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Blue Cat's Axiom
Blue Cat's Axiom
"The next generation: your axe beyond the limits"
Price: 249€ or $249 (tax incl.)
Blue Cat's Axiom - Guitar & Bass Amp Simulation With Effects (VST, AU, AAX, VST3, Standalone)

Meet Blue Cat's Axiom: your versatile and open multi effects and amp simulation software for guitar and bass. Derived from the acclaimed Destructor plug-in for amp simulations, Axiom offers an infinite number of exceptional tones to enhance your musical expression with your axe.

MacOSUniversal BinaryWindows Vista or newerWindows x64 (64-bit)VSTVST3AAX64-bit AAXAudio Unit
Also in Bundles: All Plugins Pack / Axe Pack

In essence, Axiom caters to a wide range of musical scenarios, from recording and performance to sound design and experimentation. It empowers musicians, producers, and sound enthusiasts to achieve their sonic aspirations by combining realistic amp simulations, a wide array of effects, and the freedom to integrate their preferred plug-ins in any format. Whether you are in the studio crafting a masterpiece or on stage delivering a captivating live performance, Axiom is your go-to solution for pushing the boundaries of guitar and bass sound.

Axiom indeed offers a world of sonic possibilities thanks to its distinctive structure and signal flow:

  • Two versatile amp simulation channels, each with pre and post effects, blend seamlessly for a lifelike amp experience.
  • Discover unique amp simulation, offering exceptional tone, an authentic playing feel, and unrivaled tweaking capabilities for full control over your sound.
  • Customize your tone with hundreds of presets or dive into the amp editor for complete control.
  • Fine-tune your sound with additional input and master sections, boasting 4 effect slots each, and a built-in high-precision tuner.
  • Safeguard your output with a brickwall limiter to prevent overshoot.

But that's merely the starting point. Axiom extends further, offering boundless potential for effects and creativity:

  • Over 100 built-in effects, including creative delays, reverbs, distortion & fuzz pedals, modulation fx, wah and more.
  • Unleash your inner pedal wizard and create your own: dive into creative delays and reverbs with the built-in version of Late Replies, sculpt your signature distortions, filters, and compressors with Destructor, and transform your pickups on the fly or refine acoustic guitar tones effortlessly with Re-Guitar!
  • Seamless integration with third-party Audio Unit, VST, and VST3 plug-ins, expanding your sonic arsenal indefinitely.
  • Enhance your performance with virtual instruments in the tools section, like metronomes, drum machines, sequencers, synthesizers, or the built-in audio player.

Axiom stands as your all-in-one solution, featuring an extensive library of hundreds of full-rig presets for both electric and acoustic guitar and bass. When used as an application, you can effortlessly play over backing tracks and record your performance with a single click.

If you are in search of amp simulation software without the effects, check out our Destructor plug-in. For a plug-in host & multi-effects processor without amp simulation, explore Blue Cat's PatchWork.

Main Features

  • Powerful and limitless multi-effects and amp modeling software for guitar and bass.
  • Authentic, fully customizable amp simulations, powered by Blue Cat's Destructor.
  • Versatile routing with 2 parallel amp simulation channels and comprehensive input and master sections.
  • Over 100 high quality built-in effects, spanning from wah, delays, and reverb to EQ, filters, distortion units, compressors, gates, chorus, flanger, phaser, and more.
  • Includes Blue Cat's Re-Guitar, Destructor and Late Replies as integrated effects.
  • Tailor the user interface to your preference, from a straightforward EZ mode to in-depth editing.
  • Seamless recording over backing tracks (Application).
  • Lightning-fast built-in tuner for precision tuning.
  • Built-in MIDI controllable looper.
  • An open and extensible platform, supporting third party VST, VST3, and Audio Unit (AU) plug-ins.
  • Load and manipulate impulse responses (IR) within the amp simulator or the EQ plug-in.
  • Delivered with thousands of presets for all sections and built-in effects.
  • Load third party virtual instruments to play along.
  • Simplify effect control with configurable macro parameters.
  • Global stereo spread control.
  • Lock sections to prevent changes when loading presets.
  • No latency.

