ShapeShifter

Dynamics Remodeler / Character Compressor

(5 customer reviews)

$20.00

Inspired by SketchCassette’s NR Comp algorithm, ShapeShifter is a one-of-a-kind dynamics remodeler and character compressor that will completely 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.

Demo:

Demos are fully featured, but have a brief (< 1 sec) sound drop-out every 45 seconds and cannot save custom user presets. Settings are retained however, so if you decide to buy you can pick up right from where you left off!

ShapeShifter v1.1 Demo – macOS

ShapeShifter v1.1 Demo – Windows

 

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Description

Features:

  • 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

Technical Info:

To access your files after ordering: Go to My Account > Downloads

SketchCassette supports the following formats and operating systems:
Windows 7 or later – VST3 and AAX at 64-bit
macOS 10.8 Mountain Lion through macOS 10.15 Catalina – AU, VST3, and AAX at 64-bit

To install ShapeShifter onto your computer, simply run the installer package for your OS.

Restart your digital audio workstation before loading in the plugin to a project. On macOS, you may need to restart your computer for new plugins to appear in some hosts.

5 reviews for ShapeShifter

  1. SimonH (verified owner)

    This is the version of OTT I’ve been dying for Soundtoys to make. Luckily, now they can focus on something else, cos this thing is spot on.

    Warning: On first try, it can easily come off as “too much”. Use it in parallel, with the extreme signal mixed in. It doesn’t work on everything, but the things it works on…. Oh boy. 🙂 This is sure to be a standard go-to, as compared to many of the “classic emulations” for me (and I have most of them). It’s compressions and colouring in one.

    Another talking point is of course the price: Instead of a few wealthier professional customers, you can get many people on board. Love the thinking.

    Thank you guys, look forward to more from you in the future!!

  2. AudioWMC (verified owner)

    I wonder if these guys will ever make a plugin that I don’t want to put on every track!

  3. PRISONERS (verified owner)

    Love this plugin, sounds so nice !!! …….. this will definitely be getting used in probably every tune I make from now on <3

  4. Villyvian van Tiel (verified owner)

    Wauw guys!

    You did a great job. Finally there is a plugin that totally defeats the OTT compressor. I think this is the best plugin with upwards compression on board.

    I only tried some presets yet, but they really, really sounds great. And that for only 20 dollars. I hope you will sell thousands. You have earned it.

  5. Simon Eddy (verified owner)

    Pretty versatile little dynamics processor. It can sound very bright, but can produce some great parallel comp-like sounds on drum loops/buses. Love the aesthetics of these plugins too. Highly recommended, especially for only $20USD.

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