Blue Cat Hot Tuna

Blue Cat Hot Tuna

Blue Cat Hot Tuna


Blue Cat's Hot Tuna is a high-precision chromatic tuner plug-in designed for both live and studio use. It offers features like signal dimming or muting when active and adjustable reference frequency, ensuring you stay in tune without affecting real-time audio performance.

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Stay in Tune with Blue Cat's Hot Tuna


Blue Cat's Hot Tuna is a chromatic tuner plug-in that combines high precision with ease of use. Whether you're performing live or recording in the studio, Hot Tuna ensures that you're always in tune without affecting your real-time audio engine.

Key Features

The plug-in allows you to dim or mute the signal when the tuner is active, a crucial feature for live performances. The reference frequency is adjustable between 430 and 450 Hz, accommodating non-standard tunings.

Performance Optimised

Most of the processing is performed in the background, ensuring that the tuner has minimal impact on the real-time audio engine of your host software.


Hot Tuna is available in most plug-in formats for both Mac and Windows, including VST-2, VST-3, AU, and AAX. It is also available as a built-in effect in Blue Cat's Axiom, the multi-effects processor for guitar and bass.

Key Features

  • High-precision chromatic tuner
  • Option to dim or mute the signal when active
  • Adjustable reference frequency (430 to 450 Hz)
  • Minimal CPU load and impact on real-time audio
  • Available in VST-2, VST-3, AU, and AAX formats
  • Compatible with both Mac and Windows
Specification Details
Supported OS (Mac) Mac OS 10.9 or newer
Supported OS (Windows) Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10
Supported Plug-in Formats (Mac) VST-2, VST-3, AU, AAX
Supported Plug-in Formats (Windows) VST-2, VST-3, AAX
CPU Requirement (Windows) An SSE2-enabled processor (Pentium 4 or newer)

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