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FabFilter Pro-L2, available on Dec, 5th

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Pro-L 2 will become available in a few days on December 5, 2017.

 

 

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StrongMocha’s Review of FabFilter Volcano 3: A Powerful Filter Plug-in for Creative Filtering

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New Vintage filter plug in Volcano3

FabFilter has released the latest version of its filter plug-in, Volcano 3. With an entirely reimagined interface, a raft of new vintage-style filter shapes, per-filter saturation control, full visualization of modulation sources and targets, and much more.

What does FabFilter Volcano do?

The FabFilter Volcano 3 plug-in is designed to emulate the sound of old-school analog filters. With tons of features, modulation options and an intuitive user interface it’s one plugin you should have in your arsenal!

FabFilter’s latest release, Volcano 3 provides more than just improvements to the filter and mod options. It also includes a new characterful bell sound effect that can be used in multiple ways such as an airy siren or warm ringing tone for your next track!

Beautiful new interface and improved workflow

A completely reimagined interface, new vintage-style filter shapes, and per-filter saturation control are just some of the additions that bring Volcano 3 to life. A raft of modulation sources can be heard for each type in real-time visualizations which gives you unprecedented insight into how your sound changes with these simple gestures on stage or while performing at home without ever having touched a keyboard!

The first thing you will notice when opening up Volcano 3 is its new, streamlined interface. The completely redesigned look makes working on the software a joy!

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The new FabFilter Volcano 3 is a complete product for musicians with its intuitive and immediate design. The aim of the designers was to make it as easy on users, whether they are engineers or producers who have been in this industry before but want something more simple now that advances have caught up to them – either way you’re covered!

The Fabfilter Company’s newest venture into audio engineering has set out their stall early: there won’t be any unnecessary complications bogging down your workflow because everything about these plug-ins seems designed around keeping things minimalistic while still maintaining clarity at every turn.

Designed to be used in long sessions

The interface is now so intuitive and visually stunning that you can’t help but be in awe.

The source flow area gives an eye-catching overview of all active modulations while floating slot panels enable collective balancing for sources who want to control the currently selected GPO, master channel, or external device from within Studio One DAW software without ever leaving their session window! The new full-screen mode is a game-changer for people who work on their computers all day. It maximizes the filtering workspace and provides an easy-to-view background that will keep you more engaged in longer sessions, without any strain on your eyesight!

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Improved Performace

The new filter display speeds up workflow with the selection of multiple filters at once and presents a unified response curve that can be further customized to your liking. There’s also stereo separation so you get an accurate sense of how one sound will differently affect another when playing back through speakers or headphones in different rooms! The result is an audio interface that offers many improvements over its predecessor including improved visibility of all channels’ waveforms.

Let’s get into the nitty-gritty of this smoother workflow. With intelligent algorithms that adjust playback speed when you need it most, your keys won’t get stuck at any tempo or subdivision rate thanks in part to a key filter engine with automatic adjustments for faster conversion rates on slower computers!

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Its smooth workflow makes it perfect for creative filtering with no limits on flexibility or authentic analog sound.

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Characterful new filters

The new filter display speeds up workflow with the selection of multiple filters at once and presents a unified response curve that can be further customized to your liking. There’s also stereo separation so you get an accurate sense of how one sound will differently affect another when playing back through speakers or headphones in different rooms! The result is an audio interface that offers many improvements over its predecessor including improved visibility of all channels’ waveforms.

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The beating heart of Volcano 3 is, of course, its bank of four analog-modeled filters. These are the core to what makes this synth worth every penny you spend on it as they provide almost endless ways for sound designers and musicians alike can create their next hit song or just vibe out in style with something comforting like piano melodies!

Easy peasy lemon squeezy sounds and vibes

It was clear from looking at all these features that making sounds would be easy peasy lemon squeezy here because not only do we get access to both oscillators which allow us more tonal options but also one dedicated sigtriller generator per voice polyphony allowing maximum flexibility when layering up different instruments against each other without any fear whatsoever by being too repetitive sounding due lack if unison tuned voices across multiple layers

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Expanding on the already-established High-, Low-, and Band Pass types, Volcano 3 more than doubles your options with Vintage Style Bells tailored for players who want to hear depth in their sound. You can also choose between shelf or notch filters as well! And if all else fails there’s always an All-Pass mode that will give you something new every time – just like when classic analog equipment used these same components back in the day!

