News Archive

News Archive

FREE Destructor Tutorial + 30 Days Groove3 Access (2016/10/13)

We have partnered with Groove3 to offer you free 30 days access to 1200 hours of video tutorials, with an awesome in-depth training for Blue Cat's Destructor that covers all the features of the plug-ins in details.

The offer for the free pass expires on October 24th, so don't miss it!

Blue Cat's Destructor Now Available (2016/10/11)

Blue Cat's Destructor - Distortion and Amp Sim Plug-In (VST, AU, AAX, VST3, RTAS, DX)

We 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 (check your email!) during the same period. 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 this first guitar-centric review 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.

Introducing Blue Cat's Destructor (2016/09/29)

Blue Cat's Destructor - Distortion and Amp Sim Plug-In (VST, AU, AAX, VST3, RTAS, DX)

We are happy to introduce today Blue Cat's Destructor, our new distortion and amp sim modeling plug-in, capable of simulating many types of distortion - and it works for subtle and clean tones too!

The plug-in is currently being demonstrated at the AES Convention in Los Angeles (check it out on booth #410) and will be available for purchase on October 11th.

Wether you are a guitarist, bassist, into electronic music, or mixing and mastering, this plug-in was designed for you! If you cannot be at the AES, read more information about Blue Cat's Destructor and listen to the plug-in on the product page or on our blog.

This is also the opportunity for us to introduce a new guitar software category, listing our most useful tools for guitar and bass.

Back With New Logo And New Plug-In (2016/09/19)

Blue Cat Audio Back with a New Logo and New Plug-In

After several months of hard work behind the scenes, We are happy to unleash our new logo and announce the launch of a brand new plug-in, which will be revealed at the 141st AES Convention in Los Angeles, in exactly 10 days.

If you want to see this mystery plug-in in action, please stop by our booth (#410) at the AES!

More information will be posted soon on our blog and social media. So keep connected!

VST3 Hosting Released (2016/05/10)

Blue Cat's PatchWork and MB-7 Mixer can now host VST3 plug-ins

We are happy to release new versions of Blue Cat's PatchWork and MB-7 Mixer that include VST3 plug-ins hosting.

You can now load Blue Cat Audio or third party VST3 plug-ins into both plug-ins, mixing them with VSTs and Audio Units in the same session. More details about this new release are available on our blog.

The update is free for existing cutsomers and can be downloaded from the same link as the original full version (link received upon purchase).

Enjoy!

Massive Plug-Ins Update - Incl. VST3 Support (2016/03/03)

We are happy to release today a massive update for 16 of our plug-ins: Blue Cat's Plug'n Script, Dynamics, PatchWork, FreqAnalyst Multi, MB-7 Mixer, Protector, StereoScope Multi, Liny EQ, DP Meter Pro, Oscilloscope Multi, and our 6 free plug-ins are now available in VST3 format.

So, what's new here? Don't miss our blog post explaining the benefits of VST3. Also, this update includes additional improvements for all plug-in formats regarding presets and skins management, and compatibility enhancements for plug-in hosting. So it is recommended for all customers!

By the way, this update is free and can be downloaded from the same location as the original full version, using the link received upon purchase. Of course, free plug-ins remain fully free!

VST3 Format Announced at NAMM (2016/01/21)

We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of VST3 versions of most our plug-ins. These new versions will be available as part of a free update in February. Please come and see the demos at the NAMM Show, booth #6331.

If you cannot make it to the NAMM, a preview is already publicly available for Blue Cat's Free Pack, check it out!

Also, Existing customers of Blue Cat's Dynamics, , MB-7 Mixer and Plug'n Script can download a VST3 preview of their plug-in using the "next release preview" link at the bottom of the full version download page (link received by email upon purchase).

Please try them out and tell us what you think!

Winter NAMM 2016 (2016/01/20)

Blue Cat Audio at the Winter NAMM Show 2016

It's time for Winter NAMM! If you plan to visit the NAMM show this year, please stop by our booth (#6331 in Hall A)!

We'll be happy to show you our latest demos... and there are surprises too!

New Website And December Deals Launched (2015/12/09)

New website and december deals launched

We are happy to announce the launch of a brand new bluecataudio.com for the holiday season. Enjoy the new design and streamlined experience!

That's another reason to celebrate the end of the year, so we are also launching our December deals today: 10 to 20% off all our plug-ins and bundles, until December 31st!

And if you are already a registered customer, check your email: even better deals are available!

Blue Cat's Plug'n Script 2.0 and New Bundle Released (2015/11/26)

Blue Cat's Crafters Pack - Powerful Audio Tools for Creatives and Developers (VST, AU, AAX, DX, RTAS)

We are happy to unleash Blue Cat's Plug'n Script 2.0, a brand new version of our audio and MIDI scripting plug-in, and Blue Cat's Crafters Pack, a new bundle for creative minds.

This new version of the plug-in adds native compiled scripts support, a side chain input, auxiliary outputs, new skins, scripts and presets, a new user interface programming language and much more... Check out our blog for more details about V2!

The new bundle gathers our most powerful software that will let you build your own custom audio toolbox. Check it out!

Exceptionally, the upgrade to version 2.0 is free for existing users. A special introduction offer for both the plug-in and bundle are available for new customers until the end of December. Additional discounts apply to existing Blue Cat Audio customers, so check your email!

IMSTA FESTA NYC (2015/09/11)

Blue Cat Audio at the IMSTA FESTA NYC 2015

If you have the opportunity to be in New York City at the end of the month, do not miss the IMSTA FESTA, on September 26th!

We'll be showing our latest releases: Blue Cat's Dynamics 4.0, the updated Multi series, and of course Blue Cat's PatchWork and MB-7 Mixer!

You can register now on the IMSTA website, it's free!


Multi Series Updated (2015/09/08)

Blue Cat's Multi Pack - Multiple Tracks Audio Analysis Tools (VST, AU, AAX, RTAS, DX Plug-ins Bundle)

We are glad to announce an update for our multiple instances analysis tools! With these new versions, analysis curves can now be saved to file to be reloaded later as references: measure and save the characteristics of third party material to compare them with your own later and make it better! This update also includes several other improvements - see the plug-ins pages or our blog for details.

As usual, this update is free for existing customers and is available for download using the link received by email upon purchase.

Blue Cat's PatchWork and MB-7 Mixer Update (2015/07/16)

Blue Cat's PatchWork - Fully Configurable Plug-Ins Chainer / Standalone Host or Plug-In

Blue Cat's PatchWork 1.71 and MB-7 Mixer 2.51 are now available for download! This is mainly a maintenance release that improves compatibility for the VST and AAX/RTAS versions but also adds quick save for last loaded preset.

As usual, this update is free for existing customers and can be downloaded from the same page as the original full version.

New Skin For Blue Cat's Dynamics 4.0 by SatYatunes (2015/06/23)

Looking for alternate skins for the new Blue Cat's Dynamics 4.0 plug-in? Check out this new light theme created by SatYatunes!

Enjoy, it's entirely free!

Blue Cat's Dynamics 4.0 Released (2015/06/18)

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

Blue Cat's Dynamics 4.0 is now available! Our ultra flexible all-in-one dynamics processor has been completely redesigned for this new version:

The algorithms have been entirely re-written, and the plug-in has now a brand new, fully customizable user interface, plus lots of new features and enhancements: external side chain support, premium visual feedback with large envelopes view and gain reduction histograms, new parameters to control the depth of the processor as well as the shape of the envelope, a new presets manager, new MIDI and automation mapping capabilities, and much more...

If the plug-in is not part of your collection yet, please check our overview video or download and try the demo: you can purchase Blue Cat's Dynamics 4.0 with 33% discount until July 15th!

