Shaper is a multi-fx processor that allows you to redefine or totally destroy any kind of source.
Shaper is perfect in any iOS music workflow:
- as stand alone app to process your outboard equipment
- as inter-app audio in Aubiobus or other compatible daw apps as AUM, Modstep, GarageBand, and so on
- moreover, Shaper is also an awesome Audio Unit Extension!!
Its clear, clean and minimal user interface lets you fall in love so fast with its potential, that after just few minutes of use you'll feel like it always been one of your favorite music production tools.
Its noise is your noise.
All you need to add a personal touch to your sounds is here. Emphasize your basslines working with waveshaper's sections blend and color, or increasing the clip's value (this works great also on drums and acoustic percussive sounds). Blow digital coldness to your synths going wild with S&M and Bits&Samps functions, or increasing wrap or fold values . Add unpredictable dynamic glitches thanks the exclusive gate.
HOW IT WORKS
Shaper is composed by several modules, that you can rearrange as you want:
- a glitch gate
- a waveshaper section with 5 brand new inspiring functions: Muffin, Multistress, Cracker, S&M, Bits&Samps
- a transform section with wave-clipper, wave-wrapper, and wave-folder
- a resonator/short delay, that can act as a comb filter too
You choose how to feed it and how to mix it with a gain and a dry/wet section. Two oscilloscopes display audio signals before and after processing: this gives you a realtime visual feedback about how you are morphing your sound wave.
Each parameter offers a range that lets you process the signal so slightly... Or so massively! Changing the order of modules in the chain, makes of Shaper an incredibly versatile sounds processor!
The waveshaper module applies a shaping function to incoming signal. It's the timbral core of the audio process. Several functions are available: Muffin and Cracker applies a digital warming function with a distinction in the weight that noise takes in the wet signal. Multistress is a bit more fragmentes function, giving a more modulated FM-ish result. These three let user control the process via blend and color parameters. This helps you to apply a different dose of Shaper cure to your sound ;)
S&M is basically an amplitude modulation, driven by ramps; the length parameter here sets the frequency of these. This function brings a like-metal flavour… Raw digital power!
The last function Bits&Samps is a standard bit reducer.
Shaper lets you work fast with gestures support:
- you want to rearrange modules? Just drag them as you prefer and create different chains for different needs
- need instant reset to default value for a parameter? Just double tap on cursor
- fine tuning? Just tap and hold the cursor, then drag it left or right to increase the resolution of your vertical dragging
Shaper is Audiobus presets and state saving compatible. It can also store its status while working in all major host-apps sets as AUM, Modstep, GarageBand, etc. You can also save internal presets, and share them with your collaborators easily.
- Universal compatibility
- new sFold transform function
Ratings and Reviews
Does it all, goes from warm and fuzzy to sheer audio mayhem. A little tweaking and you can hit some really nice sweet spots.
Greatly increases quality of music
A few hours after purchasing it was being applied to every track.
Appeared it may be too simple to live up to the description but within a minute or two of use it was clear this had way more potential than anticipated or described.
The simple controls with their massive spectrum of complex results will make this au extension the first stop in your fx chain and reduce the amount of plug ins & processing needed to get the sound you’re looking for.
I want as unique & individual a sound as I can get and this app gives me quality effects that can add subtle variety or drastic deformation while offering great tone from lo to hi, warm to cold, dense to fragile, straight-forward to glitchy crackle.
Underrated and versatile
Haven't seen much written about this app but this is far more than a distortion or colorizing effect, you can get really unique bitcrushed resonation or glitchy delays just to give some examples. Really smooth interface and a powerful sound, I've read the developer normally makes Max/MSP plugins and this is certainly an example of quality funky dsp.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.