Tip - Dynamic & Side Chain Distortion
In the following tutorial, producer Joshua Casper shows Blue Cat’s Destructor exclusive shape dynamics settings and explores the side chain capabilities of the plug-in. Yes, you can do side chain distortion! And this video will tell you how! Enjoy! >discuss this … [Read More...]
Tip - In-Depth FREE Destructor Tutorial, and more!
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 … [Read More...]
Tip - Blue Cat’s Destructor for Electronic Music
To follow up on the dark side of the Destructor, we are glad to interview today Sink, who was part of the beta testing team for Blue Cat’s Destructor and also created many factory presets for the plug-in. Let’s forget about … [Read More...]
Tip - MIDI Connectivity and Side Chaining
Did you know that all our plug-ins can be connected together via MIDI (or automation)? This tutorials demonstrates these capabilities to perform side chain compression on the lower part of the signal of the target track, using Blue Cat’s Dynamics and … [Read More...]
Tip - Windows: Are Your Plug-Ins Infected by A Virus?
This is the kind of scary message that will usually prevent you from installing downloaded software, isn’t it? So What? Unfortunately (or fortunately?), such messages from Windows 10 or your anti virus software have most of the time nothing to … [Read More...]
Tip - Free Plug-Ins for Commercial Use?
We are often asked this question: “May I use your free plug-ins for my commercial audio project?”. So we thought it was worth clarifying: the answer is YES, do use them! These plug-ins are fully free, with no limitation of … [Read More...]
Tip - Effect or Virtual Instrument?
Did you know that there are two versions of Blue Cat’s PatchWork? In case you have not noticed, the PatchWork plug-in comes in two flavors: effect (“PatchWork”) or virtual instrument (“PatchWork Synth”). That’s two different plug-ins that you may want … [Read More...]
Tip - Everything You Need To Know About the MB-7 Mixer
Blue Cat’s’MB-7 Mixer is one of our most feature-rich plug-in: it combines multiband processing, third party plug-ins hosting, mid/side processing, side chain support, MIDI and automation generation, multiple instances communication and more… That’s quite a lot of power into your … [Read More...]
Tip - Setting Up Ceiling Level with Blue Cat’s Protector
Did you know that Blue Cat’s Protector 0dB brickwall limiter can be used to set a maximum ceiling level? In addition to protecting your ears and monitors, this will also ensure that the chosen peak level is never exceeded.
Tip - Copy/Paste Settings Between Plug-In Instances
Did you know that you can copy and paste settings between instances of the same Blue Cat Audio Plug-In? Also, did you know that it also work between different DAWs and plug-ins formats? For example you can copy the settings … [Read More...]
Tip - Multiband Side Chain with the MB-7 Mixer Plug-In
In this video, you will learn how to use the extra side chain input of the Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer plug-in to create multiband side chain effects with sub-plug-ins.
Tip - Blue Cat’s Crafters Pack: The New Bundle for Creative Minds
The release of Blue Cat’s Plug’n Script 2.0 is also the opportunity for us to unleash a new bundle: Blue Cat’s Crafters Pack. This bundle combines our most powerful tools to customize your virtual studio and build the ultimate audio … [Read More...]
Tip - Blue Cat’s Plug’n Script 2.0 Is Out!
We are happy to announce the release of Blue Cat’s Plug’n Script 2.0. This new version brings many improvements, such as an extra side chain input and multiple auxiliary outputs, native scripts support and enhanced user interface with the KUIML 2.0 programming … [Read More...]
Tip - Exploring Blue Cat’s Dynamics 4.0 for Compression
Spend 14 minutes with Jerry in this free video and explore compression techniques with Blue Cat’s Dynamics 4.0:
Tip - Upward and Downward Compression with Blue Cat’s Dynamics 4
Our friends at Pro Tools Expert have just published an overview video of the new Blue Cat’s Dynamics 4.0 plug-in, demonstrating the upward and downward compression capabilities of the plug-in. Check it out!
Tip - Using Side Chain With Blue Cat’s PatchWork In Pro Tools
Starting with version 1.7, Blue Cat’s PatchWork supports external side chain with most DAWs. In this tutorial we’ ll show how to use the external side chain input with Pro Tools to feed a sub-plug-in hosted inside PatchWork with the … [Read More...]
Tip - Using Blue Cat’s MB-5 Dynamix to Enhance a Percussion Track
Today Jerry Mateo shows us how to use Blue Cat’s MB-5 Dynamix to gate the higher frequencies of a shaker track to improve its dynamics:
Tip - Multiple Tracks Spectrum Analysis
In this video Jerry Mateo shows how to use Blue Cat’s FreqAnalyst Multi in a busy mix.
