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Explore a wealth of free online tutorials assembled here to assist you in mastering our software and plug-ins across different host applications. Browse the list below to discover tutorials tailored to your specific interests.

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Using And Enhancing NAM Profiles With Axiom

Using And Enhancing NAM Profiles With Axiom

We often get asked if Axiom provides support for NAM (Neural Amp Modeler) profiles. Yes, it definitely does! Thanks to third party plug-ins support, you can easily load the free …  Read More 

Improve Your Master With FreqAnalyst Pro

Improve Your Master With FreqAnalyst Pro

In today’s video, Frankie Tedesco checks out the FreqAnalyst Pro plug-in and gives you a few tips about the features he likes to use most and which make this spectrum …  Read More 

DP Meter Pro Tutorial (Spanish)

DP Meter Pro Tutorial (Spanish)

All you have ever wanted to know about the DP Meter Pro Plug-in, in Spanish… Échale un vistazo! Read More 

Getting Started With Audio Plug-Ins Prototyping

Getting Started With Audio Plug-Ins Prototyping

Wondering how to get started with Plug’n Script and write your first audio processing script? Check out this tutorial, brought to you by MA Audio! This is a really basic …  Read More 

Thicken Up Your Guitar Sound With Chorus

Thicken Up Your Guitar Sound With Chorus

Tip of the day, brought to you by Bootleg Recording Studios via Instagram: thicken up your guitar sound with chorus! It is a great way to improve your tone, especially …  Read More 

Film Music Remote Collaboration In Real-Time with Blue Cat’s Connector & VidPlay-Collaborator

Film Music Remote Collaboration In Real-Time with Blue Cat’s Connector & VidPlay-Collaborator

Did you know that with Connector and the additional VidPlay-Collaborator VST plug-in you could collaborate on Film music remotely in real time? Check out this video that explains it all! …  Read More 

How To Stereo Sidechain In Pro Tools

How To Stereo Sidechain In Pro Tools

As of 2024, side chain signals for plug-ins in Pro Tools are still mono only, which is quite limiting given today’s plug-ins capabilities for stereo enhancement. Here is a workaround …  Read More 

Loading Backing Tracks With Axiom’s Built-In Audio Player

Loading Backing Tracks With Axiom’s Built-In Audio Player

Did you know that Axiom, our multi-effect processor for guitar & bass, has a built-in audio file player? Playing over a backing track (and recording yourself) is just a drag …  Read More 

External VST Side Chain In Da Vinci Resolve Fairlight With PatchWork

External VST Side Chain In Da Vinci Resolve Fairlight With PatchWork

Some DAWs do not have the ability to provide a side chain input for third party plug-ins. Da Vinci Resolve is one of them: side chain is only available for …  Read More 

Instant Remote Collaboration Made Easy With Connector & Freeceiver

Instant Remote Collaboration Made Easy With Connector & Freeceiver

For a long time, for musicians, sound engineers or producers, remote collaboration thru the Internet has meant sharing large files (full sessions, stems or bounced tracks), and waiting for collaborators …  Read More 

Mixing With PatchWork: A Virtual Patchbay In Your DAW

Mixing With PatchWork: A Virtual Patchbay In Your DAW

Why would you want to put a virtual patch bay into your favorite DAW? Check this out! Join Carlo Libertini as he dives into the latest version of Blue Cat’s …  Read More 

Using VST Plug-Ins In Pro Tools with PatchWork

Using VST Plug-Ins In Pro Tools with PatchWork

There are so many VST plug-ins available (many of them free), wouldn’t it be nice to load them in Pro Tools? Thanks to Blue Cat’s Patchwork, it is possible. Here …  Read More 

Learning Slide Guitar: The Secret Weapon!

Learning Slide Guitar: The Secret Weapon!

One of the many challenges for guitar players learning slide guitar is to find the right intonation. It takes quite a bit of time to train the arm and hand …  Read More 

PatchWork vs FaderHub: Plug-Ins Hosts Showdown

PatchWork vs FaderHub: Plug-Ins Hosts Showdown

With a quick look at product pages and tech specs, you may wonder first if PatchWork and Fader Hub are related in any way… And yet, they have lots of …  Read More 

Freeceiver vs Connector

Freeceiver vs Connector

The new Freeceiver software, announced at NAMM last month, is now available! In a nutshell, it provides the network reception features of the Connector plug-in. But what are exactly the …  Read More 

Fader Hub: How to Setup a Low-Latency Remote Collaboration Session

Fader Hub: How to Setup a Low-Latency Remote Collaboration Session

Fader Hub is our network mixing and streaming console software. As such it allows you (among other things) to play music remotely with a low latency. You can see a …  Read More 

Fader Hub Overview Video, by LetiMix

Fader Hub Overview Video, by LetiMix

The video below was recorded by our friend from LetiMix (YouTube channel), showing how he is using the software for his own needs. It is an excellent overview of what …  Read More 

Improvising Over a Drone Built with an Infinite Delay

Improvising Over a Drone Built with an Infinite Delay

It is always a good idea to have an harmonic context when you want to work on your improvisation skills on the guitar, or simply to get inspired and find …  Read More 

Recording Great Acoustic Guitar Sounds from a Piezo Pickup

Recording Great Acoustic Guitar Sounds from a Piezo Pickup

If you have a recent acoustic guitar, chances are it is loaded with a pickup. It is then called electro-acoustic guitars because you can plug them in an amplifier or …  Read More 

MacOS Sonoma – No Multicore Magic!