Blue Cat Audio Standards:

  • Available as a standalone application and in most plug-in formats for Mac and Windows.
  • Full MIDI control and automation support, MIDI Learn.
  • No CPU load on idle: processing shuts down when fed with silence (optimal CPU usage).
  • Customizable user interface with transparency & zoom.
  • Smooth Bypass: noiseless plug-in activation / deactivation.
  • Undo/Redo.
  • Full featured integrated presets manager.
  • Copy/paste the state of the plug-in between instances.
  • Any sample rate supported.

Typical applications: Limitless Guitar & bass amp simulation with effects, VST, VST3 and Audio Unit hosting, live performance, sound design, recording, creative exploration.

Credits: this plug-in includes several factory presets created by Hans Van Even.

Blue Cat's Axiom - Guitar & Bass Amp Simulation With Effects (VST, AU, AAX, VST3, Standalone) Blue Cat's Axiom - More than 100 high quality built-in plug-ins to choose from, or load any third party VST, VST3 or AU plug-in Blue Cat's Axiom - Browse factory and user amp models on 2D maps, and morph models into unique new tones. Blue Cat's Axiom - Control built-in or third party effects directly from the main screen Blue Cat's Axiom - Switch to EZ Mode to control and tweak your virtual rig easily. Blue Cat's Axiom - Create your own amp simulations or pedals with the Amp Editor (full edit mode shown here)

User Comments & Reviews

"I've been trying the demo for days and it's insanely good. The tonemap, onboard vsts, and reguitar options are impressive enough - but the actual amps themselves are the closest to real amps in terms of responsiveness I've ever felt. It's even better than [competitor products]. I thought Blue Cat were a small indie company? How many people worked on this?" - abstractdolphin - [on KVR Forum].

"I regard Axiom as a well-designed sound manipulation laboratory. [...] In my opinion, Axiom is very well organized and has easy access to all the necessary tools for performing experiments, which I regard as the raison d’être of Axiom." - DaveClark - [on KVR Forum].

"I have had the demo for a couple of days now and in the limited time that I have spent exploring it I have totally lost all my hair through scratching my head in pure awe and amazement. This is most likely the most realistic guitar amp end FX sim that I have encountered. It is so realistic that I don't miss the interaction with tubes/speakers and room acoustics to create and enjoy monstrous sounds. But it also has so much, much more than just that" - Eduaro2U - [on YouTube].

"I feel that the [competitor product] are kind of overrated [...]. But Axiom 2 is, imo, much easier to dial in. The presets are, as it is, one of the best be heard. The workflow is simple. Or you can make it complex. It’s up to you. The possibilities are crazy. You can add other plugins to it to create the sound you want. And it’s all there in one plugin. Just ONE plugin." - Grungefire - [Instagram].

" I own version 1 and there is nothing else on the market like it. The Re-Guitar feature is invaluable for painless pickup changes so you don't have to deal with rewiring and soldering. The ability to host other plugins like a VST host also expands the capabilities limitlessly. [...] I can create an entire chain using both gear natively in Axiom as well third-party plugins and then save a complex chain as presets and recall them instantly, without having to do all that in a DAW. And it beats other plugin hosts because not only is it a host, it's also a full-blown amp/effects suite itself." - Eduaro2U - [on YouTube].

"I only can say wow!!!! It is amazing! Too much realistic and fantastic sounding. The presets are excellent and sound very realistic. I have also tried other plugins [...] but Axiom 2.0 is much better. I feel a great improvement in the realistic sounding comparing to ver 1.0. Axiom 2.0 is fantastic in my opinion. Axiom 2.0 should be promoted and introduced widely. Many guitarist may not know about it yet. But this is all in one plugin every guitarist should have for realistic amp and pedal effects simulations." - Grungefire - [Instagram].