Easy drag-and-drop modulation

The Volcano 3’s modulation possibilities are endless. With all those extra modules, it is easy to create your own unique sound with a few clicks of the mouse! Just drag and drop connections from module to module for quick setups without sacrificing musicality or complexity in favor of ease-of-use design features that have been proven effective by pro musicians around the world who use them every day on stage as well as behind closed doors at home studios.

With its diverse and ever-growing arsenal of modulation options, Volcano 3 offers endless possibilities for the musician. Setting up new connections couldn’t be easier: just drag and drop!

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FabFilter Look and Feel

It’s worth noting that all filters are based on the same concept as used in FabFilter similar plugins – so what you can do there, you can now do here.

Just because it has three basic frequency bands doesn’t mean they’re boring; instead, look at them through fresh eyes thanks to our wide variety of styles. When we think about the low bass, mid-range, and high notes as a palette out into which musicians can paint their own masterpiece with great ease, there’s no such thing as too many colors!

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Just like the original trio, these are all highly non-linear for a palpably analog sound and can be switched through an array of sonic colorations 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 6 dB/octave slope option, and independent volume and pan controls bring a whole new level of depth to parallel routing setups.

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Beyond discussed new innovations

The Volcano 3 app is an ever-increasing work of art. It’s not only stunning to look at but also full of useful functional additions, refinements, and tweaks that make your life easier every day!

The new Slider can be found in the modulation section, offering a vertical-only variant on XY Controller. This means it only has two axes of control for both pitch and volume instead of three like other controllers which makes this pretty unique! You get adjustable Attack/Decay curves along with Transient Detection Mode providing extra filter cutoff sounds when pressing keys down quickly while playing—allowing you to create more dynamic sounds without having any silence between them since they’ll still sound great no matter what interval was used before starting playback at that point.

Key features

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. 

  • Up to four simultaneous filters, each drawing on an extensive range of modes and styles for an infinite palette of coloration
  • 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 option
  • Per-filter level and pan controls
  • Endless modulation options, with as many 16-step XLFOs, XY controllers, envelope generators, envelope followers, and MIDI sources as desired
  • New real-time modulation visualization of both targets and sources, and floating slot panels on all targets
  • 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 

FabFilter has cool things

The FabFilter Pro-Tracks bundle brings you all of the usual goodies, like perfectly tuned knobs and MIDI Learn for creating your own unique sound. 

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Perfectly tuned knobs, MIDI learn for unlimited automation potential, and Smart Parameter Interpolation that smooths out parameters changes.

About FabFilter

Beautiful sound. Fantastic workflow. These are the foundations of FabFilter. Continually challenging and rethinking industry standards, FabFilter creates powerful audio plug-ins with superb sound quality and innovative interfaces. FabFilter was founded in 2002 by Frederik Slijkerman and Floris Klinkert, and is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 

Availability

FabFilter Volcano 3 is now available for EUR 109, USD 129 or GBP 94, supporting both Windows and macOS in VST and VST 3, Audio Units, AAX, and AudioSuite plug-in formats. Bundles with FabFilter Volcano 3 and other FabFilter plug-ins are also available. For iOS users, FabFilter Volcano 3 is also available as an AUv3 plug-in via the App Store.

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To make self-quarantine just a little bit easier during the COVID-19 pandemic, FabFilter offers free 30-day evaluation extensions for all their plug-ins, including Volcano 3.

Existing FabFilter customers

FabFilter Volcano 3 released! FabFilter Volcano 3 is a new major version of the Volcano filter plug-in, introducing new filter shapes, drive, enhanced sound, modulation visualization, and much more. Please check and uncheck the products below to discover your personal discount price.

Existing FabFilter customers can purchase or upgrade to FabFilter Volcano 3 with very attractive discounts by logging into their online user account.

Conclusion

When you open up Volcano 3 for the first time, it is like stepping into an entirely new world. The completely redesigned interface makes working with this app more pleasant and efficient!

The plugin is a must-have for any creative media professional. It has no limits and offers an endlessly flexible workflow with the capability to create a stunningly authentic analog sound that will make you feel like your work doesn’t need anything else!

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With Volcano 3, FabFilter has taken its sound design to the next level with an impressive selection of new features. You can now use bell-like filters or notch resonators for added character in your production!

The notch filter type is a great way to add some special uniqueness and vibe!

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FabFilter New Timeless 3 and Vintage Tape Delay Plug-in

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Timeless 3

FabFilter Timeless 3

FabFilter Timeless 3 is a versatile, vintage-sounding tape delay, which will undividedly satisfy your daily delay needs. And with its unique effects, filters, tap patterns, and unlimited modulation options, you can just as quickly turn it into the ultimate sound-mangling machine!

