Hi tmpc, Sorry to hear of the issues you seem to be having. Tree is a great way of seeing, at a glance, the hierarchical structure of a Part, with collapsible sections, so that you can really see what is going on at every level of the Part. This is why I think Falcon exists. But one has to wonder if things had begun to sour between the two companies. My first recommendations are the obvious ones.
It moves forward in leaps and bounds! Hence the stagnation of their product. The falcon company primarily develop the sound able software. This can do almost everything. I also love that it can be used in multi-channel mode, offering stereo, mono, quad, 5. If nothing else, they provide excellent starting places for you to reverse engineer them and learn more about how Falcon works.
The first of these is like a regular tree-like structure. Initial activation requires an iLok account free and an active internet connection. At the very simplest level, you can very quickly begin creating new analog synth patches, or sample based programs but it is when you start messing around with granularisation in samples, or loading up unique image files to create highly individual wavetables that you begin to see the sonic possibilities on offer. So one is left to speculate as to what has happened here. Dan spends up to 20 minutes on each, exploring specific functions and features. For old farts like me, brought up on traditional hardware sampling via instruments such as Fairlights, Emulators and Akais, this construction and hierarchy makes total sense.
Falcon is a true hybrid instrument. As far as I can tell, most, if not all, of the 3rd party content from the likes of , , and others work straight away with Falcon. A short excitation waveform is triggered and fed through a filtered delay line; the characteristics of the decay are determined by the waveform, filter style, and other adjustments. We Also make any sound in this software and create the any. And if they can access a vast palette of sounds in a pleasing and consistent manner in Falcon, why would they want to use other tools? Falcon Key permits you to make and operate sound with supreme accuracy and subtlety, from plain example sharing and project to wastefully moderated multitimbral crosses.
And that is or was a big shame. And that is the basis on which Falcon works. The major of these is like a steady tree-like assembly. I am very happy that I have, in some way, aided your decision. By the time Akai had reached their greatest ever hardware sampler, the mighty S6000, they had virtually perfected the structural methodology so that it was clean, simple and logical. We add the many tracks in any sound pack. You build these keygroups up until you have covered your required keyspan.
This is very useful as you build more congested and intricate programs. This collection of keygroups is then known as your Program. The method of building instruments in a structured and layered way just makes sense in my head. Falcon uses iLok License Manager for authorization and includes 3 activations per license. This will also be key in establishing a foothold in the market. Is that lazy, desperate or broke? Could it possibly be a system limitation, i. Once again, thank you so much for this review.
I too have a long history with samplers. And I hope they reap the rewards for a very long time. Whilst I cannot be more proud of that fact, I also feel a little bit like my secret has been discovered. The mostly musician use this software for making the any sound. Effects are categorised by type, and then under each are an insane amount of presets.
But to go back to my claim that this might be the only instrument you need, I honestly believe that a great number of Falcon users will, over time, begin to migrate more and more to the instrument. The next tab is for Event Processing. Each component, be it a keygroup, layer, program, part or multi, can have effects, modulators and musical events applied to it. When you fire Falcon up you will be presented with a window with three main areas. Get your head around this and so much more will make sense. If you get so used to doing things a particular way, it can often be hard to break out into anther method. Sadly, although these ingredients looked great on paper, the way they were cooked up and presented to the end user was deeply flawed.
That moment when all the potential is fully realised. Falcon leases you furnace and twists sounds with accuracy. I actually find Falcons interface to be quite confusing. I can hear the grumbling incredulity of Kontakt users the world over as they read this, but my personal opinion of Kontakt, forged from using it myself and from hearing about using it from others, including library developers, is one of frustration and disappointment. Let me be clear, however, that I am not comparing Falcon with Kontakt.