Music Production - BPM Supreme - November 8, 2022
Shaperbox 3 Plugin by Cableguys Adds Audio Triggering and More

Cableguys has introduced Shaperbox 3 with power-packed upgrades like audio triggering, sidechain view in VolumeShaper, and the new LiquidShaper flanger/phaser, plus a revamped interface and browser. This go-to plugin is perfect for producers looking for inspiration, musical motion, and mixing magic. 

Available exclusively through Cableguys, Shaperbox 3 offers the easiest ever LFO editing so you can intuitively design fluid sweeps, angled lines, or stepped patterns. Unlock a world of rhythmic exploration and precision production in just a few clicks. Keep reading for more. 

Founded in 2007, Cableguys create uniquely inspirational, flexible audio plugins, including ShaperBox, HalfTime, VolumeShaper, Curve, and Nicky Romero Kickstart. A fixture in the plugin folders of chart-breakers such as David Guetta, 808 Mafia, and Armin van Buuren, Cableguys’ creative tools are also the secret sauce of “producer’s producers,” including Mick Schultz (Rihanna, Jeremih), Nard & B (Migos, Future) and Khaliq Glover (Prince, Justin Timberlake).

“ShaperBox 3 is a game-changer, especially with the new external sidechain features! Dialing in a precise space for your kick will now be an incredibly fast process, no matter how complex the pattern may be! I will use this in every mix,” said John Nathanial, songwriter and producer for OneRepublic and Gwen Stefani.

Use ShaperBox to turn bland melodies into unique variations. Cook up fresh ear candy from even the most basic samples. Warp the fabric of time with half-speed slow-downs, glitches, stutters, and scratches. Sidechain with total flexibility across three frequency bands. Warp, distort, bitcrush, filter, pan, flange, widen, add noise. And so much more. It’s the ultimate plugin for modern mixes and infinite inspiration.

New features for ShaperBox 3 plugin include:

Audio Triggering

Just switch on the new Audio mode and the LFO restarts with each transient. Now ShaperBox is a powerful transient editor and rhythm-tracking creative effect! Redraw the envelope of any sound to shape dynamics, saturate attack, filter the sustain, and more. Or get creative: trigger tape-stops, filter patterns, noise sequences and more from the natural rhythm of drums, melodies, basslines, real instruments – even full mixes! Go deep with full access to triggering parameters and 3 unique algorithms: Drums, General and Complex.

External Sidechain Input

Want to duck your bass with VolumeShaper, but the kick isn’t 4×4? No problem! Audio Triggering follows any kick rhythm – just turn on the External Sidechain Input. And it’s not only for kicks and sidechain ducking. How about triggering a bitcrushing pattern on your synth every time the snare hits? ShaperBox 3 makes it all possible.

Sidechain View

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.


Dive deep into sound design! LiquidShaper gives you wild jet-plane flanging and deep, lush phasing in one Shaper. Custom LFO shapes take you far beyond the traditional. Modulate Centre and Feedback independently across 3 frequency bands. Create gentle stereo modulations or monstrous robotic comb filter FX.

Easiest Ever Editing

Cableguys’ best-in-class waveform drawing is now even easier, with a more powerful pointer tool that puts all key functions under simple left-click operation. Add angled breakpoints, bend any section into an endlessly flexible curve, make selections and manipulate them, and more.

New Browser

No more waiting for inspiration to strike! ShaperBox 3’s slick new browser makes it easy to find the presets you need, with clear categorization and fast filtering. Amazing variations for any sound are just clicks away – discover rhythmic chops, groovy fills, motion-packed sweeps, and more.

Compressor Unchained

The multiband Compressor in ShaperBox is now a separate tool that you can insert anywhere in the Shaper chain. Bring even the most complex Shaper chains under dynamic control – or blow them apart with extreme pumping compression.

Improved Mix / Bypass

An improved Master Mix algorithm now gives powerful FX blends that morph smoothly from dry to wet. And a new master Bypass button gives click-free switching to the original dry signal.

Analogue-like Envelopes

Envelope Followers feature improved Adaptive Release mode, for an even juicier analogue-like response. Get filtering, distortion, noise and more that tightly hug the dynamic contours of beats, basslines – anything – for kinetic, magnetic FX.

Shaperbox 3 is available now. To learn more and take advantage of their special Black Friday deal, visit the Cableguys website

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