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Tip - Forest/DarkPsy Atmos: Feedback Loops In Logic

Forest/DarkPsy Atmos: Feedback Loops In Logic

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 YouTuber …  Read More 

Tip - 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 

Tip - Want to Read the Top Posts from the Blog? Check this out!

Want to Read the Top Posts from the Blog? Check this out!

It’s always interesting to know what are the articles most read on a blog. At Blue Cat Audio, we keep an eye on this kind of statistics and we think …  Read More 

Tip - Plug’n Script – Native C++ Tutorial by Beats Basteln

Plug’n Script – Native C++ Tutorial by Beats Basteln

Plug’n Script (product page) 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 …  Read More 

Tip - 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 

Tip - 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 

Tip - Choose the Right Headphones to Play Your Instrument

Choose the Right Headphones to Play Your Instrument

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

Tip - How To Jam/Rehearse With Remote Musicians Online?

How To Jam/Rehearse With Remote Musicians Online?

Playing Music Together Online? In Real Time?!? Playing we other people was the initial reason why I started developing the Connector plug-in. During the pandemic lockdown back in 2020: I …  Read More 

Tip - How Jay Leonard Jay is Creating Crazy Rhythms with Late Replies Delay/Reverb Plugin

How Jay Leonard Jay is 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 

Tip - 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 

Tip - 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 

Tip - How to Get Cool Bass Guitar Tones with Axiom

How to Get Cool 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 

Tip - How to Remote Control an Overdrive Pedal via MIDI

How to Remote 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 

Tip - Control Multiple Plugins Easily with the Patchwork Macros Function

Control Multiple Plugins Easily with the Patchwork Macros Function

In this video you will see how you can control many parameters from different plugins with Patchwork (product page). No more fishing for ever within several windows to adjust several …  Read More 

Tip - How To Use Plug-ins with Your Electronic Drum Kit

How To Use Plug-ins with Your Electronic Drum Kit

In this video we show how the Patchwork application (product page) can be used to play live with plug-ins and your electronic drum kit system. Basically, the idea is that …  Read More 

Tip - Offloading Plugin Processing onto a Remote Computer

Offloading Plugin Processing onto a Remote Computer

It is pretty cool when you harness the power of two plugins to solve a problem. In the video below you will see how to run a plugin in one …  Read More 

Tip - German Musician Digs Connector: Dankeschön Daniel!

German Musician Digs Connector: Dankeschön Daniel!

Connector (bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_Connector/) is our plugin to connect pieces of software with audio and/or MIDI information on the same computer or between computers on the same network. Check-out the Instagram below …  Read More 

Tip - Setup a MIDI Pedalboard to Drive Your Guitar Software on a Computer

Setup a MIDI Pedalboard to Drive Your Guitar Software on a Computer

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 

Tip - Connecting DAWs Together With Connector!

Connecting DAWs Together With Connector!

Here is a step by step tutorial to share audio and MIDI between Pro Tools and Logic. Think of Connector as a software walkie-talkie between the two DAWs you want …  Read More 

Tip - 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 

Tip - 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 

Tip - 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 

Tip - Blue Cat’s Connector Tips

Blue Cat’s Connector Tips

There have been a couple of videos about our new plug-in, Blue Cat’s Connector this week, with a many tips and ideas to help you use the plug-in, check them …  Read More 

Tip - Offloading Plug-Ins Processing Onto Another Computer

Offloading Plug-Ins Processing Onto Another Computer

Sometimes you wish you could offload CPU usage to another computer by processing CPU-heavy plug-ins outside of your DAW, don’t you? Or you may simply want to use plug-ins that …  Read More 

Tip - 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 

Tip - Free Plug-Ins for Commercial Use?

Free Plug-Ins for Commercial Use?

We are often asked this question: “May I use your free plug-ins for my commercial audio project?”. So we thought it was worth clarifying: the answer is YES, do use …  Read More 

Tip - 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 

Tip - 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 

Tip - 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 

Tip - 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 

Tip - How To Get The Best Support And Save Your Day?

How To Get The Best Support And Save Your Day?

We have just launched our new online help desk a few weeks ago. It is now the preferred way to get in touch with us. Here are a few tips …  Read More 

Tip - The Mother Of All Delays: Getting Started With Late Replies

The Mother Of All Delays: Getting Started With Late Replies

Late Replies is a creative delay and reverb plug-in that also acts as a powerful multi effects processor to create all sorts of time-based effects, as you can see in …  Read More 

Tip - Enhance Your Favorite Plug-Ins With PatchWork

Enhance Your Favorite Plug-Ins With PatchWork

Did you know that you can use Blue Cat’s PatchWork to extend the capabilities of your favorite plug-ins? That you can just “wrap” the plug-in(s) inside Patchwork to create an …  Read More 

Tip - 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 

Tip - 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 

Tip - 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 

Tip - 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 

Tip - How To Download Next Release Previews?

How To Download Next Release Previews?

Did you know that previews of the next releases for most our software is often available on bluecataudio.com? As a registered customer, if you want to get early access to …  Read More 

Tip - 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 

Tip - Slow Mac? How to Fix Mac OS GUI Performance Issues

Slow Mac? How to Fix Mac OS GUI Performance Issues

So you just got a gorgeous brand new Mac with a Retina display, but it is awfully slow when launching your favorite audio app or plug-ins? Don’t panic, there is …  Read More 

Tip - Ridin’ the dynamic range

Ridin’ the dynamic range

Dynamics processing is one of the most important techniques in the audio engineer’s bag of tricks. Compressors, limiters, expanders and gates are examples of these tools and they come in …  Read More 

Tip - How To Make A VST, Audio Unit or AAX Plug-In, In 20 Minutes!

How To Make A VST, Audio Unit or AAX Plug-In, In 20 Minutes!

Have you ever wondered how you could create your own audio or MIDI plug-ins, without headaches, deep knowledge of C, C++, compilers and linker errors? Ilya Orlov (also known as …  Read More 

Tip - The Problem With Headphones And How To Fix It!

The Problem With Headphones And How To Fix It!

All audio professionals and musicians know it: listening to music on headphones sounds unnatural and causes ear fatigue, whereas the same experience with speakers or when listening to instruments directly …  Read More 

Tip - 5 Reasons To Use PatchWork

5 Reasons To Use PatchWork

Blue Cat Audio’s PatchWork is a plug-in in which you can load up to 64 other plug-ins. How is that useful? Here are five reasons. 1. Easy management and recall …  Read More 

Tip - Detailed Axiom Walkthrough And Review

Detailed Axiom Walkthrough And Review

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

Tip - 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 

Tip - 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 

Tip - Mac OS 10.15 Catalina Status Update

Mac OS 10.15 Catalina Status Update

So Mac OS 10.15 Catalina is finally here! We would like to share with you a quick status update following up our survival guide for Mac OS Catalina. We still …  Read More 

Tip - Mac OS 10.15 Catalina Survival Guide

Mac OS 10.15 Catalina Survival Guide

Apple’s new Mac OS 10.15 Catalina is likely to hit the App Store this week. Here are a few tips on how to survive this new system… Should You Upgrade? …  Read More 

Tip - How To Create AAX Plug-Ins For Pro Tools And Media Composer

How To Create AAX Plug-Ins For Pro Tools And Media Composer

With Plug’n Script 3.2 you can now export your audio and MIDI plug-in creations as AAX plug-ins that can be loaded directly into AVID’s Pro Tools or Media Composer on …  Read More