Six powerful Cableguys effects in one awesome plugin!

ShaperBox for Mac

ShaperBox for Mac

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    ShaperBox LATEST

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    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    Mac OS X 10.9 or later

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Six powerful Cableguys effects in one ShaperBox for Mac VST/AU audio plugin app! For modern mixes and infinite inspiration. Load any Shaper effect and simply draw the modulation shapes you need with easily editable LFOs. Or use envelope followers that react to audio. Control filtering, volume, 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, stereo expansion and more.

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

Edit transients and trim flabby hits with Pens in VolumeShaper 6. Dial in hard-hitting visual compression. Get creative! Turn single notes into crazy TimeShaper 2 melodies, add pumping filter patterns, and more. Extract kicks and other percussive hits with precision filtering. Then use them in your own tracks.

Features and Highlights

Six Cableguys effects
Time, Crush, Volume, Filter, Pan and Width Shapers come together in Shaper Box 2. Analogue-like zero-delay feedback filters, compression based on classic British mixing consoles, sample-accurate volume modulation, mid-side expansion,lo-fi bitcrushing, and much more – all in one CPU-efficient plugin.

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! 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.

Shapers that do more
New! Use 3 filters at once – including new Phaser types – with multiband FilterShaper Core 2. Get retro tape/vinyl ‘wow’ with TimeShaper 2’s Fine mode. Boost transients with VolumeShaper 6's Gain control. And spread sounds wide with psychoacoustic Haas panning in PanShaper 3.

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.

More Features
  • 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
  • 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 MIDI Triggering
  • 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
  • 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! External sidechain input for Envelopes/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 Envelopes, to amplify modulation strength
  • New! Adaptive Release mode for Envelopes/Compressor
Note: The demo is fully functional and has no time limit, but you can only use one instance per song and you can't save your settings.

Also Available: Download ShaperBox for Windows

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What's new in this version:

- New: Octave offset for LFO's MIDI Pitch mode. Useful for zooming in/out horizontally in the Oscilloscope Tool, and for creating AM/FM-type effects in Shapers
- Improved: Multiselection and exclusion in the Preset Library's Shaper filter. Click to show presets containing selected Shapers. Right-click (or use any modifier) to exclude Shapers. Drag to quickly select multiple Shapers.

ShaperBox 3.3.2
- New: 41 additional Cymbal and Percussion noise types for NoiseShaper
- New: Pitch control for NoiseShaper, up to +/- 24 semitones
- Fixed: ShaperBox could crash after expanding the LFO wave in TimeShaper
- Fixed: The vectorscope in Pan and Width Shapers was missing the right-hand side of the graph when displaying a 100% sides signal

ShaperBox 3.1.1
- New: Vectorscope stereo analyzer for PanShaper and WidthShaper
- Improved: Your ShaperBox 1/2 custom presets can now be synced to ShaperBox 3. To use the feature, open ShaperBox 1 or 2 and select Sync from the Main Menu (three lines icon). Next open ShaperBox 3 and click the Sync button in the top bar (or via Main Menu). Your synced presets will appear in the My Presets area, prefixed "SB1" or "SB2". If you delete/alter/rename them in ShaperBox 3, they remain visible and unchanged in ShaperBox 1/2.
- Improved: NoiseShaper's noise download dialog will not be shown again once cancelled
- Fixed: Oscilloscope Tool was not resized when the Global Audio Trigger panel was open
- Fixed: If the plugin was loaded while a selected MIDI device port was unavailable, the plugin internally defaulted to DAW MIDI, causing unexpected results

ShaperBox 2.4.5
- Syncing presets with the server could stop working if you've set up a public profile image via the Main Menu

ShaperBox 2.4.4
- New: Supports VST 3
- New: "Use OpenGL Graphics" option in Main Menu for Windows users

ShaperBox 2.4.3
- New: 12 additional noise sounds for NoiseShaper

- UI performance was slow on some macOS systems when Scaling was not set to 100%
- Rosetta is no longer required during installation on Apple Silicon M1 systems
- The error dialog box could show corrupt characters in certain situations

ShaperBox 2.4.2
- Improved: NoiseShaper's user noise folder can now be opened directly via a Main Menu entry.
- Improved: In some DAWs (eg, Logic Pro), switching presets was slow on older versions of macOS.
- Fixed: Rare crash bug with the macOS version of ShaperBox when syncing files for NoiseShaper.

