The HoRNet 3XOver is a very peculiar plugin since it’a half a DJ eq, half a three band crossover with selectable slope and output for each band. At it’s core there is a system of three filters, a low-pass, for the low frequencies, a band-pass for the mid frequencies and a high-pass for the high frequencies. Each of the filters has a selectable slope of 24dB/Octave or 48dB/Octave, a freely adjustable cutoff frequency point, gain control, and a ON/OFF switch to kill that frequency band. The 3XOver provides four different stereo outputs, a Master (identified by an “M” on the output selectors) and three auxiliary outputs (identified by the numbers “1”,”2” and “3” on the output selectors).
You can assign every band to any of the outputs of the plugin, this allows for great flexibility, from the basic three band DJ equalizer to a multi output crossover that can be used to build custom multiband compressors for example.
The 3XOver is a special plugin, while it respects all the specs for multi output VST and Audio Units, this particular feature doesn’t works in every host, since not every host is capable of routing audio from a secondary output of a plugin to a new track.
I’ve successfully tested the multi output routing in:
Motu Digital Performer
Avid Protools (with the VST wrapper)
The HoRNet AutoGain has been designed with a specific pourpose in mind: drastcally shorten the time it takes to create volume automations. When finishing a mix usually you have some tracks that need some volume adjustment here an there, so you start writing volume automation, but this is a long and boring task… Here it comes the HoRNet AutoGain to the rescue. It has two different inputs, in the main one put the track you want to automate, in the second one your volume reference, it may be a single track, a track group or the whole mix, press play and let the HoRNet AutoGain work its magic. It will try to keep yor track level to the same of your reference, you can adjust speed, sensitivity and gain range.
The HoRNet TrackShaper is a “mix on autopilot” utility for those who want to have good sounding tracks without spending hours tweaking plugins.The TrackShaper is based on the HoRNet ChannelStrip MK2 technology and includes several specific algorithm for different sound sources like: kick drum, snare, acoustic instruments, guitars, etc. Each algorithm acts on many different EQ and compression parameter that you can tweak using a single knob called “effect amount” that dynamically changes the EQ and compression characteristic of the algorithm. Due to the fact that each algorithm reacts dynamically to the input signal you have to carefully set the input and output level, the TrackShaper provides input and output gain knobs and level indicator: a green dot lights up when the signals are in the correct range. For those who want quick result, the TrackShaper also provide an “auto gain” adjust feature, that automatically sets the correct input and output gain based on the level of the signal.