ShaperBox 2

Seven powerful Cableguys effects in one plugin.
For modern mixes and infinite inspiration.

Learn What's New in ShaperBox 2.2

With seven powerful effects – TimeShaper 2, DriveShaper, CrushShaper, VolumeShaper 6, FilterShaper Core 2, PanShaper 3 & WidthShaper 2 – ShaperBox 2 creates amazing musical, rhythmic effects and helps solve complex mix problems.

Load any Shaper effect and simply draw the modulation shapes you need with our easily editable LFOs. Or use envelope followers that react to audio. Control filtering, volume, drive, width, panning, bitcrushing – even the flow of time.

Get inspired: transform loops, beats, vocals, melodies or basslines into addictive hooks to kickstart your next track. Then perfect your mix with sample-accurate sidechaining, punchy compression, multiband distortion, stereo expansion and more.

Try it out — download the ShaperBox 2 demo and use every Shaper in your tracks today.
Buy individually, or get ShaperBox 2 Bundle and save 62% compared to individual prices.

ShaperBox is my go-to tool for sidechain-style volume ducking. It’s in every project I do.


ShaperBox is a box of many must-have, well organised tools for sound design and even mixing. Multiband filter on basic effects makes them sound absolutely the new different way and inspirational. The 'Time' function is my favourite. For sidechain, I use the VolumeShaper, every day.


Having the ability to bend, slow and manipulate a sound using a single plugin has been a HUGE asset, not just in the area of sound design, but also in conserving processing power. ShaperBox 2 is among our 'Go-To’s' for accomplishing this!

Nard & B, Multi-Platinum Producers (Migos, Future, Lil Uzi Vert)


ShaperBox is a masterpiece of simplicity of use and complexity of sound. In my daily arsenal.


I simply can't do without Cableguys products in my mixing and music production workflow.

Khaliq Glover, Grammy-Winning Engineer (Prince, Justin Timberlake, Herbie Hancock)


I love how unpredictable yet easy to use ShaperBox 2 is. There is literally an unlimited amount of combinations of effects you can get. It’s become a go-to for sound design and making my production unique.

Mick Schultz, Producer (Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Jeremih)


ShaperBox 2 gives a unique change to a production when you felt like the beat was already complete.

C.P Dubb, Producer (Tyga, Tory Lanez, French Montana)


ShaperBox 2 is so dope because whatever it is you do, however you create, it’ll help you 10x. I promise you your beats will be sounding ten times better if you use it the right way.

TT Audi of 808 Mafia, Producer (Gunna, Tyga, G-Eazy)


Editing, flipping, modulating and pitching sounds is something we do in all our productions. With ShaperBox 2, this became easier and can instantly spark new ideas.


I’m a crazy, crazy user of ShaperBox 2! Most projects of mine have dozens and dozens of instances.


Giving movement to tracks has never been easier! ShaperBox 2 is now my Swiss Army knife to get the mix bouncing! I often use the Pan module to create rhythmic panning on tracks, it’s awesome! The Width module is incredible too! Being able to automate stereo width automatically and in time can create some serious mojo and contrast in synths or guitars!

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


Wow! Love the updated multiband window now offering 3 bands and 24dB filters! That will get heavy use in my future projects for sure. Also the new Pens are very useful! So many new features.



David Guetta

Nard & B


Khaliq Glover

Mick Schultz

C.P Dubb

TT Audi



John Nathaniel

Deniz Koyu

Videos show ShaperBox 1 – all techniques work in ShaperBox 2

Get louder, tighter mixes

Get pro impact and clarity, and add ‘bounce’ with easy multiband sidechaining in VolumeShaper.

Expand your stereo range

Inject stereo movement just where it's needed – animate hi-hats, shuffle synths, and more

Make drums punch harder

Edit transients and trim flabby hits with Pens in VolumeShaper 6. Dial in hard-hitting visual compression.

Make synths sparkle

From subtle movement to glitchy ear-candy, combine Shapers to make your synth lines dance.

Design motion-packed riffs

Get creative! Turn single notes into crazy TimeShaper 2 melodies, add pumping filter patterns, and more.

Generate addictive hooks

Stuck for a hook? Feed your loops into ShaperBox 2 for wild variations you'd never have thought of.

Isolate drum hits

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

Creatively twist vocals

Add time-bending stutters, pitch-warping scratches & tape-stops, real-time reverses, and more.


For basic mixing duties or complex sound design, ShaperBox 2 is intuitive, inspirational and highly versatile. Push things to the extreme and start chaining modules together and you can create wild, audio-mangling presets.

