FabFilter Timeless 2 online help

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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 filters.


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 interface.
  • 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 away.

Tip: You can turn off the parameter value displays for the filter buttons with the Show Component Displays option in the Help menu.

Filter routing

Above the filter buttons, the filter routing can be set. There are three different ways of configuring the filters in the audio signal path:

  1. Serial will put both left and right channel of the delay lines first thru filter 1 and than thru filter 2.

  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.

  3. Per channel: delay lines and filters are working in 2 groups. Delay line 1 uses filter 1 and delay line 2 uses filter 2.

Next: Filter parameters

See Also
Interactive filter display
Section presets

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