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Blue Cat's Freeceiver
Blue Cat's Freeceiver
Price: Freeware
Blue Cat's Freeceiver - Network Audio & MIDI Receiver (Freeware)

Blue Cat's Freeceiver is a free plug-in and application that can receive audio or MIDI streams sent over the network by Blue Cat's Connector and Fader Hub in real time.

MacOSUniversal BinaryWindows Vista or newerWindows x64 (64-bit)VSTVST3AAX64-bit AAXAudio Unit
Also in Bundle: Free Pack

Working with remote clients? You can send them audio and MIDI in real-time from your DAW without the need for them to acquire a license to our software. Freeceiver is 100% free, like all our free software!

Jamming with friends, recording a session or playing a live gig with Fader Hub? Get listeners connected for free with Freeceiver!

Available both as a plug-in and application, it lets you either stream and record into your favorite DAW, or simply play the stream straight into your speakers or headphones on whatever machine that is connected to the network. It is as simple as that!

You can also use it locally on the same machine as Connector or Fader Hub to stream audio from one application to another.

Main Features:

  • Free Network Audio and MIDI client application and plug-in (available in VST, VST3, AAX or Audio Unit formats).
  • Fully compatible with Blue Cat's Fader Hub and Connector.
  • Receives both audio and MIDI from the network or on a local machine.
  • Minimal latency, with full control over buffering.
  • Supports multiple sampling rates on a single connection (built-in resampling).
  • Built-in drift compensation.
  • UPnP support for automatic Internet router configuration.

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: Network Audio, Network MIDI, Remote Collaboration, Remote Recording, Audio Streaming Client.

Blue Cat's Freeceiver - Network Audio & MIDI Receiver (Freeware)

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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

V1.0 (2024/02/15)

First version.

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