MacOS Sonoma – No Multicore Magic!

[New Update: Realtime Audio Multicore Issues for Apple Silicon: End of the Story?] After a first round of tests when MacOS Sonoma was released, we were very excited by the …  Read More 

Getting Started With Axiom V2

Getting Started With Axiom V2

New to Axiom V2? Feeling a bit overwhelmed by the myriad possibilities it offers for your guitar and bass? Fear not, as we are here to break down the complexity …  Read More 

Has MacOS Sonoma Fixed Multicore Performance for Apple Silicon?

Has MacOS Sonoma Fixed Multicore Performance for Apple Silicon?

In the world of audio software, keeping up with hardware advancements is crucial. Back in 2021, we made strides in our mission to enhance audio processing performance, and released updates …  Read More 

How to Record Great Sounding Guitar Videos with Axiom

How to Record Great Sounding Guitar Videos with Axiom

So, you’ve just picked up a brand-new camera, excited to start sharing your incredible guitar and bass talents on YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook. You’ve got the skills, the melodies, …  Read More 

From Amp Sim to Tone Wizard: Axiom V2’s Levels Of Details

From Amp Sim to Tone Wizard: Axiom V2’s Levels Of Details

Unlock the Power of Axiom V2: Your Tone, Your Way! Axiom V2 isn’t just a multi-effects processor – it’s a versatile beast with layers of sonic potential. Dive in at …  Read More 

How to Build a Guitar Tone from Scratch Using Axiom

How to Build a Guitar Tone from Scratch Using Axiom

In this chronicle recorded with Pierre Journel from The Guitar Channel (theguitarchannel.biz) we walk you through each steps to build a guitar tone from scratch in Axiom (product page), our …  Read More 

DAWception: How To Run Ableton Live Inside Cubase With Connector

DAWception: How To Run Ableton Live Inside Cubase With Connector

Running a pro audio application such as Ableton Live or Cubase “inside” another? Is this even possible? With Blue Cat’s Connector and a bit of extra MIDI tweaking, yes you …  Read More 

Famous Guitar Gear Recreated with Axiom, a Series by Julien Bitoun

Famous Guitar Gear Recreated with Axiom, a Series by Julien Bitoun

We asked the French musician Julien Bitoun (YouTube channel) to recreate famous guitar gear using only Axiom (product page). In this series of videos you will (re)discover how far you …  Read More 

How To Navigate Presets in Axiom

How To Navigate Presets in Axiom

In this chronicle recorded with Pierre Journel from The Guitar Channel (theguitarchannel.biz) we show you the different methods to navigate presets in Axiom, our amp & effects simulation software. Presets …  Read More 

Piezo Pickup DI Sounding Like A Real Acoustic Guitar!

Piezo Pickup DI Sounding Like A Real Acoustic Guitar!

Tired of the “plastic” tone that you get out of piezo pickups, even with acoustic guitars? Even buried in the mix, it is most of the time almost unusable and …  Read More 

Blue Cat’s PatchWork As A Layer Machine

Blue Cat’s PatchWork As A Layer Machine

In this video, Eric Burgess shows you how to use PatchWork as a “layer machine” with multiple virtual instruments loaded in parallel chains inside FL Studio. Check it out! Patchwork …  Read More 

Famous Guitar Tones Recreated with Axiom, a Series by Julien Bitoun

Famous Guitar Tones Recreated with Axiom, a Series by Julien Bitoun

We asked the French musician Julien Bitoun (YouTube channel) to recreate famous guitar tones using only Axiom (product page). In this series of videos you will (re)discover how far you …  Read More 

Computer On Stage: How To Run a MacBook in Clamshell Mode

Computer On Stage: How To Run a MacBook in Clamshell Mode

It is sometimes handy to hide your Mac on stage (in a rack or under a pedalboard), to keep it safe, or simply avoid that someone closes it while you …  Read More 

Echo and Multi Tap Delay Plugins Included in Axiom, Patchwork and MB-7 Mixer

Echo and Multi Tap Delay Plugins Included in Axiom, Patchwork and MB-7 Mixer

When it come to delays, Blue Cat Audio has built quite of a reputation with Late Replies (product page), which is probably one of the most complete delays ever made …  Read More 

Bring Back The 90s: The Chorus Effect!

