4op-FM


    Apr 10 2008 | 10:39 am
    Hey yall it's me again. I have been working a lot with the 4opFM from Pluggo. I have been having bad luck trying to get a good bass out of it. I get a lot of patches that seem like they should sound nice when they are low, but the response isn't that good on the low end. And for the life of me i can't get any of those patches to not have snaps and pops. My question is if there is a definitive guide to programing with a 4 op. I know the DX7 was great at those nice bass sounds. But it was 6 op right? Are 4 ops just not up to the task?

    • Apr 10 2008 | 10:55 am
      I haven't used the 4opFM patch, but 4op FM synthesis - in general - is something that I really enjoy. (I've mainly worked with a Yamaha DX21 and Native Instruments' FM7.) It's fun and versatile.
      The book linked below was written with the DX7 in mind - so a lot of the examples default to 6op instructions - but they offer conversion tables for readers using 4op synths. No matter what, it's really helpful in terms of getting a mental hold on FM synthesis concepts. :)
    • Apr 10 2008 | 12:44 pm
      This is for Pure Data but I found it the other day while looking for algorithms to try...
    • Apr 10 2008 | 12:57 pm
      WOW! thanks for that kind sir! just the sort of thing i was looking for :)
      On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 3:55 AM, softpieces wrote:
      > > I haven't used the 4opFM patch, but 4op FM synthesis - in general - is > something that I really enjoy. (I've mainly worked with a Yamaha DX21 and > Native Instruments' FM7.) It's fun and versatile. > > The book linked below was written with the DX7 in mind - so a lot of the > examples default to 6op instructions - but they offer conversion tables for > readers using 4op synths. No matter what, it's really helpful in terms of > getting a mental hold on FM synthesis concepts. :) > > > http://www.spoogeworld.com/music/instruments/yamaha/fm_theory_and_applications.pdf >
    • Apr 10 2008 | 1:02 pm
    • Apr 10 2008 | 6:26 pm
      You're welcome! :)
    • Apr 11 2008 | 11:19 pm
      Quote: softpieces wrote on Thu, 10 April 2008 03:55 ----------------------------------------------------
      > The book linked below was written with the DX7 in mind - so a lot of the examples default to 6op instructions - but they offer conversion tables for readers using 4op synths. No matter what, it's really helpful in terms of getting a mental hold on FM synthesis concepts. :) > > http://www.spoogeworld.com/music/instruments/yamaha/fm_theory_and_applications.pdf ----------------------------------------------------
      I made a bunch of examples from this book in Max. They are part of the CNMAT MMJ Depot here:
      /tutorials/FM/
      mz