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Explore a wealth of free online tutorials assembled here to assist you in mastering our software and plug-ins across different host applications. Browse the list below to discover tutorials tailored to your specific interests.

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PatchWork vs FaderHub: Plug-Ins Host Showdown

PatchWork vs FaderHub: Plug-Ins Host Showdown

With a quick look at product pages and tech specs, you may wonder first if PatchWork and Fader Hub are related in any way… And yet, they have lots of …  Read More 

Freeceiver vs Connector

Freeceiver vs Connector

The new Freeceiver software, announced at NAMM last month, is now available! In a nutshell, it provides the network reception features of the Connector plug-in. But what are exactly the …  Read More 

Fader Hub: How to Setup a Low-Latency Remote Collaboration Session

Fader Hub: How to Setup a Low-Latency Remote Collaboration Session

Fader Hub (Product Page) is our network mixing and streaming console software. As such it allows you (among other things) to play music remotely with a low latency. You can …  Read More 

Fader Hub Overview Video, by LetiMix

Fader Hub Overview Video, by LetiMix

The video below was recorded by our good friend from LetiMix (YouTube channel), showing how he is using the software for his own needs. It is an excellent overview of …  Read More 

Improvising Over a Drone Built with an Infinite Delay

Improvising Over a Drone Built with an Infinite Delay

It is always a good idea to have an harmonic context when you want to work on your improvisation skills on the guitar, or simply to get inspired and find …  Read More 

Record Great Acoustic Guitar Sounds from a Piezo Pickup

Record Great Acoustic Guitar Sounds from a Piezo Pickup

If you have a recent acoustic guitar, chances are it is loaded with a pickup. It is then called electro-acoustic guitars because you can plug them in an amplifier or …  Read More 

Acoustic Guitar And Bass Guitar Tones With Axiom?

Acoustic Guitar And Bass Guitar Tones With Axiom?

Did you know that you can get insanely great acoustic and bass guitar tones out of Axiom? Check this out! In this video Christine uses Strandberg electric guitars and basses. …  Read More 

MacOS Sonoma – No Multicore Magic!

MacOS Sonoma – No Multicore Magic!

[New Update: Realtime Audio Multicore Issues for Apple Silicon: End of the Story?] After a first round of tests when MacOS Sonoma was released, we were very excited by the …  Read More 

Getting Started With Axiom V2

Getting Started With Axiom V2

New to Axiom V2? Feeling a bit overwhelmed by the myriad possibilities it offers for your guitar and bass? Fear not, as we are here to break down the complexity …  Read More 

Has MacOS Sonoma Fixed Multicore Performance for Apple Silicon?

Has MacOS Sonoma Fixed Multicore Performance for Apple Silicon?

In the world of audio software, keeping up with hardware advancements is crucial. Back in 2021, we made strides in our mission to enhance audio processing performance, and released updates …  Read More 

How to Record Great Sounding Guitar Videos with Axiom

How to Record Great Sounding Guitar Videos with Axiom

So, you’ve just picked up a brand-new camera, excited to start sharing your incredible guitar and bass talents on YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook. You’ve got the skills, the melodies, …  Read More 

From Amp Sim to Tone Wizard: Axiom V2’s Levels Of Details

From Amp Sim to Tone Wizard: Axiom V2’s Levels Of Details

Unlock the Power of Axiom V2: Your Tone, Your Way! Axiom V2 isn’t just a multi-effects processor – it’s a versatile beast with layers of sonic potential. Dive in at …  Read More 

How to Build a Guitar Tone from Scratch Using Axiom

How to Build a Guitar Tone from Scratch Using Axiom

In this chronicle recorded with Pierre Journel from The Guitar Channel (theguitarchannel.biz) we walk you through each steps to build a guitar tone from scratch in Axiom (product page), our …  Read More 

Famous Guitar Gear Recreated with Axiom, a Series by Julien Bitoun

Famous Guitar Gear Recreated with Axiom, a Series by Julien Bitoun

We asked the French musician Julien Bitoun (YouTube channel) to recreate famous guitar gear using only Axiom (product page). In this series of videos you will (re)discover how far you …  Read More 

How To Navigate Presets in Axiom

How To Navigate Presets in Axiom

In this chronicle recorded with Pierre Journel from The Guitar Channel (theguitarchannel.biz) we show you the different methods to navigate presets in Axiom (product page), our amp & effects simulation …  Read More 

Piezo Pickup DI Sounding Like A Real Acoustic Guitar!

Piezo Pickup DI Sounding Like A Real Acoustic Guitar!

