FX Sounds with FM8 - Part 1 - Uplifter
Welcome to the first installment of a new month long series on designing sounds FX with FM8. In this first tutorial we will look at creating an Uplifter Sound Effect.
This month we are kicking off a new series that looks at creating FX Sounds using FM8. In this first part of the series, Jonny will take us through creating an Uplifter sound with a pitch rise. The Uplifter is a great effect that can be used in a wide range of scenarios. Use it as a drop, an intro, a fill, or maybe as a sound effect for video. However you choose to use the Uplifter, I’m sure that you will find that it can add a unprecedented characteristic that is hard to find anywhere else!
This is another example of a sound that relies heavily upon the shaping of it’s envelopes. Shaping the envelope correctly allows the pitch to rise at the appropriate amount. Jonny showcases this, as he graciously shapes the envelope for every operator – including the noise and filter operators! The Noise envelope, which has been Tempo Synced, really adds a nice touch. It provides a bit of a rough snare sound that would be perfect for a breakdown or build up.
We hope that you have learned some new ways to use FM8. Stay tuned for part 2 of the series on FX Sounds With FM8. Next week we will be focused on learning how to create Impacts and Short Sweeps that will be an extravagant addition to any FM8 arsenal.