Pro-Q Tutorial

FabFilter Pro-Q Explained®

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Chapter 1 : FabFilter Pro-Q 2

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    Welcome to the Neighborhood

    Jump right in, take a look around, and see where the main functions are.

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    Workflow Functions You Need to Know

    Become a power user with these band creation, selection, editing, soloing, and display shortcuts.

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    Spectrum Analyzer, Keyboard, & EQ Match

    See the new keyboard quantize, spectrum analyzer & grab, and EQ Match functions in action.

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    New EQ Shapes

    Explore the new Tilt and Band Pass shapes, variable slope functions, Mid/Side processing, Auto Gain function, and the Natural Phase processing mode.

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    Presets & Options

    See how to manage presets and set a couple of final interface display options.

Chapter 2 : FabFilter Pro-Q 3

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    Dynamic EQ

    See how the ability to change the gain of an EQ band dynamically, depending on the level of the input signal, works in the new Pro Q-3 update.

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    New Filter Features

    Learn about the new brickwall slope available for high pass and low pass filters, the new flat tilt filter shape, and the ability to split individual bands into mid and side signals.

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    New Spectrum Features

    See how the most important peaks now show a label displaying either their frequency or note value in the spectrum display, how to visualize an external spectrum in the main EQ track, including possible areas of collision; and how to adjust the response of the spectrum display.

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    Miscellaneous Improvements

    Discover the improved Match EQ ability to use an external instance of Pro Q-3 as a reference, the new invert gain option in the EQ band menu, and the new ability to monitor the mid/side signals from the Output Options panel.

Product Overview


Join studio master Eli Krantzberg as he takes you through FabFilter Pro-Q 2 & 3, some of the most highly regarded equalizer plug-ins available. In this in-depth video tutorial series, you’ll learn everything you need to know about how to navigate and utilize this creative EQ in sound design, mixing, and even mastering.

Eli begins with a walk through of the entire interface, showing you where all the main functions can be accessed. From there, he dives right into creative workflow tips, covering creation, selection editing, and soloing.

More advanced functions are then explored, such as the new Keyboard Quantize feature, Spectrum Analyzer and Grab, and the EQ Match function. That leads into the new Tilt and Band Pass shapes, variable EQ functions, Mid/Side Processing options, Auto Gain, and the Natural Phase Processing Mode which matches the analog phase response of the source material.

Next, Eli covers all the preset and display options in detail, and then wraps it all up with videos on the new Q 3 version and all of its new features and Functions.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. Whether you’re new to the FabFilter Pro-Q or an experienced user looking for some new ways to use it, watch “FabFilter Pro-Q Explained” today!


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Trogon
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Great overview of a superb plugin

Take notes! Eli goes over a lot of keyboard shortcuts and covers as much of Pro-Q as you will need. His expertise on the subject matter is unsurpassed.

I am a: Hobbyist, Professional, Musician, Logic Pro


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Jay38
Submitted 1 month ago

Thorough

Eli is always excellent. He lays it out in logical order and his examples are from the point of view of a musician. Some tutorials give excellent technical help, but often leave you wondering, "when would I use that"? Never a problem with this excellent teacher.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Studio One


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ANNMS
Submitted 2 months ago

Very helpful and to the point!

All I had to know is in here! Short and full of knowledge.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Mastering Facility, FL Studio


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RickD
Submitted 4 months ago

Great tutorial

Great tutorial video. Everything regarding Pro Q2 is explained in much detail. Very clear examples. Teacher has a great voice which is perfect to understand everything that's laid out for you.

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Beat Maker, Studio One


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J1
Submitted 1 year ago

good tips

gleaned some nice features from this series


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Shroomer
Submitted 1 year ago

Great and useful informations.

Great, compact course. Everything you need to know and get started is explained. Thanks

I am a: Hobbyist, Beat Maker, FL Studio, Reaper


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Cosmos
Submitted 1 year ago

Great video set!

I really like his style of tutorial. Wish he would slow down a bit sometimes and explain what were seeing in the display as he is knobbing around, He does offer that sometimes but he flies through some things. I wish I could stop him and ask a question.


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Sage Halo
Submitted 1 year ago

Great!!!

A very simple yet thorough walk through the Pro Q plugin. An excellent way to get started using this brilliant plugin.

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Producer, Beat Maker, Logic Pro


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bradbuhr
Submitted 2 years ago

Clear and well presented!

I appreciated the audio examples Eli brought in.

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One



dcdrums
Submitted 2 years ago

Very Helpful!!!

