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Blue Cat Audio
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3329 posts since 7 Sep, 2004, from Paris (France)

Postby Blue Cat Audio; Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:37 am New Blue Cat's Axiom Software & Axe Pack Bundle Now Available!

Dear KVR Members,

We are very excited to announce the release of Blue Cat's Axiom, our new comprehensive and open multi effects processor and amp simulation software for guitar and bass, and a new software bundle, the "Axe Pack".

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As announced earlier this year at NAMM, with its dual amp simulation channels based on the innovative Destructor engine, its 40 built-in effects and the ability to load third party plug-ins, Axiom offers an infinite number of amp models and effects that can be tweaked indefinitely.

Amp models can be chosen from hundreds of presets, or personalized with the amp editor that offers complete control over all the parameters. Axiom also includes a built-in version of Blue Cat's Late Replies for creative delays and reverbs, and a built-in version of Blue Cat's Destructor to create your own distortion pedals, cabinets or additional amp simulations.

Blue Cat's Axiom is available as a standalone application or plug-in (VST, VST3, AAX, Audio unit) for Mac and Windows, and can be purchased independently, or within the new Axe Pack bundle: this new software bundle for guitar & Bass gathers the new Axiom and full versions of the Destructor, Late Replies and PatchWork plug-ins (that can be used outside of Axiom).

We have an introduction offer for both Axiom or the Axe Pack bundle until May 19th (details below), and there are also several upgrade paths for registered customers. You can download demo versions and check out our videos to get a better idea!

Blue Cat's Axiom Main Features:
- Powerful and unlimited multi-effects processor and amp modeling software for guitar and bass.
- Realistic and fully customizable amp simulation based on Blue Cat's Destructor.
- Flexible routing: 2 parallel amp simulation channels with effects + input and master sections.
- 40 high quality built-in effects: wah, delays, reverb, pitch bender, EQ, filters, distortion units, compressor, gate, chorus, flanger...
- Includes Blue Cat's Destructor and Late Replies as built-in effects.
- Built-in high precision tuner.
- Open and extensible: load any third party VST, VST3 or Audio Unit (AU) plug-in.
- Delivered with thousands of presets for all sections and built-in effects.
- Load third party virtual instruments to play along.
- Global stereo spread control.
- Lock sections to prevent changes when loading presets.
- No latency.

System requirements:
- Intel Mac running Mac OS 10.7 or newer.
- PC running Windows Vista or newer.

Pricing:
Blue Cat's Axiom: $149 or 149 EUR instead of 199 (25% off until May 19th)
Blue Cat's Axe Pack: $249 or 249 EUR instead of 299 (16.5% off until May 19th)
Upgrade Offers: See our Axiom and Axe Pack upgrade paths.

And the final word goes to Martin Miller, who checked out our preview of Axiom earlier this week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHnvLcWFqF4
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Robert Randolph
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Postby Robert Randolph; Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:50 am Re: New Blue Cat's Axiom Software & Axe Pack Bundle Now Available!

Buy, buy, buy!
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Postby glokraw; Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:26 am Re: New Blue Cat's Axiom Software & Axe Pack Bundle Now Available!

After using the demo for a while, I can't find anything
about the setup I don't like* The integration of Destructor
and Late Replies is wonderful, the plugin loading from one's trove
of vsts works fine, the sound changes in the expected/hoped-for ways
when the controls are moved, and the gui is very readable.
I'd say it's one of the best audio software products ever made.
And it runs fine in my Reaper-wine linux setups.,
(edit: actually the demo runs fine in my linux,
but the commercial product so far at least,
won't scan in my linux/reaper attempts.
Likely there are competing vc++ versions
to be sorted. So I'm using the demo for discovery,
and the full version in win 7, as needed.)

*I've already complained about nested menus when there are
lots of presets, so I won't rate Axiom an 11 out of 10,
but rather just buy it, and let the fun begin

:dog: no brainer :dog:
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Igro
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Postby Igro; Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:27 am Re: New Blue Cat's Axiom Software & Axe Pack Bundle Now Available!

Why it is marketed for guitarists?
Can I increase the size of the plugin?
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Blue Cat Audio
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3329 posts since 7 Sep, 2004, from Paris (France)

Postby Blue Cat Audio; Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:00 am Re: New Blue Cat's Axiom Software & Axe Pack Bundle Now Available!

Igro wrote:Why it is marketed for guitarists?

Maybe simply because it was designed by and for guitarists & bassists? :lol:

Can I increase the size of the plugin?

