Blue Cat's PatchWork Alternatives

    Blue Cat's PatchWork is described as 'universal plug-ins patchbay that can host up to 64 VST, VST3, Audio Unit or built-in plug-ins into any Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) in one instance'. There are more than 25 alternatives to Blue Cat's PatchWork for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPhone, BSD and iPad. The best alternative is GarageBand, which is free. Other great apps like Blue Cat's PatchWork are Carla (Free, Open Source), Cantabile (Paid), VSTHost (Free Personal) and SAVIHost (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 25, 2020

    1. Welcome to the school of rock. A Mac-sized practice space. Your own recording studio. If you want to learn to play an instrument, write music, or record a song, GarageBand can help — whether you’re a rookie or a rock star.
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    2. Carla is an audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats. It has some nice features like automation of parameters via MIDI CC (and send output back as MIDI too) and full OSC control.
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    3. Cantabile is a music workstation for live performing musicians. Build your ideal rig - one that leaves you free to focus on giving your best performance.
    4. VSTHost enables the user to test VST-plugins in realtime. Multiple Plugins can be connected in chain or parallel. Besides musicproduction this tool can also be helpful for VOIP applications.
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    5. Make VST instrument plugins into standalone apps.
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    6. Metaplugin is a plugin that loads other plugins. As simple as that. Build your own effect networks with this plugin wrapper using any VST/VST3 (and AU, if you’re on Mac) effect you already have on your harddisk.
    7. Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer is a unique plug-in that splits the signal into several frequency bands and lets you re-mix and process them as if they were separate tracks: change levels, apply panning, add built-in effects, or even third party plug-ins.
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    8. inTone 2 works as a simple jamming tool as well as a sophisticated playback machine. It is a live production mixer that processes multiple audio inputs with studio plug-ins.
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    9. VST host, manager, able to Layer, Split and save MULTIS. Has chord player module. Manage all your presets.
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    10. NDLive turns your laptop into an FX rack at low latency. NDLive is a platform that allows you to safely use the VST NeoductionTools plugins and third parties plugins with the reliability of your regular DAW and the latency of your live mixer.
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