Lately I’ve been going through Thor Zollinger’s excellent guide to FM synthesizer programming. In the process, I’ve discovered that Montage FM-X behaves differently from the synthesizers he wrote about. I think a lot of the difference has to do with the way that harmonics that want to be below 0 Hz “reflect“ back into the positive frequency range. There may be other reasons that I’m not yet aware of.
When I set things up on my Montage the way the document specifies (as best I can), I get configurations of harmonics that are significantly different from the diagrams in Thor’s document.
I’ve attached files containing three Performances I put together. They are named to correspond to the sections and examples in Thor’s document, and contain my best attempts to duplicate what the document describes. I would be really happy to have anyone who’s interested in FM-X take a look at these and let me know if you find areas for improvement or mistakes I’ve made. I’m just getting started with FM-X, and I’m sure there’s a lot for me to learn.
EDIT: The zip file attached to this post uploaded as a zero-length file for some unknown reason. Scroll down to my next post for an upload that works properly.