Re: Using sample as carrier/modulator in FM Synthesis

Forums > MaxMSP > Using sample as carrier/modulator in FM Synthesis
Oct 13 2012 | 7:01 pm

Not only is it fairly straightforward to do, it is a wonderful way to make some pretty outlandish sounds! Especially effective in Maxforlive. Attached is an example.

The secret is to replace your cycle~ with a phasor~ and a wave~ in series.

I recommend the AKWF wavetables from

Have fun! Let us know if you come up with something cool!

One last thing, if you’re not in edit mode you can drag and drop waveforms onto the live.drop (Maxforlive is not necessary). You can overlap the waveform~ object (which visually displays the waveform) with the live.drop to create a sorta visual version of live.drop.

  1. FMWavetable.maxpat

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