Year/Date of Issue: 08.2021
Developer site: hornetplugins
Format: VST, VST3, AAX, AU
Bit depth: 64bit
tablet: not required
System requirements: macOS (10.11 and later, + M1) and Windows (7 and later) support.
Description: A complete mixing channel strip for your bass.
HoRNet L3012 is a channel strip plug-in designed for bass players and contains all the tools you need for a good bass sound.
The plugin is the result of a collaboration between HoRNet Plugins and Lusi, an Italian bass player, and aims to provide you with the tools you need to process bass both in the studio and live in a single package.
The HoRNet L3012 contains an analog tube preamp section that can be overdriven to add grain to your sound, followed by a soft “bass boost” circuit and a transient shaper that make your bass attack and peaks great. You then get high and low pass filters, a shelving filter and a parametric mid-band to capture resonances and shape your sound, the last stage being a compressor modeled after the famous VCA compressor often used for bass.
HoRNet L3012 is a very lightweight and versatile plug-in that delivers the highest audio quality with analog modeling technology in every part of the processing chain, for this reason internally it uses what we call “intelligent oversampling”, allowing the plug-in to select the amount of oversampling (up to 4x) in depending on the sample rate of your DAW settings.
The GUI is fully rendered using vector graphics and is hardware accelerated, so it looks good at any screen resolution and does not increase the load on the processor.
We’ve also included two presets designed by Lusi to show you how this plugin can be used with two of the most popular bass models (you can guess which one by the preset name), so just make sure you click on the yellow part of the input meter, and all is ready.
Input pad and phase reversal
Tube preamp overdrive with dry/wet control
Adjustable high pass and low pass filter
Three band equalizer with one fully parametric band
Compressor that uses the VCA160 model from Multicomp Plus MK2
Analog emulation with intelligent oversampling (up to 4x)
Hardware accelerated GUI