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Blue Cat Audio has released Blue Cat's Freeware Pack II, a redesign of its free audio plug-ins for Mac and PC.

This release brings new plug-ins to the bundle (dual channel EQ, stereo phaser), as well as redesigned versions of the existing plug-ins: new user interfaces, a new presets management system, new MIDI and automation mapping capabilities, new presets, Windows AAX support, and more (details below).


The plug-ins are available for download for free as a single bundle or separately on www.bluecataudio.com, in VST, RTAS, AAX, Audio Unit and DirectX formats (32 and 64-bit).


What’s new in Blue Cat’s Freeware Pack II:

– New Plug-ins included:

  •   A dual channels EQ is now included in Blue Cat’s Triple EQ, with both left/right and mid/side capabilities.
  •   The stereo version of Blue Cat’s Phaser is now free and included.

– Streamlined plug-ins collection: plug-ins have been grouped together for simpler install and usage.

– New features:

  •   New user interface.
  •   New integrated presets manager:

    + Load/save presets from the plug-in’s user interface.

    + Organize presets with folders.

    + Customize the default preset.

    + Exchange presets easily.

  •   Automation range and response curve can now be customized for each parameter.
  •   Automation and MIDI settings (channel, MIDI learn etc.) are now accessible from the main user interface.
  •   AAX plug-in format is now also supported on Windows.


  •   Plug-in name has been shortened for a clearer display in mixer view for most host applications.
  •   The plug-ins now appears in the appropriate category in Pro Tools (“Dynamics”, “EQ” or “Modulation”).
  • Changed the default VST install path on Windows.
  • Improved default response curve for automation and MIDI control.
  • Added new presets.
  • Improved value display in fine edit window.
  • Improved user manual.

– Optimizations and Performance Improvements:

  •   Reduced VST plug-in loading time.
  • Improved parameters precision (now stored as 64-bit).
  • More compact presets format (uses less space and loads faster).
  • Smaller binaries on Mac (dropped PowerPC support).

-Bug Fixes:

  •   Fixed presets-related crashes in Cubase on Mac.
  • Fixed user interface display issues in Wavelab 7 on Mac.


System requirements:

– Intel Mac running Mac OS X Lion (10.7), Snow Leopard (10.6), or Leopard (10.5).

– PC running Windows 7, Vista or XP.


Bundle link: www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Bundle_FreewarePack


Pricing: free.

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