Fabfilter Pro-MB

Creative Mixing and Production with Fabfilter Pro-MB

Creative Mixing and Production with Fabfilter Pro-MB Online Course

Downward & Upward Compression and Expansion, (Noise) Gates, Transient Designers, when to use which one, and for what purpose?

Dynamic Processing has always been notoriously difficult to master. As such, It should be no surprise that Pro-MB, Fabfilter's flagship dynamic tool, can be tricky to wrap your head around.

As a multiband dynamics processor it goes far beyond regular compression or even less-regular multiband compression. It can bring immense power to your mix, make any instrument cut through or completely transform the dynamic contour of your productions.

From subtle dynamic improvements to wildly exciting sound design - In this course we'll take an in-depth look at all the different possibilities. You'll gain insight in the magical world of dynamics which, aided by numerous examples, you'll instantly be able to apply to the various stages of your own music production.

The course contains 3 hours of videos recorded for you by Jor van der Poel (ROLI, Pyramind, Loopmasters, ADSR Sounds).

Whether you are just starting out, or a seasoned producer; our online course is designed to help you get the absolute most out of Fabfilter Pro-MB.

You will be able to tell the difference between upward & downward processing, know when to use each one, and how to manipulate dynamics to bring your music to life.

All students get lifetime access to the course videos.

Your Instructor

Jor van der Poel
Jor van der Poel

Sound Designer (Loopmasters, Camel Audio, ADSR sounds, SoundFreqs), Music Production Instructor (Pyramind), Grade C certified music teacher

My name is Jor van der Poel, I was born in the Netherlands and lived in Vancouver, BC for years. Currently I am living in Berlin, which proves to be a great playground for the experimental minded (i.e. Mad Scientists).

I am a music producer, arranger, teacher and sound designer. I am certified in both music theory and sound design education. When I was younger I wanted to be a famous drummer, when I already knew how to play so I started teaching drums to others and I got myself into music education. This introduced me to a whole new world of music, and I realised that if I knew how to record and arrange I could be my own band. So I started practicing piano and guitar, both classical and jazz and learned how to record this to use in my music.

Besides acoustic music, I also love the extreme flexibility of synthetic sounds which made me want to learn about sound design, mixing and mastering. I spend a few years practicing this 8 hours a day, I got pretty good at it and 5 years ago I started making weekly sound design videos for the online community ADSR. This introduced me to a lot of people in the music industry, and taught me more about educating others. It also got me on the Sound-Design team of various Software Developers and a position as featured mentor for Pyramind, CA.

I am a co-founder of Sound-Freqs, a sound-design label that focuses on community and the owner of Subject Sound, an online school for Sound Design, Production & Music Theory.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Lesson Plan


  • An Introduction to Pro-MB

Global Controls

  • Understand the controls and the interface

Downward Compression

  • Downward v.s. Upward Compression.
  • Example of downward compression.

Upwards Compression

  • Upward Compression explained.
  • Examples of upward multiband compression

Downward Expansion

  • Expansion and Gating explained.
  • Downward Expansion example.

Upward Expansion

  • Upward Expansion with Pro-MB.
  • Example of upward expansion

Stereo Linking & M/S Processing

  • Mid/Side processing and Stereo Linking
  • Sidechain Input

Sidechain compression in Pro-MB

  • Examples of multiband processing
  • Examples of multiband compression and expansion in electronic mus

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