"This is not your average amp sim.[...] This is a really, really deep plug-in. [...] If you’re into guitar sound design and ambiance effects, I don’t think you’ll find a better plug-in anywhere. Period. Download the demo, and within 30 minutes, you’ll buy it. It’s like a sound design laboratory.[...] The bottom line is that Axiom is unique. There is no other amp sim like it." - Craig Anderton - [Read full review].

"Overall I think this is a must have plugin for anyone. Guitarists and non-Guitarists alike. For guitarists/bassists that enjoy experimenting, there’s nothing comparable that’s targeted to you." - Robert Randolph [Read Full Review].

"I have never had this goosebump feeling as it just happens when playing with AXIOM [...] The virtual Superamp Axiom by Blue Cat Audio is definitely worth a tip!" - [Read Full Review].

"I have been playing with Axiom for one day NONSTOP. It is wonderful. It is probably one of the most well thought out plugins I have ever used. [...] The sounds are incredible and very full. [...] All in all a great product and I am very happy with it so far." - Dallon Ghan.

"Avec Axiom, Blue Cat Audio nous impressionne. [...] C’est un logiciel jouissif de par son principe, et des sonorités convaincantes respectant la dynamique des instruments." - - "Innovation Award" [Test Complet].

"I'm really getting into this plugin! I haven't really appreciated the possibility to leave the final guitar sound sculpting decisions until the final mix before, but with the Axiom this is obvious to me. Apart from the fact that it sounds great, is very easy to understand and edit and is very inspiring. It also has good presets that I use as starting points for my own sonic adventures. In short, very inspirational." - Mats N on The Gear Page - [full review and song].

"I can't imagine how much work and effort goes into developing a user friendly GUI for a plugin with the amount of incredible features provided here.[...] There is simply no tone you can't build in Axiom.[...] Axiom and Destructor give you a million high value ways to create your own professional quality guitar tones." - Honest Amp Sim Reviews - [Read full review].

"Dans un marché plus que concurrentiel, Blue Cat Audio arrive encore à innover avec cet Axiom, plein de sons pour guitares et basses, entre autres. En combinant un processeur multi-effet et des simulations d’ampli sous la même interface, Axiom pourrait bien devenir l’arme fatale des guitaristes en home-studio et, pourquoi pas, sur scène !." - KR Home Studio - Juin 2018.

"I choose Axiom over all the hardware solutions and trust me, I tried them all. I love it big time. I am at loss for words as to why anyone would spend endless money on hardware when the hardware is computer based at its core !!" - Lindsay (Verified buyer).

"Dazzlingly diverse and almost overwhelmingly powerful, Axiom's approach to amp modelling and rack construction is very different to the others here, and the depth to which it lets you dive into the fine details of your guitar (or, again, synth) tones is truly mindblowing." - Pro Tools Expert - [Read more].

"I think it is one of the best values out there. You can do so much with this plug-in.[...] I definitely put this one in the recommended pile." - [Full Video Review].

"I own several leading brands of software guitar emulation but Axiom is the first one I have used where the presets actually sound like well recorded real amps and are not instantly given away by the "digital fizz" which marks them as emulations and makes them not sit well in the mix. My initial experience is overwhelmingly positive, a quick tweak of an existing preset on the easy to use HMI and you have an eminently usable sound that sits in the track. In my view Axiom is a significant improvement in the state of the art of guitar amp emulation." - Robert Miller.

"With its unique approach and vast selection of effects, Axiom is an essential tool to have in your virtual guitar tone toolbox. It's hard to imagine another set of effects as complete and versatile as this." - Audio Geek 11 [Full Review].

"An extremely powerful multi-effects that rewards not only on electric guitars and basses, but also on many other instruments as well as vocals or synthesizer and keyboard sounds" - Beat Magazine.

