Blue Cat Audio has released Blue Cat’s Protector 2.0, a total redesign of its brickwall limiter plug-in for Windows and Mac.

This new version brings a brand new user interface with much more visual feedback (including rms metering, attenuation history, loudness boost measurement, improved readability), as well as many new features and enhancements: a new presets manager, new MIDI and automation mapping capabilities, new presets, Windows AAX support, and much more.

The plug-in is available alone or as part of several bundles. New customers can purchase the single plug-in with 25% off, or the “Blue Cat’s Energy Pack” dynamics processing bundle with 15% off during three weeks, while existing customers can upgrade to the new version for a small fee. Demo versions can be downloaded on, in VST, RTAS, AAX, Audio Unit and DirectX formats (32 and 64-bit).

Changes in Protector v2.0

  • Brand new fully customizable user interface.
  • New gain reduction history display.
  • New input and output RMS meters.
  • The meters can now be zoomed to improve their precision.
  • New average loudness boost meter.
  • New DC Filter to kill DC offset.
  • 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.
  • Improved the algorithms for increased precision of the limiter.
  • Side chaining made easy: the MIDI and automation side chaining capabilities can now be fully configured within the main user interface.
  • Various improvements and fixes.

Protector available to purchase for the introductory price of 59 EUR / $74 USD (instead of 79 EUR / $99 USD). The upgrade from Protector 1 is 15 EUR / $19 USD. Protector is also included in Blue Cat’s Energy Pack, which is also discounted for the next three weeks.

More information: Blue Cat Audio / Protector