Add effects at the patch level, as sends or even per note. Nearly every parameter in your instrument can be assigned to a macro. From vintage synths, samplers and drum machines to immaculate grand pianos, choirs and orchestras, Falcon is your gateway into some of the world's most sophisticated and best sounding instruments. Stretch can adjust pitch up to ±2 octaves while maintaining sample duration. We then take the Crossover control up to 317 Hz — any frequencies below this will now pass through Thorus unprocessed, meaning the low end in our bass is dry and central whilst the mids and high mids retain the warm chorusing effect. If you thought modulating effects were dull and boring, then think again. Falcon's oscillators sound incredible and are optimized for efficient performance.
Falcon ships with an impressive collection of 1,000 factory patches designed by some of the industry's top sound designers. Categorically divided for easy browsing, Falcon's factory sounds provide deep performance and editing control via customized macros. Another great thing is the visual feedback of the visualizer. Requires more processing power than the standard pitch-shifting algorithms used in other oscillators but with a significant quality improvement. As we can see below, unison mode is applied and the sub level is maxed out on both oscillators, adding warmth, but it still needs something to make it sound a bit more unique and special.
Factory sounds can provide instant gratification or can be used as fuel for your own sound design. Choose from a selection of factory impulses or load your own samples, modulate sample start time and tune, adjust the initial excitation, coupling of multiple strings, and finally contribution of sample, synth and noise generators. Macros live in a dedicated tab and can be freely arranged with an interactive graphical editor. His music has been featured on Dubstep. With dozens of choices ranging from orchestral instruments to vintage synths, you can immediately expand Falcon to complement your style.
Thorus is a polyphase modulation effect, or what you might call a chorus effect. The algorithm blends a specific amount of feedback to avoid holes in the spectrum for a rich chorus effect. This once again gives us a nice chorusing effect, adding some pleasant chorusing and subtle detuning to the synth. What's happening under the hood has a significant effect on your experience. Then there are the Standard and Wide modes that allow you to step up the stereo spread.
The effects section lets you combine any combination of processors to suit your needs for instruments, mixing and mastering. Experiment with modifying them or write your own, Script Processors provide both an extremely powerful way to interact with existing instruments and a sophisticated code-driven approach to sound design. Falcon allows you to create and manipulate sound with unparalleled precision and finesse, from basic sample slicing and synth design to extravagantly modulated multitimbral hybrids. Every patch began with sound design on the original hardware and was recorded at our main studio through the highest-quality processors and converters available. Quickly focus your view with global and level-specific filters, collapse sections as needed and easily tab through modules for editing.
Component presets are available for everything from oscillators and effects to modulation sequencers, allowing you to quickly explore options and find one that works, fast. We begin by taking the number of voices up to eight to increase the complexity of the effect. Thorus is a very powerful chorus plugin. When edge is turned to -1, the effect of time-varying notches become more pronounced. Thorus evolved in our pursuit of the perfect chorus algorithm. The adjustable parameters are clear and the layout is intuitive. Falcon offers 15 highly-optimized oscillators covering the spectrum of modern sampling and synthesis techniques.
The 1,000 presets were all created to an extremely high quality standard, delivering an extraordinary and hugely versatile selection of sounds right out of the box. The installation process was relatively straightforward - as ever with iLok, there seems to be at least one stage too many - thankfully no dongles required, just a free account. Thorus is a polyphase modulation effect, or what you might call a chorus effect. Step 2 Next we load an instance of Thorus onto the bass synth. Falcon implements custom scripts throughout its architecture allowing you to create everything from custom Event processors to professional-level skinned instruments with the powerful and lightweight Lua scripting language. Factory Script Processors include the Chorder, Harmonizer, Unison, Ensemble and many more.
There are no preset limits on the quantity or type of oscillators you can use, you're limited only by your computers processing power and imagination. Create your own presets for nearly any module and build custom libraries so you can easily recall ideas for future use. This system allows you to paint motion into your sounds almost effortlessly, from subtle variation over time to complex on-demand sequences. Tap them for instant gratification or to inspire your own sound design. Falcon is simply amazing and is the most used instrument in my library since its release.