Bring Back The 90s: The Chorus Effect!

Axiom (product page), Patchwork (product page), Late Replies (product page) and MB-7 Mixer (product page) all have in common this excellent Chorus effect! From classic modulation or vibrato effects up …  Read More 

The Truth About Latency In Digital Audio

The Truth About Latency In Digital Audio

If you have ever worked with digital audio, it is very likely that you have heard the word latency a couple of times. But there is so much mystery around …  Read More 

Mac vs PC: Which Laptop On Stage?

Mac vs PC: Which Laptop On Stage?

A Laptop On Stage? Whether you are a guitarist, keyboardist, DJ, drummer, singer, sound engineer, you may want to use a laptop on stage to enhance your performance: craft your …  Read More 

Creating Feedback Loops In Logic With Connector

Creating Feedback Loops In Logic With Connector

It is really amazing for us at Blue Cat Audio to see where musicians can take our software to create some incredible music and effects. In the video below adrenakrohm …  Read More 

MIDI Pedalboard Shootout: Choose the Right Controller

MIDI Pedalboard Shootout: Choose the Right Controller

There are many MIDI pedalboards available on the market. At the lab, we don’t have all of them but… close! In the video below, we are showcasing several models that …  Read More 

Plug’n Script – Native C++ Plug-In Tutorial

Plug’n Script – Native C++ Plug-In Tutorial

Plug’n Script is an audio and MIDI scripting plug-in and application that can be programmed to build custom effects or virtual instruments, without quitting your favorite DAW software. This video posted by …  Read More 

Solving Audio Dropouts / DPC Latency Issues With NVIDIA Drivers On Windows

Solving Audio Dropouts / DPC Latency Issues With NVIDIA Drivers On Windows

I have been struggling lately with constant audio dropouts on our main Windows PC (a monster machine running Windows 11 with a 12th gen Intel core i9 CPU and an …  Read More 

AI Generated Music with InstaComposer, Patchwork and Ableton Live

AI Generated Music with InstaComposer, Patchwork and Ableton Live

As we were browsing on YouTube we stumbled upon this great video on eggnogagogo YouTube channel. In this video the musician is using the plugin InstaComposer from Waproduction (waproduction.com). This …  Read More 

Plug’n Script: Unison Oscillators at Beat Frequency (Tempo-Synced)

Plug’n Script: Unison Oscillators at Beat Frequency (Tempo-Synced)

Florian Mrugalla’ PNS series continues, with an original approach to oscillators today. Check it out! “Usually you want the unison frequency between two oscillators to depend on the current note’s …  Read More 

Choosing The Right Headphones

Choosing The Right Headphones

In this video recorded in collaboration with Pierre from The Guitar Channel (theguitarchannel.biz), we are going through the different kinds of headphones available. In fact it is sometimes difficult to …  Read More 

How To Jam/Rehearse With Remote Musicians Online?

How To Jam/Rehearse With Remote Musicians Online?

[2024 Update]: Check out the Fader Hub software that now makes connected jamming even easier! Playing Music Together Online? In Real Time?!? Playing we other people was the initial reason …  Read More 

Jay Leonard Jay Creating Crazy Rhythms with Late Replies Delay/Reverb Plugin

Jay Leonard Jay Creating Crazy Rhythms with Late Replies Delay/Reverb Plugin

Jay Leonard Jay records awesome video demos. That’s why we are very happy to present this awesome demo he did of Late Replies (product page). This plugin is our full …  Read More 

Building Guitar Rigs From Scratch with Jay Leonard Jay

Building Guitar Rigs From Scratch with Jay Leonard Jay

At Blue Cat Audio, we asked the amazing Jay Leonard Jay (YouTube channel) to play with Axiom (product page) our amp and effect simulation solution and create some sounds. It …  Read More 

Compact Bass Guitar Rig Using Xtone Pro and Axiom

Compact Bass Guitar Rig Using Xtone Pro and Axiom

As seen in a previous tutorial, it is possible to get awesome bass guitar tones using Axiom (product page). In this video we show you a stage rig built around …  Read More 

How to Get Great Bass Guitar Tones with Axiom

How to Get Great Bass Guitar Tones with Axiom

Axiom (product page), our powerful and open multi effects processor and amp simulation software for guitar works also very well for bass. In fact, there are many presets built for …  Read More 

Send Midi From Ableton Live To Pro Tools With Connector

Send Midi From Ableton Live To Pro Tools With Connector

Did you know that Connector can not only send audio but also MIDI between applications? Here is an example, sending midi from Ableton Live to Pro Tools in real time. …  Read More 

How To Control an Overdrive Pedal via MIDI

How To Control an Overdrive Pedal via MIDI

In this video recorded in collaboration with The Guitar Channel (theguitarchannel.biz), we show you how to control via MIDI the Kernom Ridge overdrive pedal. This pedal (made in France) has …  Read More 

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