Comments and Reviews

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Blue Cat's Chorus - Smooth Chorus Effect (AU, VST, RTAS, AAX and DX Plug-in) (Freeware) About Blue Cat's Chorus

"Looking very much as if it were inspired by Eventide Clockworks' 1970s effects, this terrific freebie comes in a wide variety of plug-in formats and provides a terrific-sounding chorus with a reserved but flexible smattering of controls. A random mode generates presets if you're not inclined to set them up yourself, and both mono and stereo versions are included." - Computer Music Specials [excerpt on musicradar.com]


Blue Cat's Protector - Brickwall Limiter Plug-in (VST, AU, RTAS, DX) About Blue Cat's Protector
Blue Cat's Protector was granted the Performance and Value awards by Computer Music Magazine

Used on the master bus, it catches loud incidental peaks and transparently softens them, preventing nasty digital clipping without the need to turn the volume of your entire project down.[...] But Protector has many other tricks up its sleeve [...]. As a mix effect, Protector has just as many creative uses as it does purely practical ones [...], offering anything from brickwall-style peak limiting to violent waveshaping when used with very fast times. [...]

The Stereo Link control facilitates both linked and unlinked operation, as well as any point in between.[...] The plug-in doesn't introduce latency, and requires an insignificant amount of processor power, so stacking multiple instances is no problem.

All of which means that it's a thumbs up from us.

"Verdict: More than a mere limiter, Protector has quite a range of applications. What's more, it sounds great and is very keenly-priced." - 9/10 rating and performance and value awards granted by Computer Music Magazine (CM), October 2008 - www.computermusic.co.uk - [read review on musicradar]


Blue Cat's Chorus - Smooth Chorus Effect (AU, VST, RTAS, AAX and DX Plug-in) (Freeware) About Blue Cat's Chorus

The generous offering of a full range of time based modulators consists of very basic but powerful and versatile effects. The Blue Cat Chorus for example, is ALWAYS the first one I try for super rich detuning and haywire coloured effects, but at the same time, I find it can throw just the right wisp of mist into a warm string pad. - Max Debutante


Blue Cat's Phaser - Analog Modeled Phasing Effect Plug-in (VST, AU, RTAS, AAX, DX) (Freeware) About Blue Cat's Phaser

The Blue Cat Flanger and Blue Cat Phaser are capable of a wealth of sound variations that belies their simple looking interfaces. - Max Debutante


Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer - Multi Band Mixing Plug-in and VST/VST3/AU Host About Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer

Blue Cat's MB Dynamix Pack was granted the Performance Award by Computer Music Magazine"It’s simple enough in concept, but factor in band-specific panning, stereo width, mute, bypass and solo, and you’ve got a powerful mastering and manipulation tool. [...]

In use, the MB-7 shows itself to be part mastering tool and part creative plug-in, particularly when you combine reverse linking of bands with some automation. But we found it particularly good for controlling the stereo width for specific frequency ranges on a multitude of stereo sources including drum kits, piano,strings and full mixes. This allowed us to make our sounds more expansive in the mid and high frequencies while retaining low-end cohesion. Equally, if you’ve time to kill, MB-7 can do a fair job of isolating sounds in mixed sources. [...]

These are precise, almost scientific tools[...]. So, they require time to truly get to grips with. In return, they'll continue to deliver as you explore their depths. [...] Pros: Clever ideas well implemented, Quality multiband processing, MB-7 linking options a nice touch, Cross-band internal sidechaining.

Verdict: 8/10. A super-flexible, great-sounding plug-in combo for the more technically inclined. " - Computer Music Magazine - October 2011, reviewed as part of Blue Cat's MB Dynamix Pack.


Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer - Multi Band Mixing Plug-in and VST/VST3/AU Host About Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer

"With Blue Cat Audio's innovative MIDI side-chaining system, the sky's the limit.

[... Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer] might seem an odd idea, but it actually provides alternative ways of implementing a number of fairly common processes.[...] It also has some fresh tricks up its sleeve, and most of these relate to Blue Cat's trademark linking techniques. [...] The possibilities are, quite literally, endless." - Sound On Sound Magazine - July 2011 [Read Full Review]


Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix - The All-in-One Multiband Dynamics Processor About Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix

Blue Cat's MB Dynamix Pack was granted the Performance Award by Computer Music Magazine"These are precise, almost scientific tools[...]. So, they require time to truly get to grips with. In return, they'll continue to deliver as you explore their depths. [...] Pros: Clever ideas well implemented, Quality multiband processing, MB-7 linking options a nice touch, Cross-band internal sidechaining.

Verdict: 8/10. A super-flexible, great-sounding plug-in combo for the more technically inclined. " - Computer Music Magazine - October 2011, reviewed as part of Blue Cat's MB Dynamix Pack.


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

"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]


Blue Cat's Analysis Pack - Audio Analysis Tools and Audio to MIDI Plugins Bundle (VST, AU, DX, RTAS) About Blue Cat's Analysis Pack

"This is a remarkable set of plug-ins. This company impresses me more and more with each update and release. I believe these tools should define the standard for audio analysis. They are totally worth demoing to see if they can be of use to you.[...] I know of no free or payware plugs that achieve some of the unique things these particular analysers can do. [...]"

This company is quickly approaching the pinnacle of digital effects for musicians." - Paul "triple P" Evans, Wusik Magazine.
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Blue Cat's Dynamics - Compressor, Gate, Limiter, Expander, Waveshaper Plug-In (VST, AU, AAX, RTAS, DX) About Blue Cat's Dynamics

"No CPU load on idle channel is fantastic: I find that the feature by which the CPU load of the Dynamics plug-in (and I believe all BCA plugins) decreases to zero when the inputs are idle is just great. This simplifies quite a bit the CPU management strategy in a live setup whereby I do not have to worry about shutting down this particular effect when it is not being used.[...]

After using it for a while it becomes so natural that I wondered if all effects are like this...I tested a few others and no way, there does not seem to be many out there with that particular feature. Very nice touch. - Patrick Cournoyer. [Read full comment]



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