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Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst
"What you cannot hear, Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst shows it to you, for free!"

Description

Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst - Real Time Spectrum Analysis Plug-in (VST, Audio Unit, RTAS, AAX, DX) (Freeware)

Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst is a free spectrum analyzer plug-in that lets you monitor the spectral content of your audio signal in real time.

This plug-in has been designed to provide extreme smoothness and high resolution for both time and frequency: unlike most spectrum analyzers, Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst is able to display continuous variations even with a very high frequency resolution, thanks to its unique smooth interpolation algorithms.

Most aspects of the audio to frequency display conversion can be managed, which lets you total control over the monitoring. A special thresholding system has been developed to help you see the important parts of the spectrum easily. In case you need extra precision in a particular frequency range, you can zoom the display and check the part of the graph you are interested in.

This plug-in supports Blue Cat's skinning language, so that you can customize the user interface to your personal needs.

For more advanced capabilities, check Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Pro plug-in, an extended version that offers many more features, such as saving/restoring curves, precise measurement tools, 3D spectrogram view, MIDI output. For multiple tracks analysis, you can use Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi plug-in.

Mac OS X 10.5+32/64-bit Universal BinaryWindows XP or newerWindows x64 (64-bit)VSTRTASAAXAudio UnitDirectX64-bit AAX
Price: Freeware
Included in Bundle: Free Pack

Features

Main Features:

  • Mono and stereo real time spectrum analyzer.
  • Total control over the audio to frequencies tranformation.
  • Smart interpolation algorithm for extreme display smoothness.
  • Zoomable display with multiple sizes.
  • Custom absolute and relative thresholds.

Blue Cat Audio Standards:

  • Available as: Mac-AAX, Mac-AU, Mac-RTAS, Mac-VST, Win-AAX, Win-DX, Win-RTAS, Win-VST, Win x64-AAX, Win x64-DX, Win x64-VST.
  • Native DSP code for optimal performance.
  • Full MIDI control and automation support with silent, zipper-free parameters update, advanced response control and MIDI Learn.
  • No CPU load on idle: when the plug-in is fed with silence, the processing smoothly shuts down, to optimize the CPU usage of your Digital Audio Workstation.
  • Skinnable and customizable user interface with transparency management.
  • Smooth Bypass: activate/deactivate the plug-in with absolutely no noise.
  • Undo/Redo.
  • Full featured integrated presets manager.
  • Copy/paste the plug-in's state between instances using the system clipboard.
  • Any sample rate supported.

Videos

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Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst - Real Time Spectrum Analysis Plug-in (VST, Audio Unit, RTAS, AAX, DX) (Freeware) Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst - Small display size Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst - Control the opacity of the plug-in window and continue working on your project while the analysis is running. Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst - Large display size Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst - select and zoom with a simple mouse drag.

You can find more skins for this product here.

User Comments & Reviews

Blue Cat strikes again with another quality product! [...] I really enjoyed this one on the last mix-down I had to do. It did a nice job and was pretty accurate. Jean-Patrice Remillard, www.pheek.com

"Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst has been tested by the Softpedia labs and found to be completely clean of adware/spyware components. We are impressed with the quality of your product and encourage you to keep this high standards in the future."

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System Requirements

Windows

  • An SSE2-enabled processor (Pentium 4 or later).
  • Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or 8.
  • Any DirectX / VST / RTAS / AAX compatible host software (32 or 64 bit).

Mac OS X

  • An Intel processor.
  • Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9), Mountain Lion (10.8), Lion (10.7), Snow Leopard (10.6), or Leopard (10.5).
  • Any VST / Audio Unit (32/64-bit) / RTAS / AAX compatible application.

For more information about supported platforms, see our FAQ.

Versions History >subscribe to our newsletter

V2.1 (2014/01/09)

New Features:
  • Copy/paste the plug-in's current state from the presets menu using the system clipboard.
Improvements:
  • Reduced the plug-in's memory usage.
  • Windows VST Installer now remembers where the plug-in was initially installed to simplify upgrades.
  • (Mac) plug-in version number is now available when using "Get Info" in the Finder.
  • (Mac) Improved display of Audio Unit parameters in most host applications.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed window frame not showing with Cubase 7.5 (32-bit) on Mac.
  • (Mac) About window does not show up first in the corner of the screen anymore.
  • (Win) Alt-Click on a control now resets the value to default in Pro Tools, as expected.
  • Fixed version number reported to host application for VST and Audio Unit versions.

V2.02 (2013/06/21)

New Features:
  • 64-bit AAX support for Pro Tools 11.
  • Audio Suite support for offline processing in Pro Tools (AAX).
Improvements:
  • The windows installer now automatically detects the most appropriate VST install path.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed AAX version not showing up in Pro Tools 10.3.5 on Windows.
  • (RTAS) Fixed parameters control with EUCON control surfaces in Pro Tools.
  • Fixed user interface issues in Final Cut Pro X.
  • Fixed compare button issues in Pro Tools.
  • Mac-VST: Fixed window resize issues on Cubase and Nuendo (Mac).
  • Mac: Control MIDI settings dialog now brought back to front when already opened in the background.

