Blue Cat Audio Introduces Patchwork – Universal plug-ins patchbay

Blue Cat Audio has released Blue Cat’s PatchWork, a new plug-in that can be described as a “universal plug-ins patchbay”: It can host up to 64 VST plug-ins into any Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).

Patchwork – Virtual Patchbay

It is possible to chain effects in series or create up to 8 parallel chains that can be activated independently, and create many 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. Despite the plug-in’s name, no wiring or cabling is required: configuring plug-ins routing is as simple as adding or removing a row or a column in the rack’s matrix.

For each plug-in slot, latency compensation, presets management, undo/redo integration, 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 the session or saved with presets.

The plug-in is available alone or as part of the Blue Cat’s All Plug-ins Pack, the complete Blue Cat Audio collection bundle.

A special introduction price (20% off the plug-in) is offered to new customers until December 31st, while existing Blue Cat Audio customers can purchase the plug-in with 40% discount. Demo versions are available for download on, in VST, RTAS, AAX, Audio Unit and DirectX formats, for both Mac and PC (32 and 64-bit).

Main Features

– Configurable VST plug-ins rack: host up to 64 third party plug-ins or instruments in series or parallel.

– Available as an effect or virtual instrument.

– 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.

– Host up to 8 virtual instruments in parallel and mix them within the plug-in.

– Global Dry/Wet control (“Mix”).

– 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.

– Integrated undo/redo.

– Fully configurable user interface, with multiple sizes.

System requirements:

– Intel Mac running Mac OS 10.5 or newer.

– PC running Windows XP or newer.

Pricing: Blue Cat’s PatchWork: 47 EUR or $63 (instead of 59 EUR or $79), until December 31st. 

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