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Blue Cat Audio Patchwork

Universal Plugin Patchbay

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Blue Cat's PatchWork is a universal plug-ins patchbay that can host up to 64 VST, Format-VST3, Format-AUdio Unit or built-in plug-ins into any Digital Format-AUdio Workstation (DAW) in one instance.

It is possible to chain effects in series or create up to 8 parallel chains that can be activated independently. This lets you create your favourite effects or instruments configurations within the plug-in, without the need for multiple busses. These configurations can be saved as presets and recalled instantly, or shared with multiple DAWs, using any plug-in format (full list below). Use the built-in Format-AUdio effects to add colour to your own plug-in chains.

Despite the name, you can forget about wires or cables: configuring plug-ins routing is as simple as adding or removing a row or a column in the rack's matrix. All plug-ins can also communicate with each other or with the host application using the virtual MIDI ports offered by the plug-in.

For each plug-in slot latency compensation, presets management, undo/redo integration, Format-AUdio i/o selection and individual plug-in bypass are included for optimal operation. The plug-in also stores the position of the window for each plug-in so that the layout is restored with your session or saved with presets.

Also, sub-plugins can be Format-AUtomated or controlled with external control surfaces using Blue Cat's PatchWork parameters mapping capabilities.

This product is available as an Format-AUdio plug-in (effect or a virtual instrument) and standalone application so that it can be used alone or inserted on any type of track in your favourite DAW, with up to 16 Format-AUdio channels.

Input and output level meters are also available to monitor the signal that is dispatched to inserted plug-ins, including side chain and Format-AUx channels.


Features

  • Configurable VST, Format-VST3 or Format-AUdio Unit plug-ins rack: host up to 64 third-party plug-ins or instruments in series or parallel.
  • 25 built-in effects: EQ, filters, pitch & frequency shifter, delays, modulation effects, compressor, gate, bit crusher, waveshaper and more.
  • Available as an effect, virtual instrument or standalone application.
  • Build your own effects chains: up to 8 "pre" and "post" plug-ins slots to chain plug-ins in series.
  • Parallel processing made easy: up to 8 parallel plug-ins chains, with phase flip, solo and gain controls.
  • Host up to 8 virtual instruments in parallel and mix them within the plug-in.
  • Global Dry/Wet control ("Mix").
  • Parameters Mapping: map sub-plugins parameters to Format-AUtomate them or use a control surface.
  • Flexible MIDI routing: connect sub-plugins together or with the host application.
  • Flexible Format-AUdio routing: connect sub-plugins i/o to any Format-AUdio channel.
  • External side chain and multiple outputs support.
  • Link pre and post gains for Format-AUtomatic gain compensation.
  • Cut, Copy and paste plug-ins with their settings between slots.
  • Recall complex processing setups and plug-ins layouts with one click and share them between your DAWs.
  • Input and output levels monitoring.
  • Plug-ins Latency compensation.
  • Supports VST Shell plug-ins.
  • Integrated undo/redo.
  • Fully customisable user interface, with multiple sizes.