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Reviewed By asdfrewq [all]
January 18th, 2023
Version reviewed: 1.1 on Windows

Great LA-2 plugin. Has a nice sound with good analog emulation. This plugin adds some features not included in the hardware unit that add a lot. Mid/Side, stereo and dual mono modes, (selectable) auto gain makeup and auto peak reduction, and a dry/wet control so you can easily do parallel compression.

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HoRNet SpringVerb

Reviewed By Faydit [all]
May 25th, 2022
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows

Not only for the quality comparably cheap and also sonically very flexible spring reverb plugin.

I know some good sounding sping reverb plugins bujt even more not really convincingly sounding ones, at least for me. For some time therefore I preferred using convolution reverb solutions, if it came to spring reverb, but these ones also have some limitations, especially concerning the recording quality of these files, which can differ a lot.

The Hornet SpringVerb seems to sound very good, it can be adjusted very individually and even some more extreme settings seem to sound really convincing, nice natural, organic tones, simple, but effective GUI and controls, selecting the number of springs (1,2,3) alone changes a lot but not only, you can easily adjust some small, decent spring reverb as well as large, dense and intense ones and a lot in between.

Some presets would have been fine.

Nevertheless five stars for the sound quality and flexibility. Good work.

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HoRNet Valvola

Reviewed By komoro [all]
January 20th, 2022
Version reviewed: 1.1.0 on Windows

Tried this one on drums and got some interesting results, but only with high Gain settings. The Tube overdrive is relatively fast sounding unnatural in the higher settings, but with subtle coloration and the additional Gain it brings some glue on the Drumbus. I experimented a little and was surprised as I realized that a Transformer like Transature from Analog Obsessions is bringing the sound extremely forward when it is positioned after Valvola in the signal chain. The coloration of the Valvola brings a gritty and rough restless sound to the ears and with added Transformer the unwanted distortion and dissonances disappear and bring some pretty good shine. Although the set-up of the Valvola is a little difficult it seems to be a better take on the tube-preamp sound. Phoenix from Shattered Glass Audio has more controls and EQ, but both plugins are very individual and the result is different with the similarity that both sound good.

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HoRNet Valvola

Reviewed By Trader One [all]
January 19th, 2022
Version reviewed: 1.1 on Windows

Its good plugin. Emulation might not be perfect replica of tube, but there is definitely musical use for that. You can choose from 7 tubes and can do negative effect as well and this is good for cleaning signal. There is output gain setting, no wet/dry mix.

It can saturate signal and can give it buzzing over drive sound. With right setup it will do just a bit every now and then and its better then overused vinyl emulation.

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HoRNet Valvola

Reviewed By derickgtwkbrwt [all]
December 22nd, 2021
Version reviewed: 1.0.1 on Windows

this is really one of the best tube emulations, and the best free emulation, I really liked the saturation of the EL84, but i think i could add a gain control, some valves have low volume like the 6l6cg, and i wish i could make this adjustment in the plugin, and also the option to make the frequency response more linear.

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HoRNet Valvola

Reviewed By Faydit [all]
December 22nd, 2021
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows

The tube simulations basically sound good, but the output level is extremely low if not to say, much too low.

Next problem I have, the sonic results, you get from tubes, depend - apart from a lot of other factors- very much on different values of resistors and capacitors on anode, cathode and grid, what I hear here, basically is a very clean setting, without any - for guitar or bass - usable saturation or overdrive.

If I eg. stack two 12AX7 and a 6L6 or EL34, the result with saturation levels at 90-100% still sounds much cleaner and has a much too low output level than eg. a simple Tweed Champ circuit with only one 12AX7 and a 6V6 (or even 6L6), so these simulations do not at all behave and react like tubes in a typical tube amp circuit, rather like tubes in an old radio or another audio circuit.

Constant level control is - in my opinion - not only a useless feature, if it comes to tubes, it also affects the results in a very negative way, as it makes it impossible that cascading tubes can react like a real tube circuit, as an essential part of a good tube amp sound is the fact that the different stages overdrive in a controlled way the following ones. If they cannot, as the level is always automatically reduced before, you do not get any authentic tube overdrive, what is exactly, what's happening here. Then it also is no authentic simulation but just some fantasy programming without any connection to the physical reality of real tube gear.

I also do not see the sense of negative saturation, if positive saturation finally only results in (too) clean sounds.

I also tried to add the plugin after an already good tube amp simulation, but the results did not improve much, all I heard was a much lower output level but no real sonic improvements.

Good idea, but not a very convincing realisation. As it is, rather a toy but a usable plugin, at least for me, sorry.

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HATEFISh RhyGenerator One

Reviewed By S0210 [all]
November 11th, 2020
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows

A lovely little sequencer. I prefer this free version to the extended one with 16 tracks. The only reason I gave 4 starts instead of the maximum is the lack of some obvious MIDI CC settings. I'd love to tweak the triggers live in my old VSThost.

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HoRNet Harmonics

Reviewed By choomaque [all]
September 28th, 2020
Version reviewed: 1.0.0 on Windows

it does absolutely nothing, .

plugin is active or bypassed, tweaked all the sliders, monitored by ears or analyzer - no difference.

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HATEFISh RhyGenerator
by User41 at 24 Feb 2024, 07:30
Jamming Rock feature request
by HoRNet at 19 Feb 2024, 02:03
MBC Crash during plugin resize in Reaper 7.07
by HoRNet at 19 Feb 2024, 02:01
VHS Latency?
by HoRNet at 13 Feb 2024, 01:24
HoRNet Multicomp Plus MK2 - any update ahead?
by HoRNet at 13 Feb 2024, 01:21
HoRNet TheNormalizer 1.3.3
by chrisenglish at 29 Jan 2024, 20:39
by gelly-vapor at 28 Jan 2024, 00:33
Guitar Kit feature request
by hatefish at 16 Jan 2024, 02:14
80Verb VST3 GUI crashes in Waveform
by hatefish at 2 Jan 2024, 08:26
Richiesta plugin
by gelly-vapor at 30 Dec 2023, 05:44
Problem with VHS (v1.3.2)
by mabian at 30 Dec 2023, 05:19
Uninstall VHS
by Britishboxer at 30 Dec 2023, 03:25
Autogain on Syncpresser
by Not2Reprising at 27 Dec 2023, 08:38
Dyneq request
by HoRNet at 12 Dec 2023, 02:13
Some plugins are blurry and pixely on new PC
by TheWhistler at 6 Dec 2023, 07:48