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Rhythmic bitcrushing. Vintage lo-fi. Multiband enhancement.

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Realizing the crushing doesn’t have to be static is a game-changer! Like just crushing a snare or clap, or leaving those alone and crushing the hats a little crisper.

CrushShaper is so sick! Being able to build rhythmic effects with bitcrushing is just nuts! WOW!

John Nathaniel, Producer/Mixer/Songwriter (OneRepublic, Switchfoot, Kygo)

When making hardstyle/tonal kicks, you can use CrushShaper to shape the growl on the end without having to spend hours messing with layers, EQs and phasing. It's a GAME-changer. Love your plugins!

I distorted everything on Doom all the time, so I got very familiar with DriveShaper and CrushShaper. I love those a lot.

David Levy - read his Cableguys interview


John Nathaniel


David Levy

What is CrushShaper?

Designed to inspire you in ways no ordinary bitcrusher can, CrushShaper 2 is powered by Cableguys’ easy drawable LFOs and flexible envelope followers. Now you can crush specific hits and frequency ranges. Discover inspirational distortion patterns. Deploy tasteful mix tricks. Go 8-bit and beyond! It's the ultimate creative bitcrusher.

Running inside Cableguys' ShaperBox 3 effects plugin, use CrushShaper 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.

CrushShaper gives you maximum control over your lo-fi crunch. We came up with a variety of useful effects, from glitched, crunchy drums and screaming, distorted basslines, to subtle noise sweeps and gated patterns on pads.

10/10 – Excellence Award – February 2020

ShaperBox’s customisation tools make CrushShaper a more powerful and nuanced bitcrusher than any rival. Apply extreme distortion to certain beats in a drum loop, or have things fade in and out for a drifting, Boards Of Canada-like lo-fi effect.

9/10 – Computer Music magazine – April 2020

Do all this with CrushShaper

Design exciting bitcrushed patterns and rhythms

Make melodies lo-fi

Get that 8-bit videogame sound

Give drums vintage sampler attitude

Design gnarly bass textures

Crush specific hits inside a loop

Make vocal high-end pop and sizzle





Rhythmic Bitcrusher

8-Bit and Beyond


Tweak Bits to reduce audio resolution, going 8-bit and beyond. Then adjust Resample for digital overtones and lo-fi retro sound. All with smart zero-latency anti-aliasing, for a sound that's closer to vintage digital hardware.

Our easiest ever waveform-editing tools make it simple to draw the exact movements you want to hear. Design separate waveforms for Bits and Resample – get any shape you can imagine in just a few clicks.

Sync your waveforms to beats and bars so they're always locked to your track. Go from 1/4-note crushed pumping to 8-bar risers and beyond, all with sample accuracy.

Trigger your waveforms in any pattern at all using MIDI. Or use powerful new audio triggering that tightly tracks the rhythm of drums, loops, instruments – even full mixes.

Use Envelope Followers to dynamically bitcrush beats, loops, melodies – anything. Increase the Bits as synths get louder – or reduce Resample rate as volume decays. Now with analogue-like Adaptive Release.

With up to three bands of highly targeted bitcrushing, CrushShaper is an incredible mix tool and an even crazier creative playground. Add sizzling top-end air for ultra-modern sounds – or grind the bass with gnarly resampling.

CrushShaper runs in Cableguys' acclaimed ShaperBox 3 effects plugin. Use it on its own, or combine it with up to 9 more Shapers for elaborate, multilayered effects that'll make your productions stand out.

Buy CrushShaper on its own — or save 70% and get all 10 Shapers with ShaperBox 3 Bundle.

  • New! Redesigned interface with larger editing areas
  • Interface resizable from 75% to 200%
  • Retina/HiDPI support for crisp, clear graphics
  • Built-in help — hover over any control for description
  • Wave Presets covering all common uses
  • 9 slots to store Custom Waves, saved with the patch
  • Switch User Waves via MIDI
  • Dry/wet mix for each band
  • New! Master Mix with improved algorithm, for artifact-free creative blends
  • New! Smoothed Bypass for click-free switching to the dry signal
  • Solo bands for easy setup
  • Smooth, accurate spectrum view
  • Large, precise oscilloscope view with Magnitude mode and Freeze option
  • Trigger Smoothing to reduce clicks when switching/triggering Waves
  • Expandable LFO for detailed editing
  • Draggable Bits and Resample parameters to shift the entire LFO wave up/down
  • Set LFO loop length in beats and bars, or Hertz/ms
  • LFO loop length from 1/128 to 32 bars, with sample-accurate sync
  • Audio-rate modulation up to 5.24kHz for extreme sound design
  • 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
  • Selection skewing, for easily increasing intensity over time

Advanced bitcrushing controls:
  • Push: preserve low-level dynamics and reverb tails
  • Dither: increase dynamic range and reduce quantisation distortion
  • Jitter: mimic the random fluctuations of real hardware
  • Pre Filter: reduce aliasing for more harmonious results
  • New! Adaptive Treble control for reducing harshness

System Requirements

Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11
VST 2, VST 3 or AAX host DAW
Mac OS X 10.13 or later
Intel or Apple Silicon processor
VST 2, VST 3, AU or AAX host DAW
Works with Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools 12, Cubase, Bitwig Studio, FL Studio, REAPER, Studio One, and many other DAWs that support VST, AU or AAX.