FabFilter has announced that the FabFilter Pro-Q 3 — released last year as a major update to its long-established equaliser plugin — has won an Engineering Emmy Award from The Television Academy.
The award honours individuals, companies, or organisations for engineering developments which considerably improve existing methods that materially affect the transmission, recording, or reception of television.
The Pro-Q 3 improved on its predecessor in many ways, introducing integrated dynamic EQ, surround support, new filter types, improved spectrum analyser and Spectrum Grab, while maintaining pristine sound quality and ease of use.
The Television Academy stated: “On a professional mixing stage, the FabFilter Pro-Q 3 processes the broad range of frequencies lumped together in the home stereo tuner’s treble and bass controls into 24 bands of dynamic frequency EQ to create an audio problem-solving tool with surgical precision and sonic clarity. Additionally, the Pro-Q 3 provides brick wall filters, per-band mid/side processing, and support for immersive formats to handle any equalisation task with ease and speed. The Pro-Q 3 has become the preferred equaliser for mixing professionals around the world.”
The Pro-Q 3 has found favour with GRAMMY Award winners, such as engineer Jeff Ellis; mixer and engineer Damian Lewis; and mix engineer Dave Pensado, who said: “FabFilter Pro-Q has one of the best GUIs of any EQ out there and sonically compares to the best.”
The award will be presented at the 71st Engineering Emmy Awards, to be held at the JW Marriott Hotel, Los Angeles, California on October 23, 2019.
FabFilter Pro-Q 3 is available for EUR 149, USD 179 or GBP 134, supporting both Windows and macOS in VST and VST 3, Audio Units, AAX, and AudioSuite plugin formats. Bundles with FabFilter Pro-Q 3 and other FabFilter plugins are also available.
System requirements are either Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, or XP, and a VST 2/3 host or Pro Tools, or Mac OS X 10.8 or higher with Intel processor, and an Audio Units host, VST 2/3 host, or Pro Tools. Both 64-bit and 32-bit hosts are supported.