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Blue Cat Audio updates Mixing and Metering Plug-ins

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Blue Cat Audio has released a free update for its mixing and metering plug-ins, including Apple Silicon support and many improvements and fixes.

This new release includes updates for a wide range of audio tools: Blue Cat Audio's dynamics processors and eqs, all its audio analysis and metering plug-ins, including the multitrack analyzers. And also Blue Cat's Destructor, a multi-purpose distortion and dynamics modeler that can also be used as a channel strip or an amp simulator, and the unique MB-7 Mixer plug-in that can transform any plug-in into a multiband processor. This is a recommended free update for all registered users.

For new customers, a special re-introduction price (up to 40% off) is available until November 19th, and other Blue Cat Audio customers are being sent special offers by email. Demo versions can be downloaded on www.bluecataudio.com, in most popular plug-in formats for Mac and PC.

What's New for All Plug-Ins:

  • Single Installer on Mac (all plug-ins formats).

What's new for Dynamics Processors and Audio Analysis & Metering Plug-Ins:

  • Apple Silicon (M1 processor) support.
  • Dropped 32-bit support on Mac.
  • Now requires MacOS 10.9 and newer.
  • Arrow keys can now be used to navigate presets.
  • 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.
  • Improved smooth plug-in bypass (faster and smoother transition).
  • Unicode support.
  • Reduced the number of threads used by the plug-in.
  • Reduced memory footprint.
  • Windows: improved GUI loading performance.
  • VST3: fixed random crash in Ableton Live 11 upon load.
  • Mac Audio Unit: fixed plug-in listing in some host applications (Plogue Bidule).

What's New For Dynamics Processors:

  • Mac Audio Unit: fixed plug-in listing in some host applications (Plogue Bidule).
  • Mac: fixed GUI performance issues on native P3 displays and improved performance on other displays.
  • Mac: fixed mouse wheel that required large movements to change parameter values.
  • Mac: fixed mouse cursor flickering issues.
  • Mac: fixed Esc key not closing fine edit parameter dialog.

What's New For Destructor 1.61:

  • Fixed issue with volume knob in EZ mode not using the right parameter in some cases.

What's New for MB-7 Mixer 3.41:

  • Apple Silicon (M1 processor) support.
  • Dropped 32-bit support on Mac.
  • Now requires MacOS 10.9 and newer.
  • Improved MIDI & automation control settings with lock, reset and "save as global setting" capabilities.
  • Fixed issues with Wah and Pitch Bender effects when using cheap MIDI controllers not updating values fast enough.
  • VST3: fixed random crash in Ableton Live 11 upon load.
  • Fixed a crash when loading some VST3 plug-ins that define a bypass parameter beyond the last automatable parameter.

What's New For Liny EQ 5.2:

  • Refreshed GUI design, with improved usability and touchscreen support.
  • The GUI can now be zoomed from 70% to 200%.
  • New high resolution graphics for knobs.
  • Now supports retina displays on Mac (high resolution).
  • Last loaded preset is now remembered in session and displayed in the presets menu.
  • Plug-in state can now be reverted to the last loaded preset.
  • Improved MIDI & automation control settings with lock, reset and "save as global setting" capabilities.
  • MIDI Program Change preference is now saved into session instead of global preferences, so each instance can now use different MIDI channels. It is also saved in the user default preset.
  • VST3: added program change support for VST3 plug-in format.
  • Mac: faster GUI rendering on recent Mac OS systems (up to 8x faster).
  • Spectrum analysis is now performed in the background and does not affect audio performance.
  • Level meters, spectrum analyzers and tuner stop processing when the user interface is closed, reducing CPU usage.
  • Reduced disk footprint.
  • Full Unicode Support.
  • Mac: new installer.
  • Updated demo limitations: up to 5 instances allowed, bypass time changed to half a second, and bypass parameter is not affected anymore.
  • VST: the user interface is now properly resized in Cubase on Windows.
  • VST3: fixed random crashes in Ableton Live 11 when inserting the plug-in.
  • Mac: Fixed keyboard not responding in registration panel in some host applications (LUNA, Garage Band...).
  • Mac: Fixed demo version that could hang Logic when reloading projects using the plug-in.
  • Mac Audio Unit: fixed plug-in listing in some host applications (Plogue Bidule).
  • Now compatible with Mac OS Catalina, Big Sur and Newer.
  • Dropped support for Windows XP and Mac OS X 10.8 and earlier.
  • Dropped 32-bit support on Mac.
  • Dropped support for legacy RTAS and DirectX plug-ins formats.

System requirements:

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

Pricing (promotion available until November 19th, 2021):

  • Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro 4.3:(-20%) 79 €/$.
  • Blue Cat's Destructor 1.61 (-20%) 79 €/$.
  • Blue Cat's Dynamics 4.4 (-23%) 99 €/$.
  • Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi 2.3 (-20%) 79 €/$.
  • Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Pro 2.1 (-25%) 74 €/$.
  • Blue Cat's Liny EQ 5.2 (-40%) 59 €/$.
  • Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix 2.2 (-33%) 99 €/$.
  • Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 3.31 (-23%) 99 €/$.
  • Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Multi 2.3 (-20%) 39 €/$.
  • Blue Cat's Protector 2.3 (-40%) 47 €/$.
  • Blue Cat's StereoScope Multi 2.3 (-20%) 79 €/$.
  • Blue Cat's StereoScope Pro 2.1 (-25%) 74 €/$.
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