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FM8 Tutorials
Old 5th March 2012
  #1
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FM8 Tutorials

Hey guys,

Thought this may be of interest to some of you.

I've created a tutorial blog for FM8 similar to my other website for Massive (massivesynth.com)

Tutorials for FM8

FM8 Tutorials - Learn The Secrets Master The Synth

I'll be working on filling it up over the coming months, there's a fair few tutorials up already, 30 sounds for subscribers (free) and a short 5 part course to get to grips with the synth (also free).

Hope it's off use!

Steve
Old 5th March 2012
  #2
Nice. There simply aren't enough of these. It's one of my favorites.
Old 3rd May 2012
  #3
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Hey

Here's a few FM8 tutorials from the website.

We're working on making tutorials in video - but for now they are written tutorials with screen grabs. Tonko has done a great job with them - they are pretty indepth.

Creating a chord stab with NI FM8
Creating Chord Stabs with Native Instruments FM8 | FM8 Tutorials

Supersaw leads with NI FM8
Creating SuperSaw lead in FM8 | FM8 Tutorials

Hi hat sequencing with NI FM8
Drum Synthesis With FM8: Hi-hat Sequencing with Arpeggiator | FM8 Tutorials

Sequencing drums FM8's arp
Drum Synthesis with FM8: Drum Sequencing with Arpeggiator | FM8 Tutorials

Sound design - creating hand drums with FM8
Drum Synthesis with FM8: Creating Hand Drum | FM8 Tutorials

Sound design - fundamentals of drum synthesis
Drum Synthesis with FM8: Fundamentals of drum synthesis | FM8 Tutorials

Create a gritty saw bass
Simple Gritty Saw Bass With FM8 | FM8 Tutorials

Sound design - creating a snare drum with FM8
Drum Synthesis With FM8: Creating Snare Drum Sound | FM8 Tutorials

Using white noise in electronic music with fm8 part 1
Using White Noise in FM8 For Dance Music | FM8 Tutorials

Using white noise in electronic music with fm8 part 2
Using White Noise in FM8 For Dance Music (Part 2) | FM8 Tutorials

Creating a hi hat sound with fm8
Drum Synthesis with FM8: creating a hi-hat sound | FM8 Tutorials

There's loads more here: FM8 Tutorials - Learn The Secrets Master The Synth
Am working on creating more video style tutorials and some sound packs.

Hope these help anyone trying to learn FM8
Old 3rd May 2012
  #4
Thank you so much.

This site+free demo+laptop= excellent.

Anyone know how to quit your day job so you can do synthesis full time?

Should I just be buying lotto tickets?

Serious thanks very nice site!
Old 4th May 2012
  #5
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Originally Posted by Grovestand View Post
Thank you so much.

This site+free demo+laptop= excellent.

Anyone know how to quit your day job so you can do synthesis full time?

Should I just be buying lotto tickets?

Serious thanks very nice site!
Nice - thanks.

I'm sure that's a question we would all like to know the answer to!
Old 4th May 2012
  #6
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you should show these to skrillex
Old 16th May 2012
  #8
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A new tutorial up today creating an acid lead sound.

This is not really an emulation of sounds made on Roland TB-303 because in FM8 this involves a bit different technique. We will use the modulator in combination with a highly resonant filter to modulate our carrier operator.

This will produce some very interesting effects which are suitable also for many other sounds not just 303 like acid synth lines.

Acid synth tutorial in FM8 | FM8 Tutorials
Old 28th May 2012
  #9
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Another new one up

Using theory behind FM synthesis in practice

Using theory behind FM synthesis in practice | FM8 Tutorials

Also - i'll create a separate post for these but i have just launched a new site all about tutorials for absynth
Absynth Tutorials - Learn The Secrets Master The Synth

There's only a few up just now but once get all the fundamental stuff down i'll start sharing the links. We're working on a very nice set of dubstep specific tutorials and a free sound bank all for Absynth - will share when ready.
Old 30th May 2012
  #10
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Interesting ones for those who want down the rabbit hole of FM synthesis...

The Theory behind FM Synthesis

Theory Behind FM synthesis | FM8 Tutorials
Old 10th July 2012
  #11
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Hey - I thought I would post up a load of tutorials from the FM8 Tutorials - Learn The Secrets Master The Synth website.

I'm sure there is something in there for everyone!

