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Compressor Plugin by Aberrant DSP
ShapeShifter by Aberrant DSP is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
System Requirements
Windows 7 or later – VST3 and AAX
System Requirements
macOS 10.8 Mountain Lion through macOS 10.15 Catalina – AU, VST3, and AAX
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Inspired by SketchCassette's NR Comp algorithm, ShapeShifter is a dynamics remodeler and character compressor that will transform the shape of your sounds. ShapeShifter molds a blend of multi-band upward and downward compression into a toolbox for adding color, body, and grit to your sounds. This can take the form of anything from a subtle vibe boost to blown-open, raucous carnage.


  • Upward / Downward compression controlled with a common Ratio.
  • Transients section with Ratio and Threshold controls, allowing for separate control of downward compression.
  • Upward compression Floor control for taming room sound or unwanted noise.
  • Flexible envelope shaping through Attack and Release time controls.
  • Tone adjustment for broad shifts in color and character.
  • A wide-ranging Drive control with two models: A (gentle) and B (hard).
  • Asymmetry control for attaining harsher, grittier drive textures by way of even-order harmonics.
  • Dry / Wet mixer for easy parallel processing.
  • Custom preset system with 64 factory presets, showcasing ShapeShifter's versatility.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By multree
December 16th, 2021

Best. Compressor. Ever.

It's easy to slip into complex lofi & over the top sounds with this, but if you understand what's going on it's also easy to cook up some tasty and stylish high end compression sounds.

It is more than a compressor though:

it's a tone shaper
it's a saturator
it's an upward
and a standard downward compressor
plus a mixture of all of the above.

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