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UVI Falcon | Overview

Overview

UVI Falcon | GUIS

The Most Complete Hybrid Instrument Available

Mix and modulate samples, synthesis modules, fx and more in todays most extensive and streamlined hybrid instrument
UVI Falcon | Sound quality

Incredible sound quality

15 state-of-the-art oscillators, including stunning granular and time-stretching engines by IRCAM and fully-featured Wavetable, FM, Drum and Pluck modules
UVI Falcon | Ergonomic UI

Ergonomic and adaptable user interface

Take control over MIDI processing, synthesis, effects and modulation in a single window for an immediate and adaptive sound design workflow
UVI Falcon | Powerful effects

Unique and powerful effects

Over 80 high-quality FX including algorithmic and convolution reverbs, delays, modeled filters, distortions, dynamics processors, analyzers, multi-fx and more
UVI Falcon | Infinite possibilities

Infinite possibilities

Explore sound in exciting new ways using concepts you already know with no artificial restrictions to creativity, take it further and script custom event generators or even fully-scripted instruments with custom UI's
UVI Falcon | Voucher

Get the Sounds You Want

In addition to an expansive factory preset library each purchase of Falcon includes a $100 / 100€ voucher good towards the purchase of any soundbank or Falcon Expansion on uvi.net. With dozens of choices ranging from orchestral instruments to vintage synths, you can immediately expand Falcon to complement your style.

Introducing Falcon

Falcon is an advanced and truly unlimited hybrid instrument, bringing together an extensive collection of cutting-edge oscillators, effects, modulators and event processors and delivering them in a workflow-adaptive and highly-scriptable environment. Falcon allows you to create and manipulate sound with unparalleled precision and finesse, from basic sample slicing and synth design to extravagantly modulated multitimbral hybrids. Falcon runs stand-alone or in your DAW as a plugin, is natively surround capable up to 10.2 channels, can take just about any sound you can throw at it for fuel (and some pictures, too) and is fully compatible with all UVI Powered instruments.
Falcon comes with an incredible collection of factory presets created by some of the most respected sound designers in the world. Tap them for instant gratification or to inspire your own sound design. Component presets are available for everything from oscillators and effects to modulation sequencers, allowing you to quickly explore options and find one that works, fast. Create your own presets for nearly any module and build custom libraries so you can easily recall ideas for future use.
Whether you're looking for a large package of new sounds and instruments to explore or a creative environment to realize efficient, reliable and sophisticated sound design with, Falcon is an innovative and powerful choice.

Feature Overview

OSCILLATORS

Falcon offers 15 highly-optimized oscillators covering the spectrum of modern sampling and synthesis techniques. Sample-based oscillators include IRCAM Granular, IRCAM Multi Granular, IRCAM Scrub, IRCAM Stretch, Sample, Slice and Stretch. Synthesis oscillators include Analog, Analog Stack, Drum, FM, Noise, Organ, Pluck and Wavetable. Falcon's oscillators sound incredible and are optimized for efficient performance.
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UVI Falcon | Oscillators

EFFECTS

Over 80 high-quality effects are at your disposal, categorized for easy navigation: Delays, Reverbs, Modulation, Filters, Equalizers, Amps and Stereo, Drive and Distortions, Dynamics, Analysis and more. UVI's rich heritage of effect design is in full force with sophisticated delays, versatile reverbs (including the Sparkverb algorithm and an optimized convolution reverb), compressors, vinyl, reamping effects and more. Add effects at the patch level, as sends or even per note.
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UVI Falcon | Effects
UVI Falcon | Modulation

MODULATION

Rich sound means motion and Falcon can create it whenever and however you need it. AHD, Analog ADSR, Attack Decay, DAHDSR, Drunk, LFO, Multi Envelope and Step Envelope modulation generators all come standard and can be used to effect nearly anything in the Falcon environment. Create variation over time or on demand, drive your oscillators, effects or even other modulators, then add the most important parameters to the macro panel for clear and intuitive performance control.
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UVI Falcon | Modulation
UVI Falcon | Events

EVENTS

Falcon's Event processors provide control and analysis of the pre-synthesis phase of your sound, from manipulating incoming MIDI data to creating it algorithmically. Utilize factory processors such as an advanced Arpeggiator, Micro Tuner, Chorder, Harmonizer, Strum simulator, MIDI Player, Unison and Shepard effects, or code your own from scratch with the powerful Lua scripting language.
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UVI Falcon | Events

INTERFACE

From editing at the component level to mixing and realtime performance of multiple instruments, Falcon's interface was designed to be both ergonomic and adaptable. Due to the nature of instrument design and interactive music performance, projects can quickly become large and multifaceted. Falcon's UI was structured to help mitigate that complexity and allow you to quickly focus regardless of level of detail.
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UVI Falcon | Interface

PERFORMANCE

Falcon was designed with a rich performance toolset including full Open Sound Control (OSC) implementation, host automation, flexible MIDI and audio routing, MIDI learn, key range and velocity range controls, keyswitching and more. Whether you're working with a single instrument or an ensemble, in a DAW or standalone, Falcon gives you the control you need to create dynamic and captivating performances.
UVI Falcon | Performances
UVI Falcon | Sounds

