Despite its very simple set of controls, it offers a wide range of sounds and it is also suitable as a track limiter for more creative effects such as distortion, pumping or heavy limiting.
Its large colorful peak and RMS meters and its custom dynamics histogram provide premium visual feedback and make it the perfect tool to monitor and control the dynamics on your master buss. You can also check in real time the loudness boost obtained with the limiter.
Beyond its powerful dynamics processing features, and like most of our plug-ins, Blue Cat's Protector also offers an original side chain capability thanks to its MIDI CC output. This unique technique not only lets you do side chain limiting but also parameters modulation: control any parameter of any plugin to create powerful side chain effects in real time.
0 dB brickwall peak limiter and waveshaper.
Continuous control of the dynamics response from transparent limiting to colorful distortion.
Stereo link control.
DC Filter to get rid of DC offset.
Large zoomable peak and RMS audio levels and gain reduction meters for optimal monitoring.
Loudness boost monitoring.
Fully configurable dynamics response histogram.
Side chaining capability: a unique way to perform side chain compression and much more.
No latency (except with lookahead).
Blue Cat Audio Standards:
Available in most plug-in formats for Mac and Windows.
Full MIDI control and automation support, MIDI Learn.
No CPU load on idle: processing shuts down when fed with silence (optimal CPU usage).
Customizable user interface with transparency & zoom.
Automation and MIDI output: record output parameters as automation curves or send MIDI CC messages to other plug-ins for powerful side chain effects.
Smooth Bypass: noiseless plug-in activation / deactivation.
Full featured integrated presets manager.
Copy/paste the state of the plug-in between instances.
Any sample rate supported.
An SSE2-enabled processor (Pentium 4 or newer).
Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 or 10.
Any VST / AAX compatible host software (32 or 64 bit).
Mac OS X
An Intel processor.
Mac OS 10.7 or newer.
Any VST / Audio Unit (32/64-bit) / AAX compatibleapplication.
For more information about supported platforms, see our FAQ.
One single instance of the plug-in per session.
The effect is bypassed for 4 seconds every 45 seconds.