Lotsa stuff to learn about this EQ, but well worth the time invested.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer, Studio One


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Trogon
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Great overview of a superb plugin

Take notes! Eli goes over a lot of keyboard shortcuts and covers as much of Pro-Q as you will need. His expertise on the subject matter is unsurpassed.

I am a: Hobbyist, Professional, Musician, Logic Pro

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Jay38
Submitted 1 month ago

Thorough

Eli is always excellent. He lays it out in logical order and his examples are from the point of view of a musician. Some tutorials give excellent technical help, but often leave you wondering, "when would I use that"? Never a problem with this excellent teacher.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Studio One

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

ANNMS
Submitted 2 months ago

Very helpful and to the point!

All I had to know is in here! Short and full of knowledge.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Mastering Facility, FL Studio

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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RickD
Submitted 4 months ago

Great tutorial

Great tutorial video. Everything regarding Pro Q2 is explained in much detail. Very clear examples. Teacher has a great voice which is perfect to understand everything that's laid out for you.

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Beat Maker, Studio One

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

J1
Submitted 1 year ago

good tips

gleaned some nice features from this series

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Shroomer
Submitted 1 year ago

Great and useful informations.

Great, compact course. Everything you need to know and get started is explained. Thanks

I am a: Hobbyist, Beat Maker, FL Studio, Reaper

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Cosmos
Submitted 1 year ago

Great video set!

I really like his style of tutorial. Wish he would slow down a bit sometimes and explain what were seeing in the display as he is knobbing around, He does offer that sometimes but he flies through some things. I wish I could stop him and ask a question.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Sage Halo
Submitted 1 year ago

Great!!!

A very simple yet thorough walk through the Pro Q plugin. An excellent way to get started using this brilliant plugin.

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Producer, Beat Maker, Logic Pro

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

bradbuhr
Submitted 2 years ago

Clear and well presented!

I appreciated the audio examples Eli brought in.

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One


dcdrums
Submitted 2 years ago

Very Helpful!!!

Lotsa stuff to learn about this EQ, but well worth the time invested.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer, Studio One

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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FabFilter Pro-Q Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 19 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great overview of a superb plugin Take notes! Eli goes over a lot of keyboard shortcuts and covers as much of Pro-Q as you will need. His expertise on the subject matter is unsurpassed.
Date published: 2019-02-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Thorough Eli is always excellent. He lays it out in logical order and his examples are from the point of view of a musician. Some tutorials give excellent technical help, but often leave you wondering, "when would I use that"? Never a problem with this excellent teacher.
Date published: 2019-01-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful and to the point! All I had to know is in here! Short and full of knowledge.
Date published: 2018-12-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial Great tutorial video. Everything regarding Pro Q2 is explained in much detail. Very clear examples. Teacher has a great voice which is perfect to understand everything that's laid out for you.
Date published: 2018-11-11
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from good tips gleaned some nice features from this series
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great and useful informations. Great, compact course. Everything you need to know and get started is explained. Thanks
Date published: 2018-02-24
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great video set! I really like his style of tutorial. Wish he would slow down a bit sometimes and explain what were seeing in the display as he is knobbing around, He does offer that sometimes but he flies through some things. I wish I could stop him and ask a question.
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great!!! A very simple yet thorough walk through the Pro Q plugin. An excellent way to get started using this brilliant plugin.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear and well presented! I appreciated the audio examples Eli brought in.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful!!! Lotsa stuff to learn about this EQ, but well worth the time invested.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great info. Walks you through every facet of the Pro-Q 2. Very helpful.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Nice Job On This One! This course is thorough, complete and clear. Eli's courses are always good but he has a tendency to be fairly sloppy as though he creates each movie in one pass and moves on without editing or even reviewing them for errors. He seems to be getting better at this which is good because he's an excellent presenter overall. This is one of his better courses so far.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Course For me, this is the best digital EQ, by using it correctly, you can achieve stunning results. The creator of this course covers everything you need to use this plugin at its maximum.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Immediate impact I find these videos immediately impacting my workflow. I have stopped and tried all the methods I have learned so far and they increase my understanding of eq, identifying problems and finding a solution to get the best sound out of any sound.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Informative Good rundown on all the main things to know for using it.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Verry useful Verry fast and on point
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from The stuff you need in overveiw & deeper detail Eli is so good. The overview wets your appetite for more and there's more to follow as he dives deeper into this grat plug-in
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from More of this! I've been owning the Pro-Q 2 for quite some time and still this revolutionized my way of EQ'ing! Great!
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Love this Excelente product. recommended. I've learned a lot with all these videos
Date published: 2016-04-22
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