FabFilter Timeless 3 online help

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Upgrading to Timeless 3

Upgrading from Timeless 1 or 2 to Timeless 3 is safe and easy: installing Timeless 3 will not replace or delete the previous versions of the plug-in. All versions will co-exist and can be used at the same time. This ensures that you can open old songs that use Timeless 1 or 2 without problems!

Timeless 1/2 presets

All presets created with Timeless 1 or 2 can be loaded in Timeless 3, although they may sound slightly different due to changes in the new plug-in version. If you upgraded from version 1 or 2 to the new version, your original presets will be accessible via the V1/V2 Preset Folders item in the preset menu. See also Loading presets.

Replacing a Timeless 1 or 2 instance by Timeless 3

If you are working on a song and want to replace a Timeless version 1 or 2 instance with the new Timeless 3, we advise you to do the following:

  • First, save the current setting of the original Timeless instance as a FabFilter preset in the Timeless 1 or 2 preset folder.
  • Then, remove the original Timeless instance and add Timeless 3 in its place.
  • Finally, load the V1/V2 preset that you just created into Timeless 3 via the Preset Folder submenu in the preset menu.


Because the feature set of Timeless 3 has changed fundamentally, any automation data that has been written by a Timeless 1 instance cannot be read correctly by Timeless 3.

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