Tired of the “plastic” tone that you get out of piezo pickups, even with acoustic guitars? Even buried in the mix, it is most of the time almost unusable and …  Read More 

Famous Guitar Tones Recreated with Axiom, a Series by Julien Bitoun

Famous Guitar Tones Recreated with Axiom, a Series by Julien Bitoun

We asked the French musician Julien Bitoun (YouTube channel) to recreate famous guitar tones using only Axiom (product page). In this series of videos you will (re)discover how far you …  Read More 

Computer On Stage: How To Run a MacBook in Clamshell Mode

Computer On Stage: How To Run a MacBook in Clamshell Mode

It is sometimes handy to hide your Mac on stage (in a rack or under a pedalboard), to keep it safe, or simply avoid that someone closes it while you …  Read More 

Echo and Multi Tap Delay Plugins Included in Axiom, Patchwork and MB-7 Mixer

Echo and Multi Tap Delay Plugins Included in Axiom, Patchwork and MB-7 Mixer

When it come to delays, Blue Cat Audio has built quite of a reputation with Late Replies (product page), which is probably one of the most complete delays ever made …  Read More 

Bring Back The 90s: The Chorus Effect!

Bring Back The 90s: The Chorus Effect!

Axiom (product page), Patchwork (product page), Late Replies (product page) and MB-7 Mixer (product page) all have in common this excellent Chorus effect! From classic modulation or vibrato effects up …  Read More 

The Truth About Latency In Digital Audio

The Truth About Latency In Digital Audio

If you have ever worked with digital audio, it is very likely that you have heard the word latency a couple of times. But there is so much mystery around …  Read More 

Mac vs PC: Which Laptop On Stage?

Mac vs PC: Which Laptop On Stage?

A Laptop On Stage? Whether you are a guitarist, keyboardist, DJ, drummer, singer, sound engineer, you may want to use a laptop on stage to enhance your performance: craft your …  Read More 

Tanguy Kerleroux’s Dreamy Ambient Guitar Tone for Axiom

Tanguy Kerleroux’s Dreamy Ambient Guitar Tone for Axiom

Tanguy Kerleroux (tanguykerleroux.com) is a French musician, very active on social media. He records instrumental covers of hits and has millions of views on TikTok and Instagram. He used Axiom …  Read More 

Forest/DarkPsy Atmos: Feedback Loops In Logic

Forest/DarkPsy Atmos: Feedback Loops In Logic

It is really amazing for us at Blue Cat Audio to see where musicians can take our software to create some incredible music and effects. In the video below YouTuber …  Read More 

MIDI Pedalboard Shootout: Choose the Right Controller

MIDI Pedalboard Shootout: Choose the Right Controller

There are many MIDI pedalboards available on the market. At the lab, we don’t have all of them but… close! In the video below, we are showcasing several models that …  Read More 

Want to Read the Top Posts from the Blog? Check this out!

Want to Read the Top Posts from the Blog? Check this out!

It’s always interesting to know what are the articles most read on a blog. At Blue Cat Audio, we keep an eye on this kind of statistics and we think …  Read More 

Plug’n Script – Native C++ Tutorial by Beats Basteln

Plug’n Script – Native C++ Tutorial by Beats Basteln

Plug’n Script (product page) is an audio and MIDI scripting plug-in and application that can be programmed to build custom effects or virtual instruments, without quitting your favorite DAW software. This video …  Read More 

Solving Audio Dropouts / DPC Latency Issues With NVIDIA Drivers On Windows

Solving Audio Dropouts / DPC Latency Issues With NVIDIA Drivers On Windows

I have been struggling lately with constant audio dropouts on our main Windows PC (a monster machine running Windows 11 with a 12th gen Intel core i9 CPU and an …  Read More 

AI Generated Music with InstaComposer, Patchwork and Ableton Live

AI Generated Music with InstaComposer, Patchwork and Ableton Live

As we were browsing on YouTube we stumbled upon this great video on eggnogagogo YouTube channel. In this video the musician is using the plugin InstaComposer from Waproduction (waproduction.com). This …  Read More 

Choose the Right Headphones to Play Your Instrument

Choose the Right Headphones to Play Your Instrument

In this video recorded in collaboration with Pierre from The Guitar Channel (theguitarchannel.biz), we are going through the different kind of headphones available. In fact it is sometimes difficult to …  Read More 

How To Jam/Rehearse With Remote Musicians Online?

How To Jam/Rehearse With Remote Musicians Online?

[2024 Update]: Check out the Fader Hub software that now makes connected jamming even easier! Playing Music Together Online? In Real Time?!? Playing we other people was the initial reason …  Read More 

Jay Leonard Jay Creating Crazy Rhythms with Late Replies Delay/Reverb Plugin

Jay Leonard Jay Creating Crazy Rhythms with Late Replies Delay/Reverb Plugin

Jay Leonard Jay records awesome video demos. That’s why we are very happy to present this awesome demo he did of Late Replies (product page). This plugin is our full …  Read More 

Building Guitar Rigs From Scratch with Jay Leonard Jay

Building Guitar Rigs From Scratch with Jay Leonard Jay

At Blue Cat Audio, we asked the amazing Jay Leonard Jay (YouTube channel) to play with Axiom (product page) our amp and effect simulation solution and create some sounds. It …  Read More 

