Transfering Blue Cat Audio Plug-Ins to a New Windows PC

If you are using multiple machines or if you want to transfer your plug-ins quickly to a new PC without having to register your all your Blue Cat Audio plug-ins again and setup your preferences, here is the solution.

Note: this transfer step should be done BEFORE installing the plug-ins using the installers downloaded from your private download page.

On Windows, Blue Cat Audio plug-ins preferences and license files are stored in the Application Data roaming folder located in the user directory. This folder a hidden and usually cannot be opened from the Explorer directly. You can however access it by typing its path in the Explorer:

type your actual user name instead of [YOUR USERNAME]

You will find a Blue Cat Audio folder in this directory. It contains all preferences and license files for all Blue Cat Audio plug-ins:

To transfer all licenses and preferences to your new machine, simply copy and paste the Blue Cat Audio folder from the source machine to the destination one (in the user AppData/Roaming directory).

“Voilà”! Just install the plug-ins on the new machine and use them without having to register them individually!

Note: If you want  to select just a few plug-ins, you can copy and paste each plug-in directory, one by one. In this case, you will notice that preferences are stored separately for each plug-in format (VST, AAX, RTAS or AU) in a directory named “BC [PLUGIN NAME] [PLUGIN FORMAT]”, while (for most plug-ins) a single license file (.lic) is shared by all formats in a directory named Blue Cat’s [PLUGIN NAME].

This tutorial also applies to multiple users on a single machine: you can transfer preferences and licenses to a different username on the same machine by moving the same files.

Using a Mac? Check out this plug-in transfer tutorial instead!

Free Plug-Ins for Commercial Use?

freepluginsWe 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 any kind (just don’t claim that you have built them, and don’t sell them…).

Also, they do not require any account creation, email registration or newsletter subscription: they are simply FREE, that’s it :-).

Enjoy!

OS X El Capitan Up and Running

OS-X-El-CapitanThe latest version of Mac OS X, “El Capitan” is up and running at Blue Cat Audio.

So far, so good, all plug-ins and standalone application are running smoothly, without a glitch (including Audio Units in Logic Pro X).

While the update is probably not recommended for all (check that you host applications and audio interface drivers are compatible for example), your Blue Cat Audio plug-ins should not be a problem!

What about you? Have you migrated yet? What’s the story so far?

discuss this topic in the forum

Switching to Windows 10?

win10-2With more and more people switching to Windows 10, we have been asked a couple of times, so we though it was worth a blog post about it!

Yes, our audio plug-ins and host software are all compatible with Windows 10.

As you can see on the screenshot above, it has been tested and validated on Windows 10 machines, so it’s not a problem to upgrade!

Of course, before making the switch you should check that your audio interface and other software is compatible with the latest version of Windows, but you should at least be safe on the Blue Cat Audio side :-).