In addition, FabFilter Twin 2, Timeless 2 and Volcano 2 now feature the collapsible modulation section that was first introduced in FabFilter Saturn. All plug-ins have also received bug fixes and various other improvements.
Changes in FabFilter plugins
All plug-ins now contain the GPU-powered graphics acceleration introduced in FabFilter Pro-DS, ensuring ultra-smooth animation while leaving the main CPU free to do audio processing.
FabFilter Twin 2, Timeless 2 and Volcano 2 have a new Modulation button to easily show and hide the modulation section. By default, the modulation section is hidden to make the plug-in less intimidating at first, but you can easily look ‘under the hood’ when you want to tweak a preset or design your own.
FabFilter Twin 2 displays a new keyboard section in the interface when the modulation section is hidden. The component display at the top of the interface contains a new Main EG component button, letting you easily tweak EG parameters when browsing presets.
When multiple bands are selected in FabFilter Pro-Q, the Frequency, Gain and Q knobs will now let you change parameters of the selected bands while preserving their relative differences. Double-clicking a knob still lets you set all bands to the same value.
Updated all VST 3 plug-ins to support new features in VST 3.5, such as a host-provided right-click menu for each parameter in the interface. Steinberg’s CMC-AI controller is now also supported.
Added mouse wheel support to buttons with pop-up menus, such as the distortion style button in FabFilter Saturn.
Added Options > Open Other Preset option to the presets menu, making it easy to open a preset that’s not in the regular presets folder.
FabFilter Twin 2 and Timeless 2 now remember which section in the component display is expanded in Wide mode.
Fixed compatibility issues with Adobe Premiere on Windows and OS X.
Fixed a bug in the mono AudioSuite plug-ins that caused the Whole File option at the bottom to be disabled.
The Mac OS X version now requires OS X 10.5 and an Intel processor. Previous versions are still available for download if you need OS X 10.4 or PowerPC support.
The updates are free for existing FabFilter customers. Updates and 30-day trial versions are available for download now at www.fabfilter.com/download.
It’s time to hear the music that’s all around you in our first ever samples-based production competition. Featuring a bunch of awesome prizes and an EP release on the IDMf netlabel comprised of the top tracks, we hope you’ll get involved, experiment and explore new aural avenues!
The enter the competition you need to submit a track made with the samples provided in two sample packs only. The competition closes on the November 30th, 2012.
Prizes are sponsored by Audio Damage, FabFilter, U-he, Cloudkillers, and the winning submissions will be released on an album/EP via the IDMf Netlabel.
FabFilter has announced the release of its Pro-DS de-esser effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Featuring ingenious vocal sibilance detection, powerful processing options and insightful metering, truly transparent de-essing becomes effortless with FabFilter Pro-DS.
The unique newly developed Single Vocal algorithm in Pro-DS has an uncanny ability to separate sibilance from non-sibilance in individual vocal recordings. It almost always works right away without the need for complex manual tuning, making the de-esser very easy to set up. Alternatively, the classic Allround detection implements a custom side-chain filter path, tuned to perfection for de-essing full mixes or high-frequency limiting of any material.
The intuitive interface in FabFilter Pro-DS makes it easy to find the right settings quickly with great visual feedback. A large real-time level display shows a scrolling input waveform and highlights the parts affected by the de-essing algorithm, showing you exactly how much processing is going on. Finding the right Threshold setting becomes a trivial task with the circular side-chain input meter around the Threshold knob. In addition, the side-chain filter slider displays a real-time spectrum analyzer, enabling you to easily zoom in on problem frequencies. Advanced GPU-powered graphics acceleration ensures seamless animation and also keeps the main CPU free to do audio processing.
To fine-tune the sound, FabFilter Pro-DS offers optional look-ahead (up to 15 milliseconds) and adjustable stereo linking. In addition to general wide-band processing, linear-phase split-band processing is also available. Together with optional mid/side processing (affecting only the mono or stereo content) and up to four times linear-phase oversampling, Pro-DS is capable of highly transparent de-essing in the most demanding situations. All this power combined with its innovative, easy-to-use interface makes Pro-DS the perfect de-essing solution for any mixing and mastering job.
FabFilter Pro-DS is a highly intelligent and transparent de-essing plug-in, perfect for processing single vocal tracks as well as entire mixes.
Highly intelligent ‘Single Vocal’ detection, and classic ‘Allround’ detection.
Adjustable Threshold, Range and High-Pass and Low-Pass side-chain filtering settings.
Wide Band or linear-phase Split Band processing.
Optional look-ahead time up to 15 ms.
Freely adjustable stereo linking.
Optional mid-only or side-only processing.
Up to four times linear-phase oversampling.
Real-time de-essing display, clearly showing the affected parts of processed audio.
Side-chain input meter, making it easy to choose a good Threshold value.
Real-time spectrum analyzer built into the HP/LP filter controller.
GPU-powered graphics acceleration.
High-quality 64-bit internal processing.
Double-click text entry of parameter values.
Large and compact interface sizes (with or without the real-time level display).
Stereo and mono plug-ins available.
Supports common Pro Tools hardware control surfaces, such as Avid ICON D-Control and D-Command.
All the usual FabFilter features you’ve come to expect: perfectly fine-tuned knobs and controllers, 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-DS for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX/RTAS/AudioSuite) is available to purchase for 149 EUR/$189 USD/£124 GBP. Bundles with FabFilter Pro-DS and other FabFilter plug-ins are also available. Existing FabFilter customers can purchase Pro-DS with a discount by logging in to their online user account.
FabFilter has announced its Summer Sale, offering a discount on its instrument and effect plug-in bundles for a limited time.
Until August 1, we are running a Summer Sale in the online FabFilter web shop, offering 25% discount on all plug-in bundles. In addition, if you already own one or more FabFilter plug-ins, your online FabFilter account* also offers an extra discount during the Summer Sale.
Don’t miss out on this chance to complete your FabFilter collection, or recommend FabFilter plug-ins to a friend!
FabFilter has updated the Saturn multi-band distortion and saturation plug-in for Windows and Mac to version 1.01, introducing flexible per-band solo and mute options along with various minor bug fixes.
Distortion and saturation play a very important role in music production. From subtle, clean and warm tube or tape saturation to the wildest multi-band guitar amp effects: FabFilter Saturn delivers!
Changes in FabFilter Saturn v1.01
Added solo/mute buttons to the interactive band display that let you easily listen to specific bands only. Click a solo or mute button to toggle solo or mute mode. Alternatively, hold down a button to solo or mute temporarily while the mouse is down. Ctrl-click (Windows) or Cmd-click (Mac) a button to solo or mute the band exclusively.
Fixed incorrect interpretation of parameter values that are typed in the host (e.g. for automation points) in the VST 2 and VST 3 plug-ins.
Fixed a bug in the VST 2 plug-in that could cause automation of band crossovers to work incorrectly after inserting a new band.
Fixed a couple of errors in the help file.
Saturn for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/AudioSuite) is available to purchase for 129 EUR / $174 USD / £114 GBP. The update is free for existing Saturn users.