FilterShaper Core 2

€39 / $39
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Experience all the richness, warmth and intricacy of a high-quality analogue filter.

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What is FilterShaper Core?

With FilterShaper Core 3, you'll experience all the richness, warmth and intricacy of a high-quality analogue filter. Create amazing modulations and wild patterns in seconds with a drawable LFO and dynamic envelope follower, all in multiband.

Running inside Cableguys' ShaperBox 3 effects plugin, use FilterShaper Core 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

Add movement to loops

Modulate at audio rate for gritty robot textures

Create filter movement that reacts to your sounds

Energise pads with pulsating filters

Isolate drum hits with targeted filtering

Filter in multiband

Funkify basslines





Full-Fat Filter

20 Filter Types


Just like a high-quality analogue filter, FilterShaper Core always sounds great no matter how hard or fast you modulate it – all thanks to Cableguys zero-delay feedback (ZDF) filters with resonance compensation and internal saturation.

From classic low-pass to notch, peaking and beyond, from clean and clear to fat, warm and driven. For juicy basslines, sweeping synths, modulated percussion, explosive FX, and more.

Cranking the resonance might be the most fun you can have with a filter – but with strong resonance comes squealing feedback and high volume levels!

FilterShaper Core gets it all under control with a Safe Res mode that limits resonance to stable levels. Advanced users can switch it off to unleash the full fury of a self-oscillating filter.

And our Warm filters have adjustable Resonance Distortion inside the resonance circuit, emulating a real analogue filter pushed to the limit. Crank it up to get gritty textures and velvet-smooth resonant peaks. Hard Dist mode gives you a further edgy sonic flavour.

Our easiest ever waveform-editing tools make it simple to draw the exact movements you want to hear. Design flowing cutoff patterns and juicy resonance sweeps – any shape you can imagine, just clicks away.

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

Trigger your filter patterns in any rhythm 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 filter synths, basslines, drums, melodies – anything. Increase Cutoff as synths get louder – or boost Resonance as volume decays. Now with analogue-like Adaptive Release.

Take control of 3 filters at once! Add a bouncing band-pass to the treble. Stick stereo notches on the mids. Turbo-charge the bass with a juicy resonant low-pass.

FilterShaper Core 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 FilterShaper Core 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
  • 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

Filter details
  • 20 diverse filter types
  • Clean filters for accurate response
  • Warm Sallen-Key filters for a driven analogue sound (based on a famous semimodular synth)
  • Zero-delay feedback designs for more analogue-like response
  • Low-Pass: 6/12/24dB Clean, 12/24dB Warm
  • High-Pass: 6/12/24dB Clean, 12/24dB Warm
  • Band-Pass: 12/24dB Clean, 12/24dB Warm
  • Notch: 12dB/24dB Clean, 12/24dB Warm
  • Peak: 12/24dB Clean

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.