Falcon Tutorial

UVI Falcon 2 Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Falcon 2 Basics

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    Falcon Overview

    Learn about all the different elements and components that make up programs, or instruments, within Falcon.

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    Getting Around the Interface

    See what the Main, Mixer, and Performance Views are used for, and follow along as a simple multi is set up with a velocity layer and customized filter modulation.

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    Working with the File Browser

    Explore the various ways of navigating, searching, and loading programs and multis.

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    The Sidebar Browsers

    See how the sidebar browsers are used to drag and drop presets for the different components that comprise a program.

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    Edit Tab: Program & Layer Parameters

    Explore the Edit Tab Program and Layer level parameter controls, along with ways of customizing what is viewed and what is hidden.

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    Edit Tab: Keygroup Parameters

    Discover how effects and modulation are retriggered with each voice, and how some of the modulation trigger modes work.

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    Edit Tab: Oscillator Parameters

    See how the oscillator parameters are used to set up round-robin style programming between multiple oscillators.

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    Introduction to the Mapping Editor

    Learn how to map samples manually or automatically when creating a keygroup on import, adjust key & velocity ranges, and more.

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    Working in the Mapping Editor

    Explore working with and editing multiple layers, keygroups, and oscillators.

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    Modulation Editor Basics

    Learn how to work with modulation assignments and sources, and how to edit modulation generators.

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    Working with Modulation

    See how to use the Modulation Quick View menu to create and edit modulators, how to drag and drop to multiple parameters, and more.

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    The Effects Tab

    Discover how this view is used to manage all of the audio effects processing paths from the effects on the master output, all the way down to effects on the individual keygroups.

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    The Info & Event Tabs

    Learn how to assign and map macros on the info tab, and how to manage Event and Script processors on the Event Tab.

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    Parts, Tree, & List Views

    See how these views are used to access and manage various part, program, layer, keygroup, modulation, and effects based parameters.

Chapter 2 : Falcon 2 in Action

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    Analog Oscillator & Modulation Mapper

    Explore the sonic characteristics of the classic virtual analog oscillator, and see how the modulation mapper is put to use remapping an LFO control signal.

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    The Analog Stack Oscillator & Wave Shaper

    Get some ideas on how to use the analog stack oscillator along with the Waveshaper effect and some step pattern modulation to create a trance gate effect.

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    The Additive Oscillator

    See how this is used to create harmonic or enharmonic tones by partial stretching, fractional order filtering, even/odd harmonic control, and continuous morphing between wave shapes.

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    The Pluck Oscillator

    Discover how this synth oscillator blends a sampled impulse response with modeling to craft expressive and flexible plucked string sounds.

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    Introduction to Script Processors

    See how various script processors, including the new Euclidian Tonal Script, are used to process incoming MIDI notes before they reach the sound generating oscillators.

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    Exploring the Wavetable Oscillator

    Hear how this oscillator achieves unique sounds by using either a waveform or FM based sine wave modulator in conjunction with a wavetable containing multiple wave shapes.

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    The FM Oscillator

    Explore the FM oscillator, and follow along as a simple bass patch is created.

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    The Organ & Noise Oscillators

    Discover how these simple and intuitive oscillators, along with some simple effects processing, are quickly put to use in musical contexts.

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    The Drum Oscillator

    Learn the basics of using the drum oscillator to create simple kick, snare, and hi hat sounds.

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    Introduction to Euclidian Drum

    Learn the basics of programming beats using the pattern based row parameters in the Euclidian Drum Script Processor.

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    Velocity Layers, Batch Processing, & Exclusive Groups

    Get a quick overview of how to set up velocity layers, batch process samples, and set up exclusive groups.

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    The Slice Oscillator

    Explore how the slice parameters are used to slice up and play back rhythmic material.

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    The Stretch Oscillator

    See how this is used to pitch shift samples while keeping the speed of the sample constant.

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    The IRCAM Granular Oscillator

    Discover how samples are divided into grains, and then recombined to play back at different speeds, pitches, and directions, for interesting creative results.

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    Other IRCAM Oscillators

    Learn how the IRCAM Multi Granular, Scrub, and Stretch oscillators each offer unique granular control over your sound.

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    Key Switches & Layer Rules

    Watch two simple ways to set up and work with key switch instruments in Falcon 2.

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    Working with the Arpeggiator

    Explore the creative potential of the powerful Arpeggiator Event Processor.

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    Effects Rack, Macros, & Host Automation

    See how Effects Racks are created, how macros are assigned, and how to set up host automation to polish and finalize your sounds.