Snare Sound design with FM8
Making a Professional Analog Snare Drum Sound in FM8 | FM8 Tutorials

Warp Engine EFX with FM8
Designing a Killer Warp Engine FX from Scratch with NI FM8 | FM8 Tutorials

Riser effect with FM8
How to Make a Basic Build Up FX with FM8 | FM8 Tutorials

80's style video game synth with FM8
Designing a Classic 80's Style Video Game Synth in NI FM8 | FM8 Tutorials

Trance leads with FM8
Designing a Powerful Lead Trance Synth in FM8 | FM8 Tutorials

Strings & Pads with FM8
Synthesizing String and Pad sounds in NI FM8 | FM8 Tutorials

Hip Hop style orchestral synth with FM8
Making a Hip-Hop Style Layered Orchestral Element in FM8 | FM8 Tutorials

Razor sharp Reese with FM8
Making a Razor Sharp Reese Bass with Native Instruments FM8 | FM8 Tutorials

8 bit sounds with FM8
Making a Funky 8-bit Lead Synth Sequence in FM8 | FM8 Tutorials

Sequenced Bass sound with FM8
Creating Sequenced Bass Sound in FM8 | FM8 Tutorials

Siren with FM8
Creating a Ripping, Gliding, Killer Siren FX in FM8 | FM8 Tutorials

Rhythmic patterns with FM8
Sound Design and Creating Rhythmic Patterns with FM8 | FM8 Tutorials

The Prodigy Full Throttle Bass With FM8
Making the Prodigy Full Throttle Bass Sound in FM8 | FM8 Tutorials

Electro house leads with FM8
How to Create a Dirty Electro House Lead Synth in FM8 | FM8 Tutorials

Saw leads with FM8
How to Make a Saw Lead with FM8 in Two Minutes | FM8 Tutorials

Heavy bass with FM8
FM8 Heavy Bass Tutorial | FM8 Tutorials

Transforming factory sounds with Fm8
Transforming Factory Patches with Native Instruments FM8 | FM8 Tutorials

FM Synthesis Theory with FM8
Theory Behind FM synthesis | FM8 Tutorials

FM Synthesis Theory In Practice with FM8
Using theory behind FM synthesis in practice | FM8 Tutorials

Acid synth with FM8
Acid synth tutorial in FM8 | FM8 Tutorials

Supersaw with FM8
Creating SuperSaw lead in FM8 | FM8 Tutorials

Creating Chord stabs with FM8
Creating Chord Stabs with Native Instruments FM8 | FM8 Tutorials

Hi Hat sequencing with FM8 Arp
Drum Synthesis With FM8: Hi-hat Sequencing with Arpeggiator | FM8 Tutorials

Drum sequencing with FM8 arp
Drum Synthesis with FM8: Drum Sequencing with Arpeggiator | FM8 Tutorials

FM8 hand drum design
Drum Synthesis with FM8: Creating Hand Drum | FM8 Tutorials

Fundamentals of drum design with FM8
Drum Synthesis with FM8: Fundamentals of drum synthesis | FM8 Tutorials

Gritty Bass With FM8
Simple Gritty Saw Bass With FM8 | FM8 Tutorials

What is Frequency modulation?
What is Frequency Modulation? Part 1: The Concept | FM8 Tutorials

Frequency Modulation ratios
What is Frequency Modulation Part 2: Simple Ratios | FM8 Tutorials

HI Hat sounds with FM8
Drum Synthesis with FM8: creating a hi-hat sound | FM8 Tutorials

Telephone effect with FM8
FM8 Sound Design - How to Create Telephone Sounds | FM8 Tutorials

Techno Bass with FM8
Making a Techno Bass with FM8 | FM8 Tutorials

Guitar Feedback with FM8
Creating Guitar Feedback in NI FM8 | FM8 Tutorials

Kick Drum synthesis with FM8
Making a kick drum with FM8 | FM8 Tutorials

Using FM8 as a gate
Using FM8 as an advanced audio gate effect. | FM8 Tutorials

How to use the morph section of FM8
FM8: How To Use the Morph Section | FM8 Tutorials
Old 10th July 2012
  #12
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This is great...thanks! I'm kinda bored with Massive and been wanting to jump more into FM8. Started a little all ready, but there enough to start all from scratch and get it right every time like Massive :P
Old 11th July 2012
  #13
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Originally Posted by mattg082 View Post
This is great...thanks! I'm kinda bored with Massive and been wanting to jump more into FM8. Started a little all ready, but there enough to start all from scratch and get it right every time like Massive :P
Nice one! Thanks...

I also have a Massive tutorial site

Native Instruments Massive
Old 26th August 2012
  #15
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Great stuff, thank you so much
Old 26th August 2012
  #16
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This is really great!!! Thanks!
Old 27th August 2012
  #17
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Hello FM and FM8 Programming Experts :

I'm trying to emulate this plucky/bright-metallic string sound that Tangerine Dream used in some of their tracks using FM8.

Here is a track that uses this sound, it's from Tangerine Dream's 'Optical Race' album. The track is titled 'Sun Gate' , they used Yamaha TX802 and possibly DX7II for these plucky/bright sounds.



Anyone able to reproduce this plucky/bright sound in FM8 ?

