NoiseShaper gives you the secret sauce for lo-fi beats and exciting mixes: noise! Imagine trap melodies crackling like vintage vinyl. EDM synths that fill the speakers with high-end electricity. Drums sizzling with classic console hiss. Pianos submerged in bubbling water. Cassette house grooves, retro gear hum, broken digital textures, organic field recordings… and so much more.

Explore an expansive world of noise with mix-ready noise sources by BT, Cyclick and InsideInfo. Layer them onto any sound in just one click – with built-in dynamic control, NoiseShaper reacts to your music, for noise that breathes with every beat. Running inside Cableguys' ShaperBox 2 plugin, use NoiseShaper on its own or combine with other Shapers for elaborate, multilayered effects.

Try it now — download the ShaperBox 2 demo to use NoiseShaper in your next track!

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I was able to add depth and space to drums that I would never have been able to with reverb or distortion. I absolutely love it!

César Sogbe, Grammy-winning mix engineer (Prince, Pet Shop Boys, David Byrne)


This is so genius. It's too amazing. It's insane !!!!!


Really love the new NoiseShaper in ShaperBox!


We really love it. It’s so easy to use and get creative with! We’ve been using it on big synth stacks and our drum groups 🙌🏼


I've been waiting for something like this forever!! Already integrated it into my daily workflow.


Wow, I loooove this! NoiseShaper over a low Reese bass and FilterShaper after it has just sparked the creativity to write a whole new track in a day!


This is going to be my new go-to for injecting noise, vibe and lo-fi vibes into tracks! The feature to follow the envelope of your sound is magic!

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


Ohhh this is interesting to get an organic feel into the groove! … I love the noise option, used this already in many tracks. Will use it on my next record for sure. <3


Just testing the new NoiseShaper and it's amazing as usual!! So perfect for the new direction we're trying in our tracks, with more organic sounds.


This is ridiculously useful.

Rob Swire (Pendulum/Knife Party)


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It’s a fantastic sound design and mix tool for adding all-important texture, character and movement to any audio.

MusicTech Magazine, October 2021


It's hard to think of another plugin that gives this sort of control over noise and textures. For FX, texture and percussive patterns this is a must-try — it may be ShaperBox's secret weapon.

Computer Music magazine, January 2022


An expansive world of noise

Explore an exciting world of noise with a production-ready library crafted by BT, Cyclick and InsideInfo. Get classic synth noise, vinyl crackles, tape hiss, broken textures, organic recordings, and more.

Dynamic and alive

Forget boring static noise with no dynamics – in NoiseShaper, the noise breathes with every beat. Follow mode adds rhythmically synced sizzle. Duck mode fills the gaps with lo-fi textures.

LFOs that you design

With Cableguys' famous LFO drawing tools, it's easy to target specific mix elements – for instance, add noise to just the snare in a loop. You can even design your own rhythmic noise patterns.

Runs in ShaperBox 2

NoiseShaper runs inside Cableguys' acclaimed ShaperBox 2 effects plugin. Use it on its own, or combine with Drive, Time, Crush, Filter, Volume, Pan and Width Shapers. Save 69% and get all 8 Shapers with ShaperBox 2 Bundle.

  • Trim, Mono and dual High/Low-Pass Filters to slot the noise into your mix
  • Noise Only mode for sound design or separate mixing of noise elements
  • Retina/HiDPI interface, resizable from 75% to 200%
  • 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
  • MIDI Trigger activity LED to aid setup
  • Trigger Smoothing to reduce clicks when switching/triggering Waves
  • LFO Smoothing parameter to remove clicks/pops, or for creative effect
  • 1-click Quick Presets for Vinyl, Cassette and Beat Spice
  • Dedicated selection tool for multinode editing
  • 2x/3x button — double or triple patterns with a click
  • Selection skewing, for easily increasing intensity over time
  • Snap a single point, a selection, or each point within a selection
  • Flip/resize/move/randomize wave or selection
  • Draggable parameters to shift the entire wave up/down
  • Copy/paste waves between any Shapers
  • Unlimited undo/redo for LFO wave edits
  • Dozens of Wave Presets covering all common uses
  • 9 slots to store User Waves, saved with the patch
  • Switch User Waves via MIDI
  • Dry/wet mix for each band
  • Solo bands for easy setup
  • Large, precise oscilloscope view with Freeze option
  • Magnitude oscilloscope graph
  • Easy 1-slider editing of Envelope Follower

Easy multiband control

Trigger the noise from up to three frequency bands. Add sizzle to just the hats in a loop, or enhance the kick drum by reacting only to bass frequencies, for example. Or go further: combine up to 3 separate noises with fully independent settings per band.

See your sound

Modulation can be hard to understand – but not with NoiseShaper. You always see exactly what's happening with the big modulation trace, LFO graph, and spectrum view. All expandable, if needed.

Cableguys quality

Every noise is carefully mastered to balance perceived volume, dynamics and frequency response across the entire library, so you can seek out the perfect noise without constantly tweaking the volume up and down.

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 dial in reactive noise, slot it in the mix, 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
Internet connection required for downloading NoiseShaper's noise samples.

The plugin 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.