FabFilter Volcano's two independent multimode filters provide low-pass, high-pass, and band-pass responses with 12/24/48 dB/octave slopes. Any filter parameter can be modulated by the two LFOs and the MIDI/audio-triggerable EG.
Originally developed for FabFilter One, Volcano's filters were designed from the ground up to be the fattest and smoothest self-oscillating digital filters possible.
Each filter offers seven different filter characteristics that define the unique sound and overdrive of the filter. They range from smooth filters with moderate overdrive to raw, self-oscillating over-the-top madness!
In combination with the response and slope settings, FabFilter Volcano will offer up to 63 different filter types.
Tweak the filters with Volcano's interactive filter display that shows both filter curves and lets you drag them around. You can adjust the filters separately or both at the same time.
The panning setting on both filters enables you to adjust the filter balance on the left and right audio channels, which creates stereo effects without phase problems.
The frequency, peak, and panning settings can be modulated in any way imaginable with the two MIDI triggered LFOs and the MIDI/Audio triggered envelope generator. The LFOs have triangle and square wave forms and can be synchronized to the host tempo in normal, dotted, or triplets mode.
Also, you get all the standard FabFilter goodies: perfectly fine-tuned knobs that work both in vertical and circular drag modes, interactive MIDI Learn, Smart Parameter Interpolation for smooth parameter transitions, over 100 great presets, extensive help file with interactive help hints, sample accurate automation for all parameters, AltiVec and SSE optimization, and much more.
Here are some key features of "FabFilter Volcano":
- Four state-of-the-art multi-mode filters, with panning, delay and more than 10 unique characteristics - Ultra-flexible filter routing, including per-channel and mid/side modes - Revolutionary new interface, using our innovative what-you-use-is-what-you-see concept - Endless modulation options, with all the 16-step XLFOs, envelope generators, envelope followers and MIDI sources you will ever need - Easy drag-and-drop modulation with 24-slot modulation matrix - Large interactive filter display - Modulation source signal visualization - Stereo and mono plug-ins available - Side chain input - Highly improved MIDI Learn - Almost 300 presets - Unique per-component presets - Undo, redo and A/B switch features - Extensive help file with interactive help hints - Available in RTAS, VST, VST 3 and AU formats for Mac OS X and Windows
Changes on the new version: - In addition to the RTAS format, all effect plug-ins are now also available in the AudioSuite format for Pro Tools.
- All plug-ins are now Unicode-aware and correctly handle international characters on both Windows and Mac OS X, for example in preset folders and file names.
- Improved the way parameter values with custom ranges and transforms are shown by Audio Unit hosts and Pro Tools (e.g. for automation purposes).
- Added a Deauthorize option to the plug-in's Help menu, which makes it easy to delete your license key from a computer if needed.