FabFilter Pro-Q 3

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MogwaiBoy
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3026 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Post Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:45 pm

Is it 64-bit internal precision? Cuz according to Plugindoctor, Pro-Q 2 may not have been...

Re: Bmaniac - he totally is. Dude's beyond the Thunderdome cray cray.

Armadillo
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2034 posts since 31 Dec, 2002 from London, UK

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3 Coming Soon...

Post Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:03 pm

I haven't got around to trying it yet, but I've noticed the word 'sidechain' during the walkthrough. Yet, I haven't seen anything like Neutron/Trackspacer's sidechain, where the bass would duck on one track when the kick hits on another. Is that possible at all?

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plexuss
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2681 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3 Coming Soon...

Post Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:29 pm

Armadillo wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:03 pm
I haven't got around to trying it yet, but I've noticed the word 'sidechain' during the walkthrough. Yet, I haven't seen anything like Neutron/Trackspacer's sidechain, where the bass would duck on one track when the kick hits on another. Is that possible at all?
No. :phones:
External side chaining
FabFilter Pro-Q 3 offers the possibility of feeding an external signal to its side chain, so that you can visualize the signal in the Analyzer, comparing it with the pre-EQ and post-EQ spectrums. Also, you can use the SC input to let Pro-Q 3 match its spectrum, using EQ Match. Feeding a signal to a plug-in's side-chain inputs works slightly different in various hosts. This topic describes the procedure for some of the most popular hosts around: Cubase, Logic Pro, Ableton Live and Pro Tools. To explain how it works, we use a scenario with two tracks. The first one contains the audio that we want to process with Pro-Q 3, which we'll call the main track from now. The second track contains the audio that we want to route to Pro-Q 3's external side-chain input. We'll call this track the side chain track. After setting up everything according to the instructions below for your host, you can check whether everything is routed correctly. Play the audio and make sure you've chosen the 'Side Chain' item from the external spectrum list in the Analyzer panel. Confirm that FabFilter Pro-Q 3 shows the side-chain spectrum now.

highkoo
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3813 posts since 26 Jun, 2004

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3 Coming Soon...

Post Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:07 pm

Off topic, but FF needs to make a multi-out band-splitter widget with their slick GUI...
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perpetual3
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512 posts since 28 Sep, 2012

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3 Coming Soon...

Post Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:30 pm

bmanic wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:44 pm
perpetual3 wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:41 pm
Lesha wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:26 pm
perpetual3 wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:20 pm
Hey bManiac
:lol:
Don’t get what’s so funny.
A slight difference between a manic personality and a maniac? Both descriptors do suit my personality though. :hihi:
Oh my god I feel like a fool.

bill45
KVRAF
2345 posts since 15 Jun, 2006

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3 Coming Soon...

Post Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:07 pm

bmanic wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:29 pm
You should be fine with Pro-Q2. FabFilter doesn't abandon older plugins unless formats completely change. If you run into bugs in Pro-Q2 I'm sure FabFilter would fix them (they've done so in the past with Pro-Q1 for instance).

Having said that, have you guys actually tried the dynamic EQ action? It seems to be program dependent and do most of what one would normally do with a dynamic EQ. Also if you click the 'Auto' button you'll get a manual threshold and the internal operatings of the compression change to reflect this. You can get more brutal with peak detection in this mode, if that's what is required. For instance, you can set the threshold to just barely touch the peaks and then set the actual dynamic range all the way to the bottom.

I do wish we got attack and release parameters though. It was asked for at the beta forum, pretty much from the start. I just suspect they may consider a future true dynamic EQ at some point with a lot more settings (knee, program dependency, attack, release, sidechain etc).
If they added these features,wouldn't it become a Multiband compressor?

adl
KVRian
1081 posts since 26 Jun, 2005

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3 Coming Soon...

Post Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:09 pm

Regarding the "no track names are shown" bug fabfilter just answered my post on facebook that they will look into this :tu:

EDIT:
Hm, kinda hard to see, but in this view ProQ3 should display the NAME of the tracks, where ProQ3 also is used but in Ableton and Bitwig it only says "ProQ1", "ProQ2", etc, instead if the real name of the track
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bmanic
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8292 posts since 3 Feb, 2003 from Finland, Espoo

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3 Coming Soon...

Post Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:13 pm

highkoo wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:07 pm
Off topic, but FF needs to make a multi-out band-splitter widget with their slick GUI...
I agree 100% and is something I've asked ever since Pro-MB was released!

