Why Would You Need A Scripting Plug-In Inside your DAW?!?

With the release of Blue Cat’s Plug’n Script v3 and its ability to export VST, VST3 or Audio Unit plug-ins, the support for native (compiled) scripts, you might be wondering who this software has been built for. Is it now only targeted to software developers?

Today we are looking at who we had in mind when designing this very particular plug-in.

But first, as a preamble, let’s answer a key question many people have been asking over the years: Continue reading

Can you make an electric guitar truly sound like an acoustic?

Have you ever dreamed playing your electric guitar with a genuine acoustic guitar sound like this?

In this tutorial we are going to create an monster acoustic guitar simulation preset using a simple coil neck pickup as input and 2 independent Re-Guitar setups, using only Axiom‘s internal Amps and FX (free preset download included), check it out! Continue reading

Audio Effects Plug-Ins For Ambient Guitar Inspiration

The ambient guitar style heavily relies on effects: volume swells, delays, shimmer reverbs, drones…

There’s never enough plug-ins or pedals to discover new tones and expand your horizons, because tone is a great source of inspiration!

Check out these ambient guitar video examples, and see if you get inspired too!

An Ambient Guitar Tutorial for Axiom, by Chords of Orion

See what happens when Chords of Orion discovers Blue Cat’s Axiom

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The Making Of Re-Guitar: Creating a Tone Modeling Plug-In With Cat’s Ears

Re-Guitar is a plug-in that lets you change the tone of a guitar to improve it or make it sound like another instrument: you can change the pickups, modify the body, or transform your electric guitar into an acoustic instrument.

All of this in real time, with no latency – and no need to actually destroy the guitar: we already did it for you, as you can see below…

It took us quite a bit of time and efforts to create this unique plug-in… Here is the full story, in a few words and pictures! Continue reading

How To Do Mid/Side Processing With Any Plug-In

The traditional way to manage stereo streams is to use separate left and right channels sources. There is however another way: by recombining these left and right channels, you can actually separate the mid channel (mono or center) from the sides channel (stereo part of the signal).

Mid/Side Stereo

Processing these recombined mid/side channels instead of the traditional left/right stereo pair is called mid/side processing and it can be very convenient because you can apply different effects to the mono (mid) and stereo (sides) parts of the signal.

Many of our audio plug-ins provide a mid/side option, but how can you use this approach with any third party plug-in? Continue reading

Significant Updates Announced at NAMM / Previews Available

We are happy to announce significant free updates for 6 plug-ins! Blue Cat’s DynamicsProtectorFreqAnalyst MultiStereoScope Multi, Oscilloscope Multi and DP Meter Pro will be demoed on our booth (#16300) at NAMM this week.

If you are a registered customer, check out the preview versions that are already available on the full versions download pages (link received by email upon purchase)! Continue reading