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Blue Cat Audio Releases Blue Cat's Fader Hub 1.0 and Connector 1.3 (2024/01/16)
Blue Cat Audio Releases Blue Cat's Fader Hub 1.0 and Connector 1.3 (2024/01/16)


Blue Cat Audio Releases Blue Cat's Fader Hub 1.0 and Connector 1.3

Paris, France 2024/01/16: Blue Cat Audio ( ) has released Blue Cat's Fader Hub 1.0, a brand new application and plug-in designed as a peer-to-peer network mixing and streaming console, to collaborate in real time over a local network or thru the Internet. Simultaneously, Blue Cat Audio unveils a free update for Blue Cat's Connector, their universal connection plug-in.

Fader Hub acts as a hub and personal mixer for multiple musicians, with built-in remote multitrack recording, audio effects and third party plug-ins support. Whether you are working with traditional audio sources, virtual instruments or other musicians in the same room or remote locations, Fader Hub can mix them all: it features a local mixing console for blending audio inputs from an interface, and a network mixer that can transmit the local mixdown to other computers over the network, and also mix it locally with the audio streams received from them.

Leveraging the same lossless real-time audio streaming technology, Fader Hub and Connector seamlessly integrate and interact with each other. Fader Hub is available as both a standalone application and a plug-in, adding network mixing capabilities straight into your favorite DAW (Digital Audio Workstation).

The Connector 1.3 free update enhances network performance, enabling lower latencies when connecting applications over the network. Additionally, it introduces audio compression features to minimize network traffic and now supports audio and MIDI transmission over Wi-Fi. The full change list is available below, and the free update is downloadable from the same location as the original full version (link received by email upon purchase).

To celebrate the launch, both the new Fader Hub software and Connector 1.3 are available at an exclusive 20% discount until February 16th. Existing customers will receive an even more attractive offer via email. Demo versions of the products are accessible for download on

Furthermore, Blue Cat Audio is excited to announce that both Fader Hub 1.0 and Connector 1.3 will be showcased at the upcoming NAMM show in southern California. Visit the Blue Cat Audio booth (#16300) to experience live demonstrations of these innovative products and explore the possibilities they offer for collaborative music creation an more.

Fader Hub 1.0 Main Features:
- Network mixing console: play with other musicians thru a local network or over the Internet.
- Multitrack recording: record the full mix or individual tracks on your own machine.
- Built-in effect plug-ins (EQ, Compressor, Gate, delays, reverb...).
- Load third party VST, vST3 or Audio Unit plug-ins.
- Supports multiple sampling rates on a single connection (built-in resampling).
- Built-in drift compensation.
- Fully compatible with Blue Cat's Connector.
- Connect up to 8 musicians together (and more by loading the plug-in).
- Up to 8 local stereo audio inputs (personal mix).

What's New in Connector 1.3:
- Improved network connection performance and reliability at low latencies.
- Audio can now be compressed (lossless or lossy) to reduce network traffic.
- Improved network efficiency: can now be used over Wifi networks (with higher latency).
- Automatic re-buffering: receiver will automatically adapt when sender sends packets larger than expected.
- Estimation of network latency is now displayed in a tooltip when hovering the mouse over the network icon in the receiver (network mode).
- Fully compatible with previous versions and the new Fader Hub software.
- Fixed GUI performance issues on MacOS Sonoma.

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


Introduction Pricing until February 16th:
- Blue Cat's Fader Hub: 79 USD/EUR (instead of 99)
- Blue Cat's Connector: 39 USD/EUR (instead of 49)

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