FabFilter Pro-Q 3 – The next generation advanced equalizer plugin
FabFilter Pro-Q 3 adds a variety of new features to the already hugely popular advanced equalizer plugin.
One of the biggest new additions in FabFilter Pro-Q 3 is the new Dynamic EQ feature, this allows you to create varying levels on equalization depending on the input material, similar to how a compressor works but only effecting what is in that frequency band. FabFilter Pro-Q 3 sees refinement to the Spectrum Grab feature, which now automatically displays resonant frequencies using helpful tooltips.
FabFilter’s new EQ introduces per-band mid-side or stereo selection, and even supports surround sound up to 712 dolby atmos allowing for incredibly advanced m/s processing on multiple sources. FabFilter Pro-Q has always had an incredibly intuitive interface allowing for quick workflow, particularly with the new surround options – displaying icons for which speakers are being processed.
FabFilter have also refined the EQ-Match algorithms within FabFilter Pro-Q 3, making for more accurate corrective EQing or sonic matching. They have also made sure the plugin stays highly optimized for CPU efficiency, as their plugins are known for.
Another huge feature in FabFilter Pro-Q 3 is the ability for multiple instances of the plugin to communicate with each other, more specifically to send spectrum display information. This allows you to superimpose multiple spectrum analyzers from other instances of FabFilter Pro-Q 3 in your project. This is great making sure elements aren’t clashing in the mix as you can quickly tell whether they’re occupying the same frequency range.
FabFilter Pro-Q 3 also sees the introduction of a new“brick-wall” slope which is an incredibly steep EQ curve, with a surprisingly natural response considering. They’ve also added a new “flat tilt” curve, which is essentially a quick tone control that doesn’t change the overall characteristic of the sound too much.
FabFilter Pro-Q 3 is going for USD $179 (Around R2500)
For more information check out the FabFilter website.