Includes Curve 2, FilterShaper 2, VolumeShaper 3, MidiShaper
Out now: MidiShaper 1.2.1
August 20, 2012
This update brings fixes for bugs that got introduced with MidiShaper 1.2:
- In many cases, assigning more than one modulation target was broken.
- The envelopes ignored most Note-Off messages.
- Routing multiple LFOs or envelopes to the same modulation target did not add modulations correctly any more.
Curve 2 Beta 9—introducing macros
July 16, 2012
This beta took a while to do, but what a joy it was. We proudly present: Macros.
Explore vast sound variations quickly and let multiple parameters alter at once with Curve's new macro knobs.
Create your own versatile macro assignments with our straight-forward drag'n'drop controls.
Jerome, our preset designer, will do the same and expand the best presets from the community for quick access to those parameters that define the core of a sound.
Thicken up your sounds with the new predefined Fatness macro.
We've also improved the preset history feature, fixed two rare bugs with unison mode and wrong wavepoints, and improved their snapping.
And don't forget: The preset contest is still running and lets you win all plugins we'll ever do!
Curve 2 Beta 7
June 5, 2012
The latest version brings you the biggest beta update to-date—we've added flexible filter routing by adding two of the most requested feature wishes
: Parallel filters
and the option of routing the oscillators to individual filters
The routing modes can even be set for each oscillator individually! In detail:
- Filter 1 -> 2:
Process the OSC by filter 1 and afterwards by filter 2 (serial routing).
- Filter 1 only:
Process the OSC by filter 1 only.
- Filter 2 only:
Process the OSC by filter 2 only.
- Filter 1+2:
Process the OSC by both filter 1 and 2 (parallel routing).
- Filter 1+2 L+R:
Process the OSC's left channel by filter 1 and the right channel by filter 2 (parallel routing).
- Bypass Filters:
Do not filter the OSC.
Furthermore, we've removed filter zipper noise and volume noise which could occur while editing a sound or when automation either cutoff, resonance or volume.
Curve 2 preset contest—win big!
May 13, 2012
During Curve 2's public beta testing phase, we're running a contest to find the best, most mind-blowing preset sounds.
We're looking for unusual sounds—the ones that push Curve to its limits—but we're also looking for clever, useful sounds and just about anything that sounds amazing.
There are a lot of prizes in the pot for the top-50 presets. And we'll pick our absolute favorite preset: Its creator gets all plugins we ever do
, now and in the future, for free!
Top 1: All plugins we'll ever do
EUR 20/USD 28 discount on a Curve 2 license
So download the Curve 2 beta
and get started as soon as possible—the contest closes at the end of the beta testing phase.
For some useful hints on creating presets, have a look at Curve's preset tutorial
For a public discussion on Curve 2 or the preset contest, see Curve's forum thread
- If you win a product that you already own, we'll refund your previous payments.
- Prizes cannot be sold.
- Multiple discounts can be added together.
- Presets done by Cableguys' staff are excluded from the competition.
Curve 2 public beta
March 30, 2012
Curve 2 takes its preset sharing steps further and adds more creative sound features. All this while keeping its ease of use, at an excellent sound quality.
Version 2 is now available for public beta testing (PC+Mac, VST+RTAS+AU, 32- and 64-bit).
So download the public beta, try Curve, share your sounds and report as many bugs as you can.
Find out more.
January 6, 2012
This is just a quick review and a very big thank you to all our users for your support in 2011!
Thanks to you, the early adopters, the ones who are curious to test and install new software, the ones who provided precious feedback with bug reports, feature wishes or just short happy emails, we can look back at a successful year 2011.
It has set our course for the future.
In order to meet the increasing demand for our products, we are going to extend our team for sound design and email support in 2012. Thus, we can further push Curve's shared preset library and keep email answering times short while concentrating on new developments.
