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VolumeShaper
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The ultimate solution for professional multiband sidechain ducking.

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David Guetta

Richard Devine

Steve Aoki

Vicetone

Firebeatz

For sidechain, I use the Cableguys VolumeShaper, every day.

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

I'm working on my album and VolumeShaper is on half the channels of every song, no joke. I use it for a variety of sidechain compression effects on mainly synths and drum loops, and it's easy to experiment with different rhythms of the compression.

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

We use the ShaperBox a lot! Especially the VolumeShaper sidechain function with the 3 bands!

What is VolumeShaper?

Shape audio signals in pinpoint detail with VolumeShaper 7’s unique level manipulation toolset. It's fast and easy to use but packed with power, with a drawable volume LFO that's triggered by beats, MIDI or audio transients across 3 frequency bands. Work at the speed of inspiration with intuitive editing, pro presets, 1-click sidechain ducking and much more.

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

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David Guetta explains how he tightens kick and bass using VolumeShaper 4.

Do all this with VolumeShaper

Sidechain kick and bass

Get loud mixes with multiband ducking

Erase hi-hats in a loop

Edit drum hits for perfect punch

Create pumping FX

Features

Design custom sidechains, gated rhythms, trimming curves and more with our easiest ever waveform-editing tools, improved for VolumeShaper 7. Create curved, stepped, or ramped volume patterns in seconds – for precision mixing or creative motion.

VolumeShaper does away with the clicks and pops that can plague compressors and other sidechaining plugins.

New lookahead trigger pre-smoothing for Audio/MIDI modes ensures that your transients punch through loud and clear, by applying a tight fade just before the sidechain begins.

And an additional Smooth control is on hand for custom smoothing and even creative softening.

Sync VolumeShaper to beats and bars so it's always locked to your track. Go from classic four-to-the-floor sidechain ducking to multi-bar gating patterns and beyond, all with sample accuracy.

Trigger your waveforms in any pattern at all using MIDI. Or use powerful new audio triggering that resets LFOs with every transient, for precise targeting of attack and sustain on drums, loops, instruments – even full mixes.

Want to duck your bass with VolumeShaper, but the kick isn’t 4x4? No problem! Just turn on the External Sidechain Input and Audio Triggering follows any kick rhythm.

And it’s not only for ducking basslines. Want to trigger a bitcrushing pattern on your synth every time the snare hits? Now you can.

VolumeShaper gives you a separate LFO for the lows, mids and highs. Sidechain duck just the bass for clean, powerful mixes, shape transients in multiband, and much more.

See your kick drum overlaid on the bassline with VolumeShaper’s new Show External Sidechain feature. Draw the perfect ducking curve to match the contour of your kick, and lock your lows together like never before.

VolumeShaper runs in Cableguys' ShaperBox 3 effects plugin. Use it on its own, or combine it with more Shapers for elaborate, multilayered effects. Buy VolumeShaper on its own — or save 70% and get all 9 Shapers in the ShaperBox 3 Bundle.

VolumeShaper is already a go-to in our plugins folder.

VolumeShaper is an incredibly useful plugin for controlled sidechain ducking and more.

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.

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.

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Ultimate Multiband Sidechain

With Audio Triggering

All the details

  • 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
  • Gain parameter for boosting output — ideal for transient enhancement
  • Trigger Smoothing to reduce clicks when switching/triggering Waves
  • Expandable LFO for detailed editing
  • 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
  • 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
Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11
VST 2, VST 3 or AAX host sequencer
64-bit
Mac
Mac OS X 10.13 or later
Intel or Apple Silicon (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.