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FabFilter Pro-Q 2 by FabFilter

Today FabFilter released FabFilter Pro-Q 2, an iOS AUv3 port of their famed EQ! While their effects have shown up in iOS apps before, this is the first time FabFilter have released their own app!

FabFilter Pro-Q 2 iTunes Description:

FabFilter Pro-Q 2 is a transparent, high-quality equalizer plug-in for mixing and mastering purposes, with up to 24 bands and a gorgeous interface for easy and precise editing. With its unique Natural Phase mode, it matches both the magnitude and phase response of analog EQ'ing perfectly. Innovative features like Spectrum Grab and EQ Match together with its intelligent interactive EQ display make Pro-Q 2 an absolute joy to use.

The Pro-Q 2 app filters the microphone input and plays it back in real-time. To use Pro-Q 2 as a plug-in, you need an AUv3-compatible host app like Auria, AUM or Cubasis. Pro-Q 2 will appear in the list of Audio Unit extensions for effect plug-ins in the host app.

Key features:

- Highest possible sound quality
- Gorgeous Retina interface with large interactive EQ display, multi-band selection and editing for maximum ease of use and efficiency
- Up to 24 EQ bands
- Operates in zero latency mode, linear phase mode with adjustable latency or the unique Natural Phase mode
- Filter shapes: Bell, Notch, High/Low Shelf, High/Low Cut, Band Pass, Tilt Shelf
- Universal filter slope support for all filter types, up to 96 dB/oct
- Spectrum Grab: just grab and adjust a peak in the real-time spectrum analyzer right away!
- EQ Match feature to automatically match the spectrum of another track
- Optional Gain-Q interaction
- Each band can operate on the stereo signals or on the left or right channels independently for per-channel EQ-ing
- Built-in spectrum analyzer with Pre-EQ, Post-EQ and SC modes, adjustable range, speed, resolution, tilt and freeze
- Auto Gain and Gain Scale
- Mid/side mode where you can EQ the mid and side signals separately
- Optional piano roll display to quantize EQ frequencies to musical notes
- Different display ranges: 3 dB and 6 dB ranges for mastering, 12 dB and 30 dB for mixing
- Intelligent solo mode makes it easy to find problem frequencies and hear the effect of a band
- Phase Invert option to change polarity
- Large output level meter with peak level readout
- Undo/redo and A/B comparison

"FabFilter Pro-Q 2 is sure to be the first plug-in we add to almost every channel on every mix we do for the next few years. Absolutely brilliant! Verdict: 10/10!"
— MusicTech Magazine

"FabFilter Pro-Q 2 is practically impossible to fault, being absolutely stunning in terms of usability, functionality and sound. Verdict: 10/10!"
— Computer Music Magazine

There's no demo for the iOS version yet, but here is FabFilter's video for the desktop version of Pro-Q 2.

Reader Comments 6

Is this the beginning of the end for computers?
July 16, 2018  | person_outline Anthony Beck
Other than AUv3, what are the difference in features between this version and the IN-APP-Purchase version available in AURIA? Is there a discount upgrade path to the AUv3 version?
July 16, 2018  | person synfiniti
Wish i could port my purchase in auria to this
July 16, 2018  | person_outline Bee
I have Pro-C2, Pro-G, Pro-L, Pro-Q2 and Saturn. I think they're really excellent plugins and IMHO possibly the best of their kind on iOS - their price seems to reflect that... I have to say that whle I'm excited about AUv3 version, I'm not excited by the thoughts of buying all the plugins again at full price...They were a significant investment and really hope FabFilter provide an upgrade path.
July 17, 2018  | person Laine
For those that are asking I can’t see how an upgrade path would be possible. The devs do not recieive any info from Apple about who purchases the apps, only statistics. The apps are sandboxed so they can’t see if Auria if Auria is installed and that version is purchased. The only possible way for a crossgrade would be if the Auria dev had released the AUV3 but FabFilter would not of wanted that as they would have no control over the store.
July 17, 2018  | person_outline Mark
Wish it was iphone compatible. Oh well
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