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FAB Filter Pro-R Reverb

Natural sound, musical controls

As one of the most used effects in the audio world, reverbs come in all forms and flavors. A great reverb sounds natural and sits in the mix perfectly. At the same time, it should not confuse you with over-technical controls, but must be easy to set up and a joy to work with. Enter FabFilter Pro-R.

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Key features

  • Beautifully designed room models, ranging from small ambiences and rooms to large concert halls and huge cathedrals.
  • Carefully developed to easily fit in the mix, without causing undesirable coloration, density or phase problems.
  • Gorgeous Retina interface with large interactive reverb display featuring Decay Rate EQ and Post EQcurves.
  • Very easy to set up, with user-friendly, non-technical controls.
  • Stepless Space control, which smartly and smoothly combines the room model and decay time of the reverb. You can choose from over a dozen carefully designed room models and seamlessly vary between them, without hearing clicks or unwanted artifacts.
  • 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.
  • The Character control 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.
  • Perfectly tuned Brightness knob, affecting not only overall brightness, but also the decay of high frequencies.
  • Mix knob with a Lock Mix option, which prevents preset loading from overriding the current mix setting.
  • Predelay control via the bottom bar, ranging from 0 to 500 ms, with optional host tempo sync.
  • Innovative six-band Decay Rate EQ, giving you full control over the decay rate at different frequencies.
  • Six-band Post EQ to equalize the final reverb sound. Together with the Decay Rate EQ, this lets you design reverbs of any style or character.
  • 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.
  • Stereo and mono plug-ins available.
  • Supports common Pro Tools hardware control surfaces.
  • MIDI Learn.
  • 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).

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