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Device Overview

Name/Version: Chain Shaper
Author: Technoir  
Description: FOR ABLETON 10 ONLY.

Your favorite new sidechain utility.

Demo Video:

Chain Shaper is an audio trigger sidechain utility that precisely ducks audio out with extreme accuracy. No more is it necessary to waste time with dummy clips and midi clips to trigger a sidechain. It's also quite musical in that it transparently "hugs" the input audio as if they're playing together. No more rhythmic grid restrictions. It also has a unique multi channel oscilloscope to view how the input signal interacts with the signal being ducked out. It works well with static elements and dynamic material alike.

It's by the far the cleanest and most intuitive sidechain utility on the market and I'm sure once you use it, you'll feel the same.

Device Details

Tags utility
Live Version Used: 10.0.1
Max Version Used: 8
Date Added: Sep 13 2018 22:36:28
Date Last Updated: Not updated yet
Device Type: audio_device
Download URL (report link)
License (more info): Commercial


Very cool. I have been pulling my hair out trying to do some clean sidechaining that doesn't take forever. This is it. Thank you.

You and me both! There will be many more cool updates to come in the future as well. Also open to any and all suggestions (and any bugs that pop up for that matter)

Hey Technoir, how's the cpu hit on one instance of the chain shaper? On your machine, how many copies would it take for it to raise the processing bar by say, 1%?

One instance uses 1% CPU. That's pretty much the absolute minimum processing any Max patch that has a function uses in Ableton! Even the lightest max plugins use 1%.

Ha!, well among other reasons, that's why LineFO is among the most popular devices on this platform.
1% is nonetheless exceptional performance.
I would imagine this to move a bit once there's playback through that track, what with the oscilloscope included.

Definitely big selling point!

Thank you! I hope so. I worked really hard to make this lightweight and accurate! It's by far the most accurate out of any audio ducking or sidechaining plugin!

Wowwwww. I've been wanting LFOTool to do this since it came out. No more duplicating audio track to MIDI just to trigger LFOTool. Gold. Purchasing now :D

I purchased this device, very nice. I would like to see an adjustable release parameter, and as I try to use it, I feel that the threshold slider is not long enough to make fine tune changes. and also, Nice work!

The curve drawn in will determine the release parameter! That is the benefit of the drawing it it and the different modes make it easier to fine tune. They allow for an easier ability to dial in how you want the ducking to release. Unless I'm not understanding!

In regards to the threshold slider, do you mean physical length on the screen? One way to fine tune is to hold shift and drag, but I agree! I will implement that into the next update!

I get it now, about the drawing curve, thank you for explaining.

shift drag works perfectly too. thanks

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