Fabrik C - channel strip par excellence
The Fabrik C is a full-blown EQ, de-esser and 3-band/full band
compressor in one single plug-in - in short, the Fabrik C has all
the qualities of a channel strip. With the Meta Intuitive
Navigation Technology (MINT™) you have total control of all the
parameters, using only a few dedicated knobs. The EQ is a 4-band
parametric EQ with high/low-pass filters - choose between 4
different filter types. Based on no-nonsense design, the de-esser
is based on one fader that gives you total control.
Unlike other compressors, the Fabrik C comes with an inbuilt 3-band intelligent compressor. But of course you can also choose the more common technique and switch to full-band compressor mode. Use the Fabrik C as an insert on your channels - it's probably one of the best and most optimized tools you can use for that job.
You might wonder which type of compressor "style" you should use on your audio - the 3-band or the full-band compressor. An overall "rule" is that if you're working with a source that has wide frequency ranges with large peaks in specific areas of the entire frequency, you might want to use the 3-band mode. If on the other hand you're working with audio that is within a small frequency area, like a trumpet section or a group of backup singers, you can with great advantage use the full-band mode. Let us dive into a few more specific application scenarios to give you an idea of what you can achieve with the different compression styles.
3-band compression on Bass
If you where to do a 3-band compression on a bass, this would allow the higher frequencies to pass through, while you add compression to lower frequencies. What this gives you is better control and longer sustain, and a more punchy bass with all the overtones intact.
3-band compression on grouped sources
If you've grouped several sources together and want to do a "global" compression, the 3-band mode can be very effective. It will give you more transparency in your overall mix as you can do independent compression to each of the three frequency bands.
Full-band compression on vocals
You probably know that "in-your-face" kind of airy vocal that you hear on some tracks? Well, the way to get that effect is by using a full-band compressor on you vocal track, slowing the attack time, and speeding up the release time. It's pretty simple when you know how to do it.
Full-band compression on Guitar
It's amazing how some tonal instruments can get a very percussive quality to them when the right type of effect is applied. Using a full-band compressor on a rhythm guitar will give you a sound that is sharp, sweaty, funky and really emphasizes the rhythmic and percussive qualities of your track.
- Novel UI design - built-in MINT™ (Meta Intuitive Navigation Technology)
- Three sections with TC technology: EQ, de-esser and compressor
- Intuitive and easy control over dedicated parameters - Instant gratification
- 4-band parametric EQ
- Scalable de-esser
- 3-band/full band compressor
- Control many parameters with few knobs
- Based on proven and award winning TC Technology
- 24/96 supported