This screenshot posted by Dyro (Jan 2015) shows him using the FabFilter Pro-Q 2 Equalizer Plugin. He says, "interesting snap of the EQ job i did on my next track. First time i took my 64G PC into overdrive. total of 82 workhours. Totally worth it." Facebook user Edan Negrin comments, "What happens when you put this through a limiter and all that 21.5Hz gain fucks up the input threshold? Single synth or master?" to which Dyro replies, "the boost isnt that much." Later in the comments, Dyro confirms this instance of the Pro-Q 2 sits in the master channel of his DAW.more
The software tools within Logic X that I most often use include: NI Komplete (the whole suite and samplers), NI Massive, VPS Metrum (To make kicks), Logic’s ES2, EXS24, Xfer plugins (like LFO Tool), Sylenth1, FabFilter Pro Suite, EW/QL Symphonic Samples, Voxengo SPAN, iZotope Ozone (Just for analysis, not for actual processing).more
Best EQ ever!
"FabFilter EQs, in fact the whole FabFilter suite sounds incredible - there's not a session that doesn't have a ton of Fab Filter Pro-Q2s and Simplons on it. Soundtoys also makes great sounding plugins that can really destroy or sweeten your sound, and they're all over my productions."more
"And finally, last in our chain we have FabFilter Pro-Q 2. I'm just doin' a low cut, you can do this with any EQ, but I like the workflow with this one a lot. You can just click anywhere to add new points. Each one's a different color, which is nice. Lot of curves to select from. There's graphical feedback of any audio that's passing through it. I've got this dropping off around 95 Hz, but you'll just want to adjust this based on what the lowest note in your song is."more
Like the title says, simply the best EQ on the planet. Why? It is highly flexibel, has awesome workflow and sounds awesome. And on top of that it is beautiful to look at. My go to EQ everyday. I wouldn't use it for coloring because it is very transparant. But there's plenty of other coloring EQ's on the market today.
This is one of if not the best equalizer plugin that I have used. I use it up front on each channel in the mix to shape the signal right out of the instrument plugins. For example, I use it on a synth as the first plugin in the chain. I also use it in my master chain as the first plugin. The thing I like about this EQ is that it allows me to see what I am doing so clearly. I almost don't have to hear the music to know what it is going to sound like. And, this version 2 has an auto gain feature that while not perfect does a great job at keeping the levels going out of this plugin quite even with what was going into it. That is always a chore during the gain staging process and this EQ takes easily an hour out of the process for me.
The Perfect EQ.
Everything about this EQ is perfect. The sound, the look, the features, the workflow. I love this EQ because, although I use it mostly for subtractive EQing, the additive EQ sounds super transparent, especially in the higher frequencies.
I'd recommend getting to know whatever EQ you have already, but if you have the money to spend, get to know this one instead and it will most likely improve your production quality.
5 stars, 2nd favorite plugin EQ. Goes Massenburg, ProQ 2. I'd be fine with just the 2 plugin EQ options honestly, I rarely use anything else...ever. Most used plugins I have. The feature set on the Pro Q is nice & a big part of how it gets used as often as it does. It's a solid problem solver.
The Massenburg is a better sounding plugin EQ, but it's feature set is limited. It does what it does very well & that's it. No bells & whistles & that suits me just fine.
The ProQ 2 covers the mid side, the ease of finding problem frequencies, etc. & general problem solving, etc. it's what has made it a go to for EQ work where the Massenburg isn't a fit.
Lastly- the GUI is, I'm sure already mentioned, but refreshing & it's how I wish more developers would think.
It's a plugin for shits sake.
I'm not interested in some massive GUI representation of a NEVE or API.
Actually that, in addition to being a hassle just serves to remind me of said plugins failings.
I know this is the industry standard EQ (at least from what I've observed), but I think it earns that title. It gives a good sound and it's easy to use.
Best EQ I have used. Beautiful interface, amazing visual feedback, great for surgical applications and mastering as well as on individual tracks. Auto-gain feature is very useful as well. Essential!
Pro-Q 2 is my preferred EQ, its easy to use, packed with features and probably helped me loads with my productions.
Its so clean, i cant possibly replace it with anything.
An equalizer is probably the tool you use most while mixing and mastering, so you need the best of the best! With FabFilter Pro-Q 2, you get the highest possible sound quality and a gorgeous, innovative interface with unrivalled ease of use