We have a soft spot for Falcon, the brilliant UVI’s flagship instrument (see our UVI Falcon review) and we’re happy to see that the French company is committed to improving it.
Version 1.1, released some months ago, extended Falcon’s capabilities with over 100 new handcrafted presets, an innovative 8-voice chorus effect, enhanced FM and Pluck oscillators, new FX rack presets and (YAY!) support for MPE devices like our beloved ROLI Seaboard and LinnStrument.
As if that wasn’t enough, the just released Falcon v1.2 adds 3 new effect modules (Phasor, Phasor Filter and Diode Clipper), an enhanced version of the IRCAM Stretch oscillator, newly updated effects including Dual Delay, Xpander Filter, Rotary, UVI Wide and Tilt, and 100 newly crafted factory presets. Let’s find out more…
Better sounds, out of the box Falcon 1.2 increases the factory library with 100 new presets, giving users an expanded selection of bread and butter sounds. The new presets have been expertly crafted using Falcon’s deep sound design capabilities to showcase its power and versatility.
Three new effects have been added including Phasor, a variable 12-order automatic phaser with LFO-based sweep between adjustable high and low frequencies, Phasor Filter, a manual version of Phasor and Diode Clipper, a circuit-modeled clipper effect. A number of existing effects have also been retrofitted with enhanced features and improved UIs including Dual Delay, the Xpander Filter, Rotary, UVI Wide and Tilt.
Harmonic remix The 1.2 update also brings with it an enhanced version of the IRCAM Stretch oscillator, adding a ‘Remix’ section that provides discrete level control over the harmonic, noise and transient components of the signal allowing for a tremendous range of new textures and possibilities when working with samples.
Pricing and Availability Falcon 1.2 is a free update for all licensed Falcon users, available immediately through the ‘My Products’ page on uvi.net. Falcon is available for $349 / 349€ on uvi.net and through authorized dealers. A free $100 / 100€ voucher is included with every Falcon license good towards the purchase of any soundbank at uvi.net (good for 2 months from purchase date).