Following the recent announcement that Pro Tools and Pro Tools Ultimate users with a current upgrade plan will get the UVI Falcon worth $349, the Falcon Factory Sounds and the Plugsound Avid Edition 2.6GB sound pack. In addition, Pro Tools First users will get the UVI Workstation 3 and the Plugsound Avid Edition 2.6GB sound pack.
In this article we are going share what we think about the addition of these UVI products to Pro Tools and also give you a taste of all the extra UVI sound libraries that you can buy to get even more out of these bundled UVI products.
What We Think About The Addition Of UVI Products Into Pro Tools
This is an excellent addition to Pro Tools and its great news that it’s not just for Pro Tools and Pro Tools Ultimate users that Avid has included Pro Tools First users too in this expansion to Pro Tools.
With UVI Falcon and then the value of the Plugsound Avid Edition 2.6GB sound pack with a combined value of $498, this is another great reason to keep your Pro Tools upgrade plan up to date. In addition to the $750 worth of loyalty reward products Avid already offer the addition of Falcon now takes this package to over $1,200 worth of free products for Pro Tools and Pro Tools Ultimate users if you keep your upgrade plan iup to date for $99 per year for Pro Tools Vanilla users and $399 for Pro Tools Ultimate users.
What This Brings The Pro Tools Audio Post Community
As an audio post-production user of Pro Tools it’s good to see that there are some post oriented products from UVI that I can add to Falcon. I have already had a play with their new foley instrument - Walker and if you are not in a position to use a foley artist then this new product from UVI looks very interesting and has a lot going for it especially at the price.
There’s plenty more for post users so do check out the list of audio-post friendly products further down in this article.
What This Brings To The Pro Tools Music Production Community
Pro Tools Expert Deputy Editor Dan Cooper, a longstanding UVI user says…
From a Pro Tools music producer’s point of view this is fantastic news! Pro Tools alone has been shipped with pretty much the same set of stock libraries for years, let’s be honest here, Xpand!2 has been looking a bit long in the tooth for a number of years. UVI instruments provide instant inspiration so prepare yourself for hours of fun filled music creation with these brilliant libraries in Pro Tools. Falcon is an absolute beast of an instrument engine, if you own ROLI then those two products are a match made in heaven as Falcon supports the new MIDI standard MPE "MIDI Polyphonic Expression" which was created by ROLI.
What About The AIR Products?
Avid have confirmed that all the AIR products that are currently bundled with Pro Tools like Boom, DB-33, Vacuum, Mini Grand, Structure Free and Xpand!2 will continue to be included as well as these new UVI products as now all Pro Tools and Pro Tools Ultimate users with a current upgrade plan will get the UVI Falcon, the Falcon Factory Sounds and the 2.6GB Plugsound Avid Edition sound pack.
For Pro Tools First users, only Xpand!2 is included. If you want Boom, DB-33, Vacuum, Mini Grand and Structure Free then you need to buy the First Air Instrument Bundle from the Avid Marketplace. But with this UVI bundle Pro Tools First users will now get UVI Workstation and the Plugsound Avid Edition 2.6GB sound pack absolutely free.
And There’s More…
If you want more sounds then the good news is that all you need to do is turn to the Avid Marketplace where you will find more UVI sound libraries available to buy that will expand the sound palettes at your disposal with either the UVI Workstation 3 or the UVI Falcon.
Over the coming weeks Avid will be adding all the UVI sound libraries to the Avid Marketplace. To start with you should find the following in the Marketplace…
Beatbox Anthology 2 - Drum machine sounds sourced throughout time, and packed into a software instrument
Mayhem of Loops - A loop package spanning from underground to modern styles of music with rich dynamics
Cinematic Shades - A sound package designed for composers, with music types ranging from experimental to current
Orchestral Suite - A package that provides every section of an orchestra at your disposal
Digital Synsations - A pack of four classic 1990s keyboard sounds that are sourced from around the world
Percussion Store - A multitude of percussion instruments sourced from around the world, spanning from common to rare
IRCAM Solo Instruments - Collection of orchestral instruments which offer traditional, advanced and experimental styles
Synth Anthology II - Collection of hardware synthesizer sounds which includes samples that span from classic to modern analogs
Jazzistic - Package of playable instruments in loop format representing multiple styles of jazz music
URBAN X - Three synth voices loaded with a wide set of sounds to span through modern styles of music
If you cannot wait then go over the the UVI store and get them from there.
Production Expert Reviews On UVI Sounds To Go In The UVI Workstation Or Falcon
To further wet your appetite for all things UVI, here are the reviews that we have done over the years on a range of the UVI sound libraries… (Please note that these libraries and effects plug-ins such as Rotary, Thorus & Relayer are not included in this Pro Tools update)
What About Post Users?
A lot of these libraries are excellent for sound design work but for more conventional audio post work there are some products that UVI label as Sound Effects.
Walker - A Foley Tool
A dynamic sound design tool for creating realistic cinema-quality footstep sounds for film, video and post-production with efficiency and fluency. Mike will be reviewing this shortly, so check that out when it comes…
UVI Meteor - Swell and Impact Designer
Produce epic swells, dynamic crescendos, thunderous impacts, emotive orchestral gestures and dramatic backdrops with Meteor. A powerful sound design tool outfitting 7 sample layers with in-depth controls and a massive collection of sounds from field recordings and effects to exclusive orchestral sessions, all available in an intuitive and inspiring user interface.
Check out Dan’s review above.
A collection of sound effects with over 9GB of clunks, blasts, bugs, guns, atmospheres, machinery, cartoonesque, alien races, cyber insects, horror, weird vehicles and much, much more
UVI Scratch Machine
Expressive and highly-addictive scratch instrument packed with a massive sample library!
Independent pitch and speed controls, 6 effects, plus EQ and resonant filter. Packed with a huge library of 6,300+ samples and 4,200+ phrases. Easy to use, fun to play, high-quality authentic sounds
A powerful noise and sweep designer developed for supreme ease of use.
Create everything from typical noise sweeps found in dance music to complex, evolving noise beds and effects perfect for sound designers. SweepMachine provides 3 oscillators, 34 noise types and a versatile array of filters, effects and modulation options all in an intuitive and uncluttered interface.
When Will I Find The UVI Products In My Avid Master Account?
It is our understanding is that the UVI Falcon and the Plugsound Avid Edition 2.6 GB Sound Pack will be deposited in users accounts over the course of the next 7 days or so.
Please don’t panic if you check your Avid account and they aren’t there yet, be patience. Avid has reassured us that they will get there but they expect it to take a week to get it all done. However, we understand that customers purchasing new perpetual or subscription licenses should get their UVI products immediately.
What Do You Think?
Do share with us what you think about UVI being included with Pro Tools 2018.