FabFilter Pro-C 2 is a high-quality compressor plug-in for the most demanding engineers. Whether you need subtle mastering compression, an upfront lead vocal, that magic drum glue or deep EDM pumping: Pro-C 2 gets the job done with style!
Pro-C 2 offers eight different, program-dependent compression styles with beautiful sound and character. But there's more!
Apart from the classic compressor controls, you also get smooth lookahead, up to 4x oversampling, intelligent auto-gain and auto-release, a variable knee, hold, range, external side-chain triggering, variable stereo linking and mid/side processing, all packed in a beautiful Retina user interface.
Eight different compression styles, of which five are new in version 2: Vocal, Mastering, Bus, Punch and Pumping
Gorgeous 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)
Super-fast attack times
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 Pro-C 2 is triggering and how much compression is taking place
Multiple interface sizes: Small, Medium and Large
Range setting, which limits the maximum applied gain change
Mix setting, which scales the gain change from 0% to 200%
Full Screen mode, offering a large level display and side-chain EQ controller
Accurate, large level and gain change meters, with peak and loudness level visualization. The loudness level 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
Stereo and mono plug-ins available
Optional MIDI triggering
Supports common Pro Tools hardware control surfaces
Undo/redo and A/B comparison
Smart Parameter Interpolation
Sample-accurate automation of all parameters
Extensive help file with interactive help hints
Available in VST, VST3, Audio Units, AAX Native and AudioSuite formats (all both 64-bit and 32-bit), as well as RTAS (32-bit only)
The way the Pro-C shows you the compression is ingenious. All of the FabFilter plug-ins seem to be designed to be simple to use and easy to get results while sounding incredible.
— Tony Maserati (Grammy Award-winning engineer/producer)
Pro-C 2 is set to become a staple of many professionals' toolkits. Everyone needs a good compressor, and there are few as good as this. A future classic. Verdict: 10/10!