FabFilter Pro-C 2 is a high-quality compressor plug-in for the most demanding engineers. Whether you need subtle mastering compression, an upfront lead vocal, that magic drum glue or deep EDM pumping: Pro-C 2 gets the job done with style!
Everything you need
Pro-C 2 offers eight different, program-dependent compression styles with beautiful sound and character. But there's more! Apart from the classic compressor controls, you also get smooth lookahead, up to 4x oversampling, intelligent auto-gain and auto-release, a variable knee, hold, range, external side-chain triggering, variable stereo linking and mid/side processing, all packed in a beautiful Retina user interface.
Beautiful interface and optimized workflow
The fully redesigned interface in FabFilter Pro-C 2 offers insightful metering with real-time displays that will greatly improve workflow. The large animated level/knee display visualizes exactly when, why and how compression is applied to incoming audio. Accurate level meters show the exact peak and loudness values, while the circular side-chain input meter turns finding the perfect threshold setting into a trivial task. And the large side-chain EQ controller makes it easier than ever to filter the trigger signal any way you like.
Of course, you also get all the usual FabFilter goodies: perfectly tuned knobs, 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 much more!
Eight different compression styles, of which five are new in version 2: Vocal, Mastering, Bus, Punch and PumpingNEW
Gorgeous Retina interface, with (optional) animated level knee displays and accurate peak/loudness meteringNEW
Side-chain EQ section, with customizable HP and LP filters, plus an additional freely adjustable filterNEW
Program-dependent attack and release curves
Smooth lookahead (up to 20 ms), which can be enabled/disabled to ensure zero latency processingNEW
Intelligent Auto Gain
Hold (up to 500 ms)NEW
Custom knee, variable from hard knee to a 72 dB soft knee (to enable saturation-like effects)NEW
Super-fast attack times
Up to 4x oversamplingNEW
Variable stereo linking and mid/side processing, with mid-only, side-only, M > S and S > M processing.
Audition Triggering option, which enables users to hear on which parts of the audio Pro-C 2 is triggering and how much compression is taking placeNEW
Multiple interface sizes: Small, Medium and LargeNEW
Range setting, which limits the maximum applied gain changeNEW
Mix setting, which scales the gain change from 0% to 200%NEW
Full Screen mode, offering a large level display and side-chain EQ controllerNEW
Accurate, large level and gain change meters, with peak and loudness level visualization. The loudness level complies with the Momentary mode of the EBU R128 / ITU-R 1770 standardsNEW
Retina support on OS X and High DPI support on WindowsNEW
External side chain triggering
GPU-powered graphics acceleration
Stereo and mono plug-ins available
Optional MIDI triggeringNEW
Supports common Pro Tools hardware control surfaces
Undo/redo and A/B comparison
Smart Parameter Interpolation
Sample-accurate automation of all parameters
Extensive help file with interactive help hints
Available in VST, VST3, Audio Units, AAX Native and AudioSuite formats (all both 64-bit and 32-bit), as well as RTAS (32-bit only)
What's new in version 2.05?
Added a workaround for a bug in Ableton Live that caused latency compensation to work incorrectly when loading a session that sets the parameters such that the plug-in doesn't have latency, in combination with a default preset that does introduce latency. This only occurred with the VST plugin format and caused Live to use the latency from the default preset.
Fixed a bug that caused the plug-in interface to use more memory than needed if the display was not enabled.
Updated the AAX plug-in to enable the dynamics display on the Avid S6 console.
Improved Avid S6 page tables mappings in the AAX plug-ins, now more closely following Avid's conventions for a better workflow.
All FabFilter plug-ins are available in VST, VST3, Audio Units, AAX Native and AudioSuite formats (all both 64-bit and 32-bit), as well as RTAS (32-bit only).