VolumeShaper is a plugin for shaping and automating the levels of any audio signal. From signature pumping effects to extreme gating, from tempo-synced stutter to precise sample-shaping, VolumeShaper provides a wealth of creative musical effects with a visual approach to volume.
New in version 3: A precise oscilloscope for helpful visual control, plus an option to trigger the LFO via MIDI notes.
Fresh Approach to Volume
Whether you're composing or mixing, VolumeShaper gives you a creative, intuitive way to shape level.
Some examples of what you can do...
The ducking effect
Essential for modern mixes, the well-known ducking/pumping effect of sidechain compression creates extra rhythmic drive and provides space for the kick drum in the mix.
VolumeShaper gives you this same effect with absolute control — just draw the sound you want.
Define your audio loops
VolumeShaper's new oscilloscope displays the incoming audio, helping you to precisely define audio levels.
In a drum loop, regulate levels for snare and hi-hat etc with just a few clicks. Or edit unwanted notes out of a loop. From smooth bezier curves to hard cuts, you decide.
VolumeShaper makes it easy to draw smooth, musical curves. And if you prefer hard steps, you can do that, too, for a trance-gate effect.
Either synced with your host sequencer, synced to the frequency of the played note, or running freely at ranges from 0.02 Hz up to 5.24 kHz.
Run VolumeShaper's LFO fast, up to the audible range, for punishing bit-crushing effects.
Or set the LFO to the frequency of the MIDI notes that you play for ring modulation effects.
These feature descriptions will give you an idea of what VolumeShaper is. But demos speak louder than words, so please download the free trial while you're reading.
Unique waveform editing
Just like using a graphics program, draw waveforms with ease and precision. Create smooth bezier curves, peaks, cuts and slopes using soft or hard breakpoints, producing gentle transitions or sharp bends in the waveform.
This LFO can take you places. Set it free-running, synced to the beat of your sequencer or synced to the frequency of a note you're playing, from long, evolving LFO lengths right up to the audible range.
New: MIDI triggering
VolumeShaper is an audio effect, but can receive MIDI from your host sequencer or any virtual or physical MIDI port.
Extremely useful. For example, set it to retrigger the LFO when you play a note — perfect for defining the volume envelope of your synths and drum players. You can even set the LFO to the frequency of the note that you play.
Get a good look at your sounds: A sample-accurate oscilloscope displays the incoming and processed audio signal, so you can see exactly where to draw the curve. Allows faster and more accurate edits.
All the controls are available within a single window, in a clear, neatly-organized design that still looks OK after six solid hours in the studio.
Version 3 features improved contrast and a fresh color scheme.
From LFO speed to waveform selection, absolutely everything can be automated. Our tip: Automate the shapes of the waveforms and breakpoint movements for dynamic effects.
Exceptional sound quality
VolumeShaper computes the audio at a per-sample basis. Its LFO is interpolated with cubic interpolation and will always stay in sync, even when you make tempo changes in your host software, or jump ahead to different parts of your track.
Essential Tools at a Fair Price
We believe in offering VolumeShaper 3 at a fair price — it's so useful, we think everyone should own it. Spread the word, and help make VolumeShaper a studio standard worldwide.
Try it for free!
Our demos are fully functional and have no time limit, but you can only use one instance per song and you can't save presets.
Download the trial.
VolumeShaper is only EUR 15/USD 20 incl. VAT.
2 GHz CPU
Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8
VST or RTAS host sequencer
32- or 64-bit
2 GHz Intel CPU
Mac OS X 10.5 or later
VST, AU, or RTAS host sequencer
32- or 64-bit