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Blue Cat Audio Unleashes Blue Cat's Freeware Pack II

Free new audio plug-ins for Mac and PC

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

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

<strong>Both new and completely redesigned plug-ins included: </strong>Blue Cat's Freeware Pack IIBoth new and completely redesigned plug-ins included: Blue Cat's Freeware Pack II

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: http://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Bundle_FreewarePack/

Pricing: FREE


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