A Visual Approach To Volume
VolumeShaper lets you shape the levels of any audio signal in pinpoint detail. From multi-band sidechain compression effects to extreme gating, from tempo-synced stutter to precise sample-shaping — with a visual approach to volume.
MULTIBAND SIDECHAIN – COMPRESS – GATE – ENVELOPE – STUTTER
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 and visual compressor on every band. Work at the speed of inspiration with intuitive editing, pro presets, 1-click sidechain and much more.
Running inside Cableguys’ ShaperBox 2 effects plugin, use VolumeShaper 7 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.
DO ALL THIS WITH VOLUME SHAPER 7
- Sidechain kick and Bass – Make space for your kick drum — gain punch, low-end clarity, and rhythmic “bounce”
- Get loud, tight mixes – Sidechain just the bass frequencies for huge mixdowns that “go loud” effortlessly
- Compress for Flavor – Squeeze energy and attitude into flat drums, loops, vocals and more with punchy bus-style compression
- Control dynamic details – Combine compression with gain curve editing for incredibly precise dynamic adjustments
- Remove hi-hats in a loop – Adjust, remove or isolate elements in a mixed loop using frequency-targeted volume LFOs
- Get perfect punch – Redraw transients at the stroke of a Pen. Tighten decay tails. Make basses, drums, and synths hit hard
- Create pumping fx – Turn plain white noise and ambience loops into pumping rhythmic FX to energise your tracks
Ducking AKA sidechain compression effect Essential for a well-defined kick and bass, the well-known ducking effect of sidechain compression creates extra rhythmic drive and provides space and definition. VolumeShaper gives you this same effect with absolute control — just draw the curve you want. Simpler, faster, and more precise than using a compressor. You can also trigger the LFO via MIDI notes — choose one of the ‘MIDI Triggered’ LFO types, then route MIDI notes to the plugin via your DAW.
Multiband shaping Use different curves for bass, mids and highs for added precision. The multiband split lets you duck out the bass when the kick hits, or duck the mids to provide space for the snare. Or gate the kick in a drum loop by editing the low band and leaving the mids/highs untouched. VolumeShaper makes it easy to apply this essential technique precisely, for accurate and dynamic mixes.
Define your audio loops VolumeShaper’s oscilloscope displays the incoming audio, helping you to precisely define audio levels. In a drum loop, regulate levels for snare, hi-hat, or anything else with just a few clicks, or edit unwanted notes out of a loop. From smooth bezier curves to hard cuts, you decide. Sync the effect to your DAW from 1/128 note up to 32 bars, sync to the frequency of the played note, or let it run freely at ranges from 0.02 Hz up to 5.24 kHz.
Shape drums Go in deep and use VolumeShaper as a precise volume curve for your synth or drum sounds. Set it to trigger whenever a specific MIDI note is played, and simply draw the shape you need. You can even shape different frequency ranges independently — shorten only the high frequencies of a kick, for example. It’s effectively a gate, but you have total control over the length and shape of the volume tail.
Audio destruction For punishing bit-crusher effects, run VolumeShaper’s LFO fast — right up to the limits of the audible range (Tip: set the LFO to ‘Hertz (Retrig.)’). For a less drastic effect, limit the modulation to specific frequencies — try a medium-width mid band — by moving the band sliders. And for ring modulation effects, set the LFO to the frequency of the MIDI notes that you play.
Stutter and tremolo Simple but effective — VolumeShaper breathes new life into this classic effect. Detailed control options let you create stutter and tremolo with a twist — try applying envelopes to specific frequency ranges, or using a custom curve tailored to fit a specific loop or MIDI note.
This product is part of a greater collection of products. Check out ShaperBox 3 here.
- Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11
- VST 2, VST 3 or AAX host sequencer
- Mac OS X 10.13 or later
- Intel or Apple Silicon (Native/Rosetta) processor
- VST 2, VST 3, AU or AAX host sequencer
Internet connection required for downloading NoiseShaper’s noise samples.
The plugin 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.