Devinity by Richard Devine (published by UVI) Review
Devinity is a deep-dive into Falcon with renowned Atlanta-based electronic musician and sound designer Richard Devine. Richard is one of the industry’s most cherished and recognizable figures. He has a profound love for sound and technology, writing and performing his own music and being called upon to design sound for many of the world’s most successful companies.
UVI did send a review copy with no strings attached.
You download the FALCON library from your UVI user account, it runs in Falcon version 1.5.0+. Size is 15.9 MB
In Devinity, Richard shares 120 patches detailing his exploration of Falcon, showing off his unique style and approach to sound design.
“I was initially drawn to Falcon when it was first released, as it looked like an amazing tool for sound and patch design. I am constantly looking for new innovative tools to use here at the studio and Falcon fit the bill. I love how it brings together multiple types of synthesis + advance sampling manipulation all under one interface. The modulation features are what really got my attention in that you could modulate any parameter with a wide variety of options, from multi-stage custom envelopes to an unlimited number of custom waveshape LFOs. Things can get really out of hand quickly.” (RICHARD DEVINE)
The included presets offer you plenty of content in several categories: Animated, Arpeggiated, Bass, Bells, Chords, FX, Modular Madness, Pads, Percussive Sequences and Plucks – Leads.
Within the 120 killer presets for Falcon I found the Modular Madness exceptional good. As modular has become a thing and is pushed in our industrie as the next GAS you get access to few very great sounding presets without the extraordinary cost of a modular setup.
User interface & Usability
The Falcon sound collection
All presets have been programmed with macros which you can access and change. Plenty of parameter can be controlled via MIDI, OSC, host automation and Lua scripting.
Anthony Hak & Nathaniel Reeves have done
Rating: Five out of five stars
Devinity is a exceptional collection of sound for EDM, tension driven underscore when you compose to picture and will be very useful in trailer and games compositions.