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About FabFilter Pro-R 2

As one of the most used effects in the audio world, reverbs come in all forms and flavors. From convolution (impulse response or IR) processors, to algorithmic models or emulations of vintage classics, you have probably tried them all. While convolution reverbs may sound convincing, they are not very flexible and often so dense that it's difficult to make them fit in a mix. On the other hand, many algorithmic reverbs are not dense enough, sound artificial or offer so many technical options that they are simply too difficult to set up.

For us, a high-quality algorithmic reverb should sound natural or vintage, has enough density and still sits in the mix perfectly without causing undesirable coloration or phase problems. At the same time, it should not confuse you with over-technical controls and too many options, but must be easy to set up and a joy to work with. With FabFilter Pro-R 2, we have aimed to create just that.

FabFilter Pro-R 2

New in version 2

  • Added full immersive / Dolby Atmos functionality, with channel layouts up to 9.1.6. A lot of time has been spent to implement surround cross feeding, resulting in an exceptionally convincing 'sense of space'.
  • Introducing two brand-new reverb algorithms: Vintage and Plate.
  • Added a Ducking control, offering a fast and easy way to get better separation between wet and dry signals.
  • Added a Thickness control, which applies an intuitive combination of density and saturation. Note: The audible effect can vary quite a lot depending on the program material.
  • Added Impulse response import feature. You can now import IR files (WAV and AIFF), which will be analyzed by Pro-R, after which it will choose proper settings, decay rate and output EQ, to match the sound of the IR as well as possible. Try it, it's magic!
  • Added Auto Gate functionality, including a gate time and host sync options.
  • Added optional Speakers options for Decay Rate and Post EQ curves in surround/immersive layouts, offering much more control over decay times in a room model.
  • Added mid/side and L/R option for the output EQ curves.
  • Added Freeze button.
  • Introducing a full-featured preset browser, with support for tags, favorites and easy searching and filtering.
  • Added output level metering.
  • Added optional piano display scale for the interactive reverb display.
  • Increased Decay Rate knob range to go from 25% to 400%.

Other key features

  • Beautifully designed room models, ranging from small ambiences and rooms to large concert halls and huge cathedrals.
  • Carefully developed to easily fit in the mix, without causing undesirable coloration, density or phase problems.
  • Gorgeous Retina interface with large interactive reverb display featuring Decay Rate EQ and Post EQ curves.
  • Very easy to set up, with comprehensible, non-technical controls:
    • Stepless Space control, which smartly and smoothly combines the room model and decay time of the reverb. You can choose from over a dozen carefully designed room models and seamlessly vary between them, without hearing clicks or unwanted artifacts.
    • Decay Rate control, changing the overall decay time from 50% to 200% of the current Space setting.
    • Intelligent Stereo Width control, ranging from pure mono to true stereo and beyond.
    • Distance control to adjust the proximity to the sound source in the selected space.
    • The Character control changes the sound from a clean, transparent decay, to a lively reverb with pronounced reflections and echoes, all the way to an over-modulated chorus-like effect.
    • Perfectly tuned Brightness knob, affecting not only overall brightness, but also the decay of high frequencies.
    • Mix knob with a Lock Mix option, which prevents preset loading from overriding the current mix setting.
    • Predelay knob, ranging from 0 to 500 ms, with optional host tempo sync.
  • Innovative 6-band Decay Rate EQ, with Low/High Shelf, Bell and Notch filters. Compared to the commonly used low- and high crossover system, the Decay Rate EQ opens a world of possibilities by giving you full control over the decay rate at different frequencies.
  • 6-band Post EQ to equalize the final reverb sound, with Low/High Cut up to 96 dB/oct, Low/High Shelf and Bell filters. Together with the Decay Rate EQ, this lets you design reverbs of any style and character.
  • Real-time spectrum analyzer that also visualizes the decay time at different frequencies.
  • Full Screen mode, offering a large analyzer display and reverb Decay Rate EQ and Post EQ controller.
  • Multiple interface sizes and scaling options.
  • Supports common Pro Tools hardware control surfaces.

FabFilter Pro-R 2 is available in VST, VST3, CLAP, AU (Audio Units), AAX Native and AudioSuite formats.

Windows requirements

Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 or Vista

64-bit or 32-bit

VST 2/3 or CLAP host, or Pro Tools

macOS requirements

macOS 10.13 or higher (64-bit only)

VST 2/3, AU or CLAP host, or Pro Tools

Intel or Apple Silicon processor

In addition, you can find the AUv3 version of Pro-R 2 for iPad in the iOS App Store.

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Using FabFilter Pro-R 2

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