Blue-Cats PatchWork v2.0 CE-V.R
Team V.R | May 17 2017 | 38 MB
Blue Cat's PatchWork is a universal plug-ins patchbay that can host up to 64 VST, VST3 or Audio Unit plug-ins into any Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) in one instance.
It is possible to chain effects in series or create up to 8 parallel chains that can be activated independently. This lets you create your favorite effects or instruments configurations within the plug-in, without the need for multiple busses. These configurations can be saved as presets and recalled instantly, or shared with multiple DAWs, using any plug-in format (full list below).
Despite the name, you can forget about wires or cables: configuring plug-ins routing is as simple as adding or removing a row or a column in the rack's matrix. All plug-ins can also communicate with each other or with the host application using the virtual MIDI ports offered by the plug-in.
For each plug-in slot, latency compensation, presets management, undo/redo integration, audio i/o selection and individual plug-in bypass are included for optimal operation. The plug-in also stores the position of the window for each plug-in so that the layout is restored with your session or saved with presets.
Also, sub plug-ins can be automated or controlled with external control surfaces using Blue Cat's PatchWork parameters mapping capabilities.
This product is available as an audio plug-in (effect or a virtual instrument) and standalone application, so that it can used alone or inserted on any type of track in your favorite DAW, with up to 16 audio channels.
Input and output level meters are also available to monitor the signal that is dispatched to inserted plug-ins, including side chain and aux channels.
If you are looking for a multiband plug-ins host for multiband processing, check out the Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer plug-in. Also, any Blue Cat Audio plug-in is compatible and can be hosted by this software.
Brand new GUI design, with improved usability and touchscreen support.
Now supports retina displays on Mac (text using high resolution).
Favorite plug-ins and their settings can be saved to be quickly reloaded later from a menu.
Unused channels for each hosted plug-in can now be muted (instead of default pass-thru).
Load/save native VST, VST3 or AU preset files.
Presets and parameters menus are now split in sub menus instead of a single list.
Additional user VST path to locate VST plug-ins is now available.
Missing VST & VST3 plug-ins are now automatically relocated.
Lock GUI state and in/out gains to prevent changes when loading presets.
Output gain is now always active, even when using a single PRE column.
Exclusive solo mode for parallel chains.
Show or hide all plug-ins editors with single click.
Hide plug-ins slots to minimize the plug-in.
Standalone application: drag and drop preset files on the application to load preset instantly on startup (and create shortcuts to launch app with a specific preset).
Now compatible with most recent Audio Units (Waves for example).
Changed demo limitations: up to 5 instances allowed, bypass time changed to half a second, and bypass parameter is not affected anymore.
Fully compatible with previous versions of the plug-in.
Dropped support for Windows XP and Mac OS X 10.6 and earlier.