FoldR (now WaveFolder) vs. Shaper

I was wanting to play around with wave folders after messing with the one in Ripplemaker. I was looking at FoldR and it looked pretty cool, made by the dev that makes LayR synth which is highly regarded. Then I came across Shaper, which has wave folding, along with a few other interesting takes on waveform mangling. Anybody have both and care to weigh in on this decision? Or did you pick just one over the other, and why? I am currently unable to decide. Any help would be much appreciated. :)

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  • I have both, WaveFolder does a specific very cool harmonic distortion effect and offers lots of control over the effect. Shaper is a multi-effect that has a distortion effect with the following options, Clip, Wrap, Fold, sFold, None.

    So harmonic distortion with lots of control or a multi-effect with harmonic distortion with less control over that specific effect.

  • @hacked_to_pieces That is very helpful. Thank you. :)

  • Aw man, thank you so much! :)
    That was amazing of you to take the time to make a demo. It was incredibly helpful.
    FoldR is pretty much what I was hoping for. It looks like I could geek out with that for days. Shaper is not too shabby, either. Lots of range a variety it seems, and I believe that list was algorithms and not presets for Shaper, correct?
    I will definitely be getting that one later on. It looks too fun. B)
    Thank you, again.

  • edited March 7 Vote Up1

    Just a quick note to say that Shaper as an AU not only doesn’t work in Auria Pro, but actually hangs the app. Shame, as FX is really good. E-mail to devs is ignored. App will work as IAA under Auria, and fares better as AU with Cubasis,

  • @Zen210507 said:
    Just a quick note to say that Shaper as an AU not only doesn’t work in Auria Pro, but actually hangs the app. Shame, as FX is really good. E-mail to devs is ignored. App will work as IAA under Auria, and fares better as AU with Cubasis,

    Thanks for the info. Good to hear as I use Cubasis primarily. :)

  • The first reply said it. If wavefolding is all you’re concerned with, then Foldr is the better choice.

    Shaper is.a nice cheap app for bit reduction/other distortions though. Worth 3 bucks even if it doesn’t work in Auria.

  • @oat_phipps said:
    Shaper is.a nice cheap app for bit reduction/other distortions though. Worth 3 bucks even if it doesn’t work in Auria.

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    For sure. Not being able to use it as an AU under Auria is a frustration, but at the price it’s still well worth having.

    Foldr, I’m still uhming and ahing about. Mainly because the only demo I’ve seen makes me think that everything done with it will sound like everything done with it. ;)

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