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About FabFilter Twin 2

Tons of new features...

Of course, this new version of the Twin software synthesizer brings a lot of new features. To start with, you now get three full-featured oscillators instead of two. Then, we have added a delay effect section with two delay lines and two filters, which you can use to create all sorts of delay, echo, chorus, flanger and phaser effects. And finally, Twin's award-winning filters now contain all 11 filter characteristics from Volcano 2!

But the main improvements are definitely in the modulation section. Twin's celebrated drag-and-drop modulation system now offers 50 modulation slots. And instead of the simple LFOs and EGs from Twin 1, you now get all the XLFOs, Envelope Generators, Envelope Followers, MIDI Sources and XY Controllers you need! Twin 2 also has a side-chain input, which feeds the Envelope Followers and can be used to trigger the Envelope Generators. There's also our improved MIDI Learn system, which makes it easy to connect your hardware controllers to Twin's parameters.

... and a brand new look!

One of the first things you'll notice, is Twin 2's brand new user interface. We have put a lot of effort into ensuring that Twin is still extremely easy to use, even with all its new features! We improved the top section by introducing Component Buttons: multi-purpose buttons that both show the state of a component (oscillator, filter or delay) and let you alter the values of its most important parameters using XY mouse movements. Together, the component buttons show you the internal routing of the synthesizer.

The bottom section of FabFilter Twin has the what-you-use-is-what-you-see modulation interface, introduced earlier in Volcano 2. The idea is simple yet powerful: Do you want an extra Envelope Generator? Just add one! Do you want an XY Controller? Just add one and start modulating things! At all times, the interface only contains modulation sources and slots that you are actually using. This results in an elegant user interface that experienced producers and novices alike will embrace. Finally, the traditional modulation slots from Twin 1 are replaced by a far more intuitive slot view per modulation source!

FabFilter Twin 2

Modulation madness

Twin 2 brings new and improved modulation sources and because of our improved interface, you don't have to worry about how many sources you have: there are enough sources to keep you busy for a long time! Modulation connections are still extremely easy to make via drag-and-drop.

Our improved XLFO offers you anything from a simple sine wave to a fully programmable 16-step sequencer. The Envelope Generators and Envelope Followers can make use of the plug-in's side-chain signal, the XY Controllers are a great way to make your presets more fun to play with, and the new MIDI modulation sources let you modulate parameters using any form of MIDI data.


If you have spent some time with Twin 2, you will find use for it in any kind of project. The best way to discover what you can do with it is to explore the vast library of presets. Find out what a variety of effects you can create, and use them as a starting point for your own explorations.

FabFilter Twin 2 is available in VST, VST3, AU (Audio Units) and AAX Native formats (all both 64-bit and 32-bit), as well as RTAS (32-bit only), for Mac OS X and Windows.

Windows requirements:

32-bit: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP

64-bit: Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista (x64)

VST 2/3 host or Pro Tools

Mac OS X requirements:

32-bit: OS X 10.6 or higher

64-bit: OS X 10.6 or higher

AU or VST 2/3 host or Pro Tools

Intel processor

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See Also
Using FabFilter Twin 2
Upgrading to Twin 2