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Blue Cat Audio

Blue Cat Audio develops audio software for musicians and audio professionals. We create real time audio processing plugins for the PC and Mac platforms, in VST, Audio Unit, RTAS, AAX and DirectX formats. The Paris-based company is known for its high-end audio effects and innovative analysis tools that transform digital audio workstations into a professional audio processing environment.

Blue Cat's Freeware Plug-ins Pack

All Blue Cat Audio freeware audio plug-ins gathered together in a single package: the bundle contains a wide range of premium modulation effects, an equalizer, a midi controllable gain suite, as well as analysis tools. This is the ideal package to get started with your favorite digital audio workstation. The entire bundle is free. All plug-ins are available for Mac and PC, in VST, RTAS, AAX, Audio Unit and DirectX plug-in formats, for both 32- and 64-bit architectures.

Includes:

  • Blue Cat's Chorus
  • Blue Cat's Flanger
  • Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst
  • Blue Cat's Gain Suite
  • Blue Cat's Phaser
  • Blue Cat's Stereo Chorus
  • Blue Cat's Stereo Flanger
  • Blue Cat's Triple EQ

Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro

Blue Cat's Digital Peak Meter Pro (DPMP) is a unique audio analysis tool: it includes very flexible and customizable audio meters as well as advanced side chaining control capabilities thanks to its MIDI and automation output. The metering capabilities of the DPMP plug-in let you control and monitor your audio signal exactly the way you want: almost every aspect of the meters can be customized. It now proposes five different scales, including Bob Katz's very popular K-System scales (K-12, K-14, K-16 and also the extra K-10).

  • Digital peak & RMS vu-meter
  • Total control over the metering characteristics
  • Bob Katz's K-System scales support (K-12 / K-14 / K-20 and K-10)
  • Instant, average and maximum audio levels
  • Stereo or mid-side analysis

Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi

Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi is a unique multiple tracks real time spectrum analyzer: it lets you visualize the spectral content of several audio tracks on the same screen with extreme smoothness and high resolution for both time and frequency. It is the ideal solution for mixing: you can use it as a frequency overlap detector and actually see which part of the spectrum every single instrument uses. It is now also possible to easily compare the spectrum of several instances (for EQ matching or response curve measurement) thanks to the new 'Diff' view which displays the difference between several curves.

  • Mono, stereo or mid/side multiple tracks real time spectrum analyzer
  • Unique data sharing technology with multi-core processors support
  • Compute and display the difference between spectra

Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Pro

Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Pro is a real time spectrum analyzer with advanced functionalities. It uses the same smooth algorithms as its little brother (Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst free plug-in): it has been designed to provide extreme smoothness and high resolution for both time and frequency. The frequency analysis can be fine-tuned in details: manage its precision and rate, apply an offset or slope to the measured spectrum. Two thresholding systems are available, and the time response can be changed thanks to the attack and release parameters. Three modes are offered for each channel.

  • Mono, stereo or mid/side real time spectrum analyzer
  • Total control over the analysis parameters, with slope and offset correction
  • Smart interpolation algorithm for extreme display smoothness
  • Spectrum and spectrogram views
  • Animated zoom for all displays

Blue Cat's Liny EQ

Blue Cat's Liny EQ is a 9-band linear phase equalizer. It processes the signal without the usual phase distortion most classical digital EQs produce. Its customizable and wide range of gain (+/- 40 dB per band) makes it suitable for any sound sculpting to subtle final mix equalization task. Additionally, two shapes are available for the filters ("Notch" or "Symmetric"). The Smooth Update mechanism has been included in this plug-in so that you can automate the equalizer in your favorite sequencer or use the MIDI capabilities of your sequencer to control it in real time.

  • Linear phase equalizer
  • Customizable +/- 40 dB range
  • Two different EQ shapes available
  • Automatic gain compensation
  • Very short latency: 2.9ms (128 samples at 44,1 kHz)

Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix

Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix is an extremely powerful all-in-one multiband dynamics processor: it can be used as a multiband compressor, limiter, gate, expander, wave shaper or all combined at once, on any part of the spectrum. The unique dynamics processing section of the Blue Cat's Dynamix plug-in has been streamlined and integrated in this plug-in to process each one of the 5 bands separately. The plug-in provides unique envelope detection capabilities that let one band trigger the dynamics response on others (internal side-chain).