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Demo Limitations:

  • 5 instances of the plug-in allowed per session.
  • The effect is bypassed for half a second every minute.

System Requirements


  • An Intel or Apple Silicon processor.
  • Mac OS 10.9 or newer.
  • For the plug-in, any VST / Audio Unit / AAX compatible application (64-bit) .
  • For the standalone application, a Core Audio compatible audio interface.


  • An SSE2-enabled processor (Pentium 4 or newer).
  • Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 or 10.
  • For the plug-in, any VST / AAX compatible host software (32 or 64 bit).
  • For the standalone application, an ASIO, MME or WASAPI compatible audio interface (ASIO recommended).

For more information about supported platforms, see our Knowledge Base.

Versions History

V2.07 (2024/04/10)

  • Playback, recording and rewind for the application (to synchronize loaded plug-ins) can now be triggered by MIDI.
  • Offline rendering support: hosted plug-ins are now notified when the host is rendering offline (non-realtime).
  • Fixed stereo issues in the audio player when loading mp3 or aiff files on Mac.
  • Fixed audio recording issues under very low latencies and high CPU usage.
  • Fixed multicore performance issues for Apple Silicon systems (random audio dropouts).
  • Improved multicore performance on Intel Macs and Windows PCs.
  • Improved audio performance when the application is used as a network server.
  • Reduced GPU usage under MacOS Sonoma, now that Apple fixed their initial graphics performance issue (Sonoma 14.3 and newer required).

V2.05 (2023/11/07)

  • Added 15 extra knobs to customize amps, pedals and the Axiom pedalboard.
  • Updated several Axiom and built-in Destructor factory presets.
  • Fixed VST plug-in crashing Ableton Live 11 upon load.
  • Fixed random crashes when unloading the plug-in in several hosts (Pro Tools, Live).
  • Fixed crash when unloading the VST3 plug-in Reason 12.
  • Fixed Audio Unit validation issues in Logic when a user default preset has been defined before upgrading to V2.
  • Fixed preset sometimes flagged as modified when browsing presets in EZ mode.
  • Fixed style of the amp simulator post filter not always updated with tone maps.
  • Fixed Graphical User Interface performance issues on Mac OS Sonoma (caused by an Apple bug).
2.06 Update (2023/11/13)
  • Mac: Fixed crash when opening params map editor on MacOS Sonoma.

V2.0 (2023/09/12)

Axiom V2 represents a major leap forward in our guitar software, bridging the gap between beginners seeking user-friendly features and advanced users craving expanded capabilities.

