Uncle E wrote:I'd say FM8 sounds about as different from a DX7 as a classical guitar sounds from a steel string acoustic guitar.
Interesting. I certainly didn't realise it was perceived, at least by some, as being that different.
The only real practical example I did (some time ago) was when I imported my own DX7II patches into FM7, which sounded essentially identical, and with a few extra tweaks I could take them to 150% better than the hardware. Along with some general playing the same patches on both, and was satisfied that FM7 could do a fine job for me (I don't really have any desire, other than some general interest, to stick to the old DX presets/patches anyway, give that I was never much of a DX7 or FM fan to begin with).
But, for interest (and not to nit-pick about silly personal preferences or argue minutiae) it would be nice to post up some decent comparisons audio examples, both of patches which sound the same and patches which show clear differences, if people have the ability and time to do so...