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Blue Cat's PatchWork
Blue Cat's PatchWork
Product Blue Cat's PatchWork
Developer Blue Cat Audio
Price (MSRP) €59
Type / Tags
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Instrument(s)     
Effect(s)     
Can Host
Instruments
  
Can Host
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Operating
System
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 1.3  Downloads Released
System Requirements
Win XP or newer
 1.3  Downloads Released
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Mac OS 10.5 or newer
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Blue Cat's PatchWork is a universal plug-ins patchbay that can host up to 64 VST or AU plug-ins into any Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) in one instance.

It is possible to chain effects in series or create up to 8 parallel chains that can be activated independently. This lets you create your favorite effects or instruments configurations within the plug-in, without the need for multiple busses. These configurations can be saved as presets and recalled instantly, or shared with multiple DAWs, using any plug-in format (full list below).

Despite the name, you can forget about wires or cables: configuring plug-ins routing is as simple as adding or removing a row or a column in the rack's matrix.

For each plug-in slot, latency compensation, presets management, undo/redo integration, and individual plug-in bypass are included for optimal operation. The plug-in also stores the position of the window for each plug-in so that the layout is restored with your session or saved with presets.

Also, sub plug-ins can be automated or controlled with external control surfaces using Blue Cat's PatchWork parameters mapping capabilities.

The plug-in is available as an audio effect or a virtual instrument so that it can be inserted on any type of track, with up to 8 audio channels.

Input and output level meters are also included to monitor the signal that is dispatched to inserted plug-ins.

Main Features:

  • Configurable VST or Audio Unit plug-ins rack: host up to 64 third party plug-ins or instruments in series or parallel.
  • Available as an effect or virtual instrument.
  • Build your own effects chains: up to 8 "pre" and "post" plug-ins slots to chain plug-ins in series.
  • Parallel processing made easy: up to 8 parallel plug-ins chains, with phase flip and gain controls.
  • Host up to 8 virtual instruments in parallel and mix them within the plug-in.
  • Global Dry/Wet control ("Mix").
  • Parameters Mapping: map sub plug-ins parameters to automate them or use a control surface.
  • Link pre and post gains for automatic gain compensation.
  • Copy and paste plug-ins with their settings between slots.
  • Recall complex processing setups and plug-ins layouts with one click and share them between your DAWs.
  • Input and output levels monitoring.
  • Plug-ins Latency compensation.
  • Supports VST Shell plug-ins.
  • Integrated undo/redo.
  • Fully customizable user interface, with multiple sizes.
Discussion: Active

Discussion

18 January 2014 at 9:20amshadows

This could be a big answer for those who switch between multiple DAWs for clients but want access to complex programming of instruments and effects easily. I use Logic X, Cubase 7.5, Live 9 (all Mac) and Samplitude/Sequoia (PC). I'll get back once I can play with it in my various rigs and see if presets can work well, especially on different OSes.

12 March 2014 at 11:00amTechFlow

No vst3 support= massive fail for me. DDMF Metaplugin DOES offer vst3 support. I bought this software (Blue Cat Patchwork) & I feel ripped off as there was no mention anywhere of vst3 support being excluded. Blue Cat's support team haven't offered a solution pointing me towards the vendor I purchased from to get a refund (who will prob blame Blue Cat). It is an absolute short-fall in the program & omitting one of the most popular plug-in formats makes it virtually unusable for me.

Nameless Blue Cat support, "resources are limited", "you should've used demo", "contact vendor for refund".

12 March 2014 at 11:16amBlue Cat Audio

We are sorry that you feel ripped off. I you had purchased the plug-in from us we could have issued a refund, but we do not have control over the other resellers you may purchase the software from.

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