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FabFilter Unveils New FabFilter Pro-Q 2 Equalizer Plug-In

Major update to the Pro-Q equalizer plug-in includes new features such as Full Screen mode, unique Natural Phase processing, Auto Gain, and more

By PSW Staff August 28, 2014

A screen shot of the new FabFilter Pro-Q 2 equalizer plug-in

New FabFilter Pro-Q 2 provides a major update to the Pro-Q equalizer plug-in, including new features such as Full Screen mode, unique Natural Phase processing, Auto Gain, Spectrum Grab, Gain-Q interaction, and Slope Support for all filter types.

For Pro-Q 2, FabFilter has completely redesigned the internal filter engine, improving the existing Zero Latency and Linear Phase processing modes and also introducing the Natural Phase mode. Matching the magnitude response of analog EQ’ing, Natural Phase also closely matches the analog phase response without introducing noticeable pre-ring or a long latency.

In addition, Pro-Q 2 is more than twice as CPU-efficient as its predecessor.

Very steep filter slopes of up to 96 dB/octave are now available, and Pro-Q 2 lets users change the slope of any filter type, not just the usual low/high cut filters. This makes it possible to create super-narrow bell filters, very steep or gently sloping shelves, and more. In addition to the existing bell, low/high shelf, low/high cut, and notch filters, Pro-Q 2 also offers new Band-Pass and Tilt Shelf filter types.

Pro-Q 2 also has an upgraded user interface. Spectrum Grab enables users to directly adjust peaks in the real-time spectrum analyzer display. It also offers flexible interface resizing, in addition to a Full Screen mode that makes it easier to do very precise adjustments. EQ Match lets users match the spectrum of another track in just a few seconds.

Pro-Q 2 provides the top features of the original Pro-Q as well—up to 24 EQ bands, innovative interface with multi-band selection, per-channel EQ’ing in L/R or M/S mode, real-time spectrum analyzer, intelligent solo mode, double-click text entry, stereo/mono plug-ins, Pro Tools hardware surface support. Also included are fine-tuned knobs and controllers, GPU-powered graphics acceleration, interactive MIDI Learn, undo/redo and A/B switch, Smart Parameter Interpolation for smooth parameter transitions, an extensive help file with interactive help hints, sample-accurate automation, advanced optimization, and more.

FabFilter Pro-Q 2 is now available for EUR 149, USD 199, or GBP 124, supporting both Windows and Mac OS X in VST and VST 3, Audio Units, AAX, RTAS and AudioSuite plug-in formats. Bundles with FabFilter Pro-Q 2 and other FabFilter plug-ins are also available at: www.fabfilter.com/shop

Existing FabFilter customers can purchase or upgrade to Pro-Q 2 with very attractive discounts by logging in to their online user account at www.fabfilter.com/myaccount.

System requirements on Windows are either Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP and a VST 2/3 host, or Pro Tools, or Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with Intel processor and an Audio Units host, VST 2/3 host, or Pro Tools. Both 32-bit and 64-bit hosts are supported.

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