2012 will come up with a great Curve 2 release, fine new versions of our whole product line, and we plan to launch a small fun product. Stay tuned with Cableguys in 2012 and join our newsletter on the right-hand side if you want to stay updated — we are starting in an exciting year which you do not want to miss!
Out now: MidiShaper 1.1.4
December 18, 2011
Sometimes an LFO stopped playing after changing its sync mode, and produced spikes directly after playing a note. Both issues are fixed now.
Announcing Curve 2
December 12, 2011
Curve 2 is in the making, taking its preset sharing steps further and adding more creative sound features. All this while keeping its ease of use, at an excellent sound quality.
Find out more.
Out now: Curve 1.4.5
November 22, 2011
This update fixes a bug with Curve's glide mode: In many cases, gliding down made the target note a semitone higher than how it was played.
Whirlpool Records launches Levitation feat. Mocci Ryen remix contest
November 21, 2011
is best known for their appearance on several Café del Mar compilations and for their two songs "More Than Ever People" and "Out of Time" which have been extensively featured on TV and radio throughout the globe.
With the new album being released in February 2012 both digitally and physically, our friends at Whirlpool Records want to give you the opportunity to create a remix of the upcoming single "How wonderful" and win prizes by Ohmforce
and us. On top of that, the winning remix will be featured on the single "How Wonderful", released February 2012. Submission ends December 23rd.
Be creative and inspired, check their prizes and find out more on their contest page
FilterShaper review in Beat magazine
November 21, 2011
"... With FilterShaper, Cableguys succeeded in building an exciting tool to manipulate sound. Be it soft and tender filter sweeps, vibrant sound variations, wobble basses or tremolo effects, the plugin has enormous creative potential and allows for experimentation thanks to its user-friendly interface. Also, the low price is praiseworthy..."
Beat, November 2011
MidiShaper review by rekkerd
November 18, 2011
"... For creating more advanced effects, the waveform drawing features in MidiShaper are hard to beat. Much like all other Cableguys plugins I have used MidiShaper is easy to use, intuitive, and extremely flexible..."
Read the full review on rekkerd.org
Evil Nine on MidiShaper
November 18, 2011
For over a decade Tom Beaufoy and Pat Pardy, comprising the acclaimed DJ/Producer duo Evil Nine from Brighton, have distinguished themselves as innovators who refuse to blend into the scene, deriving their musical flavour from an enviable array of influences. Our products turned out to be a fixture with the two:
"We're big fans of all the Cableguys plugins, but MidiShaper is our favourite. Being able to output MIDI CC's from your envelopes and LFOs to any other plugin in your DAW creates so many new possibilities, it's such a great sound design tool!" —
Pat Party (Evil Nine)
Syke'n'Sugarstarr aka SESA on Curve
November 14, 2011
Working together in the music biz since the late nineties, Syke'n'Sugarstarr are one of today's in demand House-DJs and Producers.
Their impressive list of production and remix credits gathered over the past eight years includes such renowned artists as Armand van Helden, Barbara Tucker, David Vendetta, Mousse T, Incognito, Michael Gray and Axwell, etc.
The guys have also been behind the best selling Dance-Tune in Germany within the last 10 years — "For You" (Disco Boys), for what they recently received a Gold & Platinum Award.
Serhat Sakin aka SESA was also the producer-head-honcho for the worldwide smash-hit "So Many Times" (Gadjo feat. Alexandra Prince). And not to forget his own scorcher "Like This Like That" (ft. Sharon Phillips) which was also #1 in numerous Dance-Charts in the UK.
"I really love the idea behind Curve! This unlimited growing plugin always provides for new surprise. ...Tweet it! Save it! Sync it! ;)" —
Serhat Sakin (Syke'n'Sugarstarr aka. SESA)
Plugin roundup in Interface magazine
November 11, 2011
Dutch Interface magazine
have their hands on all Cableguys plugins in their current November issue. They especially like them for their vast amount of possibilites and innovation. Curve's integrated online preset browser also receives kudos. The free PanCake is a must, they add. Some excerpts from their roundup:
"The many routing options and extensive waveform editor allow for easy programming of the most complex sequences. ... Curve's sound is perfectly rounded and high fidelity. But you can give the entire plugin a different sound character by switching the mode of Quality. If set to 'Rough', the instrument changes to a gritty variant of itself, reminiscent of the Casio CZ series."
