FabFilter is celebrating its tenth anniversary of creating powerful audio plug-ins with superb sound quality and innovative interfaces. The company tells us that they are proud to toast this occasion by announcing a generous ten-day sale, with a discount of 40% off all bundles and plug-ins, from April 14 to 24: www.fabfilter.com/shop. In addition, FabFilter will make a charitable donation to Stichting MEMO, a local organization bringing children in their early years in contact with young professional musicians and their passion for making music. Here's the FabFilter story in the company's own words...
Ten years ago, FabFilter released its first plug-in, FabFilter One, a basic but powerful synthesizer, promising exceptional sound quality and an eye for detail in both audio processing and design. That promise still holds true today, and the dedication to superb signal processing and well-designed, modern user interfaces and workflow remains undiminished.
FabFilter One and its Volcano followup ultimately led to the Creative plug-in range, with FabFilter Saturn being the latest addition. Renowned for their unique drag-and-drop modulation system and smart interface design showing only the components that are actually being used, all Creative plug-ins positively succeed in balancing a huge range of inspiring possibilities with enviable ease of use.
With the release of the high-quality compressor plug-in Pro-C in 2007, FabFilter laid the foundations for the ongoing Pro series, highly regarded for their high-quality transparent sound, beautiful interfaces, and well-thought-through workflow. Co-founder Frederik Slijkerman: "FabFilter Pro-Q, our EQ plug-in, is one of our absolute bestsellers and still one of the best examples of what FabFilter is all about: beautiful sound, fantastic workflow! We were really able to realize our vision of power converging with simplicity and elegance."
Coming full circle, fellow FabFilter co-founder Floris Klinkert claims, "FabFilter Pro-MB is really a result of the 10 years we've now been working on audio plug-ins. It combines advanced dynamics algorithms with a forward-thinking, modern interface, rethinking the concept of multi-band processing."
Such sentiments are far from lost on FabFilter's lengthy list of equally enthusiastic professional users. To quote a few:
"All of the FabFilter plug-ins seem to be designed to be simple to use and easy to get great results with while sounding incredible."
- Tony Maserati (Grammy® award-winning mix/recording engineer and producer for Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey)
"I've known Floris for a very long time. We even did some tracks together in the past! When I heard he was involved in making his own plug-ins, I was immediately interested and have followed him ever since. It's fantastic to see the company being so successful today."
- Armin van Buuren (five times #1 DJ in DJ Magazine's Top 100)
"I first learned about FabFilter plug-ins from engineer and friend Dave Pensado. After checking them out for myself, I just had to have them in my mixing toolbox. I love the uniqueness and stellar quality they have. I recommend FabFilter as 'must-have' plug-ins for anyone who is a serious mixing professional."
- Khalig Glover (Grammy® award-winning engineer/writer/producer for Prince, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Angie Stone)
"FabFilter Pro-Q and Pro-C are so intuitive and versatile, and the sound is manipulated so eloquently and smoothly, that they have moved to the top of the list of plug-ins I reach for most often!"
- John Jaszcz (Grammy® award-winning engineer/mixer for Kirk Franklin, John Michael Montgomery, Bootsy Collins)
Beautiful sound. Fantastic workflow. These are the foundations of FabFilter. Continually challenging and rethinking industry standards, FabFilter creates powerful audio plug-ins with superb sound quality and innovative interfaces. FabFilter was founded in 2002 by Frederik Slijkerman and Floris Klinkert, and is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.