Falcon Tutorial

UVI Falcon Explained®

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    General Concepts (3:37)


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    Getting to Know the GUI (10:05)


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    Programs & Presets (11:03)


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    Synthesis Oscillators Pt. 1 (10:53)


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    Synthesis Oscillators Pt. 2 (14:21)


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    The Mapping Editor & Sample Oscillator (7:21)


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    Slice Mode (7:49)


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    The Sample Editor, Stretch Modes & Keygroup Controls (12:41)


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    Granular Synthesis (9:35)


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    Modulation, Arpeggiator & Layer Controls (11:06)


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    Advanced Modulation, Macros, Mixer & Performance Mode (17:50)


In these in-depth training videos studio wiz Eli Krantzberg teaches you how to make your productions soar with Falcon, UVI’s comprehensive hybrid software synthesizer. Featuring a dizzying amount of processors, modulators, and effects, in addition to deep scripting capabilities, you will not long for another synth!

Starting with the general concepts and terminology used in Falcon, Eli explores its detailed and deep GUI, and then shows you around the Presets and how to modify them in the Various Browsers.

With the basics covered, Eli now presents 3 videos on the Oscillators, including their various Types, Parameters, and Sounds. Eli then shows you how to use them with the Mapping Editor and Sample Oscillator to load Multiple Samples, Edit Layers, Key Groups, Pitch, and Velocity Ranges.

From there, Eli demonstrates how to use Slice Mode for Loop Slicing, Playback, and Exporting. The next video focuses on the Sample Editor, Stretch Modes, and Keygroup Controls, where you can edit sample start and end loop points, keep the speed of samples constant when triggered from different pitches, and how to lock trigger notes to your host DAW’s timeline.

Moving on, Eli takes you deep into Falcon’s Granular synthesis engine which offers IRCAM Granular, Multi Granular, and Scrub Modes, along with various Envelope and Processor settings.

With the synthesis engines explained, Eli covers Falcon’s Modulation, Arpeggiator, and Layer Controls, and concludes with a video on Advanced Modulation, Macros, how to get the most out of the Built-In Mixer and Performance Mode.

Whether this is your first flight with Falcon or your an experienced user looking to get more out of this deep virtual instrument, don’t miss “UVI Falcon Explained”!


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Boo2
Submitted 6 months ago

Great

An excellent start for the beginner to the very deep and sometimes complicated UVI Falcon. All main topics covered from oscillators, layers, modulation, FX, mapping etc. etc. Eloy Cransberg has a way of explaining complex topics in an easy to understand way. I got through all the videos in one sitting really enjoying each one without having to pause or rewind. Left me feeling inspired to pull up my sleeves and get stuck into tweaking 'n twiddling the numerous functions of this terrific plug-in.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Logic Pro

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Luikaz
Submitted 1 year ago

Nice overview of UVI Falcon

I bought UVI Falcon since I had a lot of UVI's Soundbanks. So to learn to control this complex Rolls Royce (kinda) softsynth, it definite helps. I find the manual to hard to transfer into music practice and then production.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Cubase, Reaper, Studio One

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EddieBT
Submitted 1 year ago

Good all round starter course.

Recently bought Falcon. And of the many design tools I have, Falcon's GUI looked the most daunting. Not so daunting now.

I am a: Hobbyist, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Ableton Live, FL Studio, Studio One

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Antonio Serio
Submitted 1 year ago

Helpful

Hello the course is very nice and clear vision. but I am Italian and difficult for me to understand everything without a transcript of the dialogue. For example you could make a transcript of the video. This would be awesome and very useful for users all over the world.

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John T
Submitted 2 years ago

Falcon Tutorials, in the Groove3 Tradition

I can always rely on Groove3 tutorials, especially those by Eli Krantzberg, who by now is almost like an old friend explaining stuff. I have used many of his Logic-based tutorials, and with Falcon he has continued his patient deconstruction of the (quite difficult) Falcon interface and features. Always clear examples, and very clear step-by-step progression. I can always recommend Eli, and I feel like as I work through these latest tutorials, I have a much better chance of understanding Falcon than before I started!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Sound Designer

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Miquiel Banks
Submitted 2 years ago

Fantastic Introduction to UVI Falcon

I bought Falcon and never used it, was too confusing, but after watching this tutorial, it has given me so many ideas and now, armed with this new knowledge, I'm ready to go into that forbidden area known as Progressive Rock to go to the next level.

