FM8 Tutorials

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FM8 Tutorials

Post by jeskola01 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:36 pm

Hey guys,

Thought this may be of interest to some of you.

I've created a tutorial blog for FM8 similar to my other website for Massive (massivesynth.com)

Tutorials for FM8

http://www.fm8tutorials.com/

I'll be working on filling it up over the coming months, there's a fair few tutorials up already, 30 sounds for subscribers (free) and a short 5 part course to get to grips with the synth (also free).

Hope it's off use!

Steve

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Re: FM8 Tutorials

Post by JuanSOLO » Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:21 pm

nice

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Re: FM8 Tutorials

Post by Angstrom » Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:39 pm

Seems like you have a lot up there already. The site looks nice too, a nice clean theme.
I think that FM8 gets too little love because people find it oddly confusing, so hopefully you can clear that up for them.

For some reason me and FM7 & 8 just clicked and I thankfully never actually needed a tutorial - which is odd because I hated the DX7 when it came out.

I suggest you do an Absynth tutorial site next. People love that thing but it seems hardly anyone understands how it works!

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Re: FM8 Tutorials

Post by JuanSOLO » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:02 pm

Angstrom wrote:I think that FM8 gets too little love...
yes
Angstrom wrote:I suggest you do an Absynth tutorial site next. People love that thing but it seems hardly anyone understands how it works!
and YES

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Re: FM8 Tutorials

Post by stallos » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:22 pm

Barrie!
nice work

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Re: FM8 Tutorials

Post by bosonHavoc » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:44 pm

nice looking site, I'll post abbout it to the Austin Ableton User group

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Re: FM8 Tutorials

Post by HeadrickProductions » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:55 am

For some reason FM8 really does not make sense to many people. I love it. Still wish we could get midi out to trigger gear and other synths. I love the arp. Really fun to sound like daft punk.

NI has moved it's focus to samplebanks, machine, and traktor

I'd love for someone to put up a reaktor site. That would be one thing i'd pay money to learn from beginner to intermediate, then intermediate to advanced, instead of just learning from deconstruction methods

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Re: FM8 Tutorials

Post by heisenberg9 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:42 am

Steve,

Thanks. Had a quick look. Very nice. I will definitely be digging in once my workload eases by week's end. Thanks for sharing the wealth. Really looking forward to this.

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Re: FM8 Tutorials

Post by danishgreg » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:44 am

many thanks

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Re: FM8 Tutorials

Post by jeskola01 » Thu May 03, 2012 7:22 am

Hey

Here's a few FM8 tutorials from the website.

We're working on making tutorials in video - but for now they are written tutorials with screen grabs. Tonko has done a great job with them - they are pretty indepth.

Creating a chord stab with NI FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/c ... -with-fm8/

Supersaw leads with NI FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/c ... ad-in-fm8/

Hi hat sequencing with NI FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/d ... peggiator/

Sequencing drums FM8's arp
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/d ... peggiator/

Sound design - creating hand drums with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/d ... hand-drum/

Sound design - fundamentals of drum synthesis
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/d ... synthesis/

Create a gritty saw bass
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/s ... -with-fm8/

Sound design - creating a snare drum with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/d ... rum-sound/

Using white noise in electronic music with fm8 part 1
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/u ... se-in-fm8/

Using white noise in electronic music with fm8 part 2
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/u ... ic-part-2/

Creating a hi hat sound with fm8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/d ... hat-sound/

There's loads more here: http://www.fm8tutorials.com
Am working on creating more video style tutorials and some sound packs.

Hope these help anyone trying to learn FM8

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Re: FM8 Tutorials

Post by jeskola01 » Wed May 16, 2012 6:50 am

A new tutorial up today creating an acid lead sound.

This is not really an emulation of sounds made on Roland TB-303 because in FM8 this involves a bit different technique. We will use the modulator in combination with a highly resonant filter to modulate our carrier operator.

This will produce some very interesting effects which are suitable also for many other sounds not just 303 like acid synth lines.

http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/a ... al-in-fm8/

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Re: FM8 Tutorials

Post by jeskola01 » Mon May 28, 2012 1:16 pm

Another new one up

Using theory behind FM synthesis in practice

http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/u ... -practice/

Also - i'll create a separate post for these but i have just launched a new site all about tutorials for absynth
http://www.absynthtutorials.com

There's only a few up just now but once get all the fundamental stuff down i'll start sharing the links. We're working on a very nice set of dubstep specific tutorials and a free sound bank all for Absynth - will share when ready.

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Re: FM8 Tutorials

Post by jeskola01 » Wed May 30, 2012 1:26 am

Interesting ones for those who want down the rabbit hole of FM synthesis...

The Theory behind FM Synthesis

http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/t ... synthesis/

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Re: FM8 Tutorials

Post by jeskola01 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:55 pm

Hey - I thought I would post up a load of tutorials from the http://www.fm8tutorials.com/ website.

I'm sure there is something in there for everyone!

Snare Sound design with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/m ... nd-in-fm8/

Warp Engine EFX with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/d ... th-ni-fm8/

Riser effect with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/h ... -with-fm8/

80's style video game synth with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/d ... in-ni-fm8/

Trance leads with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/d ... th-in-fm8/

Strings & Pads with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/s ... in-ni-fm8/

Hip Hop style orchestral synth with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/m ... nt-in-fm8/

Razor sharp Reese with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/m ... ments-fm8/

8 bit sounds with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/m ... ce-in-fm8/

Sequenced Bass sound with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/c ... nd-in-fm8/

Siren with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/c ... fx-in-fm8/

Rhythmic patterns with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/s ... -with-fm8/

The Prodigy Full Throttle Bass With FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/m ... nd-in-fm8/

Electro house leads with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/h ... th-in-fm8/

Saw leads with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/h ... o-minutes/

Heavy bass with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/f ... -tutorial/

Transforming factory sounds with Fm8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/t ... ments-fm8/

FM Synthesis Theory with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/t ... synthesis/

FM Synthesis Theory In Practice with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/u ... -practice/

Acid synth with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/a ... al-in-fm8/

Supersaw with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/c ... ad-in-fm8/

Creating Chord stabs with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/c ... -with-fm8/

Hi Hat sequencing with FM8 Arp
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/d ... peggiator/

Drum sequencing with FM8 arp
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/d ... peggiator/

FM8 hand drum design
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/d ... hand-drum/

Fundamentals of drum design with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/d ... synthesis/

Gritty Bass With FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/s ... -with-fm8/

What is Frequency modulation?
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/w ... e-concept/

Frequency Modulation ratios
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/w ... le-ratios/

HI Hat sounds with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/d ... hat-sound/

Telephone effect with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/f ... ne-sounds/

Techno Bass with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/m ... -with-fm8/

Guitar Feedback with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/c ... in-ni-fm8/

Kick Drum synthesis with FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/k ... -with-fm8/

Using FM8 as a gate
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/u ... te-effect/

How to use the morph section of FM8
http://www.fm8tutorials.com/tutorials/f ... h-section/

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Re: FM8 Tutorials

Post by starving student » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:51 pm

would you do a tutorial for metaphysical function?

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