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Blue Cat Audio updates Free Plug-Ins - Apple Silicon Support and more

Blue Cat Audio

Blue Cat Audio has released an update for all its free plug-ins, adding Apple Silicon support, among several improvements.

The new versions of the 7 free plug-ins now support the new Apple M1, M1X and M1 Pro processors natively, for optimal performance and compatibility. The update also includes improvements in its MIDI implementation, performance tweaks, and several fixes for the VST3 plug-in format (details below). It is a recommended (free) update, fully compatible with the previous versions of the plug-ins.

All these free plug-ins (Blue Cat's Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, FreqAnalyst, Gain Suite, Triple EQ and Free Amp) are available separately or as part of the "Blue Cat's Freeware Pack" bundle. They are 100% free and do not require any registration, dongle, or mailing list subscription (as explained here. They can be downloaded freely on www.bluecataudio.com.

What's New In All 7 Free Plug-Ins:

  • Native Apple Silicon (M1 processor) support.
  • Dropped 32-bit support on Mac.
  • Now requires MacOS 10.9 and newer.
  • Added MIDI control support (MIDI CC messages) for Next and Previous Preset commands, with MIDI learn.
  • Improved MIDI & automation control settings with lock, reset and "save as global setting" capabilities.
  • Unicode support.
  • Reduced the number of threads used by the plug-in.
  • Reduced memory footprint.
  • VST3: fixed random crash in Ableton Live 11 upon load.
  • VST3: fixed parameters update issues in Studio One when bouncing tracks.

Price: Free.

System requirements:

  • Intel or Apple Silicon Mac running Mac OS 10.9 or newer.
  • PC running Windows Vista or newer.
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