A quick update regarding the compatibility of our software with MacOS High Sierra released by Apple this week: so far, so good!
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: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!
This is the kind of scary message that will usually prevent you from installing downloaded software, isn’t it?
So What? Continue reading
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 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 :-).
We are glad to announce the release of a major update of 16 of our plug-ins, including – among other improvements – VST3 versions.
So, what would you use these new VST3 versions for, and what is the benefit for our plug-ins, compared to existing VSTs? Continue reading
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.
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?
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 :-).