Log InCreate An Account
  1. Plugins
  2. »
  3. apulSoft
  4. »
  5. apShaper
  6. »
  7. Details

apShaper

 My KVR
Harmonic Distortion Plugin by apulSoft
apShaper wave folding
apShaper tube sat apShaper dark skin apShaper harmonic distortion apShaper bit crusher apShaper dynamic saturation
apShaper by apulSoft is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
Product
Version
1.1.3
System Requirements
Windows Vista or newer. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows are supported.
A CPU that supports SSE2 instructions (Pentium 4 or newer).
A host application that can load VST, VST3 or AAX plugins running in 32-bit or 64-bit mode.
Pro Tools (AAX): The minimum required Pro Tools version is 10.3.5.
An application to view pdf files to read this manual.
Product
Version
1.1.3
System Requirements
A Mac with an 64-bit Intel/Apple Silicon CPU running OS X 10.9 or newer.
A host application that can load VST, VST3, AU or AAX plugins running in 64-bit mode.
Pro Tools (AAX): Pro Tools 11 or newer.
Effect
Formats
Copy Protection
Serial Number
My KVR - Groups, Versions, & More
7 KVR members have added apShaper to 4 My KVR groups 8 times.
Not In Your MY KVR Groups
(or group limitation prevents versioning)

KVR Rank

Overall: 3119   2363   3022

30-Day: 4675; 7-Day: 5098; Yesterday: 8826

apulSoft apShaper is an audio insert effect plugin to add harmonic content to audio signals.

It combines a waveshaper with three filter bands and various modulation options - two LFOs, a dy- namics detector, and user-configurable knobs.

apShaper comes with five shaper engines ranging from adding harmonic distortion to freely config- urable polygonal wave folding.

The waveshaper in apShaper uses sophisticated algorithms to reduce aliasing. It approximates continous- time (idealized analog) waveshaping using numerical integration. This reduces digital artifacts more than traditional oversampling could, especially if the transfer curve is not smooth (wave folding/bit crushing). The process only adds 7 samples of latency to the signal which means apShaper can be used for real- time performance.

The three filter bands offer high-quality filtering without high-frequency squeezing. The variable-slope low-pass filter type allows smooth slopes not possible with traditional filtering - ideal to gently shape sig- nals with large amounts of distortion applied. Multiple tone control types modeled after classic circuits enable classic bass/mid/treble tone shaping.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 4.00 from 1 review

apShaper
Reviewed By [PTMAO]Dusk
November 20th, 2019

Great plugin. odd that this the first review! Just tested the demo for version 1.0.1 build191117.

Pros:

-The modulation panels adds great features to the all saturation circuit, making it possible to control when and how the saturation happens;

-The different algorithms for saturation sound really good (harmonic / tube / saturation / steps / wavefold) and how we change the shape it great;

-The filter types for Eq are enough for manipulating the sound! they are post-shaper, i believe;

-GUI resize from 50% to 200%, very nice.

-CPU wise - even in ultra mode doesn't "suck" much CPU and is great in the number of samples it introduces (using the compressor lookahead introduces some more samples has usual).

- Spectrum analyser makes it possible to visualize how the sound has changed in reagards the process made, is great, avoids 3rd party plugins for that task;

-Two programmable knobs for any plugin task, amazing feature;

-Phase input and output, many will think is not necessary, but when dealing with saturation many things can change along the process;

-Variable DC filter;

-MIDI controllable;

Cons:

- Meters could display dbFS values;

-Alt /Ctrl + Click doesn't reset the knobs / sliders to default values;

Feature request:

-Introducing a module swap to change what comes first in the chain.

-Two saturation units to combine drives.

-more UI skins.

Thanks apulsoft, keep the good things coming.

Read Review

Products similar to apShaper...

Comments & Discussion for apulSoft apShaper

Discussion
Discussion: Active

Please log in to join the discussion