Pro-Q v 1.21
Dec 14, 2012
Fixed incorrect MIDI message handling in the AAX plug-ins on Mac OS X: this could cause unexpected parameter changes when starting/stopping playback in Pro Tools.
In FabFilter Pro-Q, fixed a bug that caused the Auto-Adjust Display Range feature not to work when dragging curves with the High Cut or Low Cut filter type.
Added a workaround in the Mac OS X VST plug-ins to ensure resizing works correctly in Ableton Live 8.
Added a workaround in the VST 2 plug-ins to ensure preset changes and parameter changes are correctly saved in Maschine by Native Instruments.
Fixed possible crash when removing the VST 2 or VST 3 plug-ins on Mac OS X while the interface is open, for example in Studio One.
Fixed white flash and some other graphical glitches when resizing the plug-in interfaces on Mac OS X (all plug-in formats).
Fixed bug that could cause the interfaces not to appear at all in some hosts on Mac OS X, for example Triumph.
Minor improvements and bug fixes on both Windows and Mac OS X.
Pro-Q v 1.20
Nov 30, 2012
Highlights in this update:
All plug-ins now contain the GPU-powered graphics acceleration introduced in FabFilter Pro-DS, ensuring ultra-smooth animation while leaving the main CPU free to do audio processing.
FabFilter Twin 2, Timeless 2 and Volcano 2 have a new Modulation button to easily show and hide the modulation section. By default, the modulation section is hidden to make the plug-in less intimidating at first, but you can easily look 'under the hood' when you want to tweak a preset or design your own.
FabFilter Twin 2 displays a new keyboard section in the interface when the modulation section is hidden. The component display at the top of the interface contains a new Main EG component button, letting you easily tweak EG parameters when browsing presets.
When multiple bands are selected in FabFilter Pro-Q, the Frequency, Gain and Q knobs will now let you change parameters of the selected bands while preserving their relative differences. Double-clicking a knob still lets you set all bands to the same value.
Updated all VST 3 plug-ins to support new features in VST 3.5, such as a host-provided right-click menu for each parameter in the interface. Steinberg's CMC-AI controller is now also supported.
Added mouse wheel support to buttons with pop-up menus, such as the distortion style button in FabFilter Saturn.
Added Options > Open Other Preset option to the presets menu, making it easy to open a preset that's not in the regular presets folder.
FabFilter Twin 2 and Timeless 2 now remember which section in the component display is expanded in Wide mode.
Fixed compatibility issues with Adobe Premiere on Windows and OS X.
Fixed a bug in the mono AudioSuite plug-ins that caused the Whole File option at the bottom to be disabled.
The Mac OS X version now requires OS X 10.5 and an Intel processor. We still offer previous versions for download if you need OS X 10.4 or PowerPC support: www.fabfilter.com/support/downloads.
Other changes and bug fixes:
In FabFilter Pro-Q, the Output level parameter that is displayed in the bottom bar now includes an additional decimal of precision.
Fixed a bug in FabFilter Pro-Q that caused the "Pre" frequency analyzer to use slightly incorrect input values in Mid/side mode (so it would not totally overlap the Post curve).
Fixed possible crashes or an empty interface in FabFilter Pro-DS with some graphics cards on both Windows and OS X.
Fixed compatibility issues with WaveLab 6 in FabFilter Pro-DS and Saturn.
Fixed a bug in the mono AU and mono VST 3 plug-ins that could cause it to work with an internal sample rate of 44.1 kHz even if the session sample rate was different.
Fixed a bug in the resizable VST 2 plug-ins that could cause the interface to open with an incorrect size upon loading a saved session in e.g. Ableton Live.
Fixed incorrect interpretation of parameter values that are typed in the host (e.g. for automation points) in the VST 2 and VST 3 plug-ins.
Fixed a bug on Windows that caused factory preset installation to fail if your user name contains special characters. Bug fixes
Pro-Q v 1.13
Dec 2, 2011
Pro-Q v 1.12
Nov 28, 2011
New features and bug fixes in FabFilter Pro-Q:
Improved the real-time spectrum analyzer: it is now more responsive and has a smoother curve release, making it easier to visually follow the curves over time. In addition, the combined Pre+Post setting now compensates the plug-in latency correctly in Linear Phase mode.
Improved Solo mode to transparently limit its output volume to -6 dB, avoiding undesired volume spikes at all times.
Fixed bug that caused an artificial roll-off to 0 Hz in the real-time spectrum analyzer.
Fixed bug when dragging multiple bands in the EQ display that could cause small round-off errors in the frequency parameter values relative to each other.
Fixed bug that caused Solo mode to function incorrectly on per-channel bands as soon as you changed the frequency of the band while in Solo mode.
Other new features and bug fixes:
All FabFilter plug-ins: Added support for the new AAX plug-in format for Pro Tools 10. The AAX plug-in is 100% compatible with the RTAS plug-in: Pro Tools 10 will automatically use our new AAX plug-ins instead of the existing RTAS plug-ins when loading existing sessions.
All FabFilter plug-ins: Improved keyboard handling on Windows, fixing the "space key stealing" problem in Studio One and FL Studio.
All FabFilter plug-ins: Improved mouse handling behavior in Pro Tools when Cmd+Ctrl / Ctrl+Win - clicking a control to show the automation timeline.
FabFilter Pro-Q, Pro-L, Pro-C and Pro-G: Added support for the most important Pro Tools hardware control surfaces, such as Avid ICON D-Control and D-Command. In FabFilter Pro-Q, we have added a new Flat 7 Bands factory preset that can be used as your personal default preset in combination with a control surface.
FabFilter Pro-G and Pro-C: It is now possible to double-click the low-pass and high-pass sidechain filtering buttons to enter parameter values directly.
