FabFilter Pro-C 2 Compressor Plug-in Now Available


FabFilter has released FabFilter Pro-C 2, a major update to the FabFilter Pro-C compressor plug-in.

Here’s what they have to say about the updated compressor:

Five brand-new compression styles make FabFilter Pro-C 2 even easier to set up and more effective in common scenarios such as vocal processing, mastering or EDM pumping. It’s like getting five new compressors!

Together with an abundance of new features, such as lookahead, range, hold, side-chain EQ, oversampling, and a fully redesigned user interface, FabFilter Pro-C 2 surpasses its predecessor in every way while respecting the original’s transparency and elegance.

FabFilter Pro-C 2 introduces five new compressor algorithms:

  • Using the Vocal style, getting a lead vocal upfront in your mix is as easy as choosing the right threshold.
  • The Mastering style is designed to be as transparent as possible, while still being able to catch those fast transients.
  • The Bus style adds ‘a pleasant glue’ to drums or mix buses.
  • The Punch style delivers traditional, analog-like compression behavior.
  • The Pumping algorithm offers deep and over-the-top pumping — great for drum processing or EDM.


  • Eight different compression styles, five of which are new in version 2: Vocal, Mastering, Bus, Punch and Pumping
  • Remarkable Retina interface, with (optional) animated level knee displays and accurate peak/loudness metering
  • 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
  • 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 FabFilter Pro-C 2 is triggering and how much compression is being applied
  • Multiple interface sizes (Small, Medium, and Large), plus Full Screen mode, offering a large level display and side-chain EQ controller
  • Range setting, which limits the maximum applied gain change
  • Mix setting, which scales the gain change from 0% to 200%
  • Accurate, large level and gain meters, with peak and loudness level visualization (which complies with the Momentary mode of the EBU R128 / ITU-R 1770 standards)
  • Retina support on OS X and High DPI support on Windows
  • External side-chain triggering
  • GPU-powered graphics acceleration
  • Optional MIDI triggering
  • Supports common Pro Tools hardware control surfaces

FabFilter Pro-C 2 is available for EUR 149, USD 179 or GBP 114, supporting both Windows and Mac OS X in VST and VST 3, Audio Units, AAX, RTAS and AudioSuite plug-in formats.

Native Instruments Releases Stem Creator Tool As A Free Beta


Native Instruments has released Stem Creator, a free application for creating STEMS formatted audio files, as a beta download.

STEMS is an open file format that lets you distribute tracks that incorporate a full mix, plus four stem tracks – such as drums, bass, keys and vocals. Each of the four stem tracks can be individually mixed, allowing for more performance options and making it easier to create new mixes, mashups, instrumentals, a cappellas and more.

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Waves Intros Cobalt Saphira Harmonics Shaping Tool

cobalt-saphiraWaves Audio is now shipping Cobalt Saphira – an advanced harmonics shaping tool that lets you add rich harmonics to your tracks in order to give them analog musicality, depth and “glue.”

According to Waves, Cobalt Saphira gives you an unprecedented level of digital control over different aspects of the harmonics you are adding:

  • Edge and Warmth – for separately controlling and balancing even and odd harmonics
  • 4-band EQ – for separately shaping the frequency spectrum of each type of harmonics
  • Harmonics modes – seven different modes, with graphical representation so you can see the changes in harmonic structure
  • Tape – five tape speeds for adding wow-and-flutter modulation in order to give your tracks extra musicality and depth

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Spektro Audio Updates CV Toolkit, Intros New Module Pack

cv-toolkit-closeupSpektro Audio has made several updates to it CV Toolkit – its set of software modules that you can use with hardware modular synths.

The updates include:

  • CV Toolkit 2.1 update which fixes a couple of bugs and adds some minor enhancements
  • A new module pack called Beats which includes 5 virtual modules (Binary Sequencer, Clock Quartet, Gate Sequencer, Sequential Rhythms and VC Random Gates) focused on creating gate / trigger sequences.
  • The new CV Toolkit 2 – Complete Bundle which includes all the main software and all the module packs available to date for U$39.99

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Positive Grid Releases BIAS FX Desktop Cross-Platform Guitar Amp and Effects Processor


Positive Grid, creator of BIAS Amp guitar amp modeler, has released BIAS FX Desktop, the world’s first cross platform guitar amp-and-effects processor for Mac and Windows.

Because BIAS FX Desktop is compatible with BIAS FX Mobile for iOS, users can sync settings and presets across Mac, Windows and iOS devices.  Continue reading

VirSyn Tap Delay Brings Tape Echo ‘Into The 21st Century’

tap-delayVirSyn has introduced Tap Delay – a new iOS effect app that combines the sound of vintage tape echo machines with a modern, step sequencer-like tapped delay engine, which they say ‘continues the tradition of the tape echo machines into the 21st century’.

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