Blue Cat Audio Guitar Contest: Prizes Worth $1,796!

We are happy to announce our first guitar contest with the opportunity to win our acclaimed guitar & audio software Blue Cat’s Axiom, Destructor, Axe Pack and All Plug-Ins Pack, with a backing track provided by JTC (jtcguitar.com) and written by Martin Miller (martinmillerguitar.com).

All you need to do is record yourself playing your own guitar solo on the JTC backing track, using one of our amp simulations plug-ins: Blue Cat’s Free Amp, or the demo of Blue Cat’s Destructor or Axiom. Upload your video to your YouTube account and share it on the Blue Cat Audio Facebook page. 10 players will be selected from the YouTube likes, and the final jury (composed by Martin Miller and the Blue Cat Audio team) will vote for the 4 winners.

The contest will be running from September 17th until November 15th 2018, so get started, record your best solo and share it with us! 🙂

Entry Rules :

  1. Download the Blue Cat Audio Free Amp here (or the demo version of Destructor or Axiom). Tip: you can use our other free plug-ins too!
  2. Download the Jam Track Central backing track here.
  3. Record a video with your solo along with the above JTC backing track and upload it to your YouTube account using the tag #bluecataudiogiveaway and post the YouTube link on the official Blue Cat Audio Facebook page.
  4. Only one entry per person.
  5. A pre-selection of 10 players will be done based on YouTube likes.
  6. Submissions are to be entered in before November 15th, 2018.
  7. For the final selection, Martin Miller, Jean Fontanille, Hans Van Even and the Blue Cat Audio team will vote for the top 4 entries.
  8. Grab your guitar and enjoy! 😉

The prize packages includes:

  • 1st place: A full license of Blue Cat’s All Plugins Pack value $1199
  • 2nd place: A full license of Blue Cat’s Axe Pack value $299
  • 3rd place: A full license of Blue Cat Audio’s new Axiom plugin value $199
  • 4th place: A full license of Blue Cat Audio’s acclaimed Destructor plugin value $99

Guitar backing track written by Martin Miller and kindly provided by Jam Track Central (www.jtcguitar.com – all rights reserved) to use for the Blue Cat Audio Guitar Contest 2018.

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Integrated Plug-Ins Control With Blue Cat’s Axiom

If you need to access effects parameters quickly with Blue Cat’s Axiom, you don’t need to launch the plug-in editor every time: you can control the plug-ins that are loaded in the pre and post amp sections directly from the main user interface.

This feature works for both built-in effect plug-ins and third party VST, VST3 or Audio Unit plug-ins. Controls display can be made active or inactive using the following toolbar buttons:

Enjoy!

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Blue Cat’s Axiom: Yet Another Multi Effects Processor With Amp Simulation?

So Blue Cat’s Axiom is now available… wow, that’s great! Wait a minute… What’s up with this new effects processor / amp simulation?

Why do we, guitarists and bassists, need yet another piece of software to take care of our precious tone?

Let’s figure it out with this Q&A with our founder, Guillaume Jeulin:

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Blue Cat’s Axiom – News!

So you are wondering what’s going on with Blue Cat’s Axiom since its announcement at NAMM earlier this year? It’s not Q2 yet, but we are making progress!

Blue Cat’s Destructor 1.3

We have just shipped Blue Cat’s Destructor 1.3, and all the improvements for this release will be included into Axiom.

So you might want to check out the latest version of Blue Cat’s Destructor to have an idea of what guitar and bass amp simulations will look and sound like in Blue Cat’s Axiom 1.0!

New Built-In Effects

Some of the new built-in effects for Axiom: Click to enlarge

As you can see in the screenshot here, new built-in effects have been added since our NAMM demos.

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NAMM 2018 Day 4: One More Thing…

It’s the last day at NAMM! There’s one more thing we wanted to show on our booth!

Blue Cat’s MB-5 Dynamix 2.0

Expected later this year, Blue Cat’s MB-5 Dynamix V2 is a complete rework of our Blue Cat’s MB-5 Dynamix plug-in.

With a brand new user interface including a new look and feel, zooming, new presets management, bands linking capabilities, it makes multiband dynamics processing even more accessible.

It now also includes an external side chain input to trigger its gate, expander, compressor or limiter on each band. Stop by our booth (#16300) to check it out!

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NAMM 2018 Day Three: Better Late than Never!

It’s Day Three at NAMM, and we still have news for you! Better late than never…

Blue Cat’s Late Replies 1.1

Included in the new Blue Cat’s Axiom, Late Replies has also been available as an independent plug-in for a couple of months… Time for an update, right?

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NAMM 2018 Day Two: Plug-In Hosting Day!

It’s time for the NAMM News of the day: we’ve got updates for our Plug-in hosts today (our plug-ins or standalone applications that can host third party VST, VST3 or Audio Unit plug-ins)!

New Host: Blue Cat’s Axiom

Blue Cat’s Axiom, our new multi effects processor for guitar & bass and amp simulation plug-in is also a plug-in host!

You can load any of the built-in effects or third party plug-ins in the plug-in and pedal slots!

Stop by our booth (#16300) to check it out!

PatchWork 2.2 Update

An update for Blue Cat’s PatchWork is in the works and is demonstrated on our booth (#16300) at the NAMM show.

A large part of our plug-ins hosting framework has been re-written to build Blue Cat’s Axiom, and all our other hosts will benefit from it with upcoming free updates. Among the changes: Continue reading