Amsterdam, The Netherlands (September 2, 2014)—FabFilter has released the Pro-Q 2, a major update to the Pro-Q equalizer plug-in. New features include Full Screen mode, a Natural Phase processing, Auto Gain, Spectrum Grab, Gain-Q interaction, and slope support for all filter types.
For Pro-Q 2, FabFilter has completely redesigned the internal filter engine from the ground up—reportedly improving the existing Zero Latency and Linear Phase processing modes, as well as introducing the Natural Phase mode. FabFilter Pro-Q 2 is also more than twice as CPU-efficient as its predecessor.
Very steep filter slopes of up to 96 dB/octave are now available, and FabFilter Pro-Q 2 lets users change the slope of any filter type, not just the usual Low/High Cut filters. This makes it possible to create super-narrow bell filters, very steep or gently sloping shelves, and more. In addition to the existing Bell, Low/High Shelf, Low/High Cut, and Notch filters, Pro-Q 2 also features new Band-Pass and Tilt Shelf filter types.
Spectrum Grab enables users to directly adjust peaks in the real-time spectrum analyzer display. Pro-Q 2 offers flexible interface resizing, in addition to a Full Screen mode. EQ Match lets users match the spectrum of another track.
System requirements on Windows are either Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP and a VST 2/3 host, or Pro Tools, or Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with Intel processor