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FM Synthesis

Post by JonasEdenbrandt » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:24 pm

I recently purchased an Yamaha tx802 FM Sound generator which I'm currently learning the user interface for. I was wondering if there are any good general FM synthesis resources out there to quicken the learning FM sounddesign process for me. Have been experimenting with simple drums and stuff and am pretty content but would like to dive a bit deeper in this subject since I'm planning to try and make full tracks with more or less just this synth.

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Re: FM Synthesis

Post by ekwipt » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:58 am

Not sure I'm sure there's stuff on YouTube though.

I've got a TG-77 which sounds amazing

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Re: FM Synthesis

Post by JonasEdenbrandt » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:09 am

Theres this http://www.dubbhism.com/search/label/tao%20of%20fm which was good but I'd like something more, maybe like a book or something.

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Re: FM Synthesis

Post by Barfunkel » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:43 am

FM synthesis is easy! Just change the settings randomly until it sounds good. Or at least that's what I do. I got no idea how FM actually works.

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Re: FM Synthesis

Post by Toloache » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:13 am

Well... the classic synth secrets lessons on soundonsound are always good!

Aniway barfunkel you will be surprised how actually your sound design can improve if you know how fm synthesis work.

Basically you have two osc (in a basic patch), a carrier and a modulator. You cant actually hear the modulator. His function is simply to modify the frequency of the carrier.

You can basically take a basic sine and add harmonics and odd harmonics, to transform it to basically an entirely different sound. Combine this with various oscillators, frequency shifters and ring modulators and you have drum synthesis heaven, because it become easy to emulate various drum modes (not always faithfully, but whatever, in techno is not this important, and if you need real drum sounds you always have samples.)

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Re: FM Synthesis

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Re: FM Synthesis

Post by flyshe » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:23 pm

Check this book:
http://www.amazon.com/Fm-Theory-Applica ... 4636174828

It's not cheap, but really good

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Re: FM Synthesis

Post by luco » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:59 pm

FM Synthesis is overated. -smurf

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