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v2.05 FabFilter Pro-L 2

FabFilter Pro-L 2
  
FabFilter Pro-L 2

Loud and Clear! Your music has so much to gain!

FabFilter Pro-L 2 is a feature-packed true peak limiter plug-in, with multiple advanced limiting algorithms and extensive level and loudness metering.

A true peak limiter is an essential tool for every mastering or mixing engineer. Are you looking for a professional, feature-packed limiter that is loud and transparent at the same time, equipped with extensive loudness metering? Then FabFilter Pro-L 2 is your weapon of choice!

Are you looking for a professional, feature-packed limiter that is loud and transparent at the same time? Then FabFilter Pro-L is your weapon of choice!

Top-class metering

FabFilter Pro-L 2 features precise true peak level meters and extensive loudness metering with support for the EBU R128, ITU-R BS.1770-4 and ATSC A/85 standards. Combined with its unique real-time level display, you have all the information you need to achieve the best possible results.

Professional feature set

With highly advanced algorithms, linear-phase oversampling, professional dithering and noise shaping and surround support (up to Dolby Atmos 7.1.2) and intelligent channel linking, FabFilter Pro-L 2 is the complete solution for every mixing and mastering job.

FabFilter goodies

Of course, you also get all the usual FabFilter goodies: perfectly tuned knobs, MIDI Learn, Smart Parameter Interpolation for smooth parameter transitions, an excellent help file with interactive help hints, SSE optimization, GPU-powered graphics acceleration and much more.

FabFilter Pro-L 2 Key features

  • Great transparent sound combined with maximum loudness
  • IMPROVED – Eight different limiting algorithms, all with their own character and purpose
  • NEW – True peak limiting
  • IMPROVED – Unique real-time level display with peak gain reduction labels and new innovative display modes
  • IMPROVED – Up to 32x linear-phase oversampling
  • IMPROVED – Highly accurate output and gain reduction metering including true peak metering
  • NEW – Extensive loudness metering with support for the EBU R128, ITU-R BS.1770-4 and ATSC A/85 standards
  • NEW – Surround support including Dolby Atmos 7.0.2 and 7.1.2 formats with flexible surround channel linking
  • NEW – Optional DC offset filter
  • NEW – External side chain triggering for stem mastering
  • NEW – Unity Gain option to easily listen to the effect of the current limiting at unity gain level
  • NEW – Audition Limiting option to listen to the difference between the input and output signal
  • Adjustable meter scale, including K-System support
  • Low CPU usage
  • Separate channel linking for both the transient and release stages
  • Advanced dithering with three different noise shaping algorithms
  • GPU-powered graphics acceleration
  • Double-click text entry of parameter values
  • Adapts to stereo, mono and surround audio formats
  • Adjustable look-ahead, attack and release settings
  • Optional Compact interface layout
  • Supports common Pro Tools hardware control surfaces
  • MIDI Learn
  • Undo/redo and A/B comparison
  • Smart Parameter Interpolation
  • 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)

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).

Windows

  • 64-bit: Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista
  • 32-bit: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP
  • VST 2/3 host or Pro Tools

Mac OS X

  • OS X 10.6 or higher
  • AU or VST 2/3 host or Pro Tools
  • Intel processor

What’s new in v2.05?

All plug-ins:

  • Fixed an issue with text entry for parameters on macOS Catalina.
  • Fixed occasional crashes on macOS when loading projects in some DAWs (e.g. Logic Pro), related to having PACE-protected third-party plug-ins in the same session.
  • Fixed occasional crashes in Bitwig on macOS, when opening sessions that contain FabFilter VST3 plug-ins with side chain support.
  • Fixed interface scaling issues on macOS 10.14 and higher, when dragging a plug-in interface between Retina and non-Retina monitors.
  • All VST3 and AU plug-ins with now show up in the DAW without the ‘FabFilter ‘ or ‘FF ‘ prefix in their name.
  • On macOS, all plug-ins are now 64-bit only.
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements.

The updated plug-ins are fully compatible with previous versions.

What’s new in version 2.02?

  • Added visualization of the plug-in output level on Pro Tools control surfaces.
  • Improved the Pro Tools page table mapping for control surfaces.

All plug-ins

  • Updated plug-in for full compatibility with Mac hosts built specifically for macOS 10.14 (Mojave), such as Logic Pro 10.4.4, running under macOS 10.14.0 or 10.14.1. Previously this could lead to an all-black plugin interface.
  • Improved the way settings are saved when multiple plug-in instances are open to make sure the last setting that was chosen is saved correctly for new instances.
  • Added support for 300% scaling on 8K displays (High DPI) on Windows.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause incorrect scaling of the plug-in interface in Cubase 10 or Live 10 on High DPI displays in combination with certain graphics drivers on Windows.
  • Added a Refresh item to the Options submenu of the presets menu: this makes it possible to manually refresh the menu (and any V1/V2 Preset Folder submenus if available).
  • Fixed a bug on Mac that could cause program changes received by one plug-in to be forwarded to other FabFilter plug-in instances.
  • Various minor bug fixes and improvements.

What’s new in version 2.01

All plug-ins:

  • Fixed possible crashes in Logic Pro X, which occasionally tries to initialize plug-ins with invalid/uninitialized buffers.
  • Fixed possible crash in Nuendo 7 on macOS when closing a plugin.
  • Fixed issues with key stroke stealing on Windows when using the Avid S6 control surface.
  • Fixed incorrect appearance of plug-in interfaces in Live 10 in High DPI mode.
  • The VST 2.4 plug-in will now automatically adapt its channel layout to match the audio/track it is placed on. Note that the separate “(Mono)” version of the plug-ins are still included for backwards compatibility.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when moving the mouse over the right edge of a menu with icons.
  • Small bug fixes and improvements.

Pro-L 2:

  • Slightly changed the true peak detection algorithm to produce possible small overreads equal to the ITU-R BS.1770-4 example algorithm, while still minimizing true peak underread. This makes Pro-L 2 easier to use in combination with MFIT (Mastered for iTunes) tools like AURoundTrip.
  • Fixed a small bug that could cause the True Peak level to display in orange in some cases, while it should still show in green.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the Integrated level to reset to -INF after a bounce in Logic Pro X (and some other DAWs as well). From now on, the Integrated level is now only reset by clicking the ‘Reset’ button in the Loudness panel in the interface.
  • Fixed a small issue that could cause an incorrect order of ‘M’, ‘S’ and ‘I’ labeling under the three loudness meters.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Pro-L 2 to seem bypassed when used on tracks with only a center channel in Cubase.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Pro-L 2 to crash when adding the plug-in to a 4-channel track in Reaper when using the Compact interface mode.

What’s new in version 1.24?

  • Pro-C 2, Pro-DS, Pro-G, Pro-L: Fixed a bug that caused the plug-in interface to use more memory than needed if the display was not enabled.
  • Improved Avid S6 page tables mappings in the AAX plug-ins, now more closely following Avid’s conventions for a better workflow.

Mastering with FabFilter Pro-L 2

In this tutorial Music Marketing Product Specialist Eric Burgess shows you how to master a song using FabFilter Pro-L 2, so you can get your song in line with streaming loudness targets.

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