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Blue Cat Audio provides free online tutorials for many DirectX, VST or Audio Unit hosts. Find the topic you are interested in in the list below. If you are looking for a tutorial specific to a given product, check out this page. It is also possible to access these tutorials from each product page.

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Tutorial - Automation Envelopes Generation in MOTU's Digital Performer 7

Read Tutorial - Automation Envelopes Generation in MOTU's Digital Performer 7 - Create Advanced Custom Side Chain Effects

This tutorial shows how to reuse the envelopes generated by our plugins with output parameters in MOTU's Digital Performer 7 host software. As of today Digital Performer does not receive MIDI events f...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Customize the Colors of your Plugins

Read Tutorial - Customize the Colors of your Plugins - Customize your plugin skin easily

This tutorial shows how to customize the FreqAnalyst Pro plugin's user interface by changing the color of the displayed curves. It is a very basic skinning tutorial. All you need to know is how to exp...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Connecting Plug-ins with Groups in Cakewalk Sonar

Read Tutorial - Connecting Plug-ins with Groups in Cakewalk Sonar - Create Advanced Custom Side Chain Effects

This tutorial shows how to reuse the envelopes generated by our plugins with output parameters in Cakewalk Sonar using groups. Other techniques exist (using MIDI or Automation curves), but this one ha...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro In Sonar

Read Tutorial - Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro In Sonar - Automated Audio to MIDI CC Generation for Audio Controlled Effects

This tutorial shows how to use the DP Meter Pro plugin (DPMP) in Cakewalk Sonar, in order to modify the parameters of an effect on a track according to the envelope of an other track....[Read More...]


Tutorial - Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro In Sonar (Live)

Read Tutorial - Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro In Sonar (Live) - Real Time Control of VST and DirectX Plugins from Audio Signal

In this tutorial you will learn how to use the DP Meter Pro plugin (DPMP)'s real time capabilities in Cakewalk Sonar: use it to let any instrument influence the parameters on any effect for any other ...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro In Ableton Live

Read Tutorial - Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro In Ableton Live - Audio to MIDI CC for Signal Dependant Effects

In this tutorial you will learn how to use the DP Meter Pro plugin (DPMP)'s real time capabilities in Ableton Live: use it to let any instrument influence the parameters of any effect for any other in...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro In Cubase (Live)

Read Tutorial - Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro In Cubase (Live) - Real Time MIDI CC Generation for VST Plugins

In this tutorial you will learn how to use the DP Meter Pro plugin (DPMP)'s real time capabilities in Steinberg Cubase: use it to let any instrument influence the parameters on any effect for any othe...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Real Time Ducking: the DPMP as a Voice Over Tool.

Read Tutorial - Real Time Ducking: the DPMP as a Voice Over Tool. - Using MIDI CC for Side Chain Effects

This tutorial shows how to perform real time ducking in your favorite host, using the DP Meter Pro plugin (DPMP). The following example is a typical "Voice Over" situation where you want to add a vo...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro in Energy XT

Read Tutorial - Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro in Energy XT - Audio Controlled Effects in a Modular Host

This tutorial shows how to use the DP Meter Pro plugin (DPMP) in energyXT, in order to modify the parameters of an instrument or effect on a track according to the envelope of an other track. ...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro in Cakewalk Project5

Read Tutorial - Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro in Cakewalk Project5 - Generating Automations Curves from Audio Signal (pdf)

This tutorial will teach you how to use the DP Meter Pro envelope generator in Cakewalk Project 5. Download the tutorial as a pdf file ...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro In Samplitude

Read Tutorial - Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro In Samplitude - Automated Audio to MIDI Control Generation

This tutorial shows how to use the DP Meter Pro audio analysis plugin (DPMP) in MAGIX Samplitude, in order to modify the parameters of an effect on a track according to the envelope of an other track....[Read More...]


Tutorial - Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro & Automation In Sonar

Read Tutorial - Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro & Automation In Sonar - Automated Audio to Automation Generation

This tutorial shows how to use the DP Meter Pro plugin (DPMP) in Cakewalk Sonar, in order to record the peak envelope of the audio signal as an automation curve....[Read More...]