"Loading the waveforms into its four LFOs is FilterShaper's secret weapon.
The complex filter movements you can achieve are endless and go way beyond the functionality of a normal filter."
"With MidiShaper you can change the simplest synthesizers to complex instruments."
Interface, November 2011
Updates for all products
October 28, 2011
These updates fix graphic issues with older host sequencers on Mac OS X and reduce both memory and CPU consumption on Mac OS X and Windows.
October 14, 2011
Curve, FilterShaper, VolumeShaper and PanCake are now fully RTAS compatible (for Pro Tools 8 and higher).
Bugfix updates for all products
October 14, 2011
These updates fix graphic issues with the waveform area, which could happen with some graphic cards and especially with OS X Lion.
In some cases, MidiShaper might have stopped sending MIDI signal in Ableton Live. We fixed that as well.
Out now: MidiShaper 1.1
September 5, 2011
MidiShaper 1.1 includes the much requested support for AudioUnits and can output MIDI not only to a host sequencer directly, but also to physical and virtual MIDI ports. With some hosts and plugins this makes setting up MidiShaper much easier.
Out now: Curve 1.4.2
August 9, 2011
You might have experienced Internet connection errors when you synced presets with Curve's online database. With this update, syncing presets becomes much more stable.
MidiShaper is here!
August 7, 2011
Powered by Curve's unique modulations engine, MidiShaper brings Curve's flexible yet powerful LFOs and envelopes to all your favorite software synthesizers and effects, to your hardware synthesizers, MIDI VJ tools, lighting consoles and 1980's MIDI keyboards.
You can try before you buy—just download the demo
. The demo is fully functional and has no time limit, but you can only use one instance of MidiShaper per song, and you can't save presets.
And if you like what you see, you can purchase MidiShaper in our shop
Watch an informative MidiShaper movie and get all the details here
Out now: Curve 1.4.1, FilterShaper 2.2.2, VolumeShaper 2.2.2, PanCake 1.2.2
July 28, 2011
Switching play modes could lead to hanging notes in Curve 1.4. This is fixed now. Also, we fixed a drawing bug in the waveform area for all plugins.
Tobias Lützenkirchen on Cableguys
July 25, 2011
is Munich's foremost electro-techno exponent, producer of 2008's German Top 10 chart hit "3 Tage Wach" and remixer for the likes of John Digweed and Coburn.
When you listen to his new tracks, chances are good that you'll hear our plugins at work. As he points out:
"VolumeShaper and FilterShaper are for me the go-to bread-n-butter tools that I've used in every production every day since I've had 'em. Period."
Out now: Curve 1.4
July 17, 2011
Curve 1.4 has a feature-rich mono mode, plus legato and glide, and we've designed it all to allow you great depth of control.
Not only can glide times be set in mono and legato modes, but also when playing in polyphonic mode. And glide times can be set to be constant or proportional.
But there's even more. Individual glide times can be set for each oscillator, yielding tonally rich transitions when gliding between notes, from drones and other weird effects to slick, snappy attacks.
Updated MidiShaper to 1.0b2
July 11, 2011
A new beta of MidiShaper
is online, bringing more info texts, as well as two bugfixes for its beat-synced modes and its EGs.
Bugfix for Curve's preset rating
July 7, 2011
If you are using the full version of Curve it is possible that your preset ratings were overwritten by ratings made by others. We are very sorry for this. It is fixed now (in the server code; you do not have to download a new version of Curve).
Enhance your synths and effects with MidiShaper
June 21, 2011
Powered by Curve's unique modulations engine, MidiShaper brings Curve's flexible yet powerful LFOs and envelopes to all your favorite synthesizers and effects.
