Nothing beats a vintage sounding, gritty and creamy cut-off filter. And that's exactly what
FabFilter Volcano has been known for since its first release in 2005. With Volcano 3, we
are further expanding the sound palette with the introduction of characterful, non-linear bell,
shelf, notch and all-pass filters, improved modulation options, high quality mode and much more.
New in Volcano 3
The first thing you will notice when you open Volcano 3 is the brand-new look. The completely redesigned interface makes Volcano 3 more pleasant and
efficient to work with. All the goodness of the previous Volcanoes 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.
Added new, vintage-sounding EQ-type filter shapes
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:
Improved the sound quality of the filter algorithms.
Improved modulation quality and of the filter frequency and peak parameters.
Introduced High Quality option, enabling maximum internal oversampling for the best results.
Vastly improved the filter display, including a
spectrum analyzer, and optional piano display. The display now works much more intuitively, letting
you select and adjust multiple filter curves at once.
Introduced Drive setting per filter, adjusting the internal filter
saturation, which allows for much more variety in sound and smoothness.
Introduced Level/Pan per filter, which is especially
useful when using parallel filter routings.
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.
Modulation sources can now be renamed to make their use easier to understand.
The XLFO Balance and Frequency Offset parameters are
now modulation targets.
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.
The EGs now have an Range setting, toggling between Normal
(a range between 0 and 1) and Neutral Sustain (a range around the Sustain level, where
EG outputs 0 when it's in the sustain stage).
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.
The interface now supports resizing and Full Screen mode.