Yes, the GUI can be zoomed from 70% to 200%.
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Blue Cat Audio
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Postby Blue Cat Audio; Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:03 am Re: New Blue Cat's Axiom Software & Axe Pack Bundle Now Available!

glokraw wrote:After using the demo for a while, I can't find anything
about the setup I don't like* The integration of Destructor
and Late Replies is wonderful, the plugin loading from one's trove
of vsts works fine, the sound changes in the expected/hoped-for ways
when the controls are moved, and the gui is very readable.
I'd say it's one of the best audio software products ever made.
And it runs fine in my Reaper-wine linux setups.

*I've already complained about nested menus when there are
lots of presets, so I won't rate Axiom an 11 out of 10,
but rather just buy it, and let the fun begin
:dog: no brainer :dog:

Thanks! :hail:

Maybe you don't, but the software actually goes to 11... :lol:
tapiodmitriyevich
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Postby tapiodmitriyevich; Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:44 am Re: New Blue Cat's Axiom Software & Axe Pack Bundle Now Available!

Target audience does not have to be limited. I wish your plugins would allow for internal parameter modulation. But still great stuff.
glokraw
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Postby glokraw; Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:39 pm Re: New Blue Cat's Axiom Software & Axe Pack Bundle Now Available!

Just fishing around and combining the presets from the bundled Late Replies and Destructor, it's impossible not to hit great new combinations, especially as familiarity
with them grows and the possibilities start surging.
More traditional uses are right up front in a gui
that doesn't hide the fundamentals, and makes it
easy to polish them for great results.

As for being targeted for guitars, just grab
a 90's synth or rompler, a basic XG keyboard,
or a dusty old drum machine, dig in,
and savor the transformational growl,
motion and ambience at hand.
I'm loving this Axiom on my
ancient QS8 synth, and software Korg M1.
Cheers
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Blue Cat Audio
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Postby Blue Cat Audio; Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:02 pm Re: New Blue Cat's Axiom Software & Axe Pack Bundle Now Available!

:tu:

As with most gear/software designed for guitar, it will indeed work very well with other sources.
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Postby Tappistry; Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:36 pm Re: New Blue Cat's Axiom Software & Axe Pack Bundle Now Available!

tapiodmitriyevich wrote:Target audience does not have to be limited. I wish your plugins would allow for internal parameter modulation. But still great stuff.

Almost all BC plugins support MIDI sidechaining/parameter modulation between their plugins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=litWpJUvypE
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Blue Cat Audio
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Postby Blue Cat Audio; Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:37 am Re: New Blue Cat's Axiom Software & Axe Pack Bundle Now Available!

Tappistry wrote: Almost all BC plugins support MIDI sidechaining/parameter modulation between their plugins.

Yes and you can indeed quickly route from one plug-in to another in Axiom using the internal MIDI ports. However it is not as convenient as direct parameter modulation.
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Postby acousticglue; Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:53 am Re: New Blue Cat's Axiom Software & Axe Pack Bundle Now Available!

It did throw me on demo of the octaver looking like an amp rather than pedal. Then i watched video that explains that.

What is removed of Destructor and Late Replies from Axiom?

I already build my rigs in fashion of the host. What benefit besides your plugins does this provide as well? Just asking
tapiodmitriyevich
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Postby tapiodmitriyevich; Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:55 am Re: New Blue Cat's Axiom Software & Axe Pack Bundle Now Available!

Blue Cat Audio wrote:
Tappistry wrote: Almost all BC plugins support MIDI sidechaining/parameter modulation between their plugins.

Yes and you can indeed quickly route from one plug-in to another in Axiom using the internal MIDI ports. However it is not as convenient as direct parameter modulation.

Yes, the way I see it. Direct modulation from inside or Bitwig "Modulators" style is convenient, midi cc adventures... ugh... not so much. Not at all.... Studio One...
glokraw
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Postby glokraw; Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:52 pm Re: New Blue Cat's Axiom Software & Axe Pack Bundle Now Available!

acousticglue wrote:What is removed of Destructor and Late Replies from Axiom?

There's an option in Axioms plugin loader to display the
full versions of Late Replies/Destructor,
and as far as I can tell in a few hours, there are no
limitations. But prefer confirmation from Bluecat themselves.
Cheers
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Robert Randolph
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Postby Robert Randolph; Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:03 pm Re: New Blue Cat's Axiom Software & Axe Pack Bundle Now Available!

Late Replies and Destructor are full in Axiom. There's no deficiencies other than you need to load them in Axiom.

If you buy the axe pack then you get the normal versions to use via vst/au/aax
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