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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Blue Cat’s Destructor Review: “Excellent”

The Garageband guide has published a review of Blue Cat’s Destructor, together with an overview video (see below). The plug-in was rated “Excellent”:

“having spent several hours finding my way around Destructor and putting it through it’s paces i’m happy to report that it really is as flexible and fully featured as Blue Cat describe. […]

Destructor’s interface is well laid out and a breeze to use; Blue Cat have went to great lengths here to make sure getting some fantastic sounds as easy as possible.[…]

Viable as a great sounding Amp sim as well as a downright filthy saturation and distortion plug in, Blue Cat Audio’s destructor offers fantastic value for money.”

 

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In-Depth FREE Destructor Tutorial, and more!

destructor-groove3Our partners at Groove3 have released an awesome in-depth tutorial for Blue Cat’s Destructor: all features of the plug-in are covered, from the straightforward easy-mode to the most advanced side chain distortion capabilities.

This tutorial is definitely recommended if you want to discover the plug-in or get the best out of it!

And you know what? This tutorial is entirely FREE: if you are not already a Groove3 customer, register on this page within two weeks, you get a free 30-days pass to watch not only this tutorial, but all others, including the PatchWork and MB-7 Mixer trainings!

Beware, that’s more than 1200 hours of videos: it may keep you busy for a few days…

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Review of the Day: Blue Cat’s Destructor, by Studio One Expert

After Pro Tools Expert, it’s time for Studio One Expert to review our new plug-in, Blue Cat’s Destructor.

I am so blown away by the way this thing sounds!

Check out the full video below and listen to Paul Drew while he goes thru a few guitar presets and shows how the adaptive dynamics shape impacts the sound.

Want to try the plug-in by yourself and check how it sounds with your own rig? Free demo versions are available for download here.

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It’s 10/10! One day to 11 / Pro Tools Expert Review

It’s almost here! Blue Cat’s Destructor will be available for demo and purchase tomorrow!

Here is a short review of the plug-in by Pro Tools Expert, from a guitarist prospective: “It’s so easy to use”, “the possibilities are endless”, “I forget that it is a plug-in, it’s that good!”… Check it out!

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Blue Cat’s Destructor Announced

We are happy to unveil today our new plug-in, Blue Cat’s Destructor, a comprehensive distortion and amp sim modeling tool capable of simulating any kind of distortion.

It will be demoed on booth #410 at the 141st AES Convention in Los Angeles until October 2nd and will be available for purchase on October 11th.

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This new plug-in gives access to an unlimited number of non-linear processing models, ranging from harsh digital destruction to smooth analog compression or guitar amp simulation (and it works for clean tones too).

It is delivered with hundreds of presets and predefined models, many of them inspired by real gear. It offers the ability to create completely custom distortion simulations beyond these models, thanks to its flexible yet simple signal processing chain – no need to purchase extra presets or amp models to build the perfect custom tone.

Based on a perceptual model rather than on electronic designs or impulse responses, it simplifies the process of tweaking the tone and making it fit into the mix. Thanks to its exclusive adaptive shaper, it is reactive to the playing of instrumentists, providing a very natural feeling, similar to analog gear.

In order to make the look and feel of the plug-in match the tone, the plug-in is bundled with more than 1400 visual styles that can be selected separately for each module.

Check out the Blue Cat’s Destructor plug-in page for more details!

Price: 79 EUR or $99 (excl. VAT)

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