FM8: FM Synthesizer by Native Instruments

FM8: FM Synthesizer by Native Instruments


Total Run Time: 30 min

This tutorial demonstrates how the sonic potential of Native Instrument's FM8 can move well beyond the confines of conventional FM synthesis. FM8's digital synthesizer is perfect for creating melodic and percussive sounds of the highest quality.

Topics include

  1. Application Control Bar
  2. The Browser
  3. The Master Selection
  4. The Effects Section
  5. The Arpeggiator
  6. Easy Editing
  7. LFO's and Output Controls
  8. Morph
  9. Expert Settings

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You will learn tips and techniques for using Native Instruments’s award winning synthesizer, the FM8, to uncover an unprecedented range of features and audio effects. You will be exposed to the unique arpeggiator and revolutionary sound-morphing feature along with a large selection of charismatic effects to add countless sound-shaping possibilities to your music.

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Course outline

Chapter 1: Application Control Bar (3 min)

  1. Audio-Midi Settings/Creating a New Sound/Import from FM7/Import Sysex Files/Easy On-Off for Arpeggiator/Polyphony/CPU/Spectrum A
Chapter 2: The Browser (4 min)

  1. Navigating the Browser
Chapter 3: The Master Section (3 min)

  1. Input/Output/Voices/Polyphony/Mono/Unison Mode
  2. MasterTune/Transpose/Portamento/Apreggiator/Analog and Digital/MIDI Controller Assignment
Chapter 4: The Effects Section (4 min)

  1. Overdrive/Tube Amp/Cabinet OPartions/Shelving EQ/Peak EQ
  2. Talk Wah/Phaser-Flanger/Tremolo/Reverb/Psychdelay/Chorus Delay
Chapter 5: The Arpeggiator (4 min)

  1. Overview/Pattern Editor/Randomization/Hold/Key Sync/Repeat/Shuffle/Velocity
Chapter 6: Easy Editing (3 min)

  1. Amplitude Envelope/Timbre Controls/Harmonic/Detune/Brightness/Envelope Amount/Velocity/Timbre Envelope ADSR Style
Chapter 7: LFO’s and Output Controls (2 min)

  1. LFO Vibrato/LFO Tremolo/Stereo Width/Velocity/Volume
Chapter 8: Morph (2 min)

  1. Adding Different Presets/Random Amount-Seed/Assigning X&Y Parameters to MIDI Controllers
Chapter 9: Expert Settings (4 min)

  1. FM Synthesis/Switching Operator Waveforms/Adding Amplitude Envelopes/Basic Ratio Settings/Creating a Patch

Presenter Info

Kevin BazellKevin Bazell, known as Kazell, has been on the American club scene as a DJ for more than 16 years with his unique brand of electronic dance music. Originally from the UK, now living in LA, Kazell has established himself as a master of creating a mood and building suspense in his DJ sets with a synthesis of tough percussive beats, melodic breaks and rhythmic waves of Electrofunk. He has performed with such headliners as Sasha, John Digweed, Deep Dish and Sander Kleinenberg and has toured the UK, Japan, Germany and the US to promote his acclaimed album “Driven”. Kevin has also established himself as an expert clinician, product specialist and user of Native Instruments products.