Best FM synth of 2022?

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2220 posts since 20 Dec, 2002 from The Benighted States of Trumpistan

Post Tue Oct 11, 2022 2:42 pm

JockMcRonan wrote: Mon Oct 10, 2022 11:48 am
gentleclockdivider wrote: Sun Oct 09, 2022 12:22 am Tranzistow wipes the floor with all of those mentioned above .
I only found out that you can load user samples in it’s contour generator , which you then use as either a carrier or modulator .
Which brings tranzistow into tg-sy territory .
And the website looks like it comes from the era of the SY/TG
And the EULA/tech lack of support is straight out of the Microsoft antitrust period.
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zzz00m
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3583 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Post Tue Oct 11, 2022 3:21 pm

anttimaatteri wrote: Tue Oct 11, 2022 1:33 pm
zzz00m wrote: Mon Oct 10, 2022 5:51 am Here's Waves Flow Motion. ..
Walkthrough by Richard Devine:
https://youtu.be/uQKgPqrUj4Y
damn, you really got me hooked on this one for real. i had to get it asap. and im playin around a good while now since^^.
Sorry bout that! It's a lot of fun to play around with!

But probably not so much for the hardcore FM algo fans who like doing FM the "real" way. But Richard stated that he goes way back with the original Yamaha hardware, so he sees something interesting in this, despite his awesome man cave.
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fairlyclose
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2525 posts since 4 Jul, 2019

Post Tue Oct 11, 2022 5:32 pm

zzz00m wrote: Tue Oct 11, 2022 3:21 pm
anttimaatteri wrote: Tue Oct 11, 2022 1:33 pm
zzz00m wrote: Mon Oct 10, 2022 5:51 am Here's Waves Flow Motion. ..
Walkthrough by Richard Devine:
https://youtu.be/uQKgPqrUj4Y
damn, you really got me hooked on this one for real. i had to get it asap. and im playin around a good while now since^^.
Sorry bout that! It's a lot of fun to play around with!

But probably not so much for the hardcore FM algo fans who like doing FM the "real" way. But Richard stated that he goes way back with the original Yamaha hardware, so he sees something interesting in this, despite his awesome man cave.
Flow Motion is a great FM synth - easy to have fun and get interesting with

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zerocrossing
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12710 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Tue Oct 11, 2022 7:08 pm

gentleclockdivider wrote: Mon Oct 10, 2022 11:42 pm
pdxindy wrote: Mon Oct 10, 2022 8:52 pm
gentleclockdivider wrote: Sun Oct 09, 2022 12:22 am Tranzistow wipes the floor with all of those mentioned above .
I only found out that you can load user samples in it’s contour generator , which you then use as either a carrier or modulator .
Which brings tranzistow into tg-sy territory .
That GUI is the most unappealing GUI of all time... even so I would at least try it out if there were a Mac version.
Lke I said , you can change the colours .
Tranzistow has over thousands of parameters , sliders are the best option .
Some people are just more concerned about the gui of the a plugin compared to the actual soundquality.
Oh no , it doesn't have moog knobs and fake wooden edges , kids :D
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The issue isn’t only the color, it’s that there’s nothing to visually tie the parameter name and the slider together. I very simple change could make it way more readable.
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anttimaatteri
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714 posts since 17 Nov, 2015 from Yuma

Post Thu Oct 13, 2022 9:36 am

zzz00m wrote: Tue Oct 11, 2022 3:21 pm
anttimaatteri wrote: Tue Oct 11, 2022 1:33 pm
zzz00m wrote: Mon Oct 10, 2022 5:51 am Here's Waves Flow Motion. ..
Walkthrough by Richard Devine:
https://youtu.be/uQKgPqrUj4Y
damn, you really got me hooked on this one for real. i had to get it asap. and im playin around a good while now since^^.
Sorry bout that! It's a lot of fun to play around with!

But probably not so much for the hardcore FM algo fans who like doing FM the "real" way. But Richard stated that he goes way back with the original Yamaha hardware, so he sees something interesting in this, despite his awesome man cave.

shame on you. but tbh it wasnt solely devines video that made the nail in the coffin, it was sonicstates interview with yoad nevo, about 40mins long wiht a basic introduction into pm/fm

videoeyes
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20 posts since 30 Sep, 2018 from Melbourne, Australia

Post Sun Oct 16, 2022 3:48 pm

I don't know about best but I find myself using Flow-Motion and Dexed the most. They both sound great.
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bboxdw
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91 posts since 22 Jan, 2010 from Oregon, U.S.

