Blue Cat Audio has announced the availability of its first Mac audio processing and analysis plugins: the release is scheduled for Q4 2008, together with a massive update of the Windows (DX and VST) versions. The Mac plugins will be available initially in VST format, with an Audio Unit release scheduled soon after. The plugins will be available as Universal Binaries and will require Mac OS X Leopard (10.5).
A public beta program has already started for the free plugins (see below), and official commercial releases are expected later this year. The upgrade to the new versions will be free for existing customers who will have access to both Windows and Mac plugins. The company plans to port all its plugins (26 products) to the Mac platform before the end of Q1 2009.
Blue Cat's Freeware Pack Mac Beta
Blue Cat Audio has launched a public beta version of its freeware VST audio plugins bundle. The Blue Cat's Freeware Pack bundle contains 11 free plugins: a spectrum analyzer, an EQ, gain utilities with unique multiple instances linking capabilities, and several modulation effects. All are Universal Binary VST plugins, with full Cocoa user interface. Audio Units versions are expected later this year. Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) is required.
Blue Cat's Freeware Pack Plugins:
- Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst (spectrum analyzer).
- Blue Cat's Triple EQ.
- Blue Cat's Gain Suite.
- Blue Cat's Chorus and Stereo Chorus.
- Blue Cat's Flanger and Stereo Flanger.
- Blue Cat's Phaser.