Redesigned User Interface:
  • Introducing "EZ mode", a customizable view that streamlines access to main controls, ideal for live gigs and quick tone adjustments.
  • New 3D HD graphics offer a plethora of styles for amps, pedals, and custom macro controls.
  • Create your unique amps and pedals with the new rack designer, offering a vast selection of knobs, backgrounds, faceplates, and handles. (over 200 000 styles available).
  • Assign specific colors to each pedal/plug-in (also visible on the EZ View footswitches).
  • Simplified macro control editing, featuring drag-and-drop reordering, file-based load/save assignments, and copy/paste functionality.
  • Each Axiom preset now forms a complete rig with multiple pedals and easily controllable macro parameters for the EZ view.
  • New built-in input mute control (no need for a plug-in anymore).
Direct to Disk Recording & Playback:
  • One-click recording of the application's output to a file.
  • Seamlessly play over backing tracks with the new built-in audio player, supporting wav, mp3, and flac formats.
  • Drag and drop audio files directly into plug-in slots to open the audio player.
Improved DSP Engine for More Realistic Tones:
  • Incorporates the Destructor 2.0 non-linear processing engine, featuring enhanced simulations, new filters, and precise control over drive parameter behavior.
  • Complete redesign of all guitar and bass amps or pedal models based on the new Destructor V2 engine.
  • Brand new high gain guitar tones, rebuilt from the ground up.
  • Adjusted EQ frequencies and bandwidth for all guitar and bass amps to emulate real world amps behavior.
  • Select amps and pedals EQ position in the signal chain (before or after distortion), and simulate a wider range of gear.
  • Access a multitude of new effects, including over 100 shortcuts to built-in effects and presets.
  • Plug-ins oversampling now available, reducing aliasing (up to 16x). Warning: some third party plug-ins may not support higher sampling rates properly.
Tailored for Acoustic Guitars and Piezo Pickups:
  • Includes Re-Guitar 1.3 with piezo input support.
  • New factory presets for acoustic guitars and piezo-equipped electric guitars.
  • New amp and preamp models for acoustic guitars.
Enhanced MIDI control:
  • New EZ View pedalboard footswitches that automatically map to loaded plug-ins in order, regardless of the slots used.
  • New BASS, MID, TREBLE controls for Destructor EQ following whichever EQ is selected (Pre or Post)
  • Axiom can now use its own parameters in macro controls, mixed together with loaded plug-ins parameters.
  • Synchronize multiple MIDI controllers: when "all channels" (0) is used for MIDI input control and "send MIDI events when parameters values change" is active, the plug-in now sends MIDI events to all other channels to update other controllers.
  • Locking MIDI control in Axiom (preventing MIDI control settings to be changed when loading presets) now also preserves MIDI control locks for the amps when set.
Other New Features and Improvements:
  • Improved graphical user interface performance, particularly on Mac.
  • Enhanced resampling when the plug-in starts streaming audio as a network server with Connector.
  • Several undo/redo issues resolved.
  • Macro LEARN mode is now disabled automatically when the Params Map Editor is closed.
  • AAX plug-in now reports the recording status to hosted plug-ins (in recent versions of Pro Tools that support it).
  • Updated parameters layout for GUI-less plug-ins, accommodating those with multiple parameters.
  • GUI-less plug-ins generic editor now follows Axiom's zoom level.
  • Reduced plug-in loading time.
  • Fixed a crash when opening the editor of a VST2 GUI-less plug-in that uses non-unicode encoding in its parameters (piz-midi plug-ins).
  • Fixed plug-in slot menu issues when loading plug-ins with over 22380 parameters on Windows.
  • Ableton Live 11: Fixed VST3 MIDI input not detected.
  • Fixed stuck notes with some VST3 instruments.
  • Fixed some VST3 instruments producing no sound (e.g. Toontrack instruments).
  • Fixed VST plug-in version crash upon load when user default preset uses an impulse response in the amp simulator.
  • Fully compatible with Axiom V1.

V1.65 (2022/12/12)

  • New macro controls editor to edit plug-in parameters mapping.
  • Assign multiple parameters from multiple plug-ins to a single macro control, and adjust the range for each parameter.
  • Assign a name to each macro control, that is now displayed in automation lanes in most host applications (may require a session reload in some cases).
  • Parameters names for existing sessions will be automatically updated upon load.
  • Select macro knobs appearance among 18 predefined styles.
  • New learn modes to quickly assign plug-in parameters.
  • MIDI output is now enabled in standalone application.
  • Select individual MIDI I/O in standalone application.
  • Added an option in global & preset input settings to send MIDI events when MIDI-enabled parameters are modified in the plug-in (to update control surfaces accordingly).
  • In most plug-in formats, internal audio I/O configuration can now be selected regardless of the configuration defined by the host (you can for example force "mono to stereo" instead of full stereo to save CPU).
  • Axiom App now uses Apple's Hardened Runtime and the installer has been notarized to avoid security warnings on Mac.
  • New transport toolbar in Axiom app, including pause, rewind and tempo selection (with tap tempo).
  • Improved performance to load the user interface.
  • Improved VST parameter value display in some host applications.
  • Fixed bypass that did not let MIDI messages go thru for some MIDI plug-ins.
  • Fixed some GUI resizing issues with some VST3 plug-ins.
  • Includes Late Replies 1.6 and updated presets.
  • Includes Hot Tuna 1.2 with improved tuning precision.
  • Built-in Late Replies delay/reverb plug-in now opens in guitarist-friendly "EZ" mode by default.
  • Added Apple Silicon support for AAX Plug-in Format.
  • Mac: installers and plug-ins have been notarized to avoid security warnings on Mac OS Catalina and newer.

