PanShaper 3

€29 / $29
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The most flexible multiband autopanner and stereo rhythm designer.

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PanShaper has become my favorite plugin of all time!

Jake Morelli, producer/guitarist for Ed Sheeran, Queen Latifah, Bruno Mars & more.

We use PanShaper a lot with some rhythm parts like hi-hats when we want to open the stereo image of the track, leaving space for other elements in the centre of the mix.

I often use PanShaper to create rhythmic panning on tracks, it’s awesome!

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

We love the ShaperBox and use it quite often to get weird effects for our sounds and sidechaining / autopanning.

Jake Morelli

DJs From Mars

John Nathaniel


What is PanShaper?

PanShaper 4 takes stereo control to a new level. With a drawable panning LFO and envelope follower on every band, you can design evolving, fluid pan patterns and make precise stereo edits in seconds. Blend regular panning with psychoacoustic Haas panning and make your mixes fill the speakers like never before.

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

Stereo modulation effects don't get any better than PanShaper.

96% - Bedroom Producers Blog, March 2016

We found PanShaper excellent for pinpointing and panning specific drum hits in a loop

9/10 - Choice Award - MusicTech, April 2016

For an effect that could potentially be quite intimidating and complex to use, I was immediately impressed by the visual feedback that PanShaper offers.

4.5 / 5 - Attack Magazine, March 2016

This thing is all about workflow! With PanShaper, it's all just so simple to do.

4.5 / 5 -, March 2016

PanShaper could very well be the new ultimate choice for all panning needs.

5/5 - ProducerSpot, March 2016

PanShaper is great for adding stereo interest to fully mixed or single elements in a mix, and the editing tools are incredibly easy to learn and use.

Ask.Audio, March 2016

Whether for subtle movement in the stereo field, flowing or rhythmic patterns, or precisely setting the panoramic position of individual beats in a loop, PanShaper inspires as a flexible precision tool for creative stereo modulations. Drawing and editing waveforms is extremely intuitive. In addition to the excellent audio quality and the high level of user convenience, the price is also extremely favorable. Class!

6/6 - Beat magazine, June 2016

What separates PanShaper from many of its competitors is its multiband functionality. It's a must-have for anyone interested in wide and dynamic stereo sound shaping.

9/10 - Future Music, April 2016

Do all this with PanShaper

Stereoise mono drums

Add top-end movement to basslines

Autopan real instruments

Surgically pan sounds within a loop

Make percs dance left and right

Animate electric pianos

Make drums bounce across the treble





Deluxe Autopanner

Psychoacoustic FX


PanShaper lets you blend standard left/right panning with psychoacoustic Haas panning. Create everything from classic autopanning and funky patterns to extreme pitchbending Doppler effects.

Our easiest ever waveform-editing tools make it simple to draw the exact movements you want to hear. Get any panning modulation you can imagine in just a few clicks.

Sync your panning patterns to beats and bars so they're always locked to your track. Go from 16th-note stereo tremolo to 8-bar autopanning patterns and beyond, all with sample accuracy.

Trigger your panning 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 pan beats, loops, melodies – anything. Pan harder as volume increases. Now with analogue-like Adaptive Release.

Get panning where you need it most with a separate panning waveform and Envelope Follower for the lows, mids and highs. Stereoize top-end, move the mids, and keep bass centred and solid.

A built-in vectorscope gives you an instant overview of your stereo image. Use it to dial in just the right amount of stereo movement while retaining mono compatibility.

PanShaper 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 PanShaper 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
  • Adjustable Haas range, from 0-40ms, from subtle to extreme
  • Multiple panning modes (Balance 0/3/4.5/6dB and Stereo Combined) for deep control.
  • Expandable LFO for detailed editing
  • Draggable Pan parameter 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
  • Trigger Smoothing to reduce clicks when switching/triggering Waves
  • 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

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.