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FM 101, Part Four: Going from Static to Dynamic

FM-101
Part Four of FM 101 explores how sounds change over time.
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FM 101, Part Two: The Basics

FM-101
Check out Part two of our FM101 Series by Howard Massey.
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Winter NAMM 2019: Interview with Don Lewis and Dr. John Chowning

Winter NAMM 2019: Interview with Don Lewis and Dr. John Chowning
We conclude our FM week with a very special interview with two legends.
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The FM-X Development Story

The FM-X Development Story
Check out this fascinating article from Yamaha Japan about the development of FM Synthesis from the beginning to the MONTAGE and MODX.

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Manny's FM-Xpert #5: “Everybody’s Doin’ the Knob-O-Motion”

Manny's FM-Xpert #5: “Everybody’s Doin’ the Knob-O-Motion”
Dr. Manny Fernandez's epic 5 part series ends with cool Super Knob programming tips and one last pun. 
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Manny's FM-Xpert #2: "I'm Fixing a Hole Where the Timbre is Thin..."

Manny's FM-Xpert #2: "I'm Fixing a Hole Where the Timbre is Thin..."
The second article in Manny Fernandez's FM-Xpert series continues with a great study in filling out an FM-X sound. This advanced tutorial will help you add fullness and detail to FM-X sounds in your MONTAGE and MODX!
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Mastering MODX: An FM-X Exploration, Part IV

Mastering MODX: An FM-X Exploration, Part IV
In Part 4 of "Mastering MODX: An FM-X Exploration" we take what we've learned in Parts I-III and bring it all together!
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Mastering MODX: An FM-X Exploration, Part II

Mastering MODX: An FM-X Exploration, Part II
Real time control over FM is one of the cool features of MODX. Part II of "Mastering MODX: An FM-X Exploration" begins where Part I left off and dives deeper into the details of real time control MODX mastery.
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Moessieurs Monday: FM-X and Easy Sounds FM-Xperience

Moessieurs Monday: FM-X and Easy Sounds FM-Xperience

One one of the finest examples of FM-X programming is "FM-Xperience", a content pack from German sound design team Easy Sounds. This content pack for MONTAGE and MODX is remarkable, with amazing drums generated entriely by FM-X, great leads, pads, comps and more. In this video from Moessieurs he chooses a some of the sounds from the pack and shows you how they are created. Check it out below and get Easy Sounds "FM-Xperience" here!


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Mastering MODX: An FM-X Exploration, Part I

Mastering MODX: An FM-X Exploration, Part I

Want to learn more about the FM-X engine inside MODX? This article is a great place to start! 


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Moessieurs Mondays: FM-X Operator Level and Copy

Moessieurs Mondays: FM-X Operator Level and Copy
This week's Moessieurs Monday continues with more about FM-X. Operator Levels are extremely important to the overall sound. Carrier levels change the overall volume and modulator levels change the timbre. Understanding this concept is crucial in FM-X programming and this video breaks it down nicely. He also shows you how to copy one operator to another with a simple shortcut. Check it out below:


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Moessieurs Mondays: FM Basics

Moessieurs Mondays: FM Basics
The powerful FM-X engine in both MONTAGE and MODX is capable of many different sounds. From leads to pads, synth comps to special effects, FM-X can generate unique and compelling tones. This 18 minute video is a great introduction for anyone new to FM programming. Check it out below, and check back again next Monday for more from Moessieurs!

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Synthbits: Synthtopia Interview with Richard Devine on Sound Design with MODX

Synthbits: Synthtopia Interview with Richard Devine on Sound Design with MODX
Continuing with our "Spotlight on Richard Devine" theme, this week's Synthbits is a great interview from with Richard about sound design with MODX from Synthtopia.
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Synthbits: Yamaha DX7 - The Synthesizer that Defined the 80s

Synthbits: Yamaha DX7 - The Synthesizer that Defined the 80s
The DX7 was the sound of the 80s. Enjoy this way back Wednesday flavor of Synthbits!
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Manny's FM-Xplorations: Article 1

Manny's FM-Xplorations: Article 1
Welcome to the first article in the Dr. Manny Fernandez FM-Xploration Series! A longtime FM programmer who contributed sounds for the DX7II, SY77, SY99 FS1R and DX200  - Manny Fernandez shares lots of tips and tricks in this highly informantive series.
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Manny's FM-Xplorations: Article 2

Manny's FM-Xplorations: Article 2
Welcome to the second article in the Manny Fernandez FM-Xplorations series! A longtime FM programmer - contributing sounds to the DX7II, SY77, SY99, FS1R and DX200 - Manny has lots of tips and tricks to share in this highly informative series!
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Mastering MONTAGE: An FM-X Exploration Part 3

Mastering MONTAGE: An FM-X Exploration Part 3
In this chapter, we'll take a look at two more Single PART Performances, each one made from just a simple two Operator stack. These are exactly like the previous examples, with the exception that the Modulator to Carrier tuning Ratio is 1:1 here. It was 2:1 in the previous examples - and this will give us yet another array of timbres we can build - as your ears will tell you. We will apply the same 8 Assign Knob parameters as in the previous examples and, again, show that with just these parameters, we can fashion a very wide variety of initial FM-X waves.
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Mastering MONTAGE: An FM-X Exploration Part 4

Mastering MONTAGE: An FM-X Exploration Part 4
In Part 4 of this series, we are putting it all together!
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