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"My most used plugin — I have an instance on practically every channel of every song I produce, for sidechaining using MIDI triggers."Madeon. French house/electro house/nu-disco/pop producer.
"I'm working on my album and VolumeShaper is on half the channels of every song, no joke. I use it for a variety of sidechain compression effects on mainly synths and drum loops, and it's easy to experiment with different rhythms of the compression."Steve Aoki. American Electro House musician, record producer and music executive. In 2012, Pollstar designated Aoki as the highest grossing dance artist in North America from tours.
"VolumeShaper is an exciting tool in my arsenal; acting as an envelope designer to really hone in on the dynamics and punch of a song. It's also the perfect sidechainer."Rik Simpson. Grammy Award Winner (Coldplay, Jay Z, Kasabian).
Includes Curve 2, FilterShaper 3, FilterShaper Core, PanShaper 2, TimeShaper, VolumeShaper 5, WidthShaper and MidiShaper. Save 52% off the combined prices of the individual products!
For Experimentation & Detailed Tweaking
Curve 2 is a software synthesizer with an irresistible waveform editor, huge sound library and slick interface. Ideal for both experimentation and detailed tweaking at an excellent sound quality.
Feed Curve's oscillators, LFOs and envelopes with custom waveforms. For anything rhythmic from wobbles to FX loops and evolving pads. For broad oscillator timbres from deep basses to shrill, aggressive snarls.
A huge library will get you started, with quality presets by well-known preset designers such as Michael Kastrup, Pluginguru, Myagi, Xenos Soundworks, Soundsdivine, and hidden pearls from the Curve community.
Curve 2 provides completely new possibilities for experimentation and detailed tweaking, with a simple to use, immediate, slick interface.
Sound Features - Curve features aliasing-free oscillators with custom waveforms, noise generation and broad FM options. Waveform crossfades provide for changing timbres; a comprehensive unison mode delivers fat lead sounds, wide pads and massive sound. Drawable LFOs deliver everything from melodic and rhythmic patterns to dubstep wobbles and punishing bit-crushing effects. Flexible filter routing, a feature-rich mono mode plus legato and glide, are all designed for great depth of control.
Preset Library - Curve's preset library is a shared online database, providing a constant source of inspirational sound. Public preset sharing allows an ever-increasing number of great presets, public preset voting will help you manage the vast number of sounds, all from within the plugin. Curve ships with an excerpt of this ever-growing sound library. Macro knobs let you explore vast sound variations quickly, for quick access to those parameters that define the core of a sound.
Elegant Interface - Curve shows you everything important at a glance, featuring high contrasts and a fresh color scheme. Inbuilt MIDI assignment allows you to set up external MIDI controllers quickly.
The Curve Community - Since the first beta of Curve 1.0, the Curve community has steered the synthesizer's future by submitting feature requests, comments and bug reports, and by sharing presets. Curve 2 is the result of our users submitting wishes and uploading great sounds. Big thanks to all of you!
Learn more about Curve 2.
A Detailed, Interconnected Toolbox for Shaping Your Sound
FilterShaper 3 takes a giant leap into unconventional sound design with two powerful filters, freely editable modulation curves, and an immensely flexible modulation framework.
The new Sallen-Key type filters deliver a rich, warm, intricate sound. Create complex, shifting, interweaving effects. Apply subtle nuances or giant wobbles. From filtersweeps and stereo tremolo to surgically-precise filter control and multiband sidechain effects.
Experiment and Explore - Start with two filters, running in serial or in parallel, plus a set of simple controls. Then set things in motion: All main controls have their own modulation section with two flexible LFOs and one envelope follower each. For advanced effects editing, each LFO in turn has its own speed and intensity control — each with its own LFO and envelope follower. And all LFOs can be MIDI triggered. Visual feedback on each control and oscilloscope views on each LFO keep you focused. And a community-powered, ever-growing library of presets provides starting points and inspiration for your own sounds.
Total Precision Control - FilterShaper 3 excels at surgically precise control. For pinpoint tweaking of the modulation curve and a close-up oscilloscope view, open up the detail panel. Filter out a specific beat in a loop. Tame a booming kick. Or shape a tired sample into something lively and vibrant. You have two filters, 60 LFOs, and 50 envelope followers at your fingertips — a detailed, interconnected toolbox for shaping your sound.
