2006 News

2006 News Archive

Gearwire Review available as separate download (2006/12/29)

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Gearwire.com has split its latest crosstalk video, and the part where they demonstrate Blue Cat's Dynamics, Parametr'EQ and Widening Parametr'EQ DirectX and VST plugins in a mixing session is now available as a separate download: get it here!

Gearwire Reviews Blue Cat Audio plugins (2006/12/20)

Blue Cat's Dynamics and Parametr'EQ DirectX and VST plugins have been introduced in gearwire.com's latest crosstalk podcast. See our plugins in action and gearwire's comments in their video (the show starts at 23 minutes).

Blue Cat's Dynamics updated (2006/12/19)

Blue Cat's Dynamics - Compressor, Gate, Limiter, Expander, Waveshaper Plug-In (VST, AU, AAX, VST3)

Blue Cat's Dynamics DirectX and VST plugin has been updated. This is a maintenance release.

New Tutorial - DPMP in MAGIX Samplitude (2006/12/14)

Tutorial - Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro In Samplitude - Automated Audio to MIDI Control Generation

DPMP in Samplitude shows how to use the DP Meter Pro product associated with the Gain Suite VST plugins to perform automated ducking in Samplitude. You can of course apply the same principles with our other Analysis Tools for other automated effects.

Blue Cat's Widening Meter Pro 1.0 released (2006/12/11)

Blue Cat's Widening Meter Pro - Monitor and Convert Mid-Side Peak and RMS levels to MIDI CC and Automation

We are happy to announce the release of Blue Cat's Widening Meter Pro, a cousin of the DP Meter Pro product that measures the mid and side channels peak and RMS levels. The related Widening Meter Pro Tutorials will show you how to use the advanced automation and MIDI output capabilities of this plug-in. Don't miss the special introduction price, and if you do not own the DP Meter Pro, check our Analysis Pack which includes both products. We have also added some free skins to download for christmas!

Blue Cat's Dynamics and Digital Peak Meter Pro updated (2006/12/11)

Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro - Peak, RMS, Crest factor and Dynamic Range Monitoring, with MIDI CC or Automation Generation

Blue Cat's Dynamics and DP Meter Pro have been updated. This new release fixes a bug that caused the MIDI output settings not to be restored properly.

All Products Available in a Bundle (2006/12/10)

Blue Cat's All Plug-Ins Pack - All Our Professional Audio Plugins in a Single Bundle (AU, VST, VST3, RTAS, AAX)

The new All Plugins Pack now allows you to purchase all our products in a single bundle: download all products demos in a single zip file and save money! A special price has been setup for christmas, don't miss this special offer!

Freeware Products Available as a Single Download (2006/12/01)

Blue Cat's Freeware Plug-ins Pack II - Download Freeware Audio Plugins (VST, VST3, AAX, Audio Unit) (Freeware)

You can now download all our freeware plugins at once: check the Free Pack and download a single zip file containing the latest version of all our freeware plug-ins. Stay up to date and save download time!

All Products updated (2006/11/29)

All Products have been updated. All our plug-ins now support MIDI control and Blue Cat's skinning language 1.2.4. These new versions bring finer control of parameters, performance improvements and improved user interface. Minor bug fixes have been included as well. The change log is available for each product. See our Products page for more information.

The upgrade for commercial products is free for registered users and can be downloaded from the same location as the initial release. Note that the special offer for the Dynamics and Parametr'EQ series will be available for two more weeks. Don't miss it!

Blue Cat's Dynamics 1.0 released (2006/11/15)

Blue Cat's Dynamics - Compressor, Gate, Limiter, Expander, Waveshaper Plug-In (VST, AU, AAX, VST3)

We are happy to announce the release of Blue Cat's Dynamics: after an intense beta testing period, this complete dynamics processor is now ready for you. Don't miss the special introduction price and get your compressor/gate/expander/limiter/distortion right now! Check our Tutorials section and learn how to use the advanced MIDI I/O features of this new plug-in.

New Tutorials and New Product Preview (2006/11/09)

Tutorial - Real Time Ducking: the DPMP as a Voice Over Tool. - Using MIDI CC for Side Chain Effects

Don't miss our new tutorials!

