TimeShaper 2


Just like a DJ working vinyl, TimeShaper 2 lets you freely manipulate the flow of time, slowing down or accelerating your music. Simply draw the exact LFO shapes you need – our unique curve-editing tools make it fast and easy. Warp pitch and time to create everything from essential everyday FX to extreme multiband transformations.

Running inside Cableguys' ShaperBox 2 effects plugin, use TimeShaper 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 TimeShaper 2 in your tracks today.

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ShaperBox 2 is a box of many must-have, well organised tools for sound design … The 'Time' function is my favourite.


It's an instant favorite!!! WOW!! So much fun and creativity right out of the Box!!

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


I have been using Cableguys plugins a ton. I used both VolumeShaper and TimeShaper on my new album.


Having the ability to bend, slow and manipulate a sound using a single plugin has been a HUGE asset.

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


David Guetta

Jake Morelli

Richard Devine

Nard & B

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Discover how easy it is to draw your own TimeShaper LFOs in ShaperBox 2

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Dan Worrall explains every TimeShaper 1 feature – still fully relevant for v2

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TimeShaper is the main focus of EdTalenti's ShaperBox melody makeover

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Watch MG The Future creatively twist samples with TimeShaper 1

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Plugin Boutique's Tim Cant shows vocal tape-stop tricks with TimeShaper 1

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An Amen break chopping masterclass with TimeShaper 1

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

Sound On Sound, March 2018


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


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

9/10, Value + Performance Awards - Computer Music magazine, February 2017


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

ask.audio, February 2017


TimeShaper takes the crown when it comes to how quick and easy it is to get good results.

4.8/5 - rekkerd.org, February 2017


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

Warp Academy, January 2017


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

5/5 - Producer Spot, December 2016


Videos show Timeshaper 1 – all techniques work in Timeshaper 2

Rearrange the beat

Scratch like a DJ

Drop in a tape-stop

Scratch on time

Add retro vinyl 'wow'

Get the half-time effect

Reverse in real time

Get crazy with combos

Go multiband!

Custom chorus/flange FX

Cableguys quality

Like all Cableguys plugins, TimeShaper 2 uses top-quality DSP, for seriously good sound that professionals rely on. Best-in-class resampling interpolation means you can modulate audio speed to extremes with minimal aliasing and artifacts. And our Smooth Step Mode minimises the clicks and crackles that can affect other time-jumping plugins.

LFOs that you design

TimeShaper 2’s drawable LFO controls the position of a virtual playhead. From catchy rhythmic repeats to wild pitch-bending transformations, any wave shape you can imagine is just clicks away with Cableguys' easy waveform-editing tools.

Introducing Pens

New! Designing your dream TimeShaper 2 pattern just got even easier with three powerful, easy-to-grasp Pens. Draw crisp lines, arcs and S-curves. Create scratches in seconds, rapidly build rhythmic repeats, and much more. Switch back to classic single-node editing anytime.

Multiband made easy

TimeShaper 2 gives you a separate LFO for lows, mids and highs. Reverse the bass. Half-time the mids. Glitch the tops. Go nuts! Or keep it tasteful with frequency-focused shaping. New! Steep 24dB crossovers join the classic 6 and 12dB models, for even greater precision.

Mighty Fine Mode

New! Manipulate time on a microscopic level with Fine Mode. Choose from 3 range settings: 2.5, 10 and 20ms. Create vintage vinyl pitch wobbles and subtle retro tape flutter. Mix in the dry signal to create tight flanger swooshes and crisp chorus effects.

Inspiration inside

Get instantly inspired with 72 LFO wave presets, and share patches with others through the Cableguys Preset Cloud.
New! Work faster than ever with 1-click Quick Presets for essential effects like half-time and stutter. Just add TimeShaper 2, click and create.

Runs in ShaperBox 2

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

  • New! Interface resizable from 75% to 200%
  • New! Redesigned interface with larger editing areas
  • New! Retina/HiDPI support for crisper, clearer graphics
  • New! Improved algorithm with 2x faster CPU performance
  • 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
  • New! Even better Smooth Step Mode, to avoid clicks in stepped patterns
  • 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! Fine Mode with 2.5/10/20ms options, for subtle pitch 'wow' effects
  • Dry/wet mix for each band
  • New! Blend dry and Fine Mode for flanger and chorus effects
  • Solo bands for easy setup
  • New! 1-click Quick Presets for Stutter, Scratch and Half-time
  • 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
  • Copy/paste waves between any Shapers
  • Unlimited undo/redo for LFO wave edits
  • 72 Wave Presets covering all common uses
  • 9 slots to store User Waves, saved with the patch
  • Switch User Waves via MIDI
  • New! Increased band-split range, now from 20Hz-20kHz
  • New! Improved multiband crossover filters
  • 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
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TimeShaper 2

Time-twisting tool

Half-time FX

Rhythmic glitches

Real-time reverse

New! Fine mode for vinyl FX

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10 drive styles

Aggressive patterns

Multiband mix magic

Reactive heat

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Lo-fi vinyl and tape

Modern hi-fi enhancement

Dynamic and alive

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Full-Fat Filter

28 filter types

Warm sweeps & rich wobbles

Zero-delay feedback algorithms

New! Multiband mode + 8 Phasers

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Rhythmic Bitcrusher

Vintage lo-fi fx

Multiband enhancement

Sample rate reduction

8-bit and beyond

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Precision Dynamics

Sample-accurate sidechain

Rhythmic stutter

MIDI triggering

New! Punchy compression

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Deluxe autopanner

Stereo sweeps

Creative patterns

Psychoacoustic FX

New! Haas mode

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Stereo expander

Wider risers

Super-stereo tops

Tight mono bass

New! Envelope follower


Learn how to design LFO waveforms, shape time in multiband, 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.