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Blue Cat Audio Releases Blue Cat's Liny EQ 5.0 (2013/05/23)
Blue Cat Audio Releases Blue Cat's Liny EQ 5.0 (2013/05/23)


Blue Cat Audio Releases Blue Cat's Liny EQ 5.0

Paris, France, 2013/05/23: Blue Cat Audio ( ) has released Blue Cat's Liny EQ 5.0, a complete rewrite of their low latency linear phase EQ plug-ins.

Blue Cat's Liny EQ is an 8 bands linear phase graphic equalizer with very low latency and comprehensive visual feedback: it processes audio signals without phase distortion, with an unusually short latency (less than 3 milliseconds). Version 5.0 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 (full list below).

The plug-in is available alone or as part of Blue Cat's Master Pack, a bundle including the company's recommended plug-ins for mastering. A special introduction offer is available to new customers until June 15th: 25% off the plug-in and 15% off the bundle. Customers who recently purchased the software (in the past 3 months) will receive the upgrade for free, and others can upgrade to the new version for a small fee. Other Blue Cat Audio customers can purchase the plug-in with 40% discount.

Demo versions are available for download on, in VST, RTAS, AAX, Audio Unit and DirectX formats, for both Mac and PC (32 and 64-bit).

What's new in Blue Cat's Liny EQ 5.0:
New Features:
- Brand new, fully customizable user interface:
-- New look and feel.
-- Show/hide what you need.
-- New EQ curve display.
-- New instant spectrum curves display.
-- New color or greyscale overlayed spectrogram view.
-- New output peak levels meters.
-- Multiple display sizes.
-- Improved readability.
-- Animated transitions.
- New "mix" parameter for instant dry/wet control or side chain dynamic equalization.
- New interpolation mode for up to four different EQ shapes.
- Now includes both single and dual channels versions and superseds the three plug-ins previously included in the Blue Cat's Liny EQ Pack bundle.
- Spectrum and spectrogram displays can be frozen to capture spectral snapshots.
- New integrated presets manager:
-- Load/save presets from the plug-in's user interface.
-- Organize presets with folders.
-- Customize the default preset.
-- Exchange presets easily.
- Automation range and response curve can now be customized for each parameter (in and out).
- Automation and MIDI settings (channel, MIDI learn etc.) are now accessible from the main user interface.
- AAX plug-in format is now also supported on Windows (Pro Tools 10.2 required).
- Different EQ shapes can now be selected for each channel.
- New presets to get started faster.
- The windows installer now automatically detects the most appropriate VST install path.
- License is now shared between plug-ins types (register only once for all formats).
- Improved value display in fine edit window.
- Improved parameters display on control surfaces.
Optimizations and Performance Improvements:
- Improved parameters precision (now stored as 64-bit).
- More compact presets format (uses less space and loads faster).
- Smaller binaries on Mac (dropped PowerPC support).
Bug Fixes:
- (RTAS) Fixed parameters control with EUCON control surfaces in Pro Tools.
- Fixed user interface issues in Final Cut Pro X.
- Fixed user interface display issues in Wavelab on Mac.
- Fixed keyboard stealing issue in Digital Performer 7 on Mac.
- Fixed copy/paste keyboard shortcut issues in the registration panel on Mac.
Note: this new version can be installed side by side with the previous version for backward compatibility reasons. Installing this new version won't break previous projects.

System requirements:
- Intel Mac running Mac OS 10.5 or newer.
- PC running Windows XP or newer.


Blue Cat's Liny EQ 5: 74 EUR or $96 (instead of 99 EUR or $129), until June 15th.
Upgrade from Blue Cat's Liny EQ 4: 19 EUR or $25.
Blue Cat's Master Pack: 390 EUR or $509 (instead of 459 EUR or $599), until June 15th.

Included screenshots: