Cableguys ShaperBox 2 Released | Now for Pro Tools AAX!

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KVRian
582 posts since 2 Aug, 2013

Post Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:18 pm

Vst3 support would be nice too

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KVRAF
5131 posts since 15 Dec, 2011 from Bucharest, Romania

Post Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:22 am

SpaceShaper + VST3, that would be :hyper: :hyper:.

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KVRist

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60 posts since 9 May, 2017

Post Tue May 04, 2021 6:30 am

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ShaperBox 2 is now compatible with Pro Tools AAX!

The v2.3.2 update also adds a new option via the Main Menu: you can now toggle whether ShaperBox reserves 16 samples of latency for DriveShaper, if you prefer 0 latency when DriveShaper is not in use (as some users requested).

HalfTime also gains AAX compatibility with the new v1.1.2 update, bringing its signature half-speed FX to Pro Tools for the first time.

These are our first AAX plugins, so we're keen to hear your feedback on them!


Download ShaperBox and HalfTime

Existing users, please download the new installers containing VST/AU/AAX formats from your Cableguys User Account.

Or check out the fully-functional, non-expiring demo versions of ShaperBox and HalfTime at cableguys.com.
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KVRian
854 posts since 23 May, 2016

Post Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:46 pm

Got a question regarding Shaperbox 2 FilterShaper. Is there no way to control the filter cutoff by a DAW parameter?
When I'm selecting the filter's cutoff Ableton Live 11.0.5 does not map it.

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KVRian
999 posts since 11 Aug, 2005 from Hamburg, Germany

Post Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:21 pm

dermage wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:46 pm
Got a question regarding Shaperbox 2 FilterShaper. Is there no way to control the filter cutoff by a DAW parameter?
When I'm selecting the filter's cutoff Ableton Live 11.0.5 does not map it.
Indeed. The Cutoff parameter is the average of the points in the LFO curve, so whenever you edit the LFO curve, you are also changing the Cutoff value (try drawing some points and you'll see the value changing). So for example, if you'd have automation armed while editing the LFO curve, you'd inadvertently overwrite your Cutoff automation with semi-random values. Also, some DAWs (eg, Ableton Live) would interpret any change in Cutoff value as the user adjusting the control manually, and automation playback would be disabled.

In short, allowing automation of Cutoff and Resonance as regular VST/AU parameters could unleash chaos.

A workaround is to use the Envelope's Shift slider (which is an automatable parameter) to offset the LFO. This works even with the Envelope's Amount at 0%.

KVRian
854 posts since 23 May, 2016

Post Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:05 am

OK, hm, thanks.
in other products they found a way to do this, but a design choice I guess.

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KVRian
999 posts since 11 Aug, 2005 from Hamburg, Germany

Post Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:26 am

dermage wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:05 am
OK, hm, thanks.
in other products they found a way to do this, but a design choice I guess.
Yes. This allows us to always show the exact current value within the modulation curve in ShaperBox.

And as said, you can still use the envelope follower's Shift control as a workaround.

KVRian
854 posts since 23 May, 2016

Post Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:23 am

Jakob / Cableguys wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:26 am
dermage wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:05 am
OK, hm, thanks.
in other products they found a way to do this, but a design choice I guess.
Yes. This allows us to always show the exact current value within the modulation curve in ShaperBox.

And as said, you can still use the envelope follower's Shift control as a workaround.
OK will try that, thanks.

KVRer
10 posts since 17 Jul, 2021

Post Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:35 am

I own a couple of the Shaperbox components (but not the full Shaperbox), and I'm considering upgrading to the full Shaperbox, but so far my problem is whenever I load a preset/make my own in a DAW (including in the Maschine software), even if it's only using the components I own, it resets whenever I close the project and open it back. Is this normal? And does that happen when using the full version of Shaperbox as well?

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KVRian
999 posts since 11 Aug, 2005 from Hamburg, Germany

Post Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:53 am

AugusteBeagle wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:35 am
I own a couple of the Shaperbox components (but not the full Shaperbox), and I'm considering upgrading to the full Shaperbox, but so far my problem is whenever I load a preset/make my own in a DAW (including in the Maschine software), even if it's only using the components I own, it resets whenever I close the project and open it back. Is this normal? And does that happen when using the full version of Shaperbox as well?
No, that's certainly not normal. Let's say you own VolumeShaper only, and save your song with DriveShaper and VolumeShaper, then VolumeShaper will keep its settings, and DriveShaper will have its initial settings.

I just rechecked it with the current ShaperBox 2.3.3, and it works as expected. Could you send an email to our support at contact@cableguys.com ? Would be great to find out why it's not working well in your case. Thanks!

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KVRAF
2911 posts since 2 Oct, 2004

Post Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:31 am

Jakob / Cableguys wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:53 am
AugusteBeagle wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:35 am
I own a couple of the Shaperbox components (but not the full Shaperbox), and I'm considering upgrading to the full Shaperbox, but so far my problem is whenever I load a preset/make my own in a DAW (including in the Maschine software), even if it's only using the components I own, it resets whenever I close the project and open it back. Is this normal? And does that happen when using the full version of Shaperbox as well?
No, that's certainly not normal. Let's say you own VolumeShaper only, and save your song with DriveShaper and VolumeShaper, then VolumeShaper will keep its settings, and DriveShaper will have its initial settings.

I just rechecked it with the current ShaperBox 2.3.3, and it works as expected. Could you send an email to our support at contact@cableguys.com ? Would be great to find out why it's not working well in your case. Thanks!
Does Shaperbox 2 have a shaper for manipulation of Pitch and Formant?
Orion Platinum, Muzys 2

KVRian
970 posts since 30 Jun, 2014 from Pacific NW

Post Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:52 am

I’m hoping MIDI Shaper gets integrated. Seems like a no-brainer to include.

KVRer
10 posts since 17 Jul, 2021

Post Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:10 am

Jakob / Cableguys wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:53 am
AugusteBeagle wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:35 am
I own a couple of the Shaperbox components (but not the full Shaperbox), and I'm considering upgrading to the full Shaperbox, but so far my problem is whenever I load a preset/make my own in a DAW (including in the Maschine software), even if it's only using the components I own, it resets whenever I close the project and open it back. Is this normal? And does that happen when using the full version of Shaperbox as well?
No, that's certainly not normal. Let's say you own VolumeShaper only, and save your song with DriveShaper and VolumeShaper, then VolumeShaper will keep its settings, and DriveShaper will have its initial settings.

I just rechecked it with the current ShaperBox 2.3.3, and it works as expected. Could you send an email to our support at contact@cableguys.com ? Would be great to find out why it's not working well in your case. Thanks!
Thanks for the reply! I just tried reinstalling the plugins, and it looks like it solved the problem. :)

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KVRAF
2911 posts since 2 Oct, 2004

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:03 am

Orion Platinum, Muzys 2

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KVRAF
2305 posts since 12 Jan, 2019

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:10 am

"It's insane" ;)

But I hope it measures up to that at least a bit.
"Have you ever noticed how anyone driving faster than you is a [jerk] and anyone driving slower than you is a moron?" - George Carlin

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