The included factory presets give a great overview of what you can do with FabFilter Twin 3.
You can either use the presets as they are, or tweak them further to create your own unique
The preset button shows the name of the current preset. If you have changed the preset by
adjusting one or more parameters, the name is dimmed to indicate that this is not the
original preset anymore.
Click the preset button to open the preset browser:
The preset browser shows all presets grouped in folders, with the current preset highlighted in
A preset can contain extra information: author, tags and a
description, which is shown in the panel on the right. These fields are present
in all factory presets and can of course be edited as well: just double
click the author or description. To add a tag, click the + button.
Double-click a tag to rename it, or hover over the tag and click the x button
to remove it.
You can browse and select presets in various ways:
- Of course, you can simply browse using the mouse. Hover over folders to open them,
and click on a preset to load it. If you move the mouse outside the browser after selecting
a preset, the browser will close. Otherwise, it will stay open so you can look around and
try multiple presets, or edit their information.
- Within the preset browser, you can use the arrow keys
to navigate, and the Enter key to load a preset and close the browser. Use the right arrow key
to load a preset without closing the browser. Press the Esc key to
close the browser without selecting anything.
- You can also click the previous/next arrow buttons around the preset button to explore presets
one by one without opening the preset browser.
- ... and while the browser is open, use the [ and ] keys to load the
next or previous preset directly.
Searching, filtering and favorites
In the preset browser, you can start typing to search through
the presets, filtering on folder name, preset name or tag. While typing, the preset
browser automatically filter the current selection and update itself to show the
resulting sub set. If you've first started browsing by mouse, just click the
Search field and type to start filtering again.
You can also mark presets as favorite, by clicking the star icon next to
the preset name in the preset details panel. Click the star icon next to the Search field to
show only your favorites.
Preset browser options
Click the Options button at the right bottom of the main list to open a
menu with extra options:
- When Type To Search is enabled, you can start typing to search, right after you've
clicked the preset button. Disabling this will always require a click in the Search field
to start searching. This might be handy, for example if you're working without a MIDI keyboard and
use letters on your computer keyboard to play notes.
When Enable MIDI Program Changes is active, you can load presets via MIDI program change
and bank select messages. The corresponding bank/program numbers are then shown in front of
the preset name (for example: (0/65) My Preset). This means that you can load that
preset by first sending a Bank Select message to select bank 0 and then sending a Program Change
message to select program 65.
Important: All the presets in your preset
folder are numbered automatically, starting with bank 0 and program 0. This way, you are able
to access any of the presets via MIDI. However, this also means that when you add new presets
to the menu, bank/program numbers of other presets might change. Be aware of this when recording
program changes in a session! We recommend to create a dedicated folder in your presets folder
for your program changes, and name it with two leading underscores (e.g. "__Programs") to
ensure it's the first folder in your preset collection and the presets in this folder start with
bank 0 and program 0.
- The Default Sound preset is loaded
automatically when FabFilter Twin 3 is started. To change the default settings, simply
overwrite this preset by clicking Save As Default.
- To open a preset outside the presets folder, click
Open Other Preset. This might be useful if someone sends you a preset by email, for
- To change the location where the presets for Twin 3 are stored, choose
Change Preset Folder and select the desired folder.
- If somehow the factory presets are lost or not installed properly, click
Restore Factory Presets to restore them.
- If needed, for example after you've manually removed or added files in the folder
while Twin 3 is open, click Refresh to rescan the preset folder.
Compatibility with Twin 1 an 2
All presets created with Twin 1 and 2 can be loaded in Twin 3. If Twin 1/2 is also installed
on your computer, your Twin 1/2 presets will be accessible via the V1 Preset Folder
submenu in the preset menu. The factory presets for Twin 1 are also included in the Twin 3
factory presets, so you only need to use the V1 Preset Folder submenu to access presets you might
have created yourself.
You can read more about compatibility between Twin 1, 2 and Twin 3 in Upgrading to Twin 3. Please take some time to read it if you are
planning to replace Twin 1 or 2 instances with Twin 3 instances in your songs.
Next: Saving presets