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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Destructor In the Studio – Part 1

We are glad to unleash the first episode of a video series about Blue Cat’s Destructor in the studio: Eli Krantzberg will show you how he uses Destructor to record and mix guitar parts for a TV underscore cue he is working on.

Guitar connected straight into the box, the chase for the perfect guitar tone can begin! As you will see, it is as simple as picking up a few presets and tweaking them to your taste.

In today’s episode, Eli is exploring a few clean guitar tones to record rhythm parts, check it out!

Next week, we’ll add some more dirt to it! Keep connected!

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Guitar Tone Matching With Blue Cat’s Destructor – EVH

There are many ways to match the tone of your favorite guitar players with your own gear.

Here is Hans Van Even‘s method, using Blue Cat’s Destructor to mimic Eddie Van Halen’s famous guitar tone, also known as the “brown sound”. Watch out! Sick guitar shredding inside!

Update: Hans’ EVH preset for Blue Cat’s Destructor (compatible with all plug-ins formats) and the Cubase session of the tutorial are now available for download. Check them out!

Enjoy!

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Store Update: USD / EUR / VAT Made Simple

One Single Price for All

With the increase of individuals purchasing on our store and since the USD/EUR rate is now getting close to 1, we have decided to simplify the shopping experience on the bluecataudio store: all prices are now identical in USD and EUR, and wherever you live in the EU (VAT is included in the fixed public price).

Prices Remain Almost the Same

These modifications might induce very small price changes compared to the previous policy, depending on the products and your country of residence, but there is no major impact on pricing, don’t worry!

Of course, if you are a business within the EU (and outside of France), VAT can still be deduced upon purchase.

Enjoy!

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!