SOUNDS

Falcon comes with an incredible collection of presets created by some of the world's most recognized sound designers, but there's much more to discover. Falcon is fully-compatible with all UVI and UVI-Powered instruments from a growing list of companies like Acousticsamples, Gospel Musicians, VI Labs and Virharmonic.
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UVI Falcon | Scripting

SCRIPTING

Falcon implements custom scripts throughout its architecture allowing you to create everything from custom Event processors to professional-level skinned instruments with the powerful and lightweight Lua scripting language. Don't know anything about scripting? Don't worry, Falcon has a built-in visual editor for creating fully customized macro-driven interfaces.
UVI Falcon | What's New

What's New

UVI Falcon | What's New
As an integral part of our vision, UVI is committed to keeping the Falcon experience fresh and innovative through regular updates including new factory content, modules, enhanced functionality and optimizations. Registered users can access the newest version anytime from the My Products page.
UVI Falcon | What's New
UVI Falcon | What's New
UVI Falcon | What's New
UVI Falcon | What's New
UVI Falcon | What's New
UVI Falcon | What's New
UVI Falcon | What's New

NEW FEATURES:

New Event modules using the Script Processor such as Polyphonic Step, Chorder 2 and more [1.4]
Learn more about Script Processor
New search tab in the right panel [1.4]
New factory presets [1.4 / 1.2 / 1.1]
Learn more about the Factory Content
Rotary, an exacting rotary speaker emulation [1.3]
Learn more about Modulation Effects
Phasor, a variable 12-order automatic phaser [1.2]
Learn more about Modulation Effects
Phasor Filter, a variable 12-order filter [1.2]
Learn more about Filter Effects
Diode Clipper, a circuit-modeled clipper effect [1.2]
Learn more about Filter Effects
Thorus, 8-voice chorus effect [1.1]
Learn more about Modulation Effects
2 new FX rack presets: Fuzz4 and MaxMS [1.1]
Learn more about Effect Rack
Support for MPE devices and new dedicated ‘MPE’ presets [1.1]

ENHANCEMENTS:

Updated Multi-Envelope modulator supports creation by MIDI and sample drag’n-drop [1.4]
Learn more about Modulators
Micro Tuner (events) [1.3]
• Support for AnaMark tuning (.tun)
Learn more about Event Processors
IRCAM Stretch (oscillator)
• Better first transient handling [1.3]
• Added ‘Remix’ section for discrete mixing of Harmonic, Noise and Transient signal components [1.2]
Learn more about Sampling Oscillators
Dual Delay (fx) [1.2]
• Added Peak EQ section (Frequency, Gain, Q) into the Feedback circuit
• Added Channel Offset control in the Modulation section
Learn more about Delay Effects
Xpander Filter (fx) [1.2]
• Added Thickness control
• Added selectable algorithms (I, II) with oversampling
Learn more about Filter Effects
UVI Wide (fx) [1.2]
• Added Extra Width controls
Learn more about Stereo Effects
Tilt (fx) [1.2]
• Redesigned UI
Learn more about Equalizer Effects
FM (oscillator) [1.1]
• Fixed Frequency toggle (Hz mode)
• Fine tune knob (functions as a multiplier in Hz mode)
• Snap Ratio toggle (quantizes Hz integer values to constrain FM to harmonics)
• Start Phase knob
Learn more about the FM Oscillator
Pluck (oscillator) [1.1]
• Sample section: Start, Detune and KeyFollow
• Noise section: Sustain Mode
• Stereo Mode
Learn more about the Pluck Oscillator
UVI Falcon | In-Depth

In-Depth

OSCILLATORS

UVI Falcon | Oscillators
Falcon includes 15 oscillators covering a wide range of modern synthesis methods from basic sample playback to more advanced generators like Pluck, Wavetable and IRCAM Multi Granular.
One of Falcon's greatest strengths is its ability to freely layer oscillators to create elaborate hybrid instruments that capitalize on the unique features of both sample-based and algorithmic sound creation. There are no preset limits on the quantity or type of oscillators you can use, you're limited only by your computers processing power and imagination.
UVI Falcon | Synthesis

SYNTHESIS

UVI Falcon | Sampling

SAMPLING

SYNTHESIS

ANALOG

UVI Falcon | Analog Oscillator
A virtual analog oscillator outfitted with a traditional selection of waveforms including Sine, Saw, Square, Triangle, Noise and Pulse. Includes pulse width modulation, sync control and a robust unison section supporting phase, tuning and spread control on up to 8 voices.

DRUM

UVI Falcon | Drum Oscillator
Designed for the creation of rhythmic and percussive sounds, DRUM utilizes both a pitched oscillator and noise generator. Both pitched and noise oscillators sport discrete AD amplitude envelopes with the former providing pitch modulation. EQ and distortion are available in the master section for broad shape control.

