How To Do Mid/Side Processing With Any Plug-In

The traditional way to manage stereo streams is to use separate left and right channels sources. There is however another way: by recombining these left and right channels, you can actually separate the mid channel (mono or center) from the sides channel (stereo part of the signal).

Mid/Side Stereo

Processing these recombined mid/side channels instead of the traditional left/right stereo pair is called mid/side processing and it can be very convenient because you can apply different effects to the mono (mid) and stereo (sides) parts of the signal.

Many of our audio plug-ins provide a mid/side option, but how can you use this approach with any third party plug-in? Continue reading

New Guitar Plug-In To Be Unveiled at NAMM 2019

We are looking forward to showing you our new creation! It will be unveiled at the NAMM Show next week! Stop by our booth #16300 to check it out, or keep connected on Facebook, twitter, Instagram or this blog!

Please find below a few pictures to give you an idea… More details to be revealed very soon! Continue reading

8 Tips To Get The Best Guitar Tone With Plug-Ins

We live in a world with many guitarists, tons of tools and a lot of options to record our beloved guitars. Yet I feel we spend more time practicing than tweaking our sounds, while the tone is actually as important as the notes we play. Let’s take the example of guitar icon Jimi Hendrix. He spent literally nights in between gigs tweaking sounds with his recording engineer, and his tone was legend!

For sure tone is subjective, and it depends also on how you play, but there are a few tricks that can help you to get the best out of your guitar using today’s DAW based recording software.

Here are my top 8 points which I hope can help you to achieve a better tone : Continue reading

Blue Cat Audio Guitar Contest: Prizes Worth $1,796!

We are happy to announce our first guitar contest with the opportunity to win our acclaimed guitar & audio software Blue Cat’s Axiom, Destructor, Axe Pack and All Plug-Ins Pack, with a backing track provided by JTC (jtcguitar.com) and written by Martin Miller (martinmillerguitar.com).

All you need to do is record yourself playing your own guitar solo on the JTC backing track, using one of our amp simulations plug-ins: Blue Cat’s Free Amp, or the demo of Blue Cat’s Destructor or Axiom. Upload your video to your YouTube account and share it on the Blue Cat Audio Facebook page. 10 players will be selected from the YouTube likes, and the final jury (composed by Martin Miller and the Blue Cat Audio team) will vote for the 4 winners.

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Integrated Plug-Ins Control With Blue Cat’s Axiom

If you need to access effects parameters quickly with Blue Cat’s Axiom, you don’t need to launch the plug-in editor every time: you can control the plug-ins that are loaded in the pre and post amp sections directly from the main user interface.

This feature works for both built-in effect plug-ins and third party VST, VST3 or Audio Unit plug-ins. Controls display can be made active or inactive using the following toolbar buttons:

Enjoy!

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