HoRNet brings back the very first digital delay guitar pedal in a plugin

HoRNet's HDD-1 looks familiar...
HoRNet's HDD-1 looks familiar...

Said to be an emulation of the first digital delay guitar pedal (which we're assuming is the Boss DD-2), HoRNet's new HDD-1 plugin promises to create some "funny lo-fi effects".

The plugin recreates the original's analogue saturation and hiss characteristics (you can turn these on or off individually), while you can also engage a stereo mode to create a fake stereo effect. There's a sync to host tempo feature, too.

Specs are below; you can buy HDD-1 now from the HoRNet website. It costs €9.99 and is available in VST/AU/AAX 32/64-bit formats for PC and Mac. There's also a demo to try.

HoRNet HDD-1 specs

  • Delay times from 12.5ms to 800ms
  • Adjustable effect level, feedback and delay time
  • Hold mode repeats from the last 200ms to 800ms
  • Analogue emulation
  • Stereo mode
  • Tempo sync by multiples of 16th
  • Mac OS X (>=10.5 intel only) and Windows support
  • 64bit compatibility both on Mac and Windows
  • Audio Units, VST, VST3, RTAS and AAX format
Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.