Tip - Happy New Year – Blue Cat’s PatchWork Update
We wish you all a happy new year! To celebrate 2015, we are happy to announce a new version of Blue Cat’s PatchWork (free update for existing customers). So what’s new with this new release? New “Light Blue” Theme Skin If you … [Read More...]
Tip - Your Own (Free) Plug-Ins Browser with Icons on Mac
Did you know that you can use custom icons for your plug-ins on Mac? We have already shown in previous tutorial how to organize your plug-ins on Mac, and how to customize the organization with icons on Windows so that they … [Read More...]
Tip - Using Blue Cat’s PatchWork Host Application in 32-bit Mode on Mac
32-bit? On Mac, Blue Cat’s PatchWork standalone host application will run by default in 64-bit mode. This lets the application access as much memory as possible and load 64-bit plug-ins. However, some legacy plug-ins are available only as 32-bit binaries. In order … [Read More...]
Tip - Organize Your VST Plug-Ins on Windows
As shown some time ago for the Mac, today’s tip shows you how to organize your plug-ins on windows, in order to find and load them quickly into Blue Cat’s PatchWork or MB-7 Mixer. As you will see, It’s no rocket … [Read More...]
Tip - Blue Cat’s PatchWork Standalone Tips Video
Still wondering how you can use our new standalone host application? Our Friends at Pro Tools Expert have released a nice video which demonstrates some of the capabilities of the new Blue Cat’s PatchWork Application, check it out!
Tip - Blue Cat’s PatchWork Standalone: What Can It Do for You?
Since the release of Blue Cat’s PatchWork 1.6 yesterday, we have been asked a couple of times what it is possible to do with the standalone version of the software. So here is a brief overview and a few ideas … [Read More...]
Tip - Blue Cat’s PatchWork Standalone Host Application
With version 1.6, Blue Cat’s PatchWork is now available both as a plug-in and a standalone application: it can be used on its own, without the need for a third party host application. This is probably the fastest and lightest … [Read More...]
Tip - Using MIDI FX in Pro Tools
Did you know that you can use AAX plug-ins as MIDI Effects in Pro Tools? AAX plug-ins can receive MIDI events, modify them, and send them to another plug-in. Yes, it’s possible! MIDI Routing As an example, let’s see how … [Read More...]
Tip - Organize Your Plug-Ins on Mac
Your VST or Audio Units plug-ins folder looks like a huge mess? Having a hard time finding your plug-ins when loading them from Blue Cat’s PatchWork or MB-7 Mixer? Organize them! Originally posted on the forum by ninox_rufa, this is … [Read More...]
Tip - New in PatchWork 1.5 & MB-7 Mixer 2.4
This new release mainly brings stability and compatibility improvements with many plug-ins, but we couldn’t help adding several new features to enhance your workflow: MIDI FX Support Blue Cat’s PatchWork 1.5 can now be loaded as a MIDI FX inside … [Read More...]
Tip - Plug’n Script 1.1: What’s New?
We are happy to unleash Blue Cat’s Plug’n Script 1.1 today, with a couple of improvements and fixes for this new scripting plug-in. Let’s have a look at the main improvements brought into this new release! MIDI FX Support for … [Read More...]
Tip - Ensuring Maximum Mac/Windows Compatibility With Blue Cat’s PatchWork and MB-7 Mixer
Both Blue Cat’s PatchWork and Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer are able to host third party plug-ins. When systems are configured properly, it is possible to share presets, settings and host sessions between Mac and Windows platforms. We’ll take a few … [Read More...]
Tip - Controlling the Maximum Audio Level with Blue Cat’s Protector
Blue Cat’s Protector is a 0 dB brickwall limiter, but did you know that you could actually set a ceiling value and adjust the maximum peak level of a mix? First, insert the plug-in on your master channel. Then adjust … [Read More...]
Tip - One More Thing for Pro Tools Users
If you are using Pro Tools, there is one more reason for using Blue Cat’s PatchWork to enhance third party plug-ins: AudioSuite. Some third party plug-ins are indeed sometimes available only for real time processing in Pro Tools’ mixer but … [Read More...]
Tip - Transfering Blue Cat Audio Licenses to a new Mac
If you using multiple machines or if you want to transfer your plug-ins quickly to a new Mac without having to register your Blue Cat Audio plug-ins again, here is the solution. This short tutorial also applies to global preferences … [Read More...]