Thanks,
Muziksculp
Old 2nd September 2012
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Originally Posted by 218 View Post
This is really great!!! Thanks!
No problem
Old 18th January 2013
  #19
I cannot believe that you have the NERVE to charge $47 for your piece of **** "GROWL" and $20 "DUBSTEP" video tutorial

what a load of ****! the growl tutorials spend 5 minutes on a bull**** FM8 patch and two hours adding effects over it that just keeps making it sound more like ****

the Dubstep bass tutorials are the same thing, he just makes a patch and drowns them in effects

these are sounds that you could create with any basic subtractive synthesizer and just drown in post processing

on top of this, the presets that come with the tutorial clip like crazy! some of them are more than 10dB over 0! good thing I was checking them out on my macbook speakers because they could have severely damaged my headphones

I wouldn't give a **** about this if you were just trying to spread some knowledge around with crappy FM8 tutorial on YouTube, but you're misleading people into thinking that they can learn how to use FM8 with these tutorial with ads on YouTube which I've seen a few times before and charging a ******** amount of money for garbage
Old 18th January 2013
  #20
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Originally Posted by ohmicide View Post
I cannot believe that you have the NERVE to charge $47 for your piece of **** "GROWL" and $20 "DUBSTEP" one

what a load of ****! the growl tutorials spend 5 minutes on a bull**** FM8 patch and two hours adding effects over it that just keeps making it sound more like ****

the Dubstep bass tutorials are the same thing, he just makes a patch and drowns them in effects

these are sounds that you could create with any basic subtractive synthesizer and just drown in post processing

on top of this, the presets that come with the tutorial clip like crazy! some of them are more than 10dB over 0! good thing I was checking them out on my macbook speakers because they could have severely damaged my headphones

I wouldn't give a **** about this if you were just trying to spread some knowledge around with crappy FM8 tutorial on YouTube, but you're misleading people into thinking that they can learn how to use FM8 with these tutorial with ads on YouTube which I've seen a few times before and charging a ******** amount of money for garbage
sums it up nicely.
Old 18th January 2013
  #21
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Thanks a lot for your post ohmicide, I actually considered getting these at one point to find some cool FM8 tricks but it sounds like I'm better off just messing around.
Old 18th January 2013
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No, you're not.

You shouldn't mess; you should experiment systematically

Start with two operators, figure out ratios and envelopes first; then add an operator, then repeat the experiments. Route them in linear fashion, route 1 operator to 2, route 2 operators to 1. Think in components: groups of 2 and 3.

The whole problem with every "trick" there is is that it's like being locked in a shipping container and having a shotgun; shoot, and a small hole appears, with light shining in. That's a trick. Each trick is another shot aimed in the dark; eventually you've got several holes, but it's still pretty dim inside.

Don't learn tricks. Learn to open the door.
Old 18th January 2013
  #23
check out this guy's tutorial, he does everything on FL Studio and mostly Cytrus instead of FM8 but great for everyone nonetheless

he talks a lot about post processing and resampling as well but done the right way

SeamlessR's channel - YouTube
Old 18th January 2013
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Originally Posted by Yoozer View Post
Start with two operators, figure out ratios and envelopes first; then add an operator, then repeat the experiments. Route them in linear fashion, route 1 operator to 2, route 2 operators to 1. Think in components: groups of 2 and 3.
Yes. I'd even say experiment with operator waveforms and with feedback modulations before moving to 3 operators.
Old 18th January 2013
  #25
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Large. Looking forward to going through these.

Do FM8 tutorials transfer to DX7?
Old 18th January 2013
  #26
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Those tutorials all sound like ****. I can't be the only one who feels that way...
Old 18th January 2013
  #27
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Cytrus vs FM8 ?

Which one does FM better (i.e. sounds better ) ?

Is Cytrus 64-bit on PC ?

Thanks,
Muziksculp
Old 19th January 2013
  #28
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Those tutorials all sound like ****. I can't be the only one who feels that way...
are you talking about OP or the guy that I posted?
Old 19th January 2013
  #29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ohmicide View Post
I cannot believe that you have the NERVE to charge $47 for your piece of **** "GROWL" and $20 "DUBSTEP" video tutorial

what a load of ****! the growl tutorials spend 5 minutes on a bull**** FM8 patch and two hours adding effects over it that just keeps making it sound more like ****

the Dubstep bass tutorials are the same thing, he just makes a patch and drowns them in effects

these are sounds that you could create with any basic subtractive synthesizer and just drown in post processing

on top of this, the presets that come with the tutorial clip like crazy! some of them are more than 10dB over 0! good thing I was checking them out on my macbook speakers because they could have severely damaged my headphones

I wouldn't give a **** about this if you were just trying to spread some knowledge around with crappy FM8 tutorial on YouTube, but you're misleading people into thinking that they can learn how to use FM8 with these tutorial with ads on YouTube which I've seen a few times before and charging a ******** amount of money for garbage
I am really sorry you feel like that. Any criticism is well received and I can pass onto the author of the videos. I am more than happy to give you a full refund and discuss this further with you. Please drop me an email on [email protected]
Old 19th January 2013
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I am really sorry you feel like that. Any criticism is well received and I can pass onto the author of the videos. I am more than happy to give you a full refund and discuss this further with you. Please drop me an email on [email protected]
I didn't purchase them, a friend of mine did and I went through them but I'll tell him about the refund

but seriously man, everyone looking at these is hoping for learning about FM synthesis, not about post processing

and the presets really need to be revised, one could severely damage their monitoring rig with these
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