Blue Cat Dynamics
Blue Cat's Dynamics is a full-featured dynamics processor: it can be used as a compressor, limiter, gate, expander, waveshaper, or all at once! The dynamics response of the plug-in can be tweaked with a unique two-threshold system and provides detailed visual feedback about its behavior.
The plug-in includes several filters to control the frequencies affected by the compression. Its continuous VCA/Opto and Peak/RMS control let you smoothly and precisely choose the behavior of the envelope detection like you have never been able to.
The plug-in also provides advanced stereo features, with mid/side processing capability, multiple stereo linking options, and the ability to choose the channels affected by the processor.
An additional brick wall limiter and clipper with optional lookahead protect the output for complete control over the dynamics response.
Three different modes are available for external side chaining, using either the external side chain input, MIDI control, or automation lanes.
The configurable visual feedback shows every detail of what is going on inside the plug-in. You can also record this information as automation curves, to monitor the modifications applied to the signal on top of the audio representation of your favorite host application.
All these features can be controlled from a fully configurable user interface, or from any external controller.
The package includes a mono and a stereo version for optimal CPU usage.
If you are looking for a multiband dynamics processor, check out the Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix plug-in, or Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer that can host this plug-in on multiple bands.
Blue Cat Audio Standards:
Available in most plug-in formats for Mac and Windows.
Full MIDI control and automation support, MIDI Learn.
No CPU load on idle: processing shuts down when fed with silence (optimal CPU usage).
Customizable user interface with transparency & zoom.
Automation and MIDI output: record output parameters as automation curves or send MIDI CC messages to other plug-ins for powerful side chain effects.
Smooth Bypass: noiseless plug-in activation / deactivation.
Full featured integrated presets manager.
Copy/paste the state of the plug-in between instances.
Any sample rate supported.
Added Apple Silicon support for AAX Plug-in Format.
Fixed VST3 version not always loading properly in Ableton Live 11.
Improved VST parameter value display in some host applications.
Added an option in global & preset input settings to send MIDI events when MIDI-enabled parameters are modified in the plug-in (to update control surfaces accordingly).
Improved undo management and automation when using the mouse wheel to move knobs.
Fixed VST & VST3 automation not recording properly in some hosts for output parameters (Cubase 11, Ableton Live).
AAX: Fixed erratic mouse behavior in Pro Tools on Mac.
Mac: installers and plug-ins have been notarized to avoid security warnings on Mac OS Catalina and newer.