Plugin Boutique offers the TimeShaper 3 ($29 value) plugin by Cableguys as a FREE add-on with any purchase this month.
January has come and gone, and with the dawn of a new month comes a new free plugin from Plugin Boutique. This month’s offering is the highly-regarded TimeShaper 3 by Cableguys, part of their ShaperBox series of processors.
TimeShaper 3 is quite a novel effect. It affects the time and pitch of a sound signal and acts as a greatly expanded version of Cableguys HalfTime.
The workflow is easy to grasp. You draw in envelopes to your specified location, affecting the playback speed and pitch of whatever material you’re feeding into it. TimeShaper 3 works great for things like tape stop effects, vaporwave explorations, and the melodic tricks you often hear in modern hip-hop.
The plugin works quite well in a variety of genres. Novel vocal effects for chops can be conjured up, giving your material an almost formant shaper-like quality. It works great on melodic content like synth lines, giving them a dusty vibe on more moody compositions.
Snagging TimeShaper 3 for free also entitles you to a fairly attractive upgrade price on the whole of the ShaperBox 3 suite, which grants access to various creative effects, all sharing the same unified user experience and interface. Upgrading to the full suite lets you string multiple Cableguys effects together.
The TimeShaper 3 giveaway lasts until the 13th of February, which might indicate another incoming freebie before the month’s end. So act quick if this has been on your wishlist (unless you plan to somehow claim the deal in the future and then use TimeShaper to literally bend time – no big deal if you’re a Christopher Nolan movie character).
TimeShaper 3 is Mac and Windows compatible, and with the recent release of ShaperBox 3, it also sees compatibility extending to M1 and M2 machines.
Windows users can expect VST, VST3, and AAX-compatible plugin formats. Mac users have the option of VST, VST3, AU, and AAX with Intel and Silicon binaries available.
Get the freebie: TimeShaper 3 (FREE with any purchase until February 13th)