Here’s how you can get Cableguys’ delicious new DriveShaper distortion plugin for free

Described as “the ultimate distortion toolkit,” Cableguys’ new DriveShaper plugin looks like an excellent tool for adding rhythmic dirt to your music, and the great news is that you can currently download it for free.

Armed with 10 distortion algorithms, each with its own set of specialised parameters, the real fun begins when you start animating these using the drawable LFOs and single-slider envelope followers. You get a visual representation of how your waveform is being shaped, and because this is a multiband plugin, you can process the bass, mids and treble independently.

DriveShaper runs on PC and Mac in VST/AU formats, and is available free for anyone with a Cableguys account who bought one of its plugins before 16 December 2020 (just log in and it should be there). Alternatively, you can get it for free at Plugin Boutique using the code zn1v9. This offer applies until 31 December - DriveShaper's regular price is €39/$44.

Find out more on the Cableguys website. 

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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