ANALOG STACK

UVI Falcon | Analog Stack Oscillator
An 8-voice implementation of the Analog oscillator designed to facilitate the rapid layering. Each voice utilizes the same basic engine found in the Analog oscillator, substituting the Unison and Sync sections for Pan and Gain to facilitate spatial and level mixing and a pitch section for subtle to extreme voice detuning.

FM

UVI Falcon | FM Oscillator
A four operator FM oscillator which can be used in either ratio or Hz modes and is arrangeable in one of 11 configurations. Additional operator controls include Fine Ratio/Freq Multiplier, Snap Ratio (which quantizes modulation frequencies to harmonics) and Start Phase.

NOISE

UVI Falcon | NOISE Oscillator
A robust noise oscillator offers 15 unique noise shapes including Band, S&H, Static I, Static II, Violet, Blue, White, Pink, Brown, Lorenz, Rossler, Crackle, Logistic, Dust and Velvet. Dynamic shapes provide additional control such as Static Density and Logistic Chaos.

ORGAN

UVI Falcon | ORGAN Oscillator
A drawbar-style organ oscillator with 8 bars representing different harmonics traditionally used on pipe organs. ORGAN provides discrete Gain and Pan controls for each partial and a percussion section with Fast/Slow and Harmonic controls. Pair with the rotary effect for a classic organ sound.

PLUCK

UVI Falcon | PLUCK Oscillator
A physically inspired string synthesis module, Pluck utilizes both algorithmic and sample-based excitations to create rich harmonic sounds with natural decay. Choose from a selection of factory impulses or load your own samples, modulate sample start time and tune, adjust the initial excitation, coupling of multiple strings, and finally contribution of sample, synth and noise generators.

WAVETABLE

UVI Falcon | WAVETABLE Oscillator
A fully-featured wavetable oscillator provides multiple phase distortion modes and a robust unison section with wave and stereo spread across up to 8 voices. Modulate the Wave Index to sweep through wavetables which can be chosen from a large selection of factory content. Wavetable can also import a variety of user files including WAV files (single or sequential), user tables or graphic image files which are converted pixel-rows to cycles, brightness to amplitude.

SAMPLING

At the heart of Falcon’s sample oscillators is a full-fledged sample editor allowing you to quickly make changes to your samples without moving to an external application. Crop, normalize, silence, reverse, add fades, or even bounce Falcon’s effects to your sample in place. Additionally, you can select multiple files and batch them all at once.

SAMPLE

UVI Falcon | SAMPLE Oscillator
A no-frills workhorse sample oscillator, ideal for basic soundboards and traditional sample playback. The Sample display can be interactively resized and provides editing functions such as crop, normalize, silence, reverse and fade in/out along with the ability to apply any of Falcon's effects in-place. Due to Falcon’s ability to efficiently stream samples from disk you can manage tens of thousands of samples at once without a massive RAM footprint.

SLICE

UVI Falcon | SLICE Oscillator
Ideal for rhythmic and percussive material, the Slice oscillator can divide samples into discrete keygroups to be resequenced. Adjust transient sensitivity manually or use embedded markers like those found in REX files. Drag-and-drop export of sliced file maps in a variety of ways including as a Falcon patch, discrete WAV files, or MIDI sequence.

STRETCH

UVI Falcon | STRETCH Oscillator
A realtime, low-CPU pitch-shifting sample oscillator. Stretch can adjust pitch up to ±2 octaves while maintaining sample duration. Freely adjust sample start time, playback mode and tempo analysis. Use the Solo Mode button to switch between discrete monophonic and polyphonic pitch-shifting algorithms.

IRCAM GRANULAR

UVI Falcon | IRCAM Granular Oscillator
IRCAM's premier granular oscillator, divides an audio sample into grains and recombines them for realistic pitch shifting or soundscape generation. Adjust Grain parameters such as Size, Density, Jitter, Position, Speed, Direction, Loop Mode, Pitch Variation and Correction Method.

IRCAM MULTI GRANULAR

UVI Falcon | IRCAM Multi Granular Oscillator
A multi-voice implementation of the IRCAM Granular oscillator which can be used to great effect to achieve a range of complex unison sounds. Includes the same control set from IRCAM Granular with an additional section to control voice quantity, position and spread.

IRCAM STRETCH

UVI Falcon | IRCAM Stretch Oscillator
Similar to the Stretch oscillator, but implementing IRCAM's high-quality phase vocoder for time-stretching and pitch-shifting with transient and envelope preservation. Requires more processing power than the standard pitch-shifting algorithms used in other oscillators but with a significant quality improvement.

IRCAM SCRUB

UVI Falcon | IRCAM Scrub Oscillator
Similar in use to IRCAM Granular, IRCAM Scrub offers random-access scrubbing, speed and directional control but uses the same top-quality algorithm found in IRCAM Stretch.
UVI Falcon | In-Depth

In-Depth

EFFECTS

UVI Falcon | Effects
Falcon includes over 80 high-quality effects, categorized for easy navigation: Delays, Reverbs, Modulation, Filters, Equalizers, Amps and Stereo, Drive and Distortions, Dynamics, Analysis and more. With effects suited for nearly every need from creative mangling to precise sound sculpting, mixing and analysis, Falcon provides a tremendous sound design facility.
Effects within Falcon can be instanced as sends on effect busses, at the program, layer or note level and allow for extensive control of your signal and an unrestricted approach to sound and instrument design. Additionally, effects can be racked in an EffectRack for parallel and multi-band processing, or as a central, reusable multi-effect with macro-driven controls.