MidiShaper is now available for public beta testing
(PC+Mac, VST, 32+64-bit).
MidiShaper will be EUR 20/USD 30, but you can get it for as low as EUR 10/USD 15 within a short period after release.
Join our newsletter on the right-hand side if you want to get an e-mail as soon as we release MidiShaper.
Out now: Curve 1.3.2, FilterShaper 2.2.1, VolumeShaper 2.2.1, PanCake 1.2.1
June 20, 2011
We improved CPU usage for all plugins a bit and fixed a crash bug in Curve that could happen when renaming a preset.
June 20, 2011
64-bit versions of our full product line are now also available for the Mac.
Updated Curve to 1.3.1
June 13, 2011
In some cases, Curve 1.3 was crashing your host. We have fixed that now, and we highly recommend that you update to the latest version of Curve.
Also, as a result of user feedback (thanks David!) we have improved the behavior of Curve's new One-Shot-LFO.
Out now: Curve 1.3, FilterShaper 2.2, VolumeShaper 2.2, PanCake 1.2
June 9, 2011
Everything's updated. Now all our plugins have 40 wavepoints for drawing waveforms. More weirdness, more control for wobbles, for arpeggios in Curve, etc.
On top of that, Curve has now an additional feature: One-shot LFOs, particularly good for drums. In case you are using a one-shot LFO, you can draw in the precise envelope you prefer (we must admit this ranked low in Curve's public wish list, but we got it done in almost no time by reusing the code from our upcoming plugin MidiShaper
Furthermore, Curve's LFO 1+2 can now be optionally synced to the host position, instead of being retriggered.
Curve 1.3 is just out. Curve 1.4 is in the making. Still some work to do, but legato — top-rated in Curve's public wish list
— will be introduced with Curve 1.4.
More Curve reviews hit the street
May 26, 2011
Curve got covered in magazines such as Computer Music, SoundOnSound, Sound & Recording, Beats and KEYS, in blogs such as rekkerd, OhDrat and PlugINdex.
Read some quotes by print magazines
or read full articles by
Updated PanCake to 1.1.2
April 29, 2011
We just updated our free panning effect PanCake to 1.1.2. Since version 1.1.1 loading of custom edits was not possible any more. This is fixed now.
Updated Curve to 1.2
April 4, 2011
Curve has undergone major improvements. Version 1.2 is now available, adding all three top user wishes and still just as easy to use:
- Modulation of individual OSC parameters:
We knew this would help make Curve better, but we are actually quite impressed with the impact it has on Curve's sound capabilities. This is huge! We hope you'll love it too.
- Save presets without community upload:
You can decide if a preset that you add to Curve's preset library should only be available to you or if you want to share it with the community.
- Modulation of LFO rates:
Not just for the wobble addicts out there, but also for FX sounds and more.
Curve 1.2 additional updates:
- 64-bit support for PC.
- An improved polyphony algorithm.
- Better sound for fast-running LFOs.
And here are the lucky winners of the preset competition:
ennoK - AutoBass
Presets by jfo, lyann, janderson, ennoK, Roman Prokofev
64-bit support for FilterShaper, VolumeShaper and PanCake
March 30, 2011
We added 64-bit support for PC to our effects, included in the latest downloads
64-bit support for Curve will come soon with Curve 1.2.
Curve 1.2 public beta
March 14, 2011
Curve 1.2 is now available for public beta testing, adding all three top user wishes and still just as easy to use.
Modulation of individual OSC parameters, saving of presets without community upload and modulation of LFO rates: All done.
Curve 1.2 also brings 64-bit support for PC, an improved polyphony algorithm and better sound for fast-running LFOs.
All free for existing users.
Help us make Curve rock solid: share your ideas for improvement and report as many bugs as you can.
You can reach us via email@example.com
And please also let us know if you particularly like something!
The beta has the same restrictions as a demo version.
