Blue Cat Re-Head
Enjoy studio monitor sound in your headphones with Re-Head, a unique head-response plugin.
Re-Head uses a head response model to recreate the effect of your head and skull on the audio coming in from your speakers. Together with stereo processing, impulse response treatment, EQ, and more, Re-Head takes care of the most common problems associated with headphone use in professional work: unnatural sound and ear fatigue.
For many audio professionals, listening to headphones is a necessary evil. Perhaps you need headphones when tracking? Perhaps you need to work away from your studio? Or perhaps your studio has that one neighbor that simply can't enjoy your creative output at 3 AM in the morning? Listening through headphones creates an unnatural sound that's quite different from how we hear music from speakers.
Re-Head will create a mixing room experience when using headphones, even when recording distorted guitars and other instruments that tend to sound unnaturally in your face in a headphone mix.
At the center is ahead response model that mimics the effect of your own skull on your hearing when listening through loudspeakers. Add to that stereo processing to avoid the hard-panned sound so common in headphones, a spectrum analyzer, and EQ. There is even an impulse response representation of your favored mixing room to let you feel right at home, even when you're not.
Re-Head won't replace your favorite studio monitors, for sure. But it will make the transition from speakers to headphones less dramatic.
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.
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.
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.