Compressor/ gate/ expander/ limiter/ distortion - Blue Cat's Dynamics 1.0 is released 21/11/06
Blue Cat's Dynamics is a dynamics effect processor that can be used as a compressor, limiter, gate, expander or even distortion unit.
Hereâ€™s what Blue Cat have to say about the plug-in in their own wordsâ€¦
You can manage the dynamics response of the plug-in with a unique two-thresholds system. The plug-in includes an input filter as well as a side chain filter, in order to control the frequencies affected by the compression. Its continuous VCA/Opto and Peak/RMS controls let you smoothly and precisely choose the behavior of the envelope detection like you have never been able to.
A brick wall limiter/clipper has been added to the output for a complete control of the dynamics response. You can use this software as a real time side chain compressor as well, thanks to its unique MIDI CC & automation output. Side chaining has never been so easy, as you can see in our tutorial, and it even lets you trigger external hardware devices! It's also possible to trigger other effects according to the dynamics response, as shown here: you can build your own dynamics processing effect.
The real time display of the detected envelope under the compression curve let you know what's exactly going on in the dynamics processor. You can also visualize what's been applied to your audio signal with the real time in/out envelopes display: there is no easier way to compare the input and output signals in real time. You can also record all this information as automation curves, so that it's possible to monitor the modifications applied to the signal on top of the audio signal representation in your favorite host. See our monitoring tutorial.
All these features can be controlled from a user-friendly and skinnable user interface (customize it to your own needs!), or from any hardware/software MIDI controller. MIDI learn has not been forgotten so that MIDI setup is fast and reliable.
The package includes a mono and a stereo verison for optimal CPU usage. Main Features
Full featured dynamics processor: compressor, gate, limiter, expander, distortion.
Total control over the processor: continuous peak/RMS and Opto/VCA modes selection.
Total control over the signal: dry/wet control, input fiter, side chain filter.
Post brickwall limiter or waveshaper.
Optimal monitoring: dynamics response and input/output envelopes real time display, main compression information can be recorded as automation curves.
Best quality: up to 4x oversampling for the best sounding quality
Side chaining made easy: a unique way to perform side chain compression and much more.
Real time MIDI control with advanced settings (MIDI channel and CC numbers, with complete response curve control) and MIDI learn.
Multiple skins included for optimal user experience.