FabFilter Pro bundle
Im back with the first effects plug-in review from Dawfreak.
Today we will look at the FabFilter Pro Bundle
FabFilter Software Instruments was founded in 2002 by Frederik Slijkerman MSc and Floris Klinkert MSc, and is based in the center of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
In their roles as professional musicians and studio engineers, Floris Klinkert and Frederik Slijkerman have always loved the sound of old analog gear but also kept up with new software synthesis developments. However, none of the available software instruments met their high quality standards.
Many plug-in developers try to emulate old analog gear, or stuff their plug-ins with as many features and (often mediocre) effects as possible, diverting you from the real issue: the sound.
Both also being professional software engineers, Frederik Slijkerman and Floris Klinkert decided to do things differently and create the software instruments they dreamed of, resulting in the release of FabFilter One in early 2004, followed by FabFilter Volcano, Twin, Timeless, Simplon, Pro-C, Volcano 2, Twin 2, Timeless 2, Pro-Q, Micro, Pro-L and most recently FabFilter Pro-G.
To accomplish our goals, we have put a lot of effort into developing highly advanced filter techniques, superb digital oscillators, smart parameter interpolation methods and innovative user interface solutions. The highly optimized FabFilter plug-in design results in very little CPU requirements.
FabFilter strongly believes that musicians don’t just need more knobs, faders or options on plug-ins: they need better sound quality and usability. That is why FabFilter creates easy-to-use yet powerful plug-ins, with innovative interfaces and superb sound quality, for a reasonable price.
FabFilter will expand their range of plug-ins in the future, supporting both Mac OS X and Windows, providing the best possible sound quality and filter designs.
The FabFilter Pro bundle
FabFilter pro bundle is a combination of FabFilter Pro-L, FabFilter Pro-C,
FabFilter Pro-Q, and FabFilter Pro-G.
the plugin comes in both mono and stereo version, however the VST 3 version can be used on both mono and stereo channels.
All plugins has 32 and 64bit support, with a nice GUI and smooth controls that is easy to understand.
FabFilter Pro Bundle is available in AU, VST, VST 3, RTAS and AS formats for Mac OS X and Windows.
I am going to test these plugins inside PreSonus Studio One Version 2, the project is a drum mix based on a bounce i have done with Toontrack Superior 2 and it gave me 18 audio tracks to work with.
Lets have a look at the plugins and in the end of the review i will have a sound file comparison for you to listen to.
On the next page we will look at the FabFilter Pro-Q