FabFilter Pro-C 2 is a major update to the FabFilter Pro-C compressor plug-in. Five brand-new compression styles make it even easier to set up and more effective in common scenarios such as vocal processing, mastering or EDM pumping.
FabFilter Pro-C 2 introduces five new, carefully designed compressor algorithms, each with a unique character and feel. Using the Vocal style, getting a lead vocal upfront in your mix is as easy as choosing the right threshold. The Mastering style is designed to be as transparent as possible, while still being able to catch those fast transients.
To add a pleasant “glue” to drums or mix buses, the Bus style is very effective. Finally, the Punch style delivers traditional, analog-like compression behavior, which sounds good on anything, while the Pumping algorithm offers deep and over-the-top pumping, which are great for drum processing or EDM.
Other new features offers more control over the compressor’s sound and character. The knee is now freely adjustable from 0 dB up to 72 dB, and the range setting lets you limit the maximum amount of gain change. The smooth lookahead (up to 20 ms) and hold settings help you to catch any peak while minimizing distortion.
The optional high-quality oversampling (up to 4x) further ensures the most transparent results possible by reducing aliasing. Advanced side-chain EQ’ing and M/S processing is easier than ever thanks to FabFilter Pro-C 2’s dedicated side-chain section. Plus, there’s a revamped interface.
FabFilter Pro-C 2 costs US$179 and supports both Mac OS X and Windows in VST and VST 3, Audio Units, AAX, RTAS and AudioSuite plug-in formats. Bundles with FabFilter Pro-C 2 and other FabFilter plug-ins are also available at www.fabfilter.com/shop
Existing FabFilter customers can purchase or upgrade to FabFilter Pro-C 2 with very attractive discounts by logging in to their online user account (www.fabfilter.com/myaccount).
System requirements on the Mac platform are Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with an Intel processor, and an Audio Units host, VST 2/3 host, or Pro Tools. Both 32-bit and 64-bit hosts are supported.