HoRNet SongKey MK3 is an automatic tone detector that includes both on Macbook and Windows. In addition to tone detection, it also has the ability to measure the tempo for the beat quite accurately.

If you follow the articles about MacOS on my blog, you will know that Autotune Pro currently does not have a active version on Macbook, so also there will be no Autokey to auto tune for Autotune.

Therefore, HoRNet SongKey MK3 for Macbook is the best solution currently. However, one inconvenience is that it cannot automatically convert the key to Autotune, you have to enter it manually.

More: [MacOS] Auto-Tune 7 for Macbook full active

Installation Instructions Hornet Song Key Mk3
HoRNet SongKey MK3 for Macbook

Today’s article will guide you how to install and use HoRNet SongKey MK3 for Macbook in the most detail.

I. Download HoRNet SongKey MK3 for Macbook

To download HoRNet SongKey MK3 for Macbook, click the Download button below, wait for the timeout to appear a high-speed Google Drive link.

Link download

Backup link (Install if block)

After downloading, double click to extract the files as shown

Hornet Songkey MK3 for Macbook Unzip

II. Install HoRNet SongKey MK3 for Macbook

Step 1: Run the command file

First, you must open and run the file run-me-before-install.command. Wait for the processing to complete then move on to the next step.

Hornet Songkey MK3 Run Me

Step 2: Copy file HoRNetSongKeyMK3.vst

You copy the file HoRNetSongKeyMK3.vst to the directory by path


The Library folder is located on the macOS installation folder, if you can’t find it, right-click the Finder title bar at the location where the folder name is displayed and select the name of your macbook

Copy Vst Hornet Songkey Mk3

Step 3: Copy file HoRNetSongKeyMK3.vst3

Same as above, copy file HoRNetSongKeyMK3.vst3 to the path


Copy Vst3 Hornet Songkey Mk3

Step 3: Copy file HoRNetSongKeyMK3.component

The most important is still this file, it determines whether you can use the plugin for free or not. You copy it to the following path



III. Tuning tone with HoRNet SongKey MK3 for Macbook

First you insert the plugin into the Beat track, where the Youtube music will enter the software.

Chen Plugin Hornet Song Key Mk3

Then you open Youtube and play music, now in the plugin Hornet Songkey  will receive the signal, you press the RESET button to start the plugin to detect the tone. Wait about 10 seconds for the tone below the Hornet to be the most stable, enter this key into Autotune and start singing.

Hornet Songkey Guide
HoRNet SongKey MK3 tone detection guide for Macbook

IV. Conclusion

End the article HoRNet SongKey MK3 for Macbook here, hope it helps you in your journey to learn and self-learn to record mix music at home.

As mentioned, HoRNet SongKey MK3 is one of the best tone detector plugins on Macbook at the moment because there is no free Active version for Autotune Pro.

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