Cableguys has announced the release of TimeShaper, an effect plugin that allows you to shape the flow of time, providing a wide range of effects such as multiband stutter, reverse, scratch, tape-stop and glitch effects.

Cableguys TimeShaper

Just like a DJ scratching vinyl, TimeShaper lets you grab hold of time, slowing down or accelerating your music. Simply draw the exact LFO shape you need – our unique curve-editing tools make it fast and easy.

Stutter and glitch a synth or vocal line to create gritty edits for your EDM track. Chop up and rearrange a DnB breakbeat on the fly. Add repeating house build-ups with just one click. Drop in instant tape-stops and DJ scratches. Or go wild and come up with something totally new – TimeShaper is a seriously insane must-try creative time-twister tool for producers of any genre!

Multiband operation massively multiplies the possibilities. Want to reverse the bass while you stutter the midrange and tape-stop the treble? Now you can!

Check the in-depth introduction to TimeShaper by Dan Worrall below.

TimeShaper runs in Cableguys’ exclusive new ShaperBox creative effects rack, allowing you to create elaborate, multi-layered effects by using it alongside other Cableguys Shapers.

The new FilterShaper Core plugin takes the great-sounding filter technology from FilterShaper 3 and combines it with a streamlined modulation system.

Cableguys FilterShaper Core

Using the same acclaimed Sallen-Key filters as FilterShaper 3, you can expect all the richness, warmth and intricacy of a high-quality analogue filter.

Apply subtle nuances or giant wobbles. From filter sweeps to surgically-precise frequency control.

Also new is WidthShaper, a multi-band stereo enhancer, mid-side modulator and bass tightener.

Cableguys WidthShaper

It allows you to define your stereo image in ultimate detail with three bands of mid/side stereo adjustment, each with its own modulation curve.

Use WidthShaper for sound design, mixing or mastering – it’s just at home on single tracks as on the master bus.

Cableguys has also released VolumeShaper 5 and PanShaper 2, updating both plugins to run inside the ShaperBox, and offering several improvements.

Cableguys PanShaper 2 and VolumeShaper 5

Take advantage of the new MIDI Trigger system to switch curves on the fly with the press of a MIDI key. And enjoy improved CPU and RAM efficiency along with even better-sounding interpolation.

All plugins are available for 32/64-bit Windows and Mac (VST/AU) and a free trial version of ShaperBox is available as well (includes FilterShaper Core, TimeShaper, VolumeShaper 5, PanShaper 2, WidthShaper).


  • TimeShaper: 39 EUR / $44 USD.
  • FilterShaper Core: 29 EUR / $34 USD (free for owners of FilterShaper 3).
  • VolumeShaper 5: 29 EUR / $34 USD (free for owners of VolumeShaper 4).
  • PanShaper 2: 29 EUR / $34 USD (free for owners of PanShaper 1).
  • WidthShaper: 19 EUR / $24 USD (free for owners of PanShaper 1).

The plugins are also bundled in the ShaperBox Bundle, priced 94 EUR / $99 USD (upgrade available for Shaper plugin owners), and in the Cableguys Bundle, which also includes Curve 2, FilterShaper 3 and MidiShaper. The Cableguys Bundle is just 169 EUR / $179 USD, offering a 52% discount on the combined prices of the individual products.

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Cableguys PanShaper 2