DELAYS

Analog Tape Delay
An all-purpose delay effect inspired by classic analog delays using tape loops.
Dual Delay
A versatile delay module with with discrete channel controls for creating time-based effects. A sophisticated display visualizes changes to time, stereo and phase.
Falcon | Delays Effect

REVERBS

Diffusion
Spreads the signal over time, creating a simple yet versatile decay with reverb-like results.
IReverb
A highly-optimized convolution-based reverb module. Includes a large library of factory impulses with support for user samples.
Sparkverb
A versatile algorithmic reverb capable of producing an extremely broad range of spaces with a minimal control footprint. Uses the same engine as the stand-alone effect plugin.

MODULATION

Analog Chorus
A traditional chorus unit inspired by a vintage analog effect pedal.
Analog Flanger
A traditional flanger unit inspired by a vintage analog effect pedal.
Ensemble 505
An ensemble chorus effect inspired by the ensemble effect section of a popular vintage synthesizer.
Flanger
A classic flanger effect, mixing the input signal against a variable time-delayed version of itself.
Phasor
A variable 12-order automatic phaser with LFO-based sweep between adjustable high and low frequencies. Visualizer displays filter shape at low and high frequency positions.
Rotary
A vintage speaker emulation with highly-customizable cabinet and mic controls.
Thorus
A variable 8-voice chorus effect specifically designed to reduce artifacts for enhanced depth and clarity.

FILTERS

Analog Filter
A unique filter inspired by the filter section on a popular American analog synthesizer.
Biquad Filter
The classic swiss-army knife multimode filter.
Brickwall Filter
A steep butterworth Lowpass or highpass filter with slope ranging from 24 to 96 dB/oct.
Comb Filter
A classic comb filter module. A time-delayed version of the input signal is fed back into self and added or subtracted.
Crossover Filter
A crossover filter with selectable low-pass, band-pass and high-pass modes and variable crossover frequency. Configure in EffectRack chains for multi-band processing.
Lowpass 24
A classic 24 dB/octave ladder lowpass filter with resonance (order 4).
Lowpass 12
A classic 12dB/octave lowpass filter with resonance (order 2).
One Pole
A gentle and very efficient 6dB/octave lowpass or highpass filter. The most efficient of all filters by far.
Phasor Filter
A variable 12-order manual phaser with sweepable frequency and filter shape visualizer.
Rez Filter
A unique filter inspired the filter section on a popular Japanese analog synthesizer.
SVF
A MultiMode (LP, HP, BP, Peak, Notch) State Variable filter with optional built-in saturation.
UVI Filter
A filter that is continuously adjustable between low-pass and high-pass modes.
Vowel Filter
A dual-filter version of the classic talkbox effect.
WahWah
A classic wah filter effect with manual control over the wah amount.
Xpander Filter
A multimode (37) variant on a 4th order ladder filter with built-in saturation and oversampling.

EQUALIZERS

3 Band Shelf
A 3-band EQ divided as Low, Mid and High. The Mid band is a bell curve, while the Low and High bands are shelves.
8 Band EQ
An 8-band parametric EQ with variable filter shapes and an interactive graphical display.
Big Pi Tone
An emulation of the tone circuit in a popular fuzzbox guitar pedal.
Convolver
A convolution processor specifically designed for emulating EQs and cabinets. Choose from a large selection of factory impulses. Supports user samples.
Tilt
A 2-shelf equalizer, inversely applying a low-shelf and a high-shelf.
Tone Stack
Emulates the tone control section found on many popular amplifier heads.

AMP/STEREO

Autopan
A classic autopanner, varies the stereo pan with an LFO.
Gain
A typical level-adjustment module, boost or cut the input signal level.
Gain Matrix
Sets the gain level and phase of each channel allowing for simple per-channel adjustments and specialized gain/phase transformations such as decoding M/S to stereo.
Tremolo
A classic tremolo effect, varies amplitude with an LFO.
UVI Wide
A specialized stereo width enhancer.

DRIVE/DISTORTION

Analog Crunch
A classic crunch effect inspired by popular electric guitar effect pedals.
Diode Clipper
A complex circuit-modeled clipper with Tone and High Pass filtering controls.
Drive
A distortion effect with 3 different saturation modes and internal oversampling up to 16x.
Exciter
A level-tracking saturation effect with selectable tape or tube distortion.
Fuzz
A classic fuzz effect inspired by guitar and bass effect pedals.
Guitar Boxes
A specialized convolution effect designed to emulate signal reamping. Emulates various amplifiers and the characteristics of subsequent capture microphones including dynamic, condenser and ribbon mics.
Overdrive
A basic saturation effect.
Wave Shaper
A distortion effect with many saturation modes, input and output filters and internal oversampling up to 16x.