I am a: Producer, Musician

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Patrick
Submitted 2 years ago

Basically a video version of part of the manual

This video series is okay... it's basically a video version of part of the manual. The instructor goes through the major parts of the synth, explaining what the different sections and knobs are, and what they do. It doesn't really show you how to achieve specific tasks, I think. And there's a ton of stuff it doesn't cover. For example, did you know... * you can edit multiple keygroups and layers at the same time? This is one of the neatest features in Falcon. And you need it because... * a mono portamento layer will only play one oscillator. So if you design a layer with multiple oscillators, and then change the settings to mono portamento, you won't hear the other oscillators * you can design parallel effects chains, similar to Ableton effects racks? All this (and a whole lot more) is covered in the manual, and in UVI's free tutorial series for Falcon. Your best bet for getting up to speed with Falcon is to: 1) Read the manual, then... 2) Watch the free UVI tutorial series But if you desperately hate manuals, and/or the Falcon UI looks completely overwhelming (which it can be, I get it), then this could serve to ease your fears a bit before jumping into the manual and UVI tutorials.

I am a: Musician, Hobbyist

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George Ware
Submitted 2 years ago

Not for beginner

This is a good video of Falcon But this video is for someone who has knowledge of Falcon. 5 people here watched and said

I am a: Mastering Facility, Producer, Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician, Sound Designer, Beat Maker

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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 Explained® is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 8 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great An excellent start for the beginner to the very deep and sometimes complicated UVI Falcon. All main topics covered from oscillators, layers, modulation, FX, mapping etc. etc. Eloy Cransberg has a way of explaining complex topics in an easy to understand way. I got through all the videos in one sitting really enjoying each one without having to pause or rewind. Left me feeling inspired to pull up my sleeves and get stuck into tweaking 'n twiddling the numerous functions of this terrific plug-in.
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Nice overview of UVI Falcon I bought UVI Falcon since I had a lot of UVI's Soundbanks. So to learn to control this complex Rolls Royce (kinda) softsynth, it definite helps. I find the manual to hard to transfer into music practice and then production.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good all round starter course. Recently bought Falcon. And of the many design tools I have, Falcon's GUI looked the most daunting. Not so daunting now.
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Helpful Hello the course is very nice and clear vision. but I am Italian and difficult for me to understand everything without a transcript of the dialogue. For example you could make a transcript of the video. This would be awesome and very useful for users all over the world.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Falcon Tutorials, in the Groove3 Tradition I can always rely on Groove3 tutorials, especially those by Eli Krantzberg, who by now is almost like an old friend explaining stuff. I have used many of his Logic-based tutorials, and with Falcon he has continued his patient deconstruction of the (quite difficult) Falcon interface and features. Always clear examples, and very clear step-by-step progression. I can always recommend Eli, and I feel like as I work through these latest tutorials, I have a much better chance of understanding Falcon than before I started!
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic Introduction to UVI Falcon I bought Falcon and never used it, was too confusing, but after watching this tutorial, it has given me so many ideas and now, armed with this new knowledge, I'm ready to go into that forbidden area known as Progressive Rock to go to the next level.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Basically a video version of part of the manual This video series is okay... it's basically a video version of part of the manual. The instructor goes through the major parts of the synth, explaining what the different sections and knobs are, and what they do. It doesn't really show you how to achieve specific tasks, I think. And there's a ton of stuff it doesn't cover. For example, did you know... * you can edit multiple keygroups and layers at the same time? This is one of the neatest features in Falcon. And you need it because... * a mono portamento layer will only play one oscillator. So if you design a layer with multiple oscillators, and then change the settings to mono portamento, you won't hear the other oscillators * you can design parallel effects chains, similar to Ableton effects racks? All this (and a whole lot more) is covered in the manual, and in UVI's free tutorial series for Falcon. Your best bet for getting up to speed with Falcon is to: 1) Read the manual, then... 2) Watch the free UVI tutorial series But if you desperately hate manuals, and/or the Falcon UI looks completely overwhelming (which it can be, I get it), then this could serve to ease your fears a bit before jumping into the manual and UVI tutorials.
Date published: 2016-09-03
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Not for beginner This is a good video of Falcon But this video is for someone who has knowledge of Falcon. 5 people here watched and said
Date published: 2016-07-24
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