The interface of FabFilter Pro-DS is designed to be easy to use while providing all necessary
information and controls. It consists of the following elements:
Real-time level display
In the top section of the plug-in, the real-time moving level display and the level meters show
you at a glance what's happening to your audio. The unaffected output level is shown in
transparent grey, while affected parts (where gain reduction is applied) are shown in light
green. See Metering.
Level metering At the right of the interface, the output level
meter, gain reduction meter and their read-outs provide an immediate overview of the current
output and gain reduction levels. See Metering.
Using the large yellow Threshold and Range knobs, and the high-pass and low-pass filter
sliders, you can set up basic de-essing functionality. These controls determine the amount of
gain reduction and the frequency range on which the de-esser will trigger. To the right of the
large knobs, you can toggle between the highly intelligent Single Vocal and classic Allround
modes. See Basic controls.
Advanced controls Centered in the interface, under the Mode buttons,
you can toggle between Wide Band and Split Band processing, and between using the internal or
external input for the side-chain. See Advanced
Stereo linking and lookahead
Next to the level meters, at the right of the interface, you can control the amount of stereo
linking (with optional Mid-only or Side-only processing), and lookahead time. See Advanced controls.
MIDI Learn lets you easily associate any MIDI controller with any plug-in parameter.
See MIDI Learn.
The Oversampling setting sets the amount of internal oversampling, which reduces possible
aliasing for fast/aggressive de-essing at the cost of additional CPU usage. See Oversampling.
Input and output options
On the far right of the bottom bar, you can bypass the entire plug-in and adjust the initial
input and final output levels. See Input and output
Presets, undo, A/B, help
With the preset buttons, you can easily browse through the factory presets or save your own
settings so you can re-use them in other songs. The Undo, Redo, A/B and Copy buttons at the top
of the plug-in interface enable you to undo your changes and switch between different states of
the plug-in. Finally, the Help menu provides access to help and version information.
See Loading presets and Undo, redo, A/B switch.