NAMM 2018 Day 4: One More Thing…

It’s the last day at NAMM! There’s one more thing we wanted to show on our booth!

Blue Cat’s MB-5 Dynamix 2.0

Expected later this year, Blue Cat’s MB-5 Dynamix V2 is a complete rework of our Blue Cat’s MB-5 Dynamix plug-in.

With a brand new user interface including a new look and feel, zooming, new presets management, bands linking capabilities, it makes multiband dynamics processing even more accessible.

It now also includes an external side chain input to trigger its gate, expander, compressor or limiter on each band. Stop by our booth (#16300) to check it out!

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NAMM 2018 Day Three: Better Late than Never!

It’s Day Three at NAMM, and we still have news for you! Better late than never…

Blue Cat’s Late Replies 1.1

Included in the new Blue Cat’s Axiom, Late Replies has also been available as an independent plug-in for a couple of months… Time for an update, right?

The new Late Replies 1.1 will feature all our plug-ins hosting improvements developed for Axiom and a few more things: Continue reading

NAMM 2018 Day Two: Plug-In Hosting Day!

It’s time for the NAMM News of the day: we’ve got updates for our Plug-in hosts today (our plug-ins or standalone applications that can host third party VST, VST3 or Audio Unit plug-ins)!

New Host: Blue Cat’s Axiom

Blue Cat’s Axiom, our new multi effects processor for guitar & bass and amp simulation plug-in is also a plug-in host!

You can load any of the built-in effects or third party plug-ins in the plug-in and pedal slots!

Stop by our booth (#16300) to check it out!

PatchWork 2.2 Update

An update for Blue Cat’s PatchWork is in the works and is demonstrated on our booth (#16300) at the NAMM show.

A large part of our plug-ins hosting framework has been re-written to build Blue Cat’s Axiom, and all our other hosts will benefit from it with upcoming free updates. Among the changes: Continue reading

NAMM 2018 Day One: Guitar Software Day!

It’s almost day one at NAMM, are you ready? We’ve got lots of news for the show this year, so we’ll be posting (almost) every day. And today is guitar day at Blue Cat Audio!

Blue Cat’s Axiom

As announced earlier this week, we’ll be showing off Axiom on our booth (#16300).

Pick up a free pick on the booth and try our new multi effects processor and amp simulation software for guitar and bass! Continue reading

Destructor 1.21 and PatchWork 2.11 Released

We have just released new versions of Blue Cat’s Destructor and PatchWork.

 

Blue Cat’s Destructor 1.21 is a maintenance release that fixes an issue appeared with version 1.2. It is highly recommended to update as the sound of the plug-in is impacted by this bug appeared in version 1.2. You can read more details here.

Blue Cat’s PatchWork 2.11 improves presets management and fixes a problem with the VST3 instrument version in Cubase:

Cubase has a bug with VST3 instruments and sets the last loaded preset number after having restored their state (which is not supposed to happen). The impact depends on the implementation, but for our own plug-ins, this used to fully reset the state of the plug-in upon session restore. As of Cubase 9.5 it has still not been fixed, so we have decided to implement a workaround to avoid this problem. As a result, factory presets are not exposed to the host anymore, which is not a big loss anyway!

Legendary Guitar Tones With Blue Cat’s Destructor

Our distortion and amp simulation plug-in, Blue Cat’s Destructor, already includes a handful of factory presets that mimic the tone of famous guitarists (check out the “Guitar Legends” presets category!), but we wanted to take it a step further…

Our friend Hans Van Even has accepted the challenge to reproduce the exact guitar tone of famous guitar licks, using only Blue Cat’s Destructor, and sometimes a delay or reverb, such as Blue cat’s Late Replies, with a single guitar!

Did he succeed? Check out the videos below! We must say we have been pretty impressed… Continue reading

PatchWork 2.1 – What’s New? A Closer Look!

Let’s take a closer look at Blue Cat’s PatchWork 2.1 free update that was released today and explore some of its new features!

25 Built-in Audio Effects

Blue Cat’s PatchWork can now be used as a multi effects processor on its own:

With its new 25 built-in audio effects borrowed from Blue Cat’s Late Replies, you can do a lot of things with PatchWork, without relying on third party plug-ins: it now includes a gate, compressor, ducker, delays, modulation effects, pitch and frequency shifters, a panner, EQ, waveshaper, bit cruasher, mid/side encoder and decoder…

And you can of course mix these effects together with your favorite VST, AU or VST3 plug-ins! Build your own channels strips and share them across multiple DAWs easily!

75 New Effect Presets

With these new built-in effects, we have also included 75 new presets to get you started, including multi-delays, pitch harmonies, channel strips, guitar effect chains…

Zoomable GUI

PatchWork 2.1’s Graphical User Interface (GUI) can now be zoomed in or out (from 70% to 200%), with high resolution vector graphics:

You can now adapt the size of the user interface to your displays. Working far away from the screen? No problem! It will also make your life easier when working on high resolution touch screens with large fingers :-).

Loading PatchWork into PatchWork Made Easier

PatchWork is now available as a built-in effect: you can now load PatchWork into itself and share presets regardless of the plug-in format!

This is just an overview of the new features, you can view the full change list here.

Enjoy!

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Plug’n Script V3 – What’s New?

Initially released in 2014 to add scripting capabilities to your favorite DAW, Plug’n Script has evolved into an integrated audio plug-ins development environment: native (compiled) scripts have been supported since 2015, and version 3.0 brings all the pieces together with a brand new workflow and VST plug-in export capabilities.

Let’s see in details what this new version brings to the table! Continue reading