Blue Cat Audio is a privately held company based in Paris. It was founded by Guillaume Jeulin: musician, software engineer, and audio fanatic. Blue Cat focuses on providing flexible and powerful audio tools for musicians and audio professionals.
They believe that thanks to its flexibility, scalability, and affordability, software is the preferred solution for any audio production needs. It opens up new possibilities that are changing the way people create and process sounds, and Blue Cat is at the forefront.
Blue Cat Audio Freeware Pack
To celebrate the end of 2020, Blue Cat Audio has released an update for all its free plugins. The new versions of the freeware include several new features, plus many performance and compatibility improvements and fixes. The recommended (free!) update is fully compatible with the previous versions of the plugins.
All these free plugins (Blue Cat’s Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, FreqAnalyst, Gain Suite, Triple EQ, and Free Amp) are available separately or as part of the Blue Cat’s Freeware Pack II bundle. They are 100% free and do not require any registration, dongle, or mailing list subscription. They can be easily downloaded and used right away.
At the same time, Blue Cat Audio also launched year-end promotions, with up to 40% off audio plugins and applications until January 5th. Existing customers are granted an extra 10% discount during the year-end promotions period, with a coupon received by email.
What’s New in All Free Plugins:
- Arrow keys can now be used to navigate presets.
- Improved plugin bypass (faster and smoother transition).
- New high-resolution graphics for knobs.
- Reduced disk footprint.
- Misc DSP performance enhancements.
- Windows: improved GUI loading performance.
- Mac Audio Unit: fixed plugin listing in some host applications (Plogue Bidule).
- Mac: fixed GUI performance issues on native P3 displays and improved performance on other displays.
- Mac: fixed mouse wheel that required large movements to change parameter values.
- Mac: fixed mouse cursor flickering issues.
- Mac: fixed Esc key not closing fine edit parameter dialog.
Blue Cat’s Chorus
From a light ensemble to a deep destructive modulation effect, Blue Cat’s Chorus can do just about anything!
The Chorus effect was originally designed to simulate several voices, just as if several persons were playing together the same notes, but with a variable delay between them. This is one of the typical effects that you can get with Blue Cat’s Chorus.
Blue Cat’s Flanger
Very famous during the ’70s and ’80s, the Flanger effect can be used on almost anything: drums, voices synths, guitars, etc. This one ranges from subtle to a deep alien-like effect.
The stereo version also lets you smoothly transform it into a stereo flanging effect with a single knob. Push the “Spread” slider and hear the difference. The effect swirls around your head, and the sound spread out into the stereo field.
Blue Cat’s Free Amp
Blue Cat’s Free Amp is a guitar amp simulation plugin offering three amp models created with the acclaimed Blue Cat Destructor amp simulation modeler.
Inspired by legendary guitar amplifiers from the real world, the included “classic clean”, “classic drive,” and “modern drive” amp models cover a wide range of guitar amp tones, from clean vintage sounds to modern high gain metal tones.
Operating the plugin is extremely simple: load it in your favorite host application, choose a preset or an amp model, and play! Like on a real guitar amp, you can tweak the frequency response with the included EQ and adjust the amount of drive.
With version 1.1, you can also load your own impulse responses (IR).
Blue Cat’s FreqAnalyst
Blue Cat’s FreqAnalyst is a free spectrum analyzer plugin that lets you monitor the spectral content of your audio signal in real time. Extremely useful on individual tracks or even the mix bus to see the overall content of your mix.
This plug-in has been designed to provide extreme smoothness and high resolution for both time and frequency. Unlike most spectrum analyzers, Blue Cat’s FreqAnalyst is able to display continuous variations even with a very high frequency resolution, thanks to its unique smooth interpolation algorithm.
Blue Cat’s Gain Suite
This plugin suite is a series of gain utilities which let you control the volume of one or several audio tracks simultaneously, in real time.
The package provides a single channel (mono or stereo) as well as a dual channel version with mid/side capabilities for independent control of the left and right or mid and side channels. It can be very useful for stereo widening/narrowing your stereo tracks.
Blue Cat’s Phaser
Modeled after vintage analog phaser circuits, Blue Cat’s Phaser reproduces this old vintage phasing effect that you can find on so many recordings, but with the precision of modern digital processing techniques.
You can choose to apply up to 32 phasing stages, pushing the model to its limits, or create a subtle phasing effect with wet and feedback parameters set to a few percentage points. You can also control the phase of the signal in the wet and feedback paths, which extends the possibilities of the original model.
On the stereo version, the additional “spread” control lets you obtain deep stereo widening phasing effects as well.
Blue Cat’s Triple EQ
Blue Cat’s Triple EQ is a 3-band semi-parametric equalizer that can be controlled like a single filter, with a customizable shape.
This free EQ includes a low-shelf filter, a high-shelf filter, and a boost/cut peak filter. Its wide range of gain (+/-40 dB per band) and bandwidth (.01 to 5 Octave) makes it very versatile to create any filter shape. The three filters are linked together so that when you change the center frequency or the bandwidth, the parameters of the three filters are modified accordingly: you can control the entire equalizer characteristics with a single mouse click.
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