DYNAMICS

3 Band Compressor
A multi-band variant of the Compressor module with adjustable crossover frequencies.
3 Band Limiter
A multi-band variant of the Studio Limiter module with adjustable crossover frequencies.
Compressor Expander
A 2-stage dynamics processor, a compressor stage tames signal peaks over a variable threshold then an expander gates the signal below a second variable threshold.
Gate
A traditional gate effect, silencing signal below a variable threshold.
Maximizer
A look-ahead limiter with graphical timeline visualizer that displays dynamic range of the input and output signal.
Studio Limiter
A precision limiter ideally suited for individual parts or stereo mixes.

ANALYSIS

Phase Meter
Displays the input signals phase correlation. Mono signal is represented by a vertical bar. Out of phase stereo signal is represented by a horizontal bar.
Spectrum Analyzer
Displays the frequency content of the input signal. Frequency is mapped across the X-axis, amplitude along the Y-axis.
Tuner
A chromatic tuner with needle-style meter, accurate to 1 cent increments. A helpful tool when adjust a sample's pitch with its keygroup Fine Tune parameter.

EFFECT RACK

Creates a discrete, inline effect path controllable by a a customizable macro-driven interface and supports multiple chains.
Fuzz4
A 4-band distortion
MaxMS
A mid-side maximizer

MISCELLANEOUS

Redux
A resampling effect useful for emulating the lo-fidelity sound of various hardware units or extreme bit reductions.
UVInyl
A typical vinyl simulation effect outfitted with year, speed, wear, electrical and mechanical noise, dust and scratch simulations.

LEGACY FX

DELAYS
FX Delay
A stereo delay module with auto-panned stereo modulation.
Fat Delay
A delay effect utilizing multiple delay lines and diffusion to produce a dense delay tail.
Ping Pong Delay
A typical delay unit with additional stereo processing.
Simple Delay
A general purpose delay module with delay time, feedback, cutoff and mix parameters.
Stereo Delay
A delay module with discrete delay paths for the left and right channels.
EQUALIZERS
2 Band EQ
A simple 2-band EQ with Low and High bands.
3 Band EQ
A simple 3-band EQ with Low, Mid and High bands. The Mid-band is adjustable while the Low and High bands have fixed frequency assignments.
FILTERS
Auto Wah
A typical wah pedal effect, with its filter frequency set automatically by the module's input level.
FX Filter
A two-stage filter effect, low-pass and high-pass applied in series.
TalkBox
Simulates the vowel shaping filtering found on classic talkbox effect pedals.
DRIVE
Double Drive
A multi-stage effect made up of a filter sandwiched by two drive stages.
UVI Drive
A typical drive module with post-drive-stage UVI Filter.
DYNAMICS
Compressor
A standard dynamics compression module with Ratio, Threshold, Attack, Release, Makeup Gain and Mix parameters.
Limiter
A standard limiter module, compressing the input signal with higher ratios than those of the Compressor effect.
UVI Mastering
A precision mastering processor ideal for stereo mixes, such as Falcon's main outs. Provides a multi-band compression, limiter and tube saturation stage.
REVERBS
Gate Reverb
A reverb with a variable onset gate stage to abruptly cut the reverb tail.
Plain Reverb
A CPU-optimized general purpose reverb.
Predelay Verb
A standard reverb effect fed through a delay line.
Simple Reverb
A standard reverb effect fed by an optional low-pass or high-pass filter.
MODULATION
Chorus
A classic chorus effect, mixing the input signal with multiple time- and pitch-modulated variations for a shimmering unison effect.
Cross Phaser
A phaser with an integrated auto-panner, produces a wider and more varied phasing effect.
Phaser
A classic phaser effect, mixing the input signal with a phase-modulated version of itself.
AMP/STEREO
Rotary Simple
A single-speaker emulation of a rotary speaker.
Rotary Speaker
A dual-speaker emulation of a rotary speaker with adjustable crossover.
MISCELLANEOUS
Beat Repeat
Slices the incoming audio on a variable grid. When activated will repeat the most recent slice. Useful for glitch effects and variations in a live performance or looped samples.
Ring Modulator
Combines the input signal with a modulation frequency and both subtracts and adds the modulation frequency to the input frequency.
Robotizer
A ring modulator with additional modulation section.
UVI Destructor
A resampler and bit reducer with optional overdrive and filter stages.
UVI Falcon | In-Depth

In-Depth

MODULATORS

UVI Falcon | MODULATORS
Falcon includes 8 modulation generators including AHD, Analog ADSR, Attack Decay, DAHDSR, Drunk, LFO, Multi Envelope and Step Envelope. Modulation generators can be instanced at any level in a patch allowing them to control nearly any parameter, be it on an oscillator, effect or even on another modulator. This system allows you to paint motion into your sounds almost effortlessly, from subtle variation over time to complex on-demand sequences.
Every modulation generator in Falcon can store presets, providing a quick way to save and reuse configurations that you find useful. Falcon ships with over a thousand preset wave shapes for the Multi Envelope generator alone.