The upgrade is free for users who have purchased the Dynamics plug-in in the past 3 months, and others will receive an offer by email to upgrade for a small fee.

Additional discounts apply to other existing Blue Cat Audio customers, so please check your emails!

SatYatunes Skins Update for Blue Cat's PatchWork 1.7 (2015/06/02)

SatYatunes has kindly updated his dark and silver free skins for Blue Cat's PatchWork to support the latest features brought by version 1.7: they now include a generic skin for plug-ins that do not have a user interface and support the extra side chain input and auxiliary output channels.

Check out the updated skins and please consider making him a donation if you like them!

Enjoy!

Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2.5 is Here (2015/04/29)

Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer - Multi Band Mixing Plug-in and VST/VST3/AU Host

We are glad to announce the update of Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer, which brings lots of new features to our multiband processing plug-in:

External side chain input for hosted sub plug-ins (which can now be applied to specific audio channels), "gui-less" plug-ins support, presets recall via MIDI, more precise and faster crossover filters, improved plug-ins compatibility... Check out the MB-7 Mixer plug-in page for the complete list of improvements.

As usual, this update is free for existing customers and can be downloaded from the same page as the original full version.

Enjoy!

Blue Cat's PatchWork 1.7 Available - Incredibly Flexible Audio Routing (2015/03/26)

Blue Cat's PatchWork - Multiple I/O configurations, including side chain and auxiliary outputs (up to 16 I/O)

We are very excited to announce the release of Blue Cat's PatchWork 1.7, bringing super flexible audio routing for your plug-ins chains.

With up to 16 I/O channels for the standalone application, external sidechain input for the effect and auxiliary outputs for the instrument, Blue Cat's PatchWork external connection capabilities have been brought to a new level.

"With great power comes great responsibility", so this new release also adds new internal audio routing features: you can now select the I/O channels used for each plug-in - it is very easy to create aux sends, process individual channels separately or apply effects the sidechain signal, without having to manage cable connections!

Please check the PatchWork page for more details, or our blog post about these new features.

This update is of course free for existing customers and can be downloaded from the same page as the original full version. Enjoy!

Blue Cat's PatchWork Updated (2015/02/05)

Blue Cat's PatchWork - Fully Configurable Plug-Ins Chainer / Standalone Host or Plug-In

After a short break for the NAMM Show, we are back! Blue Cat's PatchWork has just been updated, with "guiless" plug-ins support, the ability to load presets via MIDI as well as a couple of compatibility improvements for Audio Units on Mac.

As usual, this update is free for existing customers and can be downloaded from the same page as the original full version. Enjoy!

Meet Us at NAMM Show 2015 (2015/01/19)

Blue Cat Audio at the Winter NAMM Show 2015

Meet the Cat in Anaheim this week! We'll be at the NAMM show (January 22-25) this year. So please stop by our booth #6242, hosted by Music Marketing.

We'll be glad to show you a demo and discuss our latest releases!

Happy New Year - Blue Cat's PatchWork Updated With New Theme (2015/01/08)

Blue Cat's PatchWork - Fully Configurable Plug-Ins Chainer / Standalone Host or Plug-In

We wish you all a happy new year!

To celebrate 2015, we are releasing a new version of Blue Cat's PatchWork, including a brand new light theme skin, new skin selection features and more.

This update is free for existing customers and can be downloaded from the same page as the original full version. Enjoy!

December Deals (2014/12/01)

December Deals: Up to 50% Off!

To celebrate the end of the year, we are happy to announce our December deals: save up to 50% on our audio plugins and bundles! The offer will end on December 31st, don't miss it!

You have just purchased a plug-in from us? Don't worry: existing customers who purchased before December 1st are granted 20% additional discount on the entire catalog: check your email!


Blue Cat's PatchWork Now Available as a Standalone Application (2014/11/25)

Blue Cat's PatchWork - Now available as a standalone application for Mac and PC, it lets you quickly load and use your favorite virtual instruments and audio/MIDI effect plug-ins.

We are very excited to announce that Blue Cat's PatchWork 1.6 is now available as a standalone application, in addition to all existing plug-in formats! This new application is the fastest and lightest host that can quickly load your favorite effect plug-ins and virtual instruments.

This new version also bring several improvements for the plug-in (read more on the PatchWork page. More information about the application is also available on our blog.

This update is of course free for existing customers and can be downloaded from the same page as the original full version. Enjoy!

Blue Cat's PatchWork and MB-7 Mixer Update (2014/10/20)

Blue Cat's PatchWork - Fully Configurable Plug-Ins Chainer / Standalone Host or Plug-In

Blue Cat's PatchWork 1.5 and MB-7 Mixer 2.4 are now available! These new versions mainly bring stability, compatibility and interoperability enhancements: you can now load more plug-ins, on more machines!

The new PatchWork plug-in also supports MIDI FX Audio Units and can be loaded as a MIDI FX in Logic Pro X, as shown on our blog.

As usual, this update is free for existing customers and can be downloaded from the same page as the original full version. Enjoy!

Blue Cat's Plug'n Script 1.1 Available (2014/10/01)

Blue Cat's Plug'n Script - Strings and discrete parameters are also available to control dsp scripts.

We are happy to announce that Blue Cat's Plug'n Script 1.1 is now available! This new version of our scripting plug-in mainly adds MIDI FX support for Logic Pro X, new controls in the user interface, new audio file playing and recording scripts, as well as new programming interfaces for scripters and several bug fixes!

You can read more details about these new features on the blue cat audio team blog, or on the Blue Cat's Plug'n Script page.

The special introduction offers are still available, until October 15th. Don't miss it!

Share Your Scripts on GitHub (2014/09/30)

Blue Cat Plug'n Script Repository on GitHub

Got some time to play with our latest scripting plug-in lately? You will be happy to know that you can now share your custom scripts in our dedicated repository on GitHub.

We have included there all factory scripts for reference, and your own creations are now welcome!

Musicalentropy has already shared a couple of great scripts: several modulation effects (check out the Leslie!), non linear processors and famous filter emulations. Now show us what you can do!


Blue Cat's Plug'n Script Released (2014/09/18)

Blue Cat's Plug'n Script - Scriptable audio / MIDI effects processor and virtual instrument

We are happy to unveil today Blue Cat's Plug'n Script, a very particular scripting plug-in that can be programmed to quickly build custom audio and MIDI effects or virtual instruments without quitting your favorite DAW software.

With this plug-in, you can write your own processors or instruments, with very little knowledge about programming: it brings an entire development environment into your favorite DAW. It also includes 46 scripts and 120 factory presets for non programmers to use it as a multi effects processor. Read more about it on the Blue Cat's Plug'n Script page!

A special introduction offer (25% off) is available until October 15th. Also, special offers are being sent to existing Blue Cat Audio customers: check your email!

New free Skins for Free Plugins (2014/09/09)

Hats off to SatYatunes once again! He has created a new set of skins for Blue Cat's Free Pack, and he has decided to share them with you for free: that's 6 free skins for 6 free plug-ins!

Enjoy!

IMSTA FESTA Toronto (2014/09/04)

Blue Cat Audio at the IMSTA FESTA in Toronto

If you are in the Toronto area this week-end, do not miss the IMSTA FESTA. We will be represented there by our distributor, Music Marketing.

The event is entirely free, so don't miss it and make sure to check out our booth! You can register now on the IMSTA website.


Blue Cat's PatchWork + Sound Radix 32Lives Bundle Available (2014/08/21)

PatchWork + 32 Lives Bundle - 32 bit plug-ins reloaded

We are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Sound Radix to create the PatchWork+32Lives bundle, that includes both Blue Cat's PatchWork and Sound Radix's 32 Lives, with 27% discount.

