Join Evan Sutton for an in-depth discussion in this video Alternate waveforms, part of FM8: Frequency Modulation.
- So far, we've only used sine waves,…which is a great way to start doing frequency modulation.…However, there are a lot of other great waveforms…in FM8 that we can use, and some of them…really do provide a good starting point.…Others, you may wanna look at as a shortcut…to creating some sort of sound that you may…have to use other operators to create.…So let's just go with F.…I wrote a little bass line here, here it is.…(electronic music)…It just goes very simply with the chords…that I put together.…(electronic music)…Now I'm gonna go ahead and add E in there.…
I often like to do this as a starting point.…(electronic music)…Okay, that's fun, but what I might do now…is actually go over to F, and let's try…changing F into a more complex wave.…So for example, let's try using a Sawtooth.…(electronic sounds)…That's pretty interesting, and that's me…adjusting E's amplitude envelope, not F.…
(electronic music)…Let's try switching it around.…Let's change E to a Sawtooth and F back…to a Sine wave.…(electronic music)…Sort of a different kinda sound.…
- What is frequency modulation?
- Reviewing the FM8 routing matrix
- Harmonics, partials, and waveforms
- Using operators
- Percussion programming
- Programming with the Arpeggiator
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1. Frequency Modulation with FM8
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