Learn How To Recreate Deorro's '5 Hours' Arp in FM8
Not only further your understanding of the arpeggiator, but learn how to recreate Deorro’s 5 Hours arp in FM8 in this tutorial.
If you haven’t heard Deorro’s track 5 Hours check it out!
To make the 5 Hours Arp in FM8, it helps to have a basic understanding of how the arpeggiator works. If you want to learn the basics of all it’s functions check out this tutorial LEARN THE SECRETS OF THE FM8 ARPEGGIATOR PART 1.
First, Johnny uses Melodyne to figure out the correct notes of the sequence in 5 Hours and then export that sequence to MIDI. Once he knows what notes are in the sequence, Johnny programs that into FM8’s arpeggiator.
To get the thickness of the 5 Hours Arp in FM8 you need to use a good amount of Operators. Johnny uses six Operators using a few different types of waveforms. Most of the waveforms are Saws or variations of Saw waves. He used one Square wave to help get a little more thickness.
One of the coolest features in FM8 is the Operator pan in the FM Matrix. To really get the sound of the 5 Hours arp in FM8, Johnny pans some of the Operators to fill out the sound in the stereo field. You could also use some external processing to get an even wider sound by using a plugin like Xfer Recrods Dimension Expander (which is free!) or Izotope’s Ozone 5.
Check out the video to see how recreate Deorro’s 5 hours arp in FM8