By PSW Staff • November 30, 2018 Avid announces an alliance with software instrument developer UVI to deliver virtual instruments and an exclusive sound library to all Pro Tools users. UVI’s hybrid virtual instrument Falcon and the exclusive Plugsound Avid Edition sound library (a combined $498 value) are now included with Pro Tools and Pro Tools | Ultimate at no additional cost. The free UVI Workstation 3 plugin and the exclusive Plugsound Avid Edition sound library is available for Pro Tools | First users. UVI develops software instruments, effects, and sound libraries that give musicians and audio professionals unique, expressive tools to create their sound. With UVI Falcon, users can generate sounds quickly with drag-and-drop ease and design complex patches with a multitude of modifiable parameters—including 15 oscillators, over 80 effects, modulation generators, a scriptable event processor, and more. Available on the Avid Marketplace, both Falcon and the UVI Workstation can be augmented with expansion sound libraries. These sound libraries are included with the following Pro Tools tiers: Plugsound Avid Edition (included with all Pro Tools tiers) – a 2.6 GB sample library that is exclusive to Avid — loaded with keyboard sounds, synthesized sounds, drums and percussion, fretted instruments, and more. Falcon Factory Sounds (included with Pro Tools & Pro Tools | Ultimate only) – a versatile library developed by some of the world’s most well-known and respected sound designers –– from classic synths, percussion, and physical modeling, to sample-driven, multi-granular soundscapes and multi-oscillator hybrids. “UVI’s Falcon is one of the most extensive and thorough hybrid virtual instruments I’ve tried,” says composer and pianist Greg Spero (Tiny Room Studios), who creates with UVI Falcon in Pro Tools | Ultimate. “I could write a whole album using entirely UVI sounds.” “UVI Falcon together with Pro Tools provides artists a unique combination of versatility and clarity of sound to deliver unmatched capabilities and lightning fast results, allowing artists to create new music quickly,” says Thomas Joussot, UVI partner & Artist Relations. “The ability to use UVI Falcon’s unique functions together with Pro Tools is a winning combination and is sure to unlock new levels in the imagination of what is truly possible.” “For musical artists, the ability to quickly bring ideas from their imagination into the track is vital to success,” says Rob D’Amico, director, Market Solutions | Pro Audio at Avid. “Avid is continuously advancing Pro Tools’ music creation capabilities and this partnership with UVI will give users another gateway to tap into their creativity, allowing them to take whatever sound they hear in their minds and quickly make it a reality. The possibilities are endless.” Experience Avid at The NAMM Show Avid will showcase UVI’s Falcon creative capabilities within Pro Tools at The NAMM Show (North hall, level 1, booth #15502). Taking place from January 24-27, 2019 at Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California. Through hands-on demonstrations and stage presentations by creative luminaries, visitors to Avid will experience workflows for music creation, notation, audio post and live sound. Avid Tagged with: Avid Pro Tools UVI Falcon · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.