DX9 I get a surprising amount of good sounds out of using the right input hardware. I may get a Yamaha TX802 one day, if I really get nerdy an FS1R. FM is really underrated because it is hard to program and sounds harsh if you’re not recording it properly.
I’ve a friend who recently made this insanely cool modular setup with polyphonic analogue filter envelopes applied to polyphonic hardware FM. That basically means a beautiful analogue filter system shaping the nice harmonic structure of FM in full poly - making for wonderful sounding pads and all sorts of other ‘never heard before’ type sounds in such lovely quality.
Thanks, I tried to get a balance a of Skillrex style brostep with some Amon Tobin-esq stuff.
Im talkin HARDWARE!! But I`m sure these are great - Waldorf Attack VST is a little FM beast.
I have a TX802, and cant recommend it enough - all the DX7 editors work with it and the MIDI buffer never overloads. Havent heard of the FS1R; I`ll look it up. Any sound samples of the FM/analogue setup? sounds cool
ALL: The Yamaha TX81Z is an absolute beast in the right hands, and really cheap these days. AND I wrote a GURU patch for Renoise that covers EVERY element of programming down to the patch name!
Yeah. Version 2 sounds even better since it is supplied with floating point engine now. And it has one of the best UI’s for FM-tweaking.
How it sounds 1 (apart of echoes)
First, percussive combo was sequenced and sampled with octatrack from mixer, then played from octatrack + 2 new instruments (cycled clang + metallic chords).
How it sounds 2
Renoise is sequencing 4 instruments of PreenFM2 simultaneously (cause it’s multitimbral) via USB Midi then signal was routed to 2 mono outputs, one for bass and one for everything else + send to echo. Then whole mix was sent to soundcard input and recorded.
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