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HoRNet HCS1 is the faithful recreation of a very famous guitar pedal effect that has been produced from mid seventies to mid eighties, it's designed to give more sustain to your guitar, and it does it acting like a compressor.
This specific compressor has a fixed threshold and it acts for signal that are both above and below that threshold, in fact if the input of the circuit is very low the internal volume gets boosted a lot, while if the signal is above threshold, it gets gradually decreased. This kind of action is very particular and differs from the classic compressor used in audio, the result is a very distinctive sound that works magically on guitar, but it's also very interesting on other sources (like keyboards or drums).
HoRNet HCS1 models every "analog" characteristic of the plugin including the saturation and the hiss, both of this option can be disabled.
Since the circuit uses some frequency pre-emphasis and de-emphasis to reduce noise, we also modelled a popular modification that removes the de-emphasis filter making the plugin brighter.
We also added a handy Dry/Wet knob so you can use it to dose the effect with more precision and create parallel compression.