Blue Cat’s Axiom – News!

So you are wondering what’s going on with Blue Cat’s Axiom since its announcement at NAMM earlier this year? It’s not Q2 yet, but we are making progress!

Blue Cat’s Destructor 1.3

We have just shipped Blue Cat’s Destructor 1.3, and all the improvements for this release will be included into Axiom.

So you might want to check out the latest version of Blue Cat’s Destructor to have an idea of what guitar and bass amp simulations will look and sound like in Blue Cat’s Axiom 1.0!

New Built-In Effects

Some of the new built-in effects for Axiom: Click to enlarge

As you can see in the screenshot here, new built-in effects have been added since our NAMM demos.

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NAMM 2018 Day One: Guitar Software Day!

It’s almost day one at NAMM, are you ready? We’ve got lots of news for the show this year, so we’ll be posting (almost) every day. And today is guitar day at Blue Cat Audio!

Blue Cat’s Axiom

As announced earlier this week, we’ll be showing off Axiom on our booth (#16300).

Pick up a free pick on the booth and try our new multi effects processor and amp simulation software for guitar and bass! Continue reading

Destructor 1.21 and PatchWork 2.11 Released

We have just released new versions of Blue Cat’s Destructor and PatchWork.

 

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.

Blue Cat’s PatchWork 2.11 improves presets management and fixes a problem with the VST3 instrument version in Cubase:

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!

Legendary Guitar Tones With Blue Cat’s Destructor

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

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

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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