MODULATION GENERATORS

UVI Falcon | ANALOG ADSR MODULATORS
AHD
[Attack, Hold, Decay] envelope, a simpler variant of the DAHDSR envelope found on some classic synthesizers.
ANALOG ADSR
[Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release] envelope, emulates the decay characteristics of vintage hardware synthesizers and provides handy remapping tools to modulate attack with incoming note velocity or decay with note pitch.
UVI Falcon | ATTACK DECAY MODULATORS
ATTACK DECAY
[Attack, Decay] envelope, the most basic envelope in Falcon, useful for percussion and other sounds that don't require a sustain or release phase.
DAHDSR
[Delay, Attack, Hold, Delay, Sustain, Release] envelope, an extension of the more common ADSR envelope, adds an additional Delay phase at the beginning and a Hold phase between Attack and Decay.
UVI Falcon | DRUNK MODULATORS
DRUNK
Generates a random walk signal which simulates the natural randomness of pitch and amplitude drift found in sustained notes.
LFO
[Low Frequency Oscillator] generates a cyclical modulation in one of the following waveshapes: sine, square, triangle, ramp up, ramp down, analog square, random s&h, chaos lorenz, chaos rossier. You can also draw your own custom wave shapes for precise control.
UVI Falcon | ENVELOPES MODULATORS
MULTI ENVELOPE
A user-definable envelope that can be created with any number of points and interactive curve shapes by manually drawing or drag’n-dropping MIDI or audio files. Allows for long and highly-expressive modulation sequences and can be looped for LFO-like behavior.
STEP ENVELOPE
A programmable pattern sequencer, can be tempo-synced to steps of musical division or set to discrete time values.
UVI Falcon | In-Depth

In-Depth

EVENTS

UVI Falcon | EVENTS
Falcon's Event section provides control over pre-synthesis data, namely the manipulation, analysis or generation of MIDI. Event processors can do anything from arpeggiating incoming notes or strumming them like a guitar to applying micro tunings, playing back MIDI files or creating generative sequences.
Script Processors are custom Events which allow Falcon's functionality to be extended with the Lua language. Factory Script Processors include the Chorder, Harmonizer, Unison, Ensemble and many more. Load any Script Processor and click the 'Edit Script' button to take a look at how they work. Experiment with modifying them or write your own, Script Processors provide both an extremely powerful way to interact with existing instruments and a sophisticated code-driven approach to sound design.

ARPEGGIATOR

An advanced variation of the classic synthesizer effect, modifies incoming notes and plays them back in programmable patterns. Includes up to 128 steps of variable pitch, velocity and step length modulation, 26 playback modes, resolution from 1/64 tri to 32x and dozens of preset factory shapes.

MIDI PLAYER

Plays back a standard MIDI file tempo-synced with the project.

MICRO TUNER

Applies an alternate tuning to the standard twelve-tone equal temperament system to all incoming note data. User adjustable pitch per note or load Scala/AnaMark tuning files (.scl, .kbm and .tun).

SCRIPT PROCESSOR

Falcon's generic event shell, Script Processor, contains a number of useful Event Processors and can be extended in near-endless ways with user scripts. Scripts are divided categorically for easy navigation and include Analysis, Effects, Harmonization, Performance, Sequencing and Utility sections. Effortless create chords with the Tonal Harmonizer, trigger sophisticated note sequences with Step Line or script your own processors to extend Falcon's functionality any way you need it.
UVI Falcon | In-Depth

In-Depth

INTERFACE

UVI Falcon | INTERFACE
Falcon's UI is presented in a single, flexible window that can comfortably operate on both small portable screens and massive desktop displays. A full-screen view is also available that optimizes editing of complex waveforms and detailed envelopes.
Editing is primarily done through the MAIN viewport, which is divided into 3 columns that facilitate navigation, editing and file/preset browsing.

EDIT

The central columns EDIT tab provides a comprehensive visual representation of your entire instrument split into varying levels of detail from the Program (instrument) level all the way down to the keygroup (note) level. A Layer level resides between the two that lets you easily organize and modify selections of keygroups. Quickly focus your view with global and level-specific filters, collapse sections as needed and easily tab through modules for editing.
UVI Falcon | EDIT

TREE and LIST

For a more data-driven approach the TREE and LIST tabs provide a perfect hierarchical view of your project, allowing for surgical editing of individual components or broad stroke editing of large selections.
UVI Falcon | TREE and LIST

MACROS

Nearly every parameter in your instrument can be assigned to a macro. Macros live in a dedicated tab and can be freely arranged with an interactive graphical editor. Quickly create custom UIs for your instruments that suit your needs without any scripting knowledge. Macros can target as many parameters within your instrument as you like, allowing for the creation of powerful and unique controls.
UVI Falcon | MACROS

BROWSER

The browser gives you immediate access to files, soundbanks, oscillators, effects, multi effects, modulators and events through dedicated tabs. Browse traditionally or use the search command to instantly call up relevant results.
UVI Falcon | BROWSER

