Cableguys CrushShaper – The Ultimate Bitcrusher?

Cableguy’s new CrushShaper plug-in is not your average bitcrusher. It comes with a multiband enhancer and vintage Lo-Fi effects. Just like the other components in Shaperbox 2, it’s driven by freely drawable LFOs and flexible envelope followers, so it’s easy to come up with unique distortion patterns and downsampled grooves in seconds.

CrushShaper offers 3 different Bitcrush styles:

  • Crunch gives you fuzz, grind and grit
  • Bits reduces the audio resolution to lovely 8-bit sound and below
  • Resample is for introducing digital overtones and lo-fi retro sound

Each style can be animated with the built-in LFO and envelope follower, as well as filtered, layered and mixed with the original sound. CrushShaper is the perfect tool for creating crisp lo-fi melodies and retro video game FX alike. There are many great presets, that you can use as is or use as starting off point for further exploration.

CrushShaper is available for PC and Mac. It runs in the new ShaperBox 2 multi-effect plugin, so you can buy CrushShaper alone or as part of the ShaperBox 2 bundle. Good news for those of us, who already own the ShaperBox 2 bundle: CrushShaper is free of charge! Everyone else can grab it from Plugin Boutique for $44 USD.

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