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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PatchWork + Destructor + Late Replies – The Ultimate Guitar Combo?

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

Late Replies – Managing Delay Time & Working With The Grid

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.

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Blue Cat’s Late Replies Creative Delay Walkthrough Video

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!

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Destructor In the Studio – Part 1

We are glad to unleash the first episode of a video series about Blue Cat’s Destructor in the studio: Eli Krantzberg will show you how he uses Destructor to record and mix guitar parts for a TV underscore cue he is working on.

Guitar connected straight into the box, the chase for the perfect guitar tone can begin! As you will see, it is as simple as picking up a few presets and tweaking them to your taste.

In today’s episode, Eli is exploring a few clean guitar tones to record rhythm parts, check it out!

Next week, we’ll add some more dirt to it! Keep connected!

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Guitar Tone Matching With Blue Cat’s Destructor – EVH

There are many ways to match the tone of your favorite guitar players with your own gear.

Here is Hans Van Even‘s method, using Blue Cat’s Destructor to mimic Eddie Van Halen’s famous guitar tone, also known as the “brown sound”. Watch out! Sick guitar shredding inside!

Update: Hans’ EVH preset for Blue Cat’s Destructor (compatible with all plug-ins formats) and the Cubase session of the tutorial are now available for download. Check them out!

Enjoy!

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