FabFilter Pro-Q, Timeless 2, Twin 2, Volcano 2 and Simplon: In the AU and VST3 plug-in formats, parameters are now grouped where possible to make automation easier to overview in the host.
FabFilter Timeless 2: Fixed a bug that caused incorrect side-chain handling in the mono-to-stereo RTAS version of the plug-in.
FabFilter Timeless 2: Fixed bug that caused the Dry Enabled parameter always to be re-enabled when loading a version 1 preset, such as Dubby 05 bM in the Best Of folder.
Pro-Q v 1.11
Apr 22, 2011
In some cases in certain hosts, after bypassing and re-enabling FabFilter Pro-Q or Pro-L via the bypass button provided by the host, the plug-ins could remain in the bypassed state. This problem has now been fixed in the latest versions.
Pro-Q v 1.10
Apr 12, 2011
Added a notch filter type to cut very narrow bands in the frequency spectrum. Double-clicking in the bottom of the EQ display creates a notch band immediately.
Added an intelligent solo mode for EQ bands. Click and hold the solo button (in the parameter value display) to enter solo mode for the current EQ band. Now, you don't hear the effect of the EQ band itself, but instead you will hear the part of the frequency spectrum that is being affected by that band. Of course, the frequency range depends on the frequency and Q settings, and is visualized in the display as well.
Improved the built-in spectrum analyzer with smoother curves, a combined Pre+Post mode and customizable resolution and speed settings, accessible via the Analyzer drop-down menu in the bottom bar of the plug-in.
Added a 3dB display range, useful for mastering purposes.
Added a small output level and clipping indicator in the bottom bar.
Improved the EQ display's rollover behavior: the parameter value display is now shown much earlier when you approach an EQ curve point, making it easier to view the band's settings and use the new solo button.
Fixed possible audible "plops" when selecting a different filter shape in an EQ band.
Fixed bug when Shift-dragging multiple selected points: this could accidentally deselect some of the points.
Pro-Q v 1.04
Jul 20, 2010
We have just released general updates for all FabFilter plug-ins, containing bug fixes and small improvements. They are now available as a free download on all platforms: Windows and Mac OS X, 32-bit and 64-bit. FabFilter Pro-Q: Fixed possible audible artifacts when enabling/disabling EQ bands.
Here are the most important changes:
FabFilter Pro-Q: Fixed bug that caused dragging multiple EQ bands to create more than one undo state.
FabFilter Pro-Q: Fixed right-click popup menu that wasn't working in the 64-bit Mac plug-ins.
FabFilter Pro-C: Improved display of peak values in the level meters.
FabFilter Twin 2, Volcano 2 and Timeless 2: Fixed various bugs that could cause modulation slots to be ignored when producing audio, in certain circumstances.
All plug-ins: When typing parameter values in Reaper on Windows, the Enter key now correctly closes the edit field.
All plug-ins: Improved soft-bypass behavior.
Pro-Q v 1.03
May 27, 2010
We have released native 64-bit versions of all FabFilter plug-ins for both Windows and Mac OS X. The entire FabFilter plug-in range, consisting of the Pro-Q equalizer, Pro-C compressor, Timeless 2 delay, Twin 2 and One synthesizers, and the Volcano 2, Simplon and Micro filter plug-ins, is now available in both 32-bit and 64-bit editions, supporting the following plug-in formats: VST, VST 3, Audio Units, and RTAS (32-bit only). All plug-ins now offer keyboard text entry for parameters: just double-click on a knob to edit the parameter value directly.
In addition, both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of all plug-ins have been updated with bug fixes and small improvements. The most important changes are:
Implemented soft bypass feature in the Audio Units, VST 3 and RTAS plug-in versions.
Improved MIDI Learn feature in the FabFilter Pro-C compressor plug-in to provide an immediate overview of all MIDI controller associations and make setting up new connections easier.
It is now possible to enable the spectrum analyzer in the FabFilter Pro-Q equalizer plug-in by default, by overwriting the Default Setting preset after the desired spectrum analyzer mode has been set.
The detune and master tune parameters in the FabFilter Twin 2 synthesizer plug-in are now shown in semitones. In addition, you can enter the value with the keyboard using octaves and cents as well (e.g. '0.5 oct' or '50 cents').
Fixed behavior of the Input Gain, Output Gain and Effect Mix knobs in the FabFilter Simplon filter plug-in.
Pro-Q v 1.0.2
Dec 16, 2009
Fixed several issues in the EQ display when changing the Q value of multiple selected curves, especially when they have both negative and positive gain values.
Fixed bug that caused disabling EQ bands not to work in the mono version of Pro-Q.
The parameter value display in the EQ display is now positioned correctly when dragging multiple selected curves.
Double-clicking on a knob and typing a new parameter value now correctly adds a new Undo state.
Improved the 'constrained drag' mode (Alt-dragging): it is now much easier to make small vertical or horizontal changes.
Improved the auto-adjust gain range behavior: after the range has been increased, dragging still feels the same as before, and when you switch back to the original range, the mouse cursor will end up at the original position as well.
Improved the frequency response of the filter curves for low-cut and high-cut filter shapes.
Fixed a possible crash when starting to Alt- or Ctrl+Alt-drag a curve when no curve is selected at all.
Pro-Q v 1.0.1
Nov 23, 2009
Fixed a bug that caused some loss of precision in calculations. This update drastically reduces the total harmonic distortion (THD).
Fixed a bug in the mono AU and VST3 versions, that caused the plug-in to be unable to report latency changes to the host.
Fixed a bug that could cause unwanted 'plops' when disabling and enabling EQ bands at lower frequencies.
Fixed possible crash in linear-phase processing mode.
Added mouse wheel handling for Q changes in the interactive EQ display.