Its preset library is independent from Curve 1.1.1, and you can run both Curve versions simultaneously.
This first beta comes without presets—click "sync presets" in Curve's GUI to get started.
Note that features may still change while Curve 1.2 is in beta.
Curve preset contest — and the winner is..
February 8, 2011
Lots of great kick drums have been uploaded in the last days, and we are impressed at what you could get out of Curve!
It was difficult to decide upon a winner preset, but we ended up picking a winner: congrats to Roman Prokofev for designing both "Piercing Kick" and "Wobble Kick" and winning a free copy of Curve. We love "Piercing Kick" for its defined, precise and punchy bass, and "Wobble Kick" for its...ehm...wobbling. Something for the wobbling addicts out there. Thanks a lot to everyone who participated in our contest!
Introducing Cableguys Bundle
February 3, 2011
Now, with all effects updated, we feel it's time for a Cableguys Bundle, containing the latest versions of Curve, FilterShaper and VolumeShaper.
Until March 1st, you can get the Cableguys Bundle for a special introductory price of EUR 129/USD 174!
If you already own one of our products, you have the option of upgrading to the Cableguys bundle, which gives you an even bigger discount.
Please log in
to see your personal upgrade offer.
FilterShaper 2.1, VolumeShaper 2.1, PanCake 1.1 out now
February 3, 2011
All effects are now fully AU compatible.
Undo/redo for waveform drawing has been one of the Curve's most requested features, and we now also added this feature to our full product line. Also, we tweaked lots of things under the hood.
Curve preset contest — kick it
February 1, 2011
We just did a demo song that only uses Curve. But it misses a nice bass drum. So we had this idea: Help us kick it.
Download the latest Curve demo
, create one or more good kicks, and submit your creation from within the demo version to Curve's online preset library until Sunday (February 6th).
We will then choose our favorite kick. Its creator wins a license of Curve.
Of course kick drums are not what we had in mind when designing Curve, but that might make it even more interesting.
Updated Curve to 1.1.1
January 31, 2011
Now demo version users of Curve can also add their presets to the preset library.
Besides this, the release is all about fixing bugs and flaws.
Updated Curve to 1.1
January 11, 2011
The new year brings a first free update of Curve. We added two of the most requested features: Undo/redo for waveform drawing and aftertouch.
Help us identify the most important features for the following free updates. Add your vote or feature wishes to our feedback page
Curve is here!
December 16, 2010
Curve, our unique software synthesizer, is available now.
You can try before you buy—just download the demo
. The demo is fully functional and has no time limit, but you can only use one instance per song and you can't save or upload presets.
Watch an informative Curve movie and get all the details here
Once you've tried Curve, send us your thoughts. Or your feature requests, or your complaints. User-driven development is a big part of Curve, so our bug reports and feature request list will stay completely public at all times. We're excited about where you're going to take us, so please smother us with feedback
Sign up for our newsletter to keep up with Curve.
We'd also like to say a special thank you to all the beta testers. Hats off to you—your help has been very important to us. And here are the lucky winners of the preset competition:
Moreno - TeeBee on Steroids
Presets by AbstractCats, arbee, bogdi47, BSamaritain, David F, djgroovy, DocFloyd, EdT, Guanokalong, jasonswe, Konrad, Limkork, Liquid Proj3ct, luisi, moocher, Moreno, MrWobble, Nielzie, Osztap Bender, PhinkTink, Rics, rsmus7, Vlad, voodooinsomnia, Xenos Soundworks and Zee
Curve public beta
November 15, 2010
Great news! Curve, our unique new software synthesizer, is now available for public beta testing (PC+Mac, VST+AU).
We feel we've created something truly new here. Creating sounds with Curve is intuitive and immediate. The waveform editor is irresistible, and provides completely new possibilities for experimentation and detailed tweaking. Three powerful oscillators, three envelope generators, two filters and four LFOs work together in a sophisticated modulations matrix, all set out in a clear, uncomplicated user interface.
