Most cats I know seem to sit around all day doing bugger all, but that’s not the case with Blue Cat Audio, releasing a preview of updates to the already super useful PatchWork plug-in.
For those not aware of PatchWork it allows the user to host AU and VST plug-ins in Pro Tools and then create complex set-ups and routing, all of which can be saved for fast recall. It’s an essential plug-in to have in your Pro Tools collection dealing with two PITA issues, hosting AU and VST plug-ins and creating track presets.
Now Blue Cat Audio have added even more functionality to the PatchWork plug-in. In their latest blog post they report:
For example, you can now:
Route any of the outputs of an instrument to any aux output of the PatchWork plug-in.
Apply effects to a subset of audio channels (for example to apply multi -mono effects on stereo or surround tracks, or apply different effects to different aux outputs fro an instrument).
Create sends from a channel to another (re-routing a processed signal to another aux output for example, while the dry signal is kept on the current channels).
Reorder audio channels.
Apply effects to the side chain bus, or use any audio channel as a side chain.
Of course latency is compensated on unprocessed channels (if you apply for example a mono plug-in with latency only on the left channel, the right channel will be delayed accordingly).
Visit the Blue Cat Audio blog to find out more and to download a demo of Blue Cat PatchWorks.
Also check out our free Pro Tools plugins page to see the great collection of free Blue Cat plug-ins.