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We develop state-of-the-art virtual effects as well as the critically acclaimed software synth Curve 2 — "an extremely powerful, flexible synth with a distinctive sound and a stunning, ever-expanding library of presets." (Future Music Magazine, January 2013)

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PanCake 2.2 out now
November 27, 2014
Our free panning plugin PanCake got improved wave editing, an overhauled UI and is now fully compatible with OS X Yosemite. Find out more.

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FilterShaper 3.2 out now
November 21, 2014
The new version features improved wave editing, a cleaner UI with higher contrasts and improved compatibility with OS X Yosemite. Find out more.

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VolumeShaper 4 out now!
November 5, 2014

From multiband sidechain compression 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.

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Invite 5 friends to Splice — get VolumeShaper 3 free
October 10, 2014
Users who successfully invite 5 friends to join the Splice platform can get VolumeShaper 3 for free.

Splice is a cloud platform for music creation, collaboration, and sharing. It has just entered open beta and is free to join.

Offer ends November 14, 2014 at 3pm EDT.

J-Trick: "I use VolumeShaper 3 in almost all my projects. It's so easy to use and has a good variety of presets already loaded! Unlike some other sidechain plugins, I really like how easy it is to tweak the effect of the sidechain and make it unique and suitable for exactly what you want to do. My personal favorite setting is Full Sidechain 2, which I always tweak to suit the track!"

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Chris Shaw on VolumeShaper and FilterShaper
September 1, 2014
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."

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New reviews on FilterShaper 3
August 22, 2014
In its August issue, Professional audio magazine gives FilterShaper 3 the highest ratings for the sound of its filters and the versatile and precise modulations options : "Das Arbeiten mit der großen Wellenformanzeige macht so viel Spass, dass selbst Modulationsmuffel davon infiziert werden. Noch nie hatten wir das Gefühl, Modulationen so punktgenau einstellen zu können."

ReleaseTime praises the warm and musical sound of its filters, its massive modulation options and the clearly arranged interface: "Das Arbeiten mit FilterShaper 3 beginnt schon nach wenigen Minuten Spaß zu machen. Die vielen Möglichkeiten, die FilterShaper 3 bietet, verführen zu ausgedehnten Experimenten mit LFO-Kurvengestaltungen in Kombination mit Resonanz-, Cutoff-, Panorama- und Volumenreglern. FilterShaper 3 überzeugt mit warmen, organischen und musikalisch klingenden Filtern."

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FilterShaper 3 — Hands-on with Computer Music magazine
April 7, 2014

Watch Computer Music get hands-on with FilterShaper 3 in this in-depth new video!

"FilterShaper 3 is a bonkers frequency-sculpting plugin that can achieve mind-bogglingly intricate modulation while managing to make all of this simple and approachable. .. We stumbled upon awesome sound after awesome sound playing around with percussion loops, shaping background atmospherics and working up evolving pads."
(Computer Music Magazine, CM 202)

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Curve 2 Reviews
"A superb synth with slick customisable waveforms and a brilliant cloud-based preset library."
January 2013

"Curve 2 is adept at everything from thunderous dubstep bass wobbles to shimmering pads, advanced, complex sequences and eerie effects."
MusicTech Magazine,
November 2012
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