Tip - Dynamic Latency Compensation in Cubase and Nuendo
When using Blue Cat’s PatchWork or MB-7 Mixer with audio plug-ins that add latency to the signal (for example plug-ins that run on specific DSP chips), our plug-ins dynamically report latency changes to the host application. However, Cubase is not … [Read More...]
Tip - Using Blue Cat’s PatchWork to Enhance Third Party Plug-Ins
You have now probably realized how you could use Blue Cat’s PatchWork to create your own effect chains and reuse them instantly in all your Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs). But have you thought about simply wrapping your plug-ins to make … [Read More...]
Tip - Blue Cat’s PatchWork Show and Tell Video
Our friends at Pro Tools Expert have released a show and tell review of Blue Cat’s Patchwork. Check it out!
Tip - Blue Cat’s PatchWork Overview Video
It’s finally here… An overview video for Blue Cat’s PatchWork! If you are still wondering what this plug-ins is all about and what it can bring to your workflow, check this out! (video by Streamworks Audio)
Tip - UAD Plug-Ins in Pro Tools 11: it’s possible, right now!
Our friends at Pro Tools Expert have noticed that Universal Audio’s latest update now make UAD plug-ins compatible with Blue Cat’s PatchWork and Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer in Pro Tools 11: What does it mean for you? You can now use … [Read More...]
Tip - You said “Lightweight”?
Worried about CPU usage or memory consumption with Blue Cat’s PatchWork? When using a plug-in such as Blue Cat’s PatchWork to host plug-ins, one may be concerned about the overhead added by such a “wrapper” and decreased performance. Indeed, you … [Read More...]
Tip - Automatic Gain Compensation with Blue Cat’s Gain Suite
Our friend at ModernMixing.com has published a nice (free) tutorial that explains how to use Blue Cat’s Gain Suite multi instances capability to operate as a gain compensation plug-in and trigger distortion without changing the volume. You can use a similar … [Read More...]
Tip - MB-7 Mixer 2.03: tempo sync and AudioSuite are here!
We have just issued a new update for Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer: V2.03 is here, bringing tempo sync support as well as AudioSuite for AAX. Also, this update fixes compatibility problems with a couple of plug-ins, so you may want … [Read More...]
Tip - Multiband VST Instruments Hosting? Not a Bad Idea After All!
Even though it was not designed for such purposes, Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer v2 has been heavily used to host VST virtual instruments (VSTi) in applications that do not support them (Pro Tools, Logic, …), in broadband mode (no band splitting … [Read More...]
Tip - Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer: Support for VST Shell Plug-Ins is Coming
Some VST plug-ins are only available as “shell” plug-ins (a special type of VST plug-in that contains multiple plug-ins in a single file). As you can see below, support for these bundled plug-ins is coming soon for Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer … [Read More...]
Tip - Eating our own Cat food: self sanity check passed!
There is nothing like eating your own dog cat food and use the tools that you sell for your own work. So we have decided to take benefit from Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer’s new ability to host VST plug-ins, in … [Read More...]
Tip - Widening Vocals with Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer
Today’s tip is once again brought to you by Dan-D: check out his tutorial showing how to spice up vocals with Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer: Enjoy!
Tip - Bass Kick Side Chain EQ Tutorial
Today’s tutorial is a video by Dan-D from Music Marketing TV: he shows how to setup a side chain EQ for the bass kick, using Blue Cat’s Dynamics and Blue Cat’s Liny EQ 5 in Pro Tools. You can of … [Read More...]
Tip - The Truth about RTAS / AAX 32 and AAX 64 Compatibility for Pro Tools
So, despite our complete description of Pro Tools versions and plug-in formats you are still wondering how this all works and which one you should choose? This post will try to help you pick up the right one and get … [Read More...]
Tip - Changing Controls Range for Automation
Did you know that you can change the range of automation lanes for our plug-ins? How? First, show the controls settings buttons on the plug-in (third button from the top left): Second, open the settings menu for the control you … [Read More...]
Tip - Blue Cat’s Freeware Pack for PowerPC (PPC) Still Available
Did you know that the older Freeware Pack 1.x is still available for download? Why? We are often asked about older versions of our free plug-ins that would work with PowerPCs (Mac) or non SSE2 processors (Windows). We have made … [Read More...]
Tip - Blue Cat’s Liny EQ 5 Show And Tell video by Pro Tools Expert
Check out Pro Tools Expert’s nice video about Blue Cat’s Liny EQ 5! it shows the main features of the plug-in and gives yo a good idea of what you can do with it: By the way, did you know … [Read More...]