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Celestion Speaker Shaper

Speaker Modelling Plugin by Softube
Celestion Speaker Shaper
Celestion Speaker Shaper by Softube 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.
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Speaker manufacturer Celestion is on the eve of its 100th anniversary. You don't just luck into that kind of longevity. The company, which began in 1924 with the first cone loudspeaker patent, was instrumental in the sound of the British Invasion. It has since become a famed pro audio brand in its own right as the manufacturer of world-renowned guitar and bass speakers.

Now, these high-quality Celestion speakers are available in an easy-to-use, insanely creative plug-in: Celestion Speaker Shaper. Celestion Speaker Shaper replaces the need for Impulse Response loaders by enabling you to set up two cabinets in parallel and independently adjust specs for, well, just about everything. Tweak your favorite speakers or bring your dream rig to life. Either way, Celestion Speaker Shaper will blow you away.

The Art of Rock & Roll Science

Softube has a long history modeling professional gear. Our collaboration with premium pro audio brands like Marshall, Tube-Tech, Chandler Limited, and Empirical Labs spans almost two decades. When it comes to creating software that sounds precisely like the hardware equivalent, their reputation is rock solid.

This legacy is the foundation of Celestion Speaker Shaper. When creating it, they took the exacting approach they have become known for: expert modeling, precise testing, and careful fine-tuning. Because to create software that is equal to or innovates on the original gear, everything must be perfect. Nothing less.

I can't believe the sounds I'm getting from this thing. Unbelievable. Celestion and Softube are a match made in hell. My guitar tones have never been better.

Daniel Bergstrand - Producer (Behemoth, Meshuggah, In Flames)

Holy Moly. This thing is incredible. The tonal variations seem endless but it's very easy to quickly dial in a great tone. I'm a fan.

Brandon Bell - (Zac Brown Band, Alan Jackson, Brandi Carlile, Miranda Lambert)

Native Speaker

Phenomenal speaker sounds, optimized workflow, and more flexibility and control than you ever thought possible. In partnership with Celestion, they bring you an officially licensed plug-in that eliminates the need for IR loaders for guitar and bass sounds. Scale eleven of Celestion's most famous speakers from 8" to 24". Calibrate three channels per speaker and eight microphone options per channel. Then tweak parameters like speaker break-up, ohms, magnet type and strength, open versus closed cabinets, room sounds, 4-band EQ, and more. Celestion Speaker Shaper can make both natural and fantastical sound transformations a reality.

English Speaker

Ever wanted to play an 8x24" Celestion Vintage 30 cabinet? Now, you can. Speaker Shaper offers authentic, high-quality Celestion sound with eleven of the British company's most popular guitar and bass speakers: Vintage 30, G12T-75, G12K-100, G12M Greenback, G12M-65 Creamback, G12M Heritage, Classic Lead 80, Celestion Blue, PULSE12, BL10-100X, and BN10-200K. Beyond scaling and aging them to your specs, you can change the speaker magnet material and determine how it will behave. Experiment with Ferrite M and H, AlNiCo, and Neodymium to shape your speaker sound in ways only Speaker Shaper can.

Motivational Speaker

With Celestion Speaker Shaper, you get eight classic microphones to fine-tune. Dyn 57, Dyn 7B, Dyn 421, Dyn 112, Cond 87, Cond C414, Cond 47, and Rib 121—to be exact. Place up to three mics in front of each speaker to capture sound precisely the way you want. And when you get it exactly right, check out the onboard effects. Speaker Shaper lets you add realistic speaker distortion, sculpt your sound with EQ, or get mix-ready with room sounds. You can create precise setups of mic'd Celestion cabinets or push the sonic envelope with inspired experimentation.

Speaker of the House

Celestion Speaker Shaper offers a groundbreaking approach to sound shaping. And, unlike IR loaders or other speaker plug-ins, it can be used both as a native plug-in and as a module in Amp Room, the pro audio guitar and bass platform. In Amp Room, you can couple it with other plug-ins and modules, such as our Marshall range, or join multiple iterations of the Speaker Shaper module itself. The sound-sculpting options are bountiful, but it's a breeze to use with all the parameters displayed coherently and no sub-menus—what you see is what you get. And not just for guitar and bass. Creative use of Speaker Shaper on synths, vocals, and drums can lead to some unexpected and truly wonderful sonic places.

What's Included

Celestion Speaker Shaper native plug-in - Sculpt speaker sounds for guitar, bass, vocals, synths, and more with genuine Celestion sound quality and an optimized workflow. Only Celestion Speaker Shaper native plug-in lets you go this deep this easily with a clear layout and intuitive interface.

Celestion Speaker Shaper for Amp Room - Celestion Speaker Shaper for Amp Room, the pro audio guitar and bass platform, is flat-out fun. Double it, triple it, combine it with other amps, cabs, effects, and pedals. Speaker Shaper lets you easily create studio-quality, record-ready guitar and bass tones.

Celestion Speaker Shaper Live Stream Highlights:

  • A speaker cabinet designer for guitars, bass, synths, and more.
  • Created in collaboration with and officially licensed by Celestion.
  • Featuring 11 well-known Celestion speaker models for guitar and bass.
  • Set a myriad of parameters to your exact specifications.
  • Adjust existing setups or create never-before-heard rigs.
  • Sculpt speaker sound in an entirely new and modern way.
  • Two versions included: Celestion Speaker Shaper native plug-in and Celestion Speaker Shaper for Amp Room.

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Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review
Celestion Speaker Shaper

Reviewed By Faydit [all]
February 10th, 2023
Version reviewed: 2.5.55 on Windows

Really cool, innovative and useful plugin.

The Celestion speaker shaper offers a lot of well known options but also some rather unusual ones.

The system is based on 8 popular guitar and 3 bass Celestions, which can be even more customized and used in cabinets with 1 to 8 speakers. The different cabinets are mixable, also a very good microphone selection of 8 microphones is included.

One of the more unusuals features is speaker size adjustment. Did you even want to know, how a 8" V30 sounds or a 24" Pulse? No problem here and also not everything in between.

You can also customize the speakers concerning age, ohms, new, used, have the choice between open or closed back cabinets plus some other useful features like eg. the choice of the used magnet: Ferrite M, Ferrite H, Alnico, Neodymium. Take eg. a G12M, replace the Ferrite M with an Alnico and you get - more or less - a Ruby. Take the G12M Creamback and use the Ferrite H and you get the G12H Creamback but you are not limited to existing speakers. Ever wanted to know, how a 15" V30 sounds with Neodymium magnet? No problem.

This system is a lot of fun but also a very nice, useful tool which can produce convincing results fast and easy.

The big advantage is it's flexibility. I personally do not think, that this system will replace any large, already existing cabinet IR libraries, but is is or can be a good alternative or even addition, I think.

Another advantage is, that this plugin also works within Amp Room, where it allows in my opinion more flexibility and much better adjustment options, than the built-in cabinets offer.

For me one of the most innovative plugins, not only from Softube.

My only complaint is, that it could have included some more speakers, like eg. the V-Type, the 10 Creamback or also some not anymore produced Celestions, like eg. some Blackbacks or a Sidewinder...

But this is complaining at a very high level.

If you also consider what you have to pay for single good cabinet IR sets - although some excellent ones also are offered comparably cheap too - this also is a comparably cheap solution, not only for guitar but also for bass, if not a bargain.

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