FabFilter Pro-Q 2 online help

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Overview

The interface of FabFilter Pro-Q 2 is simple and straightforward. The interactive EQ display fills the whole plug-in window, and lets you create and adjust EQ bands with the mouse. When you create or select bands, the band controls will appear, floating above the display, positioned under the selected bands. Using the band controls, you can change the settings of the currently selected EQ bands. The bottom bar offers features like processing mode (zero latency, Natural Phase or linear phase), channel mode (stereo or mid/side), spectrum analyzer settings, global bypass, phase-invert, auto-gain, gain scale and output level/panning.

  • Interactive EQ display
    The interactive EQ display shows you in a glance what's going on and lets you easily create and edit EQ bands. See Display and workflow.
  • Band selection controls
    The controls below the EQ display adjust the parameters of the currently selected EQ bands in the display. See Band controls.
  • Processing mode
    FabFilter Pro-Q 2 can work in zero-latency mode, Natural Phase mode or in linear-phase mode with variable processing resolution. See Processing mode.
  • Channel mode
    Each EQ band either works on both stereo channels, or on a single channel. The Channel Mode button in the bottom bar toggles between left/right and mid/side processing. See Stereo options.
  • Spectrum analyzer and EQ Match
    Via the Analyzer button, you can enable or disable the real-time spectrum analyzers for the pre-EQ, post-EQ and side-chain signals, and you can customize the analyzer settings. See Spectrum Analyzer. Via the same settings panel, you can also access EQ Match mode, which lets you match the spectrum of a reference signal. See EQ Match.
  • Output options
    On the far right of the bottom bar, you can bypass the entire plug-in, invert the output phase, enabled or disable auto-gain, show/hide the output metering, apply an overall gain scale and adjust the output level and panning. See Output options.
  • Resize and Full Screen mode
    Using the Resize button at the right of the bottom bar, you can choose a desired interface size. In addition, using the Full Screen button at the right top corner, you can enter Full Screen mode, in which Pro-Q 2 fills the whole screen. See Full Screen mode and resizing.
  • Piano display
    Using the Piano Display button, you can toggle between the normal frequency scale and a piano keyboard display, via which you can easily quantize band frequencies. See Piano display.
  • MIDI learn
    MIDI Learn lets you easily associate any MIDI controller with any plug-in parameter. See MIDI Learn.
  • 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.


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