Post Fri Dec 09, 2022 6:40 pm

Although I initially largely ignored Bitwig's native Phase-4 synth, I've been exploring it after learning more about PM and FM synthesis. I'm enjoying the range of sounds it can produce and the various parameters available.

petedako
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232 posts since 5 Feb, 2006 from Toronto

Post Fri Dec 09, 2022 8:41 pm

YES +1 beautiful sounds and very pretty to look at
i luv the Bitwig stock instruments/devices with expanding full size tear off windows

can also vouch for the Arturia DX7 (such a relief after struggling with a hardware DX7!) and all the very unique U-He fresh takes people are mentionkng that are a very different and welcome direction AWAY from DX7s IMHO
bboxdw wrote: Fri Dec 09, 2022 6:40 pm Although I initially largely ignored Bitwig's native Phase-4 synth, I've been exploring it after learning more about PM and FM synthesis. I'm enjoying the range of sounds it can produce and the various parameters available.
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Fleer
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5288 posts since 23 Aug, 2014 from Boston/Cambridge

Post Fri Dec 09, 2022 8:54 pm

Tracktion F’em :tu:

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martiu
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375 posts since 23 Jan, 2022

Post Sat Dec 10, 2022 8:39 am

Hi, Bleass Omega is very good, easy to work with, great UI, it even has random button that is a lot of fun.
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kritikon
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6931 posts since 24 May, 2002 from Tutukaka, New Zealand

Post Sat Dec 10, 2022 1:39 pm

zerocrossing wrote: Tue Oct 11, 2022 7:08 pm
gentleclockdivider wrote: Mon Oct 10, 2022 11:42 pm
pdxindy wrote: Mon Oct 10, 2022 8:52 pm
gentleclockdivider wrote: Sun Oct 09, 2022 12:22 am Tranzistow wipes the floor with all of those mentioned above .
I only found out that you can load user samples in it’s contour generator , which you then use as either a carrier or modulator .
Which brings tranzistow into tg-sy territory .
That GUI is the most unappealing GUI of all time... even so I would at least try it out if there were a Mac version.
Lke I said , you can change the colours .
Tranzistow has over thousands of parameters , sliders are the best option .
Some people are just more concerned about the gui of the a plugin compared to the actual soundquality.
Oh no , it doesn't have moog knobs and fake wooden edges , kids :D
Image
The issue isn’t only the color, it’s that there’s nothing to visually tie the parameter name and the slider together. I very simple change could make it way more readable.
You're right about it not just being colour - they could make it the colour of the inside of a vagina (which is about the most attractive colour known to man) and I still wouldn't go near that monstrosity. Is every tab screen the same as that? Just unworkable. It's actively repulsive.

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Uncle E
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13987 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

Post Sat Dec 10, 2022 4:29 pm

kritikon wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 1:39 pm (which is about the most attractive colour known to man)
And some women! :x

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gentleclockdivider
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Post Sat Dec 10, 2022 4:49 pm

kritikon wrote:


You're right about it not just being colour - they could make it the colour of the inside of a vagina (which is about the most attractive colour known to man) and I still wouldn't go near that monstrosity. Is every tab screen the same as that? Just unworkable. It's actively repulsive.
Get well soon :tu:
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blueberryjam
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8 posts since 7 Dec, 2022

Post Sat Dec 10, 2022 6:09 pm

I'm surprised OPS7 is not getting more love, it sounds incredible to me.
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zerocrossing
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12710 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Sat Dec 10, 2022 10:01 pm

blueberryjam wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 6:09 pm I'm surprised OPS7 is not getting more love, it sounds incredible to me.
I think Bidule’s problem is that they came out with what is probably the best DX7 emulation after the market was saturated. Is OPS7 better than Arturia’s? Probably, but so many already have DX-7 V and to me it seems great. People also have Dexed, which is free, so it’s hard to compete with something a lot of people have for free or got in a bundle.
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