Take Advantage of FM8's Powerful Envelope Editor
In this tutorial, YouTube user Multiplier will show you how to use the powerful envelope editor in FM8 to create unique sounds.
Envelopes are the silent workhorse behind a lot of truly great sounds. Sure they may not get all of the glamorous attention that oscillator waveforms or cutoff filter types do, but using a unique envelope shape can help you create great sounds. FM8’s powerful envelope editor is more versatile than most software synthesizers and can help take your sounds from interesting to mix changing if used properly.
Envelopes effect the ADSR (attack, decay, sustain, release) of a sound. While FM’8s envelopes do control the ADSR, there are more than a few ways you can get creative with them. The powerful envelope editor in FM8 allows you to create endless points in the ADSR curve where you can draw in unique shapes. FM8 even has a grid displaying tempo points so your attack or decay times are tempo synced to your host or to FM8. In FM8’s envelope editor you can even draw in multiple decays and or attacks to create movement in your sound and easily loop part of your envelope curve.
Envelopes may not be the first thing you think of when digging in and getting creative with a synth and they are often easy to overlook, but with FM8’s powerful envelope editor, they should always be in the forefront of your mind.