Blue Cat's Late Replies
"The Creative Delay Workstation"

Description

Blue Cat's Late Replies - Creative Delay / Multi FX Plug-In & Host (VST, AU, AAX, VST3)

Blue Cat's Late Replies is a powerful delay and multi effects plug-in that can be indefinitely extended by hosting third party VST, VST3 or AU plug-ins anywhere in the signal path.

With its unique topology, the plug-in is a full-featured delay machine with unlimited powers: both the 8 taps pattern module and the two nested feedback loops include plug-in slots that can host built-in effects or third party plug-ins.

So it's not just about delays! The plug-in includes 29 built-in effects to further manipulate the delay lines: modulation effects, EQ and filters, dynamics processors, pitch and frequency shifters, wave shaper...

With the integrated ducker and its side chain input, ducking delays or reverbs has never been so easy.

Blue Cat's Late Replies is delivered with hundreds of presets producing many kinds of audio effects: classic delays, rhythmic or melodic patterns, reverbs, vintage echoes, shimmer effects, sci-fi sounds...

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

Mac OS X 10.7+32/64-bit Universal BinaryWindows Vista or newerWindows x64 (64-bit)VSTVST3AAX64-bit AAXAudio Unit
Price: 129 EUR or $129 (tax incl.)
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Also in Bundles: All Plugins Pack / Axe Pack

Typical applications: Delays with built-in effects, rhythmic patterns, melodic patterns, third party plug-ins hosting, reverbs, shimmer, creative effects, pitch shifting, modulation effects, looper.

Features

Main Features

  • Powerful delay with built-in effects and third party plug-ins support.
  • 8 taps pattern section with integrated mixer and plug-ins slots.
  • 2 feedback loops with crossfeed and plug-ins slots.
  • 29 built-in effects: EQ, filters, pitch & frequency shifter, delays, modulation effects, compressor, gate, bit crusher, wave shaper and more.
  • Supports third party VST, VST3 and Audio Unit plug-ins, with latency compensation.
  • Tempo/Host Synchronization.
  • Global stereo spread control.
  • Several hundreds of fully editable presets.
  • Integrated ducking, with internal and external side chain.
  • Comprehensive visual feedback with detailed impulse response display.
  • Protect your ears with the included feedback and output brickwall limiters.
  • No latency.

Blue Cat Audio Standards:

  • Available as: Mac-AAX, Mac-AU, Mac-VST, Mac-VST3, Win-AAX, Win-VST, Win-VST3, Win x64-AAX, Win x64-VST, Win x64-VST3.
  • Native DSP code for optimal performance.
  • Full MIDI control and automation support with silent, zipper-free parameters update, advanced response control and MIDI Learn.
  • No CPU load on idle: when the plug-in is fed with silence, the processing smoothly shuts down, to optimize the CPU usage of your Digital Audio Workstation.
  • Customizable user interface with transparency management and zoom.
  • Smooth Bypass: activate/deactivate the plug-in with absolutely no noise.
  • Undo/Redo.
  • Full featured integrated presets manager.
  • Copy/paste the state of the plug-in between instances using the system clipboard.
  • Any sample rate supported.

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User Comments & Reviews

"This plugin-hosting delay effect is as cool and fun to use as you'd expect, taking your echoes to experimental new heights." - Future Music, January 2018 - [read full review].

"Late Replies is one of the greatest delays in the world. [...] Late Replies can be as simple or as complex as you want to make it. That is what I love about it, everything is up to the user." - Blayne Stone - [read full review].

"I really like it - it's different. [...] In 2016 Blue Cat Audio released Destructor, a very clever amp/distortion plug-in, and that changed things for me.[...] I've got the feeling that this is going to change the way I work with delays. [...] This is a plug-in that can be as simple a you want it to be, or as complicated, which is quite nice. " - Pro Tools Expert Editor's Choice, August 2017 - [full video review].

"Offering a host of interesting delay effects split into 8 distinct chains with the additional ability to internally host external plugins, Late Replies is so intensely powerful that it almost becomes an instrument unto itself." - Richard Chycki - Rush, Dream Theater, Aerosmith. Alice Cooper, Skillet.

"Be aware it's probably the most powerful delay you've ever seen.[...] If there were a best-FX-of-the-year award, Late Replies would be in serious competition for that prize, it's that inspired, innovative, flexible, powerful and ground-breaking." - SoundBytes music magazine - [read full review].

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System Requirements

Windows

  • An SSE2-enabled processor (Pentium 4 or newer).
  • Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 or 10.
  • Any VST / AAX compatible host software (32 or 64 bit).

Mac OS X

  • An Intel processor.
  • Mac OS 10.7 or newer.
  • Any VST / Audio Unit (32/64-bit) / AAX compatible application.

For more information about supported platforms, see our FAQ.

Demo Limitations

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

Versions History >subscribe to our newsletter

V1.21 (2018/06/07)

  • Fixed missing files for new reverb and wah built-in plug-ins introduced in v1.2.

V1.2 (2018/06/05)

  • New built-in plug-ins borrowed from Axiom: harmonizer, wah, reverb, mute.
  • 40 New presets using the new effects.
  • Fixed bitcrusher plug-in that sometimes still applied anti-aliasing when set to "none".

V1.1 (2018/04/05)

  • The GUI can now be zoomed from 70% to 200%.
  • Input and output effects strips can now be locked.
  • Last loaded preset is now remembered in session and displayed in the presets menu.
  • Plug-in state can now be reverted to the last loaded preset.
  • Default preset now also saves the state of locks (when using "save as user default").
  • Major presets loading improvements: hosted plug-ins are now reloaded only when changed, and updated otherwise. Improves performance and audio rendering when loading presets using the same plug-ins.
  • Faster GUI loading / instantaneous GUI display after it has been opened once.
  • Limiter on/off state is now independent from presets ("always locked").
  • New option to keep plug-ins windows always on top.
  • Performance and memory usage improvements.
  • Improved Pitch Shifter built-in plug-in (fixed aliasing artefacts and added new modes).
  • VST3: factory presets are not exposed to the host application anymore.
  • Fixed minor compatibility issues with Mac OS High Sierra.
  • Fixed: changing bypass in the Audio Unit version did not update host application's bypass state.
  • Fixed: bypass buttons are now in sync with the hosted plug-ins' state.
  • Mac: fixed presets directory not properly created for built-in plug-ins, breaking the save preset feature.
  • Win: fixed copy/paste that sometimes stopped working until next app restart.

V1.0 (2017/08/24)

First release.