Shapeulator is essentially the product of a modular patching session, and a desire to have the core setup used available for further sound design fun. At the most basic level, it is a subtractive synthesizer, with some additional features that make it especially useful for certain types of pads, fx sounds, and synthetic percussion.
The main features that separate Shapeulator from other analog-style subtractive synths are the waveshaper oscillator and resonator. The waveshaper oscillator is a fairly standard VA osc with a waveshaper that is controlled by another oscillator. This second oscillator can be modulated independently, and creates a sound something like amplitude modulation. The resonator is a stereo bank of tuned delays with feedback, which can also be modulated.
NOTE 05/31/23: The Shapeulator no-installer link was pointing to the wrong file, this has been fixed. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or better. Windows 10 is recommended.
Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015.
A processor supporting multimedia instruction (SSE2 - most computers from within the last 15+ years will meet this requirement).
Fugue State Audio will never sell your data or otherwise share it with any third party. Emails from FSA will be extremely few and far between.
VST and VST3 are trademarks of Steinberg Media Technologies AG
Shapeulator VST3i, text manual