Advanced Multiband Sidechain Effects - As well as pinpoint editing, pulsing rhythmic effects, and left-field, alien craziness, FilterShaper 3 can deliver flexible, precisely timed sidechain compression effects. For multiband sidechain, set up filter one to manage the lows and assign filter two to the highs. Duck out the bass when the kick hits, take out the highs to emphasize a snare — simply draw the curve for each as required. Download the demo and try it out for yourself.
Learn more about FilterShaper 3.
Essential Filter With Custom Modulation
FilterShaper Core combines the great-sounding filter technology of the full FilterShaper 3 with a streamlined modulation system. Using the same acclaimed Sallen-Key filters as FilterShaper 3, you can expect all the richness, warmth and intricacy of a high-quality analogue filter.
Apply subtle nuances or giant wobbles. From filter sweeps to surgically-precise frequency control. Simply draw the exact LFO shape you need – our unique curve-editing tools make it fast and easy.
Running inside Cableguys' exclusive new ShaperBox creative effects rack, you can stack up FilterShaper Core with other Cableguys Shapers to create elaborate, multilayered effects for your productions.
- 18 Filter Modes
- Warm Sweeps
- Rich Wobbles
- Easy to LFO Editing
Learn more about FilterShaper Core.
Bring The Flexibility Of Curve To Your Plugins & Hardware Synths
Powered by Curve's unique modulations engine, MidiShaper brings Curve's flexible yet powerful LFOs and envelopes to all your favorite synthesizers and effects.
Four LFOs and four envelope generators work together in a sophisticated modulations matrix that can be set up to output modulated pitch, modwheel, channel aftertouch or any MIDI control messages.
MidiShaper's LFOs can run infinitely or be retriggered, synced to your DAW from a buzzy 1/128 to an expansive 32 bars, set to the played note, or run from 0.02 Hz up to the audible range and brain frequency. Like Curve, MidiShaper features completely editable waveforms for its LFOs.
If your plugin or DAW allows for MIDI control, you have a great tool at hand to create vivid, inspiring sounds and bring the flexibility of Curve to your favorite software plugins, hardware synthesizers, MIDI VJ tools, lighting consoles and 1980's MIDI keyboards.
Try it out - download the demo (located by the window that displays MidiShaper's price) and let MidiShaper loose on your audio productions!
Routing MidiShaper - MidiShaper outputs MIDI data. Routing MidiShaper to external outboard equipment is simple to do via external MIDI ports.
Using MidiShaper to control software instruments and effects can be relatively simple as in Reaper and Ableton Live, can be complex with pitfalls as in Apple Logic, or might require some special tricks as in Sonar. It all depends on how well the DAW of your choice handles internal MIDI routings and automation. Also please note that not all plugins support automation of their parameters.
We recommend that you try the free MidiShaper demo first to see if it works for you in your setup.
If you succeed, you'll get super-flexible LFOs and envelopes added to your favorite hardware devices, to your sequencer's controls and to your software synthesizers and effects.
- Enhance Synths and Effects
- Powerful LFOs and Envelopes
- Breathe Life into Static Sound
Stereo Steroids To Animate Any Mix
Powerful, fast modulation editing, multiband options, a streamlined interface, and unparalleled ease of use: PanShaper takes stereo control to a new level.
Our unique editing tools let you add panning effects fast, and with pinpoint detail. Multiband modulation controls provide the final touch for in-depth editing — the possibilities are wider than you can imagine.
For evolving, fluid modulation or rhythmic patterns, for surgical panning edits of single hits within a loop, for subtle oscillation or intense motion from left to right. For a more lively sound, and for pinpoint panning control.
New for version 2, PanShaper now runs inside Cableguys' exclusive new ShaperBox creative effects rack. You can use PanShaper on its own, or stack it up with other Cableguys Shapers to create elaborate, multilayered effects for your productions. Take advantage of the new MIDI Trigger system to switch curves on the fly with the press of a MIDI key. And enjoy improved CPU and RAM efficiency along with even better-sounding interpolation.
