Cableguys has announced an update for its rhythmic effects plugin for creative mixing and rhythmic inspiration. Version 3.2.3 of ShaperBox includes various improvements and fixes.

ShaperBox 3 (PC/Mac, VST/AU/AAX) is a flexible effects rack for precision mixing and creative sound design. It contains 9 powerful multiband effects called Shapers – place them in any order to create an endless array of effects.

Each Shaper’s effect is controlled by an editable LFO – using Cableguys’ easy editing tools, you can quickly design LFOs of any complexity, combining straight lines and smooth curves. Sync each effect to your song, trigger with MIDI or audio transients, or use Envelope Followers that react to dynamics.

Changes in ShaperBox v3.2.3

  • New: “Show Legacy Presets” option added to the Main Menu. When enabled, presets from ShaperBox 1/2 will appear in the All section of the Browser. Please Sync once to download them.
  • New: Shift-click a Wave Preset or Custom Wave to scale it to the same vertical range as the current wave. Useful when you have (for example) a Filter Cutoff wave covering a narrow range, and want to try different wave shapes spanning the same range. Also works when Shift-clicking “Paste wave” in the Wave Menu.
  • Improved: “Auto” option for background Oscilloscope in the Wave Menu. On by default, this option selects the most appropriate mode (Stereo, Combined or Magnitude) for every Shaper.
  • Improved: “Auto” option for Grid in the Wave Menu. On by default, this option switches between Straight and Triplet grids depending on LFO Length.
  • Improved: “Snap on by default” option in the Wave Menu, enabling snap whenever the plugin is loaded.
  • Improved: Randomize function can now be applied to a selection.
  • Improved: Sidechain detector signal is shown temporarily while hovering/adjusting the Filter Band in the Envelope Follower or Compressor.
  • Improved: LFO Timing Mode (Beat / Hertz / Pitch) is now a DAW-automatable parameter.
  • Fixed: Global Audio Trigger setup screen partially covered the expanded Wave Editor.
  • Fixed: Mouse wheel adjustment did not work for the LFO Length menu.
  • Fixed: The waveform display is now updated while editing via the Cubase Direct Offline Processing dialog.

ShaperBox 3.2.3 is a free update for all existing users. New users can try a free fully function demo version, or purchase the ShaperBox 3 Bundle with all shaper for 99 USD/EUR at Cableguys or distributors Plugin Boutique and ADSR Sounds.

Dan Worrall has released a ShaperBox 3 tutorial covering everything from drawing your own rhythmic patterns and setting up multiband sidechaining, on through to dynamic guitar distortion and even mixing a full acoustic drum kit.