FabFilter released Volcano 3

The renewed plug-in boasts a fully redesigned user interface, a new vintage eq filter and live modulation visualization

Volcano 3 introduces a completely reimagined interface, a raft of new vintage-style filter shapes, per-filter saturation control, full visualization of modulation sources and targets, and much more. 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 visualized at both sources and targets with animated collars, while the source flow area gives an eyecatching overview of all active modulations, and floating slot panels enable collective balancing of all sources modulating the currently selected control.

The beating heart of Volcano is ts bank of four analog-modeled filters. Expanding on the alreadyestablished High-, Low-, 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 analog sound, and can be switched through an array of sonic colorations using Volcano’s transformative Style settings. Beyond its stunning redesigned interface and versatile new filter types, Volcano 3 is erupting with useful new 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.  Volcano 3 supports both Windows and MacOS in VST and VST 3, Audio UnitsAAX, and AudioSuite plug-in formats. It is available at FabFilter‘s site for the introductory price of 81.75 EUR (Regular price: EUR 109).


• Up to four simultaneous filters, each drawing on an extensive range of modes and styles 
• Wide variety of parallel, serial, and hybrid routing schemes in Stereo, L/R, and M/S modes
• Fully redesigned, highly streamlined interface
• Rebuilt filter control panel, including selection and adjustment of multiple filters at once, integrated spectrum analyzer, and optional piano display
• Even better sounding filter algorithms
• Independent Drive control for each filter
• Vintage-style Bell, High/Low Shelf, Notch, and All-Pass filter modes, and extra 6 dB/octave slope 
• Per-filter level and pan controls
• Endless modulation options, with as many 16-step XLFOs, XY controllers, envelope generators, envelope followers, and MIDI sources 
• New real-time modulation visualization of both targets and sources, and floating slot panels 
• High Quality (4x oversampling) mode
• Curve shaping of Attack, Decay, and Release Envelope Generator stages
• Envelope Follower transient detection mode
• Resizable interface with full-screen mode
• Carefully designed and curated factory presets, plus support for earlier Volcano presets
• All the usual features FabFilter users have come to expect: perfectly fine-tuned knobs and controllers, interactive MIDI Learn, undo/redo and A/B switch, Smart Parameter Interpolation for smooth parameter transitions, an extensive help file with interactive help hints, sample accurate automation, SSE optimization, and more

Info: FabFilter