Tutorial - Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro in Sony Vegas

Read Tutorial - Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro in Sony Vegas - Automated Audio Controlled Video Effects (pdf)

This tutorial will teach you how to use the DP Meter Pro envelope generator in Sony Vegas. You will be able to reuse the envelope for audio or video effects. Download the tutorial as a pdf fi...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Using DXi plug-ins in Sony Vegas

Read Tutorial - Using DXi plug-ins in Sony Vegas - A Solution to the 'My Plugin Does not Show Up in Vegas' Issue

This tutorial will teach you how to use any DXi plug-in in Sony Vegas: Sony Vegas does not support MIDI automation, so if your plug-in supports the MIDI Dxi protocol, it is removed from the plug-ins l...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Real Time (Side Chain) Dynamic Equalizing

Read Tutorial - Real Time (Side Chain) Dynamic Equalizing - Create Your Own Dynamic EQ DirectX or VST Plugin

This tutorial shows how to perform side chain dynamic equalizing with the Dynamics plugin product and the Stereo Parametr'EQ stereo equalizer plugin. The destination track can of course be the same ...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Dynamics Processing and Monitoring

Read Tutorial - Dynamics Processing and Monitoring - Vizualize, Check and Learn Compression with a Dynamics Processor DirectX or VST Plugin

You will learn how to monitor the dynamics processing of an audio track thanks to the automation output capabilities of the Dynamics plugin. The interest of monitoring the compression or gating appl...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Real Time Side Chain Dynamics Processing

Read Tutorial - Real Time Side Chain Dynamics Processing - Easy Methodology for Side Chain Compression with DirectX and VST Plugins

This tutorial shows how to perform side chain compression, ducking or gating with the Dynamics plugin and the Gain Suite free plugins. Side Chaining consists in using a track signal to control an ef...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Blue Cat's Dynamics Video

Read Tutorial - Blue Cat's Dynamics Video - Blue Cat's Dynamics explained

This video tutorial by Streamworks Audio covers all features of the Blue Cat's Dynamics plugin. The three first minutes of the video, covering the basics of the plugin, are free. To see the whole vi...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Spectral Response (EQ Curve) Matching with Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi

Read Tutorial - Spectral Response (EQ Curve) Matching with Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi - Using Difference Curves Memory

In this tutorial you will learn how to match the frequency response of a third party piece of software or hardware with a standard EQ or spectrum manipulation plug-in. For this purpose, we will use th...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Monitoring an effect chain with the 'Multi' Series

Read Tutorial - Monitoring an effect chain with the 'Multi' Series - Example with a stereo widening effect measurement

The 'Multi' analysis plugins series offer the ability to compare the measurements made by several instances within an audio project. In this tutorial you will learn how to use this capability to mon...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Export Plugin Presets to Share them with the Community

Read Tutorial - Export Plugin Presets to Share them with the Community - Save your presets in an appropriate format for sharing

This tutorial shows you how to export your presets in order to share them with the community on the Blue Cat Audio website. This tutorial uses Blue Cat's Stereo Triple EQ for the demonstration bu...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Compare the Audio Spectrum in Several Projects

Read Tutorial - Compare the Audio Spectrum in Several Projects  - FreqAnalyst Pro's Save/Restore Curves in action

This tutorial shows how to use the FreqAnalyst Pro spectrum analysis plugin to compare the spectrum of several tracks in different projects, using the save/restore capabilities of the plugin. The f...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Analyze and Enhance the Spectrum of your Mix

Read Tutorial - Analyze and Enhance the Spectrum of your Mix - How to Help your Ears See the Audio Content

This video tutorial shows how to use Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Pro plugin to check the spectrum of your mix and help you modify it. The gearwire.com team demonstrates some of the functionalities of the...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Mixing Session With Blue Cat Audio Plugins

Read Tutorial - Mixing Session With Blue Cat Audio Plugins - Our Dynamics and EQ DirectX and VST Plugins Reviewed (Video)

This video tutorial shows how to use Blue Cat Audio plugins in a simple mixing session. The gearwire.com team demonstrates the use of Blue Cat's Dynamics, Parametr'EQ and Widening Parametr'EQ. ...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Getting Started with Plug-ins User Interface

Read Tutorial - Getting Started with Plug-ins User Interface - The tips & tricks that will make your life easier

