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Blue Cat Audio Updates Its Guitar Software (2021/11/02)
Blue Cat Audio Updates Its Guitar Software (2021/11/02)


Blue Cat Audio Updates Its Guitar Software

Paris, France 2021/11/02: Blue Cat Audio ( ) has released an update for most its guitar software (4 plug-ins and an application), including native Apple Silicon support, and many improvements and fixes (details below).

This update includes new versions for:
- Blue Cat's AcouFiend, the feedback simulation plug-in ( ).
- Blue Cat's Axiom, the guitar multi effects application and plug-in with amp simulation ( ).
- Blue Cat's Hot Tuna, the universal tuner plug-in ( ).
- Blue Cat's Re-Guitar, the virtual guitar pickup and body replacement plug-in ( ).

The update is free for existing customers and can be downloaded using the link received by email upon purchase. A special re-introduction offer is available for individual products or the "Axe Pack" guitar bundle ( ) until December 2nd. Extra discounts are available to existing customers and have been sent by email. Demo versions and videos can be found on

What's New For All Software:
- Single Installer on Mac (App and all plug-ins formats).
- VST3: fixed random crash in Ableton Live 11 upon load.

What's New in Blue Cat's Axiom 1.61:
- Fixed issue with amp volume knob and Destructor pedals in EZ mode not using the right parameter in some cases.
- Fixed issues with Wah and Pitch Bender effects when using cheap MIDI controllers not updating values fast enough.
- Fixed a crash when loading some VST3 plug-ins that define a bypass parameter beyond the last automatable parameter.
- Fixed an issue with built-in Looper which saved audio loops only as mono.

What's New in Blue Cat's AcouFiend 1.1, Hot Tuna 1.1, and Re-Guitar 1.2:
- Apple Silicon (M1 processor) support.
- Dropped 32-bit support on Mac.
- Now requires MacOS 10.9 and newer.
- Arrow keys can now be used to navigate presets.
- Added MIDI control support (MIDI CC messages) for Next and Previous Preset commands, with MIDI learn.
- Improved MIDI & automation control settings with lock, reset and "save as global setting" capabilities.
- Improved smooth plug-in bypass (faster and smoother transition).
- Unicode support.
- Windows: improved GUI loading performance.
- Mac Audio Unit: fixed plug-in listing in some host applications (Plogue Bidule).
- Mac: fixed GUI performance issues on native P3 displays and improved performance on other displays.
- Mac: fixed mouse wheel that required large movements to change parameter values.
- Mac: fixed mouse cursor flickering issues.
- Mac: fixed Esc key not closing fine edit parameter dialog.

System requirements:
- Intel Mac running Mac OS 10.9 or newer.
- PC running Windows Vista or newer.

Introduction Pricing (Until December 2nd):
- Blue Cat's AcouFiend: 67 USD/EUR (instead of 79)
- Blue Cat's Axiom: 159 USD/EUR (instead of 199)
- Blue Cat's Hot Tuna: 7 USD/EUR (instead of 9)
- Blue Cat's Re-Guitar: 79 USD/EUR (instead of 99)
- Blue Cat's Axe Pack: 269 USD/EUR (instead of 299)

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