With this bundle, you can now mix both 32-bit and 64-bit Audio Units and 64-bit VST plug-ins in 64-bit Mac applications such as Pro Tools 11 or Logic X.

Your older plug-ins can now be resurrected!

Blue Cat's PatchWork 1.4 - Improved MIDI and Parallel Chains (2014/07/24)

Blue Cat's PatchWork - Fully Configurable Plug-Ins Chainer / Standalone Host or Plug-In

Blue Cat's PatchWork 1.4 is now ready for download, including MIDI channel filtering for plug-ins input, parallel processing chains improvements (selectable summing mode and solo buttons), plus several compatibility improvements on Mac. Full change list is available on the plug-in's page.

As usual, this update is free for existing customers and can be downloaded from the same page as the original full version. Enjoy!

New free Skins for Blue Cat's PatchWork (2014/07/11)

Satya Choudhury (aka satYatunes) strikes again! A new set of skins for Blue Cat's PatchWork is available for download, including dark and silver themes. Check out his work and please consider making him a donation if you like it!

Enjoy!


Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2.3 is Out - Now Hosting Audio Units too (2014/07/07)

Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer - Multi Band Mixing Plug-in and VST/VST3/AU Host

Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2.3 is now available, mainly bringing Audio Units hosting support as well as several compatibility and performance improvements (see full list on the MB-7 Mixer page).

For registered users, the update is free and can be downloaded from the same place as the original full version (link received by email).

Enjoy!

Blue Cat's PatchWork 1.3 - With Audio Units Hosting (2014/06/17)

Blue Cat's PatchWork - Fully Configurable Plug-Ins Chainer / Standalone Host or Plug-In

We are glad to release Blue Cat's PatchWork 1.3, available for download right now!

This new version mainly brings Audio Unit hosting for Mac users, as well as copy/paste enhancements that have simplified moving plug-ins in the signal chain or between applications. Several compatibility and performance improvements have also been included in this new release. Check out the plug-in's page for more details about changes.

As usual, existing customers can download the updated version from the same page as the original full version.

Blue Cat's PatchWork 1.2 Released, incl. MIDI Routing (2014/04/23)

Blue Cat's PatchWork - Fully Configurable Plug-Ins Chainer / Standalone Host or Plug-In

We are happy to announce that Blue Cat's PatchWork 1.2 is now available. This new release mainly adds internal MIDI routing capabilities and mono to stereo processing, and the same enhancements as Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2.2 (plug-in renaming and compatibility improvements).

More details about the new features can be found on the plug-in's page. You can now route MIDI events between sub plug-ins (and the host) and build your own MIDI chains inside the plug-in!

As usual, existing customers can download the updated version from the same page as the original full version.

Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2.2 Released (2014/04/23)

Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer - Multi Band Mixing Plug-in and VST/VST3/AU Host

Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2.2 has been released! With this new version, you can now rename plug-ins instances and benefit from several performance and compatibility enhancements (full list can be found on the MB-7 Mixer page).

For registered users, the update is free and can be downloaded from the same place as the initial version.

8 Plug-Ins Updated (2014/03/20)

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

We are happy announce new versions of 8 of our plug-ins: Blue Cat's Dynamics, FreqAnalyst Pro, MB-5 Dynamix, Remote Control, StereoScope Pro, and the Parametr'EQ series have all been updated to fix a few compatibility issues and improve the experience on newer systems (full list of improvements is available on each plug-in page).

The update is free for existing customers, and the new version can be found at the same place as the initial download that was sent by email.

Enjoy!

Happy New Year - Plugins Update (2014/01/09)

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

We wish you all a happy new year! May 2014 bring you anything you desire, and more!

In order to give you a good start, we are releasing an update for 12 of our plug-ins, including the 6 freeware ones from our Free Pack: Blue Cat's Chorus, DP Meter Pro, Flanger, FreqAnalyst, FreqAnalyst Multi, Gain Suite, Liny EQ, Oscilloscope Multi, Phaser, Protector, StereoScope Multi, Triple EQ.

New versions include new copy/paste capabilities, memory optimizations, Audio Suite support for Pro Tools (Liny EQ) and many other enhancements and fixes (details on each product page). These improvements were already included in the latest version of Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer and Blue Cat's PatchWork.

For registered users, the update is free and the new version can be found at the same place as the initial version.

Blue Cat's PatchWork 1.1 with Sub Plug-In Automation (2013/12/17)

Blue Cat's PatchWork - Fully Configurable Plug-Ins Chainer / Standalone Host or Plug-In

We are happy to announce that Blue Cat's PatchWork 1.1 is now available. This new release mainly brings sub plug-in automation support thanks to new parameter mapping features, phase flip and gain compensation for parallel chains, a few compatibility improvements and more (more details in the plug-in's page)!

The introduction offer (20% off) still applies, until December 31st. Same for Blue Cat Audio customers' larger discount (40% off).

As usual, existing customers can download the updated version from the same page as the original download (do not install the demo but the full version: it won't let you register otherwise). Enjoy!

Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2.11 Update (2013/12/03)

Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer - Multi Band Mixing Plug-in and VST/VST3/AU Host

Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2.11 is now available! This new release mainly brings plug-ins compatibility enhancements, as well as memory optimizations to be able to use even more instances in 32-bit sessions. (full list of enhancements on the MB-7 Mixer page).

For registered users, the update is free and the new version can be found at the same place as the initial version.

If you do not already own the plug-in, don't miss our December deals, available until the end of the month!

December Deals (2013/12/02)

10 to 25% off the entire catalog!

We are happy to announce our december deals to celebrate the end of the year: save up to 25% on our audio plugins and bundles! The offer will last until December 31st only, so don't miss it!

You have just purchased a plug-in from us? Don't worry: existing customers (prior to this announcement) are granted 40% discount on the entire catalog: check your emails!

Blue Cat's PatchWork Update (2013/11/22)

Blue Cat's PatchWork - Fully Configurable Plug-Ins Chainer / Standalone Host or Plug-In

We have just pushed an minor update for Blue Cat's PatchWork (1.01). This new release addresses a few compatibility issues with plug-ins regarding sample rate changes and VST presets banks. It also fixes a bug with the output gain stage (more details in the plug-in's history).

The introduction offer (20% off) still applies, until December 31st. Same for Blue Cat Audio customers' larger discount (40% off)!

Blue Cat's PatchWork Released (2013/11/12)

Blue Cat's PatchWork - Fully Configurable Plug-Ins Chainer / Standalone Host or Plug-In

Here it is! We are happy to release Blue Cat's PatchWork, a new plug-in that can be described as a "universal plug-ins patchbay": it can host up to 64 VST plug-ins into any Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), in series or parallel.

With this plug-in, you can build your own channel strips and effect chains, save them as presets and share them between your DAWs. Check it out: it may truly revolutionize your workflow and the way you work with plug-ins. More information is available on the Blue Cat's PatchWork page).

A special introduction offer (20% off) is available until December 31st. Also, existing Blue Cat Audio customers are granted an even larger discount (40% off): check your email!

Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2.1 is Here (2013/10/25)

Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer - Multi Band Mixing Plug-in and VST/VST3/AU Host

We are glad to unleash Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2.1, a new version of our multiband mixing plug-in with lots of new features and improvements.

This new release mainly brings copy/paste capabilities, plug-ins layout restore, direct access to bypass and editor window, compatibility improvements and much more (full list on the MB-7 Mixer page).

If you are using our "SB-1 Mixer" skin, please download the latest version to benefit from the new features.

For registered users, the update is free and the new version can be found at the same place as the previous one. Enjoy!


Two More Weeks for Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2 Offer (2013/09/30)

Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer - Multi Band Mixing Plug-in and VST/VST3/AU Host

We are happy to announce a new release for Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2 (2.04), fixing a few compatibility issues with some plug-ins.

For registered users, the updated version can be found at the same place as the previous one (you may have to refresh the download page in your web browser).

At this occasion, we have decided to give you two more weeks to let you test your favorite plug-ins and purchase Blue cat's MB-7 Mixer and associated bundles with 20% off: our offer will last until October 15th!


Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2 Update (2013/09/23)

Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer - Multi Band Mixing Plug-in and VST/VST3/AU Host

We are happy to release an update for Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2 (2.03), adding tempo synchronization capabilities, as well as AAX AudioSuite support for offline processing inside Pro Tools 10 or 11.

A previous update (2.02) also added support for VST Shell plug-ins bundles. With these improvements, that's even more plug-ins or virtual instruments that you can load within Blue cat's MB-7 Mixer V2! All plug-ins can now also synchronize with the host's tempo.

For registered users, the updated version can be found at the same place as the previous one. Enjoy!


Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2 Update and New Skin (2013/09/10)

Just a few days after its initial release, Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2, has been updated (2.01), and a new "single band" skin for it has been released!

Although it was not initially designed for it, Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2 has been widely used to host virtual instruments. Today's update fixes an issue when hosting VST instruments (no sound was output when the plug-ins was fed with silence).

Also, you can now download our "SB-1 Mixer" skin that will transform the plug-in's user interface into a single band mixer with pre and post faders. It's the ideal skin when using the plug-in in broadband mode.

For registered users, the updated version can be found at the same place as the previous one. Enjoy!


Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2 Unleashed with VST Hosting (2013/09/05)

Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer - Multi Band Mixing Plug-in and VST/VST3/AU Host

We are happy to announce Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2.0, a fully redesigned version of our multiband processing plug-in, now including multiband VST hosting capabilities!

In addition to the ability to host up to 4 VST plug-ins per band, the plug-in has now a brand new modular user interface, with lots of new features and enhancements: a spectrogram display, a new presets manager, multiple display sizes, new MIDI and automation mapping capabilities, and much more... You can check our overview video of the plug-in for more details.

If the plug-in is not part of your audio toolbox yet, please download and try the demo: Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2.0 and the related bundles are available with 20% off until September 30th!

The upgrade is free for users who have purchased the plug-in in the past 2 months, and others will receive an offer by email to upgrade for 19 EUR or $25 only (80% off).

Additional discounts apply to other existing Blue Cat Audio customers, so please check your emails!


All Plug-Ins now Available for Pro Tools 11 - Sales Time (2013/06/27)

We are glad to announce that all our plug-ins and bundles are now available in 64-bit AAX versions for Pro Tools 11, on both Windows and Mac.

At this occasion we are launching a special summer sale on the entire catalog: 15% off all plug-ins and 10% off all bundles until the end of July! Pro Tools 11 user or not, don't miss it!

As usual, this update is entirely free for registered customers, and 64-bit AAX, 32-bit AAX and RTAS versions of the 21 plug-ins are all fully compatible, so that you can switch between Pro Tools versions without having to worry about your Blue Cat Audio plug-ins.

More information about AAX support and Pro Tools versions is available on our AAX format page. Enjoy!

12 Plug-Ins Updated for Pro Tools 11 (64-bit AAX) (2013/06/21)

We are pleased to announce the release of 64-bit AAX versions of 12 of our plug-ins, including the free Blue Cat's Free Pack: Blue Cat's Liny EQ, Protector, Oscilloscope Multi, StereoScope Multi, FreqAnalyst Multi, DP Meter Pro, Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Triple EQ, Gain Suite, FreqAnalyst, are now all ready to welcome Pro Tools 11.

This update also includes several improvements and fixes, as you can see on each plug-in page, and it's entirely free for registered customers! Other plug-ins will be updated in the future for PT11 support as well, so keep connected!

You can read more about AAX support and Pro Tools versions on our dedicated AAX format page.

Launching The Dark Side of the Cat (2013/06/03)

We are pleased to announce the launch of The Dark Side of the Cat, the Blue Cat Audio team's blog.

We intend to use our new blog to tell you more about Blue Cat Audio and its plug-ins "behind the scenes". We have already been posting tips and tricks, announcements, previews and videos in the past few days. And there is much more to come, so check it out!

Also, feel free to use it to post comments and interact with us... See you soon on The Dark Side of the Cat!

Sample Magic Releases Magic AB with Blue Cat Audio Inside (2013/05/29)

We are pleased to announce that Sample Magic is licensing our audio plug-ins development kit for their new audio plug-in, Magic AB.

Sample Magic's Magic AB referencing plug-in is a simple, powerful reference tool that allows the producer to switch between the audio they are working on in their DAW and up to nine reference tracks in an instant. It was built with Blue Cat Audio's plug-ins development toolkit, making it available on both Mac and PC, in VST, Audio Unit, AAX and RTAS formats.

"Magic AB is the first in the series of revolutionary mix tools, and we are delighted to be working with Blue Cat Audio on this project." said Marc Adamo of Sample Magic. "They have proven that they can produce high end, stable plugins across all the major platforms, and are always up to date with the changes in technology and formats. this is very important from a technology partner when you have long term goals."

Please read the full press release for details.

More information about our technology licensing program is available in the Consulting section.

Blue Cat's Liny EQ 5.0 is now available (2013/05/23)

Blue Cat's Liny EQ - Low Latency Linear Phase Equalizer Plug-in (VST, Audio Unit, AAX, RTAS, DX)

Blue Cat's Liny EQ 5.0 is now available! Our low latency linear phase equalizer has been completely redesigned for this new version.

The plug-in has now a brand new, fully customizable user interface, and includes many new features and enhancements: premium visual feedback with EQ curves, spectrum and spectrogram displays, new EQ shapes, single and dual channels modes, a new presets manager, Windows AAX support, multiple display sizes, new MIDI and automation mapping capabilities, and much more...

If the plug-in is not part of your collection yet, please download and try the demo: you can purchase Blue Cat's Liny EQ 5.0 with 25% discount until June 15th!

The upgrade is free for users who have purchased any of the Liny EQ series plug-ins in the past 3 months, and others will receive an offer by email to upgrade for 19 EUR or $25 only (80% off).

Additional discounts apply to other existing Blue Cat Audio customers, so please check your emails!

Maintenance Release for Recent Plug-ins (2013/05/14)

Maintenance Release for recent audio plug-ins

We have just released an update for Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro, FreqAnalyst Multi, Oscilloscope Multi, StereoScope Multi and Blue Cat's Protector: it mainly addresses the fact that the plug-ins did not show up in Pro Tools 10.3.5 on Windows, but also brings additional fixes and enhancements for each plug-in on both Mac and PC. More details are available in the versions history.

The update is free for existing customers and can be downloaded from the same locations as the previous versions.

Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro 4.02 Update (2013/04/15)

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

We are happy to announce the release of Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro 4.02. This maintenance release fixes several issues on all platforms (more details are available on the plug-in's page).

The update is free for existing Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro 4.0 users and can be downloaded from the same location as the previous version.

Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro 4.01 Update (2013/03/07)

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 has just been updated to v4.01. This minor update provides a new default layout to fit into small screens and also brings fixes for Mac AU and VST users.

If you do not own the plug-in yet, don't miss our special offers that have been extended until March 15th!

The update is of course free for existing Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro 4.0 users and can be downloaded from the same location as the previous version.

Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro 4.0 is out (2013/02/19)

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 4.0 is now available! Our multi-purpose audio levels meter and envelope generator, formerly known as Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro, has been completely redesigned for this new version.

The plug-in now comes with a brand new user interface with many new features and enhancements: fully customizable meters, crest factor display, levels histograms for precise dynamic range analysis, surround support, a new presets manager, Windows AAX support, multiple display sizes, new MIDI and automation mapping capabilities, and much more...

If you do not own the plug-in yet, try the demo: you can purchase Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro 4.0 with 16% discount, or get our discounted analysis bundle until March 10th!

The upgrade is free for users who have purchased the plug-in in the past 6 months, and others will receive an offer by email to upgrade for 11 EUR or $15 only (80% off).

Blue Cat's Multi Pack Reviewed on designingsound.org (2013/02/05)

Blue Cat's Multi Pack - Multiple Tracks Audio Analysis Tools (VST, AU, AAX, RTAS, DX Plug-ins Bundle)

Blue Cat's Multi Pack got a good review on designingsound.org:

"The bottom line: the Blue Cat Audio "Multi" Pack is an extremely well thought out set of analysis tools. The level of display customization afforded to the user is beyond anything I've seen before; as is the philosophy behind workflow integration".

Want to know more? You can read the full review here, or try the demo versions of the plug-ins.

Blue Cat's Multi Pack Awarded by Computer Music Magazine (2013/01/30)

Blue Cat's Multi Pack Full Review on MusciRadar

Blue Cat's Multi Pack has been granted a "performance award" and was rated 8/10 by Computer Music Magazine.

"The ultimate analysis tools bundle?[...] Blue Cat has made a name for itself producing precise, detailed plugins, and these three fall squarely into that category. At times, the learning curve is steep, but it's richly rewarded, and version 2 certainly improves the user experience.[...] Multi Pack 2 is about as powerful as analysis plugins get, though it might be overkill for some." is their verdict in the January issue.

If you still haven't tried these plug-ins, check them out! The full review is available online on musicradar.com. Detailed video tutorials and demos are also available for these plug-ins in our newly created youtube channel.

Blue Cat Audio's Official Youtube Channel Launched (2013/01/30)

Blue Cat Audio's Official Youtube Channel

We are happy to announce the launch of Blue Cat Audio's official Youtube channel: check it out and subscribe to get the latest video news!

On this channel you will find many video tutorials, demos and reviews of our plug-ins. It's all free content!

Also, if you have ideas and you want to contribute to this channel, feel free to contact us to get your video listed.

New Free Video Tutorial by Streamworks Audio (2013/01/29)

Tutorial -

Our partner Streamworks Audio has published a great introduction video to the Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi plug-in. It covers everything you need to know to get started with our multiple tracks spectrum analysis plug-in.

And best of all, this tutorial is available on their youtube channel for free. Don't miss it!

If you want more, many other tutorials and videos are available in the Tutorials section of our website.

Happy New Year (2013/01/01)

The Blue Cat Audio team wishes you a happy new year! May 2013 bring you success with all your audio projects!

Because so many of you have asked for it, we have decided to extend our winter special offers for a few more days in 2013: all our offers will end on January 4th instead of today! Don't miss them!


Holiday Season Special Offers (2012/12/14)

15 to 30% off the entire catalog!

We are happy to announce our winter special offers to celebrate the end of the year: save from 15 to 30% on any of our audio plugins and bundles! The offer is valid only until December 31st, so don't miss it!

Existing customers (prior to this announcement) are granted 40% discount on the entire catalog: check your emails!

Zynaptiq Releases Unveil 1.5 with Blue Cat Audio Inside (2012/11/21)

We are pleased to announce that Zynaptiq is licensing our audio plug-ins development kit to port their UNVEIL plug-in to multiple platforms.

Zynaptiq's recently announced UNVEIL 1.5 update is a major rework of their unique realtime de-reverberation and signal focusing plug-in based on artificial intelligence powered de-mixing. Thanks to Blue Cat Audio's technology, it is now available on both Mac and PC, in VST, Audio Unit, AAX and RTAS formats and includes multiple new features and enhancements.

"When we were evaluating our options for bringing UNVEIL to more formats and platforms, we were determined to settle for nothing but the very best solution." said Denis H. Goekdag, CEO of Zynaptiq. "Well, we have found exactly that at Blue Cat Audio. Their Kitty SDK is highly functional as well as rock-solid, and their development team combines profound know-how with high efficiency and reliability - a perfect match for our state-of-the-art technology."

Please read the full press release for details. More information about our technology licensing program is available in the Consulting section.

Blue Cat's StereoScope Multi 2.0 Released (2012/11/09)

Blue Cat's StereoScope Multi - Real Time Multi Tracks Stereo Field Analyzer (AU, DX, RTAS, AAX and VST Plug-in)

We are happy to release Blue Cat's StereoScope Multi 2.0, a completely new version of our unique multiple tracks stereo field analyzer.

Just like for the other plug-ins of the Multi Pack bundle that is now fully refreshed, this new version comes with a completely redesigned user interface with an improved workflow, together with many new features and enhancements: a new presets manager, new MIDI and automation mapping capabilities, new presets, Windows AAX support, multiple display sizes etc...

The upgrade is free for users who have purchased the plug-in in the past 6 months, and others will receive an offer by email to upgrade for a very special price.

If you do not own the plug-in yet, try it out: you can purchase Blue Cat's StereoScope Multi 2.0 with 15% discount, or get one of our discounted analysis bundles until the end of November!

Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Multi 2.0 Released (2012/10/22)

Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Multi - Real Time Multi Tracks Waveform Analyzer Plug-in (VST, AU, RTAS, AAX, DX)

We are happy to unleash Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Multi 2.0, the new version of our unique multiple tracks oscilloscope plug-in.

This new version comes with a completely redesigned user interface with improved workflow and readability, as well as many new features and enhancements: a new presets manager with new presets, Windows AAX support, multiple display sizes, and much more...

The upgrade is free for existing customers who have purchased the plug-in in the past 6 months, and a very special upgrade price is available for others. Check your email!

If you do not already own the plug-in, check it out: you can purchase Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Multi 2.0 or the updated Blue Cat's Multi Pack bundle with up to 15% discount until the end of November!

New Video Tutorials (2012/10/09)

Tutorial -

Check out these new video tutorials that have been recently released by our partners and friends. They are now available in the Tutorials section of our website, and a new video category has been added to gather them all:

Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro Overview and Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi Review are complete and detailed introductions to two of our analysis plug-ins.

This tutorial to help static vocals pop and this video showing how to compare masters will help you improve your production techniques.

Watch out! Be ready to deep dive into our plug-ins for almost one hour and a half!

If you want to win free licenses of our plug-ins and be listed on our website, please send us a link to your own videos featuring our plug-ins!

Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi 2.0 Released (2012/07/06)

Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi - Real Time Multi Tracks Spectrum Analyzer (AU, DX, AAX, RTAS and VST Plug-in)

We are happy to announce Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi 2.0, a brand new version of our unique multiple tracks spectrum analyzer.

This new version comes with a completely redesigned user interface with improved workflow and readability, as well as many new features and enhancements: a new presets manager, new MIDI and automation mapping capabilities, new presets, Windows AAX support, multiple display sizes, and much more...

The upgrade is free for users who have purchased the plug-in in the past 5 months, and a special upgrade price is available for others. Check your email!

If you do not already own the plug-in, check it out: you can purchase Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi 2.0 with 15% discount until the end of the month!

Blue Cat's Protector 2.0 Released (2012/05/15)

Blue Cat's Protector - Brickwall Limiter Plug-in (VST, AU, RTAS, DX)

Please welcome Blue Cat's Protector 2.0, a total rethinking of our brickwall limiter.

This new version brings a brand new user interface with much more visual feedback (including rms metering, attenuation history, loudness boost measurement, improved readability), as well as dozens of new features and enhancements: a new presets manager, new MIDI and automation mapping capabilities, many new presets, Windows AAX support, and much more...

If you do not already own the previous version, check this one out: you can purchase Blue Cat's Protector 2.0 with 25% discount for three weeks only!

If you already own Blue Cat's Protector 1.0, check your email: you will receive a special upgrade offer shortly.

Blue Cat's Freeware Pack II Update (2012/04/23)

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

Blue Cat's Free Pack II has been updated. This new version mainly fixes a few issues for Pro Tools users on Mac: if you were encountering problems with the plug-ins in Pro Tools 10 on your Mac, you should download these new versions. This new release also brings minor performance improvements on other platforms.

And if you haven't tried them yet, check out these plug-ins: the whole package is still 100% free!

Blue Cat's Freeware Pack II Released (2012/03/28)

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

We are proud to announce the release of Blue Cat's Free Pack II, a complete redesign of our free plug-ins bundle.

This new package includes several new plugins (dual channel EQ, stereo phaser), brand new user interfaces, as well as dozens of new features and enhancements: a new presets manager, new MIDI and automation mapping capabilities, many new presets, Windows AAX support, and much more...

We encourage you to check them out, the whole package is entirely free!

Offer a Plug-in for Christmas (2011/12/13)

Offer Plug-ins for Xmas!!

Did you know that you can offer a friend a Blue Cat Audio plug-in for Christmas?

Just add the plug-ins you want to offer to your shopping cart, and then select the appropriate shipping information: the licenses will be sent to your friend, and the invoice will be sent to you. It's as simple as that!


Winter Special Offers (2011/12/12)

20% off the entire catalog!

We are happy to announce our winter special offers to celebrate the end of the year: save 20% on any of our audio plugins and bundles. Download the demos and try them out! Just beware: the offer is valid only until December 31st, so don't miss it!

Existing customers (prior to this announcement) are granted 40% discount: check your emails!

Website Update (2011/11/30)

Please welcome our new website! The navigation has been completely redesigned, and a couple of new features have been added to help you find what you are looking for. We hope that you will like it!

Our Plug-ins Now Available in AAX Format (2011/10/21)

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

We are happy to announce that most our plug-ins are now available in AVID Audio Extensions format (AAX), for an optimal Pro Tools 10 experience! Check out our AAX Versions page for more information and downloads!

And if you are at the AES Show, be sure to stop at the AVID booth and check their demo of our plug-ins!

Blue Cat's MB Dynamix Pack Reviewed in Computer Music Magazine (2011/10/08)

Blue Cat's MB Dynamix Pack - Essential plugins for Multiband Dynamics Processing (VST, AU, RTAS, DX)

Blue Cat's MB Dynamix Pack has been granted a "performance award" and was rated 8/10 by Computer Music Magazine: "A super-flexible, great-sounding plug-in combo for the more technically inclined." is their verdict in the october issue. Longer quotes are also available on our products pages or in the Reviews section.

If you still haven't tried these plug-ins, check them out!


Meet Us at the AES Convention in New York City (2011/10/07)

Meet Blue Cat Audio at the 131st AES Convention in NYC

The 131st AES convention will take place in NYC from October 20th to 23rd. Blue Cat Audio will not have an official booth at the exhibition, but we would be glad to meet you there!

So if you intend to be on site during the convention and you want to meet, please contact us!


New free Skins for Blue Cat's Gain Suite (2011/10/04)

A new skin set for the free Blue Cat's Gain Suite plug-ins is available for download. In addition to a new look, it also brings better precision, using long faders with down to .01 dB steps. Check out our new "Long Faders" skin!

Enjoy, it's free!

New free Skin for Blue Cat's Parametr'EQ (2011/10/03)

Hayate-Yagami strikes again: a new skin is available for download. This time, his "Precise Button" skin has been crafted for Blue Cat's Parametr'EQ.

Enjoy, it's free!

New Integrated Shopping Experience (2011/10/03)

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

We are happy to announce the update of our website, with a new integrated shopping experience. Check out the new cart, and tell us what you think!

Blue Cat's Analysis Pack Granted Innovation Award (2011/09/12)

Blue Cat's Analysis Pack was granted the 2011 Innovation Award by Audiofanzine

"In short, with these useful, inventive, and innovative plug-ins offering completely new features, the publisher has pulled it off perfectly. Congrats." Check out Audiofanzine's review (French), or the quotes available on Blue Cat's Analysis Pack page: the bundle has been granted the "Audiofanzine 2011 Innovation Award"

If you still do not own these plug-ins, check them out!

Blue Cat's MB Dynamix Pack Updated (2011/08/31)

Blue Cat's MB Dynamix Pack - Essential plugins for Multiband Dynamics Processing (VST, AU, RTAS, DX)

Blue Cat's MB Dynamix Pack has just been updated: this upgrade introduces a new plug-in (dual channel version for the MB-7 Mixer) as well as several enhancements for both plug-ins, bringing better performance and precision to streamlined multiband side chaining capabilities.

The upgrade is free for existing customers. If you still haven't tried these plug-ins, check them out!


New free Skin for Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro (2011/08/22)

A new skin for Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro is available for download, thanks to Hayate-Yagami. Check out his "Precise Gauge" skin that brings longer history and precise meters.

Enjoy, it's free!


Blue Cat's Analysis Plug-ins Updated (2011/07/11)

Blue Cat's Analysis Pack - Audio Analysis Tools and Audio to MIDI Plugins Bundle (VST, AU, DX, RTAS)

New versions of our award winning audio analysis plug-ins are now available: this update mainly brings output data refresh rate customization to improve MIDI or automation output for smoother side chaining, new trigger mode for the oscilloscope, note display for spectrum analyzers, pan law selection for stereoscopes, performance improvements on Mac and much more... Details are available for each plug-in on the products pages.

The upgrade is free for existing customers and can be downloaded from the same location as the previous version. If you do not own these plug-ins yet, demo versions in DirectX, VST, RTAS and Audio Unit formats are available for download. Check them out!

Blue Cat's MB Dynamix Pack Reviewed in Sound On Sound Magazine (2011/06/28)

Blue Cat's MB Dynamix Pack - Essential plugins for Multiband Dynamics Processing (VST, AU, RTAS, DX)

"With Blue Cat Audio’s innovative MIDI side-chaining system, the sky’s the limit": that's the way Sound On Sound magazine starts its review of Blue Cat's MB Dynamix Pack, published in the July issue.

You can read the full review online, or in this month's issue. Quotes are also available on our products pages or in the Reviews section.

If you still haven't tried these plug-ins, check them out!

New free Skin for Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi (2011/06/13)

Many thanks to Aly James for his wonderful skin for Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi. Check it out: it's a large skin with many custom features and an incredible design.

Enjoy, it's free!

Partnership with Feeltune (2011/05/30)

Blue Cat Audio Plug-ins on the Rhizome!

We are happy to announce a partnership with Feeltune, the French company behind the Rhizome: many of our plug-ins are now shipped with this "VST groove station".

If you don't know this incredible machine yet, check it out! If you own a Rhizome, check our other plug-ins and try them out!

Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi and StereoScope Multi Updated (2011/05/23)

Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi - Real Time Multi Tracks Spectrum Analyzer (AU, DX, AAX, RTAS and VST Plug-in)

Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi and Blue Cat's StereoScope Multi have been updated: this new version mainly brings the ability to save difference curves in order to perform comparisons between response curves. This new tutorial demonstrates this capability and explains you how to imitate the sound of a guitar amp cabinet with a simple EQ.

The upgrade is free for existing customers, and if you are not yet among them, check out the demo!

New Tutorial - EQ Curve Matching (2011/05/22)

Tutorial - Spectral Response (EQ Curve) Matching with Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi - Using Difference Curves Memory

Check out our latest tutorial: it explains how to use the latest version of Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi in order to match the spectral response curve of third party hardware or software with an EQ.

Skinning Language Doc Update (2011/05/16)

We have (at last!) updated the documentation of our skinning language which lets you customize the user interface of our plug-ins. This new 1.7 documentation unveils many previously undocumented features, such as 3D support, build time loop structures, animations... That's a great deal of new powers in your hands!

Check it out in the Skins section and send us your creations!

Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Beat Magazine Edition Released (2011/05/05)

Blue Cat's Oscilloscope BeatM - Real Time Waveform Analyzer Plug-in (VST, AU, RTAS, DX) (Freeware)

We are happy to announce the release of Blue Cat's Oscilloscope BeatM, a real time waveform analyzer plug-in, exclusively distributed with Beat Magazine (Germany). It is available on this month's DVD.

You can register and get your serial number here. It is necessary to activate the plug-in.

If you already have the magazine and you are looking for additional and complimentary analysis tools, check out our other audio analysis plugins!

New free Skin for Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer (2011/04/19)

A new free skin for Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer is available for download: this skin transforms the plug-in into a very simple single band utility that lets you adjust the gain, stereo spread and panning of a track. It also includes a mono switch, level meters and multiple instances grouping options. The skin works for both the mono and stereo versions of the plug-in.

Enjoy, it's free!

New Plug-in - Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer Released (2011/04/06)

Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer - Multi Band Mixing Plug-in and VST/VST3/AU Host

We are happy to announce the release of a brand new plug-in, Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer.

Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer multiband mixing console plug-in is a unique plug-in that splits the signal into several frequency bands and let you mix them as if they were separate tracks. It includes many features that can be found on a mixing console, such as grouping, stereo panning, stereo spread control. It also offers unique connectivity capabilities with our existing tools such as Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix, that can be used for side chain multiband dynamics effects, as shown in this tutorial.

It is available as a single plug-in or within the new Blue Cat's MB Dynamix Pack. Several other bundles have also been refreshed for the occasion and include this new plug-in: check out the new Blue Cat's Energy Pack and Blue Cat's All Plugins Pack.

This new plug-in and its related bundles are available at a special introduction price (up to 22% off) until the end of the month. Existing Blue Cat Audio customers have access to special customer offers with larger discounts (sent by email). Check out the demos!

Multiband Side Chain Tutorial (2011/04/06)

Tutorial - Real Time Side Chain Multiband Dynamics - Multiband Side Chaining Made Easy

A new tutorial to setup Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer and MB-5 Dynamix for multiband sidechain compression, expansion, gating (and dynamics processing in general) is available. Check it out, it's free: Multiband Side Chain Dynamics.

New Tutorial to Connect Plug-ins with Groups in Sonar (2011/03/30)

Tutorial - Connecting Plug-ins with Groups in Cakewalk Sonar - Create Advanced Custom Side Chain Effects

We have just published a new tutorial which explains how to use Sonar's grouping capabilities in order to connect plug-ins and create side chain effects. Check it out and experiment by yourself!

New free Skins available for Blue Cat's Stereo Chorus (2011/03/09)

Many thanks to satYatunes who has sent us a set of beautiful new free skins for Blue Cat's Stereo Chorus. You have the choice between a "Black Beauty" and a "Metal Beauty" to create the sounds of your dreams. The two skins are available for download for free here!

All Blue Cat Audio Plug-ins Updated (2011/02/10)

Update for all our audio plug-ins

We have just released an update for all our audio plug-ins: it fixes an issue with keyboard focus being stolen by the plug-ins in Pro Tools and several other host applications (mainly on Mac). For several analysis plug-ins, it also makes the visibility of controls persistent. For plug-ins that did not support it already, this update also brings 64-bit VST support on Mac as well as SSE 2 optimizations for better performance.

As usual, the upgrade is free for existing customers and can be downloaded from the same location as the previous version (upgrade emails are on their way). If you do not own all our plug-ins yet, you can check the demo versions or download the free plug-ins here.

Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix Update (2010/12/14)

Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix - The All-in-One Multiband Dynamics Processor

Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix has just been updated to v1.1, including enhancements of the user interface and the crossover filters.

The upgrade to this new version is free for existing customers. If you haven't tried the plug-in yet, check out the demo!

Winter Discounts (2010/12/13)

20% off the entire catalog!

We are happy to announce the launch of winter special offers to celebrate the end of the year: save 20% off all our audio plugins and bundles. Download the demos and try them out: the offer is valid until December 31st!

For existing customers, the discount rate is increased to 40%! Coupons are on their way. Check your email!

Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Free Plug-in Update (2010/12/01)

Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst - Real Time Spectrum Analysis Plug-in (VST, Audio Unit, RTAS, AAX, DX) (Freeware)

Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst free spectrum analyzer has been updated: the new version includes many user interface enhancements as well as 64-bit Mac VST support, plus several new features borrowed from our other analysis plug-ins.

The plug-in is still 100% free and is available in DirectX, VST, RTAS and Audio Unit formats: you can download it right now!

Maintenance Release for Blue Cat's Analysis Plug-ins (2010/11/29)

Blue Cat's Analysis Pack - Audio Analysis Tools and Audio to MIDI Plugins Bundle (VST, AU, DX, RTAS)

We have just issued a maintenance release for our audio analysis plug-ins: it fixes an issue introduced in our latest update: the plug-ins were incompatible with older presets. This problem is now fixed.

As usual, the upgrade is free for existing customers and can be downloaded from the same location as the previous version (emails are on their way). If you do not own these plug-ins yet, demo versions in DirectX, VST, RTAS and Audio Unit formats are available for download.

Blue Cat Audio Plug-ins Compatible with Avid's Pro Tools 9 (2010/11/24)

Pro Tools

No big surprise here, but you might be glad to know: after a series of tests, we can confirm that our plug-ins are compatible with Avid's latest release of Pro Tools.

See this screenshot of Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro and Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix running in a sample session under Windows 7.

Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix Reviewed in Music Tech Magazine (2010/11/20)

Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix - The All-in-One Multiband Dynamics Processor

Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix got a very good review in Music Tech Magazine; it was rated 9/10:

"[Blue Cat's] MB-5 Dynamix is a clean and efficient multi-band compressor that really shines in respect to its usability. Quick to set up and with clear metering, it’s a nicely presented, professional tool."

Longer excerpts from the review are available on the plug-in's page. If you haven't tried the plug-in yet, check out the demo!

Blue Cat's Analysis Plug-ins Update (2010/11/18)

Blue Cat's Analysis Pack - Audio Analysis Tools and Audio to MIDI Plugins Bundle (VST, AU, DX, RTAS)

New versions of our award winning audio analysis plug-ins have been unleashed today: they include many user interface enhancements and 64-bit Mac VST support for all plug-ins, a new histogram display and delay compensation capability for the Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Multi plug-in, new parameters synchronisation features for the Multi series, as well as a couple of other improvements. More details are available on each plug-in's page.

The upgrade is free for existing customers and can be downloaded from the same location as the previous version. Demo versions in DirectX, VST, RTAS and Audio Unit formats are available for download right now!

Blue Cat's Analysis Pack Reviewed in German Magazine 'Keys' (2010/09/17)

Keys Magazine

Blue Cat's Analysis Pack has been reviewed in the october issue of Keys, the German magazine.

You can read an extract of the review in the comments section of the analysis bundle page.

New Tutorial with MOTU's Digital Performer (2010/09/11)

Tutorial - Automation Envelopes Generation in MOTU's Digital Performer 7 - Create Advanced Custom Side Chain Effects

We have just published a new tutorial which explains how to use the output parameters of our plug-ins in MOTU's Digital Performer to create advanced side chain effects. Check it out!

Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix and New Bundle Unleashed (2010/09/06)

Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix - The All-in-One Multiband Dynamics Processor

We are proud to announce the release of our latest creation, Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix. It is also the occasion for us to unleash at the same time a new bundle, Blue Cat's Energy Pack.

Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix multiband dynamics processor is the most flexible audio tool we have ever released: check out its 5 independent powerful processors and its cross-band side chaining capabilities, you won't find these elsewhere! It is available as a single plug-in or within the refreshed Blue Cat's Master Pack and All Plugins Pack bundles, or the brand new Energy Pack dynamics plug-ins package. As a side note, it is also our first plug-in that supports the 64-bit VST format on Mac.

This new plug-in and the related bundles are available at a special introduction price (up to 20% off) until the end of the month. Existing Blue Cat Audio customers will benefit from even larger discounts (sent by email). Check out the demos!

Analysis Plug-ins Update - Performance Improvements (2010/06/19)

Blue Cat's Analysis Pack - Audio Analysis Tools and Audio to MIDI Plugins Bundle (VST, AU, DX, RTAS)

We are happy to announce the simultaneous update of the FreqAnalyst and StereoScope Series, as well as the Oscilloscope Multi plug-in. These new versions bring performance improvements for both the user interface and the signal processor.

The plug-ins now require an SSE2-capable processor on PC, and audio processing can be up to twice faster on some machines.

The upgrade is free for existing customers and can be downloaded from the same location as the previous version (see your registration email).

Incredible Deal on DontCrack.com (2010/06/15)

Blue Cat Audio plug-ins essentials special offer on dontcrack.com

We are happy to announce that we have teamed up with DontCrac[k] to create an exceptional limited-time offer, in order to celebrate the availability of all our plug-ins for Pro Tools and 64-bit platforms: check out our very special DontCrac[k] bundle including our best selling plug-ins at an incredible price! It's about $1200 worth of plug-ins for $289 only!

This exclusive offer with our partner DontCrac[k] will last only until June 30th, so don't miss it!

All Plug-ins now available for Pro Tools and 64-bit platforms (2010/06/02)

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

64-bit and Pro Tools versions of Blue Cat's Remote Control and Stereo Phaser plug-ins have just been released. All our plug-ins are now available for Pro Tools and 64-bit platforms!

These new versions also include a couple of enhancements and fixes for other platforms. As usual, the upgrade is free for existing customers who should receive the new link by email in the coming days.

Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst CM 1.2 released (2010/05/24)

Computer Music 152

Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst CM Edition version 1.2 is out! This spectrum analysis plug-in is exclusively available for free with Computer Music Magazine. The new version can be found in Computer Music Magazine 152 (June), which also includes a short tutorial about spectrum analysis to get started with the plug-in. The new version of the plug-in brings Pro Tools (RTAS) and 64-bit platforms support as well as several improvements and fixes.

When installing the plugin you will be asked a code to enable the stereo version of the analyzer. You can obtain this code by registering Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst CM here.

If you already own the magazine and you are looking for complementary analysis tools, check out our other audio analysis plugins!

Enjoy!

Blue Cat's Dynamics Appears in Fast Guide to Cubase 5 (2010/05/08)

Blue Cat's Dynamics in Simon Millward's Fast Guide to Cubase 5

Blue Cat's Dynamics plug-in has been recommended by Simon Millward in his book: Fast Guide to Cubase 5. The plug-in appears on page 308:

"Overall [Blue Cat's] Dynamics is an extremely flexible dynamics processor providing the majority of commonly used dynamics functions within a single unit."

If you do not already own this plug-in, you might want to check out the demo!

Blue Cat's EQ Plugins updated - incl. RTAS and 64-bit support (2010/05/04)

Blue Cat Audio equalizer plug-ins update

All our EQ plugins are now available for Pro Tools and 64-bit platforms, check them out!

This update also brings bug fixes and improvements. The upgrade from the previous version is free for existing customers. It concerns the Liny EQ, Parametr'EQ and Triple EQ plug-in series.

New Skins for Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro (2010/04/20)

We have just received a set of new free skins for Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro. Many thanks to Ngarjuna for these loudness meter skins! You can download them for free here!

Dynamics Processing plug-ins update (2010/04/13)

Blue Cat Audio dynamics processing plugins update

New versions of Blue Cat's Dynamics and Protector plug-ins are now available! The new versions bring RTAS format and 64-bit platforms support, as well as several enhancements and fixes such as improved Logic Pro support (check our side chain tutorial). You can read more details on the product pages.

The upgrade is free for existing customers, so don't miss it!

RTAS Plugins Update (2010/03/19)

Blue Cat Audio RTAS plugins update

Blue Cat's Free Pack RTAS and Analysis Pack RTAS have just been updated to fix an issue when using both the stereo and mono versions of the same plug-in in the same session.

Side Chain Tutorial for Logic (2010/03/02)

Tutorial - Connecting plug-ins together in Logic for advanced side chain effects - Side Chain Filtering

A new tutorial explaining how to use our plug-ins' unique side chain capabilities in Apple's Logic Pro is now available: don't miss "Plugins in Logic" and learn how to use Logic's environment to connect your plug-ins!

New Skins with Large Meters for the DPMP (2010/03/02)

A new free skin set for Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro is available for download. Check it out, it's free! It contains four skins with very large meters for both the stereo and mono versions of the plugin.

Maintenance release (2010/02/25)

Bug fix release for recently updated plug-ins

We have just released new versions of our freeware and analysis plugins that fix several issues (mainly on Mac and Windows x64). For commercial plug-ins, it also improves the demo version and makes it more user-friendly. We recommend you to upgrade to these new versions. You can check the release logs for details.

New Download System (2010/02/24)

A new system for secure downloads is now in place! It streamlines the download process once you have purchased plug-ins on bluecataudio.com: no more passwords, the ability to download large bundles in a single zip file (experimental) and access to archived versions.

This new system is available for our newly released analysis plug-ins as well as a few others. With next updates it will be applied to all our plug-ins. We will be sending emails to registered users in the coming weeks so that they can have the new addresses to access latest updates.

New Tutorial for Pro Tools (2010/02/15)

Tutorial - Using Blue Cat Audio plug-ins connectivity in Pro Tools - Side Chain Filtering

With our plugins now supporting RTAS format, here is a new tutorial for Pro Tools users: "Plug-ins in Pro Tools" describes how to use our plug-ins' unique real time side chaining capabilities in Pro Tools. Check it out!

Blue Cat's Analysis Plugins updated - incl. RTAS and 64-bit support (2010/02/15)

Blue Cat's Analysis Pack - Audio Analysis Tools and Audio to MIDI Plugins Bundle (VST, AU, DX, RTAS)

We are happy to announce the update of our audio analysis plugins: the new versions include RTAS plugin format support for Pro Tools users as well as 64-bit applications support for both Mac (Audio Unit) and PC (DirectX and VST). We have aslo fixed a couple of issues (mainly on Mac/Snow Leopard). Check the release logs for more details.

Demos are available for download. Check them out!

Blue Cat's Freeware Pack Update - RTAS and 64-bit support (2010/01/30)

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

We are happy to announce the release of a new version of our free audio plugins bundle. This update includes official RTAS plugin format support for Pro Tools users. It also brings out of beta 64-bit support for DirectX and VST versions under Windows x64. We have also added 64-bit Audio Units support under Snow Leopard (for 64-bit Logic 9.1 users).

Many thanks to all beta testers who helped us improve the plugins! As a side note, the legacy Digital Peak Meter plugin is still available separately but has been removed from the bundle installer to streamline upgrades.

Happy New Year (2010/01/01)

-15% to -25% on the entire catalog!

The Blue Cat Audio Team wishes you a happy new year!

In case you missed our special end of year offers due to holidays (thank you for sending us so many emails today!), we have decided to continue the offers for a few more days. Hurry up to pick up your favorite plugins at a very special price!

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