FabFilter Pro-Q 3

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Dewdman42
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1532 posts since 14 Mar, 2006

Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:51 pm

all this talk about Pro-Q3 has made me look into things a bit and wondering if I should get some kind of Dynamic EQ. The price is not insignificant. Neutron is on sale right, I can get Neutron std for $99, vs $180 for Pro-Q3. Anyone care to comment about these two in comparison? These seem to be the two main ones that are both dynamic EQ as well as some masking features across channels, though its not entirely clear to me which one wins there..

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plexuss
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2586 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3

Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:20 pm

Dewdman42 wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:51 pm
all this talk about Pro-Q3 has made me look into things a bit and wondering if I should get some kind of Dynamic EQ. The price is not insignificant. Neutron is on sale right, I can get Neutron std for $99, vs $180 for Pro-Q3. Anyone care to comment about these two in comparison? These seem to be the two main ones that are both dynamic EQ as well as some masking features across channels, though its not entirely clear to me which one wins there..
I had Neutron 2 Adv (along with Ozone 8 Adv - had been using Ozone since v6). I had moved on from the pristine sound of Ozone to a more coloured approach to mastering. I've tried working with Neutron but it never jived with me - to much clicking around trying to figure out whats going on. I prefer to do my own plugin selection for track sound design. Although I did like the masking feature - but it was not enough to keep the entire bundle. So I sold it. I am happy that masking is now in Q3 along with dyn EQ - having both these plus everything else brings a lot of power under the hood. And FF have come up with a really easy efficient workflow for everything they included. I just wish the dyn bands had sc. :phones:

MogwaiBoy
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2993 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3

Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:41 pm

I have to say that setting up dynamic bands in the Neutron 2 Adv EQ module is super, super easy, and the analyzer allows you to quickly identify resonant frequencies for targeting. It is my goto and just plain works every time without fail.

And that's just one small feature of a very impressive suite. I'm a fan.

But I am still pining for Pro-Q 3.... :lol:

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Captain
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431 posts since 29 Nov, 2002 from Finland

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3

Post Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:45 am

Does anyone else have problems with the Match EQ in Pro-Q 3? It analyzes the input signal just fine, but when I try to analyze the reference signal from incoming audio, it either doesn't want to do it at all, or analyzes for just a fraction of a second and then locks the correction curve. In Pro-Q 2, the similar Match EQ feature works just fine. One workaround is to analyze the reference first, and then save it, but looks to me like something here is broken? I'm using v3.01, in the latest version of Logic, tried it on two different systems. I found one post in the Fabfilter forum about a similar problem, but there were no replies.

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aMUSEd
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30515 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3

Post Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:38 am

MogwaiBoy wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:41 pm
I have to say that setting up dynamic bands in the Neutron 2 Adv EQ module is super, super easy, and the analyzer allows you to quickly identify resonant frequencies for targeting. It is my goto and just plain works every time without fail.
Has that improved from Neutron 1 or is it the same?

Trancit
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1899 posts since 27 Jul, 2004

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3

Post Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:32 am

Dewdman42 wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:51 pm
all this talk about Pro-Q3 has made me look into things a bit and wondering if I should get some kind of Dynamic EQ. The price is not insignificant. Neutron is on sale right, I can get Neutron std for $99, vs $180 for Pro-Q3. Anyone care to comment about these two in comparison? These seem to be the two main ones that are both dynamic EQ as well as some masking features across channels, though its not entirely clear to me which one wins there..
Not related to the EQ but keep in mind, that izotope plugin instances doesn´t share any binaries, so every instance takes the full amount of RAM... meaning if you have it on every track you end up easily with a RAM usage of 8-9 gigs just for Neutron (+ all your other plugins+ instruments etc.) ...

Just in comparison, the same amount of Pro-Q3 instances would take up 300-400 MB at max...

Dewdman42
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1532 posts since 14 Mar, 2006

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3

Post Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:04 am

If that’s a true datapoint about memory consumption it is very significant! Why is neutron requiring so much memory?

Neutron appears to offer considerably more functionality for half the price of pro-q3. Near as I can tell pro-q3 has scores of fans that love its UI.

paterpeter
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1727 posts since 15 Oct, 2008 from Germany

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3

Post Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:32 am

With the current FabFilter sale, I was able to upgrade to Pro-Q3 for 39,11€. Nice!

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e@rs
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3900 posts since 15 Dec, 2011 from Bucharest, Romania

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3

Post Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:35 am

^Sweeeeet, I have the same price! Thanx!

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aMUSEd
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30515 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3

Post Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:36 am

£45 :(

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antic604
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1900 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3

Post Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:09 am

Am I reading it correctly that Pro Q-3 can't do dynamic sidechain EQ, for example to duck bass' sub frequencies when same frequencies from the kick hit? :o
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10653 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3

Post Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:35 am

Woohoo! £35 upgrade here.
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dandezebra
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959 posts since 21 Dec, 2013 from USA

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3

Post Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:44 am

Dang, I wish I would have waited!

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e@rs
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3900 posts since 15 Dec, 2011 from Bucharest, Romania

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3

Post Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:33 am

Weird thing, I waited last year for a lower price on the Pro-L 2 upgrade in December and all I got was a reduction of 1 EUR. And this year for Pro-Q 3 upgrade, a reduction of more than 10 EUR... I'm both :? and :D.

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Lesha
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1418 posts since 18 Feb, 2005 from Serbia

Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3

Post Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:22 am

Is this for bundles only or for single plugins too?
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