HoRNet AutoGain

Why automation data is not written to my DAW?

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?

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.

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

AutoGain Pro has a gate control that is activated when used with the internal reference. This gate is set by default to -20dB so every input signal must be higher than the gate level to be used in the internal computation, if your input level is low you can lower the input gate to allow the sound to pass through.


 

HoRNet TrackUtility

Why the auto-gain setting of TrackUtility is not kept between sessions?

It’s by design. Here’s the reason:

You put TrackUtility 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. 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?

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 VU Meter

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

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 VU Meter is not kept between sessions?

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. 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.

Can I remove VU Meter from the track after the auto-gain has finished?

If VU Meter 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 VU Meter not reach the level I set when I activate auto-gain?

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


AAX Support

While we are constantly updating our plugins to support AAX, not every plugin we made is compatible with the Pro Tools format. Here’s the list of our plugins available as AAX: