Installation Guide - Soundbanks

Step 1 Register Your Serial Number

  • You can see a list of the products you’ve registered and their serial numbers anytime at uvi.net/my-products 
  • If you already have an iLok account linked in our system you can now register directly on My Products


1. Login to your account on uvi.net/Then navigate to the My Products page


2. Locate your product and click‘ Register it now

’You will be redirected to the Product Registration page to complete the registration process


3. If you already have an iLok account click ‘I already have an iLok account’ and proceed to login

If you do not have an iLok account yet click‘Create a FREE iLok account’ and follow the instructions provided


4. Once your iLok account name is displayed, click ‘CONTINUE’ to deposit the license into your iLok account

NOTE: This step cannot be undone, please carefully verify that your iLok account name is accurate



Step 2 Activate Your License

  • iLok License Manager is required for activation (automatically installed with UVI Workstation and Falcon) 
  • Your license allows up to 3 concurrent activations on any combination of iLok dongles and computers 
  • Activations can be moved between devices at anytime


1. Launch iLok License Manager


2. Login to your account


3. Click the ‘Available’ tab


4. Drag the license to your computer or an iLok dongle


5. Click ‘Ok’ to confirm the activation 

The process is complete, your device is now authorized



Step 3 Download Your Soundbanks


1. Navigate to the My Products page


2. Scroll to the desired product(s) and click ‘Download’

We generally recommend using ‘PRIMARY’, however, if your download is progressing too slowly you can try the Torrent or select the mirror closest to your location. Torrents can be used quickly and safely with a client application such as µTorrent.



Step 4 Install Your Soundbanks

  • Soundbanks are compressed in RAR format, you will need a RAR utility to access them. We suggest UnrarX (Mac) or WinRAR (Win) . 
  • Once decompressed, soundbanks can be placed anywhere on your computer (including external drives). Create a directory and move your soundbanks to it. 
  • The faster the drive the better your performance will be. We recommend 7,200 rpm HDs or SSDs when available.


1. Decompress your soundbanks with a RAR utility

The decompressed file will have a ‘.ufs’ file extension


2. Create a folder for your soundbank(s). 
We recommend choosing a location that can be easily found.

For example, Macintosh HD > UVI or C:/Documents/UVI



Step 5 Soundbanks in UVI Workstation


1. Open UVI Workstation


2. Click the Settings page


3. Click the ‘Sound Banks’ tab


4. Click the ‘...’ button and select the folder where you’ve placed your soundbanks


5. Restart UVI Workstation and open the BrowserYour instruments will be available under the ‘Soundbanks’ tab



Step 5 Soundbanks in Falcon


1. Open Falcon


2. Open ‘Preferences’


3. Click the ‘Soundbanks’ tab


4. Click the ‘...’ button and select the folder where you’ve placed your soundbanks


6. Restart Falcon and open the Browser

Your instruments will be available under the ‘Soundbanks’ tab