Blue Cat’s PatchWork is a universal plug-ins patchbay that can host up to 64 VST plug-ins into any Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) in one instance. It is possible to chain effects in series or create up to 8 parallel chains that can be activated independently. This lets you create your favorite effects or instruments configurations within the plug-in, without the need for multiple busses. These configurations can be saved as presets and recalled instantly, or shared with multiple DAWs, using any plug-in format (full list below). Despite the name, you can forget about wires or cables: configuring plug-ins routing is as simple as adding or removing a row or a column in the rack’s matrix.
For each plug-in slot, latency compensation, presets management, undo/redo integration, and individual plug-in bypass are included for optimal operation. The plug-in also stores the position of the window for each plug-in so that the layout is restored with your session or saved with presets.
The plug-in is available as an audio effect or a virtual instrument so that it can be inserted on any type of track, with up to 8 audio channels.
Input and output level meters are also included to monitor the signal that is dispatched to inserted plug-ins.
Configurable VST, VST3 or Audio Unit plug-ins rack: host up to 64 third party plug-ins or instruments in series or parallel.
Available as an effect, virtual instrument or standalone application.
Build your own effects chains: up to 8 “pre” and “post” plug-ins slots to chain plug-ins in series.
Parallel processing made easy: up to 8 parallel plug-ins chains, with phase flip, solo and gain controls.
Host up to 8 virtual instruments in parallel and mix them within the plug-in.
Global Dry/Wet control (“Mix”).
Parameters Mapping: map sub plug-ins parameters to automate them or use a control surface.
Flexible MIDI routing: connect sub plug-ins together or with the host application.
Flexible Audio routing: connect sub plug-ins i/o to any audio channel.
External side chain and multiple outputs support.
Link pre and post gains for automatic gain compensation.
Cut, Copy and paste plug-ins with their settings between slots.
Recall complex processing setups and plug-ins layouts with one click and share them between your DAWs.
Input and output levels monitoring.
Plug-ins Latency compensation.
Supports VST Shell plug-ins.
Fully customizable user interface, with multiple sizes.
V2.2 (2018/09/07) •Added 4 new built-in plug-ins (reverb, harmonizer, wah, mute). •New factory presets. •Major presets loading improvements: hosted plug-ins are now reloaded only when changed, and updated otherwise. Improves performance and audio rendering when loading presets using the same plug-ins. •Faster GUI loading / instantaneous GUI display after it has been opened once. •Performance and memory usage improvements. •Fixed: changing bypass in the Audio Unit version did not update host application’s bypass state. •Fixed: bypass buttons are now in sync with the hosted plug-ins’ state. •Win: fixed copy/paste that sometimes stopped working until next app restart.