reduction of -2.5db is still there but autogain is turned off. In other words, you don’t need auto-gain on, you’ve already done the auto-gaining and got the -2.5db reduction. If auto-gain was still on and you hit play, it would auto-gain from that point and would likely be different to the earlier -2.5 reduction (say if the beginning of the track was very quiet). To get that -2.5db of reduction, you would have to play the whole track again from start to end which you may not want to do straight away. This allows you to autogain based on the whole track and then turn auto-gain off (or have it turned off automatically when you re-open the project) because you’ve now got your gain reduction.


 

What’s the difference between auto-gain in VU Meter and TrackUtility?copy link

They both do the same thing, but in VU Meter the gain is computed using the 300ms integration time required by the VU Meter standard,this while giving a good representation of the perceived loudness of the signal doesn’t prevent short peaks from clipping.In TrackUtility you can choose between “peak” and “RMS” mode, the first option allows to prevent peaks from being higher than the set value, while the second works on the RMS (Root Mean Square) of the signal.


 

HoRNet VUMeter

What’s the difference between auto-gain in VU Meter and TrackUtility?copy link

They both do the same thing, but in VU Meter the gain is computed using the 300ms integration time required by the VU Meter standard, this while giving a good representation of the perceived loudness of the signal doesn’t prevent short peaks from clipping. In TrackUtility you can choose between “peak” and “RMS” mode, the first option allows to prevent peaks from being higher than the set value, while the second works on the RMS (Root Mean Square) of the signal.


 

Why the auto-gain setting of VUMeter is not kept between sessions?copy link

It’s by design. Here’s the reason: You put VUMeter on a track and engage auto-gain. You play the track through and it reduces the db down by say -2.5db. This means now that the whole track is now gain-reduced by 2.5db. You close the project and re-open it. The gain reduction of -2.5db is still there but autogain is turned off. In other words, you don’t need auto-gain on, you’ve already done the auto-gaining and got the -2.5db reduction. Auto-gain was still on and you hit play, it would auto-gain from that point and would likely be different to the earlier -2.5 reduction (say if the beginning of the track was very quiet). To get that -2.5db of reduction, you would have to play the whole track again from start to end which you may not want to do straight away. This allows you to autogain based on the whole track and then turn auto-gain off (or have it turned off automatically when you re-open the project) because you’ve now got your gain reduction.


 

Can I remove VUMeter from the track after the auto-gain has finished?copy link

If VUMeter is the last plugin in the chain you can set the gain level calculated by the plugin in the DAW fader, if instead the plugin is the first in the chain you can replace it with a “gain” plugin of your DAW setting the gain to level calculated by VU Meter.


 

Why does VUMeter not reach the level I set when I activate autogain?copy link

VUMeter is equipped with a peak protection function that is active by default. If applying the calculated gain even a single sample should be higher than the maximum set level in the protection, the gain is adjusted to make sure that no sample exceeds this maximum level


 

Apple

Apple Silicon Supportcopy link

Plugin Installation

Automatic installation through the DoIncopy link

The easiest way for installing our plugins is using the DoIn (our Downloader/Installer) available in your HorNet page or here below
DoIn for mac
DoIn for win
once downloaded the DoIn:

  • unzip the DoIn and copy the unzipped file in your App/Programs folder
  • launch the DoIn and type your hornet username and password
  • the DoIn will list all your hornet plugins (and the available DEMO)
  • press the INSTALL button beside the plugin you want to install
  • DONE! enjoy your new HoRnet plugin

 

Manual (old school) installation copy link

mac installation

Here below you’ll find 2 sections (authorization and installation) with the steps to follow for the installation on your mac.

AUTHORIZATION

You have to authorize the plugin ONLY if your macOS is Catalina (or above), otherwise jump to the installation section.

  • download the latest version of the plugin from your your HorNet page hornet account
  • inside the mac folder, you will find a file named: “run-me-before-install”;
  • double click on it: you will get a message that the file is not from a trusted developer;
  • close the message and go in the security settings (apple menu > System Preferences, click Security & Privacy);
  • click the general tab and you should see a message that says if really want to launch the hornet run-me-before-install;
  • click “allow”
  • now go back to the “mac” folder containing the “run-me-before-install” file and the plugin and double click on “run-me-before-install”;

Done: your plugin is now authorized!

INSTALLATION

As you noticed inside the downloaded folder you can find more plugin types (vst, vst3, component, aax) that are for different DAW (you may find more info here)
Let’s assume your DAW is Logic:
Since Logic only supports the component plugins you have to copy the “<plugin name>.component” file into the folder:
/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components
(To open this folder use Finder’s “Go” menu and choose “Go to folder…” then type in the path as written above. )
Done: now you can start your DAW and enjoy the plugin!

and for the other type of plugins (and DAWs):
Mac OS X VST:
Copy “<plugin name>.vst” to Macintosh /Library/Audio/Plug-ins/VST
Mac OS X VST3:
Copy “<plugin name>.vst3” to Macintosh /Library/Audio/Plug-ins/VST3
Mac OS X AAX:
Copy “<plugin name>.aaxplugin” to Macintosh /Library/Application Support/Avid/Audio/Plug-ins

win installation

  • download the latest version of the plugin from your your HorNet page hornet account
  • inside the win folder, you will find all the plugin formats for different DAWs (you may find more info here)”
  • now copy the “<plugin name>.vst” into the vst-folder that usually is located here:
    C:\Program Files\Steinberg\VstPlugIns (please check your DAWs settings to be sure in which folder it searches for the plugins)

    with the same procedure, you can also install the vst3 version of the plugin:
    copy the <plugin name>.vst3 to your VST3 folder, usually C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3

    if you need the AAX version for ProTools you have to copy the plugin <plugin name>.aaxplugin” to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Avid\Audio\Plug-Ins


 

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