Powershaper is a saturation, distortion and overdrive effect AudioUnit, AAX and VST plugin for professional music production applications. Powershaper’s approach to saturation is quite unique as it works in multi-stage manner utilizing dozens of saturation stages in a specified variation. While Powershaper was designed to apply extreme saturation, it can be also used to boost presence of audio tracks subtly.
The flexibility of this saturation plug-in is most apparent when applying saturation to the drums: it is possible to dial settings that retain or even extend the punch while applying strong pleasant coloration and presence effect.
Powershaper can be used to apply saturation with good results to various sounds: vocals, drums, bass, guitars, synths, mixes. This effect is, however, quite CPU-intensive, especially during continuous parameter changes, and requires a higher-end processor for comfortable use.