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Blue Cat Audio
3418 posts since 7 Sep, 2004, from Paris (France)
Dear KVR Members,

We are happy to announce Destructor 1.3, a free update for our distortion and amp simulation plug-in.

This new version of the plug-in includes a new minimized amp-style view, multiple performance enhancements, new clean guitar amp presets and several other improvements (full list below).

The update is free for existing customers, available from the same location as the original download (link received by email upon purchase). If you do not have the plug-in yet, check out the demo versions available on http://www.bluecataudio.com or our Destructor videos.

New in Blue Cat's Destructor v1.3:
- New minimized view (displays only the main "Guitar Amp-style" controls).
- New clean guitar amp presets.
- Faster GUI loading / instantaneous GUI display after it has been opened once.
- Limiter on/off state is now independent from presets ("always locked").
- UI lock now also includes control settings display (green arrows).
- Performance and memory usage improvements (both GUI and DSP).
- Improved automation recording (and undo) in many host applications when controlling the plug-in with MIDI.
- Fixed: changing bypass in the Audio Unit version did not update host application's bypass state.
- Win: fixed copy/paste that sometimes stopped working until next app restart.

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

Last edited by Blue Cat Audio on Tue May 15, 2018 7:42 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Blue Cat Audio
3418 posts since 7 Sep, 2004, from Paris (France)

Postby Blue Cat Audio; Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:33 am Re: Blue Cat's Destructor 1.3 Distortion and Amp Sim Plug-in Released

By the way, there are new videos showing Blue Cat's Destructor 1.3 in action, you might want to check them out:

Blue Cat's Destructor on guitars, bass and drums:
Blue Cat's Destructor for guitarists:

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Blue Cat Audio
3418 posts since 7 Sep, 2004, from Paris (France)

Postby Blue Cat Audio; Tue May 15, 2018 7:41 am Blue Cat's Destructor 1.32 Distortion and Amp Sim Plug-in Released

Blue Cat's Destructor has just been updated to v1.32! This free update includes the new randomize feature and all the new factory presets that were created for the release of Axiom.

As usual the update can be downloaded from the same location as the original full version (link received by email upon purchase).

Also, we have created a presets sharing thread in our forum if you want to share your distortion and amp sim presets with the community.
6440 posts since 6 Oct, 2004
I never underestimate the value of a good randomizer :hyper:
The old CamelCrusher/CM Fuzz app was/is a delight,
just a panel with simple compressor, filter, distortion,
wet/dry mix, with a volume knob, but highly effective.

I hope this update will work it's way into a new Axiom installer
or update procedure. U-he made a randomizer script,
which you would place in a preset folder. Choose a preset,
then choose the script like you were picking a new preset,
and it would randomize the previous sound, with the nice
caveat that you could modify the percentage of change to
the parameters as desired, so a beloved sound could
be placed in a folder with the script at 10%, and make
new sounds surrounding and hopefully bettering the one
that is loved.

I noticed last night that Pianoteq has added a randomizer,
their take was left-click the button to randomize,
or right-click for a lighter randomization. I look forward
to using your incarnation. But all this great new software,
and still just 24 hours in a day. Something has to give,
it can't just go on this way...
862 posts since 2 Aug, 2017, from San Diego, CA
Definitely digging the randomize feature. :tu:

For a plugin with this kind of depth, it's a fun way to find new settings or tones or at least have a starting point for something new.
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Blue Cat Audio
3418 posts since 7 Sep, 2004, from Paris (France)
It's indeed a good way to break habits and discover new soundscapes (not only for guitar amps but distortion and non-linear effects in general).

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