FabFilter Pro-L Plug-in

Brickwall Limiter Plug-in with 4 Algorithms, Channel Linking, and Adjustable Look-ahead, Attack, and Release Settings - Mac/PC AAX Native, RTAS, VST, VST3, AU, AudioSuite
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FabFilter Pro-L Plug-in
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A Smart Brickwall Limiting Plug-in Solution

Sweetwater knows that a brickwall limiter is a must-have tool for every mastering or mixing engineer. FabFilter Pro-L is a professional, feature-packed limiter plug-in that makes your program material both loud and transparent-sounding. Pro-L gives you precision output and level meters with inter-sample peak detection and K-System support. Add that to its unique real-time level display, and you'll have all the info you need to achieve stellar results. With its linear-phase oversampling, advanced dithering and noise shaping, ultra-precise metering, and customizable look-ahead, attack, release, and channel-linking functionality, Pro-L is your go-to limiting solution for every mixing and mastering gig.

Comes with all the FabFilter goodies

Naturally, with Pro-L, you also get the usual package of FabFilter goodies, including precision-tuned controls, MIDI Learn, Smart Parameter Interpolation for smooth parameter transitions, an excellent help file with interactive help hints, SSE optimization, and much more. Make your music sound loud and proud. The FabFilter Pro-L: don't mix or master without it.

FabFilter Pro-L Brickwall Limiter Plug-in Features at a Glance:
  • Great transparent sound combined with maximum loudness
  • Four different limiting algorithms, all with their own character
  • Low CPU usage
  • Highly accurate output and gain reduction metering
  • Adjustable meter scale, including K-System support
  • Unique, highly informative real-time level display
  • Optional Compact interface layout
  • Adjustable look-ahead, attack and release settings
  • Separate channel linking for both the transient and release stages
  • Up to four times linear-phase oversampling
  • Advanced dithering with three different noise shaping algorithms
  • Inter-sample peak detection
  • GPU-powered graphics acceleration
  • Double-click text entry of parameter values
  • Stereo and mono plug-ins available
  • Supports common Pro Tools hardware control surfaces
  • MIDI Learn
  • Undo/redo and A/B comparison
  • Smart Parameter Interpolation
  • Extensive help file with interactive help hints
The FabFilter Pro-L: don't mix or master without it!

Tech Specs

Software Type Limiter
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Bit Depth AAX Native, RTAS, VST, VST3, AU, AudioSuite (32-bit), AAX Native, VST, VST3, AU, AudioSuite (64-bit)
Format AAX Native, RTAS, VST, VST3, AU, AudioSuite
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Processor
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.5 (32-bit), OS X 10.6 (64-bit)
OS Requirements - PC 32-bit: Windows XP or later; 64-bit: Windows Vista (x64) or later
Manufacturer Part Number 11-30171

Customer Reviews

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Pro-L "Wonderful VST"

FabFilter Pro-L is a wonderful Limiter, coming from many years of audio software and owning many, the ease of use and great control of your mix, Perfect for Mastering. I can very cleanly keep an albums worth of songs sounds consistent with detail, using the "K-Factor" as reference, love FabFilter Pro-L so much I also purchased the Pro-R (Reverb) amazingly beautiful. Also you can try out any FabFilter products for 30 days in FULL Version, great company.
Music background: Guitarist/Producer/Song Writer

Pro-Level "Limiting"

The FabFilter Pro-L is absolutely wonderful! After using a number of high level "Limiters" for Mastering the Pro-L out shines many to most. The controls are simple but the Software can get extreme, which gives you options. I apply the Pro-L to the Master Bus and adjust the device to the song, it can also do mono application but for me the Mastering is an art on it's own. The Pro-L is worth the cost for what it can do to the mix, awesome transparent tones, great output control and as always the "Sales Engineers" at Sweetwater are professionals and they know their products!
Music background: Producer/Musician/Engineer

Best Limiter Out There

This is/should be the new standard for digital limiting. Tested against Ozone, L2, Ableton Limiter, Maxim, ML4000. Transparent, loud without getting sludgy, low distortion, and for mastering has extra features like ISP and transient control.

The best!

This plugin is really the best I ever had. Love it!
Music background: Musician, recording engeneer, producer, etc...

Excellent Limiter

I tried many software limiters, and the Pro-L has the cleanest sound of all I tried. Many of the limiters out there add a harsh midrange to the music, which in some cases is not so bad. However I was doing a project with just piano and strings, and this midrange harshness was killing it. Once I got Pro-L, I went back and remixed the ones I had done already. It saved my butt! I must add that Slate FG-X is not available for Pro Tools 11 at this time, so that was not part of the comparison.
Music background: Composer, Producer, Arranger, Engineer
See also: Compression Software, FabFilter, FabFilter Plug-ins: Dynamics