New Tutorial for the DPMP in Energy XT (2006/11/06)

Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro - Peak, RMS, Crest factor and Dynamic Range Monitoring, with MIDI CC or Automation Generation

A new tutorial for the DP Meter Pro in EnergyXT is available. Check it out here and enjoy this unique tool in this unique host!

Blue Cat's Gain Suite 1.0 released (2006/11/06)

Blue Cat's Gain Suite - Simple Mono, Stereo and Mid-Side MIDI Controllable Gain Plug-ins (VST, AU, VST3, AAX) (Freeware)

Blue Cat's Gain Suite has been released: enjoy these mono, stereo and mid/side gain plug-ins with total MIDI control for free. They can be used with the DP Meter Pro product for automated ducking, side chaining, stereo widening...

Blue Cat's Parametr'EQ Series 2.0 released (2006/10/18)

Blue Cat's Parametr'EQ Pack - Professional Parametric Equalizer Plug-ins Bundle (VST, AU, RTAS, DX)

Blue Cat's Parametr'EQ,Stereo Parametr'EQ and Widening Parametr'EQ 2.0 have been released, with new skinnable user interface, real time MIDI control and much more. Don't miss the special introduction price for these new versions. A special upgrade price is also available for registered users (they will be informed by email). For this occasion a new version of Blue Cat's Skinning Language has been released.

New tutorial - Create an original stereo MIDI controlled wah pedal (2006/10/05)

Blue Cat's Widening Triple EQ - Mid-Side Semi-Parametric Stereo Widening Equalizer/Filter (AU, DX, RTAS and VST Plug-in)

Check our new tutorial and create an original stereo wah pedal-like effect within your digital audio workstation: Stereo Wah Pedal.

New tutorial - Create your own MIDI controlled wah pedal (2006/10/03)

Blue Cat's Triple EQ - Semi-Parametric 3 Bands Equalizer Audio Plug-in (VST, AU, AAX, VST3) (Freeware)

Check our new tutorial and create your own MIDI wah pedal within your digital audio workstation: Wah Pedal.

Blue Cat's Triple EQ Series 2.0 released (2006/09/27)

Blue Cat's Triple EQ Pack - Semi-Parametric Equalizers and Shapeable filters (VST, AU, VST3 and AAX)

Blue Cat's Triple EQ,Stereo Triple EQ and Widening Triple EQ 2.0 have been released, with real time MIDI control and multiple skins support. Don't miss the special introduction price for these new versions. A special upgrade price is also available for registered users. Check your email!

A minor update for recent products (2006/09/27)

Blue Cat's Stereo Flanger - Analog Stereo Flanging Effect Plug-in (VST, AU, RTAS, DX) (Freeware)

Blue Cat's Chorus,Flanger, DP Meter Pro, Phaser and their stereo versions have been updated. The new releases contain a bug fix and minor UI enhancements.

Blue Cat's Phaser and Stereo Phaser 2.0 released (2006/09/20)

Blue Cat's Stereo Phaser - Wide Phasing Effect Plug-in (VST, AU, RTAS, DX)

Blue Cat's Phaser and Stereo Phaser 2.0 have been released, with real time MIDI control and multiple skins support. The Phaser is free and the Stereo Phaser can be purchased with a special introduction price. The upgrade for registered users is free!

Don't miss our Tutorials to learn how to use the advanced capabilities of these plug-ins.

New Tutorial for Sony Vegas (2006/09/19)

Tutorial - Using DXi plug-ins in Sony Vegas - A Solution to the 'My Plugin Does not Show Up in Vegas' Issue

A new tutorial for Sony Vegas can be found here: it will explain you how to activate MIDI-enabled DXi plug-ins that usually do not show up in Sony Vegas. It can help you use the new versions of our plug-ins in Sony Vegas, such as the DP Meter Pro.

New Skins for Stereo Flanger (2006/09/13)

New skins for Blue Cat's Stereo Flanger are now available in the Skins section. You can freely download them here.

Blue Cat's Flanger and Stereo Flanger 2.0 released (2006/09/11)

Blue Cat's Stereo Flanger - Analog Stereo Flanging Effect Plug-in (VST, AU, RTAS, DX) (Freeware)

Blue Cat's Flanger and Stereo Flanger 2.0 have been released, with real time MIDI control and multiple skins support. And good news, both are totally free!