MIXER

Falcon's mixer offers a typical mixing desk view of your project. Monitor and adjust channel gain, pan, mute, solo and effects and configure Aux channels. Quickly focus your view with channel and component-level filters.
UVI Falcon | MIXER

PERFORMANCE

A dedicated performance editor provides a birds-eye view of all loaded instruments' level, pan, pitch, IO, note response range, velocity range and keyswitch settings. Load your favorite instruments and map them across one or many controllers for a dynamic performance in moments.
UVI Falcon | PERFORMANCE
UVI Falcon | In-Depth

In-Depth

FACTORY CONTENT

UVI Falcon | FACTORY CONTENT
Falcon ships with an impressive collection of factory patches designed by some of the industry's top sound designers. Covering everything from classic synthesis methods, percussion, physical modeling, sample-driven granular and multi granular soundscapes to multi-oscillator hybrids. Presets were all created to an extremely high quality standard, delivering an extraordinary and hugely versatile selection of sounds right out of the box.
Categorically divided for easy browsing, Falcon's factory sounds provide deep performance and editing control via customized macros. Make broad-stroke changes to get the right feel and then fine tune the sound to fit your mix without ever leaving the macro panel. If a sound is close but still off, you can tab over to the Edit panel at any time for total control. Factory sounds can provide instant gratification or can be used as fuel for your own sound design.
UVI Falcon | VOUCHER
As an added bonus, each Falcon license includes a $100 / 100€ voucher good towards the purchase of any soundbank or Falcon Expansion on uvi.net. Enhance your Falcon experience immediately with one of our premium instruments like CS-M, or grab Mayhem of Loops for a massive fuel injection to your new sampling workstation. With over 40 libraries available ranging from pristine acoustic instruments to rare vintage synths you’ll be sure to find a sonic ally that compliments your needs. (Voucher code delivered by email after registering Falcon)
UVI Falcon | In-Depth

In-Depth

ADD-ONS

FALCON EXPANSIONS

UVI Falcon | FALCON EXPANSIONS
Leveraging the advanced synthesis capabilities and software architecture of the UVI Engine, Falcon Expansions provide an immediate way to extend your library—delivering professional-grade presets fully-programmed with macros to allow immediate and intuitive playability of key parameters. Utilize MIDI, OSC, host automation and Lua scripting for expressive performance or dig in and customize your sounds with Falcon’s abundant effects and modulation options. Take your experience to the next level with these specially made expansion packs!

UVI SOUNDWARE

UVI Falcon | UVI SOUNDWARE
If you need more, Falcon is fully compatible with all UVI and UVI-Powered instruments from a growing list of companies such as Acousticsamples, Gospel Musicians, VI Labs and Virharmonic. From vintage synths, samplers and drum machines to immaculate grand pianos, choirs and orchestras, Falcon is your gateway into some of the world's most sophisticated and best sounding instruments.
UVI Falcon | TECH SPECS

TECH SPECS

Falcon | Tech Specs
At Falcon's heart is the UVI Engine XT™, a robust, reliable and CPU-efficient DSP powerhouse that's been constantly refined over the last 10 years. Leaned on by some of the largest names in pro audio, Engine XT provides a host of features that make Falcon one of the most flexible and feature-rich instruments on the market. What's happening under the hood has a significant effect on your experience.
INSTALLER SIZES
Windows installer: 434MB or Mac DMG: 403MB
Factory Library: 633MB (compressed ufs size)
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COMPATIBILITY
Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX, Windows (7+), Mac (OS X 10.7+), we've got you covered. Falcon's core has been optimized for efficient performance on all popular platforms and DAWs.
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HD SURROUND CAPABLE
Native support for channel configurations from Mono to 10.2 and sample rates to 192 kHz and beyond. Whatever project requirements you encounter, rest assured Falcon can handle it.
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NATIVE 64-BIT
Synthesis, sampling and effects all only operate on a native 64-bit core, able to handle extremely complex projects even if your hardware isn't new.
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MPE-READY
Falcon is ready for the next-generation of expressive multi-dimensional controllers with comprehensive mapping support and factory presets designed especially for MPE devices.
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SUPPORTED FILE FORMATS
Soundbanks (.ufs), AIFF, FLAC, MP3, MP4 (with QuickTime installed on Windows for MP3/MP4), REX1, REX2, SDII (on Mac), WAV, WAV64, SFZ, SND, CAF, EXS
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FILE STREAMING
Hybrid instruments can call on huge volumes of audio data which has historically translated to a memory black hole for production machines. That era isn't completely over, but it can be with Falcon. Stream audio files of any size, even lossless, instantly.
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ON-THE-FLY CONVERSION
Import audio files of nearly any format, bit depth or sample rate regardless of your project settings. Falcon's on-the-fly resampling provides a seamless 'it just works' sample experience.
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AUTHORIZATION
Falcon uses iLok License Manager for authorization and includes 3 activations per license. Authorizations can be stored on computer hard drive or iLok dongle. Initial activation requires an iLok account (free) and an active internet connection.
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FUTURE PROOF
Rest assured that your projects will continue to stay viable on modern hosts and operating systems well into the future. A core effort with tens of thousands of development hours and a huge user base behind it, you can relax knowing updates will roll out consistently and you'll always have a technical edge.

