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We develop state-of-the-art virtual effects as well as the critically acclaimed software synth Curve 2 — "an extremely powerful, flexible synth with a distinctive sound and a stunning, ever-expanding library of presets." (Future Music Magazine, January 2013)

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February 20, 2017

ShaperBox v1.0.1 out now, adding TimeShaper smoothing mode

The first update for ShaperBox is here. The new Smooth Step Mode for TimeShaper softens clicks in patterns containing hard/sharp steps. And MIDI triggering of LFOs now responds to all notes when MIDI wave switching is off (this applies to all Shapers).

Log in to download the full v1.0.1 update, or try ShaperBox for free with the demo.

Januar 27, 2017

New videos: TimeShaper mini-guides

Not sure what wave shape you need for the perfect tape-stop or vinyl scratch in our new TimeShaper effect? We've created a series of mini-guides that show you. Each one gives an instant overview of the curve shape needed to create a specific effect, including stutters, slow-downs, tape-stops, scratches, and more. Check it out below!
And don't forget: TimeShaper is packed with professional presets demonstrating practically every effect it's capable of, so check these out for more examples – grab the demo and try it yourself.

Rearrange your beats in seconds with TimeShaper. This quick vid shows you how easy it is to design cool stutters, jumps and edits with the Step Draw tool.

Authentic vinyl scratch FX in seconds with TimeShaper! Wavy lines jog the audio back and forth, just like a DJ scratching vinyl.

Spice up your productions with this instant recipe for a tasty tape-stop.

Accelerate audio or slow it right down with TimeShaper. All you have to do is draw a straight line – easy!

Real-time audio reversing is just a click away with TimeShaper.

TimeShaper turns loops inside out with wild combinations of steps, lines, and curves. Create unique patterns that always sync to the beat.

Want to reverse the bass, stutter the midrange and tape-stop the treble…? It's all possible with the multiband mode in TimeShaper.

December 2, 2016

New: TimeShaper out now!

Shape the flow of time to create everything from essential everyday FX to unique multiband transformations.

For multiband stutter, reverse, scratch, tape-stop and glitch effects. Read more.

December 2, 2016

New: FilterShaper Core and WidthShaper out now!

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.

FilterShaper Core is free for owners of FilterShaper 3.

Read more.

WidthShaper is our new multiband stereo enhancer, mid-side modulator and bass tightener.

It allows you to 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.

WidthShaper is free for owners of PanShaper 1.

Read more.

December 2, 2016

Upgraded: VolumeShaper 5 and PanShaper 2 out now!

VolumeShaper 5 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.

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.

VolumeShaper 5 is free for owners of VolumeShaper 4.

Read more.

PanShaper 2 is a multiband panner for pinpoint placement and rhythmic modulation.

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.

PanShaper 2 is free for owners of PanShaper 1.

Read more.

November 7, 2016

New video: Introduction to Curve 2

"Curve 2 is a programmer's dream. It genuinely rewards experimentation." (Resident Advisor)

Learn how easy it is to design your own sounds in Curve 2 in this tutorial by Dan Worrall.

August 25, 2016

Jauz talks producing "Goodiez"

Jauz shows how he built his Tech House track "Goodiez" — see him explain his creative process and learn how he used VolumeShaper to get the groove of the track going!

For an in-depth look, download Jauz' project on Splice.

June 20, 2016

Gearslutz review on PanShaper

PanShaper is just incredibly fun to use and has a wonderful feature-set. It's great on guitars, electric pianos, synths, drum loops and percussion. It can do everything from subtle widening (or tightening) of the stereo image to full-blown psychedelic pan madness. ..

Spend 30 seconds to read the instructions on how to edit waveforms and you're all set. Everything else is perfectly intuitive.

Gearslutz Reviews, June 2016

June 3, 2016

Steve Aoki on VolumeShaper

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

May 1, 2016

PanShaper reviews hit the street

In the latest PanShaper reviews, MusicTech states that PanShaper is "excellent for pinpointing and panning specific drum hits in a loop, adding subtle movement to arps and pads, and for pseudo-widening without phase issues. It's a great value plug-in that's easy to use, with a clear GUI and some decent presets. PanShaper is a useful tool for controlling your stereo width in new, creative ways."

Future Music adds that "there's an awful lot to like here but 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."

Read all reviews

May 1, 2016

Rik Simpson on VolumeShaper

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, I've always ended up taking ages to get my compressor attack and release times right when sidechaining. VolumeShaper gets the perfect result pretty much immediately. Then there's also the more creative uses, triggering the gate with syncopated MIDI, drawing a mad wave for glitchy modulation... glorious.

Grammy Award winner Rik Simpson (Coldplay, Jay Z, Kasabian)

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