Just some sound design video tutorial for Native Instruments FM8 users – basic pluck sound.
Third part of Brian Trifon‘s video tutorial about FM Synthesis.
More info: Next Step Audio
Continued FM Synthesis tutorial created by Trifonic from Next Step Audio. This time it’s about creating complex bass and lead sounds using NI FM8 synth.
Frequency Modulation synthesis basics – Native Instruments FM8 synth used as an example.
and the second video – How to Create Telephone Sounds.
Feel free to visit nextstepaudio.com – there are more useful videos available (ie. some stuff for Logic users)
VOPM soft synth is an emulation of the Yamaha YM2151 (OPM) four-operator FM sound chip. OPM chip was popular in the 1980s and early 1990s. Videogame fans will most likely be familiar with the Sega Genesis (Megadrive), whose sound chip is a slight variation on the OPM – the OPN. The chip has also been used in countless arcade games including Paperboy, Outrun, Metal Slugs 1-5, and Street Fighter II.
Originally VOPM offers few soundbanks nicely grouped. There are basses, bells, pianos etc. There are more than 300 presets but it’s just the beginning 🙂 One of the KvrAudio forum members converted tons of Sega Genesis/Mega Drive VGM soundtracks into OPM format which can be imported into VOPM synth 🙂 Since the zip file contains around 10 000 soundtracks, and each track uses few sounds, it translates into thousands of new chip 16-bit / 8-bit sounds 🙂
VOPM doesn’t offer any effects like reverb or delay – just use external plugins 🙂
VOPM Audio Demo:
Another part of a series called “Synthesizer Boot Camp“, created by Simon Cann.
This time it’s about Frequency Modulation.
More info: Noise Sculpture
It’s just an another tutorial… 😉
Sonicstate.com has an amazing, practical tutorial about FM Synthesis. Frequency Modulation Synthesis is a form of audio synthesis where the timbre of a simple waveform is changed by frequency modulating it with a modulating frequency that is also in the audio range, resulting in a more complex waveform and a different-sounding tone. The frequency of an oscillator is altered or distorted, “in accordance with the amplitude of a modulating signal.”
Pretty hard to describe, isn’t it ? Video Tutorial does it’s job much better.