The Fabfilter FX bundle contains the following plugins:
Pro-Q 3 equalizer
More than a powerful EQ plug-in, the FabFilter Pro-Q 2 is ready to become your go-to sound shaping tool. Make subtle tweaks or heavily filter your audio with a wide range of filter types and up to 24 EQ bands. Make your snare drums crack, add brilliance to vocals, or even match the EQ curve of one track to another. If you only had one EQ plug-in for production and mixing, Pro-Q 2 would be a smart choice. Engineers at Sweetwater normally would use at least two or three distinct filter and EQ plug-ins to cover all of the functionality offered by the FabFilter Pro-Q 2 plug-in.
Pro-MB multiband compressor/expander
FabFilter Pro-MB is a robust multiband compressor/expander plug-in with all the expert features you need, combining exceptional sound quality with great interface workflow. At Sweetwater, we take compression seriously – so seriously, in fact, that many of us use multiband compression on a daily bases. Now, granted – it’s a powerful tool with a reputation for being notoriously difficult to set up and control, but FabFilter has jumped the learning curve with Pro-MB’s intuitive, user-friendly interface that lets you effortlessly conquer the beast.
Pro-L2 brickwall limiter
A brickwall limiter is a must-have tool for every mastering or mixing engineer. FabFilter Pro-L is a professional, feature-packed limiter plug-in that makes your program material both loud and transparent-sounding. Pro-L gives you precision output and level meters with inter-sample peak detection and K-System support. Add that to its unique real-time level display, and you’ll have all the info you need to achieve stellar results. With its linear-phase oversampling, advanced dithering and noise shaping, ultra-precise metering, and customizable look-ahead, attack, release, and channel-linking functionality, Pro-L is your go-to limiting solution for every mixing and mastering gig.
Compression is a food group – the most-used signal processing. One compressor plug-in that’s garnered rave reviews for its scrumptious sonic character and versatility is FabFilter Pro-C. Sporting an innovative interface plus flexible side chaining and routing options, Pro-C gives you high-quality compression and useful program-dependent presets. In Expert mode, you can access Pro-C’s external side chain input and choose between mono, stereo, or mid/side processing with customizable channel linking and routing.
Sibilance is a bad word. Even if you deploy the best mics, preamps, and converters, your recordings can be afflicted with this irksome scourge, which is often exacerbated in post production. Luckily, we have an excellent De-esser plug-in at our disposal: FabFilter Pro-DS. Rocking the super-intelligent “Single Vocal” detection algorithm, Pro-DS accurately nails sibilance in vocal recordings and attenuates it transparently. “Allround” mode is also a great tool that gives you high-frequency limiting of any material, even drums or complete mixes.
From noisy guitar tracks to drum mic spill mucking up your kit, you always need a good gate/expander. Luckily, there’s the FabFilter Pro-G plug-in. An indispensable tool in any live or studio setting, Pro-G gives you everything you need – perfectly tuned algorithms, complete side-chain and channel-linking control, an intuitive interface, and excellent metering. Apart from sounding superb, FabFilter Pro-G also gives you extremely flexible routing. Choose between mono, stereo, or mid/side processing; and in Expert mode, an external side chain input is available with customizable channel linking and routing.
FabFilter Pro-R is an incredibly realistic-sounding reverb plug-in that lets your tracks sit nicely in the mix without causing unnatural coloration or phase issues. We’ve found Pro-R to be amazingly versatile. Reverbs come in all shapes and sizes, and the Pro-R nails them all to perfection. From intimate rooms to enormous cathedrals (and everything in between), FabFilter’s sophisticated algorithms faithfully create the perfect ambience for any track, with pristine fidelity and gorgeous tails. And considering how effective it is, you’ll find Pro-R, with its beautiful Retina interface, delightfully simple to use.
Saturn multiband distortion, saturation, and amp-modeling
FabFilter Saturn is a multiband distortion, saturation, and amp-modeling plug-in, with tons of modulation options. From subtle tube saturation to full-on sonic mayhem, Saturn does it all. Saturn gives you a huge preset palette of high-quality distortion models inspired by the vintage sound of tubes, tape, and guitar amps, along with powerful, intuitive tweakability. Choose between three distortion styles, with which you can smudge, stretch, crush, rectify, and clip your sounds in delightfully unpredictable ways. Distortion and saturation play a vital role in music production. With its multiband design and per-band feedback, dynamics, drive, tone, and modulation options, Saturn brings a unique aura to your music.
Timeless 2 tape delay
From organic, vintage-style tape slap to heavily modulated echo pandemonium, we take our delays quite seriously. Fortunately, there’s a serious plug-in to fuel our delayed flights of fancy. FabFilter Timeless 2 isn’t just a meticulously modeled classic tape delay; it’s a heavyweight sound-mangling champ with insanely cool high-fi filters and copious creative options that let you create jaw-dropping echo, chorus, flanger, phaser, scratch effects, and much more. Your delay signal is normalled to two high-quality multimode filters, then routed back to the delays with adjustable feedback and cross-feedback knobs. You also get per-channel phase inversion for stunning flanger and phasing effects.
Volcano 2 filter effects
Filters are a way of life. Good thing we have FabFilter Volcano 2! With its state-of-the-art filter technology and a dizzying array of modulation options, this versatile filter effect plug-in gives you high-quality digital filtering with convincing analog character. The Volcano 2 interface is intuitive and fast, with FabFilter’s innovative “what-you-use-is-what-you-see” concept showing only what you’re actually using, making it easy to work with the robust list of cool features that the plug-in has on tap.