In case you have missed it, the new versions were indeed announced and demoed two weeks ago at the Winter NAMM Show.
The full press release is available here. While we are still working on a few additions to the announced feature set, it should give you a good idea of what to expect!
New Look & Feel!
Both Blue Cat’s PatchWork and MB-7 Mixer will have brand new graphical user interfaces (GUI):
They not only look nicer but the workflow has also been streamlined quite a bit. We hope you will like them!
When? How Much? Upgrade?
Both plug-ins are expected to be released by the end of the month. Their price should remain unchanged.
For existing customers, the upgrade path is the following:
– Customers who purchased or registered the plug-in in the past 6 months before the new version will get it for free.
– Other customers can upgrade to the new version for a small fee (PatchWork: 15 EUR or $19 – MB-7 Mixer: 19 EUR or $25 – VAT excluded).
That’s it for the moment! We will post more information about the new versions shortly…
If you already own these plug-ins, you can get the latest version from the same location as the original download (link received by email upon purchase or registration). If you don’t, don’t miss our year-end promotions, with up to 25% off!
What’s New for Blue Cat’s Destructor:
– Memory usage optimization: unused graphical elements are now unloaded on plug-in window close instead of next time the window is opened.
– Fixed (Windows): on older versions of Windows 7 with auto update turned off, the plug-in could fail to load.
What’s New for both Blue Cat’s PatchWork and MB-7 Mixer:
-Fixed MIDI channel issue with VST3: MIDI channel for note events was offset by one in the VST3 plug-in version and when hosting VST3 plug-ins.
-Improved perfomance when loading presets.
-Increased fine edit window width (opens when double clicking on a control).
-VST: fixed random latency compensation issues upon project load or when loading plug-ins while not playing.
-VST: fixed bypass issue when using reverse range in MIDI/automation settings.
-(Mac AU) Fixed latency compensation issues in Logic, on project load, or when loading plug-ins while not playing.
-(Mac AU) Fixed GUI display issues when changing size in Ableton Live.
-(Windows) new graphics for Windows installer.
What’s New for Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer:
-Fixed random crash in Cubase.
We are glad to announce the release of Blue Cat’s Destructor 1.1, including several workflow and user interface enhancements (full change list below).
With more than 200 additional visual styles, new locking features for improved presets management, contrast adjustments for spectrograms, as well as a couple of other GUI improvements, the plug-in has become even easier to use, check it out! Of course, the update is free for existing customers, as usual!
And since it’s this time of the year again, you will want to look at our end of year promotions: up to 25% off!
Just purchased a plug-in from us before the promotion? Don’t worry: like all existing customers, you will receive by email a coupon code to get even better deals (additional 10% discount)!
What’s New In Destructor 1.1
Lock each module or the user interface to prevent changes when loading presets.
Bypass, input and output gain parameters are now independent from presets.
Added more than 200 new visual styles with vintage knobs.
New contrast setting for spectrogram display.
Spectrogram display is not reset anymore when resized.
Touch screen support improved: enlarged shape dynamics arrows and shape controls.
How to Get The Free Destructor 1.1 Update?
The update is available for download from the same location as the original full version (link received by email upon purchase). Just use the same link to the download page, (maybe refresh the web page, just in case), and you should see V1.1 right there. That’s it! Install and play!