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Blue Cat Audio Destructor Explained®

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    3:12

    Let’s get a taste of what this plugin is all about.

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    Tutorial 2

    Getting Around

    5:31

    Now let’s take a look at the interface and signal flow.

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    Tutorial 3

    Filters

    4:37

    Gotta have them. In this video we’ll go over the pre and post filters.

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    Tutorial 4

    Destruction Modules

    6:05

    Finally, our star. Here’s where all those wonderful harmonics are made.

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    Tutorial 5

    The Shaper Curve

    7:33

    Now let’s take a look under the hood and do some advanced editing.

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    Tutorial 6

    Take a Listen

    14:00

    Here are some audio examples over a bunch of different instruments.

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    Tutorial 7

    MIDI & Automation

    3:01

    Finally, let’s talk about controlling Destructor with MIDI.

Blue Cat Audio is ready to destroy the world in a great sounding way with their new Destructor plug-in. Learn all about this awesome sonic manipulator with your host Scottie Dugan in these in-depth video tutorials.

After an introduction to the plug-in is and what it can do, Scottie shows you your way around the plug-in, followed by detailed explorations of the Filters, Destruction Modules, Shaper Curve and more. You’ll also get examples of Destructor being used on different instruments and more.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you have Destructor and want to really understand it, or you’re thinking about getting it and want to see what it can do, watch “Blue Cat Audio Destructor Explained” today!

michaelnk
Submitted 1 month ago

good tutorial

good tutorial, but an amp sim (the main purpose) having a tutorial without a guitar DI is in a way disappointing. not for me, but for the people who do recording DI and is checking this video specifically for that. the explanation of the dynamics was useful though, but it could have gone further in that, as that's the core of the plugin too. I think this plugin deserves another video - be it "producing with XXX" or "advanced", etc. nice video overall.

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bombota
Submitted 2 months ago

Helpful overview

It's a good overview of BC's Destructor. Two things I think would make these videos better: 1) the product can obviously do a lot of stuff, that's why we love it, but its core is guitar distortion (as the name of the product and more than half of the presets imply), however, these videos spend very little time on using BCD shaping guitar tone; 2) I think the presenter could have spent more time preparing the examples he used. Quite frequently it seemed as if he was just moving knobs from 0 to 11, and sometimes the signal even clipped. Still, good intro to all the options and controls available in this super complex plugin.


hodshonf
Submitted 1 year ago

Not just a guitar amp sim!!!

Blue Cat has something special with this plugin. Gate, compression, EQ, distortion/saturation... Fantastic displays and (from what i can tell) numberless metering!!! the Groove3/Blue Cat video series for this plugin is indispensable. 5 ++++ Stars to both Groove3 and Blue Cat.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician, Sound Designer, Hobbyist, Sound for Film/TV

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andrex
Submitted 1 year ago

Great quality Video,Sound & Content

Taking this for a test drive and am really impressed with the quality of the video and the content.

I am a: Musician, Hobbyist

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blue kitty
Submitted 1 year ago

Excellent In-Depth Tutorial

The tutorial covers the entire set of features of the plug-in (including side chain distortion!) and yet it remains simple to understand. Well done!

I am a: Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician

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I grew up taking classical piano lessons, so music has always been a part of my life. It started out as a daily chore and eventually evolved into a passion. Now I am very lucky to call it my profession.

2. What training have you had?

After thirteen years of private piano lessons I decided to pursue a formal degree. Two years in and I realized it wasn't for me. From that point on a began teaching myself and taking various online courses that offered subjects that excited me. I've gotten to learn and sit under individuals who are way better than I am.

3. When did you get into recording?

Ableton Live and the ability to make music with a computer were the two biggest reasons I didn't continue pursue a formal degree. I was in a band, we cut a DIY "garage album" and that started the obsession. The once obscured world of synths, hardware and software was now overwhealming as I transitioned away from a piano only mindset.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I have the great privilege to be working with Ableton as one of their Ableton Certified Trainers. Being a part of that community has been really amazing and life changing. I have yet to work with anyone rich and famous... but I have a feeling one day some of these crazy talented people will be. I get to work with students and artists who are chasing their musical dreams. I like the purity and passion that comes with that.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Well, I've always been told that I'm a good teacher but I hated talking to people I didn't know. It took a while to get over those introvert tendencies and fear of public speaking and now I can't get enough. Watching a student get that lightbulb breakthrough or seeing an ignition of passion after the transfer of knowledge creates such a sense of fulfillment for me. I can't not teach.

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Blue Cat Audio Destructor Explained® is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from good tutorial good tutorial, but an amp sim (the main purpose) having a tutorial without a guitar DI is in a way disappointing. not for me, but for the people who do recording DI and is checking this video specifically for that. the explanation of the dynamics was useful though, but it could have gone further in that, as that's the core of the plugin too. I think this plugin deserves another video - be it "producing with XXX" or "advanced", etc. nice video overall.
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Helpful overview It's a good overview of BC's Destructor. Two things I think would make these videos better: 1) the product can obviously do a lot of stuff, that's why we love it, but its core is guitar distortion (as the name of the product and more than half of the presets imply), however, these videos spend very little time on using BCD shaping guitar tone; 2) I think the presenter could have spent more time preparing the examples he used. Quite frequently it seemed as if he was just moving knobs from 0 to 11, and sometimes the signal even clipped. Still, good intro to all the options and controls available in this super complex plugin.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Not just a guitar amp sim!!! Blue Cat has something special with this plugin. Gate, compression, EQ, distortion/saturation... Fantastic displays and (from what i can tell) numberless metering!!! the Groove3/Blue Cat video series for this plugin is indispensable. 5 ++++ Stars to both Groove3 and Blue Cat.
Date published: 2016-10-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great quality Video,Sound & Content Taking this for a test drive and am really impressed with the quality of the video and the content.
Date published: 2016-10-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent In-Depth Tutorial The tutorial covers the entire set of features of the plug-in (including side chain distortion!) and yet it remains simple to understand. Well done!
Date published: 2016-10-13