V2.01 (2012/04/23)

Bug Fixes:
  • AAX/RTAS on Mac: Fixed audio engine freeze or error issue with Pro Tools on some Mac configurations.
  • AAX on Mac: Fixed compare button that did not work well when using factory presets or any preset created on Windows.
  • Performance improvement when running under high CPU load for other platforms.

V2.0 (2012/03/28)

New Features:
  • New animated user interface with multiple display sizes.
  • New integrated presets manager:
    • Load/save presets from the plug-in's user interface.
    • Organize presets with folders.
    • Customize the default preset.
    • Exchange presets easily.
  • Automation range and response curve can now be customized for each parameter.
  • Automation and MIDI settings (channel, MIDI learn etc.) are now accessible from the main user interface.
  • AAX plug-in format is now also supported on Windows.
Improvements:
  • Plug-in name has been shortened for a clearer display in mixer view for most host applications.
  • Changed the default VST install path on Windows.
  • Improved default response curve for automation and MIDI control.
  • Added new presets.
  • Improved value display in fine edit window.
  • Improved user manual.
Optimizations and Performance Improvements:
  • Reduced VST plug-in loading time.
  • Improved parameters precision (now stored as 64-bit).
  • More compact presets format (uses less space and loads faster).
  • Smaller binaries on Mac (dropped PowerPC support).
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed presets-related crashes in Cubase on Mac.
  • Fixed user interface display issues in Wavelab on Mac.
Note: this new version can be installed side by side with the previous version for backward compatibility reasons: installing this new version won't break your previous projects.

V1.71 (2011/02/10)

  • Fixed keyboard focus stealing issue in Pro Tools and several other host applications.
  • 64-bit Mac VST support.

V1.7 (2010/12/01)

  • 64-bit Mac VST support.
  • User interface enhancements:
    • Improved readability.
    • Select and zoom with one click.
    • Drag the rulers to move the curve when zoomed
    • Zooming is now animated.
    • Improved consistency with our other analysis tools.
  • Performance improvements (the plug-in now requires an SSE2-enabled processor).
  • Default release time is now shorter.
  • Fixed issue with Freeze button not freezing all curves on the stereo version.

V1.52 (2010/03/19)

This update only concerns the RTAS version of the plug-in:
  • RTAS plug-in bug fix: when using both the mono and stereo versions in the same session, the controls of the instances were linked together.

V1.51 (2010/02/25)

  • Space bar does not trigger plug-in buttons anymore (avoids conflict with transport control in most applications).
  • Win x64: fixed issue with some hosts not opening the plugins.
  • Win x64: fixed issue with settings window that was not displayed properly in some hosts.
  • Mac: fixed keyboard/mouse focus issues in some hosts.
  • Mac: fixed multiple screens issue.

V1.5 (2010/01/30)

  • RTAS plugin format support for Pro Tools (Mac and Windows).
  • 64-bit applications support for Windows DX and VST under Windows x64.
  • Mac AU 64-bit format support (compatible with 64-bit Logic 9.1 on Snow Leopard)
  • Mac: fixed user interface crashes in some hosts under Snow Leopard.
  • Fixed MIDI learn issues.

V1.4 (2009/11/20)

  • RTAS plugin format support (final beta stage - currently available with the Free Pack only)
  • Mac: fixed keyboard/mouse focus issues in some hosts.
  • Mac: fixed user interface crashes in some hosts, when used with particular display settings.
  • Mac-AU: fixed user interface resizing issue when changing skin in some hosts (Logic).
  • Mac-AU: fixed settings lost issue when doing offline rendering in some applications.

V1.3 (2009/09/21)

  • New Windows Installer (much faster install, improved upgrades).
  • Bug Fix (PC): Cubase freezes when loading a preset using a different skin while the plugin window is open.
  • Blue Cat's Skinning Language 1.6.1 support.

V1.21 (2009/05/05)

Mac VST update: fixed incompatibility issues with Cubase 5 on Mac.

V1.2 (2009/02/03)

Mac Audio Unit Support.

V1.2 (2008/11/21)

  • First Mac version.
  • New skins with enhanced usability and new look and feel.
  • New toolbar to access main features.
  • Undo/Redo.
  • Import/Export presets in a host and platform independent format.
  • Smooth Bypass: activate/deactivate the plugin with absolutely no noise.
  • Improved parameters display in host application and settings window.
  • Improved graphical display performance and smoothness.

V1.1 (2007/10/18)

  • Undo/Redo.
  • Load/Save presets in a host-independent format: you can now share presets between the directX and VST versions.
  • New toolbar to access main functionalities.
  • Improved skin loading speed.
  • Improved user interface performance.
  • Reduced memory consumption when using several instances.
  • It is now possible to choose wether displayed curves are filled or not.
  • Improved the display of parameters values in the MIDI settings panel and the host application.
  • Bug fix (VST): when loading a project or changing presets, some host applications could hang.

V1.0 (2007/01/22)

First version.
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