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Cableguys release FilterShaper XL - Massively Modulatable Dual Filter with Intro Offer


Cableguys have released FilterShaper XL, a modern reboot of their dedicated dual filter plugin FilterShaper 3. Designed for deep and complex modulation possibilities, improvements include even better filters, multistage drive, a modernized interface, Cableguys' latest LFO editing system, and more.

Here's what they say:

FilterShaper XL takes you on a journey into unconventional sound design with 20 colorful filter types, 60 LFOs and 50 Envelope Followers. Draw your own modulation shapes in seconds with Cableguys' easy LFO editing. Apply subtle nuances or giant wobbles, stepped rhythms or silky smooth sweeps.

Turn synths into twisted rhythmic mutations that leap from the speakers. Transform basslines into bubbling, pulsing patterns. Morph drums into filtered rhythms and modular-style FX. Go from classic vintage warmth to audio-rate modulation and screaming self-oscillation – all with an amazingly analogue sound.

Introduction to FilterShaper XL video: YouTube.com/watch?v=egNBv0Pp2eA


  • Dual Filter with 20 Types
    Explore a sonic palette ranging from classic low-, band- and high-pass, on through to notch and peaking shapes. Choose Warm filters that are fat and driven, inspired by the Sallen-Key filters of a famous semimodular synthesizer. Need modern precision? Go for the crisp and clear Clean filters instead. And with two separate filter sections in series or parallel, you can combine filter types however you like.
  • Multistage Drive Control
    Distortion brings filters to life – and with a powerful Drive section on each filter stage, switchable pre- or post-filter, that power is in your hands. Warm filters have added Resonance Drive inside the resonance feedback stage, emulating a real analogue filter pushed to the limit, for gritty textures and smoothed resonant peaks.
  • Best Ever DSP
    Just like a high-quality analogue filter, FilterShaper XL always sounds great – even with the hardest, fastest modulation settings. It's all possible due to Cableguys' best-ever filter DSP, with zero-delay feedback (ZDF) algorithms, resonance compensation, internal saturation, and oversampling of the entire signal path.
  • 60 LFOs, 50 Envelope Followers
    Simply click a parameter – Cutoff, Resonance, Volume or Pan – and start editing its main LFO and Envelope Follower. Use LFO 2 to shift your shapes up and down over time. Control the depth of modulation itself with a dedicated Amount LFO. And use the Speed LFO to rhythmically speed up and slow down your patterns.
  • Easy LFO Editing
    The easy LFO waveform editing experience of ShaperBox is fully integrated into FilterShaper XL. Design any shape in a flash with a flexible Pointer tool, Wave Presets, Pens, Smooth control, and more. Draw curves, steps and ramps, bringing new rhythmic life to any sound. It's easy, fast and fun.
  • Analogue-like Envelopes
    The Envelope Followers share the analogue-like response and pro feature-set of ShaperBox, with Adaptive Release, adjustable Threshold, Input Filter, and external Sidechain Input. Get filtering that tightly hugs the dynamic contours of any sound, for kinetic, magnetic effects.
  • Tons of Presets
    No more waiting for inspiration to strike. A slick preset browser makes it easy to find the filtering patterns you need, with clear categorisation and fast search. And with 450 professional presets, you're only clicks away from groovy filter rhythms, percolating resonance patterns, motion-packed sweeps, and more.
  • Plus:
    • 4x oversampling for excellent sound quality.
    • Safe resonance mode for stable levels – disable for screaming self-oscillation.
    • Soft and Hard saturation modes for Resonance Drive.
    • Anti-click Trigger Smoothing for MIDI triggering.
    • Resizable Retina interface with large LFO editing areas.
    • Multiple oscilloscope view modes.

Intro offer: €49 / $49 at cableguys.com (Reg. €79 / $79).

Owners of the original FilterShaper 3 plugin get it free at cableguys.com



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