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Effects can be added at the following levels:
Mixer channel strip inserts only
Program, Layer, and Keygroup
Program and Layer only
a DAW that includes both audio an MIDi recording and editing
a hybrid synth/sampler instrument
a software editor panel for a hardware digital synthesizer
a DSP-powered effects processor
In Falcon most programming / sound design is done in...
the Tree view
the Info pane
the Edit pane
Falcon's Script Processor uses scripts written in
the C++ programming language
the Visual Basic scripting language
the Lua scripting language
To create a basic analog synth patch from scratch, you'd want to...
drag in an oscillator and add Modulators and Effects only at the Program level
drag in an oscillator and select the "auto-program" option in the Edit pane
drag in an oscillator, tweak the Amp Envelope, and add a LPF at the Keygroup level
drag in an oscillator and add EQ, comp, & short delay at the Layer level
Dragging an oscillator preset from the Browser into the Mapping Editor
automatically creates a full oscillator > filter > amplifier chain
automatically adds a preset effects chain with EQ, compressor, and reverb
automatically creates an Amp Envelope
only works with audio samples
The main (central) pane in the Falcon window includes the following displays:
AD, ADSR, AHDSR, LFO
Mixer channels, Aux Returns, Master output
Analog controls, Digital controls, Hybrid controls
Info, Edit, Effects, Events, Mods
Falcon's hierarchy includes the following organizational levels:
Multi; Part; Program; Layer, Keygroup
Multi; Maxi; Mini; Mixer
Stack; Insert; Send; Bus; Output
Program; Patch; Aux; Master
To set up the keyboard's Modwheel (CC1) to control the strength of a vibrato effect, you can...
assign CC1 directly to Pitch in the Layer level
assign CC1 as a Sub-Modulator for Pitch > LFO Depth in the Modulation Editor
assign CC1 directly to Pitch in the Keygroup level
program the Modwheel in the keyboard's MIDI Utility screen
When dragging multiple samples from the Browser into the Mapping Editor...
they will always be mapped centered around Middle C
they will always be mapped starting at the lowest key on the keyboard
holding Option/Alt calls up a dialog with auto-mapping options
they must be dragged in one-by-one
To create a drumkit with the individual kitpieces in different channel strips in the Mixer panel...
load the individual kitpieces into different instances of Falcon in the DAW
load the individual kitpieces into separate Layers in the same Part
load the individual kitpieces as different Keygroups in the same Layer
load the individual kitpieces into separate Parts
To create a chain of multiple effects
duplicate the same Part with different effects in each copy
load the same effect into multiple levels
set the Polyphony to > 1
use Multi-FX or the Effect Rack
To see where various Modulators are assigned in a patch, you can...
enable the Modulation option in the Tree view
check the Factory Preset settings chart in the manual
check the Factory Preset settings chart in the Help panel
go to the "Used Modulators" list in the Browser
A traditional subtractive synthesis architecture consists of
Sine wave "operators" that create complex tones through frequency modulation
Waveform Oscillator(s) > (Lowpass) FIlter > Amplifier, + Modulators
Digital algorithms that emulate the physical response of acoustic devices
Sine waves that serve as the harmonics/overtones of a complex tone
To assign a Modulator to a specific control, you can...
choose from a list of preset modulation routings accessed from the Info pane
use the Modulation Matrix panel in the Performance pane
right-click on the control and choose the modulator
use the Modulation Matrix panel in the Toolbar
The left Sidebar in Falcon includes the following panes:
Parts view; Tree; List view
Toolbar, Status bar; Mixer bar
Edit pane: Mixer pane; Performance pane
Preset Browser; Search; Component presets
Falcon's selection of synth oscillators includes...
Analog, Digital, Sample, and IRCAM
Analog, Digital, Granular, and Scrub
Analog, Additive, FM, Pluck (modeling), and Wavetable
Sample, Slice, and Stretch
can both arpeggiate held chords and create a sequence form a single held note
only functions when more than one note is played simultaneously
only uses preset patterns--you can't create your own sequences
can only be implemented at the Keygroup level
The Performance panel
includes a MIDI recorder
lets you create key-range layers and splits, and MIDI velocity layers
includes the MIDI Playback Event processor
includes a full MIDI editor for editing and quantizing MIDI performances
In the right Sidebar Browser you can browse and load
only component presets (oscillators, effects, mods, etc)
Multis, Programs, and component presets (oscillators, effects, mods, etc)
only full Multis
only Program files
UVI Falcon 101
UVI Falcon: The Video Manual
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