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Timeless 3 introduces a streamlined new interface, five feedback circuit effects, more filters, up to 16 delay taps, improved filter, and saturation algorithms, a revised preset library, and more. With its dual-delay architecture and limitless modulation system, it’s the go-to plugin for both bread-and-butter echoes and spectacular creative effects.

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  • Fully redesigned, highly-simplified interface, with an easy workflow and new modulation engine
  • Dual delay lines (5 ms to 5 sec) with host tempo sync and panning
  • Tape delay or time-stretching behavior when changing the delay time
  • Feedback, cross-feedback, phase inversion, and ping-pong mode
  • Up to six analog-style multimode filters with filter panning
  • All-new interactive delay and filter displays simplify operation by enabling direct editing of delay times, feedback, filter frequencies, panning, and more
  • Create rhythmic patterns using up to 16 delay taps, which can be controlled and modulated individually
  • Delay freeze with modulation
  • Drive, Lo-Fi, Diffuse, Dynamics, and Pitch effects for processing the feedback circuit
  • Endless modulation options, with as many 16-step XLFOs, XY controllers, envelope generators, envelope followers, and MIDI sources as desired
  • Full visual feedback of modulation via parameter animation and ‘source flow’
  • Stereo width control
  • Mid/side processing
  • Resizable interface with full-screen mode
  • Carefully designed and curated factory presets, plus support for earlier Timeless 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 
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Improved sound

Taking Timeless to new sonic heights — with particular attention paid to the temporal response of the feedback circuit, FabFilter has upgraded and optimized its analog-modeling algorithms from top to bottom. The results are its warmest filters and smoothest saturation yet, delivering epic echo-based effects of unrivalled clarity, presence, and character.

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Stunning new interface and streamlined workflow

Timeless 3 enables users to design even the most intricate delay effects faster and more efficiently than ever. The completely redesigned interface greatly simplifies operation without compromising the feature set in any way, and is presented with a new, darker color scheme that’s easier on the eye during long sessions. The all-new delay display provides intuitive visualization and tweaking of delay time, feedback, and mix settings, while the interactive filter display makes shaping the frequency response a snap, and the stunning full screen mode expands the GUI for maximum focus. Modulation sources and targets now visualize modulation signals with animated collars and tracks, and the new source flow area provides an engaging overview of all active modulations.

Five feedback path effects

Color the sound of the delays with Timeless 3’s five new ‘one-knob’ feedback effect modules. Add analog-style saturation and digital distortion with Drive and Lo-Fi; soften, smear, and ‘reverb-ify’ the signal with the Diffuse knob; dial in instant compression or gating with Dynamics; and shift the feedback up to an octave up or down with the Pitch processor. Needless to say, all five are available as modulation targets, too, so it’s easy to get them moving with Timeless 3’s XLFOs, Envelope Followers, XY Controllers, MIDI CCs, and more.

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Shape the delay with up to six filters

Tripling the number available in version 2, Timeless 3 provides six multimode filters with which to sculpt delays. Each filter is instantiated and adjusted directly in the interactive filter display, and offers a choice of high-pass, low- pass, band-pass, bell, shelf, and notch modes. Apply all six in series or parallel, or with three filters on each L/R channel for cross-feedback-enhanced stereo effects. Whether dialed in for precision equalization or modulated for acrobatic feedback manipulation, Timeless 3’s filters put no limits on frequency shaping and sound incredible.

New and improved presets

The factory preset library has been rebuilt from the ground up to maximize its usability, incorporating Timeless 3’s new feedback effects and filters, and reorganized to make it easier to find the effect needed for any situation. From focused instrument-specific treatments, dubbed-out echo-scapes, and spacious reverbs to a vast range of complex modulation-based special FX, the Timeless 3 preset library is bursting with inspirational setups for use in their own right, or as jumping-off points for creating original patches.

Pricing and Availability

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FabFilter Timeless 3 is now available for EUR 109, USD 129, or GBP 94, supporting both Windows and macOS in VST and VST 3, Audio Units, AAX, and AudioSuite plug-in formats. Bundles with FabFilter Timeless 3 and other FabFilter plug-ins are also available. Existing FabFilter customers can purchase or upgrade to FabFilter Timeless 3 with very attractive discounts by logging into their online user account.

To make self-quarantine just a little bit easier during the COVID-19 pandemic, FabFilter offers free 30-day evaluation extensions for all their plug-ins, including Timeless 3.

