WidthShaper 2
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MULTIBAND STEREO EXPANDER • M/S MODULATOR • BASS TIGHTENER

Define your stereo image in ultimate detail with WidthShaper 2. Take control with three bands of mid/side stereo adjustment, each driven by its own drawable LFO and envelope follower. Use it on single tracks and buses, for sound design, mixing and mastering.

Running inside Cableguys' ShaperBox 2 effects plugin, use WidthShaper 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 out — download the ShaperBox 2 demo and use WidthShaper 2 in your tracks today.

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WidthShaper is incredible! 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)

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I love this on uprisers! The expansion of the width will make sure that your build-up will sound really really huge and gets a lot of energy going.

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John Nathaniel

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This simple trick will make your risers expand until they fill up the entire stereo field, creating an exciting build-up to any drop.

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

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Make your FX more interesting with R3SPAWN's selection of ShaperBox 2 tricks and techniques – including wider risers with WidthShaper 2.

WidthShaper offers unprecedented control over the width of your tracks. You could draw in a specific shape to target the midrange of a snare on a certain beat, have a synth slowly swell over time, or pump the stereo width in time with the beat, while leaving the low-end untouched.

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WidthShaper can be used across genres and to liven up all sorts of signals. I cannot think of another plugin that gives such control over stereo width. WidthShaper is a unique stereo width control tool.

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Videos show Widthshaper 1 – all techniques work in Widthshaper 2

Get tight mono bass

Lock in your low end by narrowing bass frequencies to mono – keep it tight, centred and solid

Widen your top end

Shimmering synths, sizzling hi-hats, glossy FX… Spread them across the treble with multiband widening

Expand your drums

Widen specific hits in mixed material using LFOs, envelope followers, and multiband targeting

Create super-stereo risers

Make your risers expand until they fill up the entire stereo field, for an exciting build-up to any drop.

Cableguys quality

Like all Cableguys plugins, WidthShaper 2 uses top-quality DSP, for seriously good sound that professionals rely on. Side-only mid/side operation means audio is always 100% mono-compatible. And our multiband crossovers use Linkwitz-Riley filters for a flat frequency response and zero latency.

LFOs that you design

From gradual expansion to rhythmic widening, any mid/side modulation you can imagine is only clicks away. Simply draw the exact LFO shape you need with Cableguys' easy editing tools. Lock LFOs to tempo with sample accuracy, or trigger any rhythm with MIDI notes.

Introducing Pens

New! Designing your dream widening LFO just got even easier with three powerful, easy-to-grasp Pens. Draw crisp lines, smooth arcs and flowing S-curves. Create subtle mid/side movement or wild stereo fluctuations. Switch back to classic single-node editing anytime.

Flexible envelope followers

New! Create widening effects that react to the dynamics of your beats, loops, melodies – anything. Expand snare transients to make them leap out of the speakers. Have a synth fill the soundstage as it grows in volume. Trigger widening from other tracks in your project using sidechain routing.

Multiband widening

WidthShaper 2 gives you a separate widening LFO and envelope follower for the lows, mids and highs. Add width only to frequencies that need it. Expand top-end air, widen mids, and make the bass mono for a super-solid bottom end. New! Steep 24dB crossovers join the classic 6 and 12dB models, for even greater precision.

Runs in ShaperBox 2

WidthShaper 2 runs in Cableguys' ShaperBox 2 effects plugin. Use it on its own, or combine it with Time, Filter, Volume and Width Shapers for elaborate, multilayered effects that'll make your productions stand out. Buy Shapers individually — or save 72% and get all 8 Shapers with 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
  • Built-in help — hover over any control for description
  • Expandable LFO for detailed editing
  • New! Draggable Width parameter to shift the entire LFO wave up/down
  • 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
  • New! Trigger Smoothing to reduce clicks when switching/triggering Waves
  • New! MIDI Trigger activity LED to aid setup
  • New! Dedicated selection tool for multinode editing
  • New! 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
  • New! Selection skewing, for easily increasing intensity over time
  • New! Snap a single point, a selection, or each point within a selection
  • New! 1-click Quick Presets for Mono Bass, Envelope Follower and Build-up
  • 44 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
  • 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
  • New! Easy 1-slider editing of Envelope Follower
  • Always 100% mono-compatible
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Learn how to design LFO waveforms, set up Envelope Followers, widen in multiband, and more.

System Requirements

Windows
Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11
VST or AAX host sequencer
32- or 64-bit
Mac
Mac OS X 10.9 or later
Intel or M1 (Native/Rosetta) processor
VST, 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.