Blue Cat's Protector v2.03
by Blue Cat Audio
(Blue Cat Audio Website)
Owned by user BlueCat

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File Size: 9.2 MB
License Conditions:

One single instance of the plug-in per session. The effect is bypassed for 4 seconds every 45 seconds. Registration: US$74.00

System Requirements:

VST/AU/RTAS host application.

Last Updated: 2014-02-10
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Software Description

Blue Cat's Protector is a stereo brickwall limiter plug-in in DirectX and VST formats for Windows. This new plug-in offers very few controls and yet provides a large palette of sounds: from very transparent limiting to hard digital clipping or soft analogue saturation, it can be used as a master limiter, loudness maximizer or distortion unit.


  • 0 dB stereo brickwall peak limiter and waveshaper.
  • Continuous control of the dynamics response from transparent limiting to colorful distortion.
  • Stereo link control.
  • Large audio levels and gain reduction meters for optimal monitoring.
  • Side chaining capability: a unique way to perform side chain compression and much more.
  • Plugin window transparency management.
  • Smooth Bypass: activate/deactivate the plug-in with absolutely no noise.
  • Undo/Redo.
  • Import/Export presets and share them between the directX and VST versions.
  • Zero latency.

Changes in 2.0.3:

  • Plug-in version number is now available when using "Get Info" in the Finder.
  • Improved display of Audio Unit parameters in most host applications.
  • Fixed window frame not showing with Cubase 7.5 (32-bit) on Mac.
  • About window does not show up first in the corner of the screen anymore.
  • Copy/paste the plug-in's current state from the presets menu using the system clipboard.
  • Improved plug-in's memory efficiency
  • Fixed version number reported to host application for VST and Audio Unit versions.

New in v2.0

  • Smaller Binaries on Mac
  • Fixed presets-related crashes in Cubase on Mac.
  • Fixed user interface display issues in Wavelab on Mac.
  • Fixed MIDI output for 64-bit VST version.
  • New customizable interface
  • New I/O RMS meters
  • Gain reduction history display
  • Zoom into meters for precision
  • Average loudness boost meter
  • Integrated presets manager with more presets
  • DC filter added
  • Customizable Automation range and response curve
  • Accessible Automation and MIDI settings
  • Better algorithms for limiter precision
  • Easier side chaining
  • Shortened display name and is now in Dynamics category in ProTools
  • Improved CPU performance and loading time

New in v1.2

  • RTAS plugin format support for Pro Tools (Mac and Windows).
  • Mac AU 64-bit format support (compatible with 64-bit Logic 9.1 on Snow Leopard)
  • Space bar does not trigger plug-in buttons anymore (avoids conflict with transport control in most applications).
  • Demo version now displays a nag screen only once per session, and only when opening the user interface of the plug-in.
  • Fixed MIDI learn issues.
  • Mac: fixed user interface crashes in some hosts under Snow Leopard.
  • Mac: fixed keyboard/mouse focus issues in some hosts.
  • Mac: fixed multiple screens issue.
  • Mac-AU: fixed user interface resizing issue when changing skin in some hosts (Logic).
  • Mac-AU: fixed settings lost issue when doing offline rendering in some applications.
  • Mac AU: output parameters routing now works for more than one instance in Logic Pro's Environment.
  • Mac AU: fixed output parameters that could exceed defined range and not record properly as automation curves.
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