FabFilter has announced the release of FabFilter Volcano, a filter effect plug-in for Windows and Mac OS X.
FabFilter Volcano features many modulation options and above all FabFilter’s unique digital filter technology that results in extremely smooth and analog-sounding filters.
FabFilter Volcano has two independent filters with five different unique filter characteristics, ranging from smooth with moderate overdrive to extremely raw and self-oscillating. Of course, the filter characteristic from FabFilter One is also included.
The filters in FabFilter Volcano feature low-pass, high-pass, and band-pass response types and 12/24/48 dB/oct slopes. The panning setting creates cool stereo effects without phase problems by changing the filter frequency for the left and right audio channels independently. FabFilter Volcano’s interactive filter display shows the curves for both filters and lets you drag them around, separately or both at the same time.
Frequency, peak, and panning settings can be modulated in any way imaginable with the two LFOs and the triggered envelope generator. The LFOs have adjustable triangle and square wave forms and can be synchronized to the host tempo.
The new MIDI learn feature lets you control FabFilter Volcano with any MIDI keyboard or controller within minutes, simply by turning knobs in FabFilter Volcano’s user interface and on the controller.
FabFilter Volcano is available on May 25, 2005 for $139 (US) as an Audio Units plug-in and a VST plug-in for Mac OS X and as a VST plug-in for Windows on www.fabfilter.com. FabFilter One owners can purchase FabFilter Volcano for just $99 (US). System requirements are either Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) or higher with an Audio Units or VST 2 host, or Windows XP, 2000, 98, Me, or 2003, with a VST 2 host.