At the moment I actually use two instances of Pro-MB on separate tracks to do band splitting. Simply solo the channel you want to have as the split band and then on the other track mute that same channel with identical settings. Boom, Fabfilter flexible unique split filter done. :)

.. but yeah, definitely would pay a small sum of money for a flexible band-splitting widget with a slick GUI!
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e@rs
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3935 posts since 15 Dec, 2011 from Bucharest, Romania

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3 Coming Soon...

Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:10 am

e@rs wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:30 am
I also ran into an issue (tried on 2 different machines). The VST3 version doesn't display any of the other tracks' spectrum on the big spectrum display. The VST2 works properly. In S1 3 got the same behavior. To my surprise, the VST3 works properly in S1 2. Anybody can confirm this?
Nobody? :o

Armadillo
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2034 posts since 31 Dec, 2002 from London, UK

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3 Coming Soon...

Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:49 am

plexuss wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:29 pm
Armadillo wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:03 pm
I haven't got around to trying it yet, but I've noticed the word 'sidechain' during the walkthrough. Yet, I haven't seen anything like Neutron/Trackspacer's sidechain, where the bass would duck on one track when the kick hits on another. Is that possible at all?
No. :phones:
External side chaining
FabFilter Pro-Q 3 offers the possibility of feeding an external signal to its side chain, so that you can visualize the signal in the Analyzer, comparing it with the pre-EQ and post-EQ spectrums. Also, you can use the SC input to let Pro-Q 3 match its spectrum, using EQ Match. Feeding a signal to a plug-in's side-chain inputs works slightly different in various hosts. This topic describes the procedure for some of the most popular hosts around: Cubase, Logic Pro, Ableton Live and Pro Tools. To explain how it works, we use a scenario with two tracks. The first one contains the audio that we want to process with Pro-Q 3, which we'll call the main track from now. The second track contains the audio that we want to route to Pro-Q 3's external side-chain input. We'll call this track the side chain track. After setting up everything according to the instructions below for your host, you can check whether everything is routed correctly. Play the audio and make sure you've chosen the 'Side Chain' item from the external spectrum list in the Analyzer panel. Confirm that FabFilter Pro-Q 3 shows the side-chain spectrum now.
Thanks.

That's certainly a nice feature, and although other EQ's can do that (IIEQ pro IIRC), it's convenient to have in one plugin, if your goto EQ is Pro-Q like mine is. Still, proper sidechaining would have been an awesome addition.

adl
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1081 posts since 26 Jun, 2005

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3 Coming Soon...

Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:03 am

I am on the demo version and when i reopen any project from yesterday where i used Fabfilter Pro-Q3 NO SETTINGS WHERE SAVED! Every Pro-Q3 was resetted to default. :(
Anybody experience the same? Does this has to do with any demo restrictions?
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574 posts since 10 Dec, 2013

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3 Coming Soon...

Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:28 am

I just had exactly the same issue! Were you using VST2 or VST3? I've had this issue in the past with VST3 plugins so I changed all the instances to VST2 today and spent a couple of hours redoing all my EQ, but I'm too scared to close the project now haha!

EDIT: Ok no this is occurring with the VST2 version too. I'm using Bitwig. This is with the fully authorized version as well, not the demo version.

adl
KVRian
1081 posts since 26 Jun, 2005

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3 Coming Soon...

Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:35 am

Lol!
It´s a known bug to fabfilter as it seems. Still a major one and you wonder how this went unrecognized.

They just released a bugfix
https://www.fabfilter.com/download/#dow ... er-plug-in

Fix for "settings default" when reopening a project.
Works fine for me with Abelton.
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Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3 Coming Soon...

Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:40 am

adl wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:35 am
Lol!
It´s a known bug to fabfilter as it seems. Still a major one and you wonder how this went unrecognized.
They just released a bugfix for that:
https://www.fabfilter.com/download/#dow ... er-plug-in
Cheers, will test this version out.

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Tappistry
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1213 posts since 3 Aug, 2017 from San Diego, CA

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3 Coming Soon...

Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:35 am

Do upgrade prices change when FabFilter does sales? Or is that just for new purchases?


I’m still on the fence for deciding whether or not my combo of Apqualizr2 and Nova GE satisfy my EQ/Dynamic EQ needs well enough or if I should upgrade to Pro-Q3.

Decisions, decisions ...

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