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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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

Setup a MIDI Pedalboard To Control Guitar Software

Setup a MIDI Pedalboard To Control Guitar Software

MIDI is often a scary subject for guitar players. It does not have to be this way! In this video recorded with The Guitar Channel (theguitarchannel.biz) we are showing you …  Read More 

How To Setup An Audio Interface To Play Guitar On MacOS

How To Setup An Audio Interface To Play Guitar On MacOS

In this new video recorded in collaboration with The Guitar Channel (theguitarchannel.biz) about CAM (Computer Aided Music), we are showing you how to setup an audio interface on your Mac …  Read More 

How to Setup an Audio Interface to Play Guitar on Windows

How to Setup an Audio Interface to Play Guitar on Windows

As part of a collaboration with The Guitar Channel (theguitarchannel.biz) we have started to record some videos to show how to make the most of your computer to play your …  Read More 

Axiom Looper Free Loops / Backing Tracks

Axiom Looper Free Loops / Backing Tracks

Did you know that the Axiom multi effect processor had a built-in looper plug-in? You can record yourself over and over, and save your loops as presets to reuse them …  Read More 

How to Create a Warm Jazz Guitar Tone With Axiom

How to Create a Warm Jazz Guitar Tone With Axiom

Toady’s tip is a step-by-step tutorial on how to create a warm Jazz tone in Blue Cat’s Axiom. Step 1: Open Axiom with it s default settings, and use the …  Read More 

The Ultimate Guide To Modern Metal Guitar Tones with Axiom / Destructor

The Ultimate Guide To Modern Metal Guitar Tones with Axiom / Destructor

What makes modern metal guitar tones so specific? How to find your way and dial such tones with Blue Cat’s Axiom or Destructor? Here are a couple of tips as …  Read More 

Built-in Plug-in Of The Day: Compressor

Built-in Plug-in Of The Day: Compressor

What do Blue Cat’s Axiom, Patchwork, Late Replies & MB7 mixer all have in common ? This nifty Compressor plugin, that can be used on instrument/vocal tracks as well as …  Read More 

What Makes Axiom Stand Out From Guitar & Bass Effects Processors

What Makes Axiom Stand Out From Guitar & Bass Effects Processors

At first sight, Blue Cat’s Axiom may look like your average effects processor for guitar & Bass, with its amp simulation at the core, its built-in effect pedals placed before …  Read More 

Built-In Plug-Ins: What’s Included?

Built-In Plug-Ins: What’s Included?

As you are probably aware, Blue Cat’s PatchWork, MB-7 Mixer, Late Replies and Axiom are able to load third-party plug-ins. But did you know that they also all come with …  Read More 

Tone Maps: A New Approach To Sound Design And Tone Control

Tone Maps: A New Approach To Sound Design And Tone Control

Initially designed to navigate presets in 2D and create new guitar amp tones in Destructor and Axiom by morphing between presets (See this tone explorer video for more details), tone maps …  Read More 

Multicore Processing: What Is It, and Why Do You Care?

Multicore Processing: What Is It, and Why Do You Care?

A new multicore processing feature has been recently introduced to our plug-ins, to get the best real time performance out of modern CPUs. Let's see what's hidden behind this new feature, how it works and why you care about it for your audio effects and instruments. Read More 

The Morphing Amps Of Axiom & Destructor

The Morphing Amps Of Axiom & Destructor

Did you know that you can morph between amp simulations in Axiom and Destructor? Also, have you ever tried to drive lead synth tones thru a guitar amp? Check out …  Read More 

Miaow Wah: The Future of Wah?

Miaow Wah: The Future of Wah?

The Miaow Wah is a plug-in available in AXIOM, Patchwork, Late Replies & MB7 Mixer. This is probably one of the most versatile and complete Wah plug-in available, thanks to …  Read More 

Creating Beautiful Lead Guitar Harmonies

Creating Beautiful Lead Guitar Harmonies

Here’s another great built-in plugin, the Harmonizer. Just like most plugins built into AXIOM, you can also find it in Patchwork, Late Replies or the MB7 Mixer. The difference between …  Read More 

Blue Cat Axiom’s Built-In Distortion Pedals

Blue Cat Axiom’s Built-In Distortion Pedals

Axiom has a built-in amp simulator, but did you know that it is also loaded with 10 excellent overdrive and distortion pedals, all based on the acclaimed Destructor technology? The …  Read More 

Phaser vs Flanger: What’s The Difference?

Phaser vs Flanger: What’s The Difference?

