FabFilter Releases Innovative Pro-MB Multiband Compression & Expansion Plug-In

FabFilter has released FabFilter Pro-MB, a new multiband compression / expansion plug-in for Mac and PC. Featuring free placement of bands anywhere in the spectrum and a recently developed Dynamic Phase processing mode, FabFilter presents a new way of thinking about multiband dynamics.
FabFilter Pro-MB
When working with multiband dynamics, you often focus on one or two specific frequency areas. Instead of conventionally splitting the entire spectrum with crossovers, FabFilter Pro-MB enables you to directly target these areas, simply by creating bands at any frequency range you’re interested in. When desired, bands can easily be snapped together to form a traditional crossover system.

To achieve truly transparent multi-band processing, FabFilter Pro-MB features an entirely new processing mode: Dynamic Phase. Exclusively developed for Pro-MB, it closely matches the frequency response of conventional multiband processing and results in a flat phase response when no gain changes are applied, but without introducing latency and pre-ringing effects (like Linear Phase processing), or static phase distortion (like Minimum Phase processing). Minor, typically inaudible phase changes are introduced only when the gain of a band is modified. Of course, FabFilter Pro-MB also offers outstanding Linear Phase and conventional Minimum Phase processing modes.

» Up to six processing bands, freely placeable anywhere in the spectrum
» Bands can be easily snapped together to form a conventional crossover system
» Dynamic Phase processing mode featuring zero latency, no static phase changes and no pre- ringing artifacts
» Linear Phase processing mode, eliminating audible artifacts when quickly changing crossover frequencies
» Minimum Phase processing mode
» Fully customizable per band: threshold, range, attack, release, output gain, ratio, variable knee, lookahead (up to 20 ms), variable stereo linking, mid- or side-only processing, external side chain input, triggering on a separate frequency range
» Steepness of each crossover slope can be freely adjusted between 6 dB/oct and 48 dB/oct
» Intelligent, highly program- and frequency-dependent attack and release curves
» Unique interactive multiband display, designed for an optimal workflow
» Global dry/wet mix from 0% to 200% to easily scale the total effect of the plug-in
» High-quality audio processing algorithms with 64-bit internal processing where needed
» Up to four times linear-phase oversampling
» Accurate and smooth real-time frequency analyzer with pre- and post-processing options and ‘freeze’ feature
» Precise output metering
» GPU-powered graphics acceleration
» Double-click text entry of parameter values
» Stereo and mono plug-ins available
» Supports common Pro Tools hardware control surfaces, such as Avid ICON D-Control and D-Command

Up to six bands can be created, each offering a choice of downward or upward compression or expansion, together with a full set of dynamics controls, from range, ratio and knee control to lookahead and variable stereo linking. Intelligent, highly frequency- and program-dependent algorithms ensure excellent results with all kinds of program material. In Expert mode, more advanced features become available: mid- or side-only processing, external side chain triggering, including the option to trigger on a different, freely configurable frequency range.

Unlike traditional multiband compressors, which can be laborious to set up and control, FabFilter Pro-MB’s large interface is streamlined and uncluttered. Creating, snapping and selecting bands is a breeze, as is adjusting and tweaking multiple selected bands. At any time, the most important settings for all bands are visible at a glance, together with a real-time dynamic gain change curve and spectrum analyzer. Intelligent audio processing combined with optimal interface workflow makes FabFilter Pro-MB an absolute timesaver and a joy to use.

In addition to the features above, the FabFilter Pro-MB contains: perfectly fine-tuned knobs and controllers, interactive MIDI Learn, undo/redo and A/B switch, Smart Parameter Interpolation for smooth parameter transitions, an extensive help file with interactive help hints, sample-accurate automation, and advanced optimization.

FabFilter Pro-MB FutureMusic 2013 Gear Of The Year Winner - Dynamics Plug-In

FabFilter’s Pro-MB is available now $229 / €169 / £139, and supports both Windows and Mac OS X in VST and VST 3, Audio Units, AAX, RTAS and AudioSuite plug-in flavors.


Author: FutureMusic

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