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Interface - Main View

Falcon’s Main view is divided into three sections:

Left sidebar
Center Pane
Right Sidebar

The left and right Sidebars can be hidden by clicking the respective buttons on top of the Toolbar.

Left Sidebar

The left sidebar shows one of three panels:

  • Parts (basic Part settings like Volume, Pan, Midi channel),
  • Tree (hierarchical view of a single Part), and
  • List (detailed rundown of a single Part).

Left Sidebar: Parts #MainPage_LeftSB

In Part view you can load Multis and Parts and define basic Part settings.
menu: Empty selected Part: deletes Program, all Layers and Keygroups of selected Part.
Load Program in selected Part: opens browser; New Program in selected Part.
: adds a new Part.   : removes selected Part.
Multi controls. From left to right:
Multi VU; Multi name (double-click opens browser); previous/next Multi; global volume; global tune.
Part controls. From top to bottom, left to right:
Part VU; Part name (double-click opens browser); previous/next Part; Midi channel; Mute; Solo.
Transpose settings: Oct (-2 to 2); Semi (-24 to 24). Output settings (Main; Out 2 to 17).
Volume (-∞ to 6 dB); Pan (Left 100 to Right 100) .

Left Sidebar: Tree  #MainPage_LeftSB

Tree view has two compartments: Instrument (top) and Inspector (below).
Both can be collapsed / expanded, by clicking the little triangle .  
The size of the Inspector window can be adjusted by dragging the edge of the Inspector window:

  • shows an hierarchical view of the selected Part
  • : click to (un) hide node types (Fx, Event Processors, Mod sources, Aux busses).
  • clicking on the little triangle left of a node will expand or collapse it.
    Alt/Option key will expand/collapse all of its children.
  • clicking on a node will show its properties in the Inspector, and its visual representation in the Center Pane.
  • right-clicking a node gives several options, including adding Layer, Keygroup, Fx, as well as deleting the node.
  • double-clicking a Perf, Fx or modulation node (not Osc) will display it in the Main section.
  • in addition to the 4 Aux busses you have on Master level (which you can also edit on the Mixer page), you have 4 Aux busses inside of a Program.
  • the Program Aux sends can be set independently for Layers and Keygroups:



  • shows detailed information about the selected node.
  • some parameters can also be set in other parts of the program, others can just be set here (e.g. Midi CC Ratio, Offset, inversion; Program Aux Pan, Layer Aux send Pre Fader).
  • you can also rename Layers and Keygroups, which helps to keep track in your Program. Select the Program / Layer / Keygroup in the upper Navigation part, and then double-click it to give it a meaningful name.

Left Sidebar: List  #MainPage_LeftSB

List view gives detailed information about Part and Program. Some elements of the program are also shown in other views, others are only available here (e.g. Layer and Keygroup copying and duplicating).

  • To choose which settings are displayed for Layers, or Keygroups, right-click a column header.

    If needed,you can move the slider to see the required parameters.
  • By double-clicking an entry you can type in the desired value, and also rename Program, Layer(s) and Keygroup(s).
  • By pressing and holding Control Key (Win) or Command Key (Mac) when selecting Layers or Keygroups, you can change various settings in one go.
  • Program Toolbar menu: several file management options (Load, Save, etc., incl. Protect Program)
  • Layer Toolbar menu: Edit Layer Rules (dynamically switch between Layers), Cut, Copy, Paste, Duplicate Layers
  • Keygroups Toolbar menu: Cut, Copy, Paste, Duplicate Keygroups

Center Pane  

The Center Pane has five subpanels: Info, Edit, Effects, Events, Mods.

Center Pane: Info  #MainPage_CenterPane

This is the Front-End of a Falcon Program, usually with one or more Macro controls. Macros provide an easy way to have quick and direct access to essential Program parameters.
More on Macros here.
After clicking the tool icon, the panel Layout can be edited.

Furthermore, an alternative background image can be inset: just drag and drop an image from your explorer to the Info panel.