V1.62 (2022/03/28)

  • Native Apple Silicon (M1) version can now load 64-bit Audio Units that are not compatible with Apple Silicon (via the MacOS bridge).
  • New "network slave" mode to run as an audio/MIDI processing server for the Connector plug-in.
  • Presets can now be loaded via MIDI even when the user interface is closed.
  • Improved MIDI events timing precision in the application.
  • Windows: ASIO Control panel can now be launched from the audio settings window in the application.
  • Audio engine can now be restarted from the audio settings window in the application.
  • Fixed MPC Beat plug-in not loading.
  • Fixed VST3 version not always loading properly in Ableton Live 11.
  • Fixed latency compensation changes not always picked up by host applications.
  • VST3: Fixed parameters update issues in Studio One when bouncing tracks.

V1.61 (2021/11/02)

  • Single Installer on Mac (App and all plug-ins formats).
  • 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.
  • VST3: fixed random crash in Ableton Live 11 upon load.
  • 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.

V1.6 (2021/06/29)

New Features & Improvements:
  • Up to 5 times more processing power with the new multicore engine that processes each channel and each tool on a separate core.
  • Multicore engine also available for the built-in Late Replies plug-in (Pattern module).
  • Improved Tone Maps navigation, with updated user interface (for amp simulation and 9 built-in effects).
  • Includes Destructor 1.6 and Late Replies 1.5.
  • Updated all 452 factory presets with appropriate drive range for all simulated amps.
  • New built-in looper plug-in (in the "Utils" category).
  • New built-in distortion and dynamics pedals based on Destructor with new pedal GUI.
  • New built-in delay models based on Late Replies 1.5 with new "EZ mode" GUI.
  • New DSP workload meter that displays the DSP activity and CPU load.
  • 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.
  • Tap Tempo with MIDI CC to set BPM in the application with a footswitch.
  • Lock effects bypass switches to match the state of MIDI foot controllers when changing presets.
  • Preset files can now be dropped onto the preset LCD area to be loaded.
  • Improved buffer management in standalone application on Mac, reducing both latency and CPU usage.
  • Level meters, spectrum analyzers and tuner stop processing when the user interface is closed, reducing CPU usage.
  • reverted default preset to empty preset to improv performance upon load (the preset is still available as "Default Clean")
  • Reduced time to load Axiom or any built-in plug-in.
  • Multiple DSP performance improvements.
  • Reduced the number of threads used by the plug-in.
  • Improved global and preset settings window loading time on Windows.
  • Added ability to select the plug-in to load when a shell plug-in file is dragged and dropped onto a slot.
  • Full unicode support.
  • Native Apple Silicon (M1 processor) support.
  • Dropped 32-bit support on Mac.
  • Now requires MacOS 10.9 and newer.
  • Fixed standalone app not always asking for Microphone access on most recent MacOS systems.
  • Fixed host loop end value not properly passed to hosted plug-ins, for the VST2 version.
  • Fixed several crashes upon load for multiple third party plug-ins (mostly VST3).
  • Fixed display issues with Waves plug-ins V12 in Mac standalone application.
  • Fixed MIDI control for hosted plug-ins not always working when fed with silence.
  • Fixed VST3 (and sometimes VST) version freezing Ableton Live upon save on Windows.
  • Fixed harmonizer and Pitch Shifter built-in plug-ins that did not always flush their buffer upon bypass (short sounds could be heard when getting out of bypass)

V1.5 (2020/10/05)

