FilterShaper Core 2


Experience all the richness, warmth and intricacy of a high-quality analogue filter with FilterShaper Core 2. Choose from warm Sallen-Key filters based on classic hardware designs, and Clean zero-delay feedback (ZDF) modes. Create amazing modulations and wild patterns in seconds with a drawable LFO and dynamic envelope follower on every band.

Running inside Cableguys' ShaperBox 2 effects plugin, use FilterShaper Core 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.

Try it now — download the ShaperBox 2 demo and use FilterShaper Core 2 in your tracks today.

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Give your music professional groove and flow – all with filters

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Big Z shows you Mura Masa's choppy synth trick using FilterShaper Core 2

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Discover how easy it is to draw FilterShaper Core LFOs in ShaperBox 2

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Powerful filters + flexible envelopes = perfect for pulling kicks out of a mix

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ADSR demonstrate the power of FilterShaper Core in this instant overview

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Plugin Boutique go in deep with this Show & Reveal tutorial

Video shows Filtershaper Core 1 – all techniques work in Filtershaper Core 2

Add movement to loops

Put a fresh spin on your samples, or add life just where it's needed with tempo-synced drawable LFOs

Design gritty textures

Get wild robot FX with insane LFO speeds that go right up to 5.24kHz – well into the audio range!

Create reactive movement

From funky talking bass to poppin' percussion, use envelope followers to track every peak of your audio

Energise pads

Make static, sustained sounds groove with pumping, pulsating filter rhythms

Isolate drum hits

Extract kicks and other percussive hits with precision filtering. Then use them in your own tracks.

Filter in multiband

Get creative! Filter lows, mids and highs independently to design unique effects

Create chain reactions

Make filter cutoff on one channel react to sounds on another track using external sidechaining

Cableguys quality

Like all Cableguys plugins, FilterShaper Core 2 uses top-quality DSP, for seriously good sound that professionals rely on. Zero-delay feedback (ZDF) algorithms give you analogue-like filters that sound great even at audio-rate modulation. And resonance compensation and saturation mean our filters can scream without ever "blowing up" – just like real hardware.

28 colorful filter types

From classic low-pass to notch, peaking and beyond, from clean and clear to fat, warm and driven. Choose from 28 diverse filters for juicy basslines, sweeping synths, modulated percussion, explosive FX, and more. New! 8 Phaser modes, and zero-delay feedback (ZDF) Clean algorithms. Stereo Offset control for lush spatial FX.

LFOs that you design

From smoothly flowing cutoff sweeps to intense stepped resonance tweaks, any pattern or wave shape you can imagine is just clicks away with Cableguys' famous wave-editing tools. Lock your LFOs to host tempo with sample accuracy, or trigger in any rhythm with MIDI notes.

Introducing Pens

New! Designing your dream filter LFO just got even easier with three powerful, easy-to-grasp Pens. Draw crisp lines, smooth arcs and flowing S-curves. Create precise movements and wild rhythmic sequences. Switch back to classic single-node editing anytime.

Flexible envelope followers

New! Make the filters on each band react to the dynamics of your beats, loops, melodies – anything. Use envelope followers to open cutoff with each snare hit. Increase resonance as synths grow louder. Trigger from other tracks in your project using sidechain routing.

Multiband filtering

New! Add a bouncing band-pass to the treble. Stick a phaser on the mids. Turbo-charge the bass with a phat envelope-following low-pass. Take control of 3 filters at once to create chaos on all frequencies with multiband capability now in FilterShaper Core 2.

Runs in ShaperBox 2

FilterShaper Core 2 runs in Cableguys' ShaperBox 2 effects plugin. Use it on its own, or combine it with Time, Volume, Pan and Width Shapers for multilayered effects. Buy FilterShaper Core 2 on its own — or save 69% and get all 8 Shapers with ShaperBox 2 Bundle.

Inspiring presets

Get inspired with dozens of LFO wave presets, and share patches with others via the syncable Cableguys Preset Cloud.
New! Work faster than ever with 1-click Quick Presets for production essentials like filtered build-ups and rhythmic patterns. Just add the plugin, click and create.

  • New! Interface resizable from 75% to 200%
  • 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 switching/triggering Waves
  • New! MIDI Trigger activity LED to aid setup
  • New! 1-click Quick Presets for Rhythm, Env. Follow and Build-up
  • New! Dedicated selection tool for multinode editing
  • New! 2x/3x button — double or triple patterns with a click
  • New! Selection skewing, for easily increasing intensity over time
  • New! Snap a single point, a selection, or each point within a selection
  • Flip/resize/move/randomize wave or selection
  • New! Draggable Cutoff and Resonance parameters to shift the entire LFO wave up/down
  • 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
  • 28 diverse filter types
  • Clean filters for accurate response
  • Sallen-Key filters for warm, driven analogue sound (based on a famous semimodular synth)
  • New! Clean filters use zero-delay feedback design for more analogue-like response
  • Low-Pass: 6/12/24dB Clean, 12/24dB Sallen-Key
  • High-Pass: 6/12/24dB Clean, 12/24dB Sallen-Key
  • Band-Pass: 12/24dB Clean, 12/24dB Sallen-Key
  • Peak: 12/24dB Clean, 12/24dB Sallen-Key
  • Notch: 12dB Clean, 12/24dB Sallen-Key
  • New! 8 Peak/Notch Phasers for giant swooshes
  • 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
  • New! Easy 1-slider editing of Envelope Follower
TimeShaper TimeShaper

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TimeShaper 2

Time-twisting tool

Half-time FX

Rhythmic glitches

Real-time reverse

New! Fine mode for vinyl FX

DriveShaper DriveShaper

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Dynamic Distortion

10 drive styles

Aggressive patterns

Multiband mix magic

Reactive heat

NoiseShaper NoiseShaper

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Reactive noise

Sounds by BT, Cyclick, InsideInfo

Lo-fi vinyl and tape

Modern hi-fi enhancement

Dynamic and alive

FilterShaper Core FilterShaper Core

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FilterShaper Core 2

Full-Fat Filter

28 filter types

Warm sweeps & rich wobbles

Zero-delay feedback algorithms

New! Multiband mode + 8 Phasers

CrushShaper CrushShaper

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Rhythmic Bitcrusher

Vintage lo-fi fx

Multiband enhancement

Sample rate reduction

8-bit and beyond

VolumeShaper VolumeShaper

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VolumeShaper 6

Precision Dynamics

Sample-accurate sidechain

Rhythmic stutter

MIDI triggering

New! Punchy compression

PanShaper PanShaper

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PanShaper 3

Deluxe autopanner

Stereo sweeps

Creative patterns

Psychoacoustic FX

New! Haas mode

WidthShaper WidthShaper

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WidthShaper 2

Stereo expander

Wider risers

Super-stereo tops

Tight mono bass

New! Envelope follower


Learn how to design LFOs, use the 28 diverse filter types, and more.

System Requirements

Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11
VST 2, VST 3 or AAX host sequencer
32- or 64-bit
Mac OS X 10.9 or later
Intel or M1 (Native/Rosetta) processor
VST 2, VST 3, AU or AAX host sequencer
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.