  • Multiband dynamics processor: compressor, gate, limiter, expander, wave shaper
  • Up to 5 bands, with crossover filters from 6 to 60 dB/Oct for optimal separation
  • Unique envelope routing capability for cross-band dynamics effects
  • Dry/wet control for parallel processing

Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer

Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer is a unique plug-in that splits the signal into several frequency bands and lets you mix them as if they were separate tracks. Each band proposes controls that you can find on a mixing console, and more: bypass, mute or solo each band separately to isolate frequencies you want to work on, adjust the gain, the "stereoness" and the position in the stereo field. When manipulating the stereo image, a master mono switch also lets you check mono compatibility. The plug-in also proposes unique linking and grouping options thanks to our multi-instances technology.

  • Multiband mixing console: adjust the levels, panning and "stereoness" of each band
  • Dual Mode: independent left and right or mid and side channels control
  • Multiple instances linking

Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Multi

Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Multi is a unique multiple tracks real time waveform renderer and comparator: it lets you visualize the content of several audio tracks on the same screen and compare them thanks to its X-Y view. The plug-in offers stereo or mid-side channels waveform extraction as well as several synchronization modes. The zooming and precise measurement capabilities let you analyze the waveforms in details, and the XY phase scope view will help you track phase issues within an effect chain or while recording with multiple microphones.

  • Multiple tracks real time oscilloscope
  • Waveform display with loop and flow modes
  • Histogram display
  • Dual channel XY phasescope view (Lissajous) for easy phase cancelation

Blue Cat's Parametr'EQ

Blue Cat's Parametr'EQ is a 7-band parametric equalizer combining the advantages of both the digital and analog worlds. Its special non-linear and oversampling features let you easily simulate the compression and distortion that may occur in an analog EQ or on the contrary obtain a very clean and transparent digital EQ. The plug-in includes a low shelf/low cut filter, a high shelf/high cut filter and 5 boost/cut band filters. An optional brickwall limiter has been added to the output to protect your ears and monitors. ·        

  • True WYSIWYG 7 bands parametric equalizer
  • Filters designed after analog circuits
  • Non linear modeling: add some warmth or analog distortion to each EQ stage
  • Output brickwall limiter
  • Output peak mete

Blue Cat's Remote Control

Blue Cat's Remote Control is a set of plug-ins which let you control and monitor in real time several MIDI controllable plug-ins or devices from a single customizable user interface: the user interface of your favorite DirectX or VST plug-in does not satisfy you? This product was designed for you.

  • Virtual MIDI control surface & monitoring tool
  • Control or monitor plug-ins or external MIDI devices in real time
  • Customize the controls response curve with advanced settings
  • Create your own DAW controller thanks to Blue Cat's Skinning Language
  • MIDI learn

Blue Cat's StereoScope Multi

Blue Cat's StereoScope Multi is a unique tool to compare the stereo image of several tracks in real time. It is the ideal solution for mixing: you can actually see which part of the stereo field every single instrument uses. It can also be used to analyze an effect chain and see how audio effects influence the stereo image of your content.

  • Multiple tracks real time stereo field analyzer
  • Unique data sharing technology with multi-core processors support
  • Compute & display the difference between curves
  • Animated zoom for all views
  • Precise measurement capabilities

Blue Cat's StereoScope Pro

Blue Cat's StereoScope Pro is a real time stereo field analyzer with multiple views and MIDI/automation output capabilities. It is a powerful help to analyze how the audio signal is spread in the stereo field, and you can easily detect potential phase and mono compatibilities issues. The stereo analysis can be controlled in details, and the precise measurements capabilities combined with the zoomable displays let you monitor what is exactly happening. Choose your preferred view for your needs.

  • Real time stereo image analyzer
  • Three detailed views: stereo image, "stereogram" and output parameters
  • Animated zoom for all views
  • Precise measurement capabilities
  • 3D waterfall view with full 3D control

Blue Cat's Protector

Blue Cat's Protector is a 0 dB stereo brickwall limiter with adjustable dynamics response. It will typically find its place on the master bus of your DAW to protect your audio output from overshoot, limit the general volume and improve the perceived loudness, thanks to a very transparent frequency response. Despite its very simple set of controls, it offers a wide range of sounds and it is also suitable as a track limiter for more creative effects such as distortion, pumping or heavy limiting.

  • 0 dB brickwall peak limiter and waveshaper
  • Continuous control of the dynamics response
  • Stereo link control
  • Large audio levels and gain reduction meters
  • Side chaining capability