- Waveform-based modulation editing
- Multiband split with spectrum view and 6dB or 12dB slopes
- Independent modulation curves for each band
- Multiple panning modes (0/3/4.5/6dB "Stereo Balance" and "Stereo Combined") for deep control
- Sample-accurate LFO, in sync with your DAW, and in Hz mode up to the audible range or retriggered via MIDI
- Precise display of left/right volume for helpful visual control
- Preset library and fast access to a comprehensive selection of preset curves
- Multiband Panner
- Pinpoint Placement
- Rhythmic Modulator
Learn more about PanShaper 2.
Twist Time - Transform Any Sound
Shape the flow of time to create everything from essential everyday FX to unique multiband transformations.
Just like a DJ scratching vinyl, TimeShaper lets you grab hold of time, slowing down or accelerating your music. Simply draw the exact LFO shape you need – our unique curve-editing tools make it fast and easy.
Stutter and glitch a synth or vocal line to create gritty edits for your EDM track. Chop up and rearrange a DnB breakbeat on the fly. Add repeating house build-ups with just one click. Drop in instant tape-stops and DJ scratches. Or go wild and come up with something totally new – TimeShaper is a seriously insane must-try creative time-twister tool for producers of any genre!
Multiband operation massively multiplies the possibilities. Want to reverse the bass while you stutter the midrange and tape-stop the treble? Now you can!
Running inside Cableguys' exclusive new ShaperBox creative effects rack, you can use TimeShaper on its own, or stack it up with other Cableguys Shapers to create elaborate, multilayered effects for your productions.
- Multiband Stutter
Learn more about TimeShaper.
For Dynamic Mixes & Pinpoint Sound
VolumeShaper lets you shape the levels of any audio signal in pinpoint detail.
From multiband sidechain compression effects to extreme gating, from tempo-synced stutter to precise sample-shaping — VolumeShaper provides a wealth of creative musical effects with a visual approach to volume.
VolumeShaper features multiband waveform-based editing, a comprehensive selection of preset curves, a precise oscilloscope, a big spectrum view and an updated preset library. It runs sample-accurate in sync with your DAW, in Hz mode up to the audible range or retriggered via MIDI.
New for version 5, VolumeShaper now runs inside Cableguys' exclusive new ShaperBox creative effects rack. Use VolumeShaper on its own, or stack it up with other Cableguys Shapers to create elaborate, multilayered effects for your productions. Take advantage of the new MIDI Trigger system to switch curves on the fly with the press of a MIDI key. And enjoy improved CPU and RAM efficiency along with even better-sounding interpolation.
- Multiband Level
Learn more about VolumeShaper 5.
Go Wide - Expand Your Stereo Range
Define your stereo image in ultimate detail with three bands of mid/side stereo adjustment, each with its own modulation curve.
Use WidthShaper for sound design, mixing or mastering – it's just at home on single tracks as on the master bus.
Multiband Control - Add width only to frequencies that need it with easy multiband control. Widen the midrange for a fuller sound – use tight band settings to pick out specific mix elements. Add top-end sparkle with treble widening. Or narrow the bass right down to mono and add solidity to your bottom end.
Precision Timing - Detailed, curve-based modulation for each band means you can introduce the effect only where needed. How about applying stereo widening only to certain snare hits to make them leap out of the speakers? Or try fast fades to expand any sound's body without compromising its transient attack. Use longer fades to make a synth grow and grow during a build-up. And try a custom wave shape to make the entire stereo image pulsate to any rhythm you can imagine! Remember: it's all multiband, too.
Advanced Features - WidthShaper runs sample-accurate in sync with your track's tempo, or in free-running Hz mode up to the audible range, for creative effects. You can even trigger the width modulation curve via MIDI notes. A precise oscilloscope and large spectrum view offer concise visual feedback. Plenty of preset curves give you a head-start.
Running inside Cableguys' exclusive new ShaperBox creative effects rack, you can use WidthShaper on its own, or stack it up with other Cableguys Shapers to create elaborate, multilayered effects for your productions.
- Multiband Stero Enhancer
- Mid-Side Modulator
- Bass Tightner
Learn more about WidthShaper.
- Mac OS X 10.8 or later
- VST or AU host sequencer
- 32- or 64-bit
- 2 GHz CPU with SSE2 support
- Windows 7, 8 or 10
- VST host sequencer
- 32- or 64-bit Mac:
- 2 GHz Intel CPU
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