CrushShaper by Cableguys - Ultimate Creative Bitcrusher
Designed to inspire you in ways no ordinary bitcrusher can, CrushShaper is powered by Cableguys’ easy drawable LFOs and flexible envelope followers. Now you can crush specific hits and frequency ranges.
Discover inspirational distortion patterns. Deploy tasteful mix tricks. Go 8-bit and beyond! It’s the ultimate creative bitcrusher.
Get rhythmic inspiration – Turn even the plainest loops into track‑starting grooves using pro presets and drawable LFOs
Make melodies lo-fi – Take your tracks back in time! From dark and fuzzy vintage digital to bright and spiky videogame vibes
Fatten your treble – Crush just the highs for modern, in‑your‑face sizzle. Try it on drums, loops, synths – anything
Give drums attitude – From phat old‑school downsampling to cutting‑edge crunch and bite
Design gnarly bass – Drop the sample rate down low for sub‑rumbling vowel movements and gritty bass textures.
Crush hits in a loop – Take aim! Target snares in a beat, notes in a riff, and more, with multiband LFOs and envelopes
Make vocals pop – Add focused top‑end clarity for that modern, upfront vocal sound that pops through the mix
Crunch. Bits. Resample
Combine 3 distinct bitcrushing styles: Crunch for fuzz, grind and grit. Bits to reduce audio resolution, going 8-bit and beyond. Resample for digital overtones and lo-fi retro sound. Animate each with its own custom LFO and envelope follower, then filter and layer with the dry signal using the handy FX Mix section.
LFOs that you design
From smoothly gliding sample rate reduction to intense stepped distortion patterns, any pattern or wave shape you can imagine is just clicks away with Cableguys’ famous wave-editing tools. Lock your LFOs to host tempo with sample accuracy, or trigger in any rhythm with MIDI notes.
Designing the perfect bitcrushing LFO is fast and simple with three powerful, easy-to-grasp Pens. Draw crisp lines, smooth arcs and flowing S-curves. Easily pick out single hits in a loop, and rapidly sketch wild rhythmic sequences. Switch back to classic single-node editing anytime.
Flexible envelope followers
Discover dynamic bitcrushing that reacts to your beats, loops, melodies – anything. Use CrushShaper’s flexible envelope followers to reduce the sample rate with the transient of each note. Lower the bit-depth as synths grow louder. Trigger from other tracks in your project using sidechain routing.
With up to three bands of highly targeted bitcrushing, CrushShaper becomes an incredible mix tool and an even crazier creative playground. Add sizzling top-end air for ultra-modern sounds that leap from the mix. Rhythmise midrange with percolating bit patterns. Grind the bass with gnarly resampling.
Get inspired with dozens of LFO wave presets, and share patches with others via the syncable Cableguys Preset Cloud. Up your workflow with 1-click Quick Presets for production essentials like snare enhancement, rhythmic stutters, and more. Just add the plugin, click and create.