Installation Guide - PRO-Q 2

Manual installation

When installing FabFilter Pro-Q 2, the installation program will try to copy the plug-in into the appropriate plug-ins folders, and in most cases your host will recognize FabFilter Pro-Q 2 automatically. Otherwise, please follow these instructions:

On Windows, most hosts have their own VST plug-ins folder. So if you are using Windows and your host does not recognise FabFilter ProQ2, you need to locate the proper plug-ins folder for your host first (it is usually shown in the Preferences or similar dialog). 

Then, copy the file FabFilter Pro-Q 2.dll from C:\Program Files\FabFilter\Pro-Q 2 (or C:\Program Files (x86)\FabFilter\Pro-Q 2 if you are using a 32-bit host on 64-bit Windows) to the plug-ins folder that you have found and restart the host so it can reload all its plug-ins. 

For the AAX version of Pro-Q 2, copy the FabFilter Pro-Q 2.aax plugin folder to the common Pro Tools AAX plug-in folder on your computer; for theRTAS version of Pro-Q 2, copy the FabFilter Pro-Q 2.dpm and FabFilter Pro-Q 2.dpm.rsr files to the Pro Tools RTAS plug-in folder on your computer.

Mac OS X
On Mac OS X, plug-ins are installed in the standard plug-in folders in the system Library folder. These are the only possible correct locations:

  • Audio Units: /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/ComponentsVST/VST3: /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST and /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/
  • VST3RTAS: /Library/Application Support/Digidesign/Plug-Ins
  • AAX: /Library/Application Support/Avid/Audio/Plug-Ins

Note: AU and VST/VST3 plug-ins may be placed in the user's Library folders under ~/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins as well.

If you still have problems, contact FabFilter Support