Blue Cat Audio has announced the release of Blue Cat’s PatchWork version 2.0 and MB-7 Mixer version 3.0, the next generation of its virtual patchbay for plugins and multiband host announced earlier this year at NAMM.

Blue Cat Audio MB-7 Mixer V3

With brand new user interface designs, dozens of new features, improved third party plug-ins support and audio routing, these new versions aim at redefining the user experience and streamlining the workflow.

Changes in PatchWork v2.0 / MB-7 Mixer v3.0

  • Brand new GUI design, with improved usability and touchscreen support.
  • Now supports retina displays on Mac (text and graphs 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.
  • Missing VST & VST3 plug-ins are now automatically relocated.
  • 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.
  • Fully compatible with previous versions.
  • Changed demo limitations: up to 5 instances allowed, bypass time changed to half a second, and bypass parameter is not affected anymore.
  • Dropped support for Windows XP and Mac OS X 10.6 and earlier.
  • [PatchWork] Hide plug-ins slots to minimize the plug-in.
  • [PatchWork] Lock GUI state and in/out gain to prevent changes when loading presets.
  • [PatchWork] Output gain is now always active, even when using a single PRE column.
  • [PatchWork] Exclusive solo mode for parallel chains.
  • [PatchWork] Show or hide all plug-ins editors with single click.
  • [PatchWork] 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).
  • [MB-7 Mixer] Copy/paste and save band settings (including plug-ins) as sub-presets.
  • [MB-7 Mixer] Map sub plug-ins parameters to automate them in host or control them with MIDI.
  • [MB-7 Mixer] Lock GUI state to prevent changes when loading presets.
  • [MB-7 Mixer] Band Controls Groups can now be identified by colors.
  • [MB-7 Mixer] Adjust contrast for spectrogram display.
  • [MB-7 Mixer] Spectrogram now keeps history when resized.
  • [MB-7 Mixer] Import spectrum curves for EQ compare & matching, and export EQ curves to share with other Blue Cat Audio plug-ins.

Blue Cat’s PatchWork and MB-7 Mixer plugins are available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/DX), with a special introduction price until March 15th, 2017 (15% and 10% off). Existing customers who purchased the plugins in the past 6 months will get the new versions for free while others can upgrade for a small fee during the introductory sale.

More information: Blue Cat Audio

Blue Cat Audio PatchWork V2