Probably the most powerful hybrid synth/sampler on the market today rivaled only by the likes of Halion 6. While the sampler component lacks a little of the power in Halion 6... the sheer number of synth modules and FX as well as a way more friendly UI puts this at the top of the pack IMHO. There's very few things you can't do with this package. It has a steep learning curve although adding in some of their amazingly well produced add on packs such as Vintage Vault turns this into a very accessible instrument. For sound designers and explorers this is a dream come true. Lua scripting as in Halion is way more friendly than KSP Script... it's a shame this hasn't been adopted by more soundware companies as I feel it out performs Kontakt in almost every way. The new scripts and FX in the latest update are nothing short of incredible... hours of fun can be had with the new arpeggiator script with some insane control over repeats, randomization, polyrythmic elements and probabilities.
I've always found UVI an extremely easy company to work with. Given their responsiveness and obvious commitment to production quality, I'm happy to see them take full hold of the reigns of a familiar product.
If you purchase Falcon, don't order it from an American retailer, at least not on Friday afternoon. I purchased Falcon yesterday, 28 Apr, from Sweetwater at about 13:30 EDST. It is now 29 Apr, 15:50 and I still haven't received my download materials. I called Sweetwater yesterday at about 17:00 EDST and two times again today 11:00 and 15:30 EDST, and each time I was told that Sweetwater is still awaiting fulfillment from UVI. Unlike most developers, UVI uses some arcane manual fulfillment system that requires a human employee to email the materials to Sweetwater. During my second call to Sweetwater today, I was told that UVI reserves the right for up to one business day to fulfill orders. Now I realize that since yesterday was a Friday and my purchase wasn't made until after the business day in Europe had expired, I won't see Falcon until Monday, at the earliest. I have purchased software on Fridays before from other European developers e.g., uhe, Aurturia, xils, NI and Sonokinetic from Sweetwater, because of Sweetwater's automatic 6-mo financing when using their store card, and in each other instance fulfillment was in minutes, or at most, hours. I was planning on using the weekend to get into Falcon, so I am quite disappointed by this. So, although I anticipate that I will love the sound sculpting possibilities Falcon affords, if I had to do this again I would purchased directly from UVI and forego the 6-mo financing. However, this is a pretty dumb way for a high-end developer to fulfill purchases of its products.
Update. It is Monday night at 23:00 EDST and Sweetwater is still unable to supply my UVI products, although I did have success with UVI in arranging a temporary solution for my situation. Kudos to UVI and their wonderful support staff. It's that kind of support that builds customer loyalty.