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 MidiShaper by Cableguys is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin and an Audio Units Plugin.
Product MidiShaper
Developer Cableguys
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€20 / $30
Type / Tags MIDI FX / UtilityMIDI ControllerModulation
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Powered by Curve's unique modulations engine, MidiShaper brings Curve's flexible yet powerful LFOs and envelopes to the user's favorite synthesizers and effects.

Four LFOs and four envelope generators work together in a sophisticated modulations matrix that can be set up to output modulated pitch, modwheel, channel aftertouch or any MIDI control messages.

MidiShaper's LFOs can run infinitely or be retriggered, synced to a host sequencer from a buzzy 1/128 to an expansive 32 bars, set to the played note, or run from 0.02 Hz up to the audible range and brain frequency. Like Curve, MidiShaper features completely editable waveforms for its LFOs.

If the user's plugin or host sequencer allows for MIDI control, MidiShaper is a great tool at hand to create vivid, inspiring sounds and bring the flexibility of Curve to software plugins, hardware synthesizers, MIDI VJ tools, lighting consoles and 1980's MIDI keyboards.

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Discussion: Active
Greg Houston
Greg Houston
9 October 2013 at 6:48am

I ended up purchasing MidiShaper, but I was really hesitant. Getting it to work in your DAW can be really frustrating. The restrictive nature of the demo version did not help at all. For a product this frustrating Cableguys should consider a much less restrictive demo policy like FabFilter uses. It also wouldn't hurt if this included something like loopMIDI or MIDI-Ox. Oh, and I am pretty certain there isn't a manual at the time of this post.

Jakob / Cableguys
Jakob / Cableguys
9 October 2013 at 8:01am

Hello Greg, I am sorry to hear that you have trouble with MidiShaper. You can demo the full program for an unlimited time, the only restriction is that you can only one instance at a time, and that you can't save presets.

We don't have a manual, but we have tutorials here:


MidiShaper outputs MIDI data. Routing MidiShaper to external outboard equipment is simple to do via external MIDI ports.

Using MidiShaper to control software instruments and effects can be relatively simple as in Reaper and Ableton Live, can be complex with pitfalls as in Apple Logic, or needs some special tricks as in Sonar. It all depends on how well the host sequencer of your choice handles internal MIDI routings and automation. If you succeed, you'll get super-flexible LFOs and envelopes added to your favorite hardware devices, to your sequencer's controls and to your software synthesizers and effects.

20 January 2015 at 10:41am

I've just purchased MidiShaper and it's great! however, i have one feature suggestion. i wanted to control permut8 with it, but permut8 only accepts MIDI notes as control source for bits, not CC, while MidiShaper only works with CC. is it possible to add MIDI note output as well in the future? i would imagine it would work the same way CC does, except for one could optionally set a center note and a range. a scale snap would be icing on the cake, but even basic MIDI note functionality would be excellent to have. this would work great with permut8 as well as synths for doing quick ramps and glide madness.

Michael / Cableguys
Michael / Cableguys
29 January 2015 at 2:18am

Hello Burillo, .

thank you for your suggestion. So far we have no plans to add MIDI note functionality to MidiShaper - I am sorry.
However we are thankful for your suggestion and we will keep in it mind when we consider new features.

Best regards.

9 December 2015 at 11:05am

Hi, .

Any chance MIDI Shaper could be made to work as a MIDI plugin in Logic X?



Michael / Cableguys
Michael / Cableguys
11 December 2015 at 5:08pm

Hi Ian, .

unfortunately there is no universal MIDI FX format. Each host sequencer has its own format.
So we have to consider that carefully. The advantages of these formats can't be denied.

Best regards.

8 January 2016 at 4:43pm

I second that wish for a AU MFX version. Many developers jumped on the train already (Squaredheads, XferRecords, Sugarbytes, Kirnuu and many more). So it would be great to see MidiShaper too in my MidiFX tab in Logic. ☺️.

Jakob / Cableguys
Jakob / Cableguys
8 January 2016 at 5:00pm

Absolutely! It's not top priority for us right now, but we're listening.

8 January 2016 at 8:39pm

Sounds great! :) Thank you for listening! Maybe Ian and me can push the priority just a tiny tad higher. :)

2 December 2018 at 4:19pm

Incredibly useful plugin that really needs some additional attention. Here are my suggestions (ranked by importance):

#1 - There should be no explicit "teach" function at all. I find this to a consistent source of confusion and is likely the #1 cause of support questions from your users. This really isn't the way MIDI plugins are expected to work. As soon as you assign a MIDI controller number in Shaper, the plugin should simply start automatically transmitting that control number without me having to explicitly do any "teaching". At the very least, teach should be momentary, e.g. as soon as my DAW "receives" the control number in question, teach should automatically turn itself off. Put another way, the plugin should simply ALWAYS be teaching without me having to explicitly disable it.

#2 - I'm almost in disbelief that there are no preset waveforms to choose from. The plugin should ship with LOTS of different preset waveforms. The presets themselves are pretty much useless because they change both waveforms AND all the control number mappings. This is silly. Once I've established my mappings, changing a preset should NOT modify the mappings.

#3 - Given that assigning the control number is arguably THE single most important function of the plugin, it should be given much more real estate on the UI. Dealing with the TINY numeric boxes is always frustrating.

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