We still do not recommend to update for the moment, of course, but regarding our plug-ins, it should be mostly fine, as far as we can tell (there are not many host applications and audio interfaces that can be used for testing).
Apple’s new Mac OS 10.15 Catalina is likely to hit the App Store this week. Here are a few tips on how to survive this new system…
Should You Upgrade?
Well, of course not!
Every year, new Mac OS releases come with compatibility issues, and Catalina will probably be much worse, given the drastic changes:
No more 32-bit applications: if you are still using 32-bit apps and plug-ins, with Catalina you can forget about it. It will just not load 32-bit only plug-ins or applications.
Hardened security: Mac OS 10.15 comes with new security rules that will impact pro audio applications quite a bit, and plug-ins even more. Expect random crashes or error messages that will specific to every single host application.
Have you ever wished that you could use all your virtual instruments libraries for your keyboards or all these incredible virtual amps from your studio for your guitar or bass on stage?
Make your wish come true, then: most laptops are now powerful enough, and with lightweight host applications such as PatchWork and Axiom, you can load many instrument or effect plug-ins and recall them instantly. Just play them on stage! Continue reading →
Today, let’s have a look at the hidden features inside the “Save As User Default” command from our plug-ins’ preset menu: it actually does more than just saving default preset settings!
The idea of this command is to save the current preset as the default preset. So next time you instantiate the plug-in (or load the application), this preset will be loaded by default: if there are settings that you particularly like, save them as default and they will be recalled every time you create a new instance. But wait, there is more! Continue reading →
In this video, Ola focuses on how he would use Axiom as a standalone application for his own live rig, loading his favorite third party plug-ins and controlling the whole thing with a MIDI pedal board.
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 →
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 →
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).
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.