Get used to the user interface features of Blue Cat Audio products! They have been designed for an optimal workflow, so here are the tips and tricks to save time. All these functionalities are explain...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro Video Overview

Read Tutorial - Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro Video Overview

LoopTV brings this video guide to the Digital Peak Meter Pro VST audio monitoring plugin which is from Blue Cat Audio with producer Dom Kane. Blue Cat’s Digital Peak Meter Pro (DPMP) is a unique ...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Help your Static Vocals Pop with Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix

Read Tutorial - Help your Static Vocals Pop with Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix

This video by wizprodux shows you how to use the Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix plug-in to enhance the vocals in a mix. Watch the video ...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Using MIDI Control in Sonar

Read Tutorial - Using MIDI Control in Sonar - Control Your DirectX And VST Plugins

This tutorial will help you understand how to use parameters MIDI control in Cakewalk Sonar. It is applicable to any DXi plug-in (MIDI enabled DirectX plug-in)....[Read More...]


Tutorial - Create an original MIDI Controlled Stereo Wah Pedal

Read Tutorial - Create an original MIDI Controlled Stereo Wah Pedal - Obtain a Stereo Widening Effect with Our DirectX And VST Plugins

In this tutorial you will learn how to create an original Wah pedal-like stereo effect: the wah effect will move from the sides of the stereo field to the center when you push your foot controller. As...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Create your Own MIDI Controlled Wah Pedal

Read Tutorial - Create your Own MIDI Controlled Wah Pedal - MIDI Wah With a Single DirectX Or VST Plugin

This tutorial will help you create your own MIDI controlled Wah pedal and customize its parameters to match an existing Wah pedal or create a brand new virtual one: yours. You can use this custom wah ...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Using the Aly James Skin for Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi (French)

Read Tutorial - Using the Aly James Skin for Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi (French)

Ceci est un mini tutoriel montrant l'utilisation de la skin proposée par Aly James avec le plug-in Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi La video montre également l'utilisation du plug-in dans Pro Tools. ...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Analyse Multi Pistes (French)

Read Tutorial - Analyse Multi Pistes (French)

Un mini Tutoriel proposant quelques explications sur l'Analyse de Spectre Multi-pistes, et en quoi cela peut changer votre maniere de travailler le son. "Dans de noubreux tutoriels, j'insiste su...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Mid Side Processing

Read Tutorial - Mid Side Processing - An Explanation to Advanced Widening and Narrowing Audio Effects (pdf)

Mid / Side processing explained. Download this tutorial as a pdf file ...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Using MIDI Connectivity in a Modular Host (Plogue Bidule)

Read Tutorial - Using MIDI Connectivity in a Modular Host (Plogue Bidule) - Custom Side Chain Effects

This tutorial shows you how to use the MIDI connectivity of our plugins in a modular host such as Plogue Bidule. We are using the Mac version of Bidule in this tutorial. The scenario here is very sim...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Monitor Mid-Side Channels, Mono Compatibility and Phase Inversion

Read Tutorial - Monitor Mid-Side Channels, Mono Compatibility and Phase Inversion - Stereoness and Phase Cancellation Measurement Made Easy

This tutorial shows how to use the Widening Meter Pro analysis plugin to monitor the Mid and Side channels on a mix. It allows you to check the mono compatibility of a mix, as well as its "stereoness...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Real Time Side Chain Multiband Dynamics

Read Tutorial - Real Time Side Chain Multiband Dynamics - Multiband Side Chaining Made Easy

This tutorial shows how to perform multi band side chain compression, ducking or gating with Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix and Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer. "Side chaining" consists in using the si...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Multiple Tracks Real Time Spectrum Analysis

Read Tutorial - Multiple Tracks Real Time Spectrum Analysis - Getting visual help for you mix

In this tutorial you will learn how to use the multiple instances features of the FreqAnalyst Multi spectrum analysis plugin to provide you with visual help for mixing. This tutorial is based on a ver...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Comparing Masters with Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi

Read Tutorial - Comparing Masters with Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi

A video tutorial by Real Home Recording using Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi to compare the influence of sample rate conversion on masters. It shows how o use the plug-in to make comparisons between...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi Video Overview

Read Tutorial - Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi Video Overview

