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.
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!
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
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…
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.
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
Did you know that as a guitarist, with Blue Cat’s PatchWork as a host application (or plug-in), Blue Cat’s Destructor for the guitar tone and Late Replies for the ambiance and creative effects, you have access to an incredible palette of sounds for your studio work or live gigs? Here are a few examples, using mainly factory presets… Enjoy! Continue reading
Blue Cat’s Late Replies offers a flexible approach to manage the delay time across its multi-tap section and feedback loops.
In this video Eli Krantzberg explains the base delay settings, and tells you how to use (or not to use) the grid and random functions to create in or out-of-sync delays. You will also learn how to link the taps and feedback loops together to quickly edit them all at once.
Got your copy of Blue Cat’s Late Replies? Not sure how to get started? Haven’t tried the plug-in yet and wondering why you would need yet another delay plug-in?
Don’t worry: here is a video that walks you through the main features of our creative delay and multi fx plug-in, with full details and concrete examples. Watch out! This may change forever what you think about a delay plug-in can do for you!