HOFA 4U – Free VST, VST3, AU, RTAS, AAX Plugins

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Here you’ll find the plugins of the HOFA 4U collection directly out of the HOFA-studios.
And as it is common for freeware, all HOFA 4U plugins are free and up for grabs for everyone.
There are more to come – so head on over now and then to check it out …

HOFA 4U ProjectTime

HOFA 4U ProjectTime

Features V2.0.2 (changelog):

  • shows the time which has passed during a DAW project
  • time measurement in hours, minutes, seconds
  • pause function
  • writes log to see when you worked on the project
  • every log entry can be commented
  • works on Windows and Mac with any DAW

HOFA 4U ProjectTime starts the time measurement as soon as it gets loaded into a plug-in slot in your DAW (Cubase, Pro Tools, Studio One, Reaper …).
The stopped time is saved with the closing of the project. The time measurement resumes by reopening this project.
Click here to read the manual.

HOFA 4U Meter, Fader & MS-Pan

Features V2.0.2 (changelog):

  • precise metering (peak, hold, EBU, LRA)
  • MS decoder
  • trim-, fader- and mute-function
  • stereo-mono switch
  • analyze peak & EBU R128 levels via drag and drop of audio files
  • innovative panorama-function: this is the panner that you can also use for “more than stereo” panning
  • changeable plugin window size
  • mouse-over-tooltipps
  • manual onboard
  • works latency-free and with all common sample rates
  • for PC and Mac, 32 and 64 Bit DAWs
  • Audio Unit, VST, VST3, RTAS and AAX

Click here to read the manual.

HOFA 4U Goniometer & Korrelator

HOFA 4U Goniometer & Korrelator

Features V1.3.0 (changelog):

  • switchable between goniometer and correlation meter
  • new type of goniometer with peak, hold and energy-indicator
  • innovative und intuitive correlator
  • changeable plugin window size
  • manual onboard
  • works latency-free and with all common sample rates
  • for PC and Mac, 32 and 64 Bit DAWs
  • Audio Unit, VST, VST3, RTAS and AAX

Click here to read the manual.


HOFA 4U+ BlindTest

4U BlindTest

  • innovative tool for an objective comparison of equipment (e.g. plugins) inside your DAW
  • shuffle mode that anonymises the tracks
  • loudness compensation
  • rating and note features
  • comparison of up to 3 tracks
  • upgradeable to the unlimited full version

Except for the varying number of possible tracks the freeware is identical to the full version.
You can find more info about the plugin here.

To be released in November 2015.

Download 4U:

Click here to download the installer for ALL 4U Plugins.


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NEW at HOFA-Plugins

The HOFA IQ-DeEsser is the new tool for editing harsh sibilants in vocals or in the whole mix.

With a specialized and very natural working voice recognition the IQ-DeEsser is very easy to use and even more intuitive.

HOFA IQ-DeEsser – DeEssing in its most natural way and a BUS-Mode that has no equal.

Check out the gearslutz forum about HOFA IQ-DeEsser.

Buy now & benefit from the introductory price!

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Which Plugin is really the best? And how can you test it and make a decision? 
Using HOFA 4U+ BlindTest you will be able to make impartial comparisons, revealing the best sounding solution.

Preorder now and save money!

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Acoustic Sets - SAVE MONEY

Everybody knows how important it is to optimize room acoustics for studios, music rooms, home cinemas ...
So check out our Acoustic Set specials:

HOFA Acoustic Set STARTER - save 110,48 € 
HOFA Acoustic Set STUDIO - save 272,36 € 
HOFA Acoustic Set PROFI - save 420,58 € 
HOFA Acoustic Set MEGA - save 755,11 € 

>> HOFA-Akustik shop

New: The Acoustic Set Configurator

Use the new Acoustic Set Configurator to further customize the colours of Diffusors, Absorbers and Basstraps as well as the quantity of the different modules.

There's a lot to discover at the HOFA-Akustik online shop!

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HOFA IQ-Analyser V2 Standalone

NEW: The IQ-Analyser V2 Standalone version contains all IQ-Analyser (Plugin) functions as well as a complete new range of possibilities.

Buy now at the reduced introductory price and SAVE MONEY

  • Network functionality
  • Standalone Analyser (mac & pc)
  • Analysis of internal and external audio
  • Measuring Instrument for studios and live locations
    (frequency, loudness, stereo correlation)

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HOFA DeEsser

The upcoming HOFA IQ-DeEsser is using vocal detection to identify sibilance in vocal tracks and introduces new transparent algorithms to reduce sibilants.
Sounds great? ... coming soon!

Acoustics Advice & Planning

You've had enough of a bad sound because of unsatisfying acoustics?

We are pleased to offer you an individual planning for your rooms, which is absolutely free of charge.

HOFA Acoustics Advice


20 questions and answers

You can find the answers to 20 important questions concerning the technical background and the correct placement of acoustic elements on our website with the acoustics FAQ.

20 questions and answers

EDU-prices for HOFA-Plugins

As a participant in an educational institution you can purchase plugins and bundles by HOFA-Plugins with education discount (-33 %), simply send us your valid enrollment documentation.

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Free HOFA Acoustics Wizard

Now you can find support for your room's acoustic treatment in the new HOFA Acoustics Wizard.
The Wizard will calculate and visualize nearly realistic reverberation times and give you possible solutions for the optimization.

Acoustics Wizard