So I read the history on the FM origination and how Yamaha incorporated it into the DX7 in the 80s.
Super odd that Korg some 40 years later figures out how to make it useful on a simple analog-like interface.
Did the patent expire or something? So Yamaha never really figured out how to make the technology simple to use. FS1R was nuts with a few knobs.
I know it's all embedded in the Montage but you still have to dive for it. Still, 40 years later? We're supposed to have anti-gravity hover cars by now.
Anyway I can now use my YC73 as an FM monster but needed Korg to do it. That still sounds funny to say that in my head.
Yamaha is the lamo of FM accessibility even today. They knew the most about it but did the least with it and for an enormous upcharge.
I think what they did do is find a way to milk it for 40 years at a premium fee.
How much money did the DX line make Yamaha I wonder?
I can turn a few knobs and make a bazillion cool FM voices instantly without diving or even understand the technology. Took 40 years. That's insane.