just messed for a while with an fm7 patch last night, spent a while editing the envelopes of all the operators and it was just a reminder of just how deep fm synthesis goes. like, all i wanted to do was come up with a funky, raw but also nice sounding pluck, and it took me years just to figure out which operators to use and which not.. by that time, i just said fuck it and started turning knobs and drawing slopes and having fun, and ended up making a weirdish square synth bassy pad thing, which i slapped some yummy valhalla ubermod on, and started making a trip hop beat over it. it was fun. but im still never patient enough to go all deep into fm.. like id rather just produce and make the music. although i have been able to come up with a few cool unique things by tweaking presets. Most of the time, ill just use the fm7 presets when im using fm 7, cuz i love a lot of em (ill do slight changes, and process them differently of course.. but man, that warm brass sound.. can't get enough. i could make a whole album with just that patch haha
i know thats lazy but i dont really care, id rather focus on the vibe/music/atmosphere.
i bought myself a yamaha ys200 (4 op synth) a while back and actually tried to use the atari st editor which is super fun cuz its so stipped down, non-intuitive, and an awesome eye sore lol. i feel like a hacker from the 80s when im programming it lol. ive made some really cool (bad) digital sounding bass squawks, but 4 op is really hard to make sound good, even in a cheap way, unless you devote a shit ton of time into it. the ys200 actually has some presets that i still love to this day that i havent heard on the fm 7 anywhere, or in any of the original tx or dx patches.
fuck, i love the fm sound.
Edited by Lane Visitor, 24 September 2013 - 06:21 PM.