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Waveshaper plugin w/ spline-based graph editor (VST, LV2, DSSI and Jack)
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Wolf Shaper

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Wolf Shaper

Wolf Shaper is a waveshaper plugin with a graph editor. It can be built as an LV2, DSSI or VST plugin and as a standalone Jack application.

Right now, it works on GNU/Linux and Windows. MacOS support is coming soon.


  • Add up to 100 nodes in the graph
  • Symmetrical and asymmetrical waveshaping
  • Resizable vector-based UI


You can find some precompiled plugin binaries in the Releases tab. Some packages are also available for Ubuntu and Arch Linux:


Download the plugin from the pdesaulniers/wolf PPA:

sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:pdesaulniers/wolf
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wolf-shaper

Arch Linux

For installing the latest release:

sudo pacman -S wolf-shaper

A git package is also available in the AUR.

Build manually

First, clone the repo (note the "--recursive" argument):

git clone --recursive
cd wolf-shaper


BUILD_VST2=true BUILD_LV2=true BUILD_DSSI=true BUILD_JACK=true make

Prepend WIN32=true or MACOS=true to the command if applicable.

All plugin builds will then be placed in the bin folder. Copy them to their appropriate place so that your plugin host can find them, and you're done :)

How to use

Online documentation is available at


This project uses git submodules. Thus, to update your local copy of the repo, you need to run the following commands:

git pull
git submodule update

You should then be able to build the plugin with the most recent changes.

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