New Features & Improvements:
  • Tail spillover: activate tail spillover from the toolbar to play effects tail when bypassed (available for Axiom itself or built-in delays and reverbs such as Late Replies). Also applies to sub sections (channel A/B, Pre or Post FX etc.).
  • Revamped Guitar & Bass Factory presets:
    • New hi hain presets using custom impulse responses (IR).
    • New responsive clean and crunch presets.
    • Reduced loudness and spectral balance discrepencies between presets.
    • Adjusted effects levels to preserve loudness when bypassed.
    • Adjusted reverb levels on all presets.
    • Most presets now support input overload gracefully (like "real world" amps): feel free to push the input gain by a few dBs!
    • New default preset to get started quickly with the software.
  • Arrow keys can now be used to navigate presets, in the main view or in the presets browser.
  • The opacity of the tone map window can now be adjusted for amp simulation and built-in effects.
  • Smoother presets switching.
  • Improved smooth plug-in bypass (faster and smoother transition).
  • Fixed: built-in Late Replies sometimes cut delay tail when using plug-ins in the feedback loops.
  • Fixed: output was mono when both A and B are off and I/O configuration is mono to stereo.
  • Fixed: the state of some VST2 plug-ins (which do not save their state as chunks) were not be restored properly if their number of parameters had been changed (e.g. FabFilter Pro-Q's latest update).
  • 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.
  • Mac Audio Unit: fixed plug-in listing in some host applications (Plogue Bidule...).

V1.41 (2020/05/28)

  • New high resolution graphics for knobs and sliders.
  • Updated Re-Guitar built-in plug-in to version 1.1.
  • Reduced disk footprint.
  • Fixed several issues with hosted plug-ins bypass (graphical glitches, untriggered bypass...).
  • Mac: Fixed keyboard not responding in registration panel in some host applications (LUNA, Garage Band...).
  • Mac: Fixed demo version that could hang Logic when reloading projects using the plug-in.

V1.4 (2020/02/03)

  • New "stomp box" look & feel for built-in effects.
  • New built-in effect: Hot Tuna high performance tuner.
  • The tone maps explorer for the amp simulation is now accessible directly from the main user interface.
  • Mac application now fully supports dark mode on Mac OS Mojave and newer.

V1.32 (2020/01/06)

New Features & Improvements:
  • Navigate presets and create new tones easily with "Tone Maps" for 9 built-in effects: Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Wah, Sweep Filter, EQ, Freq Shifter, Reverb and Waveshaper.
  • New presets for the built-in wah plug-in.
  • Built-in EQ & Amp Sim: improved impulse response convolution performance (long reverb tails are now supported, with low CPU usage).
  • Mac: faster GUI rendering on recent Mac OS systems (up to 5x faster for level meters).
  • Improved built-in tuner performance.
  • Mac: fixed user interface not properly shown on retina displays in some applications built with the 10.14 Mac OS SDK (Cubase 10.5 for example).
  • Mac: fixed settings panel rendering issues in dark mode on Mac OS Mojave and newer.
  • Fixed issue with some VST3 plug-ins that failed to initialize when loaded (Roland Cloud VST3)
  • Fixed built-in Wah plug-in that could exceed selected range in reverse mode.

V1.31 (2019/09/25)

  • Fixed tone maps presets morphing that did not work on Mac.
  • Fixed tone maps "reload from presets" when the map was created on another platform (Mac vs PC).
  • Fixed persistency of tools rack display setting.

