FabFilter releases FabFilter Pro-Q 2.01 update

September 22 2014, 12:00
FabFilter announced the release of FabFilter Pro-Q 2.01, a free update for existing Pro-Q 2 users with improvements to the piano display and solo mode along with various bug fixes. Just released in August 2014, FabFilter Pro-Q 2 is a major update to the Pro-Q equalizer plug-in with new features such as Full Screen mode, Natural Phase processing, Auto Gain, Spectrum Grab, Gain-Q interaction and universal filter slope support.

The new FabFilter Pro-Q 2.01 update improves the piano display, allowing to drag multiple selected curves in parallel, and double-clicking the piano display creates a new curve at this position.There’s also an improved solo mode for Bell and Notch filters to better isolate the frequency area of interest. When soloing Low/High-Cut filters, the Q value now always stays the same, making it easier to just fine-tune the frequency.

The free updated also adds support for displaying the current EQ curve in Avid's S6 control surface and fixes a bug in the Auto Gain feature, which would not correctly compensate bands that are in per-channel mode (L/R or M/S). For example, splitting a stereo band would double the auto gain effect. This now works as intended while preserving compatibility with existing saved sessions. When working with an existing session that uses Auto Gain, simply disable and re-enable Auto Gain to get the new behavior.

The new version also fixes several bugs in the VST3 and AU plugins and a bug in Natural Phase mode that could cause an incorrect frequency response with some rare combinations of frequency and slope settings with Low Cut and Notch filters. Also fixes a bug when double-clicking a control to enter a new value: clicking outside the input box now accepts the new value while previously it would discard it.

FabFilter Pro-Q 2 is available for EUR 149, USD 199 or GBP 124, supporting both Windows and Mac OS X in VST and VST 3, Audio Units, AAX, RTAS and AudioSuite plug-in formats. Bundles with FabFilter Pro-Q 2 and other FabFilter plug-ins are also available.

System requirements on Windows are either Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP and a VST 2/3 host or Pro Tools, or Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with Intel processor, and an Audio Units host, VST 2/3 host, or Pro Tools. Both 32-bit and 64-bit hosts are supported.

The FabFilter Pro-Q 2.01 update is now ready for download.
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