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FabFilter updates plug-ins now with Native Apple Silicon Support

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FabFilter Native Apple Silicon Support

Apple’s new M1 processor-based computers look set to kickstart a revolution in creative computing with a groundbreaking combination of performance and efficiency. However, while the Rosetta 2 translation layer that enables software written for Intel processors to be used on Apple Silicon is impressive in its speed and stability, it’s not until that software is optimized for native deployment that the full potential of Apple Silicon can be realized.

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Spearheading that optimization in the pro audio sector, FabFilter is proud to announce the introduction of Apple Silicon compatibility across its entire catalog. Every effect and instrument in the range — from the Pro-Q 3 equalizer, Pro-L 2 true peak limiter, and Pro-C 2 compressor to the Pro-R reverb, Saturn 2 multiband distortion, Twin analog synth, and beyond — now loads natively in macOS Big Sur running on Apple Silicon (or as a Universal Binary on Intel Macs), in VST2, VST3, and AU formats. And drawing on their extensive experience of porting to iPad, the company didn’t stop there, going on to optimize CPU usage across their product line specifically for M1.

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“We’ve been making plugins for iOS for years, so we were already familiar with ARM processors and have done a lot of ARM-specific optimization work overtime,” says FabFilter co-founder Frederik Slijkerman. “Porting that to the Apple Silicon Mac was a relatively easy and quick process, but, of course, we took the time to further fine-tune our code to tailor it to the new M1 processors.”

As well as giving early adopters of the M1 MacBooks and Mac mini their first taste of a bright third- party plugin future on Apple Silicon, the updates also fix a number of bugs, as well as adding support for Dolby Atmos 7.0.2 and 7.1.2 in the VST3 version of Pro-L 2 and Pro-Q 3, and optimizing various distortion styles in Saturn 2.

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In addition, this update also includes various bug fixes and improvements for all platforms. FabFilter recommends everyone to update to these latest plug-in versions. See the release notes for a full list of changes.

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All FabFilter plug-ins updated with native Apple Silicon support

  • Added native Apple Silicon support to the AU, VST and VST3 plug-ins on Mac. Of course, Intel Macs are still supported via universal binaries. The minimum macOS requirement is now macOS 10.10.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the right-click menu in VST3 plug-ins on Mac to appear in the wrong location on Retina displays.
  • Fixed a bug in the VST3 plug-ins that could cause some plug-in parameters to reset to the default value after leaving the plug-in open without running audio for a long time (for example overnight).
  • Pro-C 2: Fixed a bug that could occur in the VST3 plug-in in Ableton Live and possibly other hosts that caused attack and release to work incorrectly when multiple small audio clips are present on a track with silence in between.
  • Pro-L 2, Pro-Q 3: Added support for Dolby Atmos 7.0.2 and 7.1.2 in the VST3 plug-ins.
  • Pro-L 2, Timeless 2, Twin 2: Fixed glitches when moving the interface from a High DPI monitor to a regular monitor or back.
  • Saturn 2, Timeless 2, Twin 2, Volcano 2: Fixed a crash that could occur in MIDI Learn mode or when making a drag-and-drop modulation connection if the number of active sources (e.g. XLFOs) is automated by the host at the same time.
  • One, Twin 2: Fixed a crash when validating the Intel AU plug-in on an Apple Silicon Mac via Rosetta 2 in a native Apple Silicon host like Logic Pro.
  • Pro-R: Fixed a bug that could cause Decay Rate EQ bands set to High Shelf with a factor above 100% to have no effect on the sound.
  • Pro-Q 3: With Gain-Q Interaction enabled, Cmd/Ctrl-dragging a positive dynamic range in the display would flip the gain to negative.
  • Pro-Q 3: Double-clicking on the instance name in the Analyzer panel and making it empty would not work correctly when the name was already set to the default.
  • Saturn 2: Optimized CPU usage with various distortion styles, most notably British Rock and British Pop.
  • Volcano 2: The mono AU plug-in now no longer uses the “FF” prefix in the plug-in name.
  • Volcano 2: Fixed a bug that caused modulation connections to a filter on the right or side channel to display an incorrect modulation target.

COVID-19 evaluation extension

To make self-quarantine just a little bit easier during the COVID-19 pandemic, FabFilter offers free 30-day evaluation extensions for all their plug-ins via www.fabfilter.com/covid19.  Just enter your email address and FabFilter sends you an email with an evaluation extension. 

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The updated plug-ins are fully compatible with previous versions. The latest versions and 30-day trials are available for download now. The updated plug-ins are fully compatible with previous versions. The latest versions and 30-day trials are available for download now.

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