Blue Cat Audio has released Blue Cat's Remote Control 3.0, a new version of their virtual control surface plug-in that can be used to control multiple plug-ins or MIDI-compatible devices from a single user interface.
This new version has a brand new user interface (fully scalable) and adds compatibility with recent systems (including native Apple Silicon). It also brings many new features and improvements (details below), such as new skins with new controls.
New in Blue Cat's Remote Control 3.0:
- Brand new GUI design, with improved usability and touchscreen support.
- The GUI can now be zoomed from 70% to 200%.
- New skins with new controls.
- Now packaged as a single plug-in.
- The plug-in now sends MIDI CC events only when parameters change or a new preset is loaded.
- Now supports retina displays on Mac.
- VST: the user interface is now properly resized in Cubase on Windows.
- New installer on Mac.
- Brand new presets management system.
- Presets can now be selected using MIDI Program change and bank select messages (can be activated with the presets menu/MIDI Program Change item), or MIDI CC events for next/previous preset.
- Copy/paste the plug-in's current state from the presets menu using the system clipboard.
- Full Unicode Support.
- Updated demo limitations: up to 5 instances allowed, bypass time changed to half a second, and bypass parameter is not affected anymore.
- Apple Silicon (M1 processor) support.
- Now compatible with MacOS Catalina and Big Sur.
- VST3 plug-in format support.
- Dropped support for Windows XP and Mac OS X 10.8 and earlier.
- Dropped support for legacy RTAS and DirectX plug-ins formats.
The upgrade is free for all existing customers (a link can be found on the full version download page of the plug-in received upon purchase). A special introduction price (25% off the plug-in) is available to new customers until January 9th, 2022, while registered Blue Cat Audio customers are granted an extra discount during the same period. Demo versions are available for download on www.bluecataudio.com, in most popular plug-in formats for Mac and PC.
- Free upgrade for existing customers.
- 36 EUR/USD instead of 49 (25% off) until January 9th, 2022.
- Intel or M1 Mac running Mac OS 10.9 or newer.
- PC running Windows Vista or newer.