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HOFA System Basic

HOFA System Basic

Channel Strip by HOFA-Plugins

High quality channel strip, premium reverb and flexible effect suite for free!

SYSTEM basic is the freeware version of the popular EQ, dynamic & FX toolbox from HOFA. 29 plugins are available which you can use individually (also as inserts in your DAW) or connected to each other. The routing happens automatically in SYSTEM, with multiband, M/S and dual mono routing always available.

Load more than 150 HOFA presets, that can be edited to a limited extent.

There are two kinds of presets: plugin presets that correspond to the HOFA SYSTEM basic functionality can be used. For instance, all AlgoVerb plate presets can be used.

In addition to plugin presets, HOFA SYSTEM can save entire processing chains. These chains can be used and edited, as long as the presets use parameters that are available in the freeware version. If a chain preset contains plugins that require a special license, it can only be used if it is a factory preset. In this case it isn’t possible to change the routing or other parameters.


  • 29 plugins with flexible routing and processing options
  • 150+ presets of the full version can be loaded
  • AlgoVerb Plate algorithm for more spatial depth in your productions
  • All plugins are usable in your DAW or in HOFA SYSTEM

System Requirements

  • HOFA Plugins work with Windows 7/8/10, Vista and WinXP, as well as Intel-Mac from OS X 10.6.
  • Audio Unit, VST, VST3, RTAS and AAX, 32 and 64 Bit.

HOFA Plugins are tested constantly on the following DAWs:

  • Steinberg Cubase/Nuendo/Wavelab, MOTU Digital Performer, Ableton Live, Apple Logic, Magix Samplitude/Sequoia, Avid Pro Tools, Cakewalk Sonar, Presonus Studio One, Cockos Reaper, FL Studio

Please Note: Some plugins have a limited functionality in SYSTEM basic.

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