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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.

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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Boots
Submitted 4 days ago

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.


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SpacemanTed
Submitted 1 month ago

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.


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ALPHALUX
Submitted 1 month ago

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.


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Boots
Submitted 4 days ago

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.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

SpacemanTed
Submitted 1 month ago

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.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

ALPHALUX
Submitted 1 month ago

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.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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UVI Falcon 2 Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3 .
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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