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UVI Falcon | Reviews

Reviews

UVI Falcon | Rik Simpson
"Falcon is amazing, it sounds so deep and thick. It's a great addition to my collection and really doesn't sound like any other soft synths which makes it work really well with other instruments. I can't wait to try out more…"
Rik Simpson | Award-winning Record Producer, Sound Engineer, Musician and Songwriter
(Coldplay, Jay-Z, Kasabian, Natalie Umbruglia, Lamb, Maxwell)
UVI Falcon | Jacob Bunton
"UVI has the best virtual instruments in the world!  Falcon is simply amazing and is the most used instrument in my library since its release. The effects section lets you combine any combination of processors to suit your needs for instruments, mixing and mastering. Falcon is the ultimate tool for sound design, nothing else compares!"
Jacob Bunton | Award-winning Songwriter, Producer & Musician
(Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Steven Tyler, Smokey Robinson, Lynam)
UVI Falcon | Simon Stockhausen
"It's a sound designer's dream really..."
Simon Stockhausen | Sound Designer, Composer
Falcon | Computer Music
"Capable of generating and processing a vast array of sounds, Falcon is a very big, powerful bird indeed [...] Falcon is an ambitious, powerful instrument of a type that certainly doesn't come along every day."
Falcon | Ask Audio
"Falcon is an astonishing instrument and certainly one of the most powerful I have ever used. It comes with a lot of excellent presets covering all sorts of categories and styles, and is especially adept at multi-layered, evolving and interesting sounds."
Falcon | Producer Spot
"UVI’s Falcon is an awesome instrument to have in your repertoire and I say instrument because this is more than just your standard soft synth this is actually an instrument!"
Falcon | Electronic Musician
"With comprehensive synthesis features, an onboard sample editor, and a collection of presets that will knock your shoes and socks off, Falcon is the new alpha dog in town."
Falcon | Gearslutz
"Falcon can be complex if you want it to be, but even then it manages to provide a very slick of dealing with overly-complicated patches and make them easy enough to digest."
Falcon | Music Tech
"It’s an exceptionally powerful instrument - It will endear itself to any contemporary musician working in electronic idioms and will really appeal to soundtrack composers."
Falcon | Musicradar
"With 15 Oscillator types onboard (seven sampling and eight synthesis), Falcon gives access to a massive palette of sound sources."
Falcon | Sound on Sound
"Falcon’s vast array of effects and processors are very impressive…almost every tracking, mixing and mastering effect/processor that one can imagine is present in some form or other."
Falcon | Bedroom Producers Blog
"Falcon is quite literally the “be-all end-all” hybrid instrument, which has not only measured up to every single one my lofty expectations, but has surpassed them by a hundredfold."
Falcon | Audiofanzine
"Falcon propose un univers de synthèse très intéressant, intégrant de multiples sources et traitements, qui peut être un très bon moyen d’entrée dans un monde multi-synthèse."
Falcon | Film and Game Composers
"With all these tools provided, it is hard to justify any other software snythesiser or sampler. Falcon can nearly replace them all, and I personally find myself using it more and more often."
Falcon | Pro Tools Expert
"It's like music production painting by numbers. I can use my UVI libraries, dig into synthesis and sampling, it can all be done here within Falcon."
Falcon | FLStudioMusic
"This beast of software breathes new life into the world of music creation, and opens doors to a new generation of virtual instruments."
Falcon | Audio News Room
"If you can imagine a sound you can probably create it with Falcon."
Falcon | SoundBytes
"Falcon might very well be the most powerful synth/sampler ever made, with a large number of oscillator types, modulators, and effects."
Falcon | David Rosen
"With the amount of options and features available, I could see this becoming one of my most used, go-to products in the future."
Falcon | AudioMediaInternational
"Falcon is an incredible accomplishment and presents a great value for everything that it packs in."
Falcon | Failed Muso
"There are few, if any, software instruments that can rival Falcon’s breadth and depth of possibilities."

User Testimonials

"I am totally gobsmacked at the depth and creativity of Falcon."Krzysztof S.
"Falcon is just what is needed to stimulate ideas and give me a huge range for creating my unique instruments and sounds."Larry G.
"Thank you for this wonderful instrument in my studio arsenal."Miquiel B.
"I'm really excited about scripting for Falcon, just bought what you would consider the best plug-in ever made!"David C.
"Finally. The Mother of all Plugins."Aloysius, KVR
"The more I work with this synth the more I see that it's a bottomless pit limited only by your imagination."Wagtunes, KVR
"Falcon is deep. Quite powerful. The FX are really nice in this. that delay. It's crazy. Can be super weird and funky. Nice synthesis options. It's an "everything AND the kitchen sink" instrument. Sound design beast"MuffWiggler, Gearslutz
"Just got this and spent the whole evening going through the presets, there are some fantastic sounds that come with this."Danhandan, KVR
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