FabFilter has premiered FabFilter Pro-R, an algorithmic reverb plug-in that claims to contain musical controls and a natural sound. Its advanced algorithms have been carefully designed to blend well with the source and fit easily into a mix. FabFilter Pro-R features the intuitive Space control that switches between dozens of room models with automatic decay time adjustment, and a new Decay Rate EQ concept that introduces free adjustment of the decay time over the frequency spectrum.
FabFilter Pro-R takes a musical approach to reverb, offering user-friendly, non-technical controls like Brightness, Character, Distance, and Stereo Width to tweak the reverb sound. The Space control lets the user fade between dozens of different, carefully-tuned room models, and automatically chooses a matching decay time for a natural-sounding result.
The decay time of a real room often varies over the frequency spectrum, which is one of the key ingredients of a room’s reverb character. To simulate this, the new Decay Rate EQ concept in FabFilter Pro-R offers completely free adjustment of the decay time over the frequency spectrum. Since it uses parametric EQ bands instead of a traditional crossover system, it provides much more flexibility to shape the decay time characteristics with the integrated six-band Post EQ.
FabFilter Pro-R Features:
» Room models, ranging from small ambiences and rooms to large concert halls and huge cathedrals
» Retina interface with large interactive reverb display featuring Decay Rate EQ and Post EQ curves
» Easy to set up, with user-friendly, non-technical controls
» New Space control
» Decay Rate control, changing the overall decay time from 50% to 200% of the current Space setting
» Intelligent Stereo Width control, ranging from pure mono to true stereo and beyond
» Distance control to adjust the proximity to the sound source in the selected space
» Character control that changes the sound from a clean, transparent decay, to a lively reverb with pronounced reflections and echoes — all the way to an over-modulated chorus-like effect
» Brightness knob: affecting not only overall brightness, but also the decay of high frequencies
» Predelay control via the bottom bar, ranging from 0 to 500 ms, with optional tempo sync
» Six-band Decay Rate EQ, with Low/High Shelf, Bell and Notch filters
» Six-band Post EQ to equalize the final reverb sound with Low/High Cut up to 96 dB/oct, Low/High Shelf and Bell filters
» Real-time spectrum analyzer that also visualizes the decay time at different frequencies
» Full-Screen mode, offering a large analyzer display and Decay Rate EQ and Post EQ controller
» Multiple interface sizes: Medium, Large and Extra Large
» GPU-powered graphics acceleration
» Supports common Pro Tools hardware control surfaces
FabFilter Pro-R is available now for $199 / €169 / £149 and comes in the VST and VST 3, Audio Units, AAX, RTAS and AudioSuite plug-in formats for Windows and Mac OS X.