Blue Cat’s Axiom 1.3 – Multi-Effects Processor & AMP

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Friday, 27 September 2019
  • Time to read: 2 min.

Blue Cat’s Axiom – Multi-Effects Processor And Amp Simulation For Guitar And Bass

Blue Cat announced the release of Blue Cat’s Axiom 1.3 free updates with major improvements.

Blue Cat’s Axiom 1.3 a guitar and bass multi-effects processor is packed with new features: a new presets and sub-presets browser to find and create tones quickly.

The new 2D amp tones explorer from Destructor 1.5 with amp models morphing, 2 new distortion pedals, 2 new built-in effects, hundreds of new presets for guitar, bass and effects, and many other improvements.

Axiom 1.3

New features

  • New amp tones explorer with amp models morphing: explore and morph amps in 2 dimensions to create unique new tones easily.
  • New presets (and sub-presets) browser with the built-in search: find factory or user amp models and effect chains to create new patches.
  • Added hundreds of new presets, sub-presets, new amp models (from Destructor 1.5) and new reverbs, delays and modulation effects from Late Replies 1.4.
  • MIDI Program Change preference is now saved into session instead of global preferences, so each instance can now use different MIDI channels. It is also saved in the user default preset.
  • VST3: added program change support for VST3 plug-in format.
  • VST3: added MIDI output support for VST3 plug-in format.

Built-in effects

  • New “Overdrive” and “Overgrind” distortion pedals.
  • New Level (volume control) and Micro EQ built-in plug-ins.
  • Added a gain parameter to several built-in plug-ins to avoid volume changes when switched on/off (pitch and frequency shifters, modulation effects, delays).
  • Increased knobs precision for pitch shifter and waveshaper built-in plug-ins for smoother control.
  • Increased gain control range for distortion pedals.

Third party plug-ins host

  • VST and VST3 plug-ins previously displayed as missing because of name changes are now relocated automatically (Waves major updates, 32 and 64-bit plug-ins with different names etc.)
  • Improved auto-relocation performance when a large number of plug-ins have moved.
  • VST3 Host: added MIDI output and program change support for recenlty updated VST3 plug-ins.

Other fixes and improvements

  • Hovering the mouse on the current preset name now displays a tooltip with the full path of the last loaded preset file.
  • Enlarged the area to click on plug-ins bypass and “Show Editor” buttons.
  • Improved plug-in and app listing in Windows 10 start menu.
  • Fixed an issue with hosted plug-ins editors not always restored in the right position in Cubase on Windows.
  • VST: the user interface is now properly resized in Cubase on Windows.
  • Mac: fixed issue with Magic Mouse that could trigger drag and drop instead of mouse click.
  • Mac: faster GUI rendering on recent Mac OS systems (up to 5x faster on level meters).
  • Mac: fixed user interface not properly shown on retina displays in some applications built with the 10.14 Mac OS SDK.
  • Spectrum analyzer display of built-in EQ will not take priority over DAW or other plug-ins user interfaces.
  • Changing the slope of lowpass and highpass filters in the built-in EQ is now smoother.
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