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 Pro-Q 2 by FabFilter is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin, an RTAS Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
Pro-Q 2
Product Pro-Q 2
Developer FabFilter
Price (MSRP) €149 / $179 / £114
Type / Tags
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Operating System Availability
Download Released
 2.11    Download Released
System Requirements
32-bit: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP
64-bit: Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista (x64)
VST 2/3 host or Pro Tools
 2.11    Download Released
System Requirements
OS X 10.6 or higher
AU or VST 2/3 host or Pro Tools
Intel processor
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The FabFilter Pro-Q 2 equalizer plug-in combines high sound quality and a gorgeous, innovative interface with unrivalled ease of use.

Effortlessly sculpt your sound

FabFilter Pro-Q 2 is designed to help you achieve your sound in the quickest way possible. Via the large interactive EQ display, you can create bands where you need them and select and edit multiple bands at once. Unique features like Spectrum Grab, Full Screen mode and EQ Match will speed up your workflow even more.

Mixing and mastering features

Pro-Q 2 offers everything that a demanding engineer could wish for: top quality linear phase operation in addition to the zero latency and unique Natural Phase modes, Mid/Side processing, variable stereo placement of EQ bands, an intelligent solo feature, optional Auto Gain and a built-in, fully customizable spectrum analyzer.

Key Features:

  • Highest possible sound quality.

  • Gorgeous interface with large interactive EQ display, multi-band selection and editing for maximum ease and efficiency.

  • Different interface sizes and additional Full Screen mode
    Up to 24 EQ bands.

  • Operates in zero latency mode, linear phase mode with adjustable latency or the unique Natural Phase mode.

  • Spectrum Grab: just grab and adjust a peak in the real-time spectrum analyzer right away.

  • Filter shapes: Bell, Notch, High/Low Shelf, High/Low Cut, Band Pass, Tilt Shelf.

  • Universal filter slope support for all filter types, up to 96 dB/oct.

  • Intelligent solo mode makes it easy to find problem frequencies and hear the effect of a band.

  • EQ Match feature to automatically match the spectrum of another track via the side-chain input.

  • Each band can operate on the stereo signals or on the left or right channels independently for per-channel EQ-ing.

  • Phase Invert option to change polarity.

  • Highly improved CPU optimization: Pro-Q 2 uses less memory and is more than twice as efficient as its predecessor.

  • Mid/side mode where you can EQ the mid and side signals separately
    Optional Gain-Q interaction.

  • Auto Gain and Gain Scale.

  • Built-in spectrum analyzer with Pre-EQ, Post-EQ and SC modes, adjustable range, speed, resolution, tilt and freeze.

  • GPU-powered graphics acceleration.

  • Optional piano roll display to quantize EQ frequencies to musical notes.

  • Double-click text entry of parameter values.

  • Different display ranges: 3 dB and 6 dB ranges for mastering, 12 dB and 30 dB for mixing.

  • Large output level meter with peak level readout.

  • Stereo and mono plug-ins available.

  • Supports common Pro Tools hardware control surfaces.

  • MIDI Learn.

  • Undo/redo and A/B comparison.

  • Smart Parameter Interpolation.

  • Sample-accurate automation of all parameters.

  • Extensive help file with interactive help hints.

  • Available in VST, VST3, Audio Units, AAX Native and AudioSuite formats (all both 64-bit and 32-bit), as well as RTAS (32-bit only)


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Discussion: Active


28 August 2014 at 9:15amstardustmedia

Is that an update? Since it installs parallel, it should be seen as a product of its own.

29 August 2014 at 10:13amEclectus

Yes and no, I think. They are no longer selling Pro-Q 1 on their website, so according to Fabfilter I would think that it really is an update. I believe that the parallel install is a compatibility measure. It prevents us from having to update our existing projects.

2 March 2015 at 2:56pmmackietron

'Upgrading to Pro-Q 2

Upgrading from Pro-Q version 1 to the new Pro-Q 2 is safe and easy: installing Pro-Q 2 willnot replace or delete the previous Pro-Q 1 plug-in. Both versions will co-exist and can both be used at the same time. This ensures that you can open old songs that use Pro-Q 1 without problems! Of course, FabFilter Pro-Q 2 opens all presets from Pro-Q 1 without problems. See Upgrading to Pro-Q 2 for more information.'


28 August 2014 at 4:29pmaudiosabre

The price is actually £124, not £149.


16 January 2017 at 4:08ammoonchunk

Anyone have both this and Spline EQ by Photosounder, and have an opinion on whether this is better/equal/worse? Both have linear EQ capabilities and I'm curious if anyone feels that one is more transparent than the other, more useable or preferable in some way, etc.

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Pro-Q 2

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