Have a look at our Tutorials to learn how to use the advanced capabilities of these plug-ins.

New tutorial for Digital Peak Meter Pro (2006/09/10)

Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro - Peak, RMS, Crest factor and Dynamic Range Monitoring, with MIDI CC or Automation Generation

A new tutorial explaining how to use Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro in Ableton Live has just been released.

This is a good opportunity to let you know that anybody sending us a good tutorial ("good" meaning one we accept to publish) about one of our product will be given a free license of his choice for any of our products (bundles excluded). So if you have a storyboard with an interesting tutorial, contact us!

New skin for Digital Peak Meter Pro (2006/09/07)

A new skin for Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro has been published in the Skins section. You can download it here for free.

New skins for Widening Triple EQ by TSV (2006/09/05)

TSV has created a set of new skins for Blue Cat's Widening Triple EQ! You can download them here for free. Thank you 'TSV' for this new contribution!

New skins and tutorial for Digital Peak Meter Pro (2006/09/05)

Two new skins for Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro have been released. You can download them here for free. Please take a few minutes to check our latest tutorial about how to use the DPMP2 real time in Steinberg Cubase.

Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro 2.1 Maintenance release (2006/09/05)

Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro - Peak, RMS, Crest factor and Dynamic Range Monitoring, with MIDI CC or Automation Generation

Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro 2.1 has been released. It fixes a small bug that caused some hosts to see the plug-in with no MIDI output.

Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro goes real time (2006/09/04)

Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro - Peak, RMS, Crest factor and Dynamic Range Monitoring, with MIDI CC or Automation Generation

Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro 2.0 has been released. It has been re-built from scratch, and now includes a bunch of new unique features: you can now use it real time to monitor or control any MIDI-controllable software or hardware device! Do not miss our introduction price, and save 30%! Registered customers will be able to upgrade for 12 EUR only!

Two new tutorials have been added to the Tutorials section to show you how to use the unique capabilities of this plug-in.

Blue Cat's Chorus and Stereo Chorus 3.0 released (2006/08/30)

Blue Cat's Stereo Chorus - Wide Stereo Chorus Effect Plug-in (RTAS, VST, Audio Unit, DirectX) (Freeware)

Enjoy Blue Cat's Chorus and Stereo Chorus 3.0 real time MIDI control and multiple skins support for free! These freewares have been updated and are available for download.

Do not forget to check our Tutorials to learn how to use the advanced capabilities of these plug-ins.

Welcome to www.bluecataudio.com! (2006/08/28)

Blue Cat's Music Software has become Blue Cat Audio and is proud to welcome you on its new website! This is a new beginning for us, with more means to develop new Products and provide the best Consulting.

We have added a new Tutorials section to help you in your daily audio life, and you will find a bunch of non-audio but exciting stuff in the new Goodies section. Enjoy! There is a lot more to come very soon, so keep connected!

Special thanks to the talented Anders Kisling who designed the new web graphics and logo.

Stereo Chorus 3 beta2 released (2006/08/25)

Blue Cat's Stereo Chorus - Wide Stereo Chorus Effect Plug-in (RTAS, VST, Audio Unit, DirectX) (Freeware)Blue Cat's Stereo Chorus 3 beta 2 is out! You can now precisely edit the parameters, reverse the MIDI controller response curve for free!. This plugin supports the new version (1.2.1) of our skinning language. The final release is very close, please continue to send us feedback!

DXi Manager released (2006/08/21)

Blue Cat's DXi Manager - Enable DXi plug-ins in non DXi-aware applications (Freeware)Blue Cat's DXi Manager has been released! This little freeware tool will help you to have your DXi plug-ins supported by all DirectX applications, even older applications that do not support the DXi MIDI capabilities. Check it out, it's free!

Stereo Chorus 2.9 beta released (2006/08/13)

Blue Cat's Stereo Chorus - Wide Stereo Chorus Effect Plug-in (RTAS, VST, Audio Unit, DirectX) (Freeware)Blue Cat's Stereo Chorus 2.9 beta is out! Enjoy the new MIDI functionalities, the multiple skins support and the new skinning language version 1.2 for free! As usual we will be happy to have your feedback in order to release the final version.

