With its advanced sampling features, powerful synth engine and extensive list of high-quality effects, UVI Falcon 2 is a dream instrument for musicians, composers and sound designers. While its interface may look intimidating, learning to harness the power of this complex instrument doesn't have to be a frightening experience. In this course, Joe Albano reveals everything you need to know about this sampler/synth beast!
The course starts by looking at the organization, hierarchy and interface of the instrument. You learn how to use the main view, where you will spend most of your time, how to navigate the Browser and all the different panes. Joe reveals how to sound design using oscillators, samples, modulators and how to apply effects. You learn how to reverse engineer factory sounds and how to create your own sounds from scratch, including drums.
By the time you complete this 20-tutorial video manual, you will be ready to dive deep in this incredible instrument that is UVI Falcon 2!
I think most people have a sense that Falcon 2 is a very powerful instrument, but that it's also extremely complex. This video really takes the edge off. It's does not (cannot, and doesn't endeavor to) exhaustively explain every feature. But you'll walk a way with a very robust sense of its overall architecture, and it will allow you to explore with confidence. And man, this thing is really worth the effort. A lot of plugins are described as "a sound designer's dream." This one really does deliver. UVI has gone with "hybrid virtual instrument" (because it's sort of a mashup of a "super synth" and a high-end sampler), but it's probably better thought of a development environment for creating instruments -- with really no limits at all on the source of the sounds that instrument makes or its articulations. This course is great way to get started with it.