FabFilter Timeless 2's interface is divided into multiple sections:
Presets, undo, A/B, help
The Undo, Redo, A/B and Copy buttons at the top of the plug-in interface enable you to undo
your changes and switch between different states of the plug-in. With the preset buttons, you
can easily browse through the vast library of factory presets or save your own settings so you
can re-use them in other songs. The Help button provides access to the help file and other
information and options.
Feedback and delays
This is where the magic begins. The delay time is controlled by a big knob and can be
synchronized to the host tempo. Both delay lines have there own feedback and cross feedback
knobs which determine the amount of repeats. See Delay
And in the filter section, the magic goes on! Our state-of-the-art multimode filters let you
morph the delayed sounds, adding filtering effects ranging from gentle sweeps up to
self-oscillating madness. See Filters.
Here you control the audio output gain. The dry (unprocessed) signal and the output of the
delay lines have their own output volume knobs. (The input gain control is located at the far
left of the plug-in.) See Input/Output stage.
The modulation button shows or hides the entire modulation section at the bottom of the
interface. FabFilter Timeless 2 offers virtually unlimited modulation possibilities, but all
this power might be a bit intimidating. That's why the modulation section is hidden by default,
and you can look 'under the hood' when you want to tweak a preset or design your own.
Modulation slots and sources
The bottom section contains the modulation sources. The modulation section in Timeless 2 is
fully modular — but without the cables! We found a simple way to show you everything that is
modulating, and what is modulated by what. Above each modulation source, the modulation slots
show exactly what targets are modulated by this source and let you adjust the amount of
modulation. You can very easily set up modulation connections with drag-and-drop. All in all, we think we made sound design easier
and more fun!
MIDI Learn, channel mode, output options
The bottom bar contains the MIDI Learn feature which sets up any
MIDI controller to control any plug-in parameter. Next, we find the channel mode option for
Mid/Side channel mode, the auto-mute self-oscillation option, and a monitoring option that
lets you listen to the dry input and side-chain signals.
The resize button in the lower-right corner lets you choose between normal and wide interface
layouts. The wide layout eliminates scrolling in the top part of the interface and provides
more space for the modulation sources at the bottom of the interface. Most hosts support
dynamic resizing of the interface; otherwise just close and re-open the interface window.