Hello Kitties! We are very excited by the upcoming Winter NAMM this week!
As you can see below, we are getting ready for the show… See you on booth #6242 from Thursday to Sunday – be prepared for big news!
This is probably our last release for 2016… 3 of our best selling plug-ins have just been updated!
These new versions mainly bring a couple of bug fixes and minor improvements that will make your audio life easier (details below). Check out Blue Cat’s Destructor 1.11, Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer 2.54 and PatchWork 1.74!
If you already own these plug-ins, you can get the latest version from the same location as the original download (link received by email upon purchase or registration). If you don’t, don’t miss our year-end promotions, with up to 25% off!
What’s New for Blue Cat’s Destructor:
– Memory usage optimization: unused graphical elements are now unloaded on plug-in window close instead of next time the window is opened.
– Fixed (Windows): on older versions of Windows 7 with auto update turned off, the plug-in could fail to load.
What’s New for both Blue Cat’s PatchWork and MB-7 Mixer:
-Fixed MIDI channel issue with VST3: MIDI channel for note events was offset by one in the VST3 plug-in version and when hosting VST3 plug-ins.
-Improved perfomance when loading presets.
-Increased fine edit window width (opens when double clicking on a control).
-VST: fixed random latency compensation issues upon project load or when loading plug-ins while not playing.
-VST: fixed bypass issue when using reverse range in MIDI/automation settings.
-(Mac AU) Fixed latency compensation issues in Logic, on project load, or when loading plug-ins while not playing.
-(Mac AU) Fixed GUI display issues when changing size in Ableton Live.
-(Windows) new graphics for Windows installer.
What’s New for Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer:
-Fixed random crash in Cubase.
We are glad to announce the release of Blue Cat’s Destructor 1.1, including several workflow and user interface enhancements (full change list below).
With more than 200 additional visual styles, new locking features for improved presets management, contrast adjustments for spectrograms, as well as a couple of other GUI improvements, the plug-in has become even easier to use, check it out! Of course, the update is free for existing customers, as usual!
And since it’s this time of the year again, you will want to look at our end of year promotions: up to 25% off!
Just purchased a plug-in from us before the promotion? Don’t worry: like all existing customers, you will receive by email a coupon code to get even better deals (additional 10% discount)!
The update is available for download from the same location as the original full version (link received by email upon purchase). Just use the same link to the download page, (maybe refresh the web page, just in case), and you should see V1.1 right there. That’s it! Install and play!
“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.”
The plug-in gets an excellent review: 4.5 out of 5, and a “Great Value” award.
Even if you don’t read French, you will want to check it out and listen to the 60 audio samples that cover a wide range of styles and applications.
Our 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…
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.
We are happy to finally unleash today Blue Cat’s Destructor, our tone shaping channel strip and distortion modeling plug-in, capable of simulating many types of distortion, as well as more subtle and clean tones.
The plug-in is now available for purchase with 20% off until 11/11, while existing customers get an extra 10% discount during the same period (check your email!).
More details about the plug-in and demo downloads can be found on the Destructor plug-in page.
You may also want to check out these first two guitar-centric reviews of the plug-in. But don’t get it wrong: this plug-ins has a wide range of applications besides guitar and bass amp simulation, as shown in this full plug-in review by Audiofanzine (French), with many audio examples.
Check out the demo and tell us what you think!