K-Devices, one of our favorite innovative developers of music software tools (see our OOG Bundle review and our WOV and TTAP feature), has released Shaper 2 as part of its Phoenix Series of plug-ins (VST/AAX/AU – Mac/Win). Shaper 2 is a deeply creative tool that combines their classic wave-shaper with an innovative multi-fx processor. It was specifically designed to allow the user to redefine–or totally destroy–any flavor of the sound source.
Shaper is composed of several modules, that can be re-arranged in any order:
Glitch Gate, now with a Smooth parameter
Waveshaper with 5 inspiring functions: Muffin, Multistress, Cracker, S&M, and Bits&Samps
Transform module with Clip, Wrap, Fold, and sFold functions
Resonator/Short Delay, that can act as a comb filter as well
A new addition to version 2, adds a Lopass/Hipass filter allowing the user to further fine-tune the processed sound.
Shaper 2 allows the user to add a personally destructive touch to sound work. Emphasize Basslines by tweaking the Waveshaper sections: Blend and Color, or increasing the clip’s value, (this also works great on drums and acoustic percussive sounds). Blow digital coldness into your synths with the S&M and Bits&Samps functions, or increasing the Wrap and/or Fold values. Add unpredictable dynamic glitches thanks to the exclusive Glitch Gate section.
== Additional Features ==
Modular Structure – Drag and reorder modules as you prefer. Create and save different chains for different needs. Graphics – Beyond a classic oscilloscope, two displays show the exact function you are using to process incoming sounds. I / O – You choose how to feed Shaper 2 and how to mix it using the Gain and Mix parameters.
Shaper 2 is part of the Phoenix Series of plug-ins. The Phoenix Series from K-Devices uses classic effects as a springboard for deep and intuitive creative sound tools. Moving beyond K-Devices origins in Max for Live, the Phoenix Series plugins are multi-platform, available as VST, AU, and AAX, for Mac/Win, and work for a variety of instruments and styles. Capable of familiar effects as well as experimental and randomized sound shaping, the Phoenix Series is a new spin on essential plugins.
Requirements: Available as VST //VST3 //AAX //AudioUnit
Any 64 bits compatible DAW
MacOS 10.9 and higher
Windows 8.1 and higher
Availability, price, and deals: Launch Price (until April 25): €39 ($46) Price (after April 25): €59 ($69)
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