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10/10 – Excellence & Innovation Awards – December 2019

Seven Cableguys effects

Time, Drive, Crush, Volume, Filter, Pan and Width Shapers come together in ShaperBox 2. Experience analogue-like filters, glitchy stutters, multiband distortion, punchy compression, super-tight sidechain ducking, mid-side expansion, lo-fi bitcrushing, and much more – all in one CPU-efficient plugin.

Cableguys quality

ShaperBox 2 uses top-quality DSP, for seriously good sound that professionals rely on. Sample-accurate LFOs for ultimate precision. High-quality interpolation and anti-aliasing for artifact-free FX. Linkwitz-Riley multiband crossovers for flat frequency response and zero latency. MIDI Trigger smoothing for click-free sidechains. And more.

LFOs that you design

At the heart of every Shaper is an LFO unlike any other. From choppy rhythms to organic pulsations, any wave shape you can imagine is just clicks away with Cableguys' famous editing tools. Lock your LFOs to DAW tempo with sample accuracy, or trigger in any rhythm with MIDI notes.

Introducing Pens

New! Designing the ideal LFO just got even easier with three powerful, easy-to-grasp Pens. Draw crisp lines, smooth arcs and flowing S-curves. Redraw transients in a click, rapidly build rhythmic patterns, and more. Switch back to classic single-node editing anytime.

Flexible envelope followers

New! Drive, Crush, Filter, Pan and Width Shapers can react automatically to the dynamics of your beats, loops, melodies – anything. Make filters open with each snare hit. Pan percussion dynamically. Widen synths as they grow louder. Trigger from other tracks in your project using sidechain routing.

Designer compression

New! With a high-quality, British-inspired compressor inside VolumeShaper 6, you see compression on the same large graph as your volume edits. Get that perfect punch and control for drums, basslines, vocals and more. Still not perfect? Grab a Pen and refine the gain curve till it is.

Multiband made easy

Every Shaper can be split into 3 bands, for tightly focused processing. Compress the bass. Stutter the mids. Reverse the highs. No limits on your creativity.
New! Steep 24dB crossovers join the classic 6 and 12dB models, for even greater precision.

Packs of inspiration

Explore 1000+ pro presets, and share patches via the Cableguys Preset Cloud.
New! Find inspiration with Packs, curated collections of the very best presets for lo-fi FX, compression, scratching, and more. Work even faster with 1-click Quick Presets for essentials like sidechain ducking.

For all Shapers

  • 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
  • New! Set your own startup preset
  • Expandable LFO for detailed editing
  • Set LFO length in beats and bars, Hertz, or by MIDI note
  • 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 using MIDI notes
  • New! Trigger Smoothing to reduce clicks when switching/triggering Waves
  • New! MIDI Trigger activity LED to aid setup
  • Large, precise oscilloscope view with Freeze option
  • New! Oscilloscope Magnitude mode for easy Envelope Follower setup
  • New! Smoother, more accurate spectrum view
  • New! Dedicated selection tool for multinode editing
  • New! 2x/3x button – double/triple patterns in a click
  • New! Selection skewing, for easily increasing intensity over time
  • New! Snap a single point, a selection, or each point within a selection
  • New! Drag a Shaper's parameter in the top bar to shift the whole LFO
  • Flip/resize/move/randomize wave or selection
  • Copy/paste waves between any Shapers
  • Unlimited undo/redo for LFO wave edits
  • 9 slots to store User Waves, saved with the patch
  • Switch User Waves via MIDI
  • Dry/wet mix in every Shaper, to balance the effect
  • Band solo and sidechain solo, for easy setup
  • New! Increased multiband split range, now from 20Hz-20kHz
  • New! Easy 1-slider editing of Envelope Follower and Compressor
  • New! External sidechain input for Envelope/Compressor
  • New! Envelope/Compressor input filters, for frequency-conscious response
  • New! Envelope Follower Threshold, so only loud signals trigger envelope
  • New! Depth x2/x4/x8 for Envelope, to amplify modulation strength
  • New! Adaptive Release mode for Envelope/Compressor

TimeShaper 2

  • Stutter, scratch, half-time, tape-stop, glitch, reverse, and more
  • 72 Wave Presets covering all common uses
  • New! Improved algorithm with 2x faster CPU performance
  • New! Even better Smooth Step Mode, to avoid clicks in stepped patterns
  • New! Fine Mode with 2.5, 10 and 20ms options
  • New! Blend dry and Fine Mode for freeform chorus and flanger FX
  • New! Quick Presets for Stutter, Scratch and Half-Time

New! CrushShaper

  • For rhythmic distortion patterns, lo-fi melodies and drums with attitude
  • 3 bitcrushing modes: Crunch, Bits and Resample
  • Dither, Jitter and Push controls, for custom digital character
  • FX Mix dry/wet section with low-pass filter and gain control
  • Dozens of Wave Presets covering all common uses
  • Quick Presets for Stutter, Snare and Air

