We launched FabFilter as a company in 2004 with a small blue synthesizer: FabFilter One.
It soon became famous for its filter quality, which proved to be a firm base for many
plug-ins to follow. Since that time, a lot has happened, and although FabFilter established itself with professional mixing tools like Pro-Q and Pro-L, our love for
synthesizers never faded.
With FabFilter Twin 3, we've reinvented Twin and its workflow, while still staying true to what
it has always been: an awesome sounding virtual analog, subtractive synthesizer. With a fully
redesigned interface and new full-featured preset browser, Twin has become much easier to use
and program. And the new FX section, filter options, arpeggiator and sound improvements
open up a whole new world of possibilities. Let's dive in!
New in Twin 3
The first thing you will notice when you open Twin 3 is the brand-new look. The completely
redesigned interface makes Twin 3 more pleasant and much more intuitive to work with. All the
goodness is still here of course, together with many new features:
Fully redesigned, highly simplified interface, with
an easier workflow, including a new design of modulation sources and floating slot panel
and FX panels.
Added new, vintage-sounding EQ-type filter shapes (bell,
shelf, notch) for every included filter style. With the internal drive and non-linearities,
this results in truly unique filtering behavior, with lots of character, incomparable to
usual, clean EQ filters. Filters can be created and deleted in the display, just like in
Pro-Q or Volcano 3.
Introduced Source Level (-200% .. 200%) control
for XLFOs, EGs, EFs and MIDI Sources, which scales the output of the source. Of course,
this can also be modulated.
Lowered minimum Envelope generator attack/decay and
release times. Also, EGs now have a curve slope
setting for the different stages, opening up a much wider range of possible
shapes, from very snappy and aggressive to gentle and smooth.
The EG Threshold parameters are now modulation targets. In addition, the incoming
signal level is displayed in a meter around the Threshold knob, and it's now possible
to audition the external side chain input.
Added Transient mode for envelope followers, which turns
them into transient detectors.
Introducing Slider mode and a range
setting for XY controllers. In Slider mode, the XY controller only works in vertical
direction, taking up much less space. The range setting toggles between bipolar (-1 to 1)
and unipolar (0 to 1) behavior.
Increased the number of XY controllers/sliders to 6.
MIDI Sources now offer a Range option
(available for Velocity and KB Track input), which lets you choose between Negative (-1..0),
Centered (-1..1) or Positive (0..1).
Added the ability to hide modulation sources
except for XY controllers and Sliders. This is often useful, since most presets use
XLFOs, EFs, EGs and MIDI sources to create certain effects, which in turn can be
controlled by XY controllers and sliders.