The difference between this harmonizer and the built-in pitch shifter Continue reading
The BCA effect pedals have a particular sound on their own and are not really inspired by other brands’ pedals. Also, if you want to create your own, you can!
Here’s an overview of the characteristics of all these pedals: Continue reading
Flanger and Phaser are both modulation effects that create deep filters sweeping around the spectrum over time. But they are produced by different means, and they do not sound the same. So what’s the difference between both phasing and flanging?
The effects used here are the built-in Phaser and Flanger plug-ins available in AXIOM, Patchwork, Late Replies & MB7 mixer software. They are very capable plug-ins that can produce both vintage and modern sounds. Continue reading
It was the opportunity to meet great people (most of them guitar addicts), wear odd face masks, exchange ideas and licks, discover new guitars, and also shoot a couple of videos, demonstrating and discussing our guitar software.
It was definitely worth the 2000 kilometers drive, especially if you consider that all other events in the industry have been cancelled so far. Here are the first videos shot during the event and a couple of pictures to show you the place. Continue reading
As you’re probably aware, Blue Cat’s PatchWork, MB-7 Mixer, Late Replies and Axiom are able to load third-party plug-ins. But did you know that they also all come with many built-in Blue Cat Audio effects and utility plug-ins? There’s so many of them that they’re almost hard to keep track of. So here’s a walkthrough of what you get. First—why do we call them “built-in”? Because if you get them as part of these “host-in-the-host” style plug-ins, they can only be used inside of those plug-ins. Which is of course what you would probably do anyway. All of the built-in plug-ins include the standard features that all Blue Cat Audio plug-ins have: they come loaded with presets, support MIDI learn and MIDI program change, Many of them also include tone maps support.
So let’s take a look at what it is you get! Continue reading
If you’ve ever wondered what is possible to achieve with Axiom, do check out this brilliant video from BenoniStudio. The video is close to an hour long and we think Brian manages to cover every single parameter in the plug-in … certainly most of them! Enjoy.
Initially designed to navigate presets in 2D and create new guitar amp tones in Destructor and Axiom by morphing between presets (See this tone explorer video for more details), tone maps have now been implemented in several built-in effects that can be found in Axiom, PatchWork, MB-7 Mixer and Late Replies.
Let’s see how this new feature may change your approach to sound design and plug-in control for other types of effects.
From the very beginning, Blue Cat’s Axiom was designed to let you use the same guitar tones in the studio and on stage.
In a live situation, you can control Axiom with any MIDI compatible controller, to change some of the parameters or switch between presets, like you would do with regular “out of the box” gear – you probably do not want to play with a mouse on stage!
In this tutorial we’ll give you a few tips to optimize your presets for seamless switching between tones during a live gig, minimizing the delay and potential audio glitches when switching to a new preset while playing. Continue reading
Blue Cat’s Axiom, Late Replies, Patchwork & MB-7 Mixer plug-ins all come bundled with a long list of built-in effects, including this unique Reverb plugin. Learn more about its settings, how they influence the sound of the produced reverberation, and get started with some good basic settings for different uses.