Cableguys ShaperBox 3.5.1 UPDATE – LFO Favorites + more

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We are pleased to announce ShaperBox 3: The ultimate plugin for modern mixes and infinite inspiration.

With power-packed upgrades like Audio Triggering, Sidechain View in VolumeShaper, and the new LiquidShaper flanger/phaser, ShaperBox 3 is your new go-to plugin for rhythmic inspiration, musical motion and mixing magic.

Each of ShaperBox’s nine powerful multiband effects – Volume, Time, Drive, Filter, Crush, Noise, Pan, Width and the new Liquid – is a blank canvas for your creativity. Just add a Shaper and draw any wave shape you can imagine to control the effect, all with a simple visual interface that makes producing fast and fun.

With Cableguys’ easiest ever LFO editing, 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. Make your music move with effects patterns that sync to your song – or trigger them in any rhythm with MIDI and new Audio Triggering.

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 slooow-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.

The full ShaperBox 3 contains all 9 Shaper effects (worth €301 / $301 separately) and is €99 / $99. Upgrades available at

Watch the "What's New" video with Joe at Cableguys:

Hear 25 audio examples for ShaperBox 3:

New for ShaperBox 3

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 4x4? 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. It’s easy, fast and fun.

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 categorisation 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, with no multiband phasing artefacts. 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.

  • VolumeShaper: Lookahead pre-smoothing for click-free MIDI/Audio sidechaining
  • LiquidShaper: Positive/negative feedback mode for rich and hollow timbres
  • CrushShaper: Dynamic Treble control for compensating harshness
  • TimeShaper: Time offset display for easier visualization
  • FilterShaper Core: Resonance for 6dB filters
  • Redesigned interface with larger editing areas

• Single Shapers from €29 / $29
ShaperBox 3 Bundle, €99 / $99. Contains all 9 Shapers worth €301 / $301, saving 70%.
• Upgrades available at
• Bought ShaperBox 2 Bundle after 1 September 2022? Then ShaperBox 3 Bundle has been added automatically to your account.

Find out more, buy ShaperBox 3 now and try the free demo
Last edited by Lee / Cableguys on Wed May 01, 2024 8:38 am, edited 10 times in total.


Wow this is unexpected.. thanks.. about to find out my upgrade price now.

oh $29.. Bought without even reading your post..
You guys have been great to us customers..

Last edited by zvenx on Mon Oct 24, 2022 5:50 am, edited 1 time in total.
sound sculptist




Cool - I presume this supports Apple Silicon?


aMUSEd wrote: Mon Oct 24, 2022 5:50 am Cool - I presume this supports Apple Silicon?
Of course! Plus VST 2/VST3/AU/AAX


Thans for not ditching VST2! I won't even pester you guys about CLAP yet. ;)


Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote: Mon Oct 24, 2022 6:02 am Thans for not ditching VST2! I won't even pester you guys about CLAP yet. ;)

sound sculptist


In Freestyle (VST3) clicking on a node doesn't do anything so I can't edit curves


Loving the upgrade and very reasonable $29 for me to go from SB2 full to SB3.
Feature request if I may:

Mix lock on the master mix to set at desired amount for cycling through presets etc. I know I could use as a send but would be better to have the option on the plugin.

Thanks again.


aMUSEd wrote: Mon Oct 24, 2022 6:21 am In Freestyle (VST3) clicking on a node doesn't do anything so I can't edit curves
Thanks for reporting – I just sent you a DM about it!


Saw "black friday" and thought "we have october".

But, nice upgrade, maybe the moment to jump up the shaperbox train. How long the deal is up? Until Black Friday (i guess it's end of november?).


Lee / Cableguys wrote: Mon Oct 24, 2022 5:38 am
• Upgrades available at
Will the upgrade prices rise when the sale finishes (when does it finish?) or are they fixed ?


Just upgraded


PsychicVST wrote: Mon Oct 24, 2022 7:48 am Just upgraded
Me too :)


thecontrolcentre wrote: Mon Oct 24, 2022 7:50 am
PsychicVST wrote: Mon Oct 24, 2022 7:48 am Just upgraded
Me too :)
Me three

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