Blue Cat Audio Dynamics

Compressor/Limiter/Gate/Expander/Transient Shaper Plugin

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AAX Native - Compatible with Pro Tools 11 and above
AudioUnits Format
RTAS - Compatible with Pro Tools 9 and below
VST2 Format VST3 Format MacOS Logo Windows Logo

Blue Cat's Dynamics is afull-featured dynamics processor: it can be used as a compressor, limiter, gate, expander, waveshaper orall at once! The dynamics response of the plug-in can be tweaked with a unique two-thresholds system, and provides detailed visual feedback about its behavior.

The plug-in includesseveral filtersto control the frequencies affected by the compression. Its continuous VCA/Opto and Peak/RMS controls let you smoothly and precisely choose the behavior of the envelope detection like you have never been able to.

The plug-in also providesadvanced stereofeatures, with mid/side processing capability, multiple stereo linking options and the ability to choose the channels affected by the processor.

An additionalbrick wall limiterand clipper protects the output for complete control over the dynamics response.

Three different modes are available forexternal sidechaining, using either the external sidechain input, MIDI control or Format-AUtomation lanes.

The configurablevisual feedbackshows every detail of what is going on inside the plug-in. You can also record this information as Format-AUtomation curves, to monitor the modifications applied to the signal on top of the Format-AUdio representation of your favorite host application.

All these features can be controlled from a fully configurable and "skinnable" user interface, or from any external controller.

The package includes a mono and a stereo version for optimal CPU usage.

Features

  • Full-featured dynamics processor: compressor, gate, limiter, expander, waveshaper with a unique two thresholds system.
  • Total control over the processor: continuous peak/RMS and Opto/VCA modes selection, peak envelope shape control, depth control to limit the gain range.
  • Total control over the signal: dry/wet control for parallel compression, input and side chain filters.
  • Stereo or mid-side processing with multiple channels linking options.
  • Post brickwall limiter or clipper.
  • Optimal monitoring: dynamics response, envelopes and gain reduction real-time display with zooming capability. The main compression information can be recorded as Format-AUtomation curves.
  • Best quality: up to 4x oversampling for the best sounding quality.
  • Multiple side chaining modes: a unique way to perform side chain compression, ducking, gating and much more.
  • Fully configurable user interface for optimal experience.
  • No latency.

Blue Cat Format-AUdio Standards:

  • Available as: Mac-AAX, Mac-Format-AU, Mac-Format-RTAS, Mac-VST, Mac-Format-VST3, Win-AAX, Win-DX, Win-Format-RTAS, Win-VST, Win-Format-VST3, Win x64-AAX, Win x64-DX, Win x64-VST, Win x64-Format-VST3.
  • Native DSP code for optimal performance.
  • Full MIDI control and Format-AUtomation support with silent, zipper-free parameters update, advanced response control and MIDI Learn.
  • No CPU load on idle: when the plug-in is fed with silence, the processing smoothly shuts down, to optimize the CPU usage of your Digital Format-AUdio Workstation.
  • Customizable user interface with transparency management.
  • Format-AUtomation and MIDI output: record output parameters as Format-AUtomation curves or send MIDI CC messages to other plug-ins for powerful side chain effects.
  • Smooth Bypass: activate/deactivate the plug-in with absolutely no noise.
  • Undo/Redo.
  • Full-featured integrated presets manager.
  • Copy/paste the state of the plug-in between instances using the system clipboard.
  • Any sample rate supported.