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FilterShaper Core 2

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28 Filter Types • Warm Sweeps • Rich Wobbles • Flexible LFOs

Experience all the richness, warmth and intricacy of a high-quality analogue filter with FilterShaper Core 2. Choose from warm Sallen-Key filters based on classic hardware designs, and Clean zero-delay feedback (ZDF) modes. Create amazing modulations and wild patterns in seconds with a drawable LFO and dynamic envelope follower on every band.

Running inside Cableguys' ShaperBox 2 effects plugin, use FilterShaper Core 2 on its own or with other Shapers — they all work in exactly the same way, stacking up to create elaborate, multilayered effects that'll make your productions stand out.

Do all this with FilterShaper Core 2

  • Add movement to loops: Put a fresh spin on your samples, or add life just where it's needed with tempo-synced drawable LFOs
  • Design gritty textures: Get wild robot FX with insane LFO speeds that go right up to 5.24kHz – well into the audio range!
  • Create reactive movement: From funky talking bass to poppin' percussion, use envelope followers to track every peak of your audio
  • Energise pads: Make static, sustained sounds groove with pumping, pulsating filter rhythms
  • Isolate drum hits: Extract kicks and other percussive hits with precision filtering. Then use them in your own tracks.
  • Filter in multiband: Get creative! Filter lows, mids and highs independently to design unique effects
  • Create chain reactions: Make filter cutoff on one channel react to sounds on another track using external sidechaining


28 colourful filter types

From classic low-pass to notch, peaking and beyond, from clean and clear to fat, warm and driven. Choose from 28 diverse filters for juicy basslines, sweeping synths, modulated percussion, explosive FX, and more. New for FilterShaper Core 2: 8 Phaser modes, and zero-delay feedback (ZDF) Clean algorithms for an even more analogue response.

LFOs that you design

From smoothly flowing cutoff sweeps to intense stepped resonance tweaks, any pattern or wave shape you can imagine are just clicks away with Cableguys' famous wave-editing tools. Lock your LFOs to host tempo with sample accuracy, or trigger in any rhythm with MIDI notes.

Introducing Pens

New for FilterShaper Core 2: Designing your dream filter LFO just got even easier with three powerful, easy-to-grasp Pens. Draw crisp lines, smooth arcs and flowing S-curves. Create precise movements and wild rhythmic sequences. Switch back to classic single-node editing anytime.

Flexible envelope followers

New for FilterShaper Core 2: Make the filters on each band react to the dynamics of your beats, loops, melodies – anything. Use envelope followers to open cutoff with each snare hit. Increase resonance as synths grow louder. Trigger from other tracks in your project using sidechain routing.

Multiband filtering

New for FilterShaper Core 2: Add a bouncing band-pass to the treble. Stick a phaser on the mids. Turbo-charge the bass with a phat envelope-following low-pass. Take control of 3 filters at once to create chaos on all frequencies with multiband capability now in FilterShaper Core 2.

Runs in ShaperBox 2

FilterShaper Core 2 runs in Cableguys' ShaperBox 2 effects plugin. Use it on its own, or combine it with Time, Volume, Pan and Width Shapers for multilayered effects.

Inspiring presets

Get inspired with dozens of LFO wave presets, and share patches with others via the syncable Cableguys Preset Cloud. New for FilterShaper Core 2: Work faster than ever with 1-click Quick Presets for production essentials like filtered build-ups and rhythmic patterns. Just add the plugin, click and create.

New Features

  • Redesigned interface with larger editing areas
  • Retina/HiDPI support for crisper, clearer graphics
  • Trigger Smoothing to reduce clicks when MIDI Triggering
  • 1-click Quick Presets for Rhythm, Env. Follow and Build-up
  • Dedicated selection tool for multinode editing
  • 2x/3x button — double or triple patterns with a click
  • Clean filters use zero-delay feedback design for more analogue-like response
  • 8 Peak/Notch Phasers for giant swooshes
  • Smoother, more accurate spectrum view
  • Magnitude oscilloscope graph
  • Clearer oscilloscope waveforms and smoother LFO editing

Additional Features

  • Built-in help — hover over any control for description
  • Expandable LFO for detailed editing
  • Set LFO loop length in beats and bars, or Hertz
  • LFO loop length from 1/128 to 32 bars, with sample-accurate sync
  • Audio-rate modulation up to 5.24kHz for extreme sound design
  • Trigger LFO in any rhythm via MIDI
  • Flip/resize/move/randomize wave or selection
  • Copy/paste waves between any Shapers
  • Unlimited undo/redo for LFO wave edits
  • 42 Wave Presets covering all common uses
  • 9 slots to store User Waves, saved with the patch
  • Switch User Waves via MIDI
  • 28 diverse filter types
  • Clean filters for accurate response
  • Sallen-Key filters for warm, driven analogue sound (based on a famous semi-modular synth)
  • Low-Pass: 6/12/24dB Clean, 12/24dB Sallen-Key
  • High-Pass: 6/12/24dB Clean, 12/24dB Sallen-Key
  • Band-Pass: 12/24dB Clean, 12/24dB Sallen-Key
  • Peak: 12/24dB Clean, 12/24dB Sallen-Key
  • Notch: 12dB Clean, 12/24dB Sallen-Key
  • Dry/wet mix for each band
  • Solo bands for easy setup
  • Large, precise oscilloscope view with Freeze option

System Requirements


  • Mac OS X 10.8 or later (64-bit only)
  • VST, AU or AAX host sequencer.


  • Windows 7, 8 or 10 (32 & 64-bit)
  • VST or AAX host sequencer.

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