Compact Bass Guitar Rig Using Xtone Pro and Axiom

Compact Bass Guitar Rig Using Xtone Pro and Axiom

As seen in a previous tutorial, it is possible to get awesome bass guitar tones using Axiom (product page). In this video we show you a stage rig built around …  Read More 

How to Get Cool Bass Guitar Tones with Axiom

How to Get Cool Bass Guitar Tones with Axiom

Axiom (product page), our powerful and open multi effects processor and amp simulation software for guitar works also very well for bass. In fact, there are many presets built for …  Read More 

How to Remote Control an Overdrive Pedal via MIDI

How to Remote Control an Overdrive Pedal via MIDI

In this video recorded in collaboration with The Guitar Channel (theguitarchannel.biz), we show you how to control via MIDI the Kernom Ridge overdrive pedal. This pedal (made in France) has …  Read More 

Control Multiple Plugins Easily with the Patchwork Macros Function

Control Multiple Plugins Easily with the Patchwork Macros Function

In this video you will see how you can control many parameters from different plugins with Patchwork (product page). No more fishing for ever within several windows to adjust all …  Read More 

How To Use Plug-ins with Your Electronic Drum Kit

How To Use Plug-ins with Your Electronic Drum Kit

In this video we show how the Patchwork application (product page) can be used to play live with plug-ins and your electronic drum kit system. Basically, the idea is that …  Read More 

Offloading Plugin Processing Onto a Remote Computer (Video)

Offloading Plugin Processing Onto a Remote Computer (Video)

It is pretty cool when you harness the power of two plugins to solve a problem. In the video below you will see how to run a plugin in one …  Read More 

Setup a MIDI Pedalboard to Drive Your Guitar Software on a Computer

Setup a MIDI Pedalboard to Drive Your Guitar Software on a Computer

MIDI is often a scary subject for guitar players. It does not have to be this way! In this video recorded with The Guitar Channel (theguitarchannel.biz) we are showing you …  Read More 

Connecting DAWs Together With Connector!

Connecting DAWs Together With Connector!

Here is a step by step tutorial to share audio and MIDI between Pro Tools and Logic. Think of Connector as a software walkie-talkie between the two DAWs you want …  Read More 

How to Setup an Audio Interface to Play Guitar on MacOS

How to Setup an Audio Interface to Play Guitar on MacOS

In this new video recorded in collaboration with The Guitar Channel (theguitarchannel.biz) about CAM (Computer Aided Music), we are showing you how to setup an audio interface on your Mac …  Read More 

How to Setup an Audio Interface to Play Guitar on Windows

How to Setup an Audio Interface to Play Guitar on Windows

As part of a collaboration with The Guitar Channel (theguitarchannel.biz) we have started to record some videos to show how to make the most of your computer to play your …  Read More 

How to Create a Warm Jazz Guitar Tone With Axiom

How to Create a Warm Jazz Guitar Tone With Axiom

Toady’s tip is a step-by-step tutorial on how to create a warm Jazz tone in Blue Cat’s Axiom. Step 1: Open Axiom with it s default settings, and use the …  Read More 

Blue Cat’s Connector Tips

Blue Cat’s Connector Tips

There have been a couple of videos about our new plug-in, Blue Cat’s Connector this week, with a many tips and ideas to help you use the plug-in, check them …  Read More 

How To Offload Plug-Ins Processing Onto Another Computer

How To Offload Plug-Ins Processing Onto Another Computer

Sometimes you wish you could offload CPU usage to another computer by processing CPU-heavy plug-ins outside of your DAW, don’t you? Or you may simply want to use plug-ins that …  Read More 

The Ultimate Guide To Modern Metal Guitar Tones with Axiom / Destructor

The Ultimate Guide To Modern Metal Guitar Tones with Axiom / Destructor

What makes modern metal guitar tones so specific? How to find your way and dial such tones with Blue Cat’s Axiom or Destructor? Here are a couple of tips as …  Read More 

Free Plug-Ins for Commercial Use?

Free Plug-Ins for Commercial Use?

We are often asked this question: “May I use your free plug-ins for my commercial audio project?”. So we thought it was worth clarifying: the answer is YES, do use …  Read More 

Built-in Plug-in Of The Day: Compressor

Built-in Plug-in Of The Day: Compressor

What do Blue Cat’s Axiom, Patchwork, Late Replies & MB7 mixer all have in common ? This nifty Compressor plugin, that can be used on instrument/vocal tracks as well as …  Read More 

What Makes Axiom Stand Out From Guitar & Bass Effects Processors

What Makes Axiom Stand Out From Guitar & Bass Effects Processors

At first sight, Blue Cat’s Axiom may look like your average effects processor for guitar & Bass, with its amp simulation at the core, its built-in effect pedals placed before …  Read More 

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