Windows Install All versions of the plug-in provide an installation program. This preset is used every time a new instance of the plug-in is created. The core features of the application are the same as the plug-ins versions, except that the application can run on its own. Just release the key to get back to the normal mode. This lets you create your favorite effects or instruments configurations within the plug-in, without the need for multiple busses. It is possible to chain effects in series or create up to 8 parallel chains that can be activated independently. After download, double click on the dmg file to open it.
More information about the various fields can be found in the chapter. Especially with third party skins, the experience may be quite different from the one offered by the default skins that we provide. Upgrade When a new version of the software is released, just launch the new installer: it will update the current installation. Neatly-structured and accessible looks Subsequent to the installation operation, you can launch the application and begin working with it right away, its method of functioning being sufficiently straightforward as to pose little difficulty in handling it, even if your experience in the field might be rather limited. Blue Cat Audio Blue Cats PatchWork v2. Parameters are re-mapped in order, until no more assignable parameter is available.
Once the this has been setup, you can close the window and start using the application. Custom Channel Strip When configured with a single column, the plug-in can be used as a simple custom channel strip, chaining plug-ins together: That's the preferred configuration to use the plug-in as a simple chainer. Solo will deactivate all other non-soloed parallel chains. Just read the and download the samples for the tutorial on. Thanks to PatchWork's mapping capabilities, third party plug-ins can be automated. Before installing one of the plug-in versions, you should close all your host applications.
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. This lets you create your favorite effects or instruments configurations within the plug-in, without the need for multiple busses. Plug-ins which appear to have a side chain input will receive the side chain channels. Use the built-in audio effects to add color to your own plug-in chains. This extra path will be used by the PatchWork plug-in as an alternative root path to load and save the plug-ins. Keys Specific to Buttons Key Action Enter Pushes the button Presets To get started with the plug-in and discover its capabilities, a couple of factory presets are provided.
This manual only covers the basics of Blue Cat's PatchWork. Audio Plug-Ins Blue Cat Audio plug-ins cannot be run standalone, they require a host application see the chapter for more information. The arrows on the left and right let you navigate thru the factory and user presets available for the plug-in. Multiple plug-ins can be connected to the same port as input or output. Input and output level meters are also available to monitor the signal that is dispatched to inserted plug-ins, including side chain and aux channels.
Out Gain dB Output Gain. Note: in some host applications, the plug-in window won't resize automatically when you choose a skin with a different size. It is possible to chain effects in series or create up to 8 parallel chains that can be activated independently. Demo downloads that impose only reasonable restrictions are available. 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. This is particluaraly useful when using the plug-in as an audio effect, to avoid gain increases when adding new parallel chains.
Verdict Parallel Processing on steroids. You can download alternate skins for your plug-in at the following address: If you don't find a skin that fits your need or if you want a custom one, you can choose to create your own skin. This lets you create your favorite effects or instruments configurations within the plug-in, without the need for multiple busses. They can be recalled later with a single click in the presets menu. And all within a single plug-in: Blue Cat's PatchWork! A typical application is to use an empty effect chain with flipped phase in parallel with an effect chain you are tweaking: The above setup performs A minus B. Clicking on a parameter toggles mapping on or off. Note that all host applications behave differently regarding keyboard handling.
This can be used to easily push dynamics or distortion plug-ins without increasing the volume. This lets you create your favorite effects or instruments configurations within the plug-in, without the need for multiple busses. Instant Configuration Recall You can save your favorite effect chains and settings as presets, including full windows layouts. Parameters Mapping With Blue Cat's PatchWork, it is possible to map sub plug-ins parameters in order to control them with host automation, an external control surface, or simply within Blue Cat's PatchWork's user interface. This can be solved easily by using Blue Cat's PatchWork and selecting your own routing: selecting synth output channels Each aux output can also be processed by different plug-ins, so you can easily swap between sounds and effects aven after the effect chains have been setup! It is usually made obvious to you to know the active surfaces of the skin the places where you can click with the mouse : the mouse cursor usually changes when you can do something on a control. Note: if the Min value is higher than the Max value, the response curve will be reversed: increasing the control value will decrease the parameter value.