FabFilter Pro-Q 3 online help

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Quick start

The installer will copy the FabFilter Pro-Q 3 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-Q 3 from the menu that appears. To use the MIDI features in Pro-Q 3, create a new MIDI track and set its output to the Pro-Q 3 instance you have just created. (The VST 3 version of Pro-Q 3 can be found in the EQ section.)
  • Logic Pro
    Choose an empty insert slot on one of your audio tracks, instrument tracks or buses and select FabFilter Pro-Q 3 from the pop-up menu. You will find FabFilter Pro-Q 3 in the Audio Units > FabFilter section (named FF Pro-Q 3).
  • Ableton Live
    In Session view, select the track you would like to place FabFilter Pro-Q 3 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-Q 3, 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-Q 3 from the pop-up menu in the EQ section.

To begin, just open the plug-in and drag the yellow line in the display or double-click anywhere to create new EQ bands. Enjoy!


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