Yes, I mean it, with all capital letters. Honestly I’m very seldom get excited by any software update. When I saw Fabfilter’s sneak peak video about the new ProQ2 EQ, I thought that it’s very nice, I have to try it in the minute they’re going to release it.
The original ProQ has been my go to eq for some months now, no matter what production I’m in. It served amazingly well in music productions, sound design, dialogue mixing, during full re-recording sessions, so literally in every possible scenario.
Now here comes ProQ2, which is considered as a new product, but Fabfilter customers get a very fair discount upgrade price.
The update is not a cosmetic thing at Fabfilter, here’s the list of the new things:
- Different interface sizes and additional Full Screen modeNEW
- Operates in zero latency mode, linear phase mode with adjustable latency or the unique Natural Phase modeNEW
- Spectrum Grab: just grab and adjust a peak in the real-time spectrum analyser right away!NEW
- Filter shapes: Bell, Notch, High/Low Shelf, High/Low Cut, Band Pass, Tilt ShelfNEW
- Universal filter slope support for all filter types, up to 96 dB/octNEW
- EQ Match feature to automatically match the spectrum of another track via the side-chain inputNEW
- Phase Invert option to change polarityNEW
- Highly improved CPU optimisation: Pro-Q 2 uses less memory and is more than twice as efficient as its predecessor!NEW
- Optional Gain-Q interactionNEW
- Auto Gain and Gain ScaleNEW
- Built-in spectrum analyser with Pre-EQ, Post-EQ and SC modes, adjustable range, speed, resolution, tilt and freezeNEW
- Optional piano roll display to quantize EQ frequencies to musical notesNEW
- Large output level meter with peak level readoutNEW
What really should be normal daily operation in the software world, but we all know it’s not, every new function works flawlessly, just as they promised. No weird things, no unkept promises, it’s just works.
You really have to try it to believe. It’s not only a spectacular sounding eq plugin, but this one also has all the features we wished in post production. So, if you want a trusty eq which is not only good sounding but also “clever”, then try ProQ2.
I truly wish that more developers would go on this route like Fabfilter and Exponential Audio, that we, users really get value for our money.
Just for you to know, this is not a sponsored post, I’m a genuine Fabfilter customer, get the same prices and discounts as any other customer.