Chapter 3 : 2.1 Update

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    Magnetic Bass Shaper

    Hear how this new bass-focused FX module adds the saturation characteristics from two different models of Fasel Red and Fasel Yellow inductors.

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    Feedback Machine

    The Feedback Machine is a variant of the standard Effect Rack with a featured feedback loop, providing control over feedback amount, feedback injection delay, and overall mix amount. Explore it in action on an aggressive organ lead.

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    Step Arp

    A beautifully designed hybrid step sequencer and arpeggiator, Step Arp gives unprecedented per step control over every aspect of pitch, time, and more.

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    Gate Mod

    Learn about this probability based tool that allows us to add note skipping with optional beat protection, delay, and adaptive ratcheting.

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    Gate Mod Poly

    See how this polyphonic version of the gate mod script is used to add probability based skipping, delays, and ratcheting on a per note basis, using a melodic sequence.

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    Gate Mod Bernoulli

    Explore this 2 channel probability based note router on a simple melodic pattern.

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    Chord Strum

    Watch how this new performance script is used to spread out the notes of a chord by pressing a trigger note outside the chord’s range.

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    Arpeggiator Record

    Discover this fantastic new arpeggiator feature, which allows you to create patterns by step recording the notes presses on your keyboard instead of using the mouse.

Product Overview

Studio wiz Eli Krantzberg brings you a detailed video manual for UVI's incredible Falcon 2 virtual instrument! Learn all of its features and functions including how to use them to make your next production. These videos are designed for new Falcon 2 users.

Eli greets you and starts at the beginning with a thorough overview of the Falcon 2 user interface and how to navigate it, plus how to work with the File and Sidebar Browsers. Then you'll dive into all of Falcon 2's Edit Tabs, the Mapping Editor, working with its extensive Modulation capabilities, Effects and much more.

Next you'll see Falcon 2 in action with videos on how to utilize its Analog Oscillator, Analog Stack Oscillator and Wave Shaper to create realistic analog synth tones. Then it's on to the Additive Oscillator, Pluck Oscillator, Wavetable Oscillator, FM Oscillator, and Organ & Noise Oscillators to craft virtually any sound you can ever imagine.

Did you know Falcon 2 does drums too? Eli shows you how to use the powerful Drum Oscillator to make your drum tones and then the basics of programming beats, using the pattern based row parameters in the Euclidian Drum Script Processor!

Moving on Eli explains and explores Falcon 2's sampler features, such as how to set up velocity layers, batch process samples, and set up exclusive groups, followed by how the slice parameters are used to slice up and play back rhythmic material, and using the Stretch Oscillator to pitch shift samples while keeping the speed of the sample constant.

Eli finishes up your journey into Falcon 2 with many more videos covering topics like the IRCAM Granular Oscillator, Key Switches & Layer Rules, working with the Falcon 2 Arpeggiator, the Effects Rack, Macros, Host Automation and much, much more.

To see what these comprehensive Falcon 2 video tutorials show you, and how they'll get you flying high when using Falcon 2, see the individual Falcon tutorial descriptions on this page. Learn to tame Falcon 2 with this detailed video manual taught by the one and only Eli Krantzberg... Watch "UVI Falcon 2 Explained®" today.

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UVI Falcon 2 Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8 .
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Helpful and knowledgeable. Nice introduction to Falcon. Hopefully there will be a follow up!
Date published: 2020-11-19
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Was really useful :) Helped to understand all of the basics of Falcon 2... I would have liked a third section with advanced stuff more in detail to close it out :)
Date published: 2020-10-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful! Great job Eli!
Date published: 2020-08-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpfull I now have a much better understanding about this complex instrument and how to use it.
Date published: 2020-07-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Comprehensive and concise A good refresher as well as an good introduction to new features for existing Falcon 1 user like me. This should be good also for somebody new to Falcon.
Date published: 2020-07-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Always Useful & Valuable Have been using Falcon for quite awhile and I always learn and enjoy Eli Krantzberg's videos on this subject, amongst others . Even reviewing the video over time is of value as Falcon is very deep. If you love sound design or just mucking about, you'll love this amazing synth and Eli's videos on the subject.
Date published: 2020-07-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear & Concise Tutorial This tutorial from Eli is fantastic. The Falcon software is amazing and this is the best and in-depth explanation I have ever viewed. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2020-06-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Finally got a grasp on how to really use Falcon Eli Krantzberg is really one of my favorite explainers of all things music. This course shows a very clear and structured approach, from the top down, to explain what Falcon is capable of....which is a whole lot! Thanks Eli for unlocking this beast for us and go beyond the surface of just having great presets.
Date published: 2020-06-15
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