VolumeShaper 6

  • Sidechain duck, compress, trim, gate, stutter and edit levels
  • 40 Wave Presets, including professional sidechain curves
  • New! Gain control for LFO – ideal for boosting transients
  • New! Auto makeup gain for Compressor
  • New! Quick Presets for Sidechain FX, Compress and Trim

FilterShaper Core 2

  • Creative filter with 21 diverse filter types
  • Independent LFOs and Envelopes for Cutoff and Resonance
  • 43 Wave Presets, from classic analogue LFOs to complex rhythms
  • New! Stereo Offset control, for incredible spatial FX
  • New! 8 Phaser modes, with up to 8 peaks/notches, for juicy swooshes
  • New! Zero-delay feedback (ZDF) DSP throughout, for analogue-like response
  • New! Increased filter range, now from 20Hz-21kHz
  • New! Multiband-enabled! Use three filters at once
  • New! Quick Presets for Rhythm, Envelope Follower and Build-up

PanShaper 3

  • For stereo sweeps, creative patterns and psychoacoustic panning
  • 41 Wave Presets, from basic autopanning to creative stereo rhythms
  • 5 Pan Modes: Balance (0/3/4.5/6dB) and Stereo Combined
  • New! Haas mode for psychoacoustic panning effects
  • New! Blend Haas with regular panning for the perfect stereo balance
  • New! Quick Presets for Basic, Haas and Build-up

WidthShaper 2

  • For wider risers, super-stereo tops and tight mono bass
  • 44 Wave Presets for build-ups, accents and more
  • New! Quick Presets for Mono Bass, Envelope Follower and Build-up


  • For hard distortion patterns, extreme wavefolding and subtle reactive heat
  • Wave Presets for patterns, sweeps, accents and more
  • 10 Styles of distortion: Soft/Hard Clip, Soft/Hard Square, Soft/Hard Rectify, Skew/Sine/Triangle/Extreme Fold
  • Visualisation of distortion with the Transfer Function Curve Display
  • Grip and Push parameters for dynamic control and asymmetric FX
  • Accent and Tone parameters to level and EQ the distortion

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DriveShaper: The Official Trailer

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FilterShaper Core 2: Creative filtering

DJs From Mars: 2 tricks. 2 minutes.

SweetScaleTV: Review, tutorial & demo

CrushShaper: The Official Trailer

Venus Theory reviews ShaperBox + more

Ed Is Dead: Quick tips for lively beats

808 Mafia's TT Audi on ShaperBox 2

Darude's advanced tricks 'n' tips

Pro feature tour by Protoculture

Creative flow with Chuki Beats

Bigger, better melodies by EdTalenti

Beat-making techniques with BroBeatz

Great no-talking demo by Bonedo

作曲家/シンガーソングライター 渡部絢也

Chuki Beats' trap melody masterclass

How-to: Design unique modulated riffs

How-to: Get LOUD yet clear mixes

How-to: Lift kick drums from loops

How-to: Replace hi-hats in a loop

How-to: Create half-speed FX

How-to: Stereoise mono drums

How-to: Make super-wide risers

How-to: Lock in vinyl scratch FX


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

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


A no-brainer for electronic producers and remixers, TimeShaper is simply a joy to use and is packed with creative potential.

Sound On Sound, February 2018


The curves you can create with VolumeShaper are much more flexible and musical than what can be done with a sidechained gate or compressor alone.

MusicTech Magazine, April 2012


For me, the real winner in TimeShaper was the multiband option — setting different patterns for each frequency band really opens up the creative potential.

4/5 - Attack Magazine, October 2017


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

4.5 / 5 -, March 2016


TimeShaper does amazing things to vocals, guitars, synths and other melodic material.

9/10, Computer Music magazine, February 2017


I don’t really know any other plugin capable of doing all TimeShaper can do.

5/5 - Producer Spot, December 2016


It's good-looking, there's no parameter bloat, no glitches or bugs. VolumeShaper just works well. If you're writing any kind of electronic music, this plugin is a must-have.

4/5 - audionewsroom, December 2014


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

96% - Bedroom Producers Blog, March 2016


With VolumeShaper, you can meticulously apply different sidechaining curves to all three frequency bands for getting the best sound out of a track that covers a large range.

DJ TechTools, May 2015


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


Making sick grooves just became very easy. TimeShaper brings a lot of inspiration to the table., February 2017


Ultimately, TimeShaper keeps me feeling creative longer while providing more control over the samples I'm manipulating.

Warp Academy, January 2017

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System Requirements

Windows 7, 8 or 10
VST host sequencer
32- or 64-bit
Mac OS X 10.8 or later
VST or AU host sequencer