Flanger and Phaser are both modulation effects that create deep filters sweeping around the spectrum over time. But they are produced by different means, and they do not sound the …  Read More 

Axiom: The Definitive Guide / Walkthrough And Review

Axiom: The Definitive Guide / Walkthrough And Review

If you’ve ever wondered what is possible to achieve with Axiom, do check out this brilliant video from Benoni Studio. The video is close to an hour long and we …  Read More 

How To Tune 5 or 6-Strings Bass Guitars Faster

How To Tune 5 or 6-Strings Bass Guitars Faster

Bass Guitars with 5 or 6 strings, or “regular” 4 strings bass guitars with lower tuning can take longer to tune, because the tuner needs more time to detect these …  Read More 

Tweaking Guitar & Bass Presets For Live Gigs

Tweaking Guitar & Bass Presets For Live Gigs

From the very beginning, Blue Cat’s Axiom was designed to let you use the same guitar tones in the studio and on stage. In a live situation, you can control …  Read More 

How to Make Reverb Sound Good

How to Make Reverb Sound Good

Blue Cat’s Axiom, Late Replies, Patchwork & MB-7 Mixer plug-ins all come bundled with a long list of built-in effects, including this unique Reverb plugin. Learn more about its settings, …  Read More 

How to Optimize a Windows Laptop for Low Latency Real Time Audio

How to Optimize a Windows Laptop for Low Latency Real Time Audio

Have you ever wished that you could use all your virtual instruments libraries for your keyboards or all these incredible virtual amps from your studio for your guitar or bass …  Read More 

How to Sound like Paul Stanley & Ace Frehley in the KISS song Detroit Rock City by Julien Bitoun

How to Sound like Paul Stanley & Ace Frehley in the KISS song Detroit Rock City by Julien Bitoun

In this video by Julien Bitoun we show you how to use Axiom (product page) to get the guitar sounds of Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley in the famous KISS song …  Read More 

Can You Make an Electric Guitar Truly Sound Like an Acoustic Guitar?

Can You Make an Electric Guitar Truly Sound Like an Acoustic Guitar?

Have you ever dreamed playing your electric guitar with a genuine acoustic guitar sound like this? In this tutorial we are going to create an monster acoustic guitar simulation preset …  Read More 

How to Transform a Stratocaster Into a Hollow Body Jazz Guitar

How to Transform a Stratocaster Into a Hollow Body Jazz Guitar

Let’s do some real magic today with the brand new Re-Guitar plugin: in this tutorial we are going to learn how to turn a single coil sound (typical strat neck …  Read More 

How To Do Mid/Side Processing With Any Plug-In

How To Do Mid/Side Processing With Any Plug-In

The traditional way to manage stereo streams is to use separate left and right channels sources. There is however another way: by recombining these left and right channels, you can actually …  Read More 

How to Sound Like Steve Stevens on Billy Idol’s Rebel Yell using Axiom

How to Sound Like Steve Stevens on Billy Idol’s Rebel Yell using Axiom

In this tutorial, Julien shows you how to sound like Steve Stevens in Billy Idol’s iconic song Rebel Yell using  Axiom (product page), our guitar amp and effects simulation software. …  Read More 

How to Sound Like Iron Maiden on “The Trooper” with Axiom

How to Sound Like Iron Maiden on “The Trooper” with Axiom

Good news, you don’t need anymore to use stacks of Marshall tube amp to get (very) close to the Iron Maiden guitar sound! In fact Julien Bitoun (YouTube channel) is …  Read More 

How To Load & Use Custom Impulse Responses In Axiom & Destructor

How To Load & Use Custom Impulse Responses In Axiom & Destructor

Now that we can load custom IR’s inside Blue Cat’s Axiom (Amp + internal EQ), we thought it was a good idea to write a short tutorial on how to …  Read More 

How To Load Impulse Responses (IR) In Axiom, Destructor or Free Amp

How To Load Impulse Responses (IR) In Axiom, Destructor or Free Amp

Did you know that you can load impulse responses in any of our three amp simulation plug-ins for guitar and bass? Axiom, Free Amp and Destructor are indeed all based …  Read More 

8 Tips To Get The Best Guitar Tone With Plug-Ins

8 Tips To Get The Best Guitar Tone With Plug-Ins

We live in a world with many guitarists, tons of tools and a lot of options to record our beloved guitars. Yet I feel we spend more time practicing than …  Read More 

Understanding Blue Cat’s Axiom

Understanding Blue Cat’s Axiom

Blue Cat’s Axiom has been created to simulate the workflow of a complete guitar recording studio, from modifying the direct signal to the master controls through pedals, delay effects and …  Read More 

Integrated Plug-Ins: Direct Control With Blue Cat’s Axiom

Integrated Plug-Ins: Direct Control With Blue Cat’s Axiom

If you need to access effects parameters quickly with Blue Cat’s Axiom, you don’t need to launch the plug-in editor every time: you can control the plug-ins that are loaded …  Read More 

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