Blue Cat's PatchWork 1.63 now includes a default user interface for Audio Unit and VST plug-ins that do not provide one. It is also possible to load instruments and effect chains from a MIDI controller, using program change and bank select messages. Additional compatibility improvements for Mac users have been also added (full list below).
- GUI-less plug-ins support: a generic user interface is now provided for VST or AU plug-ins that do not include a graphical editor.
- Presets can now be selected using MIDI Program change and bank select messages (can be activated with the presets menu/MIDI Program Change item).
- Fixed issue with some Audio Unit instruments that did not produce any sound (IK Multimedia, Kontakt...).
- Added log scale support for Audio Unit parameters.
Price: €59 or $79 (VAT excluded). The update is free for existing customers and is available for download from the same page as the initial purchase (link received by email). Demo versions can also be downloaded on www.bluecataudio.com, as a standalone application or in VST, RTAS, AAX, Audio Unit and DirectX plug-ins formats, for both Mac OS X and Windows (32 and 64-bit).