New skin for Widening Triple EQ by TSV (2006/07/21)

TSV has created a new skin for Blue Cat's Widening Triple EQ! You can download it here for free. Thank you 'TSV' for your this new contribution!

Liny EQ Pack 2.0 released (2006/06/19)

Blue Cat's Liny EQ Pack - Professional Linear Phase Equalizer Plug-ins Bundle (VST, AU, RTAS, DX)Blue Cat's Liny EQ, Stereo Liny EQ and Widening Liny EQ have been updated to v2.0! They now support Blue Cat's Skinning Language 1.1, and a few bugs have been fixed. The upgrade is free for registered users (check your email!), and a special price is available for a limited duration.

New demos for Triple EQ Pack (2006/06/08)

Blue Cat's Triple EQ Pack - Semi-Parametric Equalizers and Shapeable filters (VST, AU, VST3 and AAX)Blue Cat's Triple EQ, Stereo Triple EQ and Widening Triple EQ demos have been modified: the bypass time is now only 3 seconds every 20 seconds. You now have more time to enjoy!

Triple EQ Pack released (2006/06/06)

Blue Cat's Triple EQ Pack - Semi-Parametric Equalizers and Shapeable filters (VST, AU, VST3 and AAX)Blue Cat's Triple EQ, Stereo Triple EQ and Widening Triple EQ are out! Check these new easy to use 3 bands advanced equalizers. Their user interfaces benefit from the new Blue Cat's Skinning Language 1.1. As usual you can get all of them in a single bundle or separately: pay only for what you need. But don't miss the special introductory price, it won't last forever!

Skinning language v1.1 released (2006/06/06)

Blue Cat's Skinning language has been updated to V1.1 to support the new Triple EQ products. Check the Skins page to discover the new functionalities!

120th AES Convention (2006/05/19)

Meet the Cat at the 120th AES Convention that will take place in Paris this week! We will be present on the expo, so just send us an email if you wish to meet.

New user skins for Blue Cat's Chorus (2006/04/30)

Two new skins for Blue Cat's Chorus! You can download them here for free. Thank you 'TSV' for your contribution.

Stereo Chorus 2 released with new skins (2006/03/07)

Blue Cat's Stereo Chorus - Wide Stereo Chorus Effect Plug-in (RTAS, VST, Audio Unit, DirectX) (Freeware)

Blue Cat's Stereo Chorus version 2 has been released. You can now skin this plug-in and enjoy the free skins available on this website. Best of all, it's still freeware!

New user skin for Blue Cat's Chorus (2006/02/27)

A new skin for Blue Cat's Chorus! A fan of the www.audiofanzine.com website has posted a new skin: you can download it here for free. Thank you 'Audiofanzine Fan' for your contribution.

Chorus 2 final released with new skins (2006/02/26)

Blue Cat's Chorus - Smooth Chorus Effect (AU, VST, VST3, AAX Plug-in) (Freeware)

Blue Cat's Chorus version 2 (final) has been released. Thanks again to all customers who have sent their feedback.

We have started to fill the skins database with a few skins that you can download here. Enjoy them and learn how to create your own ones! We'll be happy to publish them on this web site.

Chorus 2 beta 2 released (2006/02/16)

Blue Cat's Chorus - Smooth Chorus Effect (AU, VST, VST3, AAX Plug-in) (Freeware)

Blue Cat's Chorus version 2 beta 2 has been released. A few bugs have been fixed, thanks to your active feedback. Thank you! You can now download this new version. The final version should be released soon if no other issue is found.

Skin engine & Chorus 2 beta released (2006/02/12)

Blue Cat's Chorus - Smooth Chorus Effect (AU, VST, VST3, AAX Plug-in) (Freeware)

Blue Cat's Chorus version 2 beta and its new skin engine for the GUI have been released! You can now skin the Cat and share your skins on this website. Best of all, it's still 100% freeware! We are waiting for your feedback on the Forum to release the final version.

Try the power of Blue Cat's skinning language with our tutorial and share your skins with the community!

Happy new year! (2006/01/17)

Blue Cat Audio is proud to welcome you on its new website! Check the special new year Discounts we have added for you at this occasion!

Last months have been very busy here, and this website has been designed in order to host the new products that are about to be released. Keep connected!

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