FabFilter Pro-DS online help

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Quick start

The installer will copy the FabFilter Pro-DS plug-in into the common VST, VST 3, AU (macOS only) and Pro Tools plug-in folders on your computer. On macOS, the global plug-in folders in /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins are used.

In most cases, your host will then recognize the plugin automatically. However, if the instructions below do not work, see Manual installation instead.

  • Cubase
    Choose an empty insert slot, for example in the Mixer, and select FabFilter Pro-DS from the menu that appears. To use the MIDI features in Pro-DS, create a new MIDI track and set its output to the Pro-DS instance you have just created. (The VST 3 version of Pro-DS can be found in the Dynamics section.)
  • Logic Pro
    Choose an empty insert slot on one of your audio tracks, instrument tracks or buses and select FabFilter Pro-DS from the pop-up menu. You will find FabFilter Pro-DS in the Audio Units > FabFilter section (named FF Pro-DS).
  • Ableton Live
    In Session view, select the track you would like to place FabFilter Pro-DS on, for example by clicking the track name. At the left top of Ableton Live's interface, click on the Plug-in Device Browser icon (third icon from the top). From the plug-ins list, double-click FabFilter/FabFilter Pro-DS, or drag it onto the track.
  • Pro Tools
    Choose an empty insert slot on one of your audio tracks, instrument tracks or buses and select FabFilter Pro-DS from the pop-up menu in the Dynamics section.

To begin, just open the plug-in and adjust the Threshold and Range knobs. Enjoy!


Next: FabFilter Pro-DS overview

See Also
About FabFilter Pro-DS

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