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Old 11th October 2017
Gear Maniac
My DX7 is my favorite synthesizer. My SY77 is the "big guns" for when I need to light up faces with magic breathtaking layered evolving patches.

I find its best to learn FM on a simpler FM synth like a DX7. The SY77 is like two DX7s, a D50 and a JD800 kinda smashed into one crazy digital synth.

FM is my favorite type of synthesis and is not too hard to master. The SY77s EGs are more complex and difficult to manipulate in predictable ways than a DX7 (which is still inSANELY powerful and still difficult to accurately predict what tweaking will yield).

I'd say just keep mangling your presets. It's a great way to deductively figure a lot of things out.