The FABFILTER Club !

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2018/10/05 15:12:34 (permalink)

The FABFILTER Club !

Hi my dear collegues , i created this thread for us (not only Ol PAL ) to have a place to talk specifically Fabfilter plugins  so people can come here to ask , share , have fun ... 

Feel free to ask also for reviews and videos , if it can be done it will by anybody including of course me .

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    bitflipper
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    Re: The FABFILTER Club ! 2018/10/05 21:20:40 (permalink)
    FabFilter FAQ...
     
    Q: Are they really that good?
    A: Yes
     
    Q: They're kinda pricey. Why is that?
    A: See previous.
     


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    Re: The FABFILTER Club ! 2018/10/06 00:36:16 (permalink)
    They’re soooooooooo good. I wanted to dislike them, but couldn’t one bit. They’re the absolute best original plugins. Period.

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    Re: The FABFILTER Club ! 2018/10/06 04:40:06 (permalink)
    So why don t we ( or should i say "i") don t use em more ?

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    Re: The FABFILTER Club ! 2018/10/06 12:16:18 (permalink)
    ‘Cause we’re idiots ;)

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    Re: The FABFILTER Club ! 2018/10/07 00:01:25 (permalink)
    Fabfilter stuff gets a lot of use here. Pro-Q2 remains my go-to when dynamic equalization isn't called for. Pro-C2 remains my go-to for gentle compression, de-essing or sidechaining. Pro-L remains my go-to on individual tracks and drum busses. Saturn is the first call plugin for subtle distortion. Pro-G is the only gate I use. 
     
    Two FF plugins that don't get as much love here are Pro-MB and Timeless2. Not because they aren't great, but because I have alternatives that are quicker and easier to use.
     
    To answer your question, Zo, my guess is that a flashy new toy comes along every week to vie for our attention, while FF processors are plain-jane and not very sexy workhorses. 


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    Re: The FABFILTER Club ! 2018/10/07 00:29:10 (permalink)
    Got to disagree on that, bit.
    Just looking at FabFilter Pro-R makes me happy.

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    Re: The FABFILTER Club ! 2018/10/07 02:24:31 (permalink)
    Lol

    In fact pro mb was the most interesting due to per band sidechain witch is great , the problem is that for exemple pro r is exellent but i can have better with less cpu hungry stuff , pro q is used really when i need to go chirurgical , give me a ssl channel strip and i can handle 80 % of my needs , pro c is also exellent but again i use that when i went go technical or creative , in fact their plugins are exellent for post prod , even more final stage , when i need to go instictive , thos will not be there , but problem solver : instant call ...

    Saturn is on its own a playground , and usually i keep going too far lol ...just because i can lol

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    Re: The FABFILTER Club ! 2018/10/07 03:17:31 (permalink)
    Twin I don't use enough.
     
    ProR looks stunning as Fleer says, And so asy to get results from in fabfilters way.
     
    I think Saturn looks and sounds really cool, but has competition in my DAW from KiloHearts Multi. Want Multi band distortion, KH Muliti, you want to mono that low band, throw in multiband transient designer, compress a band, KioHearts Muliti.
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    Re: The FABFILTER Club ! 2018/10/07 14:57:46 (permalink)
    Fleer
    Got to disagree on that, bit.
    Just looking at FabFilter Pro-R makes me happy.

    That's because Pro-R is still new and shiny.
     
    A year from now, there will be some new reverb with a fancy visualization showing dancing pixels that represent each ray-trace, color-coded and fully automatable. We'll all want it, and probably grab it a year after that, when it goes on a 90%-off sale during Black Friday.
     
    But along the way, it'll still be our plain-jane go-to reverbs that we choose in a pinch, whether that ends up being Pro-R or an old reliable like ValhallaRoom.


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    Re: The FABFILTER Club ! 2018/10/07 18:17:03 (permalink)
    bitflipper
    Fabfilter stuff gets a lot of use here. Pro-Q2 remains my go-to when dynamic equalization isn't called for. Pro-C2 remains my go-to for gentle compression, de-essing or sidechaining. Pro-L remains my go-to on individual tracks and drum busses. Saturn is the first call plugin for subtle distortion. Pro-G is the only gate I use. 
     
