|Type / Tags||Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)|
- FM Synthesis.
- Low CPU usage.
Reviewed By Rabid
October 10, 2003
Reviewed By Sensational
June 24, 2003
Reviewed By pHuzZ
October 6, 2002
gui ... nothing flashy but makes the dx10 SOOOO much more usable ... like all the imageline synths it has a clean uncluttered look and i find the graphical envelope displays extremely useful [i wish ALL synths had this feature ... as a visual artist i find it much easier to understand / program sounds if i can SEE the effect my tweaking has ... numbers mean nothing to me]
features ... the addition of the usual imageline effects is nice [as is the fact you can switch them off] ... the parametric eq is a cool touch [especially as you can effectively use it as a crude filter]
docs ... minimal but useful ... an html file that explains the function / use of each control on the interface ... functional but an overview of how fm synthesis works would be nice too
presets ... loads of em in there ... covering all the usual fm bases [pianos / bass / percussion / bells] ... useful as they are or as a jumping-off point into the world of fm synthesis
support ... not had to use it but the instrument was delivered to my inbox within minutes and ive not heard too many complaints about imageline / fruity support overall
vfm ... $19 ... cheap as chips
stability ... hasnt crashed on me yet [massiva / win xp PRO]
sound ... im not the biggest fan of the fm sound but it is a useful thing to have in your rack and can produce some timbres you cant get any other way ... the dx10 does the fm thing very well for a synth with relatively few parameters [compared to other fm synths ... just look at fm7 !! ] ... its good for those metallic bell-like sounds and can produce some strong bass timbres tooRead more
Reviewed By play
September 28, 2002
The shiny new interface is clean, easy to read, easy to understand and for a VSTi even relatively pretty. So this alone would justify the price.
But it doesn stop there. Imageline also added a second modulator which gives a lot more options for creating diverse and exprimental sounds. The effects and the excellent EQ add even more value to the package and especially the reverb is quite useful for creating spacey fx sounds. The delay is more of a "spice up" effect than a real delay given the reduced parameter set, it this respect it's highly useful though.
The only feature I really miss - and it's a quite simple one, too - is the ability to reduce the polyphony. Since the synth lends itself so well to programming bass sounds it would be nice to switch it into mono mode.
The DX is rather easy on the CPU, even with the FX turned on, and it didn't crash once so far in Cubse SX.
This versatile little synth has become an indispensable tool and ends up in almost every track I produce. I figure it's also a good starting point for those who want to try their hands at FM synthesis but are overwhelmed by the FM7 interface. With the nice GUI, the added effects and at this ridiculously low price you can't go wrong.Read more
Reviewed By stogie21
April 3, 2002