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Blue Cat's Destructor Tutorials
Blue Cat's Destructor Tutorials

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Tip - Blue Cat Axiom’s Built-In Distortion Pedals

Blue Cat Axiom’s Built-In Distortion Pedals

Axiom has a built-in amp simulator, but did you know that it is also loaded with 10 excellent overdrive and distortion pedals, all based on the acclaimed Destructor technology? The BCA effect pedals have a particular sound on their own …  Read More 

Tip - Tone Maps: A New Approach To Sound Design And Tone Control

Tone Maps: A New Approach To Sound Design And Tone Control

Initially designed to navigate presets in 2D and create new guitar amp tones in Destructor and Axiom by morphing between presets (See this tone explorer video for more details), tone maps have now been implemented in several built-in effects that can …  Read More 

Tip - How to Load and Use Custom Impulse Responses in Axiom & Destructor

How to Load and Use Custom Impulse Responses in Axiom & Destructor

Now that we can load custom IR’s inside Blue Cat’s Axiom (Amp + internal EQ), we thought it was a good idea to write a short tutorial on how to load and use/tweak IR’s inside Blue Cat Audio software. You …  Read More 

Tip - 8 Tips To Get The Best Guitar Tone With Plug-Ins

8 Tips To Get The Best Guitar Tone With Plug-Ins

We live in a world with many guitarists, tons of tools and a lot of options to record our beloved guitars. Yet I feel we spend more time practicing than tweaking our sounds, while the tone is actually as important …  Read More 

Tip - PatchWork + Destructor + Late Replies – The Ultimate Guitar Combo?

PatchWork + Destructor + Late Replies – The Ultimate Guitar Combo?

Did you know that as a guitarist, with Blue Cat’s PatchWork as a host application (or plug-in), Blue Cat’s Destructor for the guitar tone and Late Replies for the ambiance and creative effects, you have access to an incredible palette of …  Read More 

Tip - Destructor In the Studio – Part 4: Overdrive!

Destructor In the Studio – Part 4: Overdrive!

For the last episode of “Destructor In the Studio”, we’ll get into overdrive! Listen to guitars being recorded thru the “Highway To Rock Preset”, and see how the “US Metal Legends” preset is tweaked to get a screaming lead sound …  Read More 

Tip - Destructor In the Studio – Part 3

Destructor In the Studio – Part 3

Eli is back in the studio with Blue Cat’s Destructor, adding this time some more dirt to blend together two guitar parts, recorded “straight into the box”. >discuss this topic in the forum Read More 

Tip - Destructor In the Studio – Part 2

Destructor In the Studio – Part 2

It’s time for a new episode! After exploring clean sounds last week, Eli is now adding some crunch to guitar parts to get them sit in the mix. Not familiar with Blue Cat’s Destructor distortion and amp simulation plug-in  yet? Download the …  Read More 

Tip - Destructor In the Studio – Part 1

Destructor In the Studio – Part 1

We are glad to unleash the first episode of a video series about Blue Cat’s Destructor in the studio: Eli Krantzberg will show you how he uses Destructor to record and mix guitar parts for a TV underscore cue he is working on. …  Read More 

Tip - Guitar Tone Matching With Blue Cat’s Destructor – EVH

Guitar Tone Matching With Blue Cat’s Destructor – EVH

There are many ways to match the tone of your favorite guitar players with your own gear. Here is Hans Van Even‘s method, using Blue Cat’s Destructor to mimic Eddie Van Halen’s famous guitar tone, also known as the “brown sound”. Watch …  Read More 

Tip - Dynamic & Side Chain Distortion

Dynamic & Side Chain Distortion

In the following tutorial, producer Joshua Casper shows Blue Cat’s Destructor exclusive shape dynamics settings and explores the side chain capabilities of the plug-in. Yes, you can do side chain distortion! And this video will tell you how! Enjoy! >discuss this …  Read More 

Tip - In-Depth FREE Destructor Tutorial, and more!

In-Depth FREE Destructor Tutorial, and more!

Our partners at Groove3 have released an awesome in-depth tutorial for Blue Cat’s Destructor: all features of the plug-in are covered, from the straightforward easy-mode to the most advanced side chain distortion capabilities. This tutorial is definitely recommended if you want …  Read More 

Tip - Blue Cat’s Destructor for Electronic Music

Blue Cat’s Destructor for Electronic Music

To follow up on the dark side of the Destructor, we are glad to interview today Sink, who was part of the beta testing team for Blue Cat’s Destructor and also created many factory presets for the plug-in. Let’s forget about …  Read More 

Tutorial - Using DXi plug-ins in Sony Vegas

Read Tutorial - Using DXi plug-ins in Sony Vegas - A Solution to the 'My Plugin Does not Show Up in Vegas' Issue

This tutorial will teach you how to use any DXi plug-in in Sony Vegas: Sony Vegas does not support MIDI automation, so if your plug-in supports the MIDI Dxi protocol, it is removed from the plug-ins l... Read More 


Tutorial - Export Plugin Presets to Share them with the Community

Read Tutorial - Export Plugin Presets to Share them with the Community - Save your presets in an appropriate format for sharing

This tutorial shows you how to export your presets in order to share them with the community on the Blue Cat Audio website. This tutorial uses Blue Cat's for the demonstration but is applicable ... Read More 


Tutorial - Getting Started with Plug-ins User Interface

Read Tutorial - Getting Started with Plug-ins User Interface - The tips & tricks that will make your life easier

Get used to the user interface features of Blue Cat Audio products! They have been designed for an optimal workflow, so here are the tips and tricks to save time. All these features are explained in d... Read More 


Tutorial - Using MIDI Control in Sonar

Read Tutorial - Using MIDI Control in Sonar - Control Your DirectX And VST Plugins

This tutorial will help you understand how to use parameters MIDI control in Cakewalk Sonar. It is applicable to any DXi plug-in (MIDI enabled DirectX plug-in).... Read More 


Tutorial - How to Use the Free Presets Available on this Website

Read Tutorial - How to Use the Free Presets Available on this Website - Download and Load Shared Plugin Presets

This tutorial shows you how to get and load free presets for your favorite Blue Cat Audio plugin. This tutorial uses Blue Cat's Dynamics for the demonstration but is applicable to all our plugins... Read More 


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