RYM2612 FM Synthesizer based on the Sega Mega Drive console now available as VSTi

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We first saw the RYM2612 back in 2016 when it was first released as a Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason. Inphonik is now very pleased to be releasing it in VST, AU and AAX formats to hopefully reach a wider audience. RYM2612 It’s based on the Yamaha YM2612 FM synthesizer chip that formed the sound […]

Kodamo unveils the 300-voice Essence FM synthesizer

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The new synth maker Kodamo has unveiled a prototype of its Essence FM synthesizer at SynthFest France. It’s a 300-voice, 6-operator FM synth that has some very interesting features like waveform drawing, graphical envelopes, and MPE support.  Kodamo is a new company that was founded in France in 2019. The Essence FM is its first […]

Humble Audio Quad Operator FM Synthesizer made easy for Eurorack

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FM synthesis tends to remain a complex mystery for the most part and yet we all enjoy messing about with it. The Quad Operator brings the most useful parameters to the surface in an attempt to open up the magic of FM to exploratory fingers. Quad Operator The module looks clean, complex and largely unlabelled […]

Flow Motion FM Synth combines FM and subtractive synthesis in a very cool GUI

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It’s all about FM synthesis at the moment. Here’s another go and making it easy and accessible but Waves unashamably combine it with a more analog style subtractive synthesis to bring a warmer and more familiar feel. Flow Motion FM Synth looks very interesting indeed. Flow Motion FM Synth It looks completely brilliant. I’m enjoying […]

WaslioFM: easy FM synthesis with neon highlights make for an 80s-tastic plugin

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“Power and simplicity in harmony” is what the tagline says. To the rest of us it’s a quirky, fun and dazzlingly 80’s retro FM virtual instrument that’s as easy to use as FM rarely is. If the trashy looks put you off then stop taking life so seriously and check out the sounds blindfolded. WaslioFM […]

Dtronics DT-RDX adds knobs to your Yamaha Reface DX

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FM synthesis has traditionally ignored knobs and hands-on controls for a good solid menu system that handles the many many parameters. This often makes it an unloved form of synthesis – great sounds but a pain to program. The Yamaha Reface DX manages to capture both the FM sound that we love and the menu driven […]

MODX: Yamaha’s AWM2 Synthesis and FM-X Technology synthesizer gets leaked

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Ahead of any official announcement from Yamaha, it appears that there’s a new Montage style synthesizer on the block. Aimed to replace the ageing MOXF it’s the cheaper, lighter and groovier version of the flagship Montage synth. MODX It’s funny how it looks immediately out-of-step from everything else that’s going on in the world of […]