Versatile Compression Plug-In

FabFilter Pro-C released with with various routing and side chain options      15/08/07

Versatile Compression Plug-In

Buying Choices
FabFilter has released FabFilter Pro-C, a new professional compressor plug-in that they say has a very high quality sound, flexible routing and side chain options, and various beautiful program dependent compression styles. They tell us that the innovative user interface and animated level display should make compression with FabFilter Pro-C easy to grasp for everyone.
Suitable for a wide range of compression purposes, FabFilter Pro-C offers three compressor styles: Clean, Classic and Opto. Each style uses different custom algorithms, knee curves and compressor topologies (feedback or feed-forward), all carefully selected and fine-tuned after thorough research and development. All styles use 64-bit internal processing and guarantee zero latency throughput.
FabFilter Pro-C is capable of very fast attack times and both the attack and release times are highly program dependent. Each compressor style features different forms and levels of program dependency.
FabFilter Pro-C also offers very flexible routing options. You can choose between left/right or mid/side processing with completely customizable channel linking and routing. External side chain input is available and the detection signal can be filtered with steep 48 dB/octave low-pass and high-pass filters. Of course, both stereo and mono versions of the plug-in are available.
FabFilter believe that working with Pro-C is a dream with its innovative, easy-to-use interface. They say that the animated level display, the active transfer curve display and the accurate input, output and gain change meters all work together to give you great insight in when, why and how compression is applied to the audio signal.
By default, the plug-in starts in non-Expert mode, which only offers the most essential compression functions. In Expert mode, the animated level display slides underneath the transfer curve display to reveal all advanced side chain options.
FabFilter say that, like all their plug-ins, FabFilter Pro-C also offers large, perfectly fine-tuned knobs that offer quick and precise control in both vertical and circular drag modes, interactive MIDI Learn, Smart Parameter Interpolation for smooth parameter transitions, an extensive help file with interactive help hints, sample accurate automation, AltiVec and SSE optimization and much more.
System requirements
Windows Vista, XP, 2000, 98, Me, or 2003, SSE-capable processor, and a VST 2 host or Pro Tools.
Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) or higher, Intel or G4/G5 processor, and an Audio Units host, VST 2 host, or Pro Tools.
Key Features
  • Three different compressor styles
  • Program dependent attack and release curves
  • Super-fast attack times
  • Soft- and hard knee option
  • Zero latency, click-free 64-bit internal processing
  • Auto Gain option
  • Auto Release option
  • Large input, output, and gain change meters with different scale settings
  • Animated compression level display with customizable curves
  • Active transfer function display
  • External side chain
  • 48 dB/oct HP and LP side chain filtering
  • Mid/Side processing
  • Ultra-flexible channel linking and routing
  • Stereo and mono plug-ins available
  • MIDI Learn
  • Smart Parameter Interpolation
  • Sample-accurate automation of all parameters
  • Extensive help file with interactive help hints
  • Available in RTAS, VST and AU for Mac OS X (Universal) and Windows
Pricing and Availability:
FabFilter Pro-C is now available for $199 (US) for Windows and Mac OS X in VST, RTAS and Audio Units plug-in formats (both mono and stereo).
Existing FabFilter Timeless, Twin and Volcano users can crossgrade to FabFilter Pro-C for $129 (US) until September 30
2007. Bundles with FabFilter Pro-C and other FabFilter plug-ins are also available.
More information:

More Videos

Sonic LAB: Output Analog Brass and Winds 

Kontakt based hybrid library combines instruments with synths

NAMM 2018: Pioneer DJS-1000 

New performance sampler

NAMM 2018: 4ms Spherical Wavetable Navigator Updates 

This crazy oscillator now has even more features

Sonic LAB: Trace Elliot Elf Micro Amp and Transit B Premp 

Gaz Williams takes a look