Blue Cat Audio has released version 1.3 of Blue Cat’s PatchWork, a new version of the “universal plug-ins patch bay” available in multiple audio plug-in formats.

Blue Cat's PatchWork

With Blue Cat’s PatchWork 1.3, it is now possible to host Audio Unit plug-ins inside the plug-in on Mac (in addition to VST plug-ins). Copy/paste enhancements simplify moving plug-ins in the signal chain or between applications. Several compatibility and performance improvements have also been included (full list below).

Changes in PatchWork v1.3

  • New Features:
    • Audio Unit hosting support: Audio Units can now be loaded into the plug-in on Mac.
    • Plug-ins can now be cut from a slot for cut/paste operations.
    • Plug-ins can now be pasted into a slot with their params map.
  • Improvements:
    • User interface loading or resizing is now up to 50% faster.
    • Reduced the size of windows installers.
    • Minor layout changes.
  • Fixes and compatibility improvements:
    • Fixed undo/redo incompatibilities with some plug-ins.
    • (Mac) Fixed random crashes when unloading some plug-ins on Mac (Waves plug-ins for example).
    • (Win/AAX) Fixed shortcut to user manual in start menu.
    • (AAX) Fixed inaccurate transport information reported to sub plug-ins when stopping playback in Pro Tools.

Blue Cat’s PatchWork for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/DX) is available for purchase for 59 EUR / $79 USD (VAT excluded). The update is free for existing customers.

More information: Blue Cat / PatchWork