    Two FF plugins that don't get as much love here are Pro-MB and Timeless2. Not because they aren't great, but because I have alternatives that are quicker and easier to use.
     
    To answer your question, Zo, my guess is that a flashy new toy comes along every week to vie for our attention, while FF processors are plain-jane and not very sexy workhorses. 




    It's not that much the look of them witch i find beautyfull , but more like the sonic territory , to "anomis , not enought caracter" witch is great in some cases of course ...

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    Re: The FABFILTER Club ! 2018/10/07 20:30:39 (permalink)
    Valhalla VintageVerb too !

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    Re: The FABFILTER Club ! 2018/10/08 03:27:30 (permalink)
    Oh, jeez, now we need another Club!


    (Just kidding, Zo. Nobody wants to talk about Valhalla.)


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    Re: The FABFILTER Club ! 2018/10/08 13:42:32 (permalink)
    bitflipper
    Oh, jeez, now we need another Club!


    (Just kidding, Zo. Nobody wants to talk about Valhalla.)


    Lol don't be afraid ;) 

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    Re: The FABFILTER Club ! 2018/10/08 15:28:28 (permalink)
    OK, let's get Valhalla out of the way. Here's my ValhallaDSP FAQ:
     
    Q: Are they really that good?
    A: Yes.
     
    Q: Then why are they cheap?
    A: Beats the heck outa me.
     
    Q: Which one's best?
    A: Don't worry about it. They're cheap enough you can collect 'em all.
     
    Can't think of anything more to discuss. Except to apologize for going off-topic. So I'll redeem myself by adding that Pro-R is really, really good and does things Valhalla reverbs can't do. If I can get a break on it during Black Friday, I'll probably buy it.


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    Re: The FABFILTER Club ! 2018/10/08 15:33:45 (permalink)
    Ahah you got it covered , VVV is just exellent , gui's easy to use , mantenance is solid , the guy knows his stuff, and has a gentlemen attitude.

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    Re: The FABFILTER Club ! 2018/10/10 23:16:43 (permalink)
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    Pro-G is the only gate I use. 

     
    Fabfilter bundle owner here, hello.
    Why do you prefer Pro-G over Sonitus:Gate? I'm just thinking if I should start using Pro-G, too.
     
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    Re: The FABFILTER Club ! 2018/10/11 00:56:54 (permalink)
    The Sonitus gate works fine in some situations but is prone to chatter in others. By "chatter", I mean when the signal is hovering around the threshold and the gate can't make up its mind which way to go, so it rapidly switches on and off.
     
    Of course, all gates do that if you're not careful, but Pro-G adds a helpful knee parameter and that nifty scrolling display to help dial it in. It also has some other cool-looking features that I've never actually used (e.g. M/S in the sidechain path), but might someday.


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    Re: The FABFILTER Club ! 2018/10/11 13:40:42 (permalink)
    I came to FabFilter for the filteres and stayed for the bread and butter effects.
     
    My favorite is actually the Pro-R. I worked on a dialogue mix and we actually used that for a lot of the rooms in stead of using IR's which is the norm when dealing with dialogue in movies. It is amazing what can be done with it. And it is my go-to 'verb for music.
     
    Agree on the gate. I don't think I have ever found a gate that works in a simmilar satisfactory way as the Pro-G. There may be gates out there that does a just as fine job as the Pro-G, but I am done looking for the perfect gate. I already have it.
     
    What I don't really get my head around is their synths. They aren't really that interesting. And as much as I love Timeless, I tend to just use the stock delays in Logic, although, I have some excellent presets in Timeless 2 that I go to for certain things. The modulation section is quite powerful. Awesome for fateing up vocals.

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    Re: The FABFILTER Club ! 2018/10/11 15:48:16 (permalink)
    FabFilter Pro Q2  + FabFilter Pro MB are staples in my workflow!
    Looking to snag the Pro L or Pro C next time some type of discount pops up aside from the loyalty pricing.

     
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    Re: The FABFILTER Club ! 2018/10/12 08:04:01 (permalink)
    Thanks for the info, bitflipper. :)
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