PatchWork 2.1 – What’s New? A Closer Look!

Let’s take a closer look at Blue Cat’s PatchWork 2.1 free update that was released today and explore some of its new features!

25 Built-in Audio Effects

Blue Cat’s PatchWork can now be used as a multi effects processor on its own:

With its new 25 built-in audio effects borrowed from Blue Cat’s Late Replies, you can do a lot of things with PatchWork, without relying on third party plug-ins: it now includes a gate, compressor, ducker, delays, modulation effects, pitch and frequency shifters, a panner, EQ, waveshaper, bit cruasher, mid/side encoder and decoder…

And you can of course mix these effects together with your favorite VST, AU or VST3 plug-ins! Build your own channels strips and share them across multiple DAWs easily!

75 New Effect Presets

With these new built-in effects, we have also included 75 new presets to get you started, including multi-delays, pitch harmonies, channel strips, guitar effect chains…

Zoomable GUI

PatchWork 2.1’s Graphical User Interface (GUI) can now be zoomed in or out (from 70% to 200%), with high resolution vector graphics:

You can now adapt the size of the user interface to your displays. Working far away from the screen? No problem! It will also make your life easier when working on high resolution touch screens with large fingers :-).

Loading PatchWork into PatchWork Made Easier

PatchWork is now available as a built-in effect: you can now load PatchWork into itself and share presets regardless of the plug-in format!

This is just an overview of the new features, you can view the full change list here.

Enjoy!

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Plug’n Script V3 – What’s New?

Initially released in 2014 to add scripting capabilities to your favorite DAW, Plug’n Script has evolved into an integrated audio plug-ins development environment: native (compiled) scripts have been supported since 2015, and version 3.0 brings all the pieces together with a brand new workflow and VST plug-in export capabilities.

Let’s see in details what this new version brings to the table! Continue reading

Blue Cat’s Late Replies – The Creative Delay Plug-In and Host

As announced earlier this week, it’s time for us to unleash our brand new plug-in, Blue Cat’s Late Replies, our craziest creation ever: a powerful multi-tap and feedback delay plug-in, combined with a multi effect (25 effects included) and a VST, VST3 and Audio Units host!

Out of the box, it is capable of a wide range of effects, from simple vintage tape delays to advanced loop patterns, reverbs, modulation effects and more (check out the examples provided with the demo videos), and it can be infinitely extended using your own plug-ins, even in the feedback loop!

We have setup an introduction offer until September 17th (25% off for new customers, and 40% off for registered customers – check your email!), don’t miss it!

You can download the demo to try the plug-in: it contains more than 400 presets to get you started! More details can be found on the plug-in page: Blue Cat’s Late Replies, the creative delay workstation.

Enjoy!

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PatchWork V2 and MB-7 Mixer V3: What’s New?

So Blue Cat’s PatchWork V2 and MB-7 Mixer V3 are now available, but what’s new? Here is the full list of changes for these new versions:

New features for both plug-ins:
– Brand new GUI design, with improved usability and touchscreen support.
– Now supports retina displays on Mac (text and graphs using high resolution).
– Favorite plug-ins and their settings can be saved to be quickly reloaded later from a menu.
– Unused channels for each hosted plug-in can now be muted (instead of default pass-thru).
– Load/save native VST, VST3 or AU preset files.
– Missing VST & VST3 plug-ins are now automatically relocated.
– Presets and parameters menus are now split in sub menus instead of a single list.
– Additional user VST path to locate VST plug-ins is now available.
– Fully compatible with previous versions.
– Changed demo limitations: up to 5 instances allowed, bypass time changed to half a second, and bypass parameter is not affected anymore.
– Dropped support for Windows XP and Mac OS X 10.6 and earlier. Continue reading

Blue Cat’s PatchWork, MB-7 Mixer and Destructor Free Update

ho-ho-hoMerry Xmas!

This is probably our last release for 2016… 3 of our best selling plug-ins have just been updated!

These new versions mainly bring a couple of bug fixes and minor improvements that will make your audio life easier (details below). Check out Blue Cat’s Destructor 1.11, Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer 2.54 and PatchWork 1.74! Continue reading

Blue Cat’s Destructor 1.1 and Year-End Deals Launched!

bluecatdestructor1-1 We are glad to announce the release of Blue Cat’s Destructor 1.1, including several workflow and user interface enhancements (full change list below).

With more than 200 additional visual styles, new locking features for improved presets management, contrast adjustments for spectrograms, as well as a couple of other GUI improvements, the plug-in has become even easier to use, check it out! Of course, the update is free for existing customers, as usual! Continue reading

Blue Cat’s Destructor – Now Available!

mainWe are happy to finally unleash today Blue Cat’s Destructor, our tone shaping channel strip and distortion modeling plug-in, capable of simulating many types of distortion, as well as more subtle and clean tones.

The plug-in is now available for purchase with 20% off until 11/11, while existing customers get an extra 10% discount during the same period (check your email!).

More details about the plug-in and demo downloads can be found on the Destructor plug-in page.

You may also want to check out these first two guitar-centric reviews of the plug-in. But don’t get it wrong: this plug-ins has a wide range of applications besides guitar and bass amp simulation, as shown in this full plug-in review by Audiofanzine (French), with many audio examples.

Check out the demo and tell us what you think!

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The Dark Side of the Destructor: Q&A

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Our new plug-in, Blue Cat’s Destructor, will be soon available. So we thought you would be interested in looking at the “dark side of the plug-in” and know more about how it came to life, before getting your hands on it in a few days!

Here is a Q&A session about this new plug-in with our founder and CEO, Guillaume Jeulin. Continue reading