Not impressed by Falcon, am I the only one ?

Discussion in 'Samplers, Synthesizers' started by trz303, Nov 29, 2021.

  1. trz303

    trz303 Kapellmeister

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    I dont understand all that buzz about Falcon ...
    I cant find something so extraordinary about it ...
    On the sample-playback side I find Kontakt way more intuitive (and most of those Falcon libs are sample based).
    On the synthesis side there is nothing phenomenal there ...
    Sure some sounds are nice and effects are not bad, but after such a big hype I was waiting for a synth monster with astonishing features ... well ... disapointed.
     
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  3. Jayster

    Jayster Ultrasonic

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    True. Synths get more and more to same feature and sound-level in 2021. Maybe 10yrs ago it was more or a special thing
     
  4. KungPaoFist

    KungPaoFist Audiosexual

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    well... some of us like pleasuring ourselves while others talk about UVI
     
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    23322332 Rock Star

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    And what are these astonishing features it lacks?
     
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  6. anon69

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    LMAO look another one of these "big product gets cracked, rando lone guy posts why hes not impressed!" WHOAH never seen that before?

    nexus 3 cracked, not impressed posts
    UVI cracked, same shit

    hey, you know I can't wait for cubase to get cracked, then we can have anotehr discussion on "it's not impressed because big product is now cracked" thank you!!!
     
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    grrrr Ultrasonic

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    so you've played with it for a couple of days maybe? im impressed that you figured it out that fast
     
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  8. patatern

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    I was just able to install and check a couple of sounds during the weekend, damn, this was fast judgment! lol
     
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    I watched a video by venustheory on it, I don’t think it was a shill video, he seemed genuinely really into it. Anyway, from that video I can see how it might be awsome for some people. I’ve yet to try it, looking forward to doing so tho, it’s all just fun isn’t it? If it doesn’t do it for me I’ll give thanks and move on
     
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  10. boogiewoogie

    boogiewoogie Platinum Record

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    Things I havent tried it yet myself but I guess it is just because it has been uncracked so long, people think it is like the holy grail or something. Many years of hype building and when you finally get a chance to test it, it most likely will not live up to the hype. It was just well protected. Also, most EastWest libraries are not super great they are also just regular libraries with no frills, also no holy grail of libraries. But soon all can test them too.
     
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  11. quadcore64

    quadcore64 Audiosexual

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    I agree that the hype around Falcon is just that...Hype!

    The libraries from Acousticsamples are very good (and old). The UVI libraries tend be be thin sounding compared to Omnishpere, Kontakt & Serum in my experience.

    It is just another approach to working with samples & combining synthesis.
     
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  12. clone

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    I felt similar to this when I got it actually. I had to force myself to use it, instead of what I would normally load up in a certain situation.
    After getting used to its sound, and deciding on additional effects I like to use with it; I use it often.

    like any other synthesizer. the expansions are always "the ripoff" aspect. I use very few of them and can still make what I want with it. Falcon is a very deep synth.

    If someone was to write something "worthy" of re-recording Falcon parts with other synths? I wouldn't dissuade them from it.
     
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  13. emdebee

    emdebee Newbie

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    I'm totally underwhelmed too...

    Jack of all trades, master of none!
     
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  14. boingy99

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    I've installed it and several of the libraries and I must admit I'm struggling to see why it is so special. There is nothing wrong with it but so far I have not had any Wow moments. It's certainly an impressive crack but maybe the product has been hyped too much. I'll stick with it for a few weeks.
     
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    triggerflipper Platinum Record

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    Yeah after 5 minutes I was like "...that's it?"

    Then I tried to dive deeper, and got overwhelmed by all the sonic possibilities, so instead of being humble and saying "hmm this plugin is extremely deep and would require me to seriously commit myself to it for a long period of time if I want to be at least fairly competent with it",

    I just thought "meh, all hype"

    Then I went to bed, jerked off a couple of time, still couldn't sleep so smoked more weed, fell asleep in the wee hours of the morning, didn't hear the door bell when the plumber came so he left, and now I gotta explain myself to my wife. Great job UVI.
     
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    Have to say, I never had that desire for Falcon, but did want World Suite 2, so got it and a load of expansions, and WS2 is excellent, the sounds in others are fantastic, but I will say that to me it doesn’t feel as intuitive as Kontakt or Omnisphere or other VI’s. And of course, not all the sounds are as good as other instruments, but that’s the case with most VI, some sound better than others.
     
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  17. clone

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    it's like Kontact with a modular synth inside it. But instead of wav it has that "what's up with this compression?" sound you might get if it was flac instead of wav sources inside Kontakt. imagine that. like it is thin, sounding to me. :)

    is that difficult for anyone to alter?
     
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  18. sir jack spratsky

    sir jack spratsky Producer

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    YES id say you are the only one i know of sir
     
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  19. Stuck In The 80s

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    Another scoop for Audiosex although I'm yet to see the media pick up on this story.

    "Man underwhelmed by marketing claims shocker."
     
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    The hype was the same as Nexus 3 or Reason 12, there is nothing revolutionary with these stuff, same as Cubase or Protools or any other uncracked DAW/plugin. It's because they are previously uncracked software that are finally available to try that get people so hype about, but the hype is about the cracking, not the soft itself, but other people see that and believe that we finally got some magic tool for free that will change their music and help them be better producer :)

    If tomorrow, a team crack all UAD plugins, it will be a crazy hype, because of the cracking part, but after a week everyone who get their hype from the plugin only and not the crack will realise that they can do the same with non UAD plugin.

    If Falcon was cracked since its launch and Kontakt was still uncracked since v3, people's reaction would be like "I expect something better, it's nice, but I can already do that with Falcon"
     
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    having too much fun with Falcon and its huge sounds palette and flexibility of adjustment, and sound design. Plus there are new libraries everyday. I have yet to decide it sucks or not, for now I can say it's way better than Nexus and Omnisphere, most importantly it looks like the tech is one step ahead of Kontakt. It's not like I'm gonna abandon them all when I can simply.. have em all. Everyday I found something new in it, and I hope it continues because damn, to not use this thing feels like a huge lost on my side and in what I do, but I can't speak for everyone. I don't think a metalhead or country music lover would find it useful and that is totally normal I guess.
     
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