We have some great news that from today all Pro Tools 2018 users with a current upgrade plan will have access to UVI Virtual Instruments at no extra cost. From now on you will be able to create bold, unique sounds with powerful hybrid synthesis and sampling instruments from UVI all now included with Pro Tools 2018.
The other great news is that Pro Tools First users are also included in this expansion of what comes with Pro Tools.
Who Gets What?
|Pro Tools First||Pro Tools||Pro Tools Ultimate|
|UVI Workstation 3||X|
|Plugsound Avid Edition||X||X||X|
|Falcon Factory Sounds||X||X|
The Pro Tools First users will get the UVI Workstation 3 and the Plugsound Avid Edition 2.6 GB sound pack free. Pro Tools and Pro Tools Ultimate users with a current upgrade plan will get the UVI Falcon, the Falcon Factory Sounds and the Plugsound Avid Edition 2.6 GB sound pack for free as long as they have a current upgrade plan in place.
What Is The Falcon From UVI?
All Pro Tools and Pro Tools Ultimate users with a current upgrade plan with get a free copy of Falcon from UVI worth $349. UVI describe Falcon as a ‘creative hybrid instrument with…
15 oscillators, 80+ effects, modulators, events, scripting and more in an expansive semi-modular sound design environment
Sample-based or pure synthesis sound generation
Infinite possibilities with Falcon Factory presets, UVI-powered libraries and your own sounds
For a more detailed look at Falcon from UVI here is our review from our own Dan Cooper…
The UVI Falcon has been designed to enable users to generate sounds fast with drag-and-drop ease. Alternatively you can roll up your sleeves and go in deep with a set of tools designed to enable users to create and tweak sounds extensively.
Quickly build sounds and layer parts via drag and drop using presets and sample library content
Create something totally unique using 15 state-of-the-art oscillators and over 80 effects
Layer multiple parts together to generate bold new sounds that are rich and complex
Freely manipulate, mix, and modulate sounds, synthesis modules, effects, and more with finesse and precision
Script events to take your sound creation even further
What Is UVI Workstation 3?
For Pro Tools First users, UVI Workstation 3, which UVI pitch as the ‘gateway to UVI sounds’ will now come included free. This powerful sample player and multi-timbral instrument enables you to play audio content, layer and manipulate parts, and employ an army of effects to create unique sounds that’ll make your projects stand out. Here are the headline features…
Single mode for loading UVI sounds and instruments
Multi mode including unlimited parts and convenient mixing environment with meters, mute, solo, volume, pan, performance settings (keyswitches, range), and separate outputs
Smart integrated browser with Search/Favorites to quickly find what you’re looking for
Scalable UI adapts to different monitor sizes
Powerful and extremely flexible Arpeggiator
Expandable with all UVI-Powered instruments
Manage instruments and loops in the same interface
Comprehensive suite of professional FX can be infinitely stacked and combined with easily editable parameters (delay, reverb, phaser, chorus, EQ, filter, drive, distortion, compressor...)
Real-time time-stretch and slice algorithm with real-time beat syncing: loops are always in time
Drag & drop MIDI & audio
Import user REX files, Apple Loops, AIFF, WAV, ...
MIDI learn & 128 user assignable Host automations
Everyone Gets The New FREE Plugsound Avid Edition - A 2.6GB Curated Sample Library
Everyone from Pro Tools First to Pro Tools Ultimate users with a current upgrade plan will get the Plugsound Avid Edition Pack, which is a 2.6 GB sample library. Curated by some of the industry’s top sound designers, this collection has been designed to get a great starting point offering everything from high-quality keyboards, drums, synths, and fretted instruments, to loops and atmospheric soundscapes, all fully editable to enhance any music or sound design project.
Falcon Also Comes With Tons Of Factory Sounds And Presets
Falcon comes loaded with Factory Sounds, which include a versatile collection of 1,000 patches from some of the most respected sound designers in the world. Pro Tools and Pro Tools Ultimate owners with a valid upgrade plan will be able to explore your sonic possibilities, from classic synths, percussion, and physical modeling, to sample-driven multi-granular soundscapes and multi-oscillator hybrids. You can chose to use them ‘as-is’ for a quick fix or dig in to fuel your creative sound design.
UVI Expansion Packs In The Avid Marketplace
If you want more sound 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 in either the UVI Workstation 3 or the UVI Falcon.
When Will I Find The UVI Products In My Avid Master Account?
It is our understanding is that these products will be deposited in users accounts over the course of the next 7 days or so. So don’t panic if you check your Avid account and they aren’t there yet, be patient. Avid has reassured us that they will get there but they expect it to take a week to get it all done. Apparently customers purchasing new perpetual or subscription licenses should get their UVI products immediately.
UVI And Pro Tools FAQs
Q. How does the licensing work for the UVI plug-ins?
A. Users with an active Pro Tools and Pro Tools Ultimate upgrade plan will receive a subscription license (called "Avid Falcon AAX"), which will have the same end date as the Pro Tools license. Also note that the Falcon Factory content is also protected by the same Avid Falcon AAX license.
All Pro Tools First products will have the download links for UVI Workstation, which is a license-free product.
Q. Are the Stand-alone, VST, and AudioUnits versions of the Falcon plug-in included?
A. No, only the AAX version of Falcon is included.
Q. How do I decompress the Falcon Factory sample library?
Q. What are the installation steps required for the UVI Falcon plug-in?
Download the installers and sample libraries from your Avid Account
Run the Falcon installer
Move the sample libraries (Falcon Factory.ufs and Plugsound_Avid_Edition.ufs) to the correct file directory:
On Mac: /Library/Application Support/UVISoundBanks
On Windows: Program Files\UVISoundBanks
And There’s More…
Check out our second article to see all the extra sounds you can get for both music and audio post production as well as find out wheat we think about this new addition to Pro Tools.
Do share with us what you think about UVI being included with Pro Tools 2018.