In this video review Pro Tools Expert team member Dan Cooper takes a look a the FabFilter Pro-C 2 compressor plug-in. Dan is a big fan of other FabFilter Products such as the FabFilter Pro-Q 2, FabFilter Pro-L and FabFilter Pro-DS. Watch to find out what Dan thinks of Pro-C 2 and to hear how it performs on an acoustic guitar solo and lead vocal.
The FabFilter Pro-C 2 features many controls and workflows found in other FabFilter products such as resizable GUI's, auto gain and extensive side chaining.
Compressors either work for you or against you, The Pro-C2 is a compressor that works with you helping to achieve clean and transparent results in no time.
For more information and to either download the demo or purchase please visit the FabFilter website
- Eight different compression styles
- Side-chain EQ section, with customizable HP and LP filters, plus an additional freely adjustable filter
- Program-dependent attack and release curves
- Smooth lookahead (up to 20 ms), which can be enabled/disabled to ensure zero latency processing
- Intelligent Auto Gain
- Hold (up to 500 ms)
- Custom knee, variable from hard knee to a 72 dB soft knee (to enable saturation-like effects)
- Auto Release
- Super-fast attack times
- Up to 4x oversampling
- Variable stereo linking and mid/side processing, with mid-only, side-only, M > S and S > M processing.
- Audition Triggering option, which enables users to hear on which parts of the audio Pro-C 2 is triggering and how much compression is taking place
- Multiple interface sizes: Small, Medium and Large
- Range setting, which limits the maximum applied gain change
- Mix setting, which scales the gain change from 0% to 200%
- Full Screen mode, offering a large level display and side-chain EQ controller
- Accurate, large level and gain change meters, with peak and loudness level visualization. The loudness level complies with the Momentary mode of the EBU R128 / ITU-R 1770 standards
- External side chain triggering
- Optional MIDI triggering
- Available in VST, VST3, Audio Units, AAX Native and AudioSuite formats (all both 64-bit and 32-bit), as well as RTAS (32-bit only)