FM Synthesis: How Does It Work?
In this video from Youtuber Benn and Gear, we explore the topic of FM (frequency modulation) synthesis and learn how it can be utilized in creating interesting new sounds. You can go here to download dexed, the free DX7 emulator that is used in the video.
FM synthesis lies at heart of many popular synthesizers that you have most likely heard of, including Native Instruments’ FM8, the Yamaha DX7, Ableton Live’s Operator, and more. The DX7 was a groundbreaking synthesizer for its time (1983) because it was one of the first to introduce FM synthesis to the masses.