FabFilter Timeless 2 Help
FabFilter Timeless 2 is available in both VST 2 and VST 3 formats. They can be installed and used both at the same time. The VST 3 format offers easy side-chaining and is more CPU-friendly in some cases, but it can only be used by hosts that support it, for example recent versions of Cubase, Studio One or FL Studio. The VST 2 format is compatible with a larger variety of hosts.
For the VST 2 format, there are two versions of the FabFilter Timeless 2 plug-in, one with and one without external side chain input:
The default VST plug-in does not have external side chain support because some hosts (e.g. older versions of Steinberg WaveLab) will not work correctly otherwise.
The external side chain feature in FabFilter Timeless 2 (SC) works well in some hosts, like Ableton Live and Reaper.
With Steinberg Cubase, it is recommended to use the VST 3 plug-in. With the VST 2 plug-in, you need to do the following to use an external side chain input:
Note: In earlier versions of Cubase, the Group/FX tab is missing from the VST Connections window. In this case, you must pan the input track to the front of the quadro bus, and the side chain track to the rear of the quadro bus.
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