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PanShaper 3

Stereo Width by Cableguys

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"We love the PanShaper and use it quite often to get weird effects for our sounds like autopanning."
. Dutch electronic music production duo.
"What separates PanShaper from many of its competitors is its multiband functionality. That, coupled to its ease of use and wide range of creative possibilities, makes this a must-have for anyone interested in wide and dynamic stereo sound shaping".
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"PanShaper has become my favorite plugin of all time!"
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Multiband Panner • Haas Imager • Stereo Rhythm Generator

PanShaper 3 takes stereo control to a new level. With a drawable panning LFO and envelope follower on every band, you can design evolving, fluid pan patterns and make precise stereo edits in seconds. Blend regular panning with psychoacoustic Haas panning and make your mixes fill the speakers like never before.

Running inside Cableguys' ShaperBox 2 effects plugin, use PanShaper 3 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 PanShaper 3

  • Stereoise mono drums: Got a beat that's strictly mono? Bring stereo groove to just the top-end elements like hi-hats
  • Bring basslines to life: Keep those all-important low frequencies centred and solid while you pan the mids and tops
  • Fill the speakers: Go beyond regular panning with psychoacoustic Haas placement – the pros' secret stereo weapon
  • Surgically pan sounds: Want to pan just that one shaker hit in a loop? With drawable LFOs and multiband control, it's possible
  • Make percussion dance: Do the conga – bring the party to your tops! You simply have to try PanShaper on percs
  • Animate electric pianos: Easily create classic tremolo-style warbling pan effects – perfect for tines, vibes, and organs
  • Make synths groove: Add stunning left-to-right motion to melodies, pads and arps – and free up the centre of your stereo field

LFOs That You Design

From classic autopanning to complex stereo rhythms, any panning motion 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 panning LFO just got even easier with three powerful, easy-to-grasp Pens. Draw crisp lines, smooth arcs and flowing S-curves. Create gentle back-and-forth movement or wild rhythmic patterns. Switch back to classic single-node editing anytime.

The Haas Effect

New! Using ultra-short delays, Haas panning creates a rich illusion of stereo placement while maintaining a full sound in both speakers. Blend it with regular panning for the perfect stereo balance. Or go extreme for pitchbending Doppler effects.

Flexible Envelope Followers

New! Create panning effects that react to the dynamics of your beats, loops, melodies – anything. Make percussion jump across the stereo field in sync with the loudest hits. Increase Haas separation as sounds grow louder. Trigger from other tracks in your project using sidechain routing.

Multiband Panning

PanShaper 3 gives you a separate panning LFO and envelope follower for the lows, mids and highs. Keep the bass centred while the mids and highs dance across the stereo field. Pan specific frequency ranges with pinpoint accuracy. New! Steep 24dB crossovers join the classic 6 and 12dB models, for even greater precision.

Runs in ShaperBox 2

PanShaper 3 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.



  • Redesigned interface with larger editing areas
  • Retina/HiDPI support for crisper, clearer graphics
  • Trigger Smoothing to reduce clicks when MIDI Triggering
  • Dedicated selection tool for multinode editing
  • 2x/3x button — double or triple patterns with a click
  • 1-click Quick Presets for Basic, Haas and Build-up
  • Adjustable Haas range, from 0-40ms, from subtle to extreme
  • Smoother, more accurate spectrum view
  • Magnitude oscilloscope graph
  • Clearer oscilloscope waveforms and smoother LFO editing


  • 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
  • Multiple panning modes (Balance 0/3/4.5/6dB and Stereo Combined) for deep control.
  • 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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