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Loading presets

The included factory presets give a great overview of what you can do with FabFilter Twin 2. You can either use the presets as they are, or tweak them further to create your own unique sounds.

FabFilter Twin 2 - Preset menu

  • To load a preset, click the preset button. The presets menu will appear with all available presets. Click a menu item to load that preset. The currently selected preset is highlighted with check marks.
  • To explore the presets one by one, click on the little arrow buttons to the left and right of the main preset button. This will load the previous or next preset in the menu.

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.


  • The Default Sound preset is loaded automatically when FabFilter Twin 2 is started. To change the default settings, simply overwrite this preset by clicking Options > Save As Default in the presets menu.
  • To browse presets without delay use the "0 Lock" setting for the Delay Enabled switch below the Wet level/pan knob to make sure a delay setting is loaded but not used. See Delay section.
  • When you find an XY Controller used in a preset we suggest you try what it does to the sound!
  • To open a preset outside the presets folder, click Options > Open Other Preset. This might be useful if someone sends you a preset by e-mail, for example.
  • If somehow the factory presets are lost or not installed properly, click Options > Restore Factory Presets in the preset menu to restore them.

MIDI Program Change and Bank Select

Loading a presets can also be done via MIDI, using Bank Select and Program Change messages. Click Options > Enable MIDI Program Changes in the preset menu to enable or disable this feature. When enabled, the corresponding bank/program numbers are shown in front of the preset name (for example: (2/65) My Preset). This means that you can load that preset by first sending a Bank Select message to select bank 2 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!

Compatibility with Twin 1

All presets created with Twin 1 can be loaded in Twin 2. If Twin 1 is also installed on your computer, your Twin 1 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 2 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 and Twin 2 in Upgrading to Twin 2. Please take some time to read it if you are planning to replace Twin 1 instances with Twin 2 instances in your songs.

Next: Saving presets

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