FabFilter has released Volcano 3, the latest version of its filter plug-in featuring a reimagined interface, new vintage-style filter shapes, per-filter saturation control, full visualisation of modulation sources and targets.

FabFilter has redesigned Volcano 3 from the ground up to make it more intuitive and immediate, while introducing new features, and dramatically improving visualisation of audio and modulation signals. The new filter display speeds up workflow with the selection of multiple filters at once, and presents a unified response curve with stereo separation, as well as a high-resolution spectrum display. Modulation signals are now visualised at both sources and targets, while the source flow area gives an overview of all active modulations, and floating slot panels enable collective balancing of all sources modulating the currently selected control. The darker colour scheme is easier on the eye over long sessions, and when it’s time to really get into details, the gorgeous new full screen mode maximises the filtering workspace.

FabFilter Volcano 3The heart of Volcano is its bank of four analogue-modelled filters. Expanding on the High-Pass, Low-Pass and Band-Pass types, Volcano 3 more than doubles the options with the addition of vintage-style Bell, High/Low Shelf, Notch and All-Pass modes. Just like the original trio, these are all highly nonlinear for a palpably analogue sound, and can be switched through an array of sonic colourations using Volcano’s transformative Style settings.

Each filter also now incorporates its own variable saturation circuit, further increasing the character-shaping potential, along with a 6dB/octave slope option, and independent volume and pan controls bring a whole new level of depth to parallel routing set-ups.

Beyond its redesigned interface and versatile new filter types, Volcano 3 offers functional additions, refinements and tweaks. Many of these are to be found in the modulation section, such as adjustable attack, decay and release curves for the envelope generator, a transient detection mode for the envelope follower, and the new Slider — a vertical-only variant on the XY controller. Then there’s the new High Quality (4x oversampling) processing mode, four interface size options, the ability to rename modulation sources, and a full overhaul of the preset library, taking advantage of Volcano 3’s new filter types and features.

FabFilter Volcano 3 is now available for €109, US$129 or £94, supporting both Windows and macOS in VST and VST 3, Audio Units, AAX and AudioSuite plug-in formats.

More: www.fabfilter.com/shop

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