A review and thorough overview of Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi plugin for Windows and Mac VST, AAX, RTAS, AU, and DirectX platforms by Real Home Recording . This software allows you to view high resol...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Multi Video Overview and Tutorial

Read Tutorial - Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Multi Video Overview and Tutorial

A review and tutorial of Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Multi plugin for Windows and Mac VST, AAX, RTAS, AU, and DirectX platforms by Real Home Recording. Main topics covered in this video: fixing phase co...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Real Time MIDI CC Mapping with Blue Cat's Remote Control

Read Tutorial - Real Time MIDI CC Mapping with Blue Cat's Remote Control - Transform And Reassign MIDI CC in Your DAW

This tutorial shows how to use the Remote Control plugin to map a given MIDI controller on a given channel to a different one, and change its response curve at the same time. The principle is to us...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Level Monitoring with Blue Cat's Remote Control

Read Tutorial - Level Monitoring with Blue Cat's Remote Control - All Your DAW Parameters Vizualized in a Single User Interface

This tutorial shows how to use the Remote Control MIDI control surface and Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro analysis plugin (DPMP) to monitor several tracks in a same screen, on graphs or meters you can custom...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Remote Monitoring and Control with Blue Cat's Remote Control

Read Tutorial - Remote Monitoring and Control with Blue Cat's Remote Control - All Your DAW Parameters in a Customized User Interface

This tutorial shows how to use the Remote Control MIDI control surface and DP Meter Pro audio analysis plugin (DPMP) to monitor and control several tracks in a same screen. Before you read this tutori...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Using Blue Cat Audio plugins connectivity in Reaper

Read Tutorial - Using Blue Cat Audio plugins connectivity in Reaper - Side Chain Dynamics Processing

This tutorial shows how to use our plugins MIDI connectivity within Reaper. We use Blue Cat's Dynamics plugin as an example, but you can use any other audio plugin which provides output parameters, su...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Connecting plug-ins together in Logic for advanced side chain effects

Read Tutorial - Connecting plug-ins together in Logic for advanced side chain effects - Side Chain Filtering

This tutorial shows how to use the connectivity capabilities of our plugins within Logic. We use Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro plugin (DPMP) as an example, but you can use any other audio plugin which provi...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Using Blue Cat Audio plug-ins connectivity in Pro Tools

Read Tutorial - Using Blue Cat Audio plug-ins connectivity in Pro Tools - Side Chain Filtering

This tutorial shows how to use the MIDI connectivity of our plugins within Pro Tools. We use Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro plugin as an example, but you can use any other audio plugin which provides output ...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi Introduction Video

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A complete tutorial for Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi by Streamworks Audio. In this video, Streamworks Audio & Pippin Henderson dive in to show the powerful tools found in Blue Cat's FreqAnalys...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Audio Metering mit dem Digital Peak Meter Pro 3 (German)

Read Tutorial - Audio Metering mit dem Digital Peak Meter Pro 3 (German)

Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro (DPMP) ist ein einzigartiges Audio-Analyse-Tool. Es enthält sehr flexible und anpassbare Audio Meter sowie weiterführende Side Chaining-Control-Möglichkeiten dank MIDI-Ausga...[Read More...]


Tutorial - How to Use the Free Presets Available on this Website

Read Tutorial - How to Use the Free Presets Available on this Website - Download and Load Shared Plugin Presets

This tutorial shows you how to get and load free presets for your favorite Blue Cat Audio plugin. This tutorial uses Blue Cat's Dynamics for the demonstration but is applicable to all our plugins...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Using Grouping Capabilities of Blue Cat's Gain Suite Plugins

Read Tutorial - Using Grouping Capabilities of Blue Cat's Gain Suite Plugins - Change the gain of several tracks with a single slider

The Blue Cat's Gain Suite free volume control plugins offer the ability to link several instances of the same plugin to control them with a single slider. This tutorial shows how to use this capabil...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Simple Dynamic Stereo Enhancement

Read Tutorial - Simple Dynamic Stereo Enhancement - Mid-Side Audio Processing With VST and DirectX Plugins

This tutorial shows how to use the Widening Meter Pro and the freeware Gain Suite plugins to enhance the stereo perception of a track. It's a very simple example of how to connect the measurements cap...[Read More...]



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