The size of the Info Panel is 720 x 480 pixels; the inserted image will automatically be scaled.

By clicking the Info icon , Factory Programs will show some additional information about the program.
For your own creations, you can also write some text with hints about Macros, Modwheel assignments and so on.

Center Pane: Edit  #MainPage_CenterPane

That's the place where you create and edit Parts.
Common Icons:

  • add new Fx / Event / Mod / Osc unit
    (pop-up menu appears).
  • delete Fx / Event / Mod / Osc
  • off / on switch
  • (Oscillator) edit individually / edit all
  • Preset menu (load, save, copy, paste)
  • use previous / next Preset
  • tool icons: see Mapping and Modulation

You can hide specific Module types:

  • collapse/expand adjoining section
  • (un)hide
  • (un)hide Parameters/Fx/Events/Mods

Some elements can only be edited in Tree or List view. Example: Aux sliders.

There’s no Undo functionality, so saving your work every so often is a good idea.

Detailed description on how to edit Programs on the Editing page.

Center Pane: Effects  #MainPage_CenterPane

On the Effects page Fx of a specific hierarchy level can be viewed and edited.
To select the proper level, select it on top of the window: , or select the appropriate node in the Tree view.

To add an Fx in the Effects window either

  • click the icon on top, right, or
  • drag and drop an Fx from the fx / mfx browser.

To change the order of modules, drag the Fx to the preferred position.

More on Fx here (general) and here (Fx chart).

Center Pane: Events  #MainPage_CenterPane

On the Events page Event Processors of a specific hierarchy level can be viewed and edited.
To select the proper level, select it on top of the window: , or select the appropriate node in the Tree view.

Events are MIDI processing modules.

You can add Event Processors only on Program or Layer levels.

When you hit a note, an Event processor will change its MIDI input in various ways:

  • an Arpeggiator creates rhythmical patterns
  • a MIDI player plays back Standard MIDI files
  • a Micro Tuner provides alternative tunings
  • etc., many more Modules are provided.

To add an Event Processor in the Events tab, drag and drop one from the Events browser.

To delete it, click on the icon.

More on Event Processors here (general) and here (Event Processor chart).

Center Pane: Mods  #MainPage_CenterPane

On the Mods page mod sources of a specific hierarchy level can be viewed and edited.
To select the proper level, select it on top of the window: , or select the appropriate node in the Tree view.

To add a modulation source in the Mods tab, drag and drop one from the Mods browser, or
right - click a parameter and select 'Add Modulation' or 'Assign to Macro'.

More on Modulation sources here.

Macros are a special type of internal modulation. See here to get more information.

Right Sidebar  

The right sidebar has seven tabs , to give access to the six browsers and the search window. It consists of:

  • the File Browser , with subfolders
  • Devices: here you can see all storage devices on your computer. By right - clicking you can define folders as Favourite Places (see below) .
  • Places: directories you’ve added to ‘Favourite Places’ in the Devices subfolder
  • Sound banks: all installed Sound libraries. The location where these libraries are installed is defined in Preferences/Soundbanks.
    You can add Favourites by right-clicking on a Program.
    To load a Program, either double-click it (current selected Program will be overwritten), or drag and drop it on the left sidebar (Part tab) on an empty space, or an existing Part (will be overwritten). In either cases, any changes you’ve made will be lost without further ado.
  • there are options for pre-listening wave files at the bottom of the File Browser.
  • the Search window looks for *.uvip programs and wave files; if fav is checked, favourites are on top of the list.
  • the Oscillator browser : Oscillators can be drag-and-dropped onto a Keygroup. Be sure that Keygroups are visible ( icon is lit).
  • the Fx browser: you can insert effects on any level of the hierarchy, with some limitations.   
  • the   Multi Fx browser: MultiFx are just groups of Fx put together for special purposes; otherwise see above.
  • the   Event Processor browser : you can insert Event Processors on Program and Layer level.
  • the Modulation sources browser: you can insert Mod sources on any of Falcon’s hierarchy levels, with some limitations.

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