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Paris, France, 2012/03/28: Blue Cat Audio (http://www.bluecataudio.com) has released Blue Cat's Freeware Pack II, a complete redesign of its free audio plug-ins for Mac and PC.

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This release mainly brings new plug-ins to the bundle (dual channel EQ, stereo phaser), as well as completely redesigned versions of the existing plug-ins: new user interfaces, a new presets management system, new MIDI and automation mapping capabilities, many new presets, Windows AAX support, and much more (details below).

The plug-ins are available for download for free as a single bundle or separately on www.bluecataudio.com, in VST, RTAS, AAX, Audio Unit and DirectX formats (32 and 64-bit).

What's new in Blue Cat's Freeware Pack II:
- New Plug-ins included:
  * A dual channels EQ is now included in Blue Cat's Triple EQ, with both left/right and mid/side capabilities.
  * The stereo version of Blue Cat's Phaser is now free and included.

- Streamlined plug-ins collection: plug-ins have been grouped together for simpler install and usage.

- New features:
  * New user interface.
  * New integrated presets manager:
    + Load/save presets from the plug-in's user interface.
    + Organize presets with folders.
    + Customize the default preset.
    + Exchange presets easily.
  * Automation range and response curve can now be customized for each parameter.
  * Automation and MIDI settings (channel, MIDI learn etc.) are now accessible from the main user interface.
  * AAX plug-in format is now also supported on Windows.

-Improvements:
  * Plug-in name has been shortened for a clearer display in mixer view for most host applications.
  * The plug-ins now appears in the appropriate category in Pro Tools ("Dynamics", "EQ" or "Modulation").
  * Changed the default VST install path on Windows.
  * Improved default response curve for automation and MIDI control.
  * Added new presets.
  * Improved value display in fine edit window.
  * Improved user manual.

-Optimizations and Performance Improvements:
  * Reduced VST plug-in loading time.
  * Improved parameters precision (now stored as 64-bit).
  * More compact presets format (uses less space and loads faster).
  * Smaller binaries on Mac (dropped PowerPC support).

-Bug Fixes:
  * Fixed presets-related crashes in Cubase on Mac.
  * Fixed user interface display issues in Wavelab 7 on Mac.

System requirements:
- Intel Mac running Mac OS X Lion (10.7), Snow Leopard (10.6), or Leopard (10.5).
- PC running Windows 7, Vista or XP.

Bundle link:

Pricing: FREE.
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