ShaperBox 2.4.1
- Fixed: If your internet connection was interrupted while downloading NoiseShaper's noise files, some noises could stop working.

ShaperBox 2.3.3
- Fixed: When using PanShaper at a sample rate of 192kHz or higher, high Haas settings could cause crashes.
- Fixed: In some DAWs (eg, Cubase), latency was not correctly compensated when the plugin was bypassed by the host.
- Fixed: Double-clicking or dragging a modulatable parameter could sometimes change the LFO waveform, or create too many undo stages.

ShaperBox 2.3.2
- New: Supports AAX for Pro Tools 12.0 or later.
- New: "Always use 16 samples of latency" option via Main Menu. When disabled, ShaperBox uses 0 samples of latency when DriveShaper is not added. For most DAWs, latency is compensated correctly, so this setting makes no practical difference. However, some DAWs (eg, Ableton Live and Logic Pro X) have known problems with latency compensation, so zero latency can be helpful.
- Fixed: In FL Studio, host time signatures with a denominator other than 4 caused timing issues.

ShaperBox 2.3.1
- Fixed: In Ableton Live, automation for automated parameters could be disabled after loading a project containing ShaperBox.
- Fixed: TimeShaper's MIDI Trigger Smoothing did not work properly when TimeShaper was placed after DriveShaper, an LFO waveform "step" coincided with a MIDI note triggering the LFO, and TimeShaper's Step Mode was set to Smooth.

ShaperBox 2.3
- New Shaper: DriveShaper. If you own it, then please download/apply your updated license file from your Cableguys user account.
- New: LFO Smooth control for all Shapers except TimeShaper.
- Fixed: FilterShaper Core 2's Stereo Offset setting was not saved with songs.
- Fixed: If an LFO used Hertz mode, the background LFO waveforms (from other Bands/Shapers) were shown with the wrong length.
- Fixed: Dialog boxes were scaled incorrectly for Scalings other than 100% or 200%.

ShaperBox 2.2.1
- Fixed: In Reason, a Shaper sometimes became bypassed shortly after it was added.

ShaperBox 2.2
- New: Stereo Offset control for FilterShaper Core 2. Shifts left/right filter cutoff in opposing directions, up to 60 semitones.
- New: 1-slider Envelope/Compressor Editing. Amount/Ratio and On/Off controls are always accessible.
- New: Skew selection. Ctrl-drag a corner/side handle of the selection to adjust it vertically.
- New: Draggable LFO parameters for Volume/Pan/Width Shapers to shift the LFO waveform up/down.
- New: "Move points to grid" command in Wave Editor menu. Moves each point inside the selection onto the grid.
- New: Right-click any preset for "Use as startup preset" option. Disable in the Main Menu`s Startup section.
- New: Wave Switch Smoothing, for preventing clicks/pops when switching Waves via MIDI, automation, or clicking in the interface.
- New: MIDI Trigger LED to visualise MIDI note input.
- New: Reset Shaper via Main Menu, initialising to default empty preset or a Quick Preset.
- Improved: Snap to grid is now a toggle option and works for selections too. Hold Shift to temporarily toggle Snap.
- Improved: TimeShaper resampling algorithm is 2x lower in CPU, with even quieter interpolation artefacts.
- Fixed: TimeShaper Step Mode could change the sound of non-stepped audio-rate waveforms.

ShaperBox 2.1
- New Shaper: CrushShaper, the ultimate creative bitcrusher, for modern mix tricks and inspiring lo-fi FX. Free for existing owners of the ShaperBox 2 Bundle (please install ShaperBox v2.1 and download/apply your updated license file)
- Improved: Dragging Cutoff/Resonance parameters in FilterShaper Core 2 is now more consistent (smoother)
- Fixed: Minor issues with resizable interface on dual monitor setup
- Fixed: Right-click menu in Wave area was shown at wrong size when interface was not at 100% size