Celebrating Guitar Month: Axiom, Destructor and Free Amp Updated / Special Offers

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KVRAF
3459 posts since 8 Sep, 2004 from Paris (France)

Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:06 am

October is going to be the Guitar Month @ Blue Cat Audio!

We are releasing today free updates for Axiom, Destructor and the Free Amp plug-in. This update mainly brings drag and drop support for Axiom (full details here) and adds an impulse response loader to all three products: you can now load your own cabinet or reverb impulse responses (IR) into Destructor, Axiom or the Free Amp and tweak them to your taste. Check them out!

At this occasion, we are doing special promotions on guitar software (up to 25% off) until the end of the month. Don't miss the opportunity, we do not have sales very often!

And do not forget our guitar software giveaway: post your video or vote for participants!

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(As usual updates are available from the full version download page, available from the link received by email upon purchase).

Enjoy!

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KVRAF
3459 posts since 8 Sep, 2004 from Paris (France)

Re: Celebrating Guitar Month: Axiom, Destructor and Free Amp Updated / Special Offers

Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:56 am

Also, check out our new video tutorials for Axiom and the free guitar presets for Axiom, Destructor and Free Amp!

To give you an idea, here is a glimpse of the free Metal presets pack for Axiom and Destructor:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE_6jWxVqFY

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cturner
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346 posts since 7 Dec, 2009 from GWB

Re: Celebrating Guitar Month: Axiom, Destructor and Free Amp Updated / Special Offers

Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:51 am

Ok, so the ability to load IRs in both Pre and Post Filters is completely insane. What a wonderful new feature. I'm having a bit of a time getting my head around a curve that's both the result of convolution and EQ, but I'm sure all will be clear with experience. The ability to further effect the IR curve with the existing equalizers seems very powerful. Congratulations, and all the best!
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KVRAF
3459 posts since 8 Sep, 2004 from Paris (France)

Re: Celebrating Guitar Month: Axiom, Destructor and Free Amp Updated / Special Offers

Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:11 pm

Thanks! Glad that you like it! Have you also tried shifting the IR? It gives pretty good results too!

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morelia
KVRAF
4190 posts since 16 May, 2002 from Brisbane , Australia

Re: Celebrating Guitar Month: Axiom, Destructor and Free Amp Updated / Special Offers

Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:41 pm

Destructor and Axiom full version downloads failing. Have lost count of number of failed downloads. Up to date Firefox.
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KVRAF
3459 posts since 8 Sep, 2004 from Paris (France)

Re: Celebrating Guitar Month: Axiom, Destructor and Free Amp Updated / Special Offers

Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:49 pm

There is indeed quite a bit of traffic on the website, however downloads are fine here. Do you get any error message when the download is interrupted? There could be network issues between our servers and Australia (that's on the other side of the earth after all). By the way, which version have you been trying to download?

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morelia
KVRAF
4190 posts since 16 May, 2002 from Brisbane , Australia

Re: Celebrating Guitar Month: Axiom, Destructor and Free Amp Updated / Special Offers

Post Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:51 am

Axiom 1.1 and Destructor 1.4. No error, just failed downloads.
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KVRAF
3459 posts since 8 Sep, 2004 from Paris (France)

Re: Celebrating Guitar Month: Axiom, Destructor and Free Amp Updated / Special Offers

Post Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:53 am

Actually I meant "which formats and platforms"? Just in case there would be a problem wit the files on the server...

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morelia
KVRAF
4190 posts since 16 May, 2002 from Brisbane , Australia

Re: Celebrating Guitar Month: Axiom, Destructor and Free Amp Updated / Special Offers

Post Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:48 am

I managed to get them using Chrome so maybe it has better download management for shaky downloads. Win x64 plugin and standalone where available. All good now.
My Music >>> °morelia ° Intel Core i5 750 2.66GHz, 12gb, Windows 7 (64), Focusrite Saffire 6 USB

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cturner
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346 posts since 7 Dec, 2009 from GWB

Re: Celebrating Guitar Month: Axiom, Destructor and Free Amp Updated / Special Offers

Post Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:12 am

Blue Cat Audio wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:11 pm
Thanks! Glad that you like it! Have you also tried shifting the IR? It gives pretty good results too!
Saw this about a hour ago on GS. Looks wild. Eager to try it out this morning.
Tranzistow Tutorials: http://vze26m98.net/tranzistow/
Xenakis in America: http://oneblockavenue.net

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cturner
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Re: Celebrating Guitar Month: Axiom, Destructor and Free Amp Updated / Special Offers

Post Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:27 am

For some reason I didn't notice those controls when I was working with impulses yesterday.

I realize you haven't updated the Destructor manual, but could you say a bit about how you handle the sample rates of the IRs? I work at 96Khz session rate, so what rate does Destructor use if the IR sample rate is also 96Khz? And what happens when there's a mismatch between the IR sample rate and session rate? Up/downsample?
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KVRAF
3459 posts since 8 Sep, 2004 from Paris (France)

Re: Celebrating Guitar Month: Axiom, Destructor and Free Amp Updated / Special Offers

Post Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:38 am

There is indeed nothing about this in the manual because it should be seamless: the IR is loaded and stored using its nominal sample rate, and if it does not correspond to the sample rate used for processing, it is re-sampled accordingly, on the fly (up or down).

It means that if you save the current state as a preset and reload it later in another session with another sample rate, it should work fine, without any loss in quality.

And if you want to avoid re-sampling, just load an IR file that has the same sample rate as your session.

Hope this helps!

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cturner
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Re: Celebrating Guitar Month: Axiom, Destructor and Free Amp Updated / Special Offers

Post Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:51 am

Excellent, thank you!
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Xenakis in America: http://oneblockavenue.net

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KVRian
879 posts since 3 Aug, 2017 from San Diego, CA

Re: Celebrating Guitar Month: Axiom, Destructor and Free Amp Updated / Special Offers

Post Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:39 am

So just to be clear on the new IR loading feature:

The IR/Mix knob controls the blend of the IR and post-EQ filter curve that's already present? So all the way left would be no IR, all the way to the right is full IR and no post-eq?

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KVRAF
3459 posts since 8 Sep, 2004 from Paris (France)

Re: Celebrating Guitar Month: Axiom, Destructor and Free Amp Updated / Special Offers

Post Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:54 am

No it only controls the blend of the IR. 0% is no IR, 100% is full IR. It does not impact the EQ settings.

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