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WidthShaper 2

Stereo Width by Cableguys

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Multiband Stereo Expander • M/S Modulator • Bass Tightener

Define your stereo image in ultimate detail with WidthShaper 2. Take control with three bands of mid/side stereo adjustment, each driven by its own drawable LFO and envelope follower. Use it on single tracks and buses, for sound design, mixing and mastering.

Running inside Cableguys' ShaperBox 2 effects plugin, use WidthShaper 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 WidthShaper 2

  • Get tight mono bass: Lock in your low end by narrowing bass frequencies to mono – keep it tight, centred and solid
  • Widen your top end: Shimmering synths, sizzling hi-hats, glossy FX… Spread them across the treble with multiband widening
  • Expand your drums: Widen specific hits in mixed material using LFOs, envelope followers, and multiband targeting
  • Create super-stereo risers: Make your risers expand until they fill up the entire stereo field, for an exciting build-up to any drop.

Features

LFOs That You Design

From gradual expansion to rhythmic widening, any mid/side modulation you can imagine is only clicks away. Simply draw the exact LFO shape you need with Cableguys' easy editing tools. Lock LFOs to tempo with sample accuracy, or trigger any rhythm with MIDI notes.

Introducing Pens

New! Designing your dream widening LFO just got even easier with three powerful, easy-to-grasp Pens. Draw crisp lines, smooth arcs and flowing S-curves. Create subtle mid/side movement or wild stereo fluctuations. Switch back to classic single-node editing anytime.

Flexible Envelope Followers

New! Create widening effects that react to the dynamics of your beats, loops, melodies – anything. Expand snare transients to make them leap out of the speakers. Have a synth fill the soundstage as it grows in volume. Trigger widening from other tracks in your project using sidechain routing.

Multiband Widening

WidthShaper 2 gives you a separate widening LFO and envelope follower for the lows, mids and highs. Add width only to frequencies that need it. Expand top-end air, widen mids, and make the bass mono for a super-solid bottom end.  New! Steep 24dB crossovers join the classic 6 and 12dB models, for even greater precision.

Runs in ShaperBox 2

WidthShaper 2 runs in Cableguys' ShaperBox 2 effects plugin. Use it on its own, or combine it with Time, Filter, Volume and Width Shapers for elaborate, multilayered effects that'll make your productions stand out. Buy Shapers individually — or save 42% and get all 5 Shapers with the ShaperBox 2 Bundle.

  • New! Redesigned interface with larger editing areas
  • New! Retina/HiDPI support for crisper, clearer graphics
  • 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
  • New! Trigger Smoothing to reduce clicks when MIDI Triggering
  • New! Dedicated selection tool for multinode editing
  • New! 2x/3x button — double or triple patterns with a click
  • Flip/resize/move/randomize wave or selection
  • Copy/paste waves between any Shapers
  • Unlimited undo/redo for LFO wave edits
  • New! 1-click Quick Presets for Mono Bass, Envelope Follower and Build-up
  • 44 Wave Presets covering all common uses
  • 9 slots to store User Waves, saved with the patch
  • Switch User Waves via MIDI
  • Dry/wet mix for each band
  • Solo bands for easy setup
  • New! Smoother, more accurate spectrum view
  • Large, precise oscilloscope view with Freeze option
  • New! Magnitude oscilloscope graph
  • New! Clearer oscilloscope waveforms and smoother LFO editing
  • Always 100% mono-compatible

System Requirements

Mac

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

Windows

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

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