Design an FM8 Techno Chord in Just Minutes
In this tutorial, learn how to make a trippy FM8 Techno chord that will work well with genres like Techno, Deep House and Garage.
FM8 is a really capable synth when it comes to chord sounds. The only complicated part can be tuning the ratios properly.
This FM8 Techno Chord uses 4 Operators and a mix of waveforms. Johnny uses a Parabol wave and blends that with the other waves (like the saw for instance) to add some low end to the sound.
To stack the pitches of this FM8 Techno Chord, tune some of operators to 1.2 and .75. This will introduce that stabby chord sound that is often used in Techno and Deep House.
Using the Pan slider in the Master tab in FM8 can really help make your sound stick out more in a mix. The Pan slider directly affects the detuned voices. Pushing the Digital slider up will also help make this FM8 Techno chord seem more authentic.
Check out the video to see some interesting processing effects that will make this FM8 Techno chord even bigger!