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    FM synthesizers

    Does anybody here know some good FM synthesizers? I can't find really any modern ones that are popular, so I've found some older ones which seem to be pretty famous in FM synth.

    Korg M1
    Korg DS-8
    Yamaha DX7
    Yamaha DX200
    Yamaha FS1R


    Does anybody have experience with the above FM synthesizers? Or if you do FM synth do you have one you can recommend?

    Does anybody here have experience with FM synthesis?

    I'm mostly interested in recreating music like this


    edit: Here's a vid of the DX7

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    Sorry df are those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    Sorry df are those?
    FM synthesizers. Never heard of FM synthesis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auxilium View Post


    FM synthesizers. Never heard of FM synthesis?
    Prolly seen em but didn't know what they are called.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post


    Prolly seen em but didn't know what they are called.
    Basically, instead of using samples of instruments like a normal keyboard, you just modulate the frequencies to make different kinds of sounds. Hence the 'FM'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auxilium View Post


    Basically, instead of using samples of instruments like a normal keyboard, you just modulate the frequencies to make different kinds of sounds. Hence the 'FM'
    Ah I've done this countless times.

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