The other half of Curve exists outside the synthesizer. Curve's preset library is a shared online database, populated with your presets and those from other Curve users. This ever-growing, community-driven sound library provides a constant source of inspirational sound, and gives you the opportunity to share, tag and rate sounds quickly and easily across the web.
We also invite the Curve community to steer the future development of the synthesizer. Our bug reports and feature request list will be completely public at all times. We believe this is an essential aspect of Curve, and we're excited about where you're going to take us.
So download the public beta, try Curve, share your sounds and report as many bugs as you can.
FilterShaper 2 in WusikSoundMagazine
April 4, 2010
WusikSoundMagazine tested FilterShaper 2, and allowed us to upload the full pdf article
"FilterShaper2's vast modulation capabilities and user-friendly workflow make it a great tool for adding movement to static sounds, but it can also be used as a glitch effect, capable of completely mangling the audio on the input."
Wusiksoundmagazine.com, March 2010
PanCake in Beat
March 23, 2010
Our free pan modulation VST plugin PanCake got 6 of 6 points in German Beat magazine.
They had been very kind and provided the full article
"Man merkt, dass bei der Entwicklung von PanCake ein enormes Know-how eingeflossen ist: So überzeugt das Plug-in mit einer durchdachten, intuitiv bedienbaren Oberfläche, einer sehr guten Klangqualität sowie einer beeindruckenden Flexibilität."
Updated: FilterShaper 2.0.3, VolumeShaper 2.0.1 and PanCake 1.0.3 available
March 22, 2010
We fixed two bugs and addressed some complaints that Computer Music had in their recent review of FilterShaper 2.
Fixes: On Sonar (PC) the waveform area was sometimes not shown correctly, and on Nuendo (Mac) our plugins could not be closed (.. but really, you should anyway never ever close our plugins).
Improvements: For all plugins, we added a new button to change the displayed grid of the waveform, and we labeled FilterShaper's LFOs numerically (hurray!).
Current issues: Our plugins do not work in all 64 bit hosts. In Nuendo (Mac) the mouse pointer is sometimes offset within the waveform area. We are currently looking into both issues.
FilterShaper 2 in Computer Music / MusicRadar
February 25, 2010
"So it seems that Cableguys' FilterShaper 2 has arrived right on time."
Computer Music did a detailed article with great sound examples. There is some critics in there, so we are just right now improving grid lines and, ehm, we are labelling the LFOs numerically (dumb, we just had forgotten this). So watch out for the upcoming 2.0.3 release.
FilterShaper 2 review on MusicRadar
New presets for Curve
January 12, 2010
Two users have sent us some presets they did for Curve 0.5b. Get some basic, but powerful sounds by Vlad and some very different, detuned sounds by Nay-Seven with our Windows VST Package
Have a listen to Vlad's presets:
VolumeShaper 2 out now!
December 22, 2009
We've added a free-running option to VolumeShaper's LFO and refined the user interface. And it is available for Mac too.
Customers of version 1 get the upgrade for free.
FilterShaper 2 in SoundOnSound
December 20, 2009
"... In fact, it appears every criticism levelled at v1 has been addressed and resolved."
New free VST plugin: PanCake
December 10, 2009
PanCake allows you to create flexible pan modulations, similarly to how you would modulate your signal in FilterShaper or VolumeShaper.
FilterShaper 2.0.2 for Mac available
November 29, 2009
Yet another update—FilterShaper 2.0.2 fixes a bug on Mac OS X. It could happen that FilterShaper's controls had been disabled when certain other VST plugins had been opened at the same time.
FilterShaper 2.0.1 available
November 24, 2009
We just updated FilterShaper to version 2.0.1, fixing issues with drawing in Cockos Reaper and in various hosts on Mac OS X.
FilterShaper 2 out now!
November 9, 2009
We added parallel filter routing, pan modulation, free-running LFOs and several tweaks. And it is available for Mac too.
