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TimeShaper for ShaperBox: The Ultimate Guide

TimeShaper for ShaperBox: The Ultimate Guide

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TimeShaper for ShaperBox: The Ultimate Guide

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Joe Rossitter at Cableguys brings you this in-depth tutorial guide to ShaperBox’s TimeShaper. Find out how to draw multiband DJ scratching, tapestops, reversing, stutters, glitch effects, beat repeats and more, all in your DAW.


Just like a DJ working vinyl, TimeShaper 3 for ShaperBox lets you freely manipulate the flow of time, slowing down or accelerating your music. Simply draw the exact LFO shapes you need – our unique curve-editing tools make it fast and easy. Warp pitch and time to create everything from essential everyday FX to extreme multiband transformations.

Running inside Cableguys’ ShaperBox 3 effects plugin, use TimeShaper on its own or with other Shapers — they all work in exactly the same way, stacking up to create elaborate, multilayered effects that’ll make your productions stand out.


ShaperBox 3 (PC/Mac, VST/AU/AAX) is a flexible effects rack for precision mixing and creative sound design. It contains 10 powerful multiband effects called Shapers. Place them in any order to create an endless array of effects.

Each Shaper’s effect is controlled by an editable LFO – using Cableguys’ easy editing tools, you can quickly design LFOs of any complexity, combining straight lines and smooth curves.

Sync each effect to your song, trigger with MIDI or audio transients, or use Envelope Followers that react to dynamics.

ShaperBox 3 ($99) contains:

🔊 VolumeShaper ($29) – 3-band multiband sidechain, gate, envelope, tremolo
⏰ TimeShaper ($29) – Stutter, chop, reverse, half-time, scratch, tape-stop
🌎 ReverbShaper ($39) – Rhythmic space machine with advanced ducking
💦 LiquidShaper ($29) – Wild jet-plane flanging and deep, lush phasing
🔥 DriveShaper ($39) – The ultimate distortion toolkit, with 11 algorithms
💎 NoiseShaper ($39) – The dynamic noise designer, with 70+ noise styles
🌊 FilterShaper Core ($39) – Rich, warm analogue filter
👾 CrushShaper ($39) – Advanced bitcrushing and sample-rate reduction
👂 PanShaper ($29) – Stereo panning, Haas widening + more
💫 WidthShaper ($29) – Define your stereo image in ultimate detail

ShaperBox 3 is a VST, AU or AAX plugin for any PC or Mac DAW – FL Studio, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Bitwig Studio, Cubase, Studio One, Reaper, Pro Tools, etc.

Find out more:

– Buy TimeShaper in the full ShaperBox 3 Bundle for just €99 / $99
– Already own 1 or more Shapers? Log in to your Cableguys account for your upgrade price:
– Try the fully-functional demo:


00:00 Intro
00:18 What is TimeShaper?
01:01 Stutters and repeats
02:17 Slow-downs
03:14 More slow-downs
03:57 Reversing
04:32 Speed-ups
04:58 Crosshatched area
05:37 Grey guideline
06:59 Basic DJ scratching
07:48 Scratching and cutting
08:56 Wave Switching
09:50 More Wave Switching

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