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Blue Cat's Remote Control
"The Virtual Control Surface for your Virtual Studio"

Description

Blue Cat's Remote Control - virtual MIDI Control Surface (VST, AU, RTAS, DX)

Blue Cat's Remote Control is a set of plug-ins which let you control and monitor in real time several MIDI controllable plug-ins or devices from a single customizable user interface: the user interface of your favorite DirectX or VST plugin does not satisfy you? Your favorite hardware device is too complicated to control? Your project contains hundreds of plug-ins and you would like to control them all from a single user interface? You want undo/redo for all your modifications? This product was designed for you.

The package includes 3 plug-ins: Remote Control 16, 32 and 64, which have the ability to manage up to 16, 32 or 64 parameters. You can assign a MIDI channel and CC number to each controller, customize its response curve. You can as well choose a skin that suits your needs for every instance of the remote control (several skins are included in the package, see the screenshots), or create your own (see the Skins section): this is the best way to create your own user interface to control your entire Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) the way you have chosen. If you have a very specific project and you do not have time to spend on our Skinning Language, Blue Cat Audio can also create custom skins for you: see our Services page for more information.

Another way to use the product is for MIDI control remapping and transform: assign an input parameter a given MIDI CC, and assign the associated output parameter to another MIDI CC with different response curve parameters: the plug-in will remap the controller to the new CC and channel with a new response curve.

Read our Remote Control Tutorials and see this product in action!

Typical applications: MIDI remote control, MIDI CC mapping, MIDI CC values monitoring, transform automation to MIDI and MIDI to automation, custom user interface.

Features

  • Virtual MIDI control surface and monitoring tool.
  • Control or monitor in real time any MIDI-controllable plug-in or external MIDI device.
  • Customize the controls response curve with advanced settings.
  • Create your own Digital Workstation controller thanks to Blue Cat's Skinning Language.
  • MIDI learn.
  • Full automation support.
  • DirectX and VST formats.
  • Undo/Redo.
  • Load and Save presets in a host independent format.

Videos

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Screenshots

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Blue Cat's Remote Control - Assign the Midi channels and CC within the plugin UI Blue Cat's Remote Control - virtual MIDI Control Surface (VST, AU, RTAS, DX) Blue Cat's Remote Control - virtual MIDI Control Surface (VST, AU, RTAS, DX) Blue Cat's Remote Control - virtual MIDI Control Surface (VST, AU, RTAS, DX) Blue Cat's Remote Control - virtual MIDI Control Surface (VST, AU, RTAS, DX) Blue Cat's Remote Control - virtual MIDI Control Surface (VST, AU, RTAS, DX) Blue Cat's Remote Control - Ultra Wide 64 Controls and Meters Skin Blue Cat's Remote Control - virtual MIDI Control Surface (VST, AU, RTAS, DX) Blue Cat's Remote Control - virtual MIDI Control Surface (VST, AU, RTAS, DX) Blue Cat's Remote Control - virtual MIDI Control Surface (VST, AU, RTAS, DX) Blue Cat's Remote Control - virtual MIDI Control Surface (VST, AU, RTAS, DX) Blue Cat's Remote Control - The joysticks skin let you control two parameters at the same time Blue Cat's Remote Control - virtual MIDI Control Surface (VST, AU, RTAS, DX) Blue Cat's Remote Control - Make the user interface transparent thanks to the built-in window opacity control Blue Cat's Remote Control - The Principle: Transform Automation, MIDI CC and User Interactions to Visualization, MIDI CC And Automation Blue Cat's Remote Control - You can rename the controls so that the user interface displays the right names for the parameters that it lets you control.

You can find more skins for this product here.

User Comments & Reviews

Blue Cat's Remote Control was granted the Innovation award by Computer Music Magazine

"Looking to wield greater power over your MIDI software and hardware? This suite of virtual control surfaces might be the answer. [...] Remote Control 2 gives you deep, unified control over MIDI Continuous Controller data.[...] Does it work? Indeed it does. [...] Remote Control 2 does what it says on the tin, and does it well, all for a reasonable price."

"Verdict: Remote Control is a bit of a niche product, but for those who do need to unify their MIDI-manipulating activities, it could be a real lifesaver." - 8/10 rating granted by Computer Music Magazine (CM), March 2008 - www.computermusic.co.uk - [read review on musicradar]

"The Remote Control plugins [are] fantastic for DAW workstation control.[...] The possibilities are really almost endless and this makes it another one of my favorite plugins of the [All Plugins Pack] bundle." - Glen Heffner, CakewalkNet [Read full review]

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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), Moutain 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.

Demo Limitations

  • One single instance of the plug-in per session.
  • The effect is bypassed for 3 seconds every 30 seconds.

Versions History >subscribe to our newsletter

V2.32 (2014/03/20)

  • Fixed 64-bit VST MIDI Events not sent for the first output parameter in the list.
  • Windows VST installer now detects the VST plug-ins path and remembers previous install location for updates.
  • Fixed Audio Unit validation issue on OSX Mavericks/Logic Pro X.
  • Fixed VST plug-in window frame not showing in Cubase 7.5 (32-bit) on Mac.
  • Fixed VST version that could not be loaded in Audio HiJack Pro (Mac).

V2.31 (2011/02/10)

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

V2.3 (2010/06/02)

  • 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)
  • Space bar does not trigger plug-in buttons anymore (avoids conflict with transport control in most applications).
  • Demo version now displays a nag screen only once per session, and only when opening the user interface of the plug-in.
  • Fixed MIDI learn issues.
  • Performance inprovements (processing and user interface).
  • Mac: fixed user interface crashes in some hosts under Snow Leopard.
  • Mac: fixed keyboard/mouse focus issues in some hosts.
  • Mac: fixed multiple screens issue.
  • 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.
  • Mac AU: output parameters routing now works for more than one instance in Logic Pro's Environment.
  • Mac AU: fixed output parameters that could exceed defined range and not record properly as automation curves.

V2.2 (2009/09/30)

  • Controls names can now be customized from the user interface (no need to change the skins).
  • Output automation is now disabled by default.
  • 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 for enhanced user interface customization.

V2.11 (2009/05/05)

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

V2.1 (2009/04/01)

  • Mac Audio Unit support.
  • Mac VST Support.
  • Automation output can now be disabled for hosts that do not propose automated parameters choice.
  • New Windows installer (you should uninstall any previous version before installing this new one).
  • New documentation.
  • Minor user interfaces changes.

V2.0 (2008/02/07)

  • New user interface design.
  • New joystick skin with XY controls.
  • Undo/Redo support.
  • Window Opacity Management: make the plugin window transparent and see behind.
  • 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.
  • MIDI settings are now available from the plugin user interface.
  • Improved Skins loading performance.
  • Curves are now anti-aliased.
  • Improved the display of parameters values in the MIDI settings panel and the host application.
  • Improved graphs refresh rate.
  • Reduced memory consumption when using several instances.
  • Default values for MIDI controllers have been changed to be more convenient.
  • Blue Cat's Skinning Language 1.4.1 support.

V1.0 (2006/12/16)

First version.