FabFilter releases FabFilter Twin 1.20 and Volcano 1.20 (Pc/Mac/Universal)

FabFilter has released updates to FabFilter Twin and FabFilter Volcano. The new versions contain bug fixes as well as improvements and new features.

* Added MIDI program change handling. Any preset can now be loaded by sending bank select and program change MIDI messages.

* Added optional interactive help. When this feature is activated, help texts will appear when you move the mouse cursor over any control in the plug-in interface.

* Fixed a bug that could cause Twin or Volcano to freeze on Apple G5 Dual/Quad systems when changing presets.

* Added a 'polarity' option to the LFOs in FabFilter Twin, which can be used to produce either waveforms between -1 and 1 (original behaviour) or positive-only waveforms between 0 and 1.

* Reduced memory usage of Twin by 50%.

* Slightly reduced memory usage of FabFilter Volcano and improved filters to use less CPU.

* Other minor bug fixes.

The new versions are fully backwards-compatible with earlier versions and should load existing songs and presets without any problems. These updates are free for existing users and grant others a new evaluation period.

FabFilter Volcano is a filter plug-in for Windows and Mac OS X with FabFilter's state-of-the-art filter technology. Two multimode filters with seven different filter characteristics provide up to 63 different filter types. Two LFOs, one EG, and an interactive filter display ensure endless modulation and tweaking possibilities.

FabFilter Twin is a versatile and powerful synthesizer plug-in for Windows and Mac OS X with endless modulation options. It combines super-high quality oscillators and superb, award-winning multi-mode filters with truly unique drag-and-drop modulation slots, which make sound designing fun, easy and fast. FabFilter Twin comes with a library of more than 800 presets!

Price: Twin 129 dollar / Volcano 119 dollar.