FabFilter Timeless 2 comes with two high-quality filters, each with no less than eleven
different sound characteristics. These multimode filters are based on our award winning filters
first developed for FabFilter One. You can use them individually or combine filter
characteristics to create your own sounds in any way imaginable. Both filters are stereo
The filter buttons let you easily adjust the main filter parameters, simply by clicking and
dragging on the button. As soon as you move the mouse cursor over a filter button, value displays
will pop up to show the current values of the associated parameters.
Click and then drag horizontally or vertically to change the filter
frequency and peak parameters. You can change the filter
panning and response curve parameters instead by holding down
the Ctrl key on Windows, or the Command key on macOS.
To view all filter parameters, click the one of the filter buttons once. This will expand
the filter section to show the complete filter interface. Click the filter button again to hide
the interface. While the filter section is expanded, you can scroll the top section of
Timeless' interface with the left and right scroll buttons at the far ends of the
Hold down Shift while dragging to adjust only one parameter in the direction in
which you move the mouse cursor.
Hold down Alt while dragging to adjust parameters in both filters in parallel.
You can also adjust the component buttons with the mouse wheel. On Windows, most mouse
wheels only work vertically, but you can hold down the Ctrl and Shift keys
simultaneously for horizontal adjustments.
The filter buttons have an on/off switch in the left top corner, to quickly enable or
disable the filter.
We strongly suggest for you to try all these movements yourself, and you'll find it's a great
aid in quickly setting up the filters in Timeless the way you like. The most important parameters
are always available, and if you need access to all parameters, they are just a mouse click
Tip: You can turn off the parameter value displays for the filter buttons
with the Show Component Displays option in the Help menu.
Above the filter buttons, the filter routing can be set. There are three
different ways of configuring the filters in the audio signal path:
Serial will put both left and right channel of the delay lines first thru filter 1
and than thru filter 2.
Parallel: The output of delay line 1 into both filter 1 and 2, and the output of
delay line 2 into both filter 1 and 2.
Per channel: delay lines and filters are working in 2 groups. Delay line 1 uses
filter 1 and delay line 2 uses filter 2.