FabFilter Pro-Q 3

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woodsdenis
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Post Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:31 pm

aMUSEd wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:35 pm
rod_zero wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:28 pm
I would have liked updates for Volcano and Saturn more.
For me Timeless 2 is the one I really wanted.
Agreed, surprised as this was updated recently.
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VitaminD
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Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3 Coming Soon...

Post Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:33 pm

I expected all the other plugins to get version 2 updates before seeing a version 3!

Looks to be a useful update though.. my most used plugin by a large margin.
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aMUSEd
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Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3 Coming Soon...

Post Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:38 pm

woodsdenis wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:31 pm
aMUSEd wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:35 pm
rod_zero wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:28 pm
I would have liked updates for Volcano and Saturn more.
For me Timeless 2 is the one I really wanted.
Agreed, surprised as this was updated recently.
Really? I can't see an update since last Feb.

woodsdenis
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1517 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

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

Post Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:09 pm

aMUSEd wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:38 pm
woodsdenis wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:31 pm
aMUSEd wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:35 pm
rod_zero wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:28 pm
I would have liked updates for Volcano and Saturn more.
For me Timeless 2 is the one I really wanted.
Agreed, surprised as this was updated recently.
Really? I can't see an update since last Feb.
I mean from V1 to V2, Volcano or Timeless would have been a preference.
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dandezebra
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1055 posts since 21 Dec, 2013 from USA

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

Post Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:33 pm

Well, good thing I got that refund from MF for the Softube fiasco as it will help with this!

perpetual3
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512 posts since 28 Sep, 2012

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

Post Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:06 pm

Anybody got some experience with both TDR Nova GE and Pro-Q2? Just picked up Nova (over Toneboosters EQ4). Thoughts?

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

Post Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:26 pm

I have both, at the moment they don't really overlap since Pro-Q2 can't do dynamic-eq, which is Nova's strength. Using Nova as a regular static EQ is kind of a """waste""" in my opinion,

With Pro-Q3 coming out, they start to overlap and to me it seems like ProQ would be maybe the better and most comprehensive choice overall if budget is not an issue, since it's 2.5x Nova's pricetag.

Nova (GE) is still a great plugin, sound quality is top notch, the newly introduced smart operations are ridiculously effective, and I'm extremely glad to have it; same with all the other TDR paid plugins.
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tapiodmitriyevich
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Re: FabFilter Pro-Q 3 Coming Soon...

Post Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:43 pm

Well and there is still DMG Audio Equilibrium... :-) I'd say, technically, we have enough decent plugins.

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masterhiggins
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1976 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from People's Republic of Minnesota

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Post Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:44 pm

MogwaiBoy wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:03 pm
perpetual3 wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:46 pm
MogwaiBoy wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:46 am
mcanicos wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:22 am
Ah ok. That makes sense. What are some examples of bad-sounding EQs plug-ins? Just curious.
for example waves Q(1-10) when fecuency reaches Nyquist limits,cramped filters!
Pretty much all Waves EQs cramp at Nyquist - but hey, so does PSP E27 which is widely acclaimed.

Excited for Pro-Q 3 but LVC TonedMAX just hit the spot, so hmmmm (can wait for a great upgrade price).

By the way, is there a master list of all the new features somewhere? I can't view videos right now.
Did not know that about e27. Do you have a source for that?
I'll capture some screenshots from Plugindoctor tonight for ya :) Don't get me wrong, it's a great EQ from PSP.
Hm. I ran plugin doctor on e27 and I don’t see cramping towards nyquist, per se. I see a high end roll off after 20k, but it’s independent of the curve preceding it. Even psp neon hr has that same roll off above 20k. Pro-q2 has no rolloff whatsoever. I’m thinking it was probably a design choice by psp. Perhaps to save cpu cycles? Not sure. A dev would have to comment.

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

Post Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:05 am

Yes you are right - "cramping" was the wrong word use from me, sorry. PSP's e27 doesn't warp or cramp as such (like a Waves EQ for instance), it just has a sharp low pass after 20khz at all settings. Likely inauduble, unlike true warping.

Carry on :)
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camsr
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6920 posts since 17 Feb, 2005

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Post Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:10 am

It's not only amplitude that warps, also the phase warps (which translate to delay).
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LoveEnigma18
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221 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

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Post Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:20 am

Omkar wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:14 pm
Hahaha ... first comment on YT:
"No Dan Worrall introduction video no purchase!!!! :P"
I think I liked that comment. :hihi:

HcDoom
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948 posts since 18 Feb, 2012

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

Post Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:35 am

Can someone pls run crave eq through plugin doctor and put some screenshots? Would love to see how it behaves, thank you

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Guenon
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1569 posts since 17 Jun, 2005

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Post Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:17 am

Excellent news. Love the Fabfilter stuff, go-to plugins in every project over here.

Previously I had a gut feeling I would have liked it more if Pro-MB gained a "true dynamic EQ mode" and Pro-Q was kept more as a go-to static EQ, so that reaching for a freq specific dynamic processing solution, using the Fabfilter lineup, would still have meant always reaching for one particular plugin that had that special focus -- but that being said, I think this way of going about it makes sense as well, of course.

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Niowiad
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327 posts since 25 Jan, 2017

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

Post Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:25 am

HcDoom wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:35 am
Can someone pls run crave eq through plugin doctor and put some screenshots? Would love to see how it behaves, thank you
I realize this doesn't really address your request (and I don't have CraveEQ) but I would advise downloading the demo and trying for yourself.
PluginDoctor is easy to use, very inexpensive and also kind of addictive :o

https://ddmf.eu/plugindoctor/

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