FabFilter Twin 2: simpler and more powerful

FabFilter Twin 2: you only have to see the bits you're using.
FabFilter Twin 2: you only have to see the bits you're using.

FabFilter's Twin was acclaimed for its ability to produce juicy analogue-style tones, and the freshly minted update adds to its feature set in several key areas.

For a start, there are now three oscillators rather than two, with each boasting a variety of waveforms and ring modulation. A new delay section, meanwhile, offers a couple of delay units and two additional multimode filters in the feedback loop.

Elsewhere, Twin's excellent drag-and-drop modulation system has been improved, while the user interface now only displays the components that you're actually using. A clear routing display is also offered.

FabFilter Twin 2 costs $169/£114/€129, runs on Mac and PC and supports the VST, AU and RTAS plug-in formats. Upgrades for existing users are also available.

Check out what it can do in this tutorial video.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.