FabFilter Saturn 2 online help

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Quick start

The installer will copy the FabFilter Saturn 2 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.

  • Pro Tools
    Choose an empty insert slot on one of your audio tracks, instrument tracks or buses and select FabFilter Saturn 2 from the pop-up menu in the Harmonic section.
  • Studio One
    Click the '+' button next to the Inserts tab of an audio track, instrument track or bus and select 'FabFilter Saturn 2' from the drop-down menu.
  • Logic Pro
    Choose an empty insert slot on one of your audio tracks, instrument tracks or buses and select FabFilter Saturn 2 from the pop-up menu. You will find FabFilter Saturn 2 in the Audio Units > FabFilter section (named FF Saturn 2).
  • Ableton Live
    In Session view, select the track you would like to place FabFilter Saturn 2 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 Saturn 2, or drag it onto the track.
  • Cubase
    Choose an empty insert slot, for example in the Mixer, and select FabFilter Saturn 2 from the menu that appears. To use the MIDI features in Saturn 2, create a new MIDI track and set its output to the Saturn 2 instance you have just created. (The VST 3 version of Saturn 2 can be found in the Distortion section.)

Use the Presets button at the top of the plug-in interface to try different settings from the many factory presets that are bundled with FabFilter Saturn 2. Have fun!


Next: FabFilter Saturn 2 overview

See Also
VST plug-in versions
Loading presets

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