FM8 modulation in Pro Tools of Kontakt
Using FM8 modulation this synth can be used as an amazing effects processor and/or modulator for a single sound or an entire project simply by routing the desired sounds through it, as shown in this interesting video.
Although the actual content of the video may not be the most dynamic, the idea is very powerful and if you pay attention to what YouTube user donovick is doing, then you will obviously see a ton of potential in this technique of FM8 modulation.
One more very big thing to take notice of here is that he is barely touching the surface in regards to what FM8 modulation has to offer, as well. This is very much just an introductory look at the basic concept of this type of audio production with FM8.
Many people consider frequency modulation synthesis to be a powerful way to design instruments and sound effects, but it is also an incredibly amazing tool to process soundscapes, background elements, ambient pads, synths, etc. – even entire scores.
It is easy to take things too far with something of this nature, so I suggest starting with a very minimal approach and slowly build up to bringing more elements into play.
Subtle wave oscillation can provide nice rhythmic motion, while features like FM8’s PsycheDelay or even the advanced step sequence arpeggiator can transform and sound completely with barely any tweaking at all.
Are you currently using FM8 as an effect, not just a synth?
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