V1.3 (2019/09/23)

New features:
  • New amp tones explorer with amp models morphing: explore and morph amps in 2 dimensions to create unique new tones easily.
  • New presets (and sub-presets) browser with built-in search: find factory or user amp models and effect chains to create new patches.
  • Added hundreds of new presets, sub-presets, new amp models (from Destructor 1.5) and new reverbs, delays and modulation effects from Late Replies 1.4.
  • MIDI Program Change preference is now saved into session instead of global preferences, so each instance can now use different MIDI channels. It is also saved in the user default preset.
  • VST3: added program change support for VST3 plug-in format.
  • VST3: added MIDI output support for VST3 plug-in format.
Built-in effects:
  • New "Overdrive" and "Overgrind" distortion pedals.
  • New Level (volume control) and Micro EQ built-in plug-ins.
  • Added a gain parameter to several built-in plug-ins to avoid volume changes when switched on/off (pitch and frequency shifters, modulation effects, delays).
  • Increased knobs precision for pitch shifter and waveshaper built-in plug-ins for smoother control.
  • Increased gain control range for distortion pedals.
Third party plug-ins host:
  • VST and VST3 plug-ins previously displayed as missing because of name changes are now relocated automatically (Waves major updates, 32 and 64-bit plug-ins with different names etc.)
  • Improved auto-relocation performance when a large number of plug-ins have moved.
  • VST3 Host: added MIDI output and program change support for recenlty updated VST3 plug-ins.
Other fixes and improvements:
  • Hovering the mouse on the current preset name now displays a tooltip with the full path of the last loaded preset file.
  • Enlarged the area to click on plug-ins bypass and "Show Editor" buttons.
  • Improved plug-in and app listing in Windows 10 start menu.
  • Fixed an issue with hosted plug-ins editors not always restored in the right position in Cubase on Windows.
  • VST: the user interface is now properly resized in Cubase on Windows.
  • Mac: fixed issue with Magic Mouse that could trigger drag and drop instead of mouse click.
  • Mac: faster GUI rendering on recent Mac OS systems (up to 5x faster on level meters).
  • Mac: fixed user interface not properly shown on retina displays in some applications built with the 10.14 Mac OS SDK.
  • Spectrum analyzer display of built-in EQ will not take priority over DAW or other plug-ins user interfaces.
  • Changing the slope of lowpass and highpass filters in the built-in EQ is now smoother.

V1.2 (2019/03/12)

  • New Re-Guitar built-in plug-in.
  • New "Re-Guitaring" presets using the new plug-in.
  • Fixed issues with Pitch Shifter, Harmonizer and Pitch Bender plug-ins when changing mode (there could be an audible delay).

V1.12 (2018/12/06)

  • Spectrum analysis (Amp sim & built-in EQ plug-in) is now performed in the background and does not affect audio performance.
  • Audio analysis for the tuner is now performed in the background and does not affect audio performance.
  • Improved convolution performance for the impulse response loader on multicore processors.
  • Fixed modulation plug-ins that did not always properly set rate when used in host sync mode (sweep filter, flanger, tremolo).

V1.11 (2018/10/19)

  • Fixed built-in Late Replies delay plug-in that produced digital distortion when loaded in Axiom presets.
  • Fixed built-in multitap delay plug-in that could get out of sync in some host applications.

V1.1 (2018/10/09)

  • Load impulse responses (IR) in pre or post filters of the amp simulator. The frequency response of IRs can be shifted and mixed together with the usual filter settings.
  • The built-in EQ plug-in can also load and manipulate impulse responses.
  • Drag and drop support:
    • drag and drop plug-ins between slots (copy or move).
    • drop the plug-in before another to insert it in the chain
    • drag and drop plug-ins between several instances of Axiom or across plug-ins (compatible with the latest preview of Late Replies, MB-7 Mixer and PatchWork).
    • drag and drop .dll, .vst, .vst3, or .component files directly from the Finder or Explorer onto plug-in slots.
    • drag and drop .plgnfo files (previously saved from the software) directly from the Finder or Explorer onto plug-in slots.
    • drag the amp simulator, and drop it on any slot, like any other plug-in.
    • drop the amp simulator onto channel A or B to copy the amp model to the other channel.
    • Drag and drop amp channel (A or B) to copy the entire channel settings to the other channel.
  • Fixed Joe's Bowl factory preset that included an instance of PatchWork.

V1.0 (2018/04/19)

First release.