About VolumeShaper 2 and Curve 1.0
November 9, 2009
VolumeShaper 2 is in the works and will be released sometime in 2009.
Curve is now a step closer to its 1.0 release, but a lot of work is still needed. You've been waiting a long time now, but we are confident that Curve 1.0's features will compensate for that.
FilterShaper 1.0.2, VolumeShaper 1.0.4
July 5, 2009
We just updated our products FilterShaper
This brings a bugfix for users of Ableton Live 8. In this host, editing points in the waveform could behave buggy.
FilterShaper in Computer Music Special
April 24, 2009
FilterShaper has been included in a tutorial on envelope followers. Here is an excerpt: "..., but software processors can give us so much more. A case in point is Cableguys' fabulous FilterShaper, a filter that actually enables you to draw complex modulation shapes. ..."
Computer Music Special 35: Guitar Studio, April 2009
VolumeShaper in Beat
February 16, 2009
VolumeShaper got 6 of 6 points in German Beat magazine.
You can read the full article in this pdf
"Auch wenn die Optik des plugins den spröden Charme eines wissenschaftlichen Werkzeugs besitzt, verbirgt sich hinter dem VolumeShaper ein wahres Modulationsmonster. ... Insbesondere Produzenten tanzbarer elektronischer Musik ist das flexible plugin wärmstens zu empfehlen."
FilterShaper in SoundOnSound
October 21, 2008
"... FilterShaper from German developers Cableguys has some unique tricks up its sleeve. ... the extra care Cableguys have taken with their envelope generator makes it unusually easy to get clean, smooth sweeps going on even at fast LFO speeds. FilterShaper also makes an excellent tremolo unit. ... FilterShaper is a neat effect with plenty to offer, at a bargain price."
SoundOnSound, November 2008
September 3, 2008
One of our users, Wadowad, proves that VolumeShaper can be used to archive the common effect which is typically done by sidechaining the kick drum to some of your audio tracks. Only that VolumeShaper gives you a much more flexible and precise control. Read Wadowad's article on that, in Russian, on his page
. And get his presets, included in the updated VolumeShaper download
August 9, 2008
I never know, is it FAQ or FAQs? Anyway, we just added them
FilterShaper 1.0.1, VolumeShaper 1.0.3
August 8, 2008
We just updated our products FilterShaper
To achieve precise adjustments, you can now SHIFT-click on one of the buttons which allow scaling and moving the wave.
FilterShaper in Professional audio Magazin
August 7, 2008
"... Schluss mit dem langweiligen und stupiden Filter auf- und zudrehen. Das FilterShaper-Plug-in hebt Parameteränderungen auf ein neues Bedienungs-Level und realisiert auch komplizierteste Filterverläufe im Handumdrehen. Der Brüller allerdings ist der Preis. ... Im Praxistest weiß das Plug-in mit quirliger Lebendigkeit aufzutrumpfen und sein gesamtes Potenzial eindrucksvoll auszuspielen. ..."
Professional audio Magazin, August 2008
FilterShaper in Sound & Recording
August 6, 2008
"... Die Möglichkeiten von FilterShaper gehen über klassische French-House-Sweeps weit hinaus. Mit den Wellenform-Werkzeugen können Sie punktgenau arbeiten und z.B. hervorragend einzelne Events eines Loops betonen, ausblenden, isolieren oder entfernen. ... Dieses unkomplizierte und praktische Tool ist sowas wie das Schweizer Messer bei sample- und loopbasierten Produktionsmethoden. Die Bedienung ist intuitiv und einfach, die Filter klingen super. ..."
Sound & Recording, August 2008
Curve in Computer Music Special
June 30, 2008
"... Cableguys deserve a round of applause for side-stepping the well-trodden path of emulative synthesis. The interface eschews shiny pseudo-chrome plated knobs, simulated wood grain and other trapping of the analogue era in favour of a stark, to-the-point GUI, even as the instrument itself attempts to exploit all that the digital world has to offer. Yep, you can do analogue with Curve, but you can also draft detailed digital timbres entirely your own. It's killer for sequenced bass sounds, deep rising pads and steely leads. ..."
