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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 

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 

Built-In Plug-Ins: What’s Included?

Built-In Plug-Ins: What’s Included?

As you’re 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 many …  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 

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 on the market …  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 

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 

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 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 

Hosted Plug-ins Automation

Hosted Plug-ins Automation

Did you know that you can use automation to control the plug-ins hosted inside Blue Cat’s PatchWork or MB-7 Mixer V3? The example below uses PatchWork in Pro Tools 12, …  Read More 

VST3 Plug-In ID Changes on Mac

VST3 Plug-In ID Changes on Mac

Despite all our efforts, sometimes bugs are not caught before the software is released, and this one has an impact on VST3 users on Mac, so we’d like to share …  Read More 

Save Favorite Plug-Ins and Settings & Reload From Menu

Save Favorite Plug-Ins and Settings & Reload From Menu

Did you know that with PatchWork V2 and MB-7 Mixer V3 you can save your favorite plug-ins (and their entire configuration) to reload them directly from the plug-in menu? Here is …  Read More 

MIDI Connectivity and Side Chaining

MIDI Connectivity and Side Chaining

Did you know that all our plug-ins can be connected together via MIDI or automation? This tutorials demonstrates these capabilities to perform side chain compression on the lower part of the …  Read More 

Everything You Need To Know About the MB-7 Mixer

Everything You Need To Know About the MB-7 Mixer

Blue Cat’s’MB-7 Mixer is one of our most feature-rich plug-in: it combines multiband processing, third party plug-ins hosting, mid/side processing, side chain support, MIDI and automation generation, multiple instances  communication …  Read More 

Multiband Side Chain with the MB-7 Mixer Plug-In

Multiband Side Chain with the MB-7 Mixer Plug-In

In this video, you will learn how to use the extra side chain input of the Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer plug-in to create multiband side chain effects with sub-plug-ins. Read More 

Your Own (Free) Plug-Ins Browser with Icons on Mac

Your Own (Free) Plug-Ins Browser with Icons on Mac

Did you know that you can use custom icons for your plug-ins on Mac? We have already shown in previous tutorial how to organize your plug-ins on Mac, and how …  Read More 

Organize Your Plug-Ins on Mac

Organize Your Plug-Ins on Mac

Your VST or Audio Units plug-ins folder looks like a huge mess? Having a hard time finding your plug-ins when loading them from Blue Cat’s PatchWork or MB-7 Mixer? Organize …  Read More 

New in PatchWork 1.5 & MB-7 Mixer 2.4

New in PatchWork 1.5 & MB-7 Mixer 2.4

This new release mainly brings stability and compatibility improvements with many plug-ins, but we couldn’t help adding several new features to enhance your workflow: MIDI FX Support Blue Cat’s PatchWork …  Read More 

Ensuring Maximum Mac/Windows Compatibility With Blue Cat’s PatchWork and MB-7 Mixer

Ensuring Maximum Mac/Windows Compatibility With Blue Cat’s PatchWork and MB-7 Mixer

Both Blue Cat’s PatchWork and Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer are able to host third party plug-ins. When systems are configured properly, it is possible to share presets, settings and host …  Read More 

Dynamic Latency Compensation in Cubase and Nuendo

Dynamic Latency Compensation in Cubase and Nuendo

When using Blue Cat’s PatchWork or MB-7 Mixer with audio plug-ins that add latency to the signal (for example plug-ins that run on specific DSP chips), our plug-ins dynamically report …  Read More 

MB-7 Mixer 2.03: tempo sync and AudioSuite are here!

MB-7 Mixer 2.03: tempo sync and AudioSuite are here!

We have just issued a new update for Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer: V2.03 is here, bringing tempo sync support as well as AudioSuite for AAX. Also, this update fixes compatibility …  Read More 

Multiband VST Instruments Hosting? Not a Bad Idea After All!

Multiband VST Instruments Hosting? Not a Bad Idea After All!

Even though it was not designed for such purposes, Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer v2 has been heavily used to host VST virtual instruments (VSTi) in applications that do not support them …  Read More 

Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer: Support for VST Shell Plug-Ins is Coming

Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer: Support for VST Shell Plug-Ins is Coming

Some VST plug-ins are only available as “shell” plug-ins (a special type of VST plug-in that contains multiple plug-ins in a single file). As you can see below, support for …  Read More 

Eating our own Cat food: self sanity check passed!

Eating our own Cat food: self sanity check passed!

There is nothing like eating your own dog cat food and use the tools that you sell for your own work. So we have decided to take benefit from Blue …  Read More 

Widening Vocals with Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer

Widening Vocals with Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer

Today’s tip of the day is once again brought to you by Dan-D. Check out his tutorial showing how to spice-up mono vocals with Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer, by splitting …  Read More 

Tutorial - Spectral Response (EQ Curve) Matching with Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi

Read Tutorial - Spectral Response (EQ Curve) Matching with Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi - Using Difference Curves Memory

In this tutorial you will learn how to match the frequency response of a third party piece of software or hardware with a standard EQ or spectrum manipulation plug-in. For this purpose, we will use th... Read More 


Tutorial - Using MIDI Control in Sonar

Read Tutorial - Using MIDI Control in Sonar - Control Your DirectX And VST Plugins

This tutorial will help you understand how to use parameters MIDI control in Cakewalk Sonar. It is applicable to any DXi plug-in (MIDI enabled DirectX plug-in).... Read More 


Tutorial - Using MIDI Connectivity in a Modular Host (Plogue Bidule)

Read Tutorial - Using MIDI Connectivity in a Modular Host (Plogue Bidule) - Custom Side Chain Effects

This tutorial shows you how to use the MIDI connectivity of our plugins in a modular host such as Plogue Bidule. We are using the Mac version of Bidule in this tutorial. The scenario here is very sim... Read More 


Tutorial - Using Blue Cat Audio plugins connectivity in Reaper

Read Tutorial - Using Blue Cat Audio plugins connectivity in Reaper - Side Chain Dynamics Processing

This tutorial shows how to use our plugins MIDI connectivity within Reaper. We use Blue Cat's Dynamics plugin as an example, but you can use any other audio plugin which provides output parameters, su... Read More 


Tutorial - Connecting plug-ins together in Logic for advanced side chain effects

Read Tutorial - Connecting plug-ins together in Logic for advanced side chain effects - Side Chain Filtering

This tutorial shows how to use the connectivity capabilities of our plugins within Logic. We use Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro plugin (DPMP) as an example, but you can use any other audio plugin which provi... Read More 


Tutorial - Using Blue Cat Audio plug-ins connectivity in Pro Tools

Read Tutorial - Using Blue Cat Audio plug-ins connectivity in Pro Tools - Side Chain Filtering

This tutorial shows how to use the MIDI connectivity of our plugins within Pro Tools. We use Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro plugin as an example, but you can use any other audio plugin which provides output ... Read More 


Tutorial - Real Time Side Chain Multiband Dynamics

Read Tutorial - Real Time Side Chain Multiband Dynamics - Multiband Side Chaining Made Easy

This tutorial shows how to perform multi band side chain compression, ducking or gating with Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix and Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer. "Side chaining" consists in using the si... Read More 


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