Although FabFilter Twin 2 is often more useful as a VST,
Audio Units or AAX plug-in because you can combine it with other instruments, you can also
run it as a stand-alone application in Windows. To start the stand-alone version, click
Start, Programs, and then click FabFilter Twin 2.
Note: On 64-bit Windows, you need to install the 32-bit version of Twin 2 as
well to be able to use the stand-alone version. It is not included in the 64-bit installer.
The Windows stand-alone version looks just like the plugin, but it adds a small Options button
next to the Preset button to configure the input and output settings. Click it to bring up the
The stand-alone version can use either ASIO or DirectX drivers, when you select an ASIO driver,
an options button will appear. The driver-specific options dialog will let you specify buffer
Selects the size of the playback buffer in samples. Smaller buffers give less latency and a
faster response, but they can also cause audible clicks and other playback problems. You should
select the smallest buffer size that still works reliably.
Selects the desired sample rate in Hz. Some sample rates may not be supported by your sound
card, in which case no audio will be played.
Midi In Port
Selects the external MIDI input port that your MIDI keyboard is attached to.
Selects the sound card that will be used for playback. DirectX and ASIO sound cards are
All changes will take effect immediately, so you can try different settings before closing the
dialog. Click OK to make your changes permanent and close the dialog.