Chris Shaw on VolumeShaper and FilterShaper
Grammy Award winner Chris Shaw
, who engineered dozens of releases for Bob Dylan, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Weezer, Cheap Trick and Lou Reed, on how he shapes drums with VolumeShaper:
"Just wanted to let you know how invaluable VolumeShaper is for getting drum sounds in my mixes.
For my rock, alternative and indie mixes, I use the Massey DRT
plugin in Pro Tools to generate MIDI notes from my kick and snare tracks and send them to VolumeShaper with its LFO set to 'Fixed 1-Shot'."
So VolumeShaper gets triggered when a kick or snare hits.
"This allows me to use VolumeShaper as a precision noise gate with a programmable envelope.
Finally I'm able to shape drums any way I want."
Chris Shaw adds: "And FilterShaper is one of the most versatile filter plugins I've ever used; two filters — series or parallel, with LFO and envelope follower modulations (and cross-modulation) for days. Way cool."