CM Special vol. 30: The Best Free Plug-ins Ever!, June 2008
Lost your unlock key?
June 5, 2008
Go to this page
that we just added and request your unlock key.
May 15, 2008
FilterShaper has finally reached release quality and version 1.0 is now available for download
. We tweaked presets, did some sound examples and added an online video, so find out more here...
March 30, 2008
We just updated VolumeShaper
to 1.0.2. This fixes a bug that VolumeShaper could not be opened on some computers. Also, VolumeShaper has inherited lots of wave editing features from FilterShaper
FilterShaper in public Beta
March 28, 2008
Our next VST effect is now in Public Beta. FilterShaper
enables you to bring life to your sounds and loops. You can draw any curve, assign it to its 4 LFOs and use them to modulate filter cutoff and resonance of its great sounding filters. Or just modulate the volume.
It is free to use one instance of FilterShaper at a time. To use more instances, a license costs EUR 29/USD 44. Read more...
New presets for Curve
February 3, 2008
A user has sent us some presets he did for Curve. You can find sakkann's presets in the VST downloads package
January 20, 2008
Some more tweaks done and it looks good and stable. So VolumeShaper is now grown up and has left public Beta. Read more about VolumeShaper here
, or download a free demo
. The demo gives you full functionality, but only one instance of the plugin can be used at the same time.
December 1, 2007
We just launched our shop, so go get VolumeShaper.
VolumeShaper in public Beta
November 26, 2007
Besides our flagship Curve, we have been also working on VolumeShaper, a unique gate effect that makes intensive use of the technology we developed for Curve. A public Beta and more info is available on VolumeShaper's product page
As soon as the shop is up, you can buy VolumeShaper for a discounted price of EUR 10/USD 15
until the Beta is over. Thereafter it will be EUR 15/USD 20.
A statement on Curve 1.0
November 18, 2007
It's been almost one year since the last update of Curve was released. Since then lots of feature-rich ideas crossed our minds, but the underlying software architecture of Curve wasn't ready for that. So we spent our time in research and development and have finally set up a powerful framework that gives us the freedom to concentrate on the creative part again. A first Beta of Curve 1.0, with a massive overhaul, will be released in the next few months, so watch out for upcoming news.
Web site evolution
November 18, 2007
We have been quite busy these days, and also worked a bit on the layout and structure of the web site. We hope you like it.
A new song is online: "Cableguys - Versus". Find it in our music section
is online. Older versions could produce strange noises when running on multicore CPUs. This is fixed now.
A new song is online: "Cableguys - Raum und Zeit". Find it in our music section
. Vocals are from a friend of mine, Nathalie.
is online. This version fixes a bug that saving of edited waves did not work correctly under some circumstances.
We did it again. It took way too long for you to wait for the next songs, but here they are: Cableguys - Upchucking Robots
and Cableguys - Advanced
. Find them in our music section
The main synth in "Upchucking Robots" and the bass sound are from our synth Curve
. The main synth uses features that are not implemented in the version you can find on our site, as these features are not fine-tuned yet. Hope to release the update soon.
The deep bass in "Advanced" is from Curve. I really begin to love this baby for its powerfull sound.
The first Beta of Curve
is online. It's a VST synthesizer that allows you to draw your own waves. You can find it here
Cableguys - Der Wurm. Find it in our music section
A record deal
Impulse45 did a remix for Credance, that has been released as 12'' on 2001/ZYX:
Credance - In memory of time
A UK club mix
B1 Imoulse45 club mix
B2 Cold blue rmx
w.+p.: David Riedel, Vocals by TELLeen.
(Note: We are wrongly written as "Imoulse45".)
The vinyl can be bought for ~6 EUR here (search for Credance):
Relaunch of Cableguys.de
Impulse45.de and BruderJakob.de moved to Cableguys.de.