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HoRNet Magnus MK2

Limiter Plugin by HoRNet
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HoRNet Magnus MK3
HoRNet Magnus MK2 has been replaced by: HoRNet Magnus MK3
HoRNet Magnus MK2
HoRNet Magnus MK2 by HoRNet is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
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Magnus MK2 is a 2 stages brick-wall limiter with automatic output level and comprehensive metering, its purpose is to make your tracks the loudest possible.

To achieve this the limiting process is divided in two steps each with separate oversampling options: the first is a clipper that can work like a hard digital clipper or a soft analog one. This stage lets you cut away those small peaks that nobody is going to hear and that will make the limiter work too hard and sound less transparent.

The second stage is a brickwall limiter that will compress everything above 0dBFS.

Simply use the two big knobs to increase the level until you are getting the right amount of gain reduction by any of the two stages.

The limiter in Magnus is a complex tool, the attack it's instantaneous and the release is made of three different stages, these stages are musically tuned and follow the classic time divisions of music.

This kind pf envelope allows Magnus MK2 to be a very musical and transparent limiter allowing high level of limiting without obvious compression pumping.

Magnus MK2 includes some very useful metering options, the output level is displayed as complessive RMS and integrated LUFS, also the LU dynamic range is displayed.

We have also added both output peak and RMS meters to visually give you a clue on the output levels.

If you are in a hurry and you want to reach a precise output value just enable the auto output that will automatically trim the output knob to reach your specified peak level in both dBFS, RMS or LUFS.


  • Clipper stage with hard and soft (analog) modes.
  • Brickwall limiter stage with instantaneous attack.
  • Separate oversampling option for clipper and limiter.
  • Three stage release from 1 to 500ms.
  • Auto release mode with sync to song tempo.
  • RMS, LUFS and dynamic range output metering.
  • Output peak and RMS meters.
  • 12 dBs gan reduction meters with peak hold for each stage.
  • Automatic output level compensation in dBFS, RMS or LUFS.
  • Mac OS X (>=10.6 intel only) and Windows support.
  • 32 